August 11, 2016

“Anti-human” Amnesty International rallying foreign intervention in Site C Dam project

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Amnesty International has a new target for perceived human rights abuses and it’s the construction of the Site C dam in northern BC.

They’ve started a campaign to stop the construction of the $8.8B project on the grounds that it violates Canada’s commitments to uphold the human rights of Indigenous peoples.

This is despite BC Hydro’s years of consultation and forming partnerships with First Nations contractors for construction. Remember, I visited the site back in March and Dave Conway explained to me the importance of striking deals with local First Nations.

So what could be the motivation here? Why are they opposing one of the two forms of reliable carbon free energy?

Their campaign made international news after being published by the Guardian and then I saw that AI is urging people from around the world to interfere with a project in Canada.

They aren’t even hiding that they think Canadians alone won’t speak up so they need to appeal to people outside our country who frankly shouldn’t be given the time of day regarding Site C.

What angers me most is that there are significant human rights abuses going on around the world and yet this is what Amnesty wants to focus on?

This is where you come in. If Amnesty International is going to call on people worldwide to interfere in the Site C dam project I want you to contact them and let them know foreign intervention in our energy projects is not acceptable.

Go to or call the BC-Yukon branch at (604) 294-5160, and ask them to redirect their resources to actual human rights atrocities around the world, not easy targets like the clean energy from Site C.

Photo Credit: BC Hydro

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commented 2016-08-12 22:06:50 -0400
what I see is a project that’s benefit to all. To the oil, to lowering greenhouse gasses. But we do lose good soil and hunting areas. One treaty reserve native people have said no from the start. So the governments plan is to relocate them…. Ummm problem with that part. Make a deal on both sides and get it done.
commented 2016-08-12 14:15:24 -0400
SEAN PENSON commented 15 hours ago
This damn site is totally unwanted in BC! It would be devastating to the First Nations, and we should be focusing on wind and wave power instead.
In case your liberal mind is open enough to listen to facts, 10 aboriginal families will be affected. No doubt costing BC taxpayers millions of dollars. Call me in 50 years when wind power actually produces any power.
commented 2016-08-12 08:53:53 -0400
Don’t know what’s the bigger joke: Amnesty International, or the UN human rights commission.
commented 2016-08-12 08:26:01 -0400
DARYL HERMAN wrote me a note saying, regular Albertans are being over looked for employment on the dam .
Maybe you could do a bit on that aspect sometime.

WAC BENNET was our hero when we were teenagers, we had jobs building dams , and you dumb hippies out there , that’s where your power comes from
commented 2016-08-12 01:41:10 -0400
Gotto Love that “Penson Logic” eh?… Quote:- “we should be focusing on wind and wave power instead”… Wave power Sean???… What, the ripples that sometimes appear on the Peace, Thompson or the Columbia rivers?… I sure would like to know where these “waves” appear in B.C. that they could drive a hydro generating plant…
commented 2016-08-12 01:20:45 -0400
Daryl Herman if what you say is true and Syrian refugees will be hired instead of locals including Aboriginals, it will go a long way to exacerbating the already tense situation with Trudeau’s migrants in this country. Justin is probably intending to subsidising their employment out of our pockets. I know Jason Kenny isn’t immigration and employment minister any more, but I wonder what he would to say about this. Would he condone it? I’m afraid of the answer to that question.
And Amnesty International should butt out. Bloody hypocritical, parasitic opportunists!
commented 2016-08-12 00:42:29 -0400
Hey since when does Penson disagree with a liberal approved project? Especially when Shiny Pony loves it. I guess he never thought of that.
commented 2016-08-12 00:41:16 -0400
I laugh at idiots like Penson, he claims to know what aboriginals think and what is good for them, just like a racist.
commented 2016-08-12 00:14:21 -0400
penson you idiot most people in BC support this project ,the only ones who don’t are the ecco nuts in Vancouver and idiots like you who don’t have a brain to think with.some how i think you and turdo have a lot in common and nothing that’s is good or useful
commented 2016-08-12 00:10:33 -0400
Chris , i just went on their web site and gave them a piece of my mind , but these social justice warriors are too self absorbed to listen to any one who disagrees with their slimy tactics ,i suggested they go to china and try their nazi tactics in that country , i would pay to see that
commented 2016-08-12 00:09:53 -0400
Lefty’s always ignore half the facts. You notice how Penson claims the dam will be “devastating” for aboriginals, completely ignoring all the Natives that want to be part of the project. I for one however, greatly appreciate him displaying Lefty Psychosis for the world to see!!
commented 2016-08-11 23:40:38 -0400
Penson steps on the banana peel right on cue – poll people to see if they want cheap clean energy, if not, then you can try to sell your detached contrarian opinion as public will.
commented 2016-08-11 23:09:00 -0400
This damn site is totally unwanted in BC! It would be devastating to the First Nations, and we should be focusing on wind and wave power instead.

The era of damning is dead, just like good old WAC Bennett.
commented 2016-08-11 22:35:00 -0400
@ Lloyd Nolan commented 32 mins ago

Lloyd, you’re not getting it – if you are not a drug free aboriginal or a Syrian refugee or a Union lackey from the east – you aren’t even considered for a job there! There are many of us locals ( I live less than 4 hrs away from the site) who have put our names on the early list of equipment operators & construction trades hoping to get some work – none of us have even been acknowledged as being here!
commented 2016-08-11 22:11:48 -0400
For AI it is nothing more than where is the money.
commented 2016-08-11 21:56:07 -0400
I follow your reports on site – c with great interest, that will be one big project that might help out some Albertans
commented 2016-08-11 21:23:24 -0400
And why is this AI not interested in the farmers in the Three Hills area?? There is one thing that does piss me off about Site C dam project – is that they, BC Hydro are constructing a separate camp for Syrian “refugee” workers!! Local PEOPLES ARE BEING TURNED AWAY! I know my name has been on the list since the project started, as well as many other area locals.
It is about time that the concern for Aboriginal loud mouths be stopped! They all have their greedy little, useless, lazy hands out for the $$ from us “white & privileged” industrialists and yet are doing their damnedest to stop projects which generate the $$ to pay this greedy group of mostly useless eaters. I am not being racist – I have many decent native friends who believe the same thing!
When the situation is looked at realistically, there is no one more privileged in Canada than Aboriginals, Libtards & NDPiggers!
commented 2016-08-11 20:57:34 -0400
I used to be an ongoing supporter of AI when it was an NGO. However, flags went up when they talked about the human rights abuses of the Woodland Cree, which proved out to be embezzlement by chief and council to the point that part of the band split and formed their own reserve. I watched other issues and realized the NGO which had done excellent work was now just a mouth piece for socialist regressives, with no concern for human rights.

This was the same for the conservation group Canadian Wildlife Federation which sadly morphed into Nature Canada and a front for Tides and is no longer concerned with wildlife conservation or environment.
commented 2016-08-11 20:19:22 -0400
Because everybody knows how cheap abundant clean energy impacts Aboriginal prosperity. Look at who is impacted by BC’s export of affordable spare energy to Calf. and western US – they probably put their name on a big donation check to AI.
commented 2016-08-11 19:55:28 -0400
I am sure the feds know everyone of these people and should stop them from entering the country or just lock them up
commented 2016-08-11 19:37:15 -0400
Another globalist organization attack on Canada. You see these dickheads won’t sleep until this country is at the lowest common denominator with the other 3rd world countries, and we are just about there. The only thing slowing down the process is that they are finding it difficult to import enough jihadists. Will Justin step in? I know the answer to that.