[R-G] War On Terrorism Watch Web Site Launched-www.WarOnTerrorismWatch.ca
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Sat Jan 24 13:29:55 MST 2004
War On Terrorism Watch Web Site Launched
(Ottawa) Growing concerns about the impact of anti-terrorism legislation
on civil liberties and democratic rights have prompted a coalition of
groups today to launch a web site dedicated to monitoring the measures
governments in Canada and the Western world have taken in the name of the
"war on terrorism."
The site - www.WarOnTerrorismWatch.ca - is hosted by the Canadian
Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the International Civil
Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG "Since the attacks on the World Trade
Center two years ago, our government has placed unprecedented powers in
the hands of police, security intelligence agencies, customs and
immigration officers, and other authorities" says James Turk, executive
director of CAUT. "The sheer number of these measures has never been fully
documented until now. This site should be an invaluable resource for
anyone concerned about privacy, civil liberties, sovereignty, and basic
"If anyone doubts the extent to which the Canadian government has bought
in to the Bush Administration's assault on civil liberties, then they must
visit this web site," says Roch Tasse, the coordinator of ICLMG. "Here, in
one place, you can access all the legislation and policy initiatives that
our government, the American government, and others have taken since 9-11,
as well as some of the best analysis available."
CAUT is the national voice of more than 32,000 academic staff and is
dedicated to the defence of academic freedom.
The ICLMG brings together non-governmental organizations, unions, faith
groups, environmental organizations, human and civil rights advocates, as
well as groups representing immigrant and refugee communities in Canada.
It serves as a round-table for discussion, reflection, joint analysis and
development of cooperative action in response to Canada's own
anti-terrorist laws and international security ("anti-terrorist")
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