DTK: McGuinty Just Wanted to Help the Police

In response to the Ombudsman’s report that the use of a wartime act to police the G20 protests in Toronto was probably illegal and unconstitutional, our Premier had the following to say: “We moved pretty quickly on this thing in order to help our police at the earliest possible opportunity,” he said. “We did not ...

DTK: McGuinty Just Wanted to Help the Police

In response to the Ombudsman’s report that the use of a wartime act to police the G20 protests in Toronto was probably illegal and unconstitutional, our Premier had the following to say: “We moved pretty quickly on this thing in order to help our police at the earliest possible opportunity,” he said. “We did not ...

Crimedicking – A New Term For The 21st Century Lexicon

I hereby submit to you folks for consideration a new term which, in my humble opinion, characterizes the first decade of the 21st century by not only embodying the resurgence of the barbaric commission of war crimes, the dismissal of basic human rights, the shredding of the Geneva conventions, as well as the rapid erosion ...

WikiLeaks: it’s really Them against Us!

Quoting Glenn Greenwald: What’s really going on here is a war over control of the Internet and whether or not the Internet can actually serve what a lot of people hoped its ultimate purpose was, which was to allow citizens to band together and democratize the checks on the world’s most powerful factions. That’s what ...

Five of Five: UN Endorses State Violence against Gays

The Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Committee of the UN General Assembly has voted to remove reference to sexuality from a resolution which condemns the use of “extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions”. Shame on the United Nations. And since it was a close vote, shame on those nations that abstained or didn’t show up. I realize ...

DTK: Arguing About Hate Crime

Once it had been explained to me, I found it pretty simple. When you single out a group of people as a target for hatred and violence, you assault a whole community (where “assault”, legally speaking, includes “threatening”). So we made a law to make it clear that inciting hatred against a visible group of ...

DTK: Arguing About Hate Crime

Once it had been explained to me, I found it pretty simple. When you single out a group of people as a target for hatred and violence, you assault a whole community (where “assault”, legally speaking, includes “threatening”). So we made a law to make it clear that inciting hatred against a visible group of ...

DTK: Arguing About Hate Crime

Once it had been explained to me, I found it pretty simple. When you single out a group of people as a target for hatred and violence, you assault a whole community (where “assault”, legally speaking, includes “threatening”). So we made a law to make it clear that inciting hatred against a visible group of ...

Marginal Notes: Pictures from Inside the G20 Detention Centre

Link: ‘Inside the G20 Eastern Avenue Detention Centre’ via BlogTO

DTK: Gun Toting Hypocrites

So everyone has seen that video? You know the one? Where the reporters from Reuters are walking around an otherwise empty street somewhere in Iraq and the the American helicopter pilot reports that they have weapons? That one. You see, there are actually some spots in that video where it actually looks like a couple ...

DTK: Gun Toting Hypocrites

So everyone has seen that video? You know the one? Where the reporters from Reuters are walking around an otherwise empty street somewhere in Iraq and the the American helicopter pilot reports that they have weapons? That one. You see, there are actually some spots in that video where it actually looks like a couple ...

DTK: Gun Toting Hypocrites

So everyone has seen that video? You know the one? Where the reporters from Reuters are walking around an otherwise empty street somewhere in Iraq and the the American helicopter pilot reports that they have weapons? That one. You see, there are actually some spots in that video where it actually looks like a couple ...

bastard.logic: Red Meat Straight Outta Ann Coulter’s Rider

by matttbastard No, just…no: Even before she opened her mouth for the first of three speeches this week on Canadian soil, American right-wing antagonist Ann Coulter had already scored a victory of sorts. Coulter, who spoke to an audience of about 800 at the University of Western Ontario on Monday night, received a pre-emptive and ...

Tattered Sleeve: Shout out to the Saudi Arabian delegation

Hey guys, when you start allowing the women of your country to drive, then you can share your opinions with the rest of the world on global warming.Until then, just shut it.

Tattered Sleeve: Missing the Canada that stood for human rights

RE: Bureaucrats and other critics often face wrath of ConservativesIt’s too bad the Conservative government is so hellbent on political gamesmanship and throwing good civil servants under buses; when they instead could be working to fix a broken situation, take responsibility for errors in the directives provided to our soldiers in Afghanistan, and own up ...