|Brigette Depape Holds a Sign which simply says: |
No Shrinking Violet, Marcelle (Depape) had a press release all ready to go:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 3, 2011
" Senate Page disrupts throne speech and says "Harper's disastrous agenda needs to be stopped with creative action and civil disobedience".
Ottawa -- During the reading of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's throne speech today, a young page was yanked from the Senate Chamber as she tried to hold up a stop-sign placard reading "Stop Harper."
"Harper's agenda is disastrous for this country and for my generation," Brigette Marcelle says. "We have to stop him from wasting billions on fighter jets, military bases, and corporate tax cuts while cutting social programs and destroying the climate. Most people in this country know what we need are green jobs, better medicare, and a healthy environment for future generations."
Brigette Marcelle (aka Brigette DePape), 21 and a recent graduate from University of Ottawa, has been a page in the Senate for a year, but realized that working within parliament wouldn't stop Harper's agenda.
"Contrary to Harper's rhetoric, Conservative values are not in fact Canadian values. How could they be when 3 out of 4 eligible voters didn't even give their support to the Conservatives? But we will only be able to stop Harper's agenda if people of all ages and from all walks of life engage in creative actions and civil disobedience," she says.
"This country needs a Canadian version of an Arab Spring, a flowering of popular movements that demonstrate that real power to change things lies not with Harper but in the hands of the people, when we act together in our streets, neighbourhoods and workplaces." "
|Trending in Canada as 'Stop Harper' |
and as 'Brigette Marcelle' and both
ahead of 'Throne Speech'
The campaign to stop Harper is not a new one as you will see from this 2008 video in which Rick Salutin describes Harper and his right winged views and his Tourettes-like habit of blurting out Right winged ideological rhetoric, his teflon and why, even though most of us fear him, he gets to sneak up the middle, by splitting the vote. He discusses the difficulties of strategic voting and the grassroots nature of the movement.
|Jeremy Dyer Human Rights Activist|
“It was such a degrading experience. I felt so tokenized,” he said. “I feel like they took something so huge away from me that weekend. So huge.”There is not a lot on the web that is directly attributed to Jeremy Dyer, but there is this lone comment on a blog by Montreal Simon that Jeremy left regarding the human rights of Omar Khadr.
This Video was shot from a concerned citizen's TV obviously. Sadly, CBC.ca and Evan Solomon do no share videos. It matters not that they are made using Taxpayer money, they simply do not share them. Neither does Evan Solomon share the intellect of the young Depape. He tries to shame her, she is not ashamed. Shame on you Evan, and the rest of the MSM who do not care about things as flippant as democracy, pay attention, you could learn a lot from Canadians who do care.
Of course these are early days in Harperland and this story will take a day or two to get a real handle on, but at least this shows that Canada still has a pulse. I can only hope it also means that Canadians are starting to suffer 'buyers remorse' for buying in to the Harperland experiment. I sure hope it does, please feel free to comment.
Afterthought: As I was pondering the confusion surrounding her name. The confusion was that at First it was reported as Brigitte Marcelle, then Brigette Marcelle and then a bit later as Brigette DePape and also De Pape. After some digging I found this. It answers several questions or at least suggests that DePape is her stage-name, and that in spite of the ramblings of the anonymous and right winged commenter below, that she is obviously ^NOT stupid. It is also obvious that she is ^NOT shy and ^NOT always quiet. At least she is no longer anonymous!
I am tired of both Cowards and Cowardice. I suspect that Brigette DePape, or whatever she prefers to call herself, feels somewhat the same.
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