Thursday, September 2, 2010

Is Concordia University a hotbed for Canadian terror?

Something describing itself as "The People's Commission Network"  is, in its words, a Montreal network monitoring and opposing the "national security agenda".

These people advocate complete non-cooperation with CSIS agents attempting to make inquiries about domestic terrorism.

So who is the "People's Commission Network? For one thing, they are a group that is pretty sympathetic to what the rest of us would describe as terrorists. Here is, in their own words, their "Stance towards violence and terrorism"
We believe that all social movements have the right to debate tactics. We advocate forms of resistance which maximize respect for life and the rights of the oppressed. We recognize that an ideological insistence on “non-violence” can, in some circumstances, deflect attention away from the overwhelming violence – direct and structural - exercised by states and privileged groups. We also question the use of the word “terrorism”. We believe the label is used to marginalize targeted communities, create fear and silence debate, delegitimize resistance, justify further oppression and legitimize state terrorism, especially in the context of the so-called “war on terror” .
"We recognize that an ideological insistence on “non-violence” can, in some circumstances, deflect attention away from the overwhelming violence – direct and structural - exercised by states and privileged groups. We also question the use of the word “terrorism”. We believe the label is used to marginalize targeted communities, create fear and silence debate, delegitimize resistance"  The People's Commission Network

It appears that the The People's Commission Network views terrorism as what the western World does to protect itself, but not acts of violence committed against innocent individuals in developed countries like..Canada?

These people sound angry and insane to me. Who are they exactly?

Their website says "The People's Commission Network is a working group of QPIRG-Concordia qpirgconcordia.org"

That would be The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia!!!

The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia's website tells us that:

"Since 2007 all undergraduate students at Concordia become automatic members of QPIRG Concordia through the 0.31$ per credit paid with regular school tuition. Should you wish to opt out of our fee levy, our opt out period is the week following the last day for academic withdrawal and will be posted o­n our news page and at the CSU office. "

You got it. By default, Concordia University students are unwittingly funding enablers of domestic terrorism.

Your MP probably doesn't know about this. Tell them.

UPDATE: It turns out there are some interwoven connections between Concordia and the recently identified (alleged) terror plotters!

UPDATE 2: And who would be an employee of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia?  None other than Jaggi Singh! The accused organizer of G20 violence and perennial fanatical presence at Canadian protests. Could he have been one of the authors of their position on tolerance (advocacy?) of violence in the name of radicalization?

Wasn't this the same ideology that drove the Red Brigades and Baader-Meinhof gang?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The idea that society needs to be "shocked" out of its somnolent capitalist ignorance before it can see the Maoist light is indeed right out of the Baader-Meinhof playbook.

The viewpoint is fundamentally psychotic, dissociative and dangerous.

Thanks for exposing these idiots.