25 October 2014

Canada in the Coming Days

I have some upcoming trips to Canada.

And on my academic blog I will continue to document and analyse all things that are Canada.

Recent events mean among other things that some in the World are viewing Canada from a more fleshed out and nuanced perspective...for better or worse.  It means that Canada is experiencing global analysis and some criticism in ways that are new for her.

This is of a particular interest to me, as my focus (from a feminist perspective)  is Canada's safety.

So as I heard early this week, "here we go."

And as the song says, "no one's here to sleep."

May Allah hold and keep Canada and all her citizens safe.

Good night Canada.

And no one's here to sleep.



23 October 2014

Dear Senator Feinstein - Thursday, 23 Oct 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Dear Senator Feinstein,

I am still being harassed online.  The harassment has included, but not been limited to my internet service stopping specifically when I work on my research for postgraduate school related to Canada.
In the past I have had repeated postings from the CIA, FBI, Homeland Security and the Department of Defense.  I have recently had a posting from Homeland Security.

For over seven (7) years I have been told by FBI informants that the FBI believed me to be a liar, a threat to the nation, a racist, a bigot, a trollop and literally that I was stupid.  Given the repeated statements from FBI informants and the continued harassment from the same FBI informants I many years ago  made the prudent and wise decision to not consider the FBI’s puzzling “job offers” or to seek employment  with any branch of the USA’s security apparatus.

I am again reaching out to your office for assistance, and I will again complete a case form and submit it to you.

Thank you.

4)      President Obama and Senator Feinstein tag on Facebook posting (correction not in original submissions)


Signed,

Ms. Debra V. Wilson

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18 October 2014

A Brilliant Time in Chicago at the Film Festival - 18 October 2014

I actually did not see any films, but I attended two (2) panel discussions.

Panel 1: In addition to film talked of the work ethos in Chicago.

Panel 2: In addition to film talked of loving and needing to leave your country of birth.  And there was much talk of women pushing ahead with their dreams and talents.


1) The “Shooting in Chicago” panel provides an opportunity for audiences to hear from Chicago and Illinois-based industry leaders, actors, independent producers, and directors and to gain insight into filmmaking in the city. The panel will be followed by an opportunity to tour Cinespace Studios and Periscope Post & Audio, transportation courtesy of Chicago Film Tour. This free panel will take place on Saturday, October 18 at 11 a.m., at the AMC River East (322 E. Illinois St.). Tickets for the panel must be obtained from the Box Office. For details, call 312.332.FILM.
Source: http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/the-50th-chicago-international-film-festival-announces-three-world-premieres-in-city-state-program/

2)

MAKERS: WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD

Community Cinema Chicago

Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

Event Details

Doors open at 1:00pm
2:00pm: Film screening begins
3:00pm: Panel & community discussion

The post-screening discussion will examine the challenges and opportunities facing women in filmmaking, featuring:
Sarah-Violet Bliss, filmmaker (Fort Tilden)
Sepideh Farsi, filmmaker (Red Rose, Tehran Without Permission)
Marie Ullrich, filmmaker (The Alley Cat)
[all 3 filmmakers listed above have films premiering at the Chicago International Film Festival]
Paula Froehle, filmmaker and Executive Director of Chicago Media Project
Megan Maples, producer and President of Women In Film/Chicago
Moderator: Elizabeth Brackett, Correspondent, Chicago Tonight/WTTW

About the Film:
MAKERS:Women in Hollywood showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment. Produced by Rory Kennedy with Producer/Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton. Narrated by Julia Roberts.
Women In Hollywood is one of six episodes in the MAKERS series that profiles the impact women have had over the past 50 years in industries once largely closed to women—comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. Through intimate interviews with trailblazing women known and unknown, viewers will be given a rare glimpse—sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always candid—of what it was like to be pioneers in their fields.

Have at It

17 October 2014

Good Night Canada! And The Honourable Woman - And Maybe a Spoiler?

Someone on Facebook just asked a question about the programme, The Honourable Woman.


And the World is quite complex.

And the spoiler alert.... sometimes art imitates life (less dramatically) and.I look forward to the day that I can safely sans bullying talk about...and good night Danny Ayalon.

The World is as She is - complex.


Good Night Canada, and I am spending Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 in Chicago at the Film Fest.


