The video says it all; that the activity last weekend in Toronto is proof that Canada is now a Police State. The actions were done as part of the whole new world order G20, globalization that has swept the globe over the past decade. The purpose of these meetings is to make the world safe for the elite and the multi-nationals. The workers, the poor, the dispossessed have no rights under the new system and they had better just sit back, shut up and do what they are told. If they attempt to protest, they will be arrested, hurt or worse, killed by the elements of the state.
Part of the problem is our political leaders are in the back pocket of the elite, which is why nations such as Canada go to such extremes to protect the leaders of other lands.
What about the events. I will confess my personal opinion of the Satuday night was that the true criminals were behind the security barrier, not in front. Yes there was violence, there was destruction of private property, usually the property of major corporations and a few police cars were destroyed. There was the usual response by middle Canada about how sickening it all was and how horrible these people were. I got into a bit of an argument with a Green Party candidate, she accused me condoning violence. I don't condone violence. But seriously, the reaction was a bit over the top. Vancouver had a worse riot after Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in 1995(6)?
If you examine the events of the weekend, there seems to be two distinct aspects to the G20 Toronto situation; Saturday and Sunday. The first day, was the riot that got everyone upset. Members of the Black Bloc were part of the peaceful demonstration, but they broke off and began to trash buildings. The police seemed to have been held back, perhaps there was an understanding that if the Anarchists just break some windows, then let them get it out of their system. They did smash the windows of a Bell Canada building, all that could mean they had contracts with Bell Canada- on the other hand, if that was true, they would have burned the building down. Let me tell you, if you have ever been on hold with Bell's Customer Services, you would be glad to trash the store.
Then there is Sunday, when the tables were turned and the police were ordered(?) higher ups to smash all displays of violence. The problem is, the only violence seems to have been generated by the Police. Please understand I am not anit-Police, they are the thin blue line, but you have to question some of the videos that are now being shown.
Some of them are completely surreal:
I guess the Police waited until after they finished singing. There are a great deal of videos out there, just go to YouTube for the many of them. Funny, the Chief of Police has asked that if people have any photographs or videos....um, type youtube.com into the browser and start there.
We have heard the numbers, 900 arrested, 700 released after spending the night in jail. Some of the people were arrested because they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Then we get to the law that may not have existed. There was this whole news that the Province of Ontario passed a law stating that all persons who came within 5 metres of the Security Fence had to show identification or else. Afterwards it was announced there was no such thing. Couple this with the bizarre display of 'weapons' seized before G20 that turned out not to be weapons, you have to wonder what exactly was happening. While now everybody says it never was, it sure was before the protest.
If you add it all up, you have to wonder what was happening, what was the news, and who was controling it all. Was there plants within the Black Bloc to ensure there would be violence? Did the OPP or the RCMP plant some agent provocateur to make sure there was violence. Was there, only a formal investigation would tell for sure, however it must be said, it wouldn't be the first time such a tactic had been used. As well, it is known the police had infiltrated the Southern Ontario Anarchist Resistence.
There are a lot of questions that need answering.