Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 Status versus Motion art project review

Idle No More rally Sir Winston Churchill Square 2013

"People have a voice, they will be heard!"
Respect people, property and the rule of law
December 31, 2018: My 2018 The Status versus Motion art project focused my creativity and my citizen free news attention on the corporate news media, Alberta Government and opposition parties inside our Alberta Legislature. This new years eve I can now say with confidence that the stage is set and the battle lines are drawn for the coming social upheaval in our Province and noticeable increase in environmental and political storms for 2019. Neither political side or the corporate news media has called for calm among Albertans but instead have stoked the flames of anger and fear and dramaturged a rise in violence, racism and hate among Albertans.
2018-03-10 During an early March protest against pipelines "protect the inlet" (above photo) while this small group of 30 people or more gathered in a round circle next to the Alberta Legislature one First Nations man declared that it was time to start killing oil patch workers. When it was my turn to speak I told the circle about the infamous warrior, actor and activist John Boncore aka Splitting The Sky who lived a life of violence (see investigate 9/11 1971). Near the end of John's life he admitted after 40 years living a lie to killing the young jail guard William Quinn during the Attica prison riot. He admitted this during a speaking engagement in upper state New York September 2011. He then said after admitting to murder that "anger, violence and warfare must be avoided at all costs, unless it's to defend the land" John died March 2013 from a fall after a night of alcohol and drugs. I said in the circle that we need to build pipelines since we are told by the oil industry, Alberta Government and opposition members inside the Alberta Legislature that they are the safest means to getting our oil product to markets other than the U.S. Afterwards we shook hands, hugged and went our separate ways...

"A prolonged stretch of low oil prices will bring economic, political and geopolitical changes that were once unthinkable." - Mohamed A. El-Erian
The Sign read "Read Fanon-#Justice4Colten"
2018-02-17 A lone placard pitched in the snow surrounded by dozens of candles wax melted in the snow from the night before reads "Read Fanon - #Justice4Colten." I learned from a CBC news story 'Justice for Colten': Hundreds gather for Boushie rally at Alberta legislature' the sign was left behind by one of the four women who co-founded the Idle No More movement Sylvia McAdam.
Water, we have a responsibility to our children, Doug Brinkman
Read Fanon (quotes)
“Violence is man re-creating himself. ” 
“The basic confrontation which seemed to be colonialism versus anti-colonialism, indeed capitalism versus socialism, is already losing its importance. What matters today, the issue which blocks the horizon, is the need for a redistribution of wealth. Humanity will have to address this question, no matter how devastating the consequences may be.” Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

“Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.” Frantz Fanon

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.” Frantz Fanon

“The Negro enslaved by his inferiority, the white man enslaved by his superiority alike behave in accordance with a neurotic orientation.” Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

Frantz Fanon 20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer from the French colony of Martinique, whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism. As well as being an intellectual, Fanon was a political radical, Pan-Africanist, and Marxist humanist concerned with the psychopathology of colonization, and the human, social, and cultural consequences of decolonization.

“I, the man of color, want only this: That the tool never possess the man. That the enslavement of man by man cease forever. That is, of one by another. That it be possible for me to discover and to love man, wherever he may be.” Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Mask

Friday, December 14, 2018

Omar Khadr - More to the Story...

Citizen free news clip Brian Mason currently the NDP House Leader and Minister of Transportation defending Omar Khadr 2007.

U.S. Department of Defence Sam Morison Defends Omar Khadr 

Omar Khadr, Dr. Stephen Nicholas Xenakis University of Alberta

I'm joined by Melanie Humphreys, PhD President of Kings University on my news picket "Omar Khadr - More to the story" in front of the Alberta Legislature today. The King's University is a private Christian university offering bachelor's degrees in the arts, humanities, music, social sciences, natural sciences and commerce/management, as well as an education after degree.

 A great credit to you & your professionalism.Your work affirms our values. Dr. Stephen Nicholas Xenakis, American psychiatrist and U.S. military officer.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

❤️eART and Snow Angel High Level Bridge - Social art Project

❤️eART and Snow Angel High Level Bridge

It has been such a pleasure to meet you!!! Your snow heart and snow angel have made a difference in my day and I am sure that in the day of many others too!! for such beautiful and meaningful gestures. - Nurse person

Friday, November 30, 2018

November, Respect People, Property and the Rule of Law

News picketing during the pro pipeline line rally

November 30, 2018: #Pipelines Citizen free news picket reporting from #Yeg Jasper and 100 street handing out leaflets to bystanders across the street from the "Tell the (Liberal) Resource Minister (Sohi Amarjeet) Pipeline Owners Demand Answers" rally #abpoli #Ableg Citizen free news Police reported the rally was friendly and peaceful. Ryan Jespersen of 630 CHED (sister Global TV) invited Minister Amarjeet on air but the Minister would not respond to Jason Kenney's call for mandate emergency cuts to oil production. 

