Amy Goodman Detained at Canadian Border, Grilled on 2010 Olympics?!?

Posted on Democracy Now!:

While traveling to Vancouver, Canada to speak at the Vancouver Public Library at a benefit for community radio stations, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and her two colleagues were detained by Canadian authorities. Amy was questioned extensively about the speech she intended to give; their car was gone through by armed border guards, and their papers and laptop computers were scoured. The armed interrogators were particularly interested in whether she would be speaking about the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Here the report from CBC News:

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  • tonyviner

    That is no good, I thought that was one of the places I could go when things get too out of hand here.

  • tyronos

    I'm not surprised. Every time I try to cross into Canada, I get interrogated for just visiting! The only thing they haven't done to me is search my belongings (which the US authorities do when I return). Canada is not the safe haven that we've been sold on. If anything, it's more repressive up there. The only thing going for it is the fact that there's so few people, that the probability of running into law enforcement is extremely low. Just hope you don't…

  • Your Mom

    you mean the socialist wonderland of Canada is oppressive? Who could’ve possibly predicted such a turn of events?

    Other than Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Pol Pot, et al…

  • Your Mom

    you mean the socialist wonderland of Canada is oppressive? Who could've possibly predicted such a turn of events?

    Other than Stalin, Lenin, Trotsky, Pol Pot, et al…