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Killings in Ethiopia outrage 
Edmonton Oromo community
Thank you Richard Douglas Brinkman for being a voice of the people and thank you for re-storing my hope in honest journalism you are a real hero! 
- Yahiya Thomas

Hello Douglas,I viewed the video on your website. Thank you for voicing for the voiceless. 
YouTube - Killings in Ethiopia outrage Edmonton Oromo community
Omar Khadr -The Man, The Law
Thank you for uploading this video and the one of Dr. Stephen Xenakis' presentation. A lot of new details I wasn't aware of and explanations.
Omar Khadr 10 YouTube Playlist
Idle No More
You got my thumbs up, I hope you get in on the press conferences too. It's a struggle to stay informed since I'm Canadian and have to search the internet to know what's really going on in my own country. I appreciate you as a citizen-reporter more than you know, thank you
- Carol Young 
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New Socks, Scarfs and Underwear
Doug: I am impressed and owe a great debt to you for your professional production. 
- Gordon Smith
YouTube:Share The Warmth - NASA - Sock It To Me Brother
Active Citizenship  -  Free News Sharing
The Missing and Murdered - YouTube Playlist
"Don't Hate The Media, Be The Media!" Jello Biafra

Active Citizenship - Free News Sharing is a non profit news service in the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Treaty 6 Territory. This free news service utilizes Social Media tools to distribute news and information publicly and is protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This news service employs Civil Information Activism as a way and means to distributing news and information safely and effectively into the public. Doug Brinkman is the publisher of this free news service. 

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, 
not on fighting the old, but on building the new." Socrates 

Civil Information Activism is taking action in a safe, non confrontational approach that never puts the public or activist at risk. It's foundation is based on respect for all people, property and the rule of law and it promotes a zero tolerance to violence and hate.   
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"The measure of a man is not by the mistakes he makes in his lifetime but what 
he learns from his mistakes and the change he pursues in the moment."
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This news service will not cover or publish news stories that promote political interests. Only news stories relating to human and civil rights, community, lifestyle and the arts will be featured.
Edmonton March 30, 2015 is the 1st. year anniversary from final day of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission - Alberta National Event. 

Over 2300 views from the 5 Free News Sharing YouTubes I produced during the TRC event.

What began February 19 was completed March 28, 2015 just 2 days before my March 30th deadline. This is my newest 22" x 28"oil painting titled "The Poet & the Judge - We First Nations, Métis and Inuit" inspired by the young poet Elizabeth Potskin outside the Shaw Conference centre last year. Elizabeth recited her poem after the closing of the TRC - Alberta National Event with the chair, the Hounorable Murray Sinclair standing behind her right. The people rallied and later marched to the Alberta Legislature where they were welcomed by Premier David Hancock. 
The Poet & The Judge - We First Nations, Métis, Inuit - By Doug Brinkman
Hockey Arena & Iron Workers
Thank you! Fantastic work - really appreciated! We will share your video. 
- (AFL) Alberta Federation of Labour. 
YouTube: Where's The Home Ice Advantage ask Iron Workers?
Citizen Free News Continued... YouTube Channel
Killings in Ethiopia outrage Edmonton Oromo community
Edmonton May 2014: Ogaden and Oromo Communities Staged Worldwide Protest against 
Government Killings in Ethiopia including in Edmonton on the steps of the Alberta Leg. 
Extraordinary Sights, Sounds and Freedoms Around #yeg featured on YouTube
The eagle feather is a symbol of truth, power and freedom. The dark and light colours represent balance. It is a very high honour to receive an eagle feather, and usually marks a milestone. When one holds the eagle feather, one must speak the truth in a positive way, showing respect at all times.  
Present painting project of the Poet & the Judge - We First Nations, Métis and Inuit" Continued...
More Video Visual Art By Doug Brinkman
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Inspired by Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson 
By Doug Brinkman - YouTube

Jasper August 2014: It was 90 years ago this August in 1924, when members of Canada’s Group of Seven had expanded the subject matter of their paintings to include western Canada. That year, Lawren S.Harris, a founder and key spokesperson for the Group, and fellow Group member A.Y. Jackson travelled out to Jasper National Park from Ontario to paint... 

The Walterdale Bridge Project 
"You can put Lipstick on a Pig, but it's still a Pig"- Bryan Anderson
by Doug Brinkman - YouTube 
Edmonton January 27, 2015 9 AM: On location setting up to paint "The Walterdale Bridge Project" To the left the sign says No Trespassing, Sidewalk Closed with fences surrounding the construction site of the new Walterdale bridge. From center to right the still in use iconic Walterdale bridge. I painted from the vantage point of the burial grounds of First Nations and European settlers. 
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Doug's Photo Gallery 
Includes Sunrise & Sunsets
A collection of pictures taken over 
the year during the crack of dawn
and the last light of day. 
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Active Citizenship - Free News Sharing
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
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March 4, 1015 12 EST Toronto: live broadcast from Russia on CBC.CA
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March 14, 2015 Edmonton: 25 minutes: Edmonton Speakers Corner anti-terrorism legislation C-51 Day Of Action random interviews with protesters and provocateurs. 
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Weekly sketch studies Wednesday evenings from 7:30 - 9 pm at the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA)

Using a sketch pad and some pencils I select an exhibit or an artist subject and create my own interpretation. This gives a me a fuller appreciation of art, seeing more into the works of art I would have normally have missed from just a casual glance and walk by. This exercise expands my own creative skills as a working artist.  Sample Drawings  Page Link

Doug Brinkman is Available for Hire or Contract Work 
As a social entrepreneur I'll continue my Free News Sharing service producing YouTubes 
on human rights and community issues. My main product will be in the fine arts of painting and drawing and limited commissioned work. Services include limited video producing, photo and graphic design at $50 per hour. Call to learn more about 
the Complete Video Value Package being offer at $500
780-424-1538 Mondays & Tuesdays 9-11
"The Poet & the Judge
We First Nations, Métis and Inuit"
Creative Encounters - Every Wednesday Evening
7:30 - 9 PM @ The Art Gallery of Alberta AGA - LINK
Paintings for sale or by commission - Link
Video Productions, Photo and Graphic 
Design Hourly Rate $50 for single services
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Leave nothing but footprints 
Kill nothing but time​
Pop Video Dazzled by the Everyday - Playlist
The Niven Brothers Garret & Elliot of Stone Iris - Sir W. Churchill Square
March 17, 2015 Edmonton: The Niven Brothers Garret & Elliot of the band Stone Iris performing inside Sir Winston Churchill Square. 
Open Public Performances - YouTube Playlist
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Omar Khadr listens attentively during his bail hearing inside the Alberta courthouse March 24, 2015 - YouTube Playlist
Original Acrylic and Oil Paintings by Doug Brinkman for sale (unframed) 16"x 20"
$250 - unframed
$300 - unframed
Available for Limited Commissioned Art Work  - 780.424.1538
$300 - unframed
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Beginning March 30 and during the year I'll be displaying this painting in public squares and busy street corners during Civil Information Actions.

March 30 Civil Information Action YouTube

April 2014 Painting Project in the planning stages - Now that my oil painting " The Poet & the Judge - We First Nations, Métis and Inuit" is almost complete I'll be planning a road trip sometime in April with a Fiat back seat full of canvas, brushes and acrylic paints with the intentions of painting a canvas per day on location in the wild woodlands of British Columbia.Photo: My painting last spring on location on Jasper's Maligne Lake. YouTube Documentary: 1924 Inspired by Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson