Over the last decade, this highly controversial device has been used to detain five Muslim men for nearly 30 years combined. Through the experience of the detainees and their families, the film raises poignant questions about the balance between security and liberty.


The Harper government’s Bill C-51, or Anti-Terrorism Act, subverts basic principles of constitutional law, assaults rights of free speech and free assembly, and is viciously anti-democratic.


The context was within the intensification of the so-called “global war on terror” and in concert with the pro-military Stephen Harper government’s deployment of warplanes supposedly fighting “the terrorists” of the suddenly-emerging “Islamic State.”

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Stephen Harper is the most deeply reviled Prime Minister in Canada’s history. On the world stage, he is the servant of Big Oil boiling oil out of tar-sands to destroy major river systems and pollute the planet

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The Empire Strikes Back, Canadian Style By Jeff Jewell and Diana Jewell, December 10, 2008
Harper’s Conservatives or the Liberal-NDP Coalition? A Ruinous Government; An Unpromising Alternative By Paul Kellogg, December 09, 2008
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Economic Crisis and the Poor: Probable Impacts, Prospects for Resistance By John Clarke, December 08, 2008
Harper's Coup; Power grab in Ottawa
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Canada: Coalition Government? Let’s Not Give Away The Store By John Riddell, December 02, 2008
Towards a Progressive Coalition Government in Canada
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The Neoliberal University
The Neoliberal University By Dan Crow, November 30, 2008
Too little too late? The State of the Canadian Labour Movement Today By John Peters, November 28, 2008
Canadian Perspective: Assessing an Obama Presidency
Canadian Perspective: Assessing an Obama Presidency By Global Research, November 19, 2008
Guantanamo: Military Oaths Confront the Constitution in the Omar Khadr Case By Floyd Rudmin, November 11, 2008
Afghan resistance is `terrorist’ under Canadian law, Khawaja trial judge rules By Richard Fidler, November 10, 2008
Canada's Role in the Middle East War: The United States Of ... Canada
Canada’s Role in the Middle East War: The United States Of … Canada By Hicham Safieddine, November 08, 2008
Election 2008 and Beyond By Nathan Rao, November 01, 2008
TILMA Expands on NAFTA By Dana Gabriel, November 01, 2008
Canada needs a Liberal-NDP-Green Coalition By Professor John Ryan, October 29, 2008
Looking for Solutions: Labour and the Crisis of Neoliberal Capitalism By Ingo Schmidt, October 27, 2008
Canada’s NED? Whose Rights? What Sort of Democracy? Haiti By Yves Engler, October 24, 2008
Chapter Eleven of NAFTA Remains a Threat to National Sovereignty By Dana Gabriel, October 22, 2008
Researchers call for end to political ‘subverting’ of science By Global Research, October 17, 2008
Canadian Elections: Support David Orchard in Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River By Global Research, October 12, 2008
The Canadian Election and the War in Afghanistan
The Canadian Election and the War in Afghanistan By Michael Skinner, October 12, 2008
Spreading NAFTA’s Love Across The Atlantic By Dana Gabriel, October 10, 2008
VIDEO: Are Stephen Harper’s Speeches Drafted in Washington DC? By Global Research, October 08, 2008
Stephen Harper: Bulking up Pentagon North By Linda McQuaig, October 08, 2008
Canada will be Lost if you Vote for the Tories: Prime Minister Harper officially endorses North American Union By Paul Chen, October 04, 2008
The Corporate Takeover of Canada By Dana Gabriel, October 03, 2008
Canada’s Elections: What’s the Alternative to the Tories? By Roger Annis, October 02, 2008
Armoring NAFTA: The Battleground for Mexico’s Future By Laura Carlsen, October 01, 2008
The Harper Record By Elaine Hughes, September 29, 2008
The Unexpected War – Canada in Kandahar By Jim Miles, September 29, 2008
Tragedy in the Making in Washington and on Wall Street: The Canadian Solution By Prof Rodrigue Tremblay, September 28, 2008
The Lies and Crimes of 911:
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“Renegotiate NAFTA”: What’s lurking behind the TRADE Act? By Shamus Cooke, September 06, 2008
