Quick Draw from the Alberta Legislature public (not press) gallery
She smiles after all that... Not a Bystander art project, Anger, Violence, Bullying
Art is made for people to react. Having a position means what you are doing is needed
and it is creating change. In the long term a lot of people are going to appreciate it.
Venezuelan Woman, Alberta Legislature, Doug Brinkman's Fire and Rain social art project (Alberta Wildfires) outdoor art show, 2017 - Painting about the news stories that matter to Albertans
YouTube Comment: This is not our Canadian values... service was Always our way... courtesy was always our way, kindness to strangers has now been our down fall. They mistake our kindness with weakness, yet it is what makes great societies! thanks for being there to document the ever more losses of the Great Canadian way Doug... deep gratitude Sir!
2019-01-12 This Saturday I did 2 live broadcasts, one from the Alberta Legislature during a rally held by the Yellow Vests and later from a inside Sir Winston Churchill Square during an anti hate rally. As a citizen news activist I like attending rallies leafleting, news picketing and sharing news and information with good folks I meet. Today I checked in first with the Edmonton police service and said that I would not to interfere with the rally. The police looked at my placard and gave me thier okay to go ahead with my picket from the sidelines from where the anti hate rally was taking place.
Alberta Legislature Press Pass Picket Placard used during rally
I was immediately approached by 4 men from the rally and told by one man who had his face partially covered to "FUCK OFF!" out of Churchill Square. Another man accused me from trying co-opt thier Love, Inclusiveness rally and that I was not welcome here. Manwar Khan, also an Alberta Party candidate known for his anti hate and bullying activism was present during the altercation. Rallies and protests every weekend downtown has turned our neigbourhood into a war zone full of anger, hate and anxiety felt by residence and those who work downtown. The City of Edmonton's anti hate initiative are creating havoc and breaches of the peace in our neighborhood with skirmishes of violence and bullying like I experienced today from the attendees of the anti hate rally. Weekly rallies and protests co-sponsored by the City of Edmonton's anti hate initiatives are costing Edmonton tax payers a hefty bill for all the extra policing. Over 50 police and peace officers I lost count counting during one weekend of protests when these anti haters crashed a rally in Churchill Square held by conservative yellow vests.
Naomi Rankin (left) Leader of the Alberta Communist Party is seen communicating with the two men who told me to leave earlier. (Below) Here is a leaflet this City of Edmonton sponsored anti hate event handed out to the public. I was later invited to mingle with the attendees after the rally but I said no thanks "I don't feel safe around you people"
The same cast from today's Love, Inclusiveness rally
Political B.S. might best describe what today's love, inclusive, rally was all about, sponsored in part by the City of Edmonton and attended by local news media and politicians. All using racism and hate as a backdrop for these staged propagated anti hate campaigns in an effort to garner votes and support away from the leading United Conservative Party for the upcoming 2019 provincial election. Months of planning went into today's anti-hate rally originally initiated by the City Of Edmonton after it's proclamation against hate and racism was declared during another media staged event last fall. One has to wonder how much tax payers money has been spent that includes extra costs of policing for this political expenditure the City initiated targeting it's conservative citizens.
Politicians, activists and news media stage anti-discrimination event.
Politicians and news media stage anti-hate event.
2018-12-15 The non city permit counter protesting Communists, Marxist and Antifascists drown out city permitted Yellow Vests made up of mostly conservatives during the singing ofO'Canada bybanging pots and pans and chanting "Racists..." inside Sir Winston Churchill Square. Over 50 police and peace officers formed a line separating the two groups.
Those people who protest against the yellow vests are so misinformed and blind. Alberta is losing $84 million each day due to lack of pipeline. The deficit has reached historical high. Soon there will be no public-funded social programs.
YouTube Comment jackpontiac52
Police should ARREST ANTIFA. They have NO Permit to Protest ! Next weeks protest will be Bigger and Better ! GO #yellowvests !
