Friday, February 15, 2019

NO NEWS SPIN ZONE/RAW CTV, Global Alberta Schools Time Out Rooms

NO NEWS SPIN ZONE/RAW Citizen Free News 
Alberta Schools, Time Out Rooms - Meet The Press
Alberta Schools, time out rooms features activist/Mom Jenn Thompson, Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan, United Conservative Mr. Mark Smith, Citizen Free News, CTV and Global News. 

 Normally when I post a Citizen Free News Story
It takes me an average of 8 hours for me to cover a news story, go home, edit, publish and promote it on social media. In the following weeks I promote the news stories by word-of-mouth during news pickets and deliver the story via hard-copy with newsletters and posters shared with the public and placed up on kiosks around town. This video "Alberta Schools, Time Out Rooms - Meet The Press" is the raw footage I filmed recording all the dialog that takes place between protesters, politicians, the corporate news media and myself leaving everything as is.

"Don't Hate The Media, Be The Media!"
2007 Citizen Free News 2019 is free news sharing and not for profit. It's active citizenship stepping up to the plate and getting involved with the issues that are important to Albertans and Canadians. It was Jello Biafra, activist and front man to the punk band Dead Kennedys who coined the phrase "Don't Hate The Media, Be The Media!" while it was former U.S. President John F. Kennedy who said during his address to the American Newspaper Publishers on the 27 April 1961 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York. "Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy."

NO NEWS SPIN ZONE/RAW Bernard Hancock "The Roughneck"

Albertans are Sick of the bull shit - Bernard Hancock the Roughneck

I gave Bernard Handcock also known as "The Roughneck" a minute and a half for a citizen free news interview I did during a George Clark, Bill 6, Farmers and Ranchers rally against the Alberta NDP Government for lack of consultation. It turned out to be much longer than a minute of an interview that was raw, uncensored and an interview that ultimately got me in trouble with the NDP Government being banned from the Alberta Legislature grounds, the same month of January 2016 when Sheila Gunn Reid of the Rebel Media got banned from reporting inside the Alberta Legislature.  For me my troubles got started during that month of  January 2016 when I launched my 2016 Fire and Rain art project that would focus my camera and canvases on the wildfires of Alberta. House Leader Brian Mason's Ministry of Infrastructural facilities manager L.B. verbally banned me from painting and showing my art on the Legislature grounds over as she claimed liability concerns. This promted my very first picket protest against Rachel Notley's Government lasting 3 days before L.B. reversed her verbal ban in writing. Then twice during 2016 June and August I was verbally banned again this time by the Sergeant-at-Arms, Brian Hodgson who said my news stories were inaccurate and hurting the Alberta Government. Both Rebel Media and myself news covered the same farmer and rancher protests against Rachel Notley's government over bill 6. Currently I'm picketing the Alberta Government and the corporate news media (day 115) defending my constitutional right to a free press pass inside the Legislature. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

¡Viva Venezuela, tienes amigos en Canadá! Venezuelans rally at Legislature

Las personas tienen una voz, serán escuchadas!
From the Citizen free news archives 2014-2017
Alberta Legislature, Canadians Rally for Venezuelans
You are not alone, here we are!!!

The other side of the story...
 Nicolás Maduro supporters rally Alberta Legislature
Las personas tienen una voz, serán escuchadas!

Nicaragua Unrest, Death Toll Rises, Alberta Rally's for Nicaragua Legislature  April 28 2018

Corporatocracy trumps Democracy - Alberta Election 2019, Spoils my ballot

Corporatocracy Cancels Bill of Rights and Freedoms (Spoiling My Vote) Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost. Thomas Jefferson. (Spoiling My Vote) is "Sour Grapes" says Bernard Hancock the Roughneck.

