Making of a dictatorship, Canadian style

From Occupy Canada:

“One of the first steps Stalin took to establish his dictatorship of the Ukraine was to destroy the spirit of the farmers by breaking their protest of 1927. Once this was done, the spirit of the nation was soon to follow and thus the Ukraine entered a 70 year dictatorship.

When the Nazi dictatorship of Germany was being established it was pointed out by a famous writer that as each protest was put down, he let it go because he was able to rationalize how it didn’t really affect him. This was fine until the Gestapo next knocked on his door at which point he realized there was no one left to help him.

Canada is now experiencing a similar development of a “Reform Party” dictatorship. This is because, firstly, Canada has the unique parliamentary system in which the Prime Minister’s office is virtually a dictatorship in … Continue reading

Bob Rae (Liberal Party of Canada) illustriert Rechtslage bezüglich First Nations’ Land

Anmerkung der Redaktion: This is far from being a “down dressing” and it speaks of your ignorance how media really works 2 sell it off that way, Occupy Canada – Milewski might be applying a certain journalistic method which results in a more powerful answer of his interview partner. Even implying a line of argumentation generally associated with Harper-Cons, fact is we have no idea where MIlewski stands, and it is very professional, that we still don’t at the end of this clip. Milewski is none but a medium 2 illustrate the in4mation – it is of no importance what his opinion is, it is important 2 hear as much as possible from our leaders, what their position is, so we can vote them off if they do not deliver. Cudos 2 Milewski 4 setting the stage 4 some real in4mation.

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Playlist JAN 2013

Who Put The Blame On Who (excerpt) PEACEWORK choices 2007
Idle No More 1Million Strong 2012 (bislang habe ich nur den Youtube Kanal gefunden: ExtendedClipENT)

Idle No More, One Million Strong, ein Protest Song für die Widerstandsbewegung, die in Kanada augenblicklich zehntausende der kanadischen UreinwohnerInnen in Demonstrationen und Rundtänzen vereinigt, ich bin sehr glücklich Euch zu einer neuen Ausgabe der BarKanada begrüßen zu können, es scheint, als wenn Kanada nun endlich seine eigene Revolution hat, genau zwei Jahre nach dem der arabische Frühling in Tunesien begann – aber was ist Idle No More?

O-ton

Die Demonstrationen sind in Opposition zu mehreren neuen Gesetzen und Gesetzesentwürfen, mittels derer die konservative Regierung unter Stephen Harper den Schutz der Natur zugunsten kommerzieller Ausbeutung der Bodenschätze zum großen Teil beseitigt – eine Bedrohung des Lebenstils der kanadischen UreinwohnerInnen, die schon jetzt alle Nachteile dieses Reichtums wie horrende Wasser-, Luft- und Bodenverschmutzung … Continue reading

Konzerttip: Brandi Carlile in London, UK

Das Konzert am 12. Februar ist schon ausverkauft aber für Mittwoch, den 13. Februar kann man noch Karten kriegen für Brandi Carlile, die in Islington, London, England zwei Konzerte geben wird.
Brandi Carlile offeriert drei neue Songs mit “Live At Bear Creek” – spendiert ihr ein ordentliches Trinkgeld, falls Ihr ihre Musik von Noisetrade herunterladen wollt – ihre Powerhaus-Energie und Musikalität ist mitreissend. In der Sendung am Samstag spiele ich “Hard WaY Home”.

barKanada airs every second SAT of the month: SAM 12 JAN 2013, 11am EST/17h MEZ, live stream auf www.tonkuhle.de

Chief Theresa Spence: no meeting without the Governor General

In einer Pressemitteilung der Attawapiskat First Nation stellt Chief Theresa Spence die Millionen-Frage: Welches Recht hat Kanada, innerhalb der königlichen Verträge von 1763 zu existieren, wenn der Bundesstaat und/oder seine Provinzen diese Verträge kontinuierlich verletzen und ignorieren? Um die konservative Regierung zur Verantwortung zu ziehen für aktuelle Vertragsbrüche wie in dem kürzlich im Parlament bestätigten Gesetz C-45, das Schutzmechanismen für Kanada’s unzählige Seen und Flüsse aushebelt, macht die Attawapiskat-Chefin es zur Bedingung, dass auch ein Vertreter der britischen Krone anwesend ist, traditionell der Governor General of Canada, augenblicklich David Johnston. Aus dessem Büro heißt es jedoch, Johnston würde an dem für Freitag anberaumten Treffen nicht teilnehmen.
“Wir haben die englische Königin Queen Elizabeth in einem Brief gebeten, ihren Vertreter zu schicken”, heißt es weiter in der Presseerklärung.

Hier ist ein Video in dem Johnston zu Wort kommt – interessant, dass er sich für nicht zuständig erklärt, interessant … Continue reading

Kanadische Finanzen, zweiter Teil/Hintergrundinfo

Hier ist ein exzellenter Artikel zum Thema wer finanziert hier wen. Ein kleiner Ausschnitt:

“From the days of beaver trapping to today’s aspirations of becoming an energy superpower, Canada’s economy has always been based on natural resources. With 90% of its settler population amassed along the southern border, exploitation of the land’s wealth almost always happens at the expense of the Indigenous population.

Canada’s economy could not have been build without massive subsidies: of land, resource wealth, and the incalculable cost of generations of suffering.

Overall numbers are difficult to pin down, but consider the following: Canadian governments received $9 billion in taxes and royalties in 2011 from mining companies, which is a tiny portion of overall mining profits; $3.8 billion came from exports of hydroelectricity alone in 2008, and 60 per cent of Canada’s electricity comes from hydroelectric dams; one estimate has tar sands extraction bringing … Continue reading

Stephen Harper to meet Chief Theresa Spence on Friday amidst accusations of a smear campaign

Attawapiskat Buchhalter Clayton Kennedy fordert die Bundesregierung unter Stephen Harper auf, etwas gründlicher zu recherchieren.

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” ― Malcolm X

Hier ist eine Sammlung von Artikeln und Reports mit Informationen zu den Mismanagement Vorwürfen in Attawapiskat, sie stammt von Derek @ Occupy Canada.

This newly released audit leak to CBC News on Attawapiskat 4 days before a meeting with Stephen Harper and First Nation leaders is a smear campaign, the consultant firm Deloitte Inc who is behind the audit was hired by the Harper government and awarded a $19.8 million dollar contract where consultants were paid $90,000 a day for advice.

“The accounting firm Deloitte was engaged to perform the audit. CBC News obtained a copy of the audit before it was made public.”
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Idle No More – First Nations network grass roots protesting bill C-45

The grass roots movement “Idle No More” organizes itself linking to indigenous communities across the world. Info is spread through massive use of social media. Here are some reflections of recent rallies:

“As the inherent custodians of Haudenosaunee sovereignty within all Haudenosaunee communities and territories, the Haudenosaunee Grand Council is responsible for being ever vigilant and protective against any challenge or threat to our collective sovereignty,” said the statement, dated Dec. 31, 2012. “It is clear that Bill C-45 and subsequent bills seek to destroy our collective sovereignty.”
from aptn website
http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2013/01/02/iroquois-confederacy-says-harper-government-seeking-to-destroy-our-collective-sovereignty/