YouTube Comment Ufo Trailers
First Nations lady nailed it at 6:55 🇨🇦❤️
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Great to see ANTIFA alive and full of exuberance in Canada's conservative stronghold OUTSHOUTING the fascists in the vests. The right wing is losing their place in the world and they know it! Globalism will triumph. Hammer and sickle! LONG LIVE THE IDEALS OF JOSEPH STALIN & LENIN!
It might become even more violent in downtown Edmonton, an NDP stronghold. Communists, Antifascists, Marxist Leninist, IWW Wobbles, Occupy Edmonton and Anarchists are some of the few groups over the years that formed known for agitating, intimidating, bullying and sometimes violent during rallies, protests and on picket lines. The NDP Government would never outwardly support such actions but you rarely hear the NDP speak out against them considering they make up a part of thier support base. The Leader of the Communist Party of Alberta Naomi Rankin says she encourages her party members to vote NDP because they reflect thier socialists values best and have the better chance of forming government over conservatives.
Me News Picketing my Not a Bystander art project on anger, violence and bullying wearing my Oilers "Non Hockey Fan Violence" jersey next to Communists activists who were promoting anti Donald Trump, anti capitalism and Communism revolution in front of the Alberta Legislature during the 2017 Womans March.
Hate, Violence and Bullying Footnotes
ECAWAR /Communists brings Syria's War to Edmonton
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism
Cyber Bullying: Lethbridge University Professor of Globalization studies Anthony J.Hall known in the news for questioning the Holocaust and publicly blaming the terror attacks of 911 on Isreal. He was the subject during last year's Alberta Legislature assembly question period on the topic of hate and antisemitism. In past Hall resorted to on-line bullying encouraging thugs to visit my home because I challenged his position of blaming the events of 9/11 on Jews as being hurtful damaging conspiracy theories against Canada's Jewish community.
Cyber Bully Paul Armstrong makes online threats with the help of Lethbridge University Professor Anthony J. Hall.
2019-01-12 I think of #FirstNations #consultation with my painting. I think of #pipelines and I think of road blockades. The construction of the new Walterdale bridge divided the ppl of Edmonton and it's first nations community over sacred burial grounds under the construction site.
2019-01-12 Taz Bouchier singing during womans march rally.
Literally cool (0 C) to be adding more paint to an old painting outside the Alberta Legislature today. I started this painting January 2015 on location in front of the construction site for the new Walterdale bridge. I love the new bridge but miss the old green metal pig as one City councilor described it when deciding it's fate "you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig in the end" See if you can spot the lone Canada goose in the video...
Three rules to Civil Information Activism - 1. Never get arrested , 2. Have fun at being the media civil information[ing] your cause to the public and 3. R.E.S.P.E.C.T all people property and rule and law while doing civil information[ing] (even you enemies and political foes). Riding on an Edmonton LRT train for happy was a brainstorm idea local performing activists including Rjin Vanderhook aka Billy Shakes. Billy and his pals asked me to film this segment ##HappynessDay of them spreading love, dance and cheer on a train ride throughout the City of Edmonton. It was worth seeing all the smiles on the faces of peoples on a train ride of happy.
CTV News Shot Sir Winston Churchill Square - UCP Budget Cuts are Going To Hurt!
Quick Draw from the Alberta Legislature public (not press) gallery
CTV News Shot Sir Winston Churchill Square - Omar Khadr -More To The Story
News Picketing The News Media Outside the Court House
News Picketing the Grey Cup Weekend
News Picketing The Provincial NDP Convention
Cariwest Festival, Press Pass Picketing in the Rain
Every day this week downtown Edmonton and outside the Alberta Legislature I shared leaflets and news pickets with Albertans including with the Minister of Municipal Affairs Shaye Anderson, Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmid and today with the Minister of Transportation and Government House Leader Brian Mason. I thanked Brian for all his years in public service serving Alberta and reminded him that he was featured in my first news story as a citizen news activist in 2007 covering a rally in front of the Alberta Legislature. Brian Mason joined other Albertans calling for the Canadian Government to release Omar Khadr' and be returned to Canada from Guantanamo Bay. Photo by Sheriff Richard.