Talking about Caledonia protest ends peacefully



Caledonia protest ends peacefully

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A shouting match between about 50 non-aboriginals and 100 aboriginals at the site of an ongoing native occupation in Caledonia, Ont., appeared to be the only tense moment at a protest on Saturday.


Breathing a sigh of relief, "no violence", is matched by by the silence of Canduian jurisprudence and parliament over the theft of First Nations land in Caledonia and in hundreds of other silent-for-now Canadian communities.  Do not these two hallowed institutions know injustice when they see it? 

A shouting match is unambiguous violence.  Do not be deceived!  The observer is advised to exercise discretion.  The trouble is between the idea that some people have more rights than others.  White people still think they have the right to North America, South America, Africa, and every region they have visited and are ever more willing to go to war to prove it. The Harper government is our witness.

The end of the protest will loom full-screen when the Canadian people demand that First Nations become what they were before Europens arrived: sovereign.  Canada’s First Nations struggle against incredible racism in the 21st century and at the same time have very good reasons to hope and build on heir gains.  A few goodwill treaties between First Nations and the Canadian government have been signed in the last few decades.

Racism in Canada is as big as ever.  Forget what the media says.  Just ask your neighbour.  Ask your government to end its support or maintenance of racism anywhere in the world.


Little Progress after 34, 000 Dead In Iraq

It is incredible to think that there are still people who actually believe anything the American President and the British Prime Minister say about Iraq.  This duo has convinced some people, mostly media outlets, that the arrival of violence on American soils in September 2001 was a turning point in global history.  That is about as insightful as saying snow in winter is a crisis.
These two leaders are the recipients of an extremely violent heritage.  Britain’s empire days are clearly over.  Britannia can hardly rule the island much less the waves of earth’s oceans.  British leadership is facing the time of their lives trying to convince their own people that the days of prejudice and White privilege are over. The Americans, still considered the most disingenuous entity on earth, once circled the globe, enslaving nations and peoples. need to say something other than let’s get democratic.  The nations of the Middle East and Far East have survived for millennia without western supervision.
The bloodletting that followed the overthrow of Iraq’s government is a lesson for those who think they are leaders in international politics.  Don’t kill anything you cannot resurrect or recreate.
If some-one says that the American initiative in Iraq is a no-good bastard, one would be perfectly right.  Thousands dying each month in Iraq cannot in any way called "better than Saddam Hussein".  The Duplicitous Duo (Bush and Blair) have ruined Iraq, and made sure bad blood will flow between East and West for centuries to come.
Iraq’s wealth is being drained into American pockets.  This may be the only thing that can be called progress in Iraq, and as we suspected, it is progress that does not touch Iraqi lives.
More Americans will die before the kind of Iraq the Duo wants emerges, but far more Iraqis will die to achieve that dying duplicitous dream.