Salaams,



Debra V. Wilson

14 October 2014

In Between Listening to Non-Stop Music in My Head and Other Cerebral Dwellings....

I am planning a trip to Canada, and I am working on other things to hopefully soon move.

Salaams,


Debra V. Wilson

 

My Cover Letter to Canada

1. I am always hearing music.

2. I am always connecting dots.

3. I love in my head-and on my personal blog thinking of humours scenarios that include Tamir P.  Yes that one. Oh and some of his kind did a great favour for me.  And it still at times moves my heart to see a picture of Danny A.   And it is not because we differ politically.  I am very grateful.

4. I have lovely fantasies about dancing my way through immigration (your border control) with a bottle of something that looks like booze tipped up in the air. I will not actually do it.  Weeeeell who can say?

5. There is the Irish business.  And I am very grateful to the Irishman and the head of what was the IRA in Dundalk. Oh and I have a Dutch friend....

6.  I have networked and worked with some of the most amazing feminists in London, England.

7. I have met some of the most amazing, amazing young men in London, England who have helped facilitate my activism by keeping me safe.

8.  I find great joy in imagining your top Security person with a stitched on smile.

9. I find the World wonderfully complicated, as I love to analyse. And I adore seeing patterns.

10.  I love your country very much.  And I am keen to spend more time there.



P.S. -

C.V. to follow in the mail.

 

Shim El Yasmine [Mashrou' Leila] - Erik Truffaz Quartet feat. Hamed Sinno - LIVE AT MUSICHALL



13 October 2014

And I'll Be Like: Don't Throw Me Out I Come Bearing Garrett's Popcorn



Get out of my office you crazy American woman. Wait are you still American? No, wait how did you get into my office? And why are you putting me in your blog? No, wait most important who told you about my love of jest and Garrett's popcorn.

I have trouble with some of the activities of this man and his ilk, but I swear I am thinking of hopping on a flight to Tel Aviv.


And Tamir be like: Get out of my office you crazy American woman.  Wait are you still American?  No, wait how did you get into my office?   And why are you putting me in your blog?  No, wait most important who told you about my love of jest and Garrett's popcorn?

Source: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/CZtrkaaTSin/Israel+Names+News+Mossad+Chief/OruaqLJ_e0B/Tamir+Pardo


And What High School Did You Go To?


I continue to experience the American intelligence community "interaction" with me to be based on fear, humiliation, threats, bullying, harming, ridicule, disrespect, racism, sexism and silencing.

One of the tactics they have used with me is what I call, "reminding me of my roots."

I am very good at noticing patterns, and for many months now when I am in the midst of research something/anything foreign an ad/ads will pop up about looking up high schools or old classmates. I don't click on it, but the ad then appears everywhere.

And then that American woman in Winnipeg who was literally chasing after me at one point

literally completely off topic and out of the blue she asked, "What high school did you go to?" And when I turned around stunned and confused about why this woman a complete stranger went from asking me about Canadian intelligence (???) to my former high school she said even louder, "Debra, what high school did you go to?"

Then there is the FBI. They have gone from believing I was an informant for MI5 to now believing I will be an informant for CSIS/RCMP. And they have conceptualised that with me as dating relationships.

There used to be this FBI guy (and I don't think it was a woman) that would chat with me online immediately after I got out of my job here in Wisconsin....not the government job. He used the name Mark Kennedy, an actual UK informant. And he kept asking me if I was still single.

Oh and then there was the crazy Muslim in the sky, the Muslim flight attendant. That guy who told me Blacks and Hispanics were dirty and lazy, and to stay away from the equally dirty, but mean and racist Jews. I was returning from NYC. And I had been staying near the Israeli consulate.

To this day I wonder why the FBI could not contact me directly and say, "If you are approached by any foreign intelligence notify your nearest FBI office?"

Oh yeah I am being hit with a SHIT load of dating ads that say things like, "Date Well Off Mature Men, 50+ years old."  They regularly show up on my business account, and prove quite disruptive.

And recently I have had some online verbiage pop up on my browser about the CIA.  It just pops up.

And in case you are keeping record, and I know I am…this is post my letter to Senator Feinstein.

I know I am leaving the USA.

I have recently decided I will want to teach at some point in my academic career.

I continue to explore the renunciation of my US citizen at the appropriate time.

 - Signed,
 
Debra V. Wilson
P.S. - The book writes itself.