September 2014 archive

Redwashing Watermelons Earn Airmiles Marching For Transitional Demands At The People’s Climate March

New York City will be the host to the annual United Nations Climate Summit next week. As usual, whenever these meetings happen, Canada’s high-profile activists will contribute to the world’s carbon count by travelling to the host city, consuming more trees drawing-up their signs, and forcing the city’s drivers to idle their cars while protesters …

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Breaking: Usual Suspects Lock Necks To Kinder Morgan Gate In Burnaby! (Feat. Gandhi)

In the continuing string of evidence that anti-pipeline protests are mostly┬áled by the same, small, cadre- a group of the usual suspects gathered at Burnaby Mountain┬áthis morning to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline. Showing an utter lack of creativity, the protesters used the tired old tactic of locking their necks to the front gate of …

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Unifor Comms Staffer Appropriates My Voice For The Olivia Chow Campaign! (Feat. John Tory)

If you’ve been following this site for long you’re probably familiar with my work examining how unions, NGOs and activists all too often appropriate marginalized people’s voices. My first awareness of this phenomenon came during Occupy Vancouver when activists from No One Is Illegal inserted homeless indigenous men into the camp, labelled them as “elders”, …

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[Updated] Will Mia Nissen’s “Spotted Owl” Slow Burnaby Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion To A To Snail’s Pace?

Update: The Oregon Aquarium says that the Pacific Sideband snail is “considered common”, not endangered. In our last posting we covered how protesters against the expansion of Burnaby’s Trans Mountain pipeline attacked “the man” by yelling insults and expletives at the working man. Meanwhile, the Pulitzer worthy (well, more worthy than Linda Solomon at the …

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Burnaby Pipeline Protesters Go After “The Man” By Attacking The Working Man (Feat. Mia “Gandhi” Nissen)

Mia Nissen is a clear case of what happens when an activist goes off the rails. Her first 15 minutes of fame came in January when the (dodgy) Vancouver Observer quoted Nissen comparing herself to Gandhi at the start of a “hunger strike” (7 days of fasting). Nissen locked her neck to the gate at …

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