White Fear of an Indigenous Uprising in Kanada

This article recently appeared on the personal website of Greg Renouf, a somewhat infamous former participant in the #Occupy Movement in Kanada. Renouf, who claims to be neither left nor right (due to his claim to be an ethicist) spends much of his time waging an internet war against Canadian anarchists and happily carrying out the work of the state by exposing the identities Black Bloc participants, advocates and supporters. He reserves a special mission though to take down well known Canadian activists Harsha Walia and Alex Hundert (a man who I have many contradictions with). 

He also from time to time targets others who he sees as a threat to the stability of White Canada including. This has included the International Socialists, No One is Illegal, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, the Native Youth Movement, the Proletarian Revolutionary Action Committee, David McNally, Kevin Annett and even yours truly (though he mislabeled my brother and I Marxists).

I normally would not repost the drivel that comes from the White nationalism addled brain of someone like Renouf, but this particular article (originally posted under the title Is No One Is Illegal Organizing A Treasonous Uprising?) is demonstrative of the fear that many Kanadians have about the possibility of a Native uprising on the scale of Oka or bigger. In this sense it is helpful in the same way as The Blaze article I posted the other day about the meeting between Louis Farrakhan, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad & the New Black Panther Party in NYC.

Is No One Is Illegal Organizing A Treasonous Uprising? 

I’ve been aware of No One Is Illegal (NoII) for a few years now, and I thought it was a strange concept when I first heard of them. After all, how could Canada keep-up it’s social & healthcare safety nets if there was unlimited immigration? Their concept is noble, but it doesn’t appear that they provide any solutions as to how it can be realistically achieved…

It wasn’t until I had my first run-ins with Harsha Walia, the leader of their Vancouver operation, that began to realize there is something wrong with this organization. Harsha’s viament support for violence was quite disturbing. Have a look at this video where she uses racist & sexist hate to tears apart Derrick O’Keefe for his stance on non-violent protest during the Olympics

But, still, I wasn’t about to denounce a whole organization because of the weakness of one of their misguided leaders. So I gave NoII the benefit of doubt and didn’t pass a blanket judgement on their organization. Then, on May Day.  I realized this organization is a serious danger to our country.

I knew something was wrong during the planning phases for the May Day parade. A number of people from Occupy Toronto attended these meetings, that were led by NoII, and were highly upset with how they were run. Dave Vasey’s crowd showed-up with a written statement of support from Occupy Toronto, yet OT had never voted to approve this statement at the GA. Then, as Occupiers tried to complain, the rules for how the group would vote were changed three times!

As the May Day crowd marched down Queen Street West, people from many races and nationalities were yelling, singing and chanting calls for a socialist revolution. Have a look at this video- a great example of the spirit of the event:

So, here we have a group of people waving red flags, with a man singing and yelling out propaganda that we need a class war in Canada! Say what? Also notice the voice in the background was Octavian Cadabeschi, a prominent member of the International Socialists, harassing me trying to block my filming the spectacle. And, of course, at the end of the video we have PottyMouth,Taylor Flook,  harassing me by trying to block the camera with her red flag. Why are these people so scared of me filming this event? Because they know the impact if the 99% see what they are up to of course!

When the day’s march had paused at Spadina & Dundas, and NoII had people speaking through the PA system in a multitude of languages, it dawned on me that what this organization is doing is taking advantage of the activist community, new immigrants, and Canadian’s fear of being viewed as politically incorrect in an effort to raise the wrong kind of revolution.

This intersection is right in the middle of China Town, which was an interesting place to be when surrounded by 1,500+ people marching with red flags and yelling out communist slogans. There were many dozens of Chinese people standing on the sidelines, watching the event. I was curious to know their opinions, so I went up to 7 different groups to find out their opinions.

What I asked was that, considering they left China to be in non-communist Canada, what was their impression of the march? Surprisingly, the answer was unanimous-  all said it was wonderful to see it happening! Wow- this is the exactly opposite of what I expected!

One of the speakers was a Roma ‘refugee’ from Hungary. I lived in Budapest for over three years, and travelled extensively across the country- never would I have imagined that the Roma would qualify as political refugees. But, most certainly they do count as economic refugees- that said, most Hungarians would these days, the economy there is horrible.

Then, as I was surrounded by 100′s of people with red flags, chanting for a socialist revolution, it dawned on me- NoII is taking advantage of newcomers & illegal immigrants much like how some churches do with addicts and alcoholics. But, rather than selling them God, NoII is selling them prospects of a Communist revolution!

This can’t be good…

I’ve lived in countries that suffered through Communism before, and it didn’t work out very well for the people in them. The International Socialists may say that they have plans for something different. But, then they fall into the same patterns of the past- hatred for non-believers, slanderous attacks, and exiling people who disagree with their tactics.

NoII, and the International Socialists may talk-the-talk, but they definitely don’t walk-the-walk. What they are offering us is, in essence, no different from the social ills of the Soviet Union. I can say with confidence that the vast majority of the Canadian 99% abhor the idea of this being their future. Watching Tuesday’s parade made on thing crystal clear to me- NoII must be stopped.

