Déception Durable Free Online

Un film vraiment canadien, Déception Durable est l’histoire bilingue de la façon dont l’extraction des ressources à grande échelle et son impact négatif sur des communautés à des extrémités opposées de notre pays. Ayant grandi à Fort Assiniboine, Alberta et à Sept -Îles, Québec respectivement, William Ray et Michelle Moore, ont réalisé que les mêmes effets socio-économiques ont été trouvés dans les deux communautés touchées par les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta et du Plan Nord au Québec.

A truly Canadian film, Sustainable Deception is the bilingual story of how large-scale resource extraction negatively impacts communities at opposite ends of our country. Having grown up in Fort Assiniboine, Alberta and Sept-Îles, Quebec respectively, William Ray and Michelle Moore realized that the same socio-economic effects were found in both the communities affected by the Alberta Oil Sands and the Plan Nord in Quebec.

Une fois que le Plan Nord est terminé, il sera le deuxième plus grand projet industriel après les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta. Mine Arnaud est présentée à la ville réticente de Sept-Îles destinée à devenir la plus grande mine à ciel ouvert au Québec, et a déjà été rejetée par le Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’Environnement en février 2014.

Once the Plan Nord is completed it will be the second largest industrial project after the Alberta Oil Sands. Mine Arnaud is being presented to the reluctant city of Sept-Iles which is set to be the largest open-pit mine in Quebec, and was already rejected by the Bureau d’Audiences Publiques sur l’Environnement in February 2014.

Un excellent exemple de cinéma guérilla; autofinancé par l’équipe binôme qui a voyagé par avion, autobus, vélo, camionnette et même à cheval, afin de vous rapporter les histoires inédites derrière le développement industriel. Leur voyages les ont emmenés dans des centres métropolitains, dans des villages et des communautés agricoles de l’Alberta et de la Côte-Nord du Québec. Leur espoir est que les sables bitumineux, serve de mise en garde afin que les Québécois puissent envisager un avenir de développement durable véritable.

An excellent example of guerrilla filmmaking; theirs is a self-funded, two-person film crew who travelled by plane, greyhound, bicycle, pick-up and horseback to bring you the untold stories behind industrial development. Their travels took them to the metropolitan centers as well as the villages and farming communities across Alberta and the North Shore of Quebec.Their hope is that the Oil Sands can serve as a cautionary tale so that Quebecers can envision a future of true sustainable development.

Déception Durable free online release #earthday2017

Un regard sur les impacts socio-économiques et culturels qu’une économie basée sur l’éxploitation des ressources naturelles peut avoir sur la population.

Un film vraiment canadien, Déception Durable est l’histoire bilingue de la façon dont l’extraction des ressources à grande échelle et son impact négatif sur des communautés à des extrémités opposées de notre pays. Ayant grandi à Fort Assiniboine, Alberta et à Sept -Îles, Québec respectivement, William Ray et Michelle Moore, ont réalisé que les mêmes effets socio-économiques ont été trouvés dans les deux communautés touchées par les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta et du Plan Nord au Québec.
Une fois que le Plan Nord est terminé, il sera le deuxième plus grand projet industriel après les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta. Mine Arnaud est présentée à la ville réticente de Sept-Îles destinée à devenir la plus grande mine à ciel ouvert au Québec, et a déjà été rejetée par le Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’Environnement en février 2014.
Un excellent exemple de cinéma guérilla; autofinancé par l’équipe binôme qui a voyagé par avion, autobus, vélo, camionnette et même à cheval, afin de vous rapporter les histoires inédites derrière le développement industriel. Leur voyages les ont emmenés dans des centres métropolitains, dans des villages et des communautés agricoles de l’Alberta et de la Côte-Nord du Québec. Leur espoir est que les sables bitumineux, serve de mise en garde afin que les Québécois puissent envisager un avenir de développement durable véritable.

 

La liberté de la presse serait-elle menacée au Canada? une interview avec Michelle Moore

L’une des porte-parole des CJFE, Michelle Moore, a confié à Alice Chantal Tchandem qu’en mettant sur pied des organismes indépendants ayant un pouvoir de surveillance au même titre que les structures de renseignement et de sécurité nationale qui existent déjà dans le pays, le gouvernement Trudeau crée un grave problème :

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Press freedom going extinct in Canada

We call on the Government of Canada to:

1) End mass surveillance and protect the private data of people and groups in Canada, including Indigenous communities, Muslims, journalists, environmentalists, labour organizers and academics while creating independent watchdog agencies for privacy and national security.

2) Support the Private Member’s Bill C-303 which would implement a line-by-line repeal of the provisions enacted by the Anti Terrorism Act, 2015 (formerly Bill C-51).