#ArtIsFreedom Picket Day 53 Press Pass Picket Day 114
Public seats were used to accommodate Corporate News Media only


Canadian Rights and Freedoms assaulted in a back ally

 Corporatocracy Cancels Bill of Rights and Freedoms
(Spoiling My Vote) Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost. Thomas Jefferson. I've been denied a press pass by Canadian Press President of the Press Gallery Dean Bennett inside the Alberta Legislature because I'm not an employee paid by a corporation. Only employees who work for the CBC, Edmonton Journal, Canadian Press, Global News... can apply. The same Canadian Press employee who later assaulted me in the face with my own camera in the back ally of the Legislature during one of my press pass pickets. Employees with Global and CBC watched me being assaulted and did nothing to stop it. Police confirmed after viewing my security video that I was assaulted but I did not lay charges. Instead EPS gave Canadian Press a stern warning and I received an apology from it's Western office.  

 Corporatocracy Cancels Bill of Rights and Freedoms

"Sour Grapes" Say Bernand Hancock The Roughneck

6.9.113📌Quit,Listen - (Spoiling my ballot) Sour grapes was the first reaction I got from my pal Bernard Hancock and another said that I'm helping the NDP win again by sharing with others to consider spoiling thier ballot this spring election.  I will continue my civil information actions at the Alberta Legislature and surrounding areas around Edmonton that includes news pickets. Continue my Press Pass Picket & #ArtIsFreedom Picket against the Corporate Alberta Government and news media. This spring I''ll begin my 6th. consecutive art project "More Circles than Squares" focusing my canvases and camera on Alberta' environment such as wildfires and sever weather. My 2016 art project Fire and Rail focused on wildfires in Alberta was banned 3 times and threatened police action by the corporate Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. I will continue to get in the grill of the corporate Alberta Legislature and sit in the Legislature's public (not press) gallery listening to members, taking notes and putting out more political cartoons on social media and posters on city kiosks.

Active Citizenship - Free News Sharing
Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. - John F. Kennedy, Address to the American Newspaper Publishers, delivered 27 April 1961, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York.

Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
  • (a) freedom of conscience and religion;
  • (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
  • (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and.
  • (d) freedom of association.

Out of Sight - #ShameTheMan with Love, Alberta Legislature Grounds Totem




Day 54 Art is Freedom Picket, Painting about the News Stories that Matter

My Troubles at the Alberta Legislature Began with Bill 6 
2015-11-30 Bill 6, for the lack of consultation by our #NDP Alberta Government, farmers and ranchers came from all across the Province to have thier voices heard. Weeks later January 2016 Shiela Gunn Reid of @TheRebelTV and I for citizen news were both banned from the #AbLeg #Yeg

