As some of you know, I
started using Facebook a couple of weeks ago. Now, Facebook has blocked me from
They asked me to do a security check to show them that I am a
real person and to send them Photo ID proving that I am who I say I am!
I sent them a picture of my photo ID as they asked.
Also, I passed their
security check where you have to identify 5 randomly chosen faces from the photo
albums of your Friends on Facebook.
Now, the problem is that I gave
them my regular land line phone number instead of a Cell Phone number. I don't
use a Cell Phone (too expensive for me). So, I don't have a Cell Phone number
so, I can't access my Facebook account!!!
Maybe Facebook wants everyone
to have a Cell Phone so they can track them by GPS (which is in many Cell
Phones) ---- Who knows!
Why am I telling you guys all this? Because this
could happen to you at any moment too when you are trying to organize any kind
of Peaceful Action at all!
I'm probably just being paranoid but all this
happened immediately after I posted several notices of upcoming actions and
events on Facebook: the Youth Gathering at Grassy Narrows First Nation, the
Grassy Narrows protest at the Premier of Ontario's house in Toronto and the 1000
Drums protest against the Enbridge Pipeline in Burns Lake, B.C.
I have several thousand email contacts who might be interested and will get the
word out that way. Facebook is great but, I'm finding it an unreliable way to
get the word out on important things. Because you can be shut down at any
moment! Only thing that makes me kind of sad is that I had just re-connected
with dear Friends I hadn't heard from in 30 years and then Facebook shut me down
so I couldn't communicate with them anymore. And I don’t have their regular
Email addresses. We just talked on this Facebook.
Just a word of caution
For Land and Life,
P.S. I’ve got my fingers crossed that
I can get back on Facebook but, I’m not counting on it. Neither should you!
Don’t totally abandon ‘Old School’ types of communication e.g. Email or a phone
call (as many Youths have now done) O.K.?
Think about it for a moment, If what
happened to me with Facebook happened to all of you tomorrow, it would be pretty
hard to organize events if you didn’t have any ‘Plan B’ Re: your communications
strategy. Just a thought eh?!
LOGGING, NO MERCURY: Demonstration in Support of Grassy Narrows First Nation -
August 25, Toronto – Ontario
Here's a Reminder of an Upcoming Event!
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