Saturday, August 21, 2010

Beware the coming police state

Part One : Paul Jay interviews constitutional/criminal lawyer Clayton Ruby, who is defending satirist Charlie Veitch, the second person charged at G20 under the Public Works Protection Act. Because that act was amended in secret just for the G20, there was no way for the public to know how to obey it.

Part Two : So do we have the right to protest, to peaceful assembly, at events like G20?

Yes. Unfortunately, we have no effective way of enforcing that right.

Hence, as Ruby says : "Beware the coming police state."


1 comment:

Kev said...

It has been ever thus, and will ever be that the only rights we have are those that we are willing to fight for.

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