Amy Goodman Detained in Canada and Questioned About 2010 Olympics

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B Channel News on Dec 8, 2009

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Amy Goodman Gets Brilliant Story Idea from Canadian Border Guards

http://www.vancouverobserver.com
by Lalo Espejo
Nov 27th, 2009

Amy Goodman and why her next Column is likely to be “The Police State North of the 49th Parallel” Laugh, cry, but whatever you do, read on.

Well, it’s official. Suspicion of criticizing the 2010 Olympics gets you on a watch list at the Canadian border. Want to come to Canada and discuss the environmental shame that is the tar sands? Go ahead. Want to meddle in Canadian military policy in Afghanistan? Fill your boots. Want to criticize the Government’s position on Global Warming? Whatever, dude.

But if you cross the border and you’ve got that look on your face that says “The ice on the luge track might be a bit slushy if El Niño makes its way through,” then watch out! The Canadian Border Services Agency will not tolerate any Olympic dissent!

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10 thoughts on “Amy Goodman Detained in Canada and Questioned About 2010 Olympics

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  4. C’mon, the bastion against militarism can’t be as bad… right? We can fight the seal slaughter and the tar sands, but can we fight the Amerigoon MIC? Not an option. Lesser of evils obligatory. See ya in Nova Scotia!~

    (BTW, they are also historically state-sponsored anti-semites, what’re ya gonna do with the francofiles and scotts-irish? Crazy white people infested this ‘amerigaah the beautiful’ for centuries, but the USA SUCKS! Less suckier the better).

  5. How interesting is that…you know, when the US started upping the ante at the borders (read, Canadian/US), the Government of Canada started playing hardball back. I don’t think people realize that if they’ve been subject to arrest in the US, ANY arrest, they’ll have problems traveling to Canada freely. I do hope and pray that Ms. Goodman has good legal representation. I am getting very tired of seeing this good woman arrested. The Olympics ~ GOSH…already seeing problems at the border up here north of Seattle. This skirmish at our borders needs to stop. We should be able to travel freely unless something in our past proves otherwise. And if something in our past proves otherwise, then we need to be able to air our grievances freely and have our rights restored. Any takers?

  6. This is not congruent with a friendly and free Canada. I am heartbroken. I must be naive. Amy Goodman is a hero of mine, and so were the Canadian people.

  7. Wow, that’s outrageous and completely a surprise…just bizarre!

    The good news is that the CBC still has the integrity to make it a national story, to report it.

    I live near Canada, watch Canadian news almost exclusively, love the refreshingly tolerant progressive and inclusive attitudes of all my Canadian friends

    I hope CBC hang in on this story until an apology is issued and Amy can stay as LONG as she pleases!

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