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ALF Press Officer Court Update (tags)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The spokesman for a radical animal rights group asked a judge to throw out a search warrant that allowed Canada's anti-terrorism squad to raid his house on behalf of U.S. authorities. David Barbarash, spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front, claims the July raid on his Vancouver Island home by nine members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Integrated National Security Enforcement Team amounted to harassment.
"How can indigenous people be considered terrorists on our own homeland?" (tags)
This story starts with planes flying into buildings on the other coast, in another country. It was just over a year ago, and in the heady months that followed, our elected representatives in Ottawa rushed to approve anti-terrorism legislation intended to protect Canada's national security. In recent months, two Vancouver Island activists found themselves on the wrong side of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police unit created to enforce that legislation.
Anti-Terrorist Unit Uses Excessive Force On Indigenous Family (tags)
INSET, the RCMP's new post-Sept. 11 anti-terrorist team, which raided my home and office on July 30, continues to target political dissent in Canada. This latest raid, carried out against Native rights activists on Sept. 23, shows more of INSET's true colours. David Barbarash
Update on David Barbarash ALFPO (tags)
David is the North American ALF Press Officer. He runs the Black Cat Distro and is a commited animal/eco-warrior who has taken part in ALF liberations. Recently his house was raided and things confiscated by state forces. This has been a common recurrance since David has become an outspoken supporter of underground direct action. This message is an update on his situation with the legal proceedings.