November 04, 2016

Amnesty International wrong about crime and energy jobs in BC — even CBC was skeptical

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Amnesty international just held a press conference in Vancouver about their new report, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind.” It looks into the gender, indigenous rights, and energy development in Northeast British Columbia. 

 That’s our province's oil and gas country, and it’s currently the home of the Site C hydroelectric dam now under construction.

The AI report claims that:

“Resource development has eroded the land base that provides the foundation for First Nations and Métis health and wellness in the region, while influxes of transient workers have driven up local prices and strained the social fabric. Increased rates of violent crime and diminished access to social services have placed Indigenous women and girls at increased risk of harm, while denying them the protections and support they need.”

I’m not going to deny that there are issues surrounding violence against aboriginal women in rural BC.

But for Amnesty International to target the young men who mostly make up the resource workers they talk about is misguided.

RCMP statistics show that 90 percent of First Nation women who are murdered are killed by someone they know, and this is the same rate as it is for non-aboriginal women who are murdered.

But the biggest surprise of the whole event was that two of the most skeptical questions came from a CBC reporter, who asked:

Did Amnesty International have any evidence to back up their claim that it is resource workers (young men in particular) who are committing violence against indigenous women?

Amnesty answered that any time you bring lots of young men into one area, there is bound to be crime.

(But I wonder why they never mention that when discussing the migrant crisis...?)

On this and other aspects of their report, Amnesty International has their facts wrong, and they're demonizing young men who look for work in the resource industries in Northeastern BC. 


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commented 2016-11-04 21:41:17 -0400

“Ordinary people are given the false impression that “someone is watching out” for human rights abuses, when in reality, all Amnesty and other organizations like it are doing, is managing public perception selectively of global human rights abuses, fabricating and/or manipulating many cases specifically to suit the agenda of large corporate-financier interests. This can be seen when entire reports out of Amnesty or Human Rights Watch consist solely of “witness reports” compiled from accounts of US-backed opposition groups.”
commented 2016-11-04 21:40:13 -0400
How insulting, These vapid do gooders who conjure up make work projects to keep their sorry asses employed make me sick. Their passive aggressive attacks are a way for them to continue the narrative of down trodden Aboriginal,(their useful idiots) and kick the oil and gas industry by defaming their unemployed. All these do gooder groups are bought and paid for and they all have the same agenda; to keep Canada from developing its resources and getting them to market. Amnesty International is just another human rights kangaroo court. Why they are focusing on Northern BC unemployed oil patch workers is a question our many Marxist politicians could easily answer, because dollars to donuts it was suggested to AI by them. Just another way to stick it to the west. There are many places AI could better spend their time.
commented 2016-11-04 21:24:22 -0400
Always trying to blame everyone else except their own for native women murders. So much easier to bash someone else then tell it like it is. That 54M handed over to the Minister of Indian Affairs to research & study these murders is certainly money well spent, wouldn’t you say??
commented 2016-11-04 20:19:10 -0400
So tired of these self righteous groups who start making up phony outrages aimed at safe targets so they can avoid any risk to themselves while still vainly claiming to be fearless crusaders for justice.
commented 2016-11-04 20:17:11 -0400
Last time i worked in Northern BC , half the crew was natives.
commented 2016-11-04 20:16:09 -0400
Hey AI stick your BS up your wazoo.
commented 2016-11-04 16:43:35 -0400
I see these guys on the street corners all the time. When were they in Saudi Arabia last or Iran?
commented 2016-11-04 16:23:10 -0400
Good point CANADIAN MONGREL!… Amnesty International had the backing of a lot of people in the early days when it went after dictatorial governments’ treatment of political opponents…(Burma comes to mind…) And so did Greenpeace in its earlier days….. Both organizations demonstrate they are a long ways past their “best before” prime years and engaging in nutsy-coocoo stunts… Now I would kick any Greenpeacer, at my front door, in the nuts, after what they did to the world heritage Hummingbird Icon on the Peruvian high plains just as a publicity stunt…
commented 2016-11-04 14:52:00 -0400
They should be run out of country for spreading lies and hatred.
commented 2016-11-04 14:36:47 -0400
So let me get this straight in my uneducated Conservative mind. Amnesty International accuses young males in northern BC of being criminals with no evidence to support their claim and with no repercussions , yet Trump in the US is hammered for saying some illegal migrants are the same – with much supporting evidence.
commented 2016-11-04 14:13:31 -0400
The purpose of the report is to divide people, nothing more, nothing less.
Creating dissension between different groups of people.
commented 2016-11-04 13:56:29 -0400
Hey suxit…….there is a rumour that Ezra Levant is suing a guy. I’m telling you, it’s true. You want to know what else, your a coward hiding behind a fake name and you have an unhealthy obsession with Ezra. Your are seriously ill mentally.
Oh…..I almost forgot……fuck you! Sicko!
commented 2016-11-04 13:52:19 -0400
and now the progressive war shifts to BC, good they can reap what they have sown
commented 2016-11-04 13:42:36 -0400
I used to be a supporter of Amnesty back in the days when it was a liberal democratic institution that actually challenged powerful countries regarding the imprisonment and torture of political prisoners. Then they were taken over at some point such that they create faux issues without substantiation, like this story, about liberal democracies. At the same time ignoring true human rights issues such as muslim misogyny, so I wonder who their pay masters are now. No longer average income supporters I will bet.
commented 2016-11-04 13:31:30 -0400

You still don’t know how to spell ‘sucks’, as in, “The little troll sucks money from his mommy.” And the correct spelling was even given to you. You should have paid some attention in language arts and you might now be literate.
commented 2016-11-04 13:20:13 -0400
Just another corrupt organization!
commented 2016-11-04 13:12:46 -0400
Amnesty International — So who’s funding AI and who’s pulling AI’s strings to achieve some questionable objective? What unknown agenda does this Report support?