Tag Archives: Vancouver

Vancouver Area Network of Drugs Users (VANDU)- Your Tax Dollars At Work!

Blocking traffic on the Cambie St Bridge today…

There’s a march going on right now in Vancouver. Just a few minutes ago VANDU was blocking traffic on the Cambie Street Bridge, carrying a banner saying ‘Homes Not Jails’…

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The BCGEU May Not Only Be Full Of Shit…

Did the BCGEU do this?

Did the BCGEU put a new meaning to the concept of the flying squad on Thursday?

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Letter From A Fauxhawk (featuring Jayson Fleury!)

Jayson Fleury- From Harsha Walia’s Fauxhawk Band

I woke up this morning to find I got a message from Jayson Fleury- you may remember him from my story about Occupy Toronto’s ‘sacred’ fire. If you’ve been around activist circles in Toronto or Vancouver, chances are you’ve run across this guy.

Have a look at his letter, and my response below. This could be interesting…

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Why ‘Safe Space’ Politics Should Scare You…

The first incident of violence at Occupy Vancouver came long before a juvenile kid in the Black Bloc hit a cop in the face with a flagpole, and long before an occupier bit a fireman and another stole a cop’s ammunition during the ‘sacred’ fire incident. It was a seemingly unexpected event that happened at the end of a General Assembly (GA) that was dedicated to discussing how we’d make Occupy Vancouver a ‘Safe Space’.

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Does Irwin Oostinde Run S&M Sex Parties At The W2 Media Centre? (Kid’s Camps Too!)

Irwin Oostinde, helping the poor, or helping himself?

One of the more interesting things about the W2 Media Centre is the imbalance between events focussed on media, and the number of parties and social events.  Have a look at this screenshot from the events calendar on their website: Continue reading

This Woman Reminds Me Of Krazy Krystalline Kraus!

What’s with these people? Fauxhawks, blonde natives, and only white people are in-charge of everything? If there’s going to be a native uprising, it should be against the people who are using them for ulterior means!

Stay-tuned for a story about a fake Ontario native village! You can’t make this stuff up folks…

Harsha Walia’s Gonna Get It! (Bob Ages Too!)

Ben Pearson (in one of the best Occupy Vancouver pictures ever!)

UPDATE: This article includes some inaccuracies, please refer to the comments section for updated information

I’ve written about this issue a few times now, and posted the (very popular) video of Occupy Vancouver Gone Wild! It all started after Ben Pearson began to ask questions about OV finances. Ben’s a brave man, and I commend his tenacity in keeping-up the good fight here….

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Occupy Toronto And The DTES FauxHawk’s Sacred Fire! (Featuring Harsha Walia & David Eby!)

Can You Recognize This Man? (don’t worry, he’ll be unmasked in a moment)

One of my more memorable moments at Occupy Vancouver was the day when two indigenous men from Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES) lit a ‘sacred’ fire in the middle of our camp. I didn’t know it at the time, but both these men had a long history working with Harsha Walia & No One Is Illegal. I wrote one of my earliest stories on this incident- labelling it a sacred provocation

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Macdonald Stainsby & Harsha Walia Called “Lowlights” Of The 2010 Olympics!

Mac Stainsby- NDP Hitman & Pie Thrower…

Charlie Smith of the Georgia Straight wrote an interesting article after the Olympics outlining the highlights & lowlights of the 2010 games. And, of course, one of the Lowlights was given to Macdonald Stainsby’s & Harsha Walia’s shameful Black Bloc Incident…

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What Did Harsha Wallia Do? (WDHWD)

This is my favourite question to ask Harsha’s defenders. Still haven’t got a valid answer on that. I’m sure she has accomplished something in her career as an activist- but it boggles the mind how people supporting her, when put on the spot, can’t come up with anything! Not even Macdonald Stainsby could do it!

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No Wonder Harsha Walia Loves To Pimp Violence!

Yeah Dave Eby- she does seem outrageous, doesn’t she!

Ever since the first day I used Twitter I’ve been amazed by its power. Not only because of its value for getting my words out to the world- but, equally, it is a wonderful tool for querying the world for information…

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Was Wally Oppal Setup In A Hollywood Honeytrap?

Rochelle Clark (of the Clarke VIP Lounge) & Wally Oppal

It has always puzzled me why David Eby and his NDP crowd appear to be so hell-bent on discrediting the Pickton inquiry. It seems almost daily I see an article of them complaining about competence, sexism or some other reason to attack the efforts of the inquiry.

Perhaps he does this out of genuine care for the families involved- but I just can’t see Eby as being primarily motivated by altruism. After all, he’s a political hack who wouldn’t even stand-up to protect the Occupy movement (which he claimed he supported) from the damages caused by Harsha Walia’s friends in the Black Bloc

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An Open Letter To Occupy Vancouver

Starhawk teaching us to love each other at the back door of the VAG

Dear Occupy Vancouver,

Remember the first couple of weeks we were together at the VAG? Those days were beautiful, weren’t they? All of the smiles, love and group hugs made living outside in tents worthwhile- didn’t they?

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Occupy Vancouver Gone Wild!

Here is the video of Richard Porteous making a blatantly slanderous attack on the character of a man who has asked too many questions about Occupy Vancouver’s Finance Committee. More details in my previous article: Occupy Vancouver Has An Asshole Problem

Occupy Vancouver Has An Asshole Problem! (so do the Council of Canadians & Van Media Co-Op)

Bob Ages of the Council of Canadians (also known as Mr Taco!)

NOTE: The title of this article is based on an article that was quite popular during the early days of Occupy Vancouver: Occupy’s Asshole Problem

I’ve written about this issue before. Bob Ages of the Council of Canadians has been involved in vicious character attacks after Ben Pearson, a member of Occupy Vancouver, started asking questions about the Finance Committee. Then I published a video showing how a gang of people (including Irwin Oostinde of the W2 Media Center) mobbed Ben to refuse his entry to a GA.

This situation has truly one of Occupy Vancouver’s lowest moments…

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Naomi Klein Fights For The Needs Of Vancouver’s DTES Drug Dealers & Poverty Pimps!

Naomi Klein speaking beside Harsha Walia at the rally

One of the more interesting events I attended in Vancouver was the Occupy Condos event led by Harsha Walia. I have, for months, been quite confused by this event. It was only recently what it has begun to make sense to me…

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MP Dean Del Mastro Calls The Council Of Canadians A “Extremist Group”

Dean Del Mastro: Time to Stop the CoC's!

Finally, I’ve been waiting for this for a long time! Other people are beginning to realize that the Council of Canadians are a big problem…
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Is Kevin Annett A Con Artist?

In case you missed it, I’ve attached a copy of Kevin Annett’s response to my latest letter to him. Reading it I am left with little doubt that Kevin isn’t telling the truth. I was honest and fair in my letter and he responded with profanity this time…

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Chris Hedges And Occupy Debate “Black Bloc” Violence

All I’ve been asking for is the same as Chris mentions in this video: Transparency, Honesty, and a Rigid adherence to nonviolence. People who are suggesting we support Black Bloc and Diversity of Tactics are clearly working for the 1%. Occupiers! When will you finally understand this!

Please, realize this now- we need to move on and start making a difference!

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The Curious Case of Sarah Buehler, Robocall Rallies and Openmedia.ca

Sarah Buehler, organizer of the first Vancouver Robocall Rally

One of the first times I realized something was wrong with Occupy Vancouver was an incident I had with Sarah Buehler. I noticed during the planning meeting that Sarah was rather stand-offish when unknown people approached her (hardly the trait of a true occupier), but I had no idea how radical her views would be until a couple of days after we opened our camp.

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