Matthew Behrens

Matthew Behrens is a freelance writer and social justice advocate who coordinates the Homes not Bombs non-violent direct action network. His column "Taking Liberties" examines connections between national security and civil liberties. Behrens has worked closely with the targets of Canadian and U.S. "national security" profiling for many years.

Book Review
May 12, 2011

James Loney: 118 days in Iraq

Matthew Behrens
James Loney's new book provides a glimpse into the fear, boredom, hunger and unknowing that dominated his daily existence while captive in Iraq for 118 days.
Book Review
Apr 7, 2011

Peace for Israel-Palestine: Stories from the frontlines

Matthew Behrens
Michael Riordan's Our Way to Fight, is a compelling compendium of first-hand accounts from both sides of the Israel/Palestine divide that chronicles modest yet meaningful reconciliation efforts.
Book Review
Nov 1, 2010
Our Friendly Local Terrorist

What Canada's spy agency doesn't want you to read

Matthew Behrens
As hundreds of Tamil migrants remain detained in B.C., Mary Jo Leddy's Our Friendly Local Terrorist is an eloquent reminder that such hysteria predates Stephen Harper's hard core agenda.

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