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Amy Goodman Detained at the Canadian Border, questioned about speech (Updated 11/30/09)

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While traveling to Vancouver, BC, Canada on Weds., Nov. 25th, to speak at the Vancouver Public Library at a benefit for community radio stations, Amy Goodman and her two colleagues were detained by Canadian authorities. Amy was questioned extensively about the speech she intended to give; their car was gone through by armed border guards, and their papers and laptop computers were scoured. They were detained for well over an hour, and were made an hour late for her speech.

The armed interrogators were particularly interested in whether she would be speaking about the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Press Coverage:

CBC: U.S. Journalist Grilled at Canada Border Crossing

Toronto Globe & Mail: U.S. Journalist Says She Was Delayed At Border, Questioned About Speech

Toronto Star: What Olympics? Baffled U.S. Radio Host Interrogated at Border

Rabble.ca: Amy Goodman Detained at Border Services

Before going to Canada, Amy signed books at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport–the largest airport Borders Bookstore–there was no trouble at that Borders, as opposed to the Canadian border. See the coverage from Mediabistro

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