Archive for the ‘2010 Olympics’ Category

June 18, 2010

By Jeff Parkinson

Two “red power” protests are being planned for June 24th 2010 that will (hopefully) finally test the patience of the Canadian government who talks tough but does nothing to stop Native protests which at times have escalated to terrorism.

According to a wide variety of media sources including Native media, a group calling itself red power united intends to blockade highway 403, or highway 400 next week as well as the Trans Canada Highway because they don’t approve of the G20. This same group disapproved of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and ultimately their “peaceful” protest turned into a group of anarchists destroying property, and attacking police in the downtown core.

The 403 runs from Woodstock, Ont., to Mississauga, Ont., just west of Toronto, and Highway 400 runs north between Toronto and Barrie, Ont. A blockade of either would tie up thousands of people for no reason at all and since it is apparently designed to force a political agenda, would amount to terrorism.

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December 22, 2009

Since the announcement that Vancouver would have the honour of hosting the 2010 Olympic Games, Native protestors have been threatening to interfere for a variety of ridiculous reasons, but yesterday the Olympic Caravan succeeded in giving the people of Six Nations the chance to see the Olympic flame by thinking on their feet to avoid a blockade by selfish protestors who wanted to deny everyone the chance to see this spectacle.

The most common excuse for them to try to shut down this international event has been the assertion that Vancouver is “stolen native land”. As those who have been paying attention have learned, anywhere that they decide to break the law suddenly becomes “stolen native land” at which point the police and government step aside so that the extremists can get away with criminal and or terrorist behaviour depending on their mood.

It’s like having a password to join a secret club really but that is not the point of this story.

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