There’s no question Trump’s insurrection attempt on January 6th, 2021, was a coup that failed.
This is an example of police state behaviour, and Ford should be punished.
This is not Boris Johnson’s first rodeo. His party excused him before, will they again protect him and MET police too? Do ducks love water?
Two years ago the UK PM Boris Johnson almost died from COVID-19.
About 3 months after that, he broke his own government’s COVID-19 public safety measures and had a birthday party for which he was recently fined for attending. He became the first British PM to be found to have broken the law while in office. Rather than resigning in disgrace as Pie argues for in his satirical video here, BoJo stayed on and is expected to avoid sanction in Parliament because of his party’s corruption and support in a majority government situation.
BoJo is among the worst human beings, and the British have him as Prime Minister, of course.
About fricken time the Liberals and NDP came to an agreement to stop the never-ending short election cycle. This should have happened last year. Now let’s get some movement on electoral reform, the #ClimateCrisis, and reconciliation, among many other files the parties can agree on. The Greens are also likely to support many bills.
Moe has already responded with petulant ignorance and mischaracterization of what’s happening.
And it’s not that Conservatives don’t understand, many do. It’s that they just don’t care, and have calculated they’ll get more mileage from misinforming voters.
My eyes would like a word with the Liberals and NDP who don’t think they should include sight as an aspect of covered public health.
I went to the protest of Scott Moe’s government at the Legislature today. Simultaneously down the blocked-off street there was a #FluTruxKlan protest by the anti-waxxers, and over by the lake a few people attending the skating rink for a Frost party.
I went up to the dwindling crowd about an hour after it started, and saw a guy in a Canadian-styled MAGA toque begin to debate with a pro-science protester. Two journalists from CBC Sask began to interview a couple from Saskatoon there to support the anti-waxxers. I went over to film along with CBC.
After chatting, I wandered over to the other group remaining. A few objected to being on YouTube so I cut the filming. There was a couple of anti-waxxers, and 3 pro-science women, and another pro-science man there discussing the world.
After a discussion of maybe 20 minutes, the old woman asked one of the pro-science protesters to remove their mask to talk, supposedly because she couldn’t hear from less than 2m away, so I interjected that we’d feel more safe if the old woman was wearing a mask also. That set her and her husband off, and he started to mock the vaccines’ efficacy, and make up stats that we all supposedly believed about it.
Meanwhile in Vancouver this happened, while Toronto Police shut down an attempted blockade there.
GoFundMe announces freeze of the fascists’ funding:
GoFundMe supports peaceful protests and we believe that was the intention of the Freedom Convoy 2022 fundraiser when it was first created.
Suuuure GoFundMe, their intentions started out “peaceful”, while being organized by Pat King of Alberta. who said in previous videos a lot of homophobic and white supremacist things, and that they’d solve their problems with bullets. That’s why the good folks on both sides showed up with their racist flags in the first place too. King thinks the flags were flown as a false flag to sully his spotless reputation… as a bigoted violent racist.
“James Bauder, the founder of Canada Unity and the architect of the “trucker” convoy to Ottawa, has said Trudeau “needs too[sic] be arrested and charged for treason, and for participating in committing crimes against humanity.”
The media has some people doing a good job of reporting on this, but this insurrection attempt is being downplayed in lots of places too as a protest against vaccine mandates, instead of a vast, far-right wing attack on the Prime Minister and legitimate government of Canada.
Meanwhile, Moe and his CPC buddies are rolling out the red carpet for the protesters who manage to limp home with their own funds.
And then, some GoFundMe collateral damage happened. Caryma is a legitimate journalist, and GoFundMe just screwed her out of $7000. They’ll have yet one more thing to answer for to Parliament.
What is it about Conservative MPs and Senators that draws them to rallies with fascist flags being flown? Hmm, if only we could know what they’re thinking.
Canada’s capital is occupied by white supremacist, anti-vax protesters who’ve urinated on the National War Memorial, stood on the Unknown Soldier’s tomb, flown Nazi and Confederate flags, and even desecrated a statue of Terry Fox.
Yesterday, the Premier of Saskatchewan released a letter supporting these protesters, and his message went viral on Twitter being ‘liked’ more than 11,000 times by last night.
Dear Premier Moe:
Your letter on January 29th in support of anti-vaccination protesters was a contradiction to your messaging from the past year saying vaccination is our way out of pandemic public health measures.
I have a low opinion of your leadership, but you continually fail to surmount even my low expectations.
You should resign in disgrace, as the organizers of the so-called Freedom convoy included white supremacists, and upon their arrival in Ottawa they attacked front-line workers, defaced monuments to veterans and Canadian heroes, all while protesting the vaccine you once publicly supported.
Saskatchewan is more than a Petrostate, it’s governed by Petrofascists.
By Julian Cribb*
A new world superpower is arising. One that is unelected, borderless, controls most governments and, increasingly, employs the familiar tools of repression and deception to attain its goals.
In Australia, the US and Britain, young people calling for urgent climate action are being arrested and gaoled. Harsh new laws are being passed to prohibit free expression of opinion about climate and fossil fuels on the internet.
At COP26, the largest single delegation was from the fossil fuels sector with 508 representatives, compared to 165 from the USA, 312 from Russia, 279 from Canada, 134 from India and 60 from China. Petrodelegates outnumbered the largest country delegation, Brazil with 479, rubbing home the message that fossil fuels are not just a ‘country’ – they are a superpower. 1.
The political muscle of the petro sector (coal-oil-gas-petrochemicals) is flexed publicly almost every day. Politicians from a dozen countries and…
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Glob help us.