Painting About The News Stories That Matter to Albertans
Banned Art: Fort McMurray wildfire, The Beast
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project that focused my canvases and camera on wildfires of Alberta was banned 3 times on the Alberta Legislature grounds by officials, including the Legislative Assembly's Sergeant-of-Arms who said showing art on the grounds was inappropriate. I was later threatened with police action by a City of Edmonton employee on New Year's Eve for showing a painting from the Fire and Rain collection 'Escape from Fort McMurray.' I defended my right to freedom of expression with Civil Information Actions by being the media and employing respect for all people, property and the rule of law while picketing both the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. After 42 days in total I won back my right and freedom to express myself with art in public. The City had apologized March 2017 while the 3 Alberta Legislature officials who verbally banned me in 2016 remain unapologetic.
2019-02-08 Art is freedom picket against the Alberta government calling for the Sargent at Arms Sergeant -at arms Brian Hodgson to be removed or step down from his duties because he does not respect Albertans, Canadian's right to free speech, freedom of the press, media communication and freedom of expression with art on the Alberta Legislature grounds or inside the Alberta Legislature building.
Tuesday February 5, 2019 Re-launched my "Art Is Freedom" civil information picket to protest the Alberta Government, defending my right freely express myself with art inside the Alberta Legislature. I confirmed with visitors services two floors surrounding the rotunda inside the Alberta Legislature where portraits of former Premiers, Speakers and Lieutenant Governors hung were off limits to artists like myself from sketch studying the portraits. Only students on tours inside the Alberta Legislature are allowed the privilege of sketch studying the portraits with the supervision of thier teachers and visitors service employees standing by. One visitors service employee suggested to me the paintings that hang in the Legislature's rotunda are the private gifts of the artists and sketches created by school students are confiscated by visitors services due to copyright issues. But yet visitor's services allows for photography of the portraits by the public while on tours. Not much of an argument over copyrights I thought to myself so I notified the Sheriffs again that I'll be picketing the Alberta Government demanding my right to public access to these paintings for my pleasure and right to sketch these wonderful paintings. The art gallery of Alberta tour guides and security encourages guests to sketch study all art works by world renowned artists but not always allowed to photograph images. 
Sketch study by Doug Brinkman sketched from inside the Alberta Borealis Gallery
Time For Change, Time for a new Sergeant-at-Arms 
September 23, 2017: Alberta Legislature: During yesterday's #172nd art show I informed Sheriffs and the Honourable Robert E. Wanner, M.L.A. who is the Speaker of the Legislature assembly that I'm calling out to other Albertans to contact the Lieutenant Governor Alberta Lois Mitchell to ask her to relieve the Sergeant-at-Arms from his duties because he does not respect the rights and freedoms of Albertans and Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Speaker said he will look into my allegations... It's been well over a year since I was threatened by the Alberta Legislature assembly Sergeant-at-Arms Brian Hodgson saying he was going to deal with me after verbally banning me in front of the Alberta Legislature steps from showing my paintings depicting the Alberta wildfires on the Alberta Legislature grounds. He said he did not like my (Citizen Free News) YouTubes, claiming my commentaries were inaccurate and that I was hurting the MLAs who work inside the Alberta Legislature. When I quoted the Canadian Charter protecting my rights and freedoms to express art and freedom of the press he said the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms do not apply on the Alberta Legislature grounds, only he dose. That's when I reached for my recording device to record our conversation and publish it here on YouTube.

Mr. Brinkman 
17 Oct 2017: I’m following up on your email to the Speaker’s constituency office as well as our conversation the other day. I don’t expect you will be having any further issues with the Sgt.-at-Arms as it may pertain to the display of your artwork on the Legislature Grounds. However, the Speaker will not be relieving Brian Hodgson of his duties. 

Alex McCuaig 
Chief of Staff to the Speaker 
of the Legislative Assembly

To Alex McCuaig I never really wanted the Sgt.-at-Arms removed from his job after serving so many good years with his honourable, privileged position working on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, the good members of the Alberta Assembly and the people of Alberta. But it was from his privileged position that he overstepped his bounds with me and abused his powers like a common bully, being critical of my democratic right to report the news as a citizen news activist and then verbally banning my right to freely express myself with art on the Alberta Legislature grounds. It would have been decent for Brian to man-up to his mistakes and apologize in person but I'll have to accept your word that he'll remain in the bounds of his duties and not in the affairs of Albertans who participate in free democracy and freedoms to express themselves outside the doors of the Alberta Legislature. I'll continue sharing this experience with others and the importance of defending free speech and freedom of expression in Alberta, Canada. ​ 

Thank you 
Best Regards 
Doug Brinkman 



#ArtIsFreedom & Press Pass Pickets 
Civil Information Actions Continues...
2019-02-10 #YellowVests Rally while Antifascists, Political Left Counter Protest -33 windchill: Civil Information actions promoting my Alberta Legislature press pass picket day 110 and Art Is Freedom of Expression picket day 53 to both #YellowVests movement and antifascist, political left activists who were counter protesting Yellow Vests anti UN Migration protests. Edmonton Police Service and accommodating Alberta Sheriffs insured everyone had a peaceful rally protest.