3) Support Private Member’s Bill S-231 which would create a press shield law and strengthen protection for advocates, whistleblowers and journalists.

25 février Debout pour la liberté de la Presse

Nous demandons au gouvernement du Canada:

1) Mettre fin à la surveillance de masse et protéger les données privées des personnes et des groupes au Canada, y compris les communautés autochtones, les musulmans, les journalistes, les environnementalistes, les organisateurs syndicaux et les universitaires en créant des organismes de surveillance indépendants pour la vie privée et la sécurité nationale.
2) Appuyer le projet de loi C-303 des députés, qui mettrait en œuvre une abrogation ligne par ligne, des dispositions promulguées par la Loi antiterroriste de 2015 (anciennement le projet de loi C-51).
3) Appuyer le projet de loi S-231 des députés, qui créerait une loi sur le bouclage de la presse, et renforcerait la protection des avocats, des dénonciateurs et des journalistes.

We are calling on the Government of Canada to:

1) End mass surveillance and protect the private data of people and groups in Canada, including Indigenous communities, Muslims, journalists, environmentalists, labour organizers and academics while creating independent watchdog agencies for privacy and national security.

2) Support the Private Member’s Bill C-303 which would implement a line-by-line repeal of the provisions enacted by the Anti Terrorism Act, 2015 (formerly Bill C-51).

3) Support Private Member’s Bill S-231 which would create a press shield law and strengthen protection for advocates, whistleblowers and journalists.

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Why progressives should stop fighting for the “Deep State” and take advantage of DJ Trump’s chaos

Glenn Greenwald as usual hit it on the head. There is a war right now between the “Deep State,” as defined by Canadian academic and former ambassador Peter Dale Scott, and the Trump administration. For all of his odiousness DJ Trump is not responsible for the most minute portion of the human misery handed out by the American Deep State in the last 60 years. The Deep State is what progressives really mean when the say the “system”. This is the mechanism of power wielded by the real stakeholders in our society. Journalist Mike Lofgren: puts it very succinctly in a recent article,

The Deep State does not consist of the entire government. It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street.” Mike Lofgren.

Since the election of Donald Trump, an event completely unexpected by the Deep State or anyone else, the socially progressive forces and the Deep State have common cause. The public home of American alternative political thought now days are mainly late night comedy news shows. They have been wall to wall in orgasmic reaction to every Trump tweet. They have been whoa fully short on analyzing the very real systemic flaws this shows in their political structure. The bankrupt political process that put DJ Trump there, the concentration of power in the Presidents office that makes him so, so dangerous.  After watching the “Daily ” and “Colbert” shows religiously during the Iraq invasion it is stunning to me to see them routinely quote anonymous intelligence sources to bolster claims that Vladimir Putin put Trump in power. Aren’t these the same people that swore Saddam had nukes. The same theme is repeated ad hominid  across the “left wing” American echo chamber. With the same people that ten years ago marched against C.I.A black sites, now quoting C.I.A without a shred of evidence. This is somewhat understandable in the American context because they are desperately trying to look away from the fact DJ Trump represents exactly who they really are. A massive amount of their population fully supports his xenophobic narcissistic rhetoric. The alliance of the left with the C.I.A. is still terribly disturbing, and truly puzzling.

I am surprised by the fact that this seemingly isn’t apparent to progressive forces in Canada. Never in our lives has the executive branch and the other branches of the American Government been in open conflict. It’s incredible to watch Attorney’s General  at the Federal and State level go to court against core White House policy. For the first time since the 1947 National Security act created it the C.I.A. doesn’t have the confidence of the President. In fact the intelligence machine has repeatedly threatened his administration. For the first time in my life some of the people behind the curtain are coming into the light. Why not use the opportunity to try and highlight the colossal damage the American intelligence community has done and continues to do. For the first time in 20 years the US administration isn’t pushing globalization and exploitative trade deals down our throat. This is an amazing opportunity to highlight the misery globalization has caused Why would we not take advantage of this. Instead of reflexively condemning every vapid tweet, and while continuing to fight directly against his inhuman immigration and dangerous resource extraction policies. Why not take advantage of the chaos to point out the fact that the U.S. is the greatest danger to the peace of the world, and human existence in general.

At the very least we should recognize that whatever DJ Trump is he isn’t part of the plan. He truly doesn’t seem to represent the usual ruling powers. So while for sure we’ve all got a four year shit sandwich to eat lets at least take full advantage of the opening it gives us to actually makes some systemic change, because the whole system is broken worldwide. DJ Trumps little circus is not the disease, its the symptom.

Drones israéliens faits au Québec & payés par les contribuables Québecois

Les optique pour les drones utilisés dans israélien optique pour les drones utilisés dans israélien Apartheid dans les territoires occupés payés par le contribuable Québec.
Aeronautics est le 5e plus grand fournisseur d’armes en Israel. Ils subventionnent la recherche en télémétrie et en optique de la plupart des universités Québécoises en vue d’utiliser cettte technologie pour continuer l’oppression du peuple Palestinien et leur politique étrangère agressive. dans les territoires occupés payés par le contribuable québec
Aeronautics est le 5e plus grand fournisseur d’armes en Israel. Ils subventionnent la recherche en télémétrie et en optique de la plupart des universités Québécoises en vue d’utiliser cettte technologie pour continuer l’oppression du peuple Palestinien et leur politique étrangère agressive.

Human Rights Watch accuses Canadian trained Kurd forces of Ethnic cleansing

The Human Rights watch Report, “Marked with an X”

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Canadians need to know

very clearly that we  stepped  much farther into this fight with Prime minister Trudeau’s 2016 shift. The consequences of which could be nothing short of cataclysmic. From the continued Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 9.29.26 AMhorrendous suffering of the Syrian people, which is seeing bodies of whole families washing up on European shores, to the possibility of igniting a huge regional conflict if the Kurdish forces we are training and equipping claim their homeland by forcibly cutting off pieces of Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq,. The possibility of sparking a clash between NATO and the Russian Federation, or with Iran is not impossible. I was a Canadian soldier for ten years. Training whole units for combat operations ,of necessity, involves leading them in battle. General Vance Chief of the Defense Staff warned as much at the Liberal press briefing ,

new-defence-chief-20150717“We want Canadians to know that we will be involved in engagements as we defend ourselves and those partners who we are working with,” Gen. Vance later told reporters. “You put more people on the ground in a dangerous place, it is riskier over all.”  General Vance Chief of Defense Staff , February 8th, 2016

That’s what Mr Trudeau means when he says “advise and assist”. Witness also the recent assertion by  Maj.-Gen. Charles Lamarre, director strategic joint staff, that Canadian advisers played a vital leadership role in defending then retaking ground near Mosul on December 16th of 2015. In plain English that means putting Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 8.34.17 AMrounds down range for Canadian special forces, it means Canadian soldiers personally leading platoon sized units into the fire of the enemy. As evidence of  ramping up of their operations the CF deployed of 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron  specialist Griffon helicopters. The highly aggressive troops of the JTF2 are on the offensive. The fact is we are excellent at this task, far more skilled than our American cousins, and that is why the Obama administration and the US pentagon welcomed Canada’s new mission.

If Canada is to pursue an independent foreign policy then the issues raised here should be talking points on our evening news. As it is the military and government are left to pursue their policies in the dark with little to no input from Canadians and perhaps little comprehension of the possible outcomes

Rex Tillerson father of Iraqi Kurdistan?

tillersonIn 2011 with Iraq headed toward chaos under the hardline Shia regime of Nouri al-Maliki Exxon mobile executive Rex Tillerson went looking in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish Regional Authority for new concessions. In 2011 after secret negotiations a deal was signed giving concessions to Exxon many n the so called disputed area that lies outside the boundary of screen-shot-2017-02-09-at-6-22-17-pmthe current Kurdish Regional Government area. This was viewed in Baghdad as solidifying the Kurd’s claim on the area and they are the same areas that Human Rights Watch claims of ethnic cleansing  is taking place. With Rex Tillerson now becoming U.S. Secretary of State. It is likely that the Kurdish claims may now have American backing.

 

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A letter to my American cousins

Cover Photo; Cori Marshall.

The experts say that the best time to intervene and help a family member become a better person is when they are in existential crisis. I consider Americans to be my cousins since my paternal grandfather Walter Ray came from Oklahoma to homestead in Alberta. So in that spirit here it goes.

Firstly though, I’d like to ask a quick favor. I ask politely because I’m Canadian after all. Can you please officially stop referring to your Presidents as “The leader of the free world”? I’m afraid to tell you that none of us has ever viewed your presidents as our leaders. But to refer to Mr. “grab em by the pussy” Trump in this way is so ridiculous even you must see it. And FYI we probably wont accept any of you moving here, most especially Lena Dunham. Thx so much.

It has been confusing to watch your spectacular reaction to the election of Donald J. Trump. Spectacular, because terror is not at all hyperbolic in describing the reaction of much of your population, the part notably that considers itself progressive and perhaps the 41.6% of you that didn’t vote. trump-protestFrom the apocalyptic countenances of newscasters and late night hosts, to the nightly protests apparently rallying against the results of your fellow citizens democratic will. Meanwhile Michael Moore seems to be screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-1-41-47-pmcalling for some sort of revolution to prevent Trump, the legally elected president, from taking office.

