Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until . . ...

LFR’s half-assed predictions for 2012

Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until 2013. Instead of ...

The Vancouver Club, Dick Cheney and pedophilia: a tale of perversion, politics and privilege

UPDATE: Anthony J. Hall, from the Comments at Let Freedom Rain: I attempt to put the whole Vancouver Club/Jack Cram/pedophilia/BC Indian title scandal in broader context in chapter 8 of my new book, Earth into Property: Colonization, Decolonization and Capitalism McGill-Queen’s University Press). Where is the investigation into the police treatment meted out to Jack ...

Cheney speech: c’mon Calgary, you can do better than this

Only about 50 protesters showed up to Cheney’s Calgary speech, a dismal showing compared to the far more sizeable crowd at his Vancouver speech the night before. I realize Calgary is a conservative city but with Nenshi, I thought things were changing. Even the Calgary Herald reporting was soft. Ten years after the attacks on ...

The Vancouver Club, Dick Cheney and pedophilia

When socialite Leah Costello announced that Dick Cheney was to speak at the Vancouver Club, I thought nothing more of the venue, concentrating on the horror of a war criminal about to besmirch our fair city. In my many walks around downtown Vancouver, I’d strolled by the building that houses the club countless times. The nondescript building doesn’t invite ...

Tell Leah Costello that Dick Cheney is not welcome in Vancouver

Local right-wing gadfly and embarrassment to the city, Vancouver’s Paris Hilton, Leah Costello, is hosting war criminal Dick Cheney at her very elite, very right wing Bon Mot book club. It is appropriate however that a member of the cocktail wienie set is responsible for inviting such a ‘controversial’ criminal to our country and fair city. Protests are being organized and a healthy turnout is expected. Here’s the ...

Leah Costello is a cancer on Vancouver. Protest Dick Cheney’s visit Monday evening.

Local right-wing gadfly and embarrassment to the city, Vancouver’s Leah Costello is hosting war criminal Dick Cheney at her very elite, very right wing Bon Mot book club. Protests are being organized and a healthy turnout is expected. It is appropriate however that a member of the cocktail wienie set is responsible for inviting such a ‘controversial’ criminal ...