BCCLA on CSEC Spying on Canadians, Stop Harper Rally Sunday, & Spoken Word Artist Duane Hall

Wednesday November 27th:

York Community Report:  This Sunday, there is a protest planned outside the Jewish National Fund’s Negav Gala, where Stephen Harper will be ‘honoured’ by the organization. The JNF has been criticized by many for its role in developing contested Palestinian/Israeli lands. Christian Deo spoke to Sue Goldstein from the Stop the Jewish National Fund network and Jared from OPIRG York about the protest and the politics surrounding the Negav Gala and how elitist figures and policy makers are complacent in this colonialism. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431983650356367/

Feature Report: The Communications and Security Establishment of Canada, or CSEC – also in the news due to spying on Canadians and world leaders along with the NSA during the G20 in Toronto – is being taken to court by the BC Civil Liberties Association for violations to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms with regards to the Charters protection’s against unreasonable search and seizure. Christian Deo was joined by Michael Vonn, the policy director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association to talk about CSEC and the alarming lack of oversight of this secretive government surveillance agency. Learn more at: http://bccla.org/

Independent Arts Report: Artists are supposed to represent unhindered freedom in our communities. But do artists who censor themselves? On our Independent Arts report today, Haillee Ingelton speaks with Duane Hall about spoken word artists who grapple with self censorship and how you can grow by speaking freely. Follow Duane on Twitter: @lighthauspoetic

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