National Post

Occupiers, eco-activists and alleged terrorist among those outside Canada finding inspiration in Idle No More
National Post

The Idle No More movement is offering inspiration beyond Canada’s borders: former Occupiers, eco-activists and even one alleged left-wing terrorist have all cited it as a rallying cry.

A man armed with a Molotov cocktail who threatened to do harm to the Wisconsin State Capitol was arrested Tuesday just before Governor Scott Walker addressed lawmakers there. Suspect Kvon R Smith had the previous day written on Facebook: “I’m in support of the Idle No More Movement,” according to Breitbart.com. The website’s digging into Mr. Smith’s social media life suggested “deep sympathies for Palestinians, support for other liberal and far-left causes, and claims of previous felony charges.”

Breitbart.com identified Idle as a cause to which former Occupiers are “flocking.” And activists say Idle No More has deep historical ties when Occupy did not, a collective theme to rally around while Occupy did not, and the potential to carry their amorphous causes into the future.

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