The Sierra Club, Polaris Institute, NDP & Green Party’s Co-Optation Of Grassroots Movements…


Heather Martin has done a lot of great work helping to expose Kevin Annett’s con-artistry on her blog StopKevinAnnett. Her research has been meticulous, and she takes an incredibly even handed approach to her stories. I’ve learned a lot from Heather, and continue to do so.

Yesterday she published what I think is her best work ever- outlining her experiences looking for a place in the Saskatchewan activist community where she can work on projects that are important to her. Similar to my experience, she quickly discovered that the activist community has been usurped by a small community of people with deep connections to the political/NGO establishment. We’ve both independently discovered that it’s all being run by the same group of Activistocrats: from coast-to-coast-to-coast…

In her article, Heather writes about how Jeh Custerra and Eriel Deranger (Love Is The Movement tattoo) were involved with a flash-mob inside Parliament in 2009. But it wasn’t only them, two other people with the LITM tattoo were there too- Dave Vasey and Chelsea Flook. It’s a small world after all.

Anyhow, I highly recommend for you all to read her latest article- it’s brilliant:

NGO’s, Politics and the Demise of the Grass Roots Revolution


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