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Idle No More - Bone Game Border Blockade - Sorta

The U.S./Canada border in Victoria was blocked for a short while, with a few of the women involved taking credit for allowing the ferry traffic to disembark after a short delay. The women announced loudly to the border guards, the VicPD, and the waiting passengers, "Remember, it was the women who negotiated the opening of the border." The women called themselves the peaceful and polite protesters.


"Protest beyond the law is not a departure from 'democracy' - it is absolutely essential to it"

(Howard Zinn)


What is the value of protest when governments’ ignore? When is civil disobedience not civil disobedience? What is a protest without a line drawn? How despicable and atrocious must our leaders’ actions be before the sheeple herd together and stampede through legislature door to stop what must be stopped? Without direct action there is no incentive for government to listen; institutions can only be motivated to change through financial profit or fear.


"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough [people] stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

(George Orwell)


The painfully obvious weakness of the Idle No More movement;

"The reformist methods promoted by the original founders has included the imposing of pacifist methods and so has dampened the warrior spirit of the people overall."


"At best, these mobilizations show that there is a yearning for social change among a growing number of people, but social media enables them to bypass more experienced and radical groups, and their naivete leads them to think that these groups fail because they're too radical. Therefore they appeal to the most basic and populist slogans, the least threatening forms of action, etc."

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Taken on January 5, 2013