Before the 2015 NDP Orange Crush Revolution
The NDP always appreciated my active citizenship to free news sharing. NDP office man Brian Stokes would often call me up and request video footage & photos I shot at rallies and protests and I would of course oblige because it's called citizen FREE NEWS without the $$$. Where was their corporate news friends at the time when MLA Rachel Notley marched down Whyte Avenue illegally during the womans march? Illegally because the organizers of the womans march each year would never inform the City of Edmonton or the Edmonton police service it's intentions to blocking traffic and endangering the health and safety of marchers and drivers as they marched from 112 st. to 100 st. along Whyte ave. chanting "whose streets, our streets!" 


Citizen Free News Press Pass Picket Continues...
In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it. Ernst Fischer

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Edmonton Oilers Hockey Fans need to Make the Change to Win Again!

2019-02-13 Edmonton Oilers 1 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 
6.9.113 QUIT, LISTEN The Status versus Motion art project 
David Eggen, AB Education Minister Not a Bystander to Violence and Bullying in schools 

2017 Not a Bystander art project
Anger, Violence or Bullying
Non Violence Jersey was added to this art project as a third installment after the Oilers hockey team eliminated the San Hose Sharks during 2017 playoff season. Reports by local news media surfaced of a boy being bullied at the game and a woman being punched in the face after a game. Both were wearing San Jose jerseys. These acts of fan violence may have jinxed the home team's winning abilities in a City once known as Champions.

Alberta Independence Party, David Bjorkman presents list of Candidates


Spoiling My Ballot 2019 #Alberta Elections is "Sour Grapes" says Bernard Hancock The Roughneck.  #AbLeg #AbPoli #FreePressNot #ArtIsFreedom Full Story


Meet the Alberta Independence Party
We will deliver a prosperous future for all Albertans. We only need THE 4 PILLARS OF SOCIETY: working class, farmers, businesses, societies and organisations. I look forward to presenting you all with the real Alberta Advantage and ending the oppression from Ottawa. No Equalisation – No GST – No Carbon Tax – A Sovereign Alberta. David Bjorkman, Interim Leader & MLA Candidate seeking your nomination for Edmonton – West Henday.
Citizen free news clip Brian Mason currently the NDP House Leader and Minister of Transportation defending Omar Khadr 2007. Omar Khadr- More to the story Continued...

Alberta United, A Nation Divided. A series of YouTubes published since 2013 by Doug Brinkman for Citizen Free News covering anti and pro pipeline rallies in Edmonton.  Speakers Corner "Are you for or against pipelines" Continued...

Sarah Hoffman, Alberta's Minister of Health plans to expand her bubble zones to include all health care services throughout the Province. Doug Brinkman for Citizen Free News.


Spoiling My Ballot 2019 #Alberta Elections is "Sour Grapes" says Bernard Hancock The Roughneck.  #AbLeg #AbPoli #FreePressNot #ArtIsFreedom Full Story

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Fear is weakness - Junetta Jamerson, Edmonton Slutwalk, May 2014

People Have A Voice, The Will Be Heard!
2007 Citizen Free News 2019



Black History Month

Hold Me

On the way to my 112Th day Legislature press pass picket I ran into Teace Snyder. I asked Teace when are we going to make another movie? Teace wrote and directed the film Hold Me (2016) http://www.holdmethemovie.com/ Anyone out there interested in producing Teace's next film?

Sunday, February 10, 2019

#Yeg Citizen Free News - The Missing and the Murdered from Here and Afar

2007 Citizen Free News 2019






#43, Mexico, #yeg, 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping, Edmonton Remembers
On September 26, 2014, 43 male students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College were forcibly taken and then disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. They were allegedly taken into custody by local police members from Cocula and Iguala, in collusion with organized crime. According to official reports, the students' annual commandeering of several buses to travel to Mexico City to commemorate the anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre turned deadly. During the journey, local police attempted to intercept several of the buses, commandeered by the students, through the use of road blocks and the firing of weapons. Wikipedia

People Have A Voice, The Will Be Heard!
2007 Citizen Free News 2019
Don't Hate The Media, Be The Media: Since starting civil information activism in fall of 2007 for the purpose of creating a citizen news service in Edmonton, I've enjoyed giving others in my community a voice by publishing hundreds of thier stories on social media YouTube. News stories relating to community, political, labour, human rights and civil rights issues. 



Since 2007 Civil Information Activism has been shared through word of mouth, placed on city kiosks with posters and newsletters shared publicly. Social media bLogs, Twitter and YouTubes are used to reach audiences across Canada and around the world. Hundreds of YouTubes have been published and seen by over 1/2 million viewers across Canada and worldwide.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Go now and learn more about each other...

6.9.113 LISTEN📌 The Status versus Motion art project 



A powerful experience of unity,
go now and learn more about each other...

 Quebec City Mosque Shootings
I think it was powerful experience of unity and as I said to the people I think we need to take the next step after this powerful display of unity to go now and learn more about each other. For the only way we can dispel ignorance is through knowledge and knowledge is going to come when we start to understand each other's faith and tradition. We don't have to agree with everything but we need to understand. Rev. Paul Douglas Walfall, Alberta Legislature


go now and learn more about each other...


Alberta Legislature Press Pass Picket Day 109 YellowVests.

6 9 113 is the new name I now use for my blog that just went over 10,000 visits today. I've now hung up my news camera after 12 years, ended my press pass picket after 109 days and taken down over 90% of my citizen free news YouTubes that earned me over half a million views from my viewers across Canada and around the world. My motto for 12 years "People Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard!" My journey as a citizen news activist has helped me understand other people's cultures, religions and traditions dispelling fears of the unknown and replacing it with understanding and respect. I'm still trying to understand Wolfs of Odin, Infidels... So here I'll take my pause from my citizen free news journey and remember the words of my Edmonton Journal co-worker named Ralph who once asked me so many years ago "Why are you always helping those people?" "Those people" Ralph refereed to were folks with-in the Muslim and First Nation communities... Go Figure?

Alberta Gas and Oil Engineers - Where are Alberta Jobs? Legislature Rally

People Have A Voice, The Will Be Heard!
2007 Citizen Free News 2019

Wildrose & Conservatives Join Forces with Alberta Engineers "Where are the jobs?"
Don't Hate The Media, Be The Media: Since starting up my YouTube channel in the fall of 2006 for the purpose of creating a free not for profit citizen news service in Edmonton, I've enjoyed much success from giving others in my community, the people, Albertans a voice by publishing hundreds of thier stories on social media YouTube. Multiple news stories expressed by the people relating to political issues, labour, murdered and missing, war, racism... some topics were so hot and controversial that not even corporate news media would bother to report on it for fear of losing readers and advertisers. When social and political situations are not right the people of Alberta rise up in the streets and public squares of Edmonton and across our Province.  Doug Brinkman

MLA Rick Fraser representing Calgary - Southeast receives "🌻Non-Violence" Part of my 2017 Canada 150 art Collection of freely expressing art on the Alberta Legislature grounds. My gift is my appreciation to Rick for his public service to Albertans. Paintings are never sold on the Alberta Legislature grounds but are given away as gifts, donated to charities or painted over for future news projects. 

Loretta's Pokey-Mon Legislature's Maze 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Social Art can include painting about the news stories that matter

Doug Brinkman's Social Art Projects
2015 Listen (The Poet and the Judge) 2016 Fire and Rain art project wildfires, floods 2017 Not a Bystander art Project, Anger Violence, Bullying 2018 Status versus Motion art project - Alberta Politics & The Media 2019 More Circles than Squares art project


My 2019 "More Circles than Squares" social art project re-focuses my canvases on extreme environmental events in Alberta affecting Albertans. Circles represent's mother nature while squares represents human kind.


