This just in via rabble.ca:
“It’s a crime story. But it’s also a war story about class warfare. And a vampire movie, with the upper one per cent feeding off the rest of us. And, of course, it’s also a love story. Only it’s about an abusive relationship.
“It’s not about an individual, like Roger Smith, or a corporation, or even an issue, like health care. This is the big enchilada. This is about the thing that dominates all our lives — the economy. I made this movie as if it was going to be the last movie I was allowed to make.
“It’s a comedy.” — Michael Moore
Some interesting perspectives have come up in the comments section of the dumpsite41.ca post about Michael Schmidt’s arrest for blocking the gate at the site last week. Here are some excerpts:
Michael Schmidt is handcuffed and removed by police after blockading dump site 41.
Linda B says: “there are many paths to take to protest the dump, prayers, letters, firekeeping, preparing and bringing food and those who knowingly put themselves at risk for arrest. All contributions are so very vital. Thank you Michael for yours.”
Lesley Spence says: “Here is a man who knows first hand what it is like to be harassed for doing what is right – just to give you all some background on what this man and his family were subjected to (in case you are not familiar), read what I wrote to all the newspapers about it at the time (none of the papers published it, to my knowledge)
Long-time raw-milk advocate and writer on food and health Kimberly Hartke has declared a “Michael Schmidt Month” on her blog Hartke is Online.
American nurse, paralegal and guest blogger, Cheryl Hadden, is "sleepless over the Michael Schmidt case". Photo Alyssa L. Miller.
She invites guest writers to contribute stories exploring raw milk related themes and talking about how Michael Schmidt’s work and example have affected them personally. Be sure to drop by Kimberly’s blog from time to time this month to see what she’s been posting. I believe this week she’s expecting to post something by Mark McAfee of Organic Pastures Dairy in California.
Media interest in the Michael Schmidt case has been building as we lead up to the court date at the end of this month at which time the judge will announce the date when his verdict on the case will be rendered. Are they trying to drag this case out or what? This November will be the third anniversary of the raid on Glencolton Farms in 2006 that started the whole process.
Now here’s an excerpt from one of the posts in Kimberly’s Michael Schmidt Month, by Cheryl Hadden, titled “Sleepless over Michael Schmidt”: Continue reading
Finally power and internet access have been restored to the point where it was possible for raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt to transmit these photos from the scene of tornado destruction around Glencolton Farms in Durham Ontario:
Once a beautiful barn... now after the tornado, it's just a shambles.