It’s Canada Day! How are YOU going to spend it? The Rally for a Public Inquiry Concerning the Actions at the G20 begins at 5:30 p.m. at Queen’s Park.

July 1st, 2010  

It’s Canada Day! How are you going to spend it?

Kelly McParland: Bill Blair’s trouble with the truth

National Post – Peter J. Thompson – ‎Jun 30, 2010‎
My sympathies lie entirely with Toronto police when it comes to their performance during last weekend’s G20 summit. But it ends with lying to the public.

Twittered from CP24

Torontonians will again take to the streets on Thursday, demanding an independent inquiry into G20 security tactics. http://bit.ly/daiqlz

Group to demand independent G20 inquiry at Canada Day protest

Saira Peesker, cp24.com

Riot police clashed with protesters as they made their way through  the downtown core on June 26, 2010. (David Johnson/MetoWe)

Riot police clashed with protesters as they made their way through
the downtown core on June 26, 2010. (David Johnson/MetoWe)

After a weekend of G20-related protests tore apart Toronto, citizens will again take to the streets on Thursday, demanding an independent inquiry into the security tactics used during the summit.

The Rally for a Public Inquiry Concerning the Actions at the G20 begins at 5:30 p.m. at Queen’s Park.

Also, I uploaded a new video today. Warning! Rude gesture saluted to the prominent video surveillance camera at Queen’s Park.

YouTube Video, “G20 TORONTO –“FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH” Buffalo Springfield Revisited…” 6:46 min

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

“G20 TORONTO –“FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH” Buffalo Springfield Revisited…”

Music: “For What It’s Worth” from the DVD “Daylight Again” by
Crosby, Stills & Nash.  Live performance filmed in 1983

“For What It’s Worth” was first released by Buffalo Springfield
in 1967.

Forty-three years later,the song is as relevant as ever!

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT]

MISSISSAUGAWATCH (G20 Toronto, June 26, 2010) whispering:

I’m here because I want to show what a great job the police are doing. They’ve been very respectful and we’ll see what happens. I just hope everybody stays safe.


There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

There’s battle lines being drawn again
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong again
Young people speaking their minds once again
Getting so much resistance from behind
I think it’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people standing in the street
Singing song and carrying their sign
They mostly say, hooray for our side
We got to stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

(I hear ya!)

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
(Ain’t that right?..)
You step out of line, the man come
(what does he do?)
And take you down

It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
(hey hey)
We got to stop and take a look around.

Hey, what’s that sound
(hey hey)
We got to stop and take a look around
Stop

We got to stop
Why what’s that sound
Look what’s going
Down

G20 Queen's Park Rally, Toronto Police Services and motorcycles,  June 28, 2010

G20 Peaceful Protestor Queen's Park Rally "I know, up on top You are seeing great sights, But down here at the bottom We, too, should have rights."  --Dr. Seuss, June 28, 2010

UPDATE: CANADA DAY, Saturday, July 1, 2010  11:08 AM. Just found a YouTube video by  DrrZippy using Buffalo Springfield’s original 1967 “For What It’s Worth”. Very much worth watching! Especially the ending!

It’s interesting how two people can take essentially the same song and have to very different interpretations. DrrZippy made dominant and prominent use of Black Bloc police cruiser torching as well as police confrontation footage. (I went the more peaceful route….)

Still. Powerful stuff.

WOW! Got my first comment on “G20 TORONTO –“FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH” Buffalo Springfied Revisited” already.

great video im tired of seeing videos of people being attacked by police. keep up the good work

Looks like I got my point across!

YouTube Video, “Toronto G20 For What It’s Worth.” 3:03 min

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

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