Fredericton Citizens Speak Out Against Bill C-51

Citizens against Bill C-51

By André Faust

In cities across Canada people gathered together on this day March 14, to voice their concerned about negative impact that Harper’s anti-terrorist bill will have on Canadians right to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.
Citizens of Fredericton took to the streets and congregated at the steps of city hall and publically denounced bill C-51 and related laws associated with this bill. Several speakers spoke on the “Evils” of this bill.

This vaguely written bill transforms CSIS Canadian Security Intelligence Service from just a spy agency to an enforcement agency. Under this proposed bill CSIS would be giving the power to derail terrorist activity, remove terrorist propaganda, Detain Canadians up to seven days if CSIS believe they are directly or indirectly connected with “Terrorist activity”. All these new powers will be given to CSIS without any over sight.

The way Bill C-51 is written it defines it’s the act of the individual or group that defines whether one is a terrorist or not. According to the anti-terrorist bill c-51 any act that unlawfully threatens the safety of anyone, unlawfully threatens the infrastructure or the economy will be deemed as a terrorist. In other words this anti-terrorist bill is to protect the government and the economical ruling class.Terrorist Boggie Man

What this does in effect is target, unions, environmental groups and any person or group that wants to limit the powers of the ruling class. Under this bill all that needs to be done is to legislate an activity as unlawful, then then the whole system activates to stop any dissention that Canadians may have against the government or the corporate elites.

Anyone trying to improve the conditions in their community under this bill is a Candidate to be jailed without due process.


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New Brunswick Citizens Detained by RCMP During Shale Gas Protest

By André Faust

Twelve New Brunswickers have been arrested and detained by the RCMP for preventing Seismic Thumper trucks own by South Western Resources (SWN). The protesters are: Rachel Daigle, Maxime Daigle, Dallas McQuarrie, Susan McQuarrie, Ron Tremblay, Angela Beek, Thom Nash, Mark Darcy, Oasogootesq, Kathy Levi, Eugene sock, Star Augustine for impeding the movement of the Thumper Trucks during a protest in Kent count against the continuous exploration and ultimately the harvesting of shale gas.

According to one of the Detainees in order to be released from custody they had to sign an undertaking that they would keep away 1 kilometer from any seismic exploration activities. It is not know at this time whether or not any official charges have been laid against those who were arrested. Before the arrest the native protestors asked the RCMP to stop the Thumper trucks because they were there illegally, in violation of treaty rights, however the policed refused to stop the trucks and when the opportunity arose arrested the protestors.

There were approximately 50 anti-shale protesters and 60 enforcement officers consisting of the RCMP and IRVING’s personal Security Force, Industrial Security which translates into 1.2 police for every one protester. The presence of the Irving storm troops would suggest that the Irving family has a vested interest in the success of shale gas exploration. The Irving Family over the years monopolized almost every aspect of the fossil fuel resources.


Somethings are worth going to Jail for – Three anti-Shale Gas Protesters Arrested

ShaleArrestBy Andre Faust

Three people arrested by RCMP for blocking a  shale gas thumper truck during an anti-shale Gas Protest in Kent County New Brunswick.  According to RCMP Cpl. Chantal Farrah while the protests where peaceful three individuals were arrested for mischief for blocking the movement of shale gas thumping equipment.

Three people arrested by RCMP for blocking a  shale gas thumper truck during an anti-shale Gas Protest in Kent County New Brunswick.  According to RCMP Cpl. Chantal Farrah while the protests where peaceful three individuals were arrested for mischief for blocking the movement of shale gas thumping equipment.  Cpl Farrah further explains the RCMP’s rational for the arrests “They were on the roadway and they were getting in front of some heavy equipment — that is very dangerous and also against the law.”

The obvious question is, was the arrest necessary? It appears that the RCMP was concerned that the protesters would be injured by the heavy equipment used for shale gas seismic testing, however that rationale doesn’t make sense, considering that safety of the protesters would be decided by the heavy equipment operator, the only way that an injury could occurred is if the operator was not paying attention to the protestors in front of his equipment, or the operator’s intention is to do harm to the protesters.
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