CCLA respectfully marks the passing of Nelson Mandela, a man who spent his life dedicated to equality, to justice, to human rights, freedom and true democracy. Nelson Mandela was an honorary citizen of Canada, and was –and no doubt will be for generations to come — an inspiration to all throughout the world who [...]
Last night, CBC reported that the most recent revelations from Glen Greenwald and Edward Snowden allege that Canada allowed the US National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct ‘spying activities’ on Canadian soil during the 2010 G20 meetings. These allegations are seriously concerning to the CCLA. If the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) authorized the [...]
This Saturday, November 16, 2013, CCLA is co-sponsoring a Teach-in on University e-Services Outsourcing to U.S. Corporations at the University of Toronto.
The extraordinary scope and intensity of NSA surveillance programs have governments and enterprises around the world scrambling to reduce their exposure to rampant state surveillance. Canadian universities’ growing outsourcing of their e-services, particularly to US [...]
On June 6th, 2011, the Honourable Justice Maranger of the Ontario Superior Court ordered Ottawa professor Hassan Diab, committed for extradition to France. France requested Professor Diab’s extradition in connection with the bombing of a Paris synagogue in October 1980.
Professor Diab has denied any involvement with the bombing, stating that he was not even France [...]
CCLA has just heard this morning that two Canadians detained without charge in Egypt since mid-August have been released, and are awaiting their return to Canada.
Dr. Tarek Loubani and filmmaker John Greyson have been held in an Egyptian prison since they were arrested while assisting wounded demonstrators in mid-August, on a short-stop over in Cairo [...]