Illusions of Security
Illusions of Security
Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World




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Here’s Spyin’ on You, Kid.
Here’s Spyin’ on You, Kid.
By Gilbert Wesley Purdy

Maureen Webb is Co-Chair of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, a member of  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and a co-founder of the  Campaign Against Mass Surveillance. Her first book, Illusions of Security, begins with the story of Ottawa residents, and Canadian citizens, Maher and Monia Arar. On the basis of a casual friendship between Maher and Abdullah Amalki, the brother of a coworker, Maher was renditioned from the United States, where he had been to waiting for a connecting flight to Montreal, to a Syrian prison. He remained in the prison for a year during which he was frequently tortured. . . .
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