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An old cat came back, Chicago NATO, CUTV Montreal, Freight Train graffiti –and stonewalled –again!

May 23rd, 2012  

I’m painfully aware that I haven’t posted a blog since May 13th, 2012. And things haven’t changed: Energy and spirit low. And I don’t feel like writing.

All I’m interested in is researching.

That said, I do have new videos to share.

My dad’s old cat, “Mooch” made a full recovery from his latest Feline Chronic Renal Failure crash. I learned a lot about euthanasia… like it’s easy to be philosophically for it when you’re not facing that decision!

Feline Chronic Renal/Kidney Failure –Dehydration Crash. Facing Euthanasia –The Cat Came Back!  (28:05 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

Don’t know about you but I’ve been following both the Chicago NATO protests and the student protests in Montreal. Not through traditional media, mind you; via on-the-ground citizen-journalists live streaming events as they happen. Specifically in Chicago, I followed Tim Pool’s TimCast at: www.ustream.tv/user/Timcast and Concordia University’s CUTV Montreal.

Having been to G20 —as in videotaping right at Bay and King when Black Bloc lit up the police cars, I much prefer the real of citizen video versus traditional media.

On May 20th, CUTV took forever to go “en direct”. Were they having technical problems? Camera? Connection? Finally CUTV began live streaming and it became clear that Montreal police had “attacked” the CUTV crew and equipment several times during that evening…

CUTV Montreal to Montreal Police, “Who made the call to target CUTV?” (3:13 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

And last, on May 22nd, I realized just how much I missed doing a graffiti run.  So I parked beside the CPR track and a graffiti-covered freight train trundled by. Set the video to 15% actual speed. Add Music “Sound of Siren (feat. M.I.A. & Busy Signal)” by Artist: Major Lazer….

GRAFFITI MISSISSAUGA. Once Upon a CPR Freight Train: Offeesah! Offeesah!  (3:54 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

Last, on April 30th, I sent a simple email asking a City of Mississauga employee to identify him/herself. I waited a reasonable two weeks for a reply that never came. On May 14th, I repeated my request. Today, four Mondays after my first request, I repeated my request again.

In my interview with Ken Owen, Director, City of Mississauga Corporate Security, I told him directly to his face that “City Staff LIE”. They also stonewall —and hide.

Lie Stonewall Deny: MYTHissauga’s “Brave Bold Future” stays true to its “Lie Stonewall Deny” Past.

UPDATE: May 23, 2012. Just got this tweet:

CUTV News@CUTVnews

SPVM Riot police trying to disconnect our livestream at last night’s #manifencours http://goo.gl/rxQuM #cutv

Retweeted by anonymous

CUTV linked to this video and it’s really quite something.  The CUTV crew is courageous —tenacious. And it’s bound to get them in trouble with police.

May 23rd: Police Attack CUTV’s Journalist & Kettled Protesters (11:22 min)

(Click here to go directly to the clip on YouTube)

Just want to echo this comment left by ben0976 :

“Merci CUTV pour votre travail exemplaire.”

Signed,

MISSISSAUGAWATCH

"Anarchy" in Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario
“Anarchy” in Streetsville, Mississauga, Ontario

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