2018 -11-26 Notes from the public (not press) gallery #NDP #UCP agreed to remove against her wishes Robyn Luff MLA of Calgary-East from the standing committee for public accounts. Both Alberta party Greg Clark and Freedom Conservative party Derek Fildebrandt argued this move was wrong...

The Giddy Colour Commentator & Finance Minister Joe Ceci was finally outed and made to retract his comments accusing members of being "Drunken Sailors" for the 4th time I've heard it said since I moved into the public (not press) gallery. The Honourable Shaye Anderson MLA for Leduc-Beaumont told me last week "drunken sailors" is used to describe out of control spending...

News Pickets 
Alberta's Growing Debt
Last of the Alberta Caribou
Alberta Health Care Wait Times 
Pipelines: Alberta United a Nation divided 
International Day for the elimination of Violence against Women
Jasper and 100 Street Non-(Fan) Violence News picket "She smiles after all that..."
#GreyCup2018 'Buzzing 630 CHED Tower' 50,000 Watts- Bryan Hall nicknamed "Hallsy", Canadian radio & television personality, retired radio play-by-play broadcaster for the Edmonton Eskimos. Born Aug 19, 1934 Tor., Ont. Not a Bystander to Hockey Fan Violence, Bullying NEWS PICKET

November 22, 23, 24 and 25, 2018
Citizen Free News pickets and poster blitz campaign. 
Grey Cup news distributions "word of mouth"  

November 22, 2018: #Ableg Q&A the Honourable Speaker Robert Wanner MLA for Medicine Hat, Alberta was seen losing his patience with our Government's breakdown of democratic civil debate replaced with a theatrical atmosphere of comedy and drama of personal attacks against her Majesty's official opposition​. #UCP Devin Dreeshen MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake shouldered the bulk of today's attacks remained unmoved when #NDP Minister of Economic Development and Trade Deron Bilous, MLA for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview took a stroll down memory lane to Devin's  Donald Trump campaigning past in the USA, having nothing to do with Devin's questions to the Honourable Minister. 

Word of Mouth, Person to Person Interactions
Civil Information Activism is Citizen Free News Distribution 
November 22, 2018 Grey Cup Weekend: The Fun Cops nabbed me Citizen Free News Picketing "Budget Cuts are Going To Hurt! - Bankers Get Richer, Interest on Debt, while Albertans Get Poorer" next to the Grey Cup 2018 festivities downtown Edmonton. Released on bail just in time to make my way down to the Alberta Legislature for another afternoon of question period...

POINTS OF ORDER 2018-11-20 #Ableg #NDP Speaker Debbie Jabbour thanked Derek Fildebrandt for his point of order alleging #UCP leader Jason Kenney of illegal price fixing. The NDP House leader Brian Mason agreed in part with Derek's arguments. All the while NDP MLAs laughed, joked and desk thumped. Speaker Debbie Jabbour dropped the point of order after 30 minutes of debate and arguments.

Trans Day Of Remembrance flag raising day.   
#NDP Minister of Finance Joe Ceci often refers to the official opposition #UCP as "drunken sailors" during question period. If I see Joe outside the Leg, I'll have to ask him why he says that? This week Education Minister Eggen said #UCP MLAS lacked critical thinking... Official opposition #UCP leader Jason Nixon called a point of order accusing the Education Minister Eggen of insulting Alberta voters who elected his caucus MLAs to office. The point of order was dropped.   
November 19, 2018: Citizen free news Quick Draw from the public (not press) gallery yet... The Alberta NDP often like to point out UCP MLA for Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills David Hanson's quote of saying "budget cuts, are going to hurt!" during question period. The UCP caucus often responds to our NDP Government "helping thier banker friends get richer with the interest payments servicing Alberta's growing projected 98 Billion debt. And if that's not enough to #MondayMotivate you to go back to bed, it was learned by your's truly for citizen free news that Alberta regulator underestimated the oilpatch's financial liabilities are in hundreds of billions more than what it told the public. Liberal MLA David Swan called for an emergency debate over this news estimated reclamation/ clean-up debt of 260 billion, but it was flatly rejected by both the NDP and UCP. News Picket - Alberta's Growing Debt. 
Active Citizenship-Free News Sharing since 2007
Unidentified Oiler fan protests City of Edmonton before the game. 


