EDMONTON Nov. 24, 2013 : Over 50 people rallied today on the steps of the Alberta Legislature, raising awareness of the human rights abuses committed in the Middle East. The focus of today,s rally was mainly on Ethiopians living and working inside Saudi Arabia and the human rights abuses they suffer at the hands of some Saudis involving murder, rape, worker abuses, and organ-trafficking.

Organizers - Photo Supplied 
From left to right - Gagan Gill, Leah Dejenu, Sogand, and Belen Samuel.
Recovery Day : Rally & Walk Edmonton
Hope and Connection
Edmonton Recovery Day 2013
Recovery Day Canada
EDMONTON Sept. 8, 2013: On September 8th, Canadians in recovery from addiction will join with friends and family to combat negative perceptions towards individuals in recovery. Our mission is to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving life for individuals, families, and communities. We believe that recovery saves lives. We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is a common, celebrated reality - a world where individuals will not experience shame when seeking help. We are passionate about sharing the faces, voices and stories of recovery in hopes of inspiring and inviting others to join us on the rewarding, yet diverse, path to wholeness. Together, we will demonstrate the power and proof of recovery from addiction.
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Hi Doug, I just wanted to thank you for the interview at Recovery Day Edmonton and for the great U-tube Video. That was my first interview so I was relieved to hear it sounded good 

I have linked it to our PEP website www.pepsociety.ca 
under events.
Corine Kozuchowski
Executive Director, PEP
September 11, 2013
“We’re not anarchists,” said Noel Somerville, “we’re a bunch of old guys who are really kind of ticked off at the way we’re being treated, and we will keep on making that clear.

Edmonton January 17, 2014 : An old-fashioned sit-in was staged inside the constituency office of MLA Fred Horne by several Albertan seniors and supporters. The sit-in that began Thursday afternoon ended peacefully early today. Portions of this YouTube features the 7 protesters, 5 of them seniors occupying Fred Horne's office late last night around 11;30 pm, an hour before Edmonton police showed up and asked the protesters to leave. 
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"When my children ask me about what I did when I saw people getting 
killed and oppressed, I do not want to tell them that I stood silently."

Dr. Usama al- Atar Edmonton Youtube: Canadian community react to human rights atrocities in Bahrain 
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It empowers citizens using social media tools to become a medium source of Information, facts or data that's sometimes over looked or ignored by corporate media. Civil information activism is taking part during events in a safe, non confrontational manner, never putting the public or activist at risk. It's foundation is based on respect for all people, property and the rule of law. 

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The Last Commandment :Thou Shall Not Beguile 
If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. 
If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.
Mark Twain
The print newspaper is down, but not out. It remains a close friend to hundreds of millions of people around the world - every day. Yet it is threatened on two fronts: its ability to adapt profitably to 21st century technology, and its declining trust-worthiness: Only 30 percent of Canadians trust journalists - and it's not clear whether they are the readers who have quit or the readers who remain. In the 2011 Dalton Camp Lecture, veteran journalist Neil Reynolds says that to increase trust, there must be an end to anonymous sources. 
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" We are just told what governments and corporations want us to hear, you're never going to get alternative views of current affairs and of history as long as the means of transmitting information is so corporately owned."

Canadian Journalist, Author Heather Mallick Oct. 4, 2007. Q&A "Why won't the News Media Talk About WTC7?" University of Alberta,  
Mel Hurtig Lecture Series (Transcribed By Doug Brinkman) YouTube : Canada's Corporate Media and the Truth About 9/11/01
'WATER, LAND AND THE PEOPLE' Suzanne Patles of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society

Edmonton February 11, 2014 - Suzanne Patles of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society, spoke to an audience inside the Telus building at the University of Alberta as part of a national tour to raise awareness about the struggle at Elsipogtog against shale gas fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood, and the repression they face from police and courts. 

A months-long blockade in opposition to shale gas fracking by SWN at Elsipogtog First Nation (located in Kent County, New Brunswick) came to national attention on October 17, 2013 when the blockade was violently attacked and dismantled by dozens of RCMP officers armed with assault rifles, pepper spray and K-9 units. Forty members of the blockade were arrested, and a number of members of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society face charges. All funds raised during the tour will go towards legal support. 


Suzanne Patles
Edmonton February 11, 2014: Chief Calvin Bruneau spoke to a full house audience at the University of Alberta's Telus building Tuesday night. Chief Calvin Bruneau spoke about the history of the Papaschase land in south Edmonton and why it was decided members of the Papaschase First Nation set up a blockade on Queen Elizabeth II Highway in Edmonton on January 16, 2013. 
EDMONTON November 13, 2013: U.S. Attorney Sam Morison was appointed by the U.S. defence department to run the appeal of Omar Khadr’s convictions of five war crimes by a U.S. military commission in 2010. Morison spoke in Edmonton Tuesday night at The King’s University College to a packed house inside the King's Atrium.
41:27 "The United States is Trying to Impose a Form of Martial Law on the Entire World..."

43:07 "It's Illegal to Fight The United States, It's The deer Hunter Theory of The Law Of War, Omar Khadr was Basically a Deer..."

43:35 "If This is an Unacceptable for a US Citizen, 
Why Should it be Acceptable for a Canadian Citizen?"
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Small portion of a 1902 map of Edmonton showing the Hudson's Bay Company controlling much of what is now "downtown" and the Papaschase I.R. clearly marked.
Edmonton February 14, 2014 :  University of Alberta - CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE
Swallowing The Camel
By S.M.Elliott

Swallowing The Camel examines hoaxes, scams, controversies, rumours, schemes, bizarre ideas, bogus products, disinformation, misinformation, impractical jokes, literary fraud, and anything else that smells bad.
Don’t Help Me, Rhonda

On June 6, 2011, an unassuming ranch near the town of Hardin, Texas (about an hour outside Houston) was swarmed by Liberty County sheriff’s deputies, FBI agents, Texas Rangers, and officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety. News choppers buzzed overheard as law enforcement fanned out over the property with cadaver dogs. Backhoes were brought in to excavate random spots. Continued...
Where did it all begin?