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,outdoor art show, 2017 - Painting about the news stories that matter to Albertans

She smiles after all that... Not a Bystander art project

Monday, February 4, 2019

Press Pass - Have "My Pillow" for Free with no added costs for shipping

Alberta Press Pass Picket 109 days, I'll stop my picket there..."There can be no democracy in Alberta without a free press. For anyone who believes we already have a free press inside the Alberta Legislature, you can have "my pillow" for free with no added costs for shipping anywhere in Alberta.


"CORPORATOCRACY is not DEMOCRACY!"
Alberta society is governed and controlled by corporations.


109 Days, Alberta Legislature Press Pass Picket
#AbLeg #Abpoli #FreePressNot 
After completing over 100 pickets since early 2018, I've learned there's no opportunity for me to report the news as a citizen news activist of 12 years inside the Alberta Legislature. Not so long as the corporate news media controls the press gallery and the Speaker of the Legislature is reluctant to uphold and defend Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. My news picket will continue as a civil information action not for anything else but to share my own experiences of being banned 3 times in 2016 by Government officials from showing my art on the Legislature grounds depicting the news stories I reported on such as the 2016 Fire and Rain art project on Alberta wildfires and flooding. Freedom of the press will never exist inside our Alberta Legislature so long as non corporate independent journalists like myself are blocked by the corporate news media from the press gallery, access to press releases and participation in press scrums with our elected MLAs to ask the important questions on behalf of Albertans. I for one can not cover news stories effectively outside the Alberta Legislature news covering rallies, protests and vigils by the people of Alberta when there is no freedom of the press available to me to continue my work inside the Alberta Legislature other than the restrictive dark corners of the public gallery that is sometimes closed to the public during opening throne speeches and the Finance Minister's budget day to make room for the overflow from the press gallery of corporate news media paid employees and for the seating of special guests of the Government by invitation only (CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC). During the summer month of June 2016, the Sergeant of Arms Brian Hodgson before he verbally banned me from the Alberta Legislature grounds (See Video below) said my news stories (YouTubes) had commentaries that were inaccurate and accused me of hurting the Government. He also said the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms don't apply on the Alberta Legislature grounds while he's in charge. That's when I turned on my sound recorder and captured the next words he said verbally banning from showing my art on the Legislature grounds, now published on several youtubes to the public. I called of the Speaker of the Legislature for his removal as Sergeant of Arms late 2017 for his lack of respect for Albertans and our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Speaker of the Legislature refused my request. The Government of Alberta has effectively shut down freedom of the press while at the same time blames the news media for being hostile towards it's Government.  

A young man who is studying to become a lawyer met with me last spring several times on my picket line.  One day he gave me a copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and told me to keep up the good fight. I often carry this document, this useless piece of paper with me in my backpack during my pickets reminding me of the empty words and promises our Governments make. Continued: 100 Days Press Pass Pickets - Rallies, Marches and Bear Attacks


Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. - John F. Kennedy, Address to the American Newspaper Publishers, delivered 27 April 1961, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York.
Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
  • (a) freedom of conscience and religion;
  • (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
  • (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and.
  • (d) freedom of association.

People Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard!
My YouTube channel has been a public source of news and information for Albertans and my community for 12 years. Last month I moved all my citizen free news stories from the public to unlisted except for a few personal favorites like this news story ASL LSQ Recognition in Accessibility Canada Act Rally.  I published this YouTube last September 22, 2018 on behalf of Albertans who came to the Alberta Legislature from across the province to call on the Governments in Canada to make ASL LSQ our third official language in Canada. All the local news media in Edmonton were invited to cover this rally but none of them came. It was only by chance that I learned about this rally while out for a walk. I always have a camera ready to go in my pocket. Inside the Alberta Legislature assembly there is no sign language interpreter for those who are deaf who sit in the public gallery to watch our democratically elected members during question period. I personally tested the equipment provided for the hearing impaired and found them flawed and unreliable. 



