Tag Archives: surveillance

Shutting down pipeline and oilsands opposition: National Energy Board, CSIS and RCMP surveillance

Harper government’s extensive spying on anti-oilsands groups revealed in FOIs Matthew Millar, November 17, 2013 in Vancouver Observer http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/harper-governments-extensive-spying-anti-oilsands-groups-revealed-fois CSIS, RCMP monitored activist groups before Northern Gateway hearings Shawn McCarthy, November 24, 2013 in The Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/csis-rcmp-monitored-activists-for-risk-before-enbridge-hearings/article15555935/ Canadian spies met with energy firms, documents reveal Martin Lukacs and Tim Groves, October 2013 in […]

Possible jail time for activist who blogged about his G20 experiences

Activist Julian Ichim was in court on charges for violation of a publication ban stemming from blog postings in 2011 in which he identified the undercover officer who had befriended him and infiltrated activist groups leading up to the 2010 Toronto G20 meetings.  The charges carry a maximum sentence of 2 years in jail. See: […]

CSIS, Aboriginal Affairs kept close watch on First Nations protest movement [Montreal Gazette]

See: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/CSIS+Aboriginal+Affairs+kept+close+watch+First+Nations/8775522/story.html

Tactics Used For Controlling Dissent

When there is a social movement or dissent, it means that the public is going against the state or wants to see changes. To raise their concern for certain issues they would protest in events where there will be some political attention given to them and an opportunity for them to raise awareness in the […]