Monday, March 13, 2006

Emery on 60 Minutes

Now you can watch the episode on Pot-TV:

http://www.pot-tv.net/archive/shows/pottvshowse-4168.html

This is a great episode--do check it out!

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Let's see if this video works from video.google.com:


Thursday, November 17, 2005

A bit of Toronto news


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Emery featured in Seattle Times

Read the story here.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Emery to be charged

David McCann, a Vancouver resident, plans to file charges against Marc Emery today "to prove a point." According to the Globe & Mail, "Mr. McCann said he has hired prominent lawyer Peter Leask in filing three charges of conspiracy under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act and the Criminal Code of Canada.

"This is about sovereignty and hypocrisy," McCann is quoted as saying, "... Every now and again I think Canadians have to stand up and say to the government, "You're doing something wrong here.'"

There is some chance that these charges, if accepted by a Canadian court, will nullify the extradition of Emery. This is because a Canadian cannot be extradited when facing the same charges in his or her own country as in another country. Sort of like double jeopardy in the U.S.

Here's hoping McCann's plan works.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Cannabis Health reprints Rockwell piece

Cannabis Health magazine has decided to reprint the article entitled "Block the Extradition of a Hero for Liberty" written by Michael Cust and myself in their most recent issue.

You can read the original article here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Official NDP position on Emery

Here is the letter that NDP drug policy critic Libby Davies is sending out to those who write the NDP concerning Marc Emery's extradition.

Dear friend,

Thank you for your letter about the possible extraction of Marc Emery, Gregory Keith Williams, and Michelle Rainey-Fenkarek to the United States. The federal NDP opposes the extradition of these 3 Canadians. We believe it is wrong to extradite people for an offence that would not - and in this case, did not - result in them being charged in Canada.

In the U.S. they face a minimum 10-year sentence which could be raised to a life sentence. The federal NDP believes we should not be sending individuals to face harsh punishment in another country when we have agreed as a society their actions are not worthy of prosecution here in Canada. I urge Justice Minister Irwin Cotler to consider Canadian justice in his decision and not be swayed by the laws and practices of the U.S.

This case once again points to the confusing and contradictory nature of the federal Liberal government's marijuana laws. We should recognize that the arrests of these Canadian citizens is more related to political pressure on Canada to cooperate with the U.S. war on drugs than on any harm that has been created by the actions of these individuals.

Thank you again for taking the time to write on this important issue.

Sincerely,

Libby Davies MP
NDP Spokesperson for Drug Policy
Vancouver East