Jul 09

Video: Unmasking Oilsands Protester Clayton Thomas-Muller

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Jul 08

Trillium Funded ENGOs Promote Dangerous Role Models To Ottawa’s Youth

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation is a provincial government agency whose purpose is to build “healthy and vibrant communities” by “strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector”. Causes they support include arts & culture, environment, social services and recreation. Trillium promote themselves on their website as “Ontario’s leading grant-maker”.

Trillium grant recipients get more than just money, they also benefit from the credibility of having been selected- it’s not uncommon to see NGOs advertising Trillium sponsorships on their websites. If Trillium has vetted an NGO it must be safe to send your kids to one of their events- right?

Well, perhaps not…

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Jun 26

Five Things Every Journalist (And Potential Participant) Needs To Know About The Unist’ot’en Camp

Zoe Blunt (far right) and anarchists build a structure on Crown land

Zoe Blunt (far right) and anarchists build a structure on Crown land

On July 13 a new caravan of people will be bussed up to the Unist’ot’en Camp, an activist action camp it’s leaders call a “soft blockade”. Like most similar events, the media hasn’t been doing a good job at covering the camp. Movement-friendly media have been publishing misleading information- like Rabble.ca’s post that leaves the reader to believe all of the the Wet’suwet’en people “stand united” against the pipelines, others simply omit the fact that people in the community have opposing views.

Most of the information about the Unist’ot’en camp has been produced by their allies and supporters; many stories come from publications with low moral standards- the result is that there’s been a lot of misinformation circulating around. A prominent activist recently explained his theory to me about why media coverage of these events is often so dismal. Staffing cuts, and the time demands of the 24 hour news cycle can make it difficult for journalists to dig too deep. He suggested to try and encapsulate information for people in the media, “give them some bullet points they can work off, with lots of references”.

In anticipation of a potential conflict at the Unist’ot’en, and in the hope that this will help people better cover the story when it happens, I’ve compiled a list of five things every journalist should know about the camp. It should also be a good guide to those of you who are considering joining the conflict- beware of the risks you take with your dangerous new bedfellows. Not all is as it looks on the surface.

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Jun 17

Ontario’s Craziest Maoist Leads Anti-Gentrification Tent City In Kitchener (Feat. Julian Ichim)

Julian Ichim: One of Ontario's most icky 'activists'

Julian Ichim: One of Ontario’s most icky ‘activists’

Julian Ichim is one of Ontario’s most icky activists. A Maoist, who puts an inordinate amount of effort on anti-police initiatives, Ichim first came to public attention during the 2010 Toronto G20- where he was arrested, and later charged for breaking a publication ban by publishing the name of an undercover cop. Ichim is a real charmer, the type of guy idiot who goes as far as interrupting Remembrance day ceremonies.

Well, Ichim is at it again. Yesterday he and his followers held an anti-gentrification march through the city, terminating at Victoria Park where they setup a tent city. Good times for the people of Kitchener!

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Jun 16

[Updated] Port Alberni Residential School Mass Grave Is Another Sick Hoax (Feat. Kevin Annett)

Yes, another Annett fake grave...

Yes, another Annett fake grave…

Update: More details debunking this (sick) myth can be found on Heather Martin’s website here.

There’s a new, sick, hoax going around about Canada’s Indian residential schools. The story is that an “unmarked mass grave” was discovered at the site of a former United Church of Canada residential school in Port Alberni, BC. Some genius created a webpage for it on Causes.com, including the grisly picture you can see in the above screenshot.

Reflective of the Internet’s never-ending supply of idiots, numerous people have chimed in with their comments of how horrible this situation is. And, depending on the backstory, it could be a truly horrible situation, if it was true that is. The reality is that it’s an absolute fabrication- another fake mass grave brought to us by relentless con-artist (and abuser of residential school survivors) Kevin Annett.

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