Friday Night Jam: The Funky Knuckles, "Moorish"

Rightwingconspirator12/03/2016 8:21:16 am PST

The following happened (obviously, but importantly) well before Trump takes office. This happened on Obamas watch. Can’t imagine what it will get like under the new ad… admin… administration. Gah hard to actually type that out I dislike him so much. Any way look out for more of this sort of thing. Our rights are so diminished near the border.

Ed Ou is used to crossing borders.
The award-winning Canadian photojournalist has spent the past decade travelling to the kinds of places where being in the media can be a hazard to your health: Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Egypt and Turkey, to name a few.
So when he booked a flight last October to the US from Canada to cover the Standing Rock pipeline protests in North Dakota for the Canadian Broadcasting Company, he was relieved to be somewhere with press freedoms.
“In my mind I had nothing to hide, (America) is actually one of the few places in the world where you can just say you’re a journalist,” he told the BBC.

But when he told US border officials at the Vancouver airport he was travelling to North Dakota to cover Standing Rock, he says they pulled him aside and proceeded to interrogate him for six hours. When he refused to unlock his mobile on the grounds that it contained confidential information about sources, they forcibly took his SIM cards and made copies of his reporter’s notebook and personal diary.