CSIS is unlawfully monitoring water protectors and climate justice activists, according to BCCLA. This kind of police surveillance is not new, but it is deplorable.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is using public funds to launch a new project within his fossil fuel lobby “War Room” to diminish effective social action for rapid and just transition away from fossil fuels.
These activities are examples of the diverse ways that corporate interests have manipulated democratic institutions.
Movements must be on guard for this kind of manipulation and defend our democratic right to diverse forms of protest.