So here we have this organization that is promoting the use of violence, class-war, hatred for the police, recruiting unwitting new immigrants, working directly with Black Bloc thugs, and calling for a communist revolution- right in the middle of downtown Toronto!

But, wait, it actually gets worse! NoII is also deeply involved with organizations like the Native Youth Movement- a group that promotes hatred and violent revolt within Indigenous communities! Have a look at this video- this will scare the Bejesus out of most Canadians:

If you listen carefully to the lyrics, you can hear the chorus: “Take back the land, Kill the white man!” And, if that isn’t bad enough, look at some of the disturbing images. Here’s a great example:

And, if you still have any doubt about the connections between this group and NoII, the final link is evident in this video that NoII posted on their YouTube account:

There is good reason to for us to be immediately concerned. First we have Kevin Annett, an International Socialist who has convinced indigenous communities across the country that he has identified numerous mass graves caused by “the Queen of England and the Holy See”. He is also making allegations that the queen is ordering executions of indigenous people- including Ricky Lavalee, a former member of Occupy Vancouver.

The word out on the streets, and inside the Canadian Occupy movement is that there is a plan for more than twenty Oka-style uprisings across the country onAboriginal Day this June 21st. This uprising was first called for in a video (which has now been taken down, but was viewed by Ian Hanomansing of the CBC) afterthe Sacred Fire incident at Occupy Vancouver. A Sacred Fire was also lit at Occupy Toronto- both fires were organized by people with direct connections to Harsha Walia & NoII. (I’ll cover the Toronto Sacred Fire in another story in the next couple of days).

Additionally, people like Dave Vasey & Macdonald Stainsby from the International Socialists are busy using environmental issues to rattle indigenous cages. The above image can give one an idea of the sentiment- Wiebo Ludwigmay only be the beginning…

So, here we are, only seven weeks before what could be a violent resurrection in cities across the country that are being orchestrated by NoII and the International Socialists. Scary stuff!

Beyond the implications of how this situation could affect our government- this  could also have a seriously negative impact on the indigenous communities who get involved. Not only could some of them end up dead- but, also, any such action could kill any/all goodwill the indigenous people have with the rest of the country. This negativity could reverberate through any future treaty negotiations in a very bad way.

Put simply, all of the parties involved are actively in the process of committing treason. This includes NoII, the International Socialists, and the people who have hijacked Occupy Toronto, Occupy Vancouver & Occupy Edmonton (amongst others I presume.) They should all be seen as dangerous criminals at this point- people who are promoting race wars with the plan to take-down our government.

These people need to be stopped- now.


Posted on May 28, 2012, in Indigenous Struggles, White Power and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Wow. This guy is a scumbag, and hilariously stupid at the same time. I mean, I *wish* the May Day march was revolutionary in a communist sense but, regardless of the involvement of various socialist groups, it was sadly far from reaching that goal. His asinine comments about Chinatown––including his assumption about the people who live there (they wanted to “escape communism”) and his bemusement about why they thought the march was great––caused me to laugh out loud.

    Anyone who is worried about “treason” in a colonial-capitalist context isn’t the rebel they think they are.

  2. geiheiscollectivewordsoundvisionpower

    Hello comrades I will be in Toronto from the 18th of June. I am looking to support some actions on the 21st. Please point in the direction of organisations/collectives who could use some solidarity. Also looking to link for future joint endevours and learnings between Kanada and Azania. My email: obekwa@gmail.com.
    Ya Basta

  3. Hi

    I no longer live in Canada and haven’t for nearly half a year now, so I am not entirely on top of what is going on in and around Toronto come Aboriginal Day. However my advice to you if you are looking to do some solidarity work with our struggles is go right to the source. In my experience in Kanada most White solidarity activists while maybe genuine ultimately do not serve indigenous people. On top of that many of them (including many well known ones) are not even close to genuine and just out to serve themselves.

    So by going to the source I mean going right to the organizations of Native people themselves. I would suggest maybe trying to get into contact with Defenders of the Land, the Indigenous Environmental Network, Young. Onkwehonwe. United, Anishinabek Confederacy to Invoke Our Nationhood, Native Youth Movement and/or AIM Ontario.

  4. Thanks for the help it will be very useful. But I feel a little bit offended that you are equating me to a white liberal. But then again it may be that my ancestors are speaking through you and that I am lax in my revolutionary discipline. After all revolutionary discipline depends on individual consciousness but revolutionary action depends on the collective consciousness.

  5. Sorry to offend, but you took my words the wrong way. I was not attempting to equate you with a White liberal. What I was trying to say is that you should steer clear of certain White activists – as it is my experience that they tend to not serve in the best interest of the colonized people they claim to do solidarity work for.

    The only sort of White solidarity activist organization that I think is worth any time is the African People’s Solidarity Committee and Uhuru Solidarity Movement – both of which are organizations for (primarily) White people to do genuine solidarity work with African and Native liberation. What makes them different from every other self-serving White solidarity activist and organization is that the APSC and USM were founded by the African People’s Socialist Party, an African vanguard organization, and they work directly under its leadership. Hence they work directly under the leadership of the colonized.

  6. You are right about that! Will try to join ACTION’s stand in Ontario, if it is still on by the time I get there. Thanks again for the useful links, much appreciated.

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