The Narwhal – Eco-Radical Websites

The Narwhal – Eco-Radical Websites

The Narwhal was formerly known as DeSmog Canada, where the lines between fact and fiction were often so blurred it was difficult to separate them.

This website,  I refrain from calling it a news website because it is not, is a disinformation website.

Carol Linnitt was one of the founders and is a prolific writer, but to challange what she says is a lot easier when the topic is our own back yard. Its easier to pick out the outright lies hidden between partial truths. In an article titled “B.C. failed to consider links between ‘man camps,’ violence against Indigenous women, Wet’suwet’en argue. The term “Wet’suwet’en argue” in the title is a lie. If for example you said a few white men were drunk, would it be fair to say all white man in Canada are drunk? Considering this woman pounds out hundreds of articles per year all using the mix and match facts and fiction, we will only deal with this one as this is ground zero for most of us.

A tiny fraction of Wet’suwet’en, not even 5 percent are making the claim that work camps target violence against indigenous women. Another outright lie in that headline is mancamps, in a nutshell none of these work camps (construction camp sites) are men only, they are all unisex run by both men and women, inclusive of a very large contingent of Wet’suwet’en employees both male and female. We only just showed you what was wrong in the title and we have a whole article that needs to be shown for what it is, a pack of lies.

Carol Linnitt is fully aware that Kyah Industries Ltd. owned and operated by Wet’suwet’en members is working for and with CGL on the pipeline, yet she never mentions it once. Selective fact picking to manipulate a desired outcome.

Phil Tait Jr. a heavy equipment operator who works for CGL contractor Kyah Resources, a Witset First Nation company put it this way ““A lot of garbage was left behind with the protests which, if it was done by any worker on the project, would have been fired on the spot,” he says when highlighting the hypocrisy of the environmental protesters that camped out in Wet’suwet’en territory over the winter to vent their opposition to the project, which has signed benefit agreements with all 20 First Nations along its route.

Next the claim made by Carol Linnitt

“The request, filed Feb. 3, argues an extension should not have been granted in light of more than 50 instances of non-compliance with the conditions of Coastal GasLink permits and in light of the findings of Canada’s National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The inquiry found there is “substantial evidence” that natural resource projects increase violence against Indigenous women and children and two-spirit individuals.”

Whoa whoa whoa wait a minute, Carol Linnitt is playing a game of mix and match facts and fiction. The 50 instances by Coastal Gaslink were about soil erosion NOT as she makes it sound like they were attacks on “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women”. Seriously do you want to talk about attacks on aboriginal women?  Let’s talk about the drunken aboriginal who shot the neighbor ladies dog with a shotgun. His name was John Ridsdale the one you so often quote as the Wet’suwet’en Chief Na’Mox Where have you written about his abusive relationship with women?

Next Carol Linnitt makes it sound like the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office is finding “substantial evidence” that Coastal Gaslink failed to submit that evidence when CGL tried to extend the environmental certificate. She goes on to say “A final report released from the National Inquiry Committee in June found “work camps, or ‘man camps,’ associated with the resource extraction industry are implicated in higher rates of violence against Indigenous women at the camps and in the neighbouring communities.

From the original text “the final report recognizes the documented phenomenon that resource extraction is linked to spikes in violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people.” the ““work camps, or ‘man camps,’ associated with the resource extraction industry” was not part of the original text it was added by Carol Linnitt.

A master of the manipulated written word Carol Linnitt, the original text simply said “linked to spikes” so is all expansion, even growth of cities, towns or for that matter any increase in jobs, even on aboriginal reserves.

The blatant manipulation of facts to fit her agenda is appalling, have you ever heard her admit that, poverty is also linked to violence against Indigenous women?

Sadly we are seeing Carol Linnitt play the harp called “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women” to justify an environmentalist attack on CGL. She deliberatly does not go into details about the “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women” for a very good reason, facts hurt.

 

There are many public lists of murdered and missing indigenous women in Canada. The Star compiled those lists into a single database then set out to verify as much information as possible. Relying on newspaper clippings and court documents, the Star’s database includes 1,129 names, dates and, when a case was solved, some information on the offenders.

A Toronto Star analysis suggests 44 per cent of the women were victims of acquaintances, strangers and serial killers. This finding is based on a Star review of publicly available information on more than 750 murder cases. Of that number, 224 murders remain unsolved.

There are many public lists of murdered and missing indigenous women in Canada. The Star compiled those lists into a single database then set out to verify as much information as possible. Relying on newspaper clippings and court documents, the Star’s database includes 1,129 names, dates and, when a case was solved, some information on the offenders.

Our review found 420 cases where details of the relationship between victim and offender were known. Some of them date to the 1960s. Of those:

  • Half of the victims were domestically related to the perpetrator. This includes all types of family and partner connections.
  • 16 per cent of the offenders were acquaintances; 15 per cent were strangers; and 13 per cent serial killers.

 

How often do you see protestors post this truth? (click to enlarge)

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Without massive American funding,  DeSmogBlog was launched with $300,000 from John Lefebvre, the past-president of online transaction company NETeller
John Lefebvre: Lefebvre is a lawyer, internet entrepreneur and past-president of online transaction company NETeller. He gave $300,000 to help start DeSmogBlog, as well as donations to the David Suzuki Foundation and Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.

Funding

It seems that disclosing the funding ended in 2019 even though they are required to disclose it. Just in case they remove this page we made a copy of it below.

Narwhal Funding

 

Now if that was not enough, imagine the Liberal Federal Government just gave them just over a quarter of a million dollars in COVID relief funding.

 

$254,665.00 in Federal COVID Funding

 

So it begs the question are they lying to the readers about non profit or to goverment when they say for profit?




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"Two Feathers"




 

 

 

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