Saturday, October 31, 2015

Canadian artistes use satire to push for policy change

Use of comedy to influence policy change is gaining currency in Canada.

Blasting News||Nick Waigwa

A one-hour documentary by Shit Harper Did, a comedy team led by Sean Devlin, a comedian and activist, which has attracted well over 150, 000 views on Youtube and Facebook, is testing the limits of the new Canadian Anti-terrorism Act of 2015’s definition of terrorism.

The documentary features footage of people across Canada non-violently interfering with “critical infrastructure”, an act which is said to fall under the new law C-51’s “vague” definition of terrorism. According to C-51, “encouraging or promoting others to carryout terrorist acts becomes its own criminal offense under the criminal code.” ...Complete Story is here

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