This is outrageous! RCMP, U.S. Army block public forum on the Security and Prosperity Partnership
The Council of Canadians has been advised that they can not rent a community hall 6 kilometres from the site (Montebello, Quebec) of the upcoming meeting between George Bush, Stephen Harper, and Filipe Caldaron (Mexican President). The Council had rented the hall to hold a public forum and have been advised that they are being refused on instruction of the RCMP, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), and the U.S. Army.
Bush, Harper, and Calderon are apparently discussing something so secret that they need a 25 kilometre buffer from the peasants who would attend such a public forum in a community hall.
Why isn't the mainstream media all over this? Has our democracy been so usurped by the multi-national corporate agenda and their political puppets that such secrecy and elitism is normal and acceptable behaviour?
What are these men deciding on our behalf that requires this kind of expense of taxpayers money? Security perimeters - security from whom? What are they afraid of? Are they afraid of writers, academics, students, working people, average citizens?
Some democracy - when the people who get elected as Prime Ministers and Presidents are only accessible to the rich, the powerful, and the captains of industry.
Now we know why they call it the "Security and Prosperity Partnership". Security and Prosperity for them. The rest of the citizens can just step back, and shut up!