Confusing, because all of the things you seem so frightened that Donald Trump will do already are. I don’t think its Donald Trump himself that is causing your  massive existential crisis. It is I think because in him you catch an uncomfortable glimpse of yourselves. Like Dorian Grey you have finally been forced to stare into your own portrait. A likeness that illuminates in brutal detail the mortal sins that you have hidden from yourselves for so long. Donald J. Trump serves as the most accurate portrait of what America is and has always been. Like the mythical cousin who is gifted and capable of incredible things but hobbled until now by their inability to control elements of their basic makeup that are narcissistic, deceitful and violent. And you are as a group capable of some amazing heights. The heights of your science and arts are as bright as the sun but your dark side is more than enough to extinguish all the stars in the heavens.

The portrait in front of you has been painted with the blood of millions whose lives your nation state has destroyed since its violent, much storied birth. By many us-agressionestimates as many as 20 million lives since the the end of the second world war. But take heart, for in self-knowledge lies real change you can believe in, not just its rhetorical echo. You have just shown that you can elect anyone you want to control your government. So keep hope in the fact that if you take this opportunity to face some very bitter facts perhaps four years from now you can put someone truly visionary in that office. Someone who understands the interconnections of us all, and the immorality of war as a means of national policy. Someone who will create a society for you that puts the wealth of your nation in the service of its people rather than the 1% and your arms industry. Indeed, you have just proven that you as a people have the power to take your destiny back from the false Pepsi/Coke dichotomy of your recent politics. In short, you have the ability to create something so much greater than the fictitious construct you currently view yourselves and the world through.

You seem to be afraid that Donald Trump will make America more violent and less tolerant. Yet you presently live in a country where in large parts anyopen-carry-tools-292x300  basement-dwelling, mad-at -the-world teenager can open-carry a loaded assault rifle into a family restaurant. The only way the management of the restaurant could refuse this individual service is if he were gay and it conflicted with their religious beliefs.

You are afraid Donald Trump would make America less egalitarian. It never was. You were taught, mostly by fanciful Hollywood myths not your third-world education system, that America’s founding fathers created a utopian society after casting off their British overlords. In reality,they were a group of wealthy landowners and merchants. They utilized indentured servants, poor whites paying off their passage from Europe with years of serfdom, and slaves brought in chains from Africa to grow their wealth. Your founding fathers were aristocrats who simply wanted to keep getting rich without paying the British crown for the privilege.  “No taxation without representation” has more in common with Donald Trump’s calling for massive tax cuts for rich individuals and corporations than it ever did with a popular grassroots movement. After your revolution the only people considered citizens and therefore granted the right to vote were white, landowning, men. Your founding fathers would have been on the same page as Donald Trump pretty much.

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“The way to make money is when blood is running in the streets.” J.D. Rockerfeller
  They were abusive  capitalists living in a world apart from their fellow citizens. Engaged in the business of the day agriculture and textiles. They ruthlessly exploited their laborers  to the point of provoking  Shays Rebellion and other uprisings. Later responses by your ruling political class to a desire by you, the citizen, for a bigger share include the Ludlow massacre.

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Which leads us to the well documented fact that your entire nation was built on the backs of black slaves that you treated worse than animals This was absolutely acceptable to you at the time. You truly believed in your moral superiority and a special destiny that placed you above other inferior  races. You fought a long bloody civil war at least partly over slavery. But despite any progress you have made on this issue. Mostly through the incredible bravery of African Americans themselves. This is still obviously true for many of you today.

 Yet you still seem afraid that it is Trump who will ruthlessly persecute minorities. Odd. In truth  as your history progressed into the era you fondly refer to as the “old west” your story took a decidedly genocidal turn. The indigenous population that helped you the strange pale strangers survive their first few winters in North America. The Natives who taught you the type of warfare that would win your independence and fought beside you against the British.  You supposedly just  genocideremembered some of this on Thanksgiving. What you fail to remember is that your repayment was inhuman in its ferocity.  In settling the “empty’ west some estimate that over 80% of the indigenous population died, some 40 million humans. This is notstanding-rock simply part of your past as the militarized response to Native Americans at standing rock clearly shows.