Sunday, February 3, 2019

I'm a newspaper pressman, not a businessman - CEO Hawkeyi Media Inc.

Newspaper pressman in the Alberta 
Legislature public (not press) gallery

2019-02-03 WASTED ALBERTA TAXES: It was 4 years today as President and CEO of Hawkeyi media incorporated when I instructed my accountant to begin shutting down my company after losing $30,000.00. Half that money lost came from from the pockets of Alberta Tax papers. The past Conservative government stopped tax funding through Alberta Works these crash course business schools where I studied 9 weeks on entrepreneurship a year later after losing my job as a newspaper pressman of 42 years. After the NDP was elected they re-established tax funding to these business schools again. Several people on my press pass picket line suggested I start up a news media company to get that press pass into the Alberta Legislature. My response was you cannot become an entrepreneur with only a 9 week crash course at the expense of the taxpayer. It takes years of university study and hands on experience to become a successful business person. I'm a newspaper pressman... not a businessman.

Newspaper Printers Make Good Impressions
Music by Edmonton Street Busker Brian Breezy Gregg
Over 5000 Views, YouTube Comments

Freddy Coon: I am the third generation in newspaper printing and I've spent 40 years in newspaper printing I do miss it.

Ross Broadbridge: I too worked for many years on double wide goss's Metroliner is still my favorite after all these years worked at the Toronto sun when they were growing with the city and we worked those presses seven nights a week plus some day shifts. Enjoy the videos, Thanks.

newjersey1964: Cool video, I am a pressman in new York city and we are still hanging on. peace!

Robert Guerrero: Single nosed pasters!!! Hey, I'm still printing so I'm part of the dinosaur club.

JAE SIN DnB: I run a Goss uniliner 66" shaftless, we run heat set commercial work retail. Doug Brinkman is a lazy pressman, lol just kidding Doug.
Luke Siragusa: Always surreal to see how one's job appears far removed from the premises and condensed into a YouTube video. Worked with Metroliners for about 18 years at the Toronto Sun. The in-house pressroom was mothballed in 2007 and the (5) Goss'es were ground up and sold for scrap -- another casualty of the digital age. Thank you for the video Doug.

Robert Jackins: This is an outstanding video and I adore watching paper roll through a high-speed, industrial-sized press like this. Which facility is it and what daily is being produced?

Doug Brinkman: Eastgate Plant, The Edmonton Journal.

People Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard! Citizen Free News



The first news story I covered as a citizen outdoors on the steps of the Alberta Legislature was in 2007 of NDP MLA Brian Mason defending Omar Khadr. Today Brian Mason is the Minister of Transportation and the Government House Leader.

Don't Hate The Media, Be The Media: Since starting up my YouTube channel in the fall of 2006 for the purpose of creating a free not for profit citizen news service in Edmonton, I've enjoyed much success from giving others in my community, the people, Albertans a voice by publishing hundreds of thier stories on social media YouTube. Multiple news stories expressed by the people relating to political issues, labour, murdered and missing, war, racism... some topics were so hot and controversial that not even corporate news media would bother to report on it for fear of losing readers and advertisers. When social and political situations are not right the people of Alberta rise up in the streets and public squares of Edmonton and across our Province. 
 March to the Alberta Legislature, Children who died in Government care
Here at home Alberta on the traditional territories of Treaty 6, 7 and 8, Métis Nation of Alberta and Métis Communities, Albertans would gather in front of the Alberta Legislature, in front of City Hall, Canada Place and in front of local Farmer's markets around the city to rally, protest, and sometimes light candles for vigils remembering those who have gone missing and those who were murdered. As one citizen news service in Edmonton I have earned over half a million views with over a million minutes watched across Canada and worldwide for the people on the other side of my camera lens. My news story covering the Oromo crisis in Ethiopia was featured on BBC news-world as the only news source reporting out of Canada. 
Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed--and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. President John F. Kennedy 

Enjoy your freedoms, 
thank a veteran!