Friday, August 24, 2007

The Pigs of Montebello

Last week, George Bush and Felipe Calderon, the presidents of the United States and Mexico, met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Fairmont Hotel in Montebello, Quebec, in order to discuss inter alia the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), an informal agreement signed by the leaders of the three countries in 2005.

According to its critics, the SPP is a direct threat to the existence of Canada as a sovereign country. Internal SPP documents released under FOI requests have shown that U.S. administrative law is being written in stealth to “integrate” and “harmonize” 100’s of regulations in Canada and Mexico, in support of the North American Union, modelled after the European Union. Government leaders, the corporate elite and senior bureaucrats have been meeting secretly for the past 2 years to “fast track” the eventual rollout of the NAU by 2010.

During the demonstrations, protesters were infiltrated by police agents provocateurs, three of which were "outed" by the crowd, as captured by this video clip:

The clip shows three young men, their faces masked by bandanas, mingling Monday with protesters in front of a line of police in riot gear. At least one of the masked men is holding a rock in his hand.

The three were confronted by protest organizer Dave Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. Rather than leave, the men actually started edging closer to the police line, where they appeared to engage in discussions. They eventually pushed their way past an officer, whereupon other police shoved them to the ground and handcuffed them.

Late Tuesday, photographs taken by another protester surfaced, showing the trio lying prone on the ground. The photos show the soles of their boots adorned by yellow triangles. A police officer kneeling beside the men has an identical yellow triangle on the sole of his boot.

It turns out today that there are no records of their arrest. Only 4 unrelated arrests were made, of 2 men and 2 women.

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