Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Praise forFifteen Days: "Learned more about the performance of our soldiers from reading Blatchford's book than I did from being on the ground for short stays. Bravo Zulu, Christie Blatchford." - Major-General Lewis MacKenzie (ret'd) inThe Globe and Mail. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
It officially began on February 28, 2006, when a handful of protesters from the nearby Six Nations reserve walked onto Douglas Creek Estates, then a residential subdivision under construction, and blocked workers from entering. Over the course of the spring and summer of that first year, the criminal actions of the occupiers included throwing a vehicle over an overpass, the burning down of a hydro transformer which caused a three-day blackout, the torching of a bridge and the hijacking of a police vehicle. During the very worst period, ordinary residents living near the site had to pass through native barricades, show native-issued "passports", and were occasionally threatened with body searches and routinely subjected to threats. Much of this lawless conduct occurred under the noses of the Ontario Provincial Police, who, often against their own best instincts, stood by and watched: They too had been intimidated. Arrests, where they were made, weren't made contemporaneously, but weeks or monthlater. The result was to embolden the occupiers and render non-native citizens vulnerable and afraid. Eighteen months after the occupation began, a home builder named Sam Gualtieri, working on the house he was giving his daughter as a wedding present, was attacked by protesters and beaten so badly he will never fully recover from his injuries. The occupation is now in its fifth year. Throughout, Christie Blatchford has been observing, interviewing, and investigating with the tenacity that has made her both the doyen of Canadian crime reporters and a social commentator beloved for her uncompromising sense of right and wrong.
In Helpless she tells the full story for the first time - a story that no part of the press or media in Canada has been prepared to tackle with the unflinching objectivity that Christie Blatchford displays on every page. This is a book whose many revelations, never before reported, will shock and appall. But the last word should go to the author:
"This book is not about aboriginal land claims. The book is not about the wholesale removal of seven generations of indigenous youngsters from their reserves and families - this was by dint of federal government policy - or the abuse dished out to many of them at the residential schools into which they were arbitrarily placed or the devastating effects that haunt so many today. This book is not about the dubious merits of the reserve system which may better serve those who wish to see native people fail than those who want desperately for them to succeed. I do not in any way make light of these issues, and they are one way or another in the background of everything that occurred in Caledonia.
"What Helpless is about is the failure of government to govern and to protect all its citizens equally."
Über den Autor: CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD has been a high-profile Canadian journalist for over 25 years, with columns covering sports, lifestyle, current affairs, and crime. She started working for The Globe and Mail in 1972 while still studying at Ryerson, and has since worked for the Toronto Star, the Toronto Sun and the National Post. She returned to The Globe and Mail in 2002. She is a winner of the National Newspaper Award for column writing.
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2631441457
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good Some wear on book from reading. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2633926208
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0385670397I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday Canada. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0385670397I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday Canada, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0385670397
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Buchbeschreibung Doubleday Canada, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: VERY GOOD +. Very Good+ Hardcover in Very Good+ dust jacket Satisfaction Guaranteed, International Shipping, Photos upon request. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0224835
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Helpless: Caledonias Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Grb1915285
Buchbeschreibung Doubleday Canada, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 2nd. Signed and inscribed on the title page by Christie Blatchford, this copy has a solid tight binding and clean unmarked pages.light wear to the dust cover edges. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 00461857
Buchbeschreibung Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2010, 1st Edition, 1st Printing, 2010. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Photo Cover (illustrator). First Edition. -----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 258 pages, colour photos, an unbelievable and yet factual recounting of the Native occupation of the Douglas Creek Estates in Caledonia, Ontario and how the OPP ( Ontario Provincial Police ) refused to take action against native protestors who committed crimes literally in front of OPP officers watching from less than 50 feet away at times, Caledonia residents were ultimately abandoned and living in fear as they never knew what would be next already having had gutted deer hanging from telephone poles in front of their homes, having to apply and show Six Nations produced passports just so they could get to their own homes, being threatened that a house that was for sale could "just be taken by the natives", etc, etc, etc., a truly unbelievable story that still is ongoing 5 years later and yet during the height of the activity around DCE the majority of news and media outlets reported very little or nothing about the entire espiode except for the highlights and photo-ops, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 145033