In researching chemtrail sightings and theories, I was stunned to learn that this phenomenon didn’t begin with people noticing persistent contrails in the sky, wondering what they could be, and searching for explanations. Chemtrail theories actually began as a horror story about deliberate world depopulation, crafted and spread by a small network of Christian Patriot conspiracy researchers – including one rather infamous anti-Semite.

There are strong indications that at least some of these guys were trying to create a contrail cash cow for themselves, which has forced me to rethink the entire chemtrail phenomenon. It was my original view that the chemtrail issue is not, as the U.S. Air Force contends, a hoax. I believed that like most conspiracy theories, chemtrail theories evolved in organic fashion from various anecdotes and incidents. Continued...
Moaz al Khatib, Children's Blood Mixed with Bread

Edmonton February 28, 2014: Outspoken peace advocate and former president of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, Moaz al-Khatib provided a University of Alberta audience Friday night, via webcam, an insider’s perspective of the state of the civil war, its humanitarian crisis, the politics of the opposition forces, and his thoughts on the future of Syria.
Edmonton March 2, 2014:  Hundreds of protesters, some who came from various parts of the province gathered in Sir Winston Churchill Square for lively family-friendly rally. Alberta Federation of Alberta (AFL) New release says the Redford government is trying to dictate pension plan changes without negotiation. If this goes ahead, it will break the pension promise made with thousands of Albertans. 

Picture : All political parties were invited to attend today's rally but only the NDP and it's complete caucus showed up on stage led by Brian Mason in support of Alberta workers.

For more information on the proposed government changes, visit www.truthaboutalbertapensions.ca
Publisher, Director / News Activist Douglas Brinkman 
UPDATE: April 4, 2014 News Release from Public Interest Alberta : On March 5, 2014, Minister Horne announced in the legislature that the government would not be proceeding with the income-based drug plan for Alberta seniors, though it still intended to somehow consolidate the 18 different drug programs to achieve administrative efficiencies.From the viewpoint of Albert seniors, this is a victory, but a very small one. We have not gained a thing, we have simply retained what we already had. Many serious issues are unresolved. Noel Somerville, Chair.
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Speaker's Corner : Men Who Love Sluts...' YEG Speaker's Corner Featuring Poet/ Activist Ryjin Vander Hoek 
All Time Most Watched and Most Inspiring
Most Watched YouTube 2013
Thousands of Norwegians in Youngstorget Square singing Pete Seeger's "My Rainbow Race"
Speaker's Corner : Poet Kevan Lyons and 
Busker Devon Dana Tremblay
Most Inspiring 2013
Web Site  Music Is A Weapon  
Getting Seen and Heard!
Looking Back..."This is old news but good."
I don't believe in using war to prevent war. I don't believe in violence to prevent violence. 
I don't believe we can eradicate extremism by using extremism. I believe in grabbing a pen before grabbing a sword. I believe that free and open debate is the solution to all problems. No need for conflict, no need for arms, just a cup of coffee and a few open minds and we are well on our way to peace.   Muna Abougoush
Pharrell Williams - Happy (We Are Edmonton) 2014
Water, I Have an Obligation To My Children "Defending our Climate and Communities"
Kelly-Ramsey Building Demolition, Edmonton, Music by Kyler Schogen
It worked, the video sure made me smile - Josef Hanji Copenhagen Denmark FB
Another excellent example of heritage preservation in this city. Disgusting at best. Christopher YC
Liz wrote: "What a great HAPPY video!!" FB
Dawn wrote : Fantastic!!!! Had me smiling. Richard Douglas Brinkman, could you please post video to my wall? I don't know how to, great job to all of you!! FB
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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"This is my story"  Henry Basil - Link To YouTube
Henry second from right - A survivor of residential schools tells his story 
Dr Cindy Blackstock, Honorary Witness, TRC, March 28, 2014 - Link to YouTibe
Dr.Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada gave witness at 5 pm, March 28 at the Shaw Conference Centre during The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Alberta National Event.

Wab Kinew "Red, White, Black, Brown - Human Race"                                                                                                                                             Recorded March 28, 2014 inside the Shaw Conference Centre during The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Alberta National Event  
Wab Kinew, musician, broadcaster and educator
Photo Lyndsie Plowman 
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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Alberta National Event
Truth and Reconciliation Canada TRC Alberta National Event March to the Legislature. Featured Poet Elizabeth Potskin introduced by the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair the chair of the TRC prior to the march to the Alberta legislature . Premier Dave Hancock attended the TRC everyday. He warmly welcomed the marchers to the Legislatue steps and joined in with the outdoor celebrations.
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Is someone thinking about him tonight?
Sketches and Facebook posts by Doug Brinkman

Edmonton April 12, 2014: I was out photographing the sunset along the chilly river valley tonight when I came upon this fellow in tattered clothes standing alone along the banks of the North Saskatchewan. His clothing I could not recognize from any familiar brand I knew of from this century. It had wide gaping rips where his skin was completely exposed to the cool elements but he didn't seem too bothered. I said "hello friend, beautiful sky tonight!" He didn't flinch one bit. It was as if his soul was in communion with the colours of cobalt blues, reds, and yellow sky.

He seemed to be in a state of bliss in another world. Who was this guy I wondered... Wheres his family, is someone thinking about him tonight? 

The river valley was filled everywhere with nomads this evening. I didn't want to offend and photograph this fellow - so instead sketched the man from memory.
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