Idle No More: The overnight YouTube roundup

YouTube Roundup 

Media Blackout of Idle No More

Just as MSM pretty much blacked out the Occupy Movements they are at it once again with the Idle No More movement that is presently sweeping the nation.

Well, I, as part of Alternative Media still have a voice and I am lending it here to my Native brothers and sisters and their supporters who are now standing up not only for themselves, but for you and me too. In this regard, I join the many tens of thousands who stand with them and encourage my readers to do likewise.

“The Idle No More movement approached critical mass yesterday, as tens of thousands of First Nations people and their supporters rallied across Canada, and as far afield as New Mexico and Ukraine. Many of the peaceful protests, featuring round dances and drumming, struck at the very heart of the dominant culture — shopping malls. Others stopped traffic in various downtowns. The gatherings are in support of Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike, now in its 11th day, and fueled by the Conservative government’s monster bill C-45 and its bludgeon approach to the environment and treaty rights.

Below we offer an overnight roundup of video posted to YouTube, chronicling the day’s protests, as well as a few from earlier in the week.”

Idle No More: The overnight YouTube roundup


Comment:
The Occupy Canada Movement is not dead here in Canada. In fact, some might say it has now metaphorizied into the Idle No More movement.

Bill C-45 is a Corporatist Fascist piece of legislation that must be fought by ALL Canadians. For it really does affect us all, in the most negative way imaginable.

Keep the Spirit & Intent STRONG… and as you enjoy your holidays with friends, family etc… never forget we are in a period in history that is changing lives, thoughts, behaviours, hearts, spirits, & so much more.

 

Fascism is capitalism in decay.

from John Prince
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17 Responses to Idle No More: The overnight YouTube roundup

  1. Anonymous says:

    7;17, I think she hit it right on when she mentioned that everyone should get an education. It scares me that she believes, with that delivery, that she is truly educated.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.-Dalai Lama

  3. Anonymous says:

    In a democracy, the political leadership is responsible to the people. In an oligarchy, it is responsible to the few — the elite who own most of the assets and wield the real power.

    In Canada, those are the people who wanted the Nexen deal, who want the Northern Gateway pipeline, and who want Canadians to believe that what’s good for corporate CEOs is good for them. In an oligarchy, there are a lot of people who simply don’t matter…

    Stephen Harper’s Canada is not a democracy, let alone a parliamentary democracy. It is an oligarchy with a few well chosen friends and millions upon millions of people to ignore, vilify or bamboozle.

  4. the bradguy says:

    GitchiManitou bless you for covering the Idle No More movement. Massive co-ordinated effort that’s international and virtually no mainstream Canadian media coverage because the big media outlets are owned by the corporations that fund the conservatives. I have to watch AlJazeera tv to see coverage of Idle No More. harpers’s totalitarian rule.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It is good to see the unity of the First Nations in the Idle No More movement. About time that they are using the rights they have always had. They talk about being oppressed and being impoverished. Who fault is it?
    We have sent millions and millions of dollars to each Nation over the years, and their own band leaders dole out the money to friends and families and leave the general band members with nothing. Band leadership floats back and forth between a few families who keep a large portion of the money. Little gets to where it could make things better for the majority.

    The Federal Department of Indian Affairs is top heavy, self serving, incompetent and spends a lot of the budgeted federal money before it can make it down the ladder. What gets to the First Nations bands is diverted to the favored few or is misspent. It is no wonder that the Band members as a whole are left with nothing and live in poverty. Blaming only Harper is not going to solve the problem. Time for the bands to start solving their in house problems first.

  6. Peter Rosner says:

    Anon 9:13 i have to agree with you they would be well served if they got their own house in order and then presented their case. We dont know all the details just what we see which doesnt bode well when they play the poor me to the media. When you drive through the reserve and see homes that were provided for them forty years ago destroyed besause of lack of upkeep whose fault is that. I dont want to stereo type them. What i believe is this welfare system they are on isnt working and doesnt instill any pride for them. What has been happening with their youth is like a form of mass Genocide and indian affairs is closing their eyes to it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Peter, with those bands that have done well you are likely to find a band member that has went outside for an education and returned, or a natural born leader that has been able to rise in the internal pecking order. Not many of these.

    With the bands that are hurting, you are likely to find an established tribal leader structure that keeps a close hand on the dollars (the ultimate oligarchy), or worse yet a white lawyer that has found a cash cow and will protect his income at all costs. Think I’m exaggerating– check to see the number of bands represented by these guys.

    Lately, the youth have been infiltrated by gangs who bring the guns and violence and enhance the use of drugs. Not much different than the rest of society but more destructive in the band environment. Hard to fight this in the tribal environment.

    It would appear that rather than fight the use of their and nearby natural resources, the bands would be better off to cooperate and try to get meaningful employment for their members. Yes there always is the potential problem of environmental damage, but who is really funding all of the opposition to band and nearby resource development, pipelines, and roads? You’ll find that the large US Foundations, foreign governments, Sierra Club types and other opposing corporations are the money sources, in it FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL INTERESTS. They are making good use of the band members in the Idle No More movement, but not for best interest of the bands.

  8. John Prince says:

    Democracy Now

    “We, First Nations people, have been subsidizing the wealth and prosperity and programs and services of Canadians from our lands and resources,” Palmater says. “And that’s the reality here that most people don’t understand.”

    Start at 46:30

    Q. Who’s the real welfare bums in Canada?
    A> The Canadian government and their 5,000 bureaucrats in the Indian Affairs Department, that’s who.

    Stop blaming the natives for everything and take a look in the mirror…

    “If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.”

    JP

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