Watch it for yourself here, and the full version here:
So what do you call that? Sedition? Treason? Here is the definition for Economic Terrorism:
Contrary to "economic warfare" which is undertaken by states against other states, "economic terrorism" would be undertaken by transnational or non-state actors. This could entail varied, coordinated and sophisticated or massive destabilizing actions in order to disrupt the economic and financial stability of a state, a group of states or a society (such as market oriented western societies) for ideological or religious motives. These actions, if undertaken, may be violent or not. They could have either immediate effects or carry psychological effects which in turn have economic consequences.(link)
I think that fits.
The obvious defence is that its just another crackpot or he is taken out of context. While he might be a crackpot he rubs elbows with all the union big boys like Andy Stern, and Richard Trumka. While Obama himself braggs that he has been with SEIU forever, Stephen Lerner, has been to the White House 4 times since Obama took office.
Its also pretty impossible that its out of context. Francis Fox Piven (a Calgarian!) is referenced in relation to the Cloward and Piven strategy. Cloward and Piven is the method to install a socialist government in the United States by breaking the economy and overwhelming the welfare system and encouraging mass unrest and revolution. Even if the plan fails, the attempt will be pretty ugly. It's basically the same strategy in the talk except Stephen Lerner is putting it into motion rather than just theorizing about it.
When the US gets a cold Canada gets the flu (unless Stephen Harper is in charge). This is all supposed to happen in early May. I would guess on May Day, May 1st; the traditional communist holiday. This also happens to be when our election is to take place. I'm hoping that simply exposing it will turn the machine off or at least weaken it. It doesn't mean it can't happen. Even if it fails, the attempt will still cause trouble and could be a factor in the campaign.
I thought you all should know.