In the wake of 9/11, DM-L BRIEFLY skims over the sketchy origins of the Alien and Sedition Act, The Spanish/American War, The Mexican/American War, World War II and Vietnam…protection rackets!
For more on this, check out the wars mentioned in the show, and also check out “The Haymarket Affair”, “The Anti-Asiatic Riot” of 1907, “The Opium Act” of 1908, “Sacco and Vanzetti”, “The Red Scare” (part 1: 1919 “Palmer Raids”, Part 2: 1953 “McCarthy & Nixon”), “The Rosenburgs”, “Japanese Internment”, The CIA, CISI, The DEA, The “House of UnAmerican Activities”, “COINTELPRO” and other assorted American, Canadian and NAZI crackdowns – just type in what you are looking for at www.dogpile.com, or go check out the neat books at the local library.
Here’s some more interesting links….
Bill C-36: proposed anti-terrorism law
Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade – The Campaign against Terrorism
State Department-Counterterrorism Office
Health Canada – Anthrax
United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention