Since I wrote about propaganda for the masses and crisis actors, the shadow of Sandy Hook has failed to dissipate from my mind… this is truly one of the more perplexing mysteries of our time since 9/11, and one that should not be forgotten. FOM looks in an unusual corner to ask a question so elemental, that few people would think to ask it. In a country known for it’s litigation-happy inhabitants, it is indeed odd that no one has bothered to hold anyone accountable in a court of law.
As the ReThink911 Canada Tour winds down next week, I’ve had time to reflect on how the tour was received by Canadians and in particular Canadian Journalists thus far. It was perplexing to me how the CBC, CTV, Global and our local radio stations here in Saskatoon had absolutely NO interest in covering the story of Richard Gage AIA and his national tour to spread awareness of the third World Trade Center tower that fell on 9/11. Strange given the hub-bub created when Toronto subway platforms displayed the message about the “3rd Tower” and a loop-reel of the collapse of building #7 on 300 monitors to waiting passengers. Not a peep from journalists here in Saskatchewan or elsewhere, despite the numerous tweets, e-mails, posters, and direct messages sent to outlets with an official press release about the tour. That is until, SUN NEWS NETWORK’s Michael Coren decided to do a Piers Morgan impression by attempting to appear like a serious journalist only to later dissolve into a contrite, boorish and disrespectful Brit. I had held out hope that the interview might have given some credit to Gage, a member of the American Institute of Architechts and spokesperson for over 2100 Architects and Engineers calling for an independent investigation into the collapse of the Trade Center towers. But those hopes were dashed at 2:30 in the YouTube video below, when Coren resorts to what we in the ‘truther-industry’ would call “BEING A SHILL”. It is at this moment (when Coren asks Gage about Jews being told on that day to NOT to come to work), that Coren creates a fallacy of reason. What Coren hopes the average SUN Network viewer won’t realize is that their brain will automatically make the connection between Coren’s question about Jews and that Gage (simply by answering and by being a ‘conspiracy theorist’) is accusing the Jews of being behind the events of that day. It is subtle, to be sure, but a tactic used by many professional shills to discredit otherwise reputable people. Coren was clever enough to lump in Israel and the British Government for good measure, asking Gage if he knew (or suspected) who was behind 9/11. Clearly anyone who is a loyal SUN fan and ardent Conservative would rather die than think a bad thought about the beloved Queen or the great state of Israel and I noticed he was careful to label ANYONE who questions the events of 9/11 as ‘those people’. Coren could only have been more disgusting in his behavior if he’d asked Gage if he was a racist, sexist and a homophobe. Now what was really interesting was that Coren stated that the more ‘aggressive’, anti-Zionists had a lot to say….the only problem was that SUN News chose to NOT show any of those people in the 12 minute segment and I have to wonder why? I mean, if you are a trust-worthy, truth-exposing, REAL NEWS!!! kind of media outlet…. AND you want to expose all those pesky ‘truthers’ for who they really are, why would you NOT show a clip or two of those aggressive anti-Zionists just to prove your point???? Could it be because you’d made the whole thing up Coren? Enter next, Jonathan Kay, author of Amongst the Truthers, and ardent Right-Wing Conservative, joining the fray with his own article in the National Post calling Richard Gage “a preacher to a dying breed”. Kay, who gloriously provides free publicity to the 9/11 Truth movement, fails epicly when he accuses critical thinkers of religious conversion. Fact of the matter is that for most cities that Gage visited so far on his cross-Canada tour had many paid-attendees who had never heard of WTC building 7 falling that day. Is it ironic that such an ardent defender of Christian values, the nationhood of Israel and on any subject or persons ‘Jewish’. It is this ‘hot-button’ topic that people like Kay press like a Jeopardy button to discredit ‘Truthers’, using those with anti-semitic leanings within some conspiracy circles to draw negative attention to the movement. Kay could care less about those who believe that NO Planes hit the buildings, like Dr. Judy Wood and her followers or those who think UFO’s were involved. Instead, Kay set’s his laser sight squarely on Richard Gage, who has over 2100 Architects and Engineers putting their support and reputations behind the AE9/11Truth movement. Kay and Coren could care less about the growing numbers showing up to hear Richard Gage, or maybe they care a lot…. why else would they use the time honored tradition of “labelling” and fear mongering with the use of language like: communism, zionism, and anti-semitism. Or is the greater conspiracy is that Kay is actually a truther in disguise, bringing new topics to the public mind that would not be explored unless SOMEONE appeared to be speaking against the Conspiracy-of Conspiracies, publicly. I mean, after-all, how many people (before Kay’s article of March 21) would know about ‘false-flag’ operations, the Sandy Hook and Boston Marathon hoax conspiracies or Alex Jones, let alone the evidence for controlled demolition of three high rises. Truly there is no such thing as bad publicity, as Kay demonstrates with the 716 comments at the end of his article, and I’m a firm believer that the truth shines it’s light in ALL dark places. Kay and Coren may be trying to discredit this searching light, but reality is that fewer and fewer people are choosing to remain in shadow.
Don’t you just feel like a sucker sometimes?
Former U.S. Vice President and environment advocate Al Gore has closed a deal to make a multi-million dollar investment in a natural gas producer that specializes in fracking.
In a statement to shareholders, Canada-based PetroBakken Resources announced that Gore and his investment partners would be pumping $200 million into the company in return for a 15 percent stake.
The move comes just weeks after Gore sold his shares in cable broadcaster Current to Al-Jazeera, a Middle Eastern channel backed by oil wealth. Both transactions have raised eyebrows because of the dissonance between Gore’s high-profile environmental activism and his investment strategy.
The PetroBakken investment in particular has come under harsh scrutiny because the company develops unconventional resources like shale gas and tar sands, both highly controversial with environmentalists.
“First of all, if I didn’t invest in this company somebody else would,” he explained to anchor Bill McAvoy. “Do you think Mother Nature cares about the shareholding structure of companies…
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Sloppy execution is right… you’d think that these guys would be getting better with practice…But I guess not…
Shades of Sandy Hook, eh? And in Canada, too. Is this an insider’s way of giving us proof that it was another premeditated false flag attack? I can’t believe it’s just another coincidence or sloppy execution with news releases for the media. It’s just too weird. ~ BP
Police, FBI: Shooter reported in military building at Washington Navy Yard; multiple victims
|Police work the scene on M Street S.E. in Washington, where a gunman was reported in a military building at the Washington Navy Yard Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Shots have been fired and employees directed to a shelter. Police and federal agents from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene and streets in the area were closed. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)|
WASHINGTON – Several people were injured in a shooting Monday morning at a…
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Chomsky engages readers in yet another discourse on how Kapital-ism has failed society… but is Kommunism the answer? Only the next revolution will tell…
with Noam Chomsky
Pax Marxista on Aug 15, 2013
Noam Chomsky interview with Christopher Helali of Pax Marxista (3/12/2013)
See the full transcript and article at: http://paxmarxista.org/noam-chomsky-on-revolutionary-violence-communism-and-the-american-left/
To learn more about Pax Marxista visit: http://paxmarxista.org/what-is-pax-ma…
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Thanks to YouTube and conspiracy circles a new ‘theory’ has emerged regarding the truth about some of the most horrific events in US history that include the Boston Bombing, the Sandy Hook Shooting and even 9/11.
The claim by some people on the net is that these events are careful orchestrations by paid actors to manipulate public opinion leading to the ‘support of the masses’ needed to push through legislation that would be hard pressed to go through without the indignation of the fearful masses.
Consider this clip from an article featured at Fellowship Of The Minds.org
At issue is whether professional “crisis actors” are going beyond mere simulation of mass casualty events (what the Denver-based group VisionBox Crisis Actors say they do) to actually impersonate real-life people caught in the news of recent massacres, notably the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. ~ Related articles – Photos – Videos
While I feel that much of what is alleged on some of these sites are the products of an imagination that REALLY wants the imaginary to become real…. There have been some compelling co-incidences and video evidence that begs the question… “what human being behaves like that?”
Case in point is the father of Sandy Hook shooting victim; Emily Parker.
Watching the YouTube video’s on this subject will make your head spin and your blood boil….
Let’s assume, for a minute that the rumors are true… that Emily Parker is not dead… that the reason her ‘dad’ swaggered and smiled and joked with others at his ‘press conference’ and priming the tears and choked voice and pained expression was that it was his job to elicit the Nations Heart Felt Sorrow. This should enrage you… but more importantly it should make you ask, WHY.
I submit that there is increasing evidence that what we believe to be true about events around the world has suddenly come under greater scrutiny. Ask yourself this, how much of what you see on the news is FAKED?
The historical knowledge of how war planners have tricked people into supporting past wars, is like a vaccine. We can use this understanding of history to inoculate the public with healthy doses of distrust for official war pretext narratives and other deceptive stratagems. Through such immunization programs we may help to counter our society’s susceptibility to “war fever.” (Richard Sanders 2002)
PRETEXT FOR WAR: Consider this recently released video after news releases about police opening fire on peaceful protesters in Syria and Egypt:
Many people have worked hard to expose these kinds of social manipulations… Greg Renouf, Eye on a Crazy Planet, Dissembling.org, Canadian Awareness Network.org, Blazing Cat Fur, and now Main Stream Media outlets like Sun News Network are showing you how your opinions are being swayed under false pretences. Greg Renouf, who puts out nearly daily articles on this kind of subject is not a popular man in TO, neither is Ezra Levant. Ezra’s latest monologue was so detailed and revealing that he ran over-time and had to bump his guest to a later time slot. The subject fueling the barrage of articles and Ezra-logues is the Environmental Movement (and to a lesser degree, Idle No More). But it really could be any kind of Movement…. As I heard it said:
“The Issue isn’t the issue… the issue is Revolution.“
And as the Alternative Media is fervently exposing, Canada’s slow march to Revolution and a Communist Fascist state is by design, paid for by special interest groups (NGO’s) and carefully propagandized. It means that Paid Anarchists, Crisis Actors and Youth Activist Training Camps are not only useful, they are ESSENTIAL in steering us over the cliff.
To understand this in modern terms you need to watch this documentary on the side of Occupy you perhaps never saw or heard about thanks to the MSM. There is no doubt you will recognize the threat of ‘structured chaos’. But recognition is not enough…. we need to start talking about it.
The end result is unspoken… it involves the potential for violence. Greg Renouf has released an article today on the reality of alleged Green Party involvement in the sabotage of Canada’s Rail Lines. There was even some evidence as presented by fellow blogger Lawrence McCurry (Canada The Alarm Clock Is Going Off!) that in the midst of heated Pipeline negotiations between Canada and the US that the horrific explosion at Lac Megantic might be the work of purposeful and not accidental human involvement. What’s worse is that Communist/Socialist’s are using the tragedy as an example of how austerity measures cost lives. In conspiracy circles this would constitute the perfect non-militarized ‘false flag‘ operation designed to generate popular support for an idea.
Remember the Toronto G20 and the ease with which Black Block rioters were able to smash and run amok? Could police provocateurs have been used at this summit to polarize public opinion about the oppressive nature of the police? What about the idea that this was a training exercise for martial law, if and when it is declared in this country? All good questions….
Black Block Tactics were used to sensationalize, radicalize and militarize the normally peaceful demonstrations against G8/G20 and WTO meetings annually. The presence of this ideology as a means of blurring the edges between demonstration and violent destruction of property which is a wonderful thing as the Black Block apologist (Sarah Leonard) points out at the beginning of this panel on the Occupy Movement.
(Warning!: This video is a long one folks but it gives a good insight into how this group of people think)
You can read more of Chris Hedges article ‘The Cancer in Occupy’ here. It is clear that Chris sympathizes with Leftist movements and also advocates the use of violence when necessary. This is the slippery slope, however, because there is no rule book when it comes to Leftist movements so as Harsha Wallia (a self-identified Anarchist) likes to say… violence is a matter of perspective.
For myself, while I am happy to see that there are discussions and debates on how Occupy should operate, I can’t help but wonder why we are unable to have discussions about how we can avoid needing Occupy altogether and yet still enable positive change. It seems we are on a steep hill with no other choice but to roll downwards. We’ve gotten so caught up in blaming others, we’ve failed to take personal responsibility for the way things are.
I believe that Andrew Breitbart had it right when he said that we’ve created our own problems because we’ve failed to take care of one another… to look after our neighbors. In essence we’ve forgotten the Golden Rule. It is sad that the counter-argument to the Occupy and like-minded movements is no longer there to be a watcher on the wall because dissenters of the collective have to be silenced. I have to wonder if the sudden end to Breitbart’s life was also part of that concerted effort to bring forth the Communist Socialist (Fascist) agenda.
In closing, I apologise for the length of these posts as of late, but the importance of being thorough and providing links and references as much as possible means that you too can gain a full perspective of what’s happening.
We have yet to see the full force of Revolution in this country, but it is a guarantee that the preparations are being laid…. and that the initial stages of this preparation involve further indoctrination through training of our youth (ie. the creation of a revolutionary fighting force) and the refinement of the tactics practiced at events like the Toronto G20 and Occupy Toronto/Vancouver. It will not be a stretch to see paid activists fill the gaps where indoctrination and training fail to meet numbers… and that orchestration of events by using ‘crisis actors’ and police provocateurs to heighten tensions is NOT without the realm of possibility.
(Remember…. that after the Sandy Hook shooting… renewed calls for gun control legislation came to the fore where people were much more willing to relinquish, as Goebbels said, their constitutional rights (the Second Amendment) than without such a tragedy involving the murder of children. See Obama’s Real Reason He Want’s Your Guns). It’s time that people plug-in and get engaged with what’s going on and time to realize where the endpoint of all this madness might lead….)
Good old Summer Camp! Where you never had to learn how to talk to a Neo-Liberal!
by Heather Martin
While the back to school flyers inundate my mailbox this week it is important to note that summer is far from over! My kids spent their summer largely doing nothing in particular, enjoying the outdoors, the Exhibition, some swimming at the pool and some camping. Camping with my teenagers this year involved us heading out to a site with bare minimum for services so we could actually hear the sounds of birds chirping and the deafening quiet you can only get when you’re out in the woods. It was great!
As a kid I thought summer camps were for those rich kids whose parents couldn’t tolerate two months of their children being at home (as they were too young to put to work, don’t you know…lol). I was never disappointed to not go to a summer camp because I had three weeks holidays out on the Shuswap which was way more fun and far less structured. I pitied the kids who had to go to camp…. my summers were infinitely more awesome I was sure! Needless to say I have great memories of my summers as a kid and don’t think I missed out on Summer Camp. Nor have my own children, in my opinion. Nowadays camps have evolved beyond simple entertainment or outdoor skill building. Today, camps have expanded into a means of ‘educating’ (I say indoctrinating) young people into the cult that has become ENVIRONMENTALISM. Sure they mix in a little horseback-riding and canoeing in for good measure, but mostly they are designed to teach young people (and not just the young kids… young adults too) the skills of protesting, resistance and how to handle that ever important interview with the media.
The idea that a summer camp would be used for anything other than the appreciation of nature, its freshness, fun and fragility and it’s need for protection through mutual respect is a disgusting and despicable thing. It makes me recall the indoctrination I received as a student in school when I was told that there was too much acid in the rain and that those Japanese and Norwegian bastards were killing all the whales (PTSD ALERT!!!… I’m not racist, but because of those images of hacked and bleeding whales, I sure could be!). I am being sarcastic of course, but my above comment illustrates that as a young person who was traumatized by thoughts of nuclear bombs, the cold war, acid rain poisoning the planet and the endless numbers of birds and frogs choked to death with plastic six-pack rings… I was a Beta-tester of TPTB (The Powers That Be)’s plan for social engineering through guilt.
Unfortunately, the world didn’t grow out of it…..
My own children have come home numerous times over the span of their grade and high school ‘career’s’ to tell me through sob’s how the ‘packet’ they received in school was so graphic and horrible that it made several students cry. They recounted how they were shown in ENGLISH class ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ where again tears from many students flowed. It was blatant indoctrination, the kind that parents would be up in arms against if the teacher was showing the History Channels’ series; ‘THE BIBLE’.
The program has indeed been subtle, persistent and effective, and what it has yielded is a generation (dare I say two?) of young people who are ‘disappointed revolutionaries’… so angry at the state of the world and burdened with the sins of their parents that they can do nothing more than leap at a chance to do something ‘real’ about it. This is why camps are so effective, timely and popular… and why it is no surprise that like the grass-roots movements, they too have been co-opted with someone’s agenda.
Below is a sampling of some of the camps offered this summer in Canada that illustrate my point:
1. Fight Like a Girl Camp: For immigrant women – Pays $11 bucks an hour!!
It perhaps is no secret that immigrant women have the hardest time finding stable employment after arriving and becoming settled in Canada. In fact, many women come to this country as Doctors, Physiotherapists, Chemists, Physicists, etc.. who find themselves suddenly unable to do the kind of work they were employed in the country they came from. Most Provincial governments as well as the Federal Government have programs to assist immigrants in their transition into the workforce here. Often they must take low paying jobs as housekeepers, care aides, cashiers, stock clerks, etc… to make ends meet while they gain accreditation to resume their professions. The difficulties for young immigrant women with NO such professional education become even more difficult. Teens often lack experience needed to help get them a part or full-time job so training camp where they get paid to Fight Like A Girl seems like an attractive prospect. This camp is designed to train young immigrant women to become ‘youth organizers’ of campaigns to oppose racism, violence and how to work with the media. The camp is sponsored by the Newcomer Womens Services of Toronto.
2. Student Strike Camp – show your solidarity even though it has nothing to do with you…
It amazes me how young people somehow flock to the idea of communist/collectivist activities and are mind-melded with Labor Unions through their own Students Unions as if they’re supposed to care that the Postal Workers are getting a raw deal in their contract negotiations. However, belonging to a Student’s Union (and being REALLY, REALLY, involved) can lead to the adoption of strong sentiments about social justice, workers rights and discrimination…. it is, after-all communist principles that labor unions are based upon and at the University of Toronto, you’ll not only earn your degree…you’ll learn how to Strike and ‘stick it to the institution’ you’re getting your education from!:
Centered at the University of Toronto on July 27th to 29th, the Ontario Student Strike Training Camp – through plenary discussions and workshops – shall engage participants in the topic of student strikes and other forms of grassroots organizing.
Additionally, the various participants from across the province shall discuss more generally student engagement and mobilization in their varied unions and campuses. With an eye towards the growth of direct democratic practice and healthy student organizations, the training provided through these events will both provoke discussion and supply students with the tools to create positive change.
3. University Subsidized Activist Camp
This brings me to the topic of ‘camps’ that are not just held on University campuses across Canada, but ones where the Universities either knowingly or unknowingly sponsor activist training.. From the Saskatchewan Council of International Co-Operation (SCIC)’s website:
What’s New With SCIC Youth?
Generating Momentum Activist Leadership Training Camp!
August 29-September 1
This camp is for young adults aged 18-29, it will be 3 full days of leadership training in the Qu’Appelle Valley. This will be an educational, skills-based, action-oriented event. The workshops and trainings could include:
- Justice, Anti-oppression and democracy
- Solidarity locally and internationally. Solutions locally and internationally
- Understanding and affecting power politics
- Social networking, volunteer recruitment, media and messaging
- Personal sustainability
- Strategic planning, event coordinating and project management
- Creative activism
- Building a movement, being a movement
This event will also allow participants to meet and network with a diverse group of people, and make new friends! Hiking, canoeing, music/ art jams, and other fun activities will be available for participants outside of workshop times!
The University of Saskatchewan actively promotes sustainability and encourages students to become involved in any of the organizations listed on their website.
I would be remiss if I didn’t add that Jeh Custer is the SCIC Youth Program Co-ordinator:
SCIC Youth Program
416 21st St. E. -Suite 208
Phone: (306) 956-0622
By now you must be wondering why my intense interest in Jeh Custerra/Custer. I wrote a bit (ok, a lot) about Jeh in a previous article on my blog. It is not that I hate Jeh or oppose all the things that Jeh is fighting against. He is, however, a pivotal figure in social manipulation activities being undertaken by some pretty big players in politics, labor unions and the corporate elite. (It is ironic to me that the people who are most vehemently and violently opposed to the tyranny they fight against are puppets of those same tyrants)… Take Sierra Club, for example, if you think that it is a benevolent organization aimed at creating a better world, consider that it’s main financial support comes from the Rockefeller Fund. Before you argue the ‘philanthropy’ of the Rockefeller’s and their ‘fund’, consider the following compilation of quotes from this site:
“…conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” —–David Rockefeller
“Between 1963 and 1965 more than 400, 000 Colombian women were sterilized in a program funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. In Bolivia, a U.S. imposed population control program administered by the Peace Corps sterilized Quechua Indian women without their knowledge or consent…(Akwesasne Notes, 1977: 31). In 1967 the American Public Health Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists conducted a study and found that 54 percent of the teaching hospitals nation-wide “…made sterilization a requirement for winning approval for an abortion” (Weisbord, 1975: 155).” A Look at the Indian Health Service Policy of Sterilization, 1972-1976 by Charles R. England
“One CFR published policy objective is substantial worldwide depopulation including half of the current U.S. population being targeted. This population reduction program is largely funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Merck Fund, both financially and administratively linked to the Merck pharmaceutical company–the world’s leading vaccine manufacturer……..Records show the Merck pharmaceutical company received a major share of the Nazi “flight capital” at the close of World War II when its president, George W. Merck, was America’s biological weapons industry director. These facts were revealed by Norman Covert, Army public relations director at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD, and veteran news correspondent Paul Manning in his book “Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile” (Lyle Stuart, Inc, 1981). “—Dr Horowitz
“Rockefeller spent a great deal of money financing Nazi scientists and eugenic institutions in Germany, among them Otmar Freiherr von Vershuer. Vershuer was particularly interested in twins. With twins you could unlock the mysteries of defective reproduction, they thought, and also with twins you could discover the secret to multiplication of the master race. Vershuer sent his assistant, whose name was Joseph Mengele, into Auschwitz to finish the program originally financed by Rockefeller. But of course, Mengele went there after the war began……Rockefeller was funding the Nazi eugenicists throughout the entire pre-war period. Rockefeller was receiving constant letters of protest because of its open involvement with Nazi medicine……When lawyers and other entities tried to stop me from seeing the records, they even claimed doctor-patient confidentiality for Joseph Mengele!” The haunted house of eugenics
“The Rockefeller Foundation was the major funding source for Kinsey, even though it had ample, repeated warning from noted statisticians and social scientists that Kinsey’s pseudo-science was a hoax. The Rockefeller Foundation began funding Kinsey in 1941, mostly by grants funneled through the National Research Council, but it also funded Kinsey directly.
