More surveillance of revealed

Last week we received national media attention on the disastrous F-35 stealth fighter program, and it’s much clearer to me now that the Harper government is very worried about our campaign.

Yesterday I was contacted by a reporter who told me that he has discovered that the military has been attending our events in Ottawa, and then helping Conservative MPs, like Laurie Hawn, attack us because we are critics of the F-35. What a disgrace!

According to a story today by Postmedia reporter Lee Berthiaume about the government’s media efforts to promote the F-35:

Documents obtained by Postmedia News show that part of this has included a determined effort to track coverage and criticisms of the program .  . .

The reports also contain some specific blog posts about the F-35, with usernames and comments clearly identified.

National Defence also sent someone to attend and report on a discussion about the F-35 hosted by the left-leaning Rideau Institute featuring U.S. security analyst Winslow Wheeler in April 2011.

This important event by Winslow Wheeler, which won incredible media coverage critical of the F-35, was made possible by your generous donations. Your support has got the Harper government worried!

If you support this campaign to stop Harper’s F-35 warplanes, please consider chipping in for a special one-time gift of $7, or even $7 once each month.

We are expecting the cost of the F-35 program to hit the media once again this week. We’ll use your donation to make sure we are ready.

Thanks for your support, and everything you do for peace.

In peace,

Steven Staples,



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5 Responses to “More surveillance of revealed”

  1. KlaudiaDecember 14, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    I enjoy what you guys are usually up too. This type of clever work and reporting!
    Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve included you guys to my own blogroll.

  2. VernonDecember 13, 2012 at 12:19 am #

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  3. Michael CallDecember 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Indeed, Steven, thank you and congratulations! The important and difficult work that you and colleagues are doing has had (and is continuing to have) real and change-provoking impact on the Harper government.

  4. Maria HeynenDecember 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Thank you, Steve.
    Your persistence is paying off.
    Not an easy role to be in!!



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