Aug 11

Line 9 Activist Demonstrates The Inherent Dishonesty Of The Movement (Feat. Syed Hussan)

Yeah, right...

Yeah, right…

If you’ve been following this site for any length of time, you’re already aware of the dishonesty in “the movement”. Environmental activists have provided us with hundreds of examples of how they twist the truth and sometimes make up lies with no relation to it.

Hussan is a close partner of people at this week’s Line 9 protest, and spoke at rallies for last year’s Westover occupation. Last night he showed us another example of blatancy of their lies in a tweet attacking the Ontario Provincial Police. In the tweet Hussan claims that the OPP’s motivation for “so zealously going after” this week’s occupation because of a past donation Oxford County OPP received from Enbridge.

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Aug 10

[UPDATED] Breaking News: Line 9 Protesters Served Injunction, Two Respond By Jumping Into “Badass Mode”

Dave Vasey, Wolfgang Chapkro & Trish Mills inside a self-constructed cage

Dave Vasey, Wolfgang Chapkro & Trish Mills inside a self-constructed cage

Update: It’s been confirmed that Dave Vasey, Trish Mills and Wolfgang Chapkro were arrested. Mills is currently on probation for last year’s protest.

An alert came out a short while ago that the OPP have delivered an injunction to the protesters who occupied an Enbridge construction site near Innerkip, Ontario. The protesters have been on site since Tuesday morning- complaining about perceived issues with Enbridge’s maintenance procedures while halting efforts to improve the pipeline.

Things haven’t gone so well for the Line 9 crowd during their last few occupations. In addition to not getting as much support as they’re used to, the media has cut-back their coverage of the protester’s antics. The problem was demonstrated this morning when Line 9 protesters sent an email asking their followers to contact the Toronto Star and ask why they’ve not been covering this week’s protest. (Perhaps they should reach out to Antonia Zerbias?)

So, when you’re a group of attention seeking anarchists and nobody’s paying attention, what next? The secret is to find some way to add some sparks to catch the world’s attention. Their solution? Simple, ask the OPP to make the sparks for them! At least two of the Line 9 protesters have jumped in to “badass mode”.

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Aug 08

Idle No More Co-Founder Praises Zimbabwe Dictator Robert Mugabe’s Race Based Evictions

Nina Wilson Co-Founder of Idle No More

Nina Wilson Co-Founder of Idle No More

Nina Wilson is one of the more interesting characters to come out of Idle No More. She and two other women co-founded the movement with the intention of protesting federal government budged bill C-45. Shortly after INM’s launch, the founders were contacted by the David Suzuki Foundation who helped boost the movement into a ‘natural phenomenon’.

Wilson appeared to be one of the more sensible people at INM. When she noticed how her new “allies” in the social justice industry were collecting money for INM with zero transparency, she didn’t hesitate to speak out. Clayton Thomas-Muller of the union backed Defenders of The Land responded by telling Wilson to “check” herself. Shortly after, Wilson walked-away from the movement she helped to create.

But, as it turns out, Wilson may not be as palatable of an individual as she looks on the surface…

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Aug 07

Line 9 Protests Unmasked: Part I – New Occupation, Same Old People & Tactics

Sakura Saunders distributing Envorinmental Defence's Line 9 posters at a March, 2013 anti-police march

Sakura Saunders distributing Environmental Defence’s Line 9 posters at a March, 2013 anti-police march

Introduction:

In November 2012 a group of leaders from NGOs, unions, academia, first nations and militant anarchist groups converged for a conference at the University of Toronto. Their goal was to come up with a strategy how to interfere with Enbridge’s plan to reverse their Line 9 pipeline- limiting Canada’s ability to export our oil to other countries.

The first evidence of their convergence began to emerge in early 2013 when activists in the anarchist community started to buzz on social media, and later carried Line 9 signs to their protests. In March anarchist Sakura Saunders was seen at a (horribly racist) anti-police march in West Toronto distributing signs printed by Environmental Defence- a registered charity currently being audited by the Canadian Revenue Agency for their political activities.

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Aug 01

Oppenheimer Park: The Continuing Tale Of Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Peter Principle (Feat. Harsha Walia)

Some protesters stay in a traditional west coast Tipi

Some protesters stay in a traditional west coast Tipi

Almost exactly one year ago this site pondered if VISION Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson had showed signs of reaching his Peter Principle in his responses to militant protests. The anarchists ran wild last year; burning down a house, marching down the street with flaming torches, and criminally harassing a restaurant owner. Throughout this series of events, we saw little-to-no leadership from the police or city government.

This year has brought us new protests, and the continuing lack of leadership from Gregor Robertson. There weren’t any flaming torches at this year’s May Day parade; but one of their leaders openly encouraged violence against the police, the protesters took his advice, and the guy is still out on the streets. In fact, he’s now one of the public faces for a “homeless” tent city occupation of Oppenheimer Park.

The city recently gave the occupiers an ultimatum that they must leave, they responded by saying that they’re “on stolen native land” that they’re reclaiming. First Nations protester’s claims were quickly neutralized when leaders from their nations publicly declared the occupiers aren’t speaking for their communities. Yet somehow, despite the farce, (and potential for violence) the camp still exists today.

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