In the early 1950s, when the Reece Committee of Congress exposed Rockefeller grants in support of Communism and socialism, and started going after the Foundation’s funding of Kinsey’s sex research, the Rockefeller people backed off from funding Kinsey. Besides, he had already done his work for them. The next step was to apply Kinsey — to the law, education, etc. — so Rockefeller funding shifted over to the Kinsey-allied American Law Institute and SIECUS [Sex Information and Education Council of the United States]. The Ford Foundation and others have also funded Kinsey. Let me read to you here from the Kinsey Institute’s Spring 1998 Kinsey Today newsletter, which reports that the Institute has received a Ford Foundation grant to “fund a media relations firm in planning a pro-active strategy to counter the on-going campaign to shut down the Kinsey Institute and discredit its character.” Fighting the Kinsey Fraud: Interview with Dr. Judith Reisman
Also, note Rockefeller’s speech featured in the video below portrays some stark realities, that human growth cannot be sustained so population control (and therefore) reduction are the means to preserving our planet. Here, Rockefeller’s message is that the planet is of a higher order than humans and is asking the United Nations to be the instrument for controlling population growth:
So when I discover that Jeh Custer/Custerra (currently of Sierra Club and collaborator with Polaris Institute’s Joe Cressy) is also the SCIC Youth Program co-ordinator for the above action camp and is involved in many other groups promoting activism/activism training and activities that promote social re-engineering through public protest, I believe he deserves a lot more attention.
SCIC Mission Statement
The Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation is a coalition of organizations involved in international development and committed to the recognition of the dignity of all people and their right to self-determination, to the protection of the world’s fragile environment, and to the promotion of global understanding, cooperation, peace and justice.
What is important to note is the word ‘coalition’ and to ask yourself which organizations are part of that coalition? Ever heard of PRIG’s, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labor and Idle No More?
Lets start with the Public Research Interest Groups (also known as PRIG’s)… originally created in the United States, however, PRIG’s have gained momentum in Canada under the banner of PRIG.ca (which has a blatantly obvious ‘Anarchist/Socialist’ message when you see the following quote and Anarchist symbol on their website).
“You don’t have to be Karl Marx to know that’s a bum fucking deal for the rest of the world” – (A. Hoffman “Wake Up America!”)
On the surface, Saskatchewan’s PRIG (Regina PRIG) is soft and fuzzy on its surface and features images of people holding zucchini’s… sitting in lecture theatres watching powerpoint presentations, etc… Pretty benign stuff, but the common thread of social justice, women’s rights, and how to be an activist are the teeth that lie within the heart of PRIG operations. Their site features another interesting ‘camp’ that offers ‘sessions’ by Jeh Custerra, Prescilla Settee, and others:
Some of the skills learned at the Generating Momentum training camp this year will be:
-Learn how to ‘debate’ Neo-Liberals (or as it’s also called… ‘Shit Neo-Liberals Say‘ and other fun activities)
-Organizing and Activism
–Corporate Globalization & Democracy
-Anti-Opression Training (A & B)
-Tactic Planning and Issue Specific Tactic Planning
All this to be held at Camp Easter Seal at Manitou Beach in Saskatchewan, Aug 22-25th, 2013.
(Note: Prescilla Settee of the University of Saskatchewan/supporter of Idle No More will be speaking about Food Sovereignty).
It is important to realize that Jeh Custer and Prescilla Settee work quite closely with one another on various projects such as Activist Training Camps, speaking engagements and the like, and I found myself getting dizzy trying to keep up with all the projects they are working on together. In doing this research into PRIG’s I also came across an interesting connection: The Generating Momentum Camp is sponsored in part by the Saskatchewan Federation of Labor….Are you surprised to see links to an Activist Training Program and for Idle No More/#SOVSUMMER?
Some screenshots from the SFL webpage:
Is it a co-incidence that both Jeh and Prescilla have been featured on a U of S TEDx Talk in 2012? It begs the question: Has Prescilla taken Jeh on as an apprentice of sorts?
This past week Jeh attended an Activist training camp in Chiapas, Mexico where he will have learned some new methods for his job in ‘resistance’ training of new young activist recruits. The Zapatista Resistance Training School hosted over 1,700 students from around the world to learn about the tactics used by the Zapatista’s. Given Jeh’s relationship to Prescilla (and based on her response to his posts regarding the training camp)…I can’t help but wonder how much help did Prescilla Settee (and not to be forgotten Idle No More, Sierra Club, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives and the University of Saskatchewan) give Jeh to get to Zapatista training school? I guess the #SOVSUMMER was a good one for those who spent it at ‘camp’.
Idle No More … Where are you headed?