November 14, 2018: Everyone Likes NDP Hon. Deron Bilous! He's just in the wrong party #CarbonTax #TransMountain #Jobs #economy said most of the nomination candidates.  Photo taken from last night's #UCP nomination Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview forum. I was very impressed with the answers given by all 3 candidates and I like Deron too.

November 8, 2018: MLA Todd Loewen MLA for Grande Prairie-Smoky, known as the Caribou Man to his #UCP colleagues questioned #NDP Hon Shannon Phillips MLA for Lethbridge-West for an update on the social economic impact assessment re-caribou ranges in Alberta. "Not completed as of yet." The Federal Government has put aside give or take $30 million for Alberta's protection of caribou under the endangered species protection act.  November 9,2018 YouTube: Last of the Alberta Caribou #UCP Q&A #NDP #Ableg

'None of us are angels'- UCP Leader Jason Kenney
November 9, 2018 (Updated November 13): All Alberta elected MLAs came together yesterday afternoon adding important amendments to Hon Minister Sarah Hoffman's Bill 21, an act to protect patients. I shared the news of the 3 readings of the bill with my "plans to be a lawyer one day" wife Sarah at the supper table that night and she expressed concerns over false allegations and accidental touching regarded as sexual advances by patients

"Quick Draw from the public (Not Press) gallery highlighting the morning's session Jason Kenney applauded the Government adding a permanent suspension to Doctor's found guilty of sexual assault. Alberta Party MLA Karen McPherson proposed the amendment of a lifetime ban on medical professionals from what was originally drawn up in the bill as a minimum of five years before doctors could reaply for thier licences. NDP party whip Estefania Cortes-Vargas MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park quickly criticized Kenney along with tears of using the permanent ban amendment of the bill to puff himself and his party up at the expense of victims of sexual abuse. Kenney gently apologized to Estefania saying that he did not intend on making it sound like it was about him, but rather the fact that the NDP has historically rejected many of the UCPs suggestions in past,  later adopting thier suggestions such as this permanent ban amendment with bill 21. Kenney criticized the atmosphere of hate by the NDP Government towards him and his United Conservative party and expressed concern that it's disrupting constructive, civil debate and delaying bills. Last fall the NDP House Leader Brian Mason joked about the new decorum Jason Kenney brought with him as the new leader of the United Conservative Party as a political strategy of "little rascals acting like angels" Today Jason confirmed during his statement to the Speaker and the assembly that "none of us are angels."    

"and I say to you that no man and no woman on two legs 
should ever make you shut up" - Rachel Notley

November 6, 2018: $60 billion oil sands reclamation costs jumping up to $260 billion. Dr. David Swann (AL) MLA for Calgary-Mountain View, tried in vain arguing the need for an emergency debate with the Speaker Robert Wanner expressing concerns of Alberta tax payers footing the bill if Oil companies walked away from the environmental mess they made. Swan's motion was shot down by both the NDP, UCP house leaders followed by the Speaker of the assembly. In the morning session I sketched the last hours of NDP Robyn Luff sitting at her desk from the Government side of the house. Her desk was later moved to the far reaches of the assembly that afternoon by Speaker Wanner. Robyn says she will continue her protest and not return to her job inside the assembly. 

Jasper is isolated to threats of wildfire. Whistler campground will be closed 2019 to remove trees affected by the pine beetle. Controlled burns will continue inside the park. Emergency Management Amendment Act, 2018 passed 3 rd reading November 1, 2018. See The 2016 Fire and Rain art project, Wildfires and Rains 

YouTube: "Make America great hat worn way too tight - NDP Schmidt"- Hon. Minister Marlin Schmidt #NDP responding to #UCP Devin Dreeshen having rich parents.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Painting : The bystander on Armistice100 day

Armistice 100, 11 A.M. Gun Salute, Alberta Legislature, Lest We Forget 

Partially completed Armistice - Not a Bystander: A streak of light passes over the right shoulder of the costumed WW1 soldier, towards the painting of a lone ghost by a tree. The ghost is watching Albertan's commemorate and remember those who defended our nation and our freedoms.November 12, 2018, The bystander on Armistice100 day" 

April 9, 2017 Vimy - Not a Bystander.

"Enjoy your freedom, thank a veteran"

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Starbucks Coffee Cup art project - Bridging The Gap between Water and Oil

 Water, we have a responsibility to our children
Donated to The United Way, Auctioned for $80

Roughneck, Protector of Oil (Alberta Jobs)
Gift to Bernard Hancock the Roughneck

Paintings are not for sale but are given away
 or painted over for future art projects.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Press Pass Picket day 101 - Health and Safety is Everyone's Business!