 The genocide of the Native peoples of North America is unparalleled in human history but being an industrious bunch you also managed to occupy and seize most of Texas , and California from  Mexico after provoking war with Spain. You invaded Mexico twice afterward in 1914 and 1916 at the behest of American Oil interests.  You cringe at Trumps wall but there has long been a series of barriers along the Rio Grande. Many armed US citizens rove this imposed border  threatening to shoot those coming across. All of this is normal to you. You and your nation have always tried to keep Mexicans fleeing economic problems in large part caused caused by repeated American intervention from entering territory that was theirs to begin with. And now to that we can add the humiliation of their currency dropping 12% in one afternoon because of  Trump’s apparently rhetorical statements.

This is a good place to stop and discuss your fear of Trump’s effect on your “free press”. Firstly your mainstream media is in no way unbiased or “free”. Your media has always been owned by a small number of people who used it to advance their interests.  Though he never uttered the famous quote “just give me the pictures and ill give you a war.” Randolph Hearst, who virtually owned US media at the time used his press empire to push media-2for the Spanish American war through the Cuban ruse. This pattern remains to this day. Your media is owned by a very small number individuals and is still capable of sending you to war on false pretenses as any of your thousands of maimed perhaps homeless Iraqi vets can confirm.

Let us my wayward relative now proceed into the 20th century where you seem to believe you have been such a force for good . You started the century forcing your good on the Philippines. Your largess was best summed up by General Bell of the US Army who marked  Christmas  1901 with this cheerful message.

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Philippines Massacred by US Army

“All able bodied men will be killed or captured. … These people need a thrashing to teach them some good common sense; and they should have it for the good of all concerned.”.

You news is full of Trump’s conflicts of interest. You seem afraid  that he will use the power of your nation to advance corporate interests. Much of your fabled American wealth was built by your corporations brutally exploiting peoples from China to Cuba and Africa backed by your foreign service, intelligence agencies, and military. The 1800’s were spent asserting your Monroe Doctrine’s claim to the riches of South America and the world.  One of your US Marine Generals of the era put it quite accurately;

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Your media’s condemnation of Fidel Castro as a dictator and in some cases celebration of his death has been striking this week.  They mysteriously fail to mention that he came to power to rid Cuba of generations of domination by American corporations and gangsters. You brutalized Cuba’s people and left them starving peasants on their own land. Many of Fidel’s most repressive edicts were directly caused by the U.S.’s immediate and prolonged efforts to topple his government and return his people to servitude.. Thesescreen-shot-2016-12-02-at-1-12-45-pm efforts include sabotage, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and countless attempts to kill Castro himself. In relation to Cuba you should have a good look at “Operation Northwoods“.  As you read about the lengths your government and military where willing to go to justify a US invasion of Cuba keep your more recent history in mind.

To get a grasp on the modern era you need to stop watching “Saving private Ryan” and look into the links between some of your largest corporations Ford, IBM and the rise of Nazi Germany. Look into the fact that future U.S. senator Prescott Bush had his business ibmthe  Union Bank of New York seized under the trading with the enemy act for financing Fritz Thyssen the man who put Hitler in power.  You need to ask why Gen. Butler quoted above above was approached by some of your richest industrialists to form an army to take power in the United States in the 1930’s. You need to ask questions about what the effect of thousands of ex Nazi officers filling the ranks of your newly minted CIA and many other branches of your government after the war had on your governance.  When your leaders say you need to fear Iran you should  research operation “Ajax“. None of this is sweaty basement conspiracy theory there are academic papers on all of it. Finally you need to look up the definition of fascism and then compare it to a realistic view of your political system. There are some similarities you may find disturbing.

I wont bother belaboring the actions you have all been alive for, and at the end of the day did nothing to stop.The attack on Libya resulting in the dystopian wasteland it is today. The brutal, illegal and unnecessary invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. The latter of which led directly to an age of ISIS beheading videos. You need to care less about about the marriage of Brad and Angelina and more about role your National Endowment for Democracy played in the Arab spring that led to the war in Syria.

You are not the good guy. You never have been. It is you, not Iran or Russia that is the major threat to the peace of the world. At home you, the American citizen, throughout U.S history have suffered greatly and continuously from poverty, sickness, lack of education, lack of real social mobility. Lets face it despite the myths most rich people get there like Trump, they inherit it. You lack the most basic social programs, healthcare, childcare and many more that are taken for granted in all the other industrially developed countries of the world that you continuously profess to lead. All while outspending the rest of the world combined on arms as well as spending 1,728,125,548073* just in the last 15 years on foreign wars. The power to make a better destiny for yourselves and your children is obviously in your hands. For the first time in your history, take it and show the world not what you are, but what you can be.

*that number grows by 8.36 million every hour of every day. National Priorities Project  https://www.nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/war/

Free your mind ,and your ass will follow