Canadian Agencies Hide Spending on Anti-Enviro Spy Firm -- Leaked Docs

"Stratfor came under fire recently after a leaked company document prepared for an oil company outlined ways to counter activist groups, such as Greenpeace, who oppose Canada’s oilsands development."

"OTTAWA -- At least 13 Canadian government agencies have had subscriptions with U.S. private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, Inc. or Stratfor, newly released WikiLeaks emails indicate.

Stratfor, sometimes dubbed a shadow CIA, came under fire recently after a leaked document prepared for an oil company outlined ways to counter activist groups, such as Greenpeace, who oppose Canada’s oilsands development.

The same cache of leaked emails indicates Canadian federal agencies have purchased at least half a million dollars in Stratfor services."

Ben Makuch reports for the Canadian Press December 15, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Stratfor Provided Energy Industry with Intel on ProPublica, Environmental Groups" (The Investigative Fund)

"Exposed: Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor" (Occupy.com)

"Stratfor Hacker Sentenced To 10 Years in Prison" (The Inquirer)

"Worst-Case Scenario for Oil Sands Industry Has Come to Life, Leaked Document Shows" (InsideClimate News)

"We’re Being Watched: How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists" (Earth Island Journal)

"Anti GE Tree Activists Kicked Off Florida University Campus, Spied on by FBI" (Earth Island Journal)

"Undercover Agents Infiltrated Tar Sands Resistance Camp to Break up Planned Protest" (Earth Island Journal)

"TransCanada Is Spying on Keystone XL Opponents" (Earth Island Journal)

"Global Intelligence Files" (Wikileaks)

"Wikileaks: ProPublica and Albany Paper Started Anti-Fracking Movement" (Capital New York)

"The War on Democracy" (Guardian)

"The Day I Found Out the Canadian Government Was Spying on Me" (DeSmog Canada)

"Spooky Business: Corporate Espionage Against Nonprofit Organizations" (Essential Information)

"Harper Government Under Fire for Spying on Environmental Groups" (Vancouver Observer)

"Could the NSA Spy on Environmental Activists" (Climate Progress)

"Corporations Spy on Environmental Nonprofits: Report" (SEJ WatchDog)

Source: Canadian Press, 12/16/2013