GROWING DEBT, BUDGET CUTS ARE GOING TO HURT 2019-01-22 I'll be picketing the Alberta Government & News Media for a PRESS PASS today demanding PRESS PRIVILEGES such as PRESS RELEASES to ask our GOVERNMENT the HARD QUESTIONS on behalf of ALBERTANS during PRESS SCRUMS #Ableg Citizen Free News Press Pass Picket Day 101

Legislature Stair Press Scums a Health and Safety Concern 
November 1, 2018 Legislature press core follow UCP Leader Jason up the stairs. 
I'll be contacting the Alberta Sergeant-at-Arms to protest the unsafe behavior exhibited by the press core on November 1, 2018, prior to the afternoon question period when they risked the health and safety of the MLA Jason Kenney and themselves by having an unscheduled press scrum along the stairways leading up into the assembly. (Video Clip) News media personal, one carrying a heavy camera are seen running up the stairs and crowding the MLA in an unsafe manner. The health and safety of all Albertans including MLAs must be a priority inside the Alberta Legislature and the press core must conduct safe press scrums civilly and respectfully towards all MLAs representing Albertans. 

I’ve never seen anything like this.
Running on stairs is unsafe! This unscheduled staircase press scrum showed no respect for the MLA Jason Kenney and completely disregarded his and others health and safety. Children inside the Legislature are expected to behave better than this...

Manager of research, NDP Caucus  Kyall Glennie @kyallNDP Nov 1: I’ve never seen anything like this. Kenney walked in without answering questions from the Alberta media. #ableg #abpoli (Posted original video)

 NDP Minister Shannon Phillips @SPhillipsAB Don’t go so hard on him you guys, maybe he was just trying to eat his cookie? 

Press Gallery Podcast Host: Emma Graney @EmmaLGraney To Kyall Glennie:I will add here that Jason Kenney hasn't been made available to media in Edmonton all week. Here are my colleagues trying to ask him Qs today before #ableg QP.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October 911 calls - Press Pass Pickets - More Photo Opts

The 2018 Status versus Motion art project
October 23, 2018: Back from picketing for a citizen free news press pass into the Alberta Legislature day 66. On the way to the Alberta Legislature a Black man and a Red man took to fighting next to the Tim Hortons on Jasper Avenue. I called 911 when it looked like punches were connecting but Police were unable to respond. Another urban aboriginal man wearing neon sky blue contact lenses and a tear tattooed next to his eye stood by me watching me video tape the fight from a safe distance.  The teardrop is one of the most widely recognized prison tattoos and has various meanings: it can signify that the wearer has spent time in prison; that the wearer was raped while incarcerated. The girl in the opening segment to the video (below) warned her friend who was fighting that I was videotaping. After the fight that aboriginal man rode his bike by me taking a close glance at me while I was still talking to 911.

On the way home after my Legislature press pass picket I noticed a young woman in her twenties acting somewhat erratic, punching at the air, taking to herself and walking into people. A voice with-in me said I couldn't just ignore her so I went to her and asked "are you okay?" her eyes opened wide and she turned and walked away. Do I just forget her now, go home and don't get involved? She's someones daughter, perhaps a mother... so I decided to follow her keeping at a safe distance. She walked right out into traffic several times and lucky for her the divers were alert stopping for her to cross. I followed her for 10 blocks, calling 911 and giving police location updates. Police caught up with her at the top of the hill on Bellamy road and she bolted. A female officer soon had her handcuffed and convinced her with gentle persuasion to sit in the back seat of cruiser. I gave the officer a thumbs up and said good job, thinking to myself she's safe now. Typical day our downtown neighborhood Edmonton. My wife and I see this almost everyday. She said you just can't do that every time someone walks by looking lost and helpless and I agreed. But sometimes that voice inside just won't let you ignore it... 