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Blackwater-linked firm to train Canadian troops By Global Research, August 29, 2008
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Canadian Reader’s Comment on The US Missile Defense Shield located in Poland directed against Russia By Global Research, August 17, 2008
Who is Pushing Dope to Destroy Our Indigenous Youth
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VIDEO: Petition to Canadian Parliament: “9/11 Commission Report is a fraudulent document” By Global Research, July 20, 2008
Canadian Government reaffirms support for Khadr’s Guantánamo Bay detention and prosecution By Graham Beverley and Keith Jones, July 20, 2008
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NAFTA and SPP, Securing U.S. Access to Canadian Resources By Dana Gabriel, July 17, 2008
Ontario: ‘Poverty Reduction’? Reforming without Reforms in a Neoliberal World By John Clarke, June 30, 2008
Will Canada Last? Not if we surrender our energy lifeblood to the US. By Murray Dobbin, June 30, 2008
Canada: A consistent pattern of violence directed against First Nations By Ieriwa’on:ni, June 22, 2008
Harvest of Injustice: The Oppression of Migrant Workers on Canadian Farms By Adriana Paz, June 22, 2008
SuperCorridor Defeat? Don’t Bet On It By Stephen Lendman, June 20, 2008
The SPP and Merging Military Command Structures By Dana Gabriel, June 18, 2008
Canada’s Toxic Tar Sands: The Most Destructive Project on Earth By Global Research, June 14, 2008
Canadian Workers Demand Immediate End to War in Afghanistan By Global Research, June 14, 2008
Safe Drinking Water in Jeopardy: Rural Canadians get contaminated drinking water from livestock and human waste run-off By Dr. Hans Peterson, June 14, 2008
Colin Powell, Keep Out By Murray Dobbin, June 12, 2008
Montreal is not a haven for war criminals! Put Henry Kissinger on trial! By Global Research, June 08, 2008
VIDEO Security and Prosperity Partnership: Origins, Structures and Impacts
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God’s Wrath, and the Tories’: Harper’s zeal for retribution seems religious By Murray Dobbin, May 27, 2008
Building its Ties to Colombia: Canada’s Imperial Adventure in the Andes By Prof. Todd Gordon, May 27, 2008
First Nations: Why an Apology is Wrong, and Deceptive: Bringing Humanity to Bear on the Residential School Atrocity By Kevin Annett, May 25, 2008
Conservatives in Denial about North American Union and Canadian Sovereignty By Kevin Parkinson, May 16, 2008
Crisis of Trade Union Negotiation in Canada: The CAW and Panic Bargaining By Prof. Sam Gindin, May 06, 2008
Secrecy is a nasty virus that can lay low the body politic By Lloyd Axworthy, May 03, 2008
Canada: Justice for Migrant Workers: Why We Will March By Chris Ramsaroop, April 30, 2008
Canada’s C-51 Law To Outlaw 60% of Natural Health Products By Global Research, April 30, 2008
Protest against Lockheed Martin's Involvement with the Canadian Census.
Protest against Lockheed Martin’s Involvement with the Canadian Census. By Global Research, April 11, 2008
Port Hope: Government of Canada Coverup regarding Uranium Contamination By Global Research, April 10, 2008
Big Brother Canada: Real ID to be adopted in Canadian provinces By Connie Fogal, April 08, 2008
Iraq and Afghanistan: Maybe we should admit mistake By Scott Taylor, April 08, 2008
TransCanada pipeline encroaches on aboriginal territorial rights By Global Research, April 06, 2008
North American Military Agreement Signed by the U.S. and Canada By Jim Kouri, April 04, 2008
Parody of Justice: Toronto 18 Suspects undergo Trial by Media By Beenish Gaya, April 03, 2008
Farmers Seek Defenses Against the Giants of Agribusiness By John Riddell, April 03, 2008
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Stéphane Dion Liberals seek to prop-up the minority Conservative government while Canada is being assimilated into the U.S. By Yvette Lafleur, April 02, 2008
No to Kosovo “Independence” By James Bissett, April 02, 2008
The Canada-Israel  "Public Security" Agreement
The Canada-Israel “Public Security” Agreement By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 02, 2008
Canada’s latest political prisoners By Justin Podur, April 01, 2008
Tar Sands Exploration in Saskatchewan: The Environmental Impacts By Global Research, March 31, 2008