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Old 06-27-2010, 01:43 AM
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Canadians send message to G20 in recent Toronto violence

This seems timely but its nice to see Canadians telling off the G20 a little more directly ...
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Police in riot gear and protesters continued to clash Saturday evening following a massive anti-G20 protest march through downtown Toronto in which at least three police vehicles were set ablaze, store and bank windows smashed, and much of the area put under security lockdowns.

Shortly before 8 p.m., a police vehicle that had been damaged earlier in the day on Queen Street, just east of Spadina, was torched. Police in riot gear descended on the burning wreckage to push people back.

Police cruisers were torched earlier at the corner of King and Bay streets in the heart of the city's financial district, sending plumes of black smoke into the air. At one point, as one vehicle burned, protesters surrounded police officers who were trying to protect the car, CBC reporter Amber Hildebrandt reported on Twitter.

The size of the protest crowd was estimated to be as high as 10,000. Witnesses said tear gas had been used in the area around the provincial legislature at College and University, but police denied any had been used in the city.
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/...#ixzz0s0dkPsWB
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:46 PM
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good one, monk,
i hope you torched a pig car yourself
and kept the bumper as a momento

obama is just as evil as the others
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:07 PM
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I see that violence is okay in your book when it is on your side of the ideology.
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Is this another case of those tricky anarchists breaking off from a largely peaceful protest and burning shit up? I guess it shows the anger a lot of people are feeling at the moment.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:05 PM
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Is this another case of those tricky anarchists breaking off from a largely peaceful protest and burning shit up? I guess it shows the anger a lot of people are feeling at the moment.
Bingo!

But its not just at the moment, its been stewing for decades.
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It's the violence that stops people listening to what the protest is about, they just see thugs running amuck!!!! shame really that thats what will be remembered and not the reasons for it!!! shame on those who turned violent and who burned and smashed they place up!!!
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:11 AM
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It's the violence that stops people listening to what the protest is about, they just see thugs running amuck!!!! shame really that thats what will be remembered and not the reasons for it!!! shame on those who turned violent and who burned and smashed they place up!!!
The police here are actually being investigated for their actions ...

You may want to read about what happened.
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Bingo!

But its not just at the moment, its been stewing for decades.
Oh that is also your excuse. Its the anarchists, yet when it is on the other side of the isle, it is never the anarchists. Typical denial of a far left progressive/socialist.

I find that ironic.
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The police here are actually being investigated for their actions ...

You may want to read about what happened.
The ones that should be investigated are the thugs that burned and smashed property. Your pals.
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Your opinion is stupid and wrong, I dont really feel the need to get into it anymore then to say that the police are being investigated, we dont want fascism here like the u.s. ...
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Your opinion is stupid and wrong, I dont really feel the need to get into it anymore then to say that the police are being investigated, we dont want fascism here like the u.s. ...
Yet you want socialist fascism. Typical of a oppressed mind to think they are not oppressed. At least I am fighting for my freedoms by removing socialists like you and far right nutters in this nation.
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Socialism doesnt remove anyones freedom, it makes sure things are fair for everyone and does not prefer the rich over the poor.

You dont know what your talking about, again, your stupid, move along *L*
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I was there. I got detained. I cooperated, they let me go. I think the police did an excellent job, for the most part though there were some abuses of power that will likely go unpunished. The part that pisses me off is that they spent a billion on the G20 to have it in toronto when they could've had the meeting out on some guy's farm 100 times cheaper. Stupid, stupid waste of money. People are often unaware of what they're attacking in regards to the G20. The G20 is amoral and necessary, the problem are the massive business conglomerates who get the most say, which they reserve for their own interests to the detriment of others (bildeburg, tri-lateral) and that could definitely be called morally sound by technicality alone but not morally sound due to the ignorance of the indirect effects of their policies on the most vulnerable. This ignorance gies them a buffer zone to increase profits. A violent protest isn't a protest, it's pathetic guerilla warfare by the untrained and a cowardly release of aggression. They should have been lynched by the non-violent protesters. That'd be the epidome of irony. As for the "police state", I personally find one occasion to be an exaggeration of everyday life and I didn't find it to be an example of oppression anywhere near the levels experienced in genuinely oppressed countries.
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I was there. I got detained. I cooperated, they let me go. I think the police did an excellent job, for the most part though there were some abuses of power that will likely go unpunished. The part that pisses me off is that they spent a billion on the G20 to have it in toronto when they could've had the meeting out on some guy's farm 100 times cheaper. Stupid, stupid waste of money. People are often unaware of what they're attacking in regards to the G20. The G20 is amoral and necessary, the problem are the massive business conglomerates who get the most say, which they reserve for their own interests to the detriment of others (bildeburg, tri-lateral) and that could definitely be called morally sound by technicality alone but not morally sound due to the ignorance of the indirect effects of their policies on the most vulnerable. This ignorance gies them a buffer zone to increase profits. A violent protest isn't a protest, it's pathetic guerilla warfare by the untrained and a cowardly release of aggression. They should have been lynched by the non-violent protesters. That'd be the epidome of irony. As for the "police state", I personally find one occasion to be an exaggeration of everyday life and I didn't find it to be an example of oppression anywhere near the levels experienced in genuinely oppressed countries.
First off, good on you young man, glad to hear you were there.

Let me highlight some things I think that are particularly important.
1. there were some abuses of power that will likely go unpunished.

2. they spent a billion on the G20 to have it in toronto when they could've had the meeting out on some guy's farm 100 times cheaper.

3. the problem are the massive business conglomerates who get the most say, which they reserve for their own interests to the detriment of others (bildeburg, tri-lateral)
Personally I have no problem with subway or starbucks being smashed, corporations deserve worse, like the ceos heads chopped off.

Whether the police action in TO is right or wrong has nothing to do with how police act in other countries.

A wife beater is not a good person because they arent a serial killer.

If the cops do something wrong, STRING THEM UP!
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:26 PM
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BTW as a fellow Canadian you should check this out ...
Listening to Mel Hurtig on TVO's Big Ideas, talking about his book "The Truth About Canada", very important information!

Looked for it at the local library but had no luck, so I just bought a copy for myself and sent one to my folks. The podcast first aired in '09.

Listen to the whole show here http://www.tvo.org/podcasts/bi/audio/007514_48k.mp3

Let me know what you thought,

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