"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion, but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.”" ~~~~Samuel P. Huntington

Monday, June 28, 2010

Some Notes, From The Distance, On The the G20 'Summit' And The Concurrent "Toronto Troubles"

First, a word from Macdonald Stainsby Co-ordinator, http://oilsandstruth.org:
($1 Billion G20 Brutality - Canada's Shame @ The Livable Blog is)"Probably the best summation of the G8 I have read so far. A good cohesive write up. Needs to be read on the site where the materials and little clips are linked in."

This is what was achieved for that ONE BILLION DOLLARS in security:
The G20 Summit sets a 5 year withdrawal from Afghanistan as one of it's goals, and a number of other policies have been agreed on including deficit reductions. Guess WHY most of the industrialized nations HAVE deficits that need cutting?

Clue: It's due to persecuting a war...

Need another clue? The country we are persecuting that war on starts with the letter "A". [source]

It was interesting to read a Facebook entry from someone in the Toronto suburbs (Kitchner)on a friend's page in regard to the G20 conference and concurrent demonstrations:
"Wow.. watching channel 24, and now they are randomly arresting ppl the reporter seen a young couple five feet from him get tackled to the ground for no reason!! and taken in."

In another incident The Real News Network's Jesse Freeston, a member of the credentialed media was attacked after a deaf man was arrested for "Not Following Orders" and his equipment smashed when he asked the officer if his orders included attacking the press:

This after headlines like: G20/G8 Toronto arrest total tops 500 after night of riots...

CBC News - Toronto - G20 police raid activists' homes
Four people have been charged after G20 police raided two homes in Toronto, and there are reports activists from Montreal were arrested later at a third house...

Twits like this: _GirlsAction RT @q_e_d: RT @andrewbrett: Video Peaceful protesters sing O Canada, then police charge at them. http://bit.ly/c8YIkU #g20report #g20 #cdnpoli #cdnleft

and succinctly to the point... What to Expect at G20: Lots and Lots of Cops
Toronto, Canada - If you want to see more police officers than you’ve probably ever seen in your life, come to Toronto this weekend.

There were side issues such a the rape of large portions of Canada's land for Oil Sands, and the fact that The NGOs and E-NGOs 'have a seat' at the conference...

...after the E-NGOs sold out the Canadian Native's (First Nation) forests.

NGOs join Presidents behind the G20 Fence
Canada's non-profit industrial complex shows its face in the run up to the G20

Constantly updated reports were provided by the Toronto Media Coop HERE and at it's home page where there are links to still more information and images, such as g20.this.org, People-powered coverage of the June 2010 G8 & G20 summit.

Photo on the right from their site:

G20 Toronto 2010

Yes, there are a number of reasons for rage against the Machine

But regarding the 'rioting'...

As much as I despise random violence... I believe absolutely in "No justice no peace"

I said the same thing about the WTO demos in Seattle, and I said it when New York and so many other cities in the U.S. had the Vietnam war come home to roost.

Here's a posting Da' Buffalo did a while back on the subject of world trade and economic organizations:

An excruciatingly detailed look at how these cretins-with-suits-and-government 'credentials' destroy economies.
The WTO, World Bank, and IMF - Destroying African (or insert your third world country's name here) Agriculture

"U.S. Agriculture Secretary John Block put it at the start of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations in 1986, “the idea that developing countries should feed themselves is an anachronism from a bygone era. They could better ensure their food security by relying on U.S. agricultural products, which are available, in most cases at lower cost." [link above]
Multiply that pressure on the Third World and Agricultural nations by (G)20... Then feel the rage of the rest of the (Non-industrialized) world.

Not to mention how the E-NGOs sold out the Canadian "First Nations" and Canada's primordial forests?

They were at the G20 too.

The natives 'outside the wire', and the E-NGOs 'inside the wire'


But it comes down to this...

There's a long standing rule among "those that's doin'" about property destruction.

It's message has to be INSTANTLY recognizable!

Reverend Billy recently "building mountains' in JP Morgan/Chase banks to protest mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia for example (It Worked! They 'divested'), or dumping soot in power company lobbies as some New Yorkers fed up with Con Edison's coal burning in the 60s did, are a couple of examples that come to mind.

If what's happening appears senseless, then MY senses say "Provocateurs at work", and indeed, it's quite easy to infiltrate so-called 'black blocs'.

Case in point from the streets of Toronto:
Groups of undercover police were repeatedly identified by protesters at marches occurring between Monday and Wednesday. Some were reportedly wearing black baseball caps, bandanas with marijuana leaf-designs on them, and patches with Che Guevara on them. When asked by journalists if they were police, none denied it. [Source]
Black Blocs are too loosely affiliated to be secure or have reliable goals and leadership.

Some history... New York... Abbie Hoffman's hard core friends, UAW/MF-ESSO

Also known as Up Against The Wall Motherfuckers

The real deal...

They don't come along every day, and truth be told, someone who's angry enough to be taunted to commit an action that would run counter to a common goal with a larger community (and FWIW, this "Street Gang With Analysis", the UAW/MF, was fairy god mother to a community of so many spaced out hippies who needed help, with the ESSO (East Side Service Organization) free store, free meals, medical aid, and so much more available on a daily basis), or for that matter any discernible goal past just pure anger venting as observed by the general public, IS NOT IN ANY WAY AN ANARCHIST...

"Nihilist" would be the more appropriate term, and they simply do the work of "Useful Idiots" for whomever seeks to disrupt their community's safety and well being. In other words, they witlessly work for "The Man".

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