Major media channels and mainstream newspapers credit themselves as being objective reporters and commentators in our society. But when it comes to reporting on major protests, when impartiality matters most, they're not objective at all, and as a result, they get the story wrong. They lose sight of the fundamental issues at stake such as economic justice, and political accountability. Instead, they concentrate on the circus atmosphere and cover the whole thing like it's a baseball game. And sure, there's a great deal of truth to the winners and losers narrative, but all the people on the street, the police and the protesters, are in the same boat. All of us will remain the losers if we don't focus our attention on the representatives of the global oligarchy above us who are perpetuating an unjust economic and political order, and are seeking to erase popular and national sovereignty from the global lexicon.
The title of the article below by Anna Mehler Paperny of the Globe and Mail is "Protesters and police get ready to square off at G20 summit" but it's not "us" vs. "them", or the people vs. the police. So-called journalists are twisting the narrative by painting protesters and officers as polar opposites. Police and military are not the enemies of liberty, and the people who are choosing to resist transnational government policies are not extremists, or enemies of the state. I'm sure there will be hot-headed protesters at the G20 summit, as well as agent provocateurs, but we can't let their actions speak for the true voices of liberty, justice, and truth, whether they are in police uniform, or plain clothing.
Of course, what is being lost in all of this is that thousands of troops are being called up to enforce a lawless regime, the same regime that brought on the current economic crisis that was caused by lax regulation and corrupt finance schemes. And the private central banks, who are the main stockholders behind the G20, and the new world order, are receiving little attention. Corporations own the media outlets lock, stock, and barrel, and yet, journalists who work for these oligarch-occupied newspapers and T.V. programs expect us to believe that they are objective witnesses to reality. LOL. Their arrogance is hilarious. But their ignorance is sad.
Globe and Mail: Protesters and police get ready to square off at G20 summit
By Anna Mehler Paperny
They’re preparing buses, itineraries, bathrooms and places to crash for the night; they’re fundraising, holding media-training workshops and setting up a detailed, week-long schedule of events.
Organizers behind the protests surrounding Toronto’s G20 summit in June expect people to come from as far as Vancouver, Quebec City and the United States, representing everyone from labour groups to women’s shelters and militant students.
The summit’s integrated security unit is bracing for an influx of protesters, with tenders put out for thousands of police officers from across Ontario and the country. They’ve taking possession of one of the largest film sets in North America to use as a staging ground and potentially as a place to keep detained protesters.Continued. . .