Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Corporations have no use for borders

Thanks to J'Ann Allen for sending this article written by Chris Hedges, published in TruthDig on January 30, 2012.

What happened to Canada? It used to be the country we would flee to if life in the United States became unpalatable. No nuclear weapons. No huge military-industrial complex. Universal health care. Funding for the arts. A good record on the environment.

But that was the old Canada. I was in Montreal on Friday and Saturday and saw the familiar and disturbing tentacles of the security and surveillance state. Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Accords so it can dig up the Alberta tar sands in an orgy of environmental degradation. It carried out the largest mass arrests of demonstrators in Canadian history at 2010’s G-8 and G-20 meetings, rounding up more than 1,000 people. It sends undercover police into indigenous communities and activist groups and is handing out stiff prison terms to dissenters. And Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a diminished version of George W. Bush. He champions the rabid right wing in Israel, bows to the whims of global financiers and is a Christian fundamentalist.  READ MORE

1 comment:

  1. Judging by the polls and the acts of rebellion I would have thought that the government would have heard its people. I’m glad to see that our youthful generation is beginning to lay the step stones for future generations to build on.