U.S. Quietly Ramps up Security Along the Canadian Border: Drones, surveillance towers, and other markers of a security state are on the rise in the north.

Before September 11, 2001, more than half the border crossings between the United States and Canada were left unguarded at night, with only rubber cones separating the two countries. Since then, that 4,000 mile “point of pride,” as Toronto’s Globe and Mail once dubbed it, has increasingly been replaced by a US homeland security lockdown, although it’s possible that, like Egyptian-American Abdallah Matthews, you haven’t noticed.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/02/US-canada-border-constitution-free-zone

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website.

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