HateFree Yeg Day Rally September 30, 2018 In attendance to today's rally included Global TV Edmonton, CTV Edmonton, Edmonton Journal, several Alberta Party nomination hopefuls, political incumbents (NDP) David Sheppard and Ward 6 City Councilor Scott McKeen.  The event was a politically staged photo opt inside Sir Winston Churchill Square using the city's September 30 proclamation of Hate Free Yeg Day as a backdrop. In comparison the 2017 Womans march drew over a thousand after the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. It's seems easier for Albertans to gather in the hundreds criticizing the racism and hate of other nations rather than attending local rallies to deal with racism and hate that exist's in our own backyard Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Altogether I counted 50 participants in attendance including myself.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Weed is legal now suck it up

The 2018 Status versus Motion art project

These are news clips re-published between 2008 to 2018 following the mass 420 civil disobedience actions on the Alberta Legislature grounds and inside Sir Winston Churchill Square by pot activist's in Edmonton. Some activists have said they are not happy with Justin Trudeau's election promise to legalize pot because they never wanted businesses and governments to profit from a culture that was created by the drug dealers in the first place. Other 420 pot activists are pleased giving Rachel Notley's NDP a thumbs up for a job well done in consulting Albertans, preparing the Province to legalize pot. Some pot activists wanted smoking pot simply decriminalized and all those with criminal records be exonerated. One pot activist said during this year's 420 that the Province is not ready to legalize pot and say's it's going to be a shit storm all across Canada. 
Last Minute Banner[ing] City Hall

Thursday, September 27, 2018

September month of rallies and staged political photo opts

Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day - September 30, 2018

#BridgingTheGap - Racism and Hate
September 25, 2018: I had the honour and privilege being invited by my MLA (NDP) David Sheppard to join a full house of 100 participants made up of mostly Muslim guests and NDP volunteers to help conduct an Edmonton/Center anti-racism consultation. The discussion tonight was focused on the Anti-Racism Community Grant (ARCG) that will be added to the growing 96 Billion projected Provincial debt.  I questioned Mr. Sheppard after his opening remarks on racism, his referencing the 9/11 Soldiers of Odin protest that was alleged to take place by local corporate news media party and social media as a anti-Muslim protest outside the Commonwealth Stadium on September 11th. A news story that went viral the day before and continued for days after on social media and on public airwaves radio and TV, regardless there was no follow-up or confirmation that the protest even happened. The NDP Government is preparing to send tax funded grants to community and indigenous non-profit organizations to help support initiatives that will raise awareness and understanding of racism and it's impact on Albertans.  Related/YouTube Citizen Free News 2017 Interview with a man during a Soldiers of Odin rally

Saudi demands Canada apology, not a 'banana republic' 

September 27, 2018 Aljazeera: Today Saudi Arabia demanded an apology from Canada for calling for the release of Saudi women's rights activists and that Canada stops treating the kingdom as "a banana republic" In local news Alberta Legislature grounds keepers have removed all the banana trees from the front of the Alberta Legislature. I asked a gardener how old were these trees they were uprooting destined for the compost pile and he replied maybe 2 - 3 years in growth. "Sad" I said "not much of a life span transplanted here in front the Leg for a few months just for show" and at such wasteful expense I thought to myself. I remember the time not long ago spring session when MLA Derek Fildebrandt posted a photo of the banana trees on twitter referring to these little Musas as a palm trees and a sign of global warming... 
The term banana republic describes a politically unstable country with an economy dependent upon the exportation of a limited-resource product, such as bananas or minerals. Wikipedia. 

September 27, 2018: A small group of about 20 gathered Thursday evening inside the Alberta Legislature Federal building with the MLA (UCP) Finance critic Drew Barns who gave guests an opportunity to learn the future of where Alberta's finances might he headed if the United Conservative party were to form the next Alberta Government next year. Drew emphasized Albertans must begin to demand more respect from thier government's spending of thier hard earned tax money. Drew was confident in saying that if the current NDP is replaced with his party the United Conservatives next spring, there would be an immediate reaction of investments coming back into Alberta after ridding the carbon tax, lowing corporate taxes and setting up a Ministry responsible to ridding some of the heavy burdens of red tape and regulations that has discouraged investments to come into Alberta. Drew stated he believes under current Federal and Provincial Governments only the keystone pipeline will be built. 

ASL- LSQ for 3rd Official Language in Canada 

September 22, 2018: Calgarians bused up to Edmonton and joined other Albertans to rally at the Alberta Legislature and join others cities across Canada for ASL LSQ Recognition in Accessibility Canada Act. Facebook Page 

September 16, 2018, YouTube: Hussain the Saviour of Humanity, Edmonton 2018,  Filmed at the Alberta Legislature for Citizen Free News. Understanding our Muslim friends, neighbors, and community is a Citizen Free News Feature.

Related YouTube: Arbaeen's Walk from Najaf to Karbala - Photos Alberta UofA

August 30, 2018: Federal court quashes construction license for #TransMountain - CBC. 

Alberta Legislature Press Pass Picket  Continues...
Could NDP Bubble Zones Prevent Right 
To Strike in Future? YouTube 

Democracy are two wolves and a lamb voting on 
what to eat for lunch, later we all pick up the tab