Archive for March, 2011
Canadian Prime Minister served Summons by International Tribunal as his government falls Comments Off
Ottawa, Canada: The day before Steven Harper’s Conservative government was toppled by a non-confidence vote in Canada’s Parliament, the besieged politician was delivered a Public Summons to answer charges of conspiring in Crimes against Humanity before an International Tribunal this September in London, England.
Standing in front of the Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Kevin Annett of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) read from the Summons that charged Harper with concealing genocide against native children in Canada’s Indian residential schools, denying justice to survivors and protecting the churches responsible for the deaths of 50,000 native children. Annett then formally delivered the Summons to the Prime Minister’s Office. (see video)
Harper has thirty days to respond to the Summons, after which his silence can be deemed to imply his consent to the charges made against him. A similar Summons was delivered to Pope Benedict at the Vatican last month.
Kevin Annett authorized by Mohawk Nation to carry Two Row Wampum Treaty Message to the World Comments Off
LETTER OF APPRECIATION
IN THE SPIRIT OF THE TWO-ROW WAMPUM PEACE TREATY
Monday, March 21, 2011
Greetings Kevin Annett,
As a Kanien’keha:ka Woman of the 5 Nations Confederacy, I recognize that you, Kevin Annett (Akweks Rowen:na’shatste)/”Eagle who has a strong voice” carry the spirit of the mighty eagle whose duty is to warn the people of any impending danger or irregularity.
So long as you shall walk the land with your only allegiance to truth and righteousness on the path to return the original power to the Two-Row Wampum Peace Treaty created to re-establish balance on our Mother Earth as this is the truth that is found in the natural world are welcomed to utilize our official symbolism in your efforts to re-store humanity.
Anyone who works to re-establish the balance between the peoples for the benefit of our Mother Earth/all of our relations in the natural world is welcomed under the protection of the Great Law of Peace and we invest you with the right to display and spread the original message of the Two-Row Wampum Peace Treaty to the peoples of our Mother Earth in the hope to return the balance within creation.
As was explained to you during your visit with us, the Two-Row Wampum Peace Treaty originated from the spiritual realm at the beginning of creation. Representing two equal but opposite powers that shall never touch but work in balance in which the natural world was created. The Two-Row Wampum Peace Treaty Belt only took physical form as the official symbol and record of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca Nations established the official agreement of our relationship with the Dutch in 1616, then the British, French and United States of America.
The white wampum background meaning, purity and peace; and the two purple wampum rows meaning, the two parallel paths signifying the non-Native society’s belief and laws; symbolizing that they shall never interfere with one another’s way of life. The 5 Nations Confederacy gave the non-Native society an understanding that this agreement shall last for all time to come. This agreement shall never be forgotten between the two sides. In addition to honoring that balance in our official cycle of ceremonies, from time to time, the 5 Nations Confederacy will read the Two Row Wampum belt to the people so that generations to come will never forget.
With peace, power and righteousness, we honor and stand in solidarity with you and are grateful that you have accepted to carry the original message of the Two-Row Wampum Peace Treaty on your path.
In Peace and Friendship,
Cheryl Diabo, Bear Clan
Kahnawake Kanien’keha:ka Territory
cc: Kahnawà:ke Branch of the Mohawk Nation
Mohawk Traditional Council
Why, and How, We Must Arrest Prime Minister Steven Harper, the Pope, and other Malefactors: Learning from the Liverpuddlians Comments Off
by Kevin Annett
If the Nuremburg Laws were applied to our nation, every president since Harry Truman would have been hanged for crimes against humanity.
- Noam Chomsky
That is the nub of the matter.
It’s a strange thing to live in a culture where criminals are officially in charge. The glib analogy to a family ruled by a child raping parent only goes so far, because in the so-called modern world, the problem isn’t one dictator but a globalized corporate Moloch that chews up the innocent and the earth, and rules by fear. And to assimilate all the living into its metallic self, this machine requires amoral criminals at the levers of its operation.
Family, schooling, and the daily wage-slave drudgery that grinds us into mental pulp has molded us to accept these criminals as a fact of life – read, death – which probably explains why usually only three or four people will turn up to our public meetings dealing with the church, corporate and state-sponsored trafficking and murder of children.
So it may seem very odd and presumptuous for me to suggest that it’s time we begin arresting the people in charge of our governments, corporations and churches for their crimes against humanity.
If you had have been near Liverpool last week, you would not think my proposal so strange, or fanciful. For in the small town of Birkenhead, more than 600 local people invaded a court room and arrested a an especially corrupt judge, and then declared a common law court in place of the one formally run by the fraudulent fiction known as the “Crown”.
I was lecturing in Denmark at the time, and I missed the event, but speaking to the men and women who made it happen, I am struck by their exhalirating optimism, the resurgent power they feel now, and their complete assurance that the days of the present regime in England are numbered.
I immediately thought of all the candidates among judges, politicians, corporate moguls and popes that are ripe for a similar arrest and detention. I recalled that Canada has the lowest conviction rate of child rapists in the world. And I remembered the tragic faces of aboriginal survivors of rape and torture in Indian residential schools as they watch time and again as the courts of Canada exonerate and protect the butchers responsible, and their bosses.
We are not born or meant to be such slaves. Our common law heritage gives you and I the power and the moral obligation to arrest and try those persons and groups who threaten our peace and safety, when our police, courts and governments refuse to do so.
I say the time to do so is long, long overdue.
Doing so is not as difficult as our fears imagine, for the power of any elite is mostly illusory and based on our ignorant compliance. I was there on the bright Vancouver morning in March, 2008 when Squamish hereditary chief Kiapilano evicted the Roman Catholic church from his territory for its murder of his people. I saw the police sergeant back away from our protest with the words,
“If that’s a legal eviction order then we’ll have to enforce it.”
Kiapilano’s order was in fact perfectly legal, and lawful: entered in the records of the Vancouver court registry and stamped with his own sovereign authority that has never been surrendered. And since the Catholic church, naturally, tried ignoring the Eviction Notice, it has been illegally trespassing on Squamish nation land ever since April 8, 2008, and Kiapilano and his agents, including me, have the right to start arresting anyone who enters a Catholic church in Vancouver.
The mind boggles at the possibilities.
Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper sits every day on illegally occupied land of the Algonquin Nation in what is called Ottawa. As an unlawful squatter, and as the agent of a foreign power that oversaw the slaughter of indigenous children in residential schools, and as the guy who has engineered an official criminal conspiracy to hide this crime that he calls the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”, poor Steve is a prime candidate for common law arrest and trial. As is the Pope himself.
Knowing our power, and the reason why we must act, makes the “how” quite straightforward. The next step requires courage, clarity and the will to act.
Much has been written about the means by which personal sovereignty is declared: on how we withdraw our consent from the system, issue a Notice of Intent, and nullify our allegiance to Crown, Church and other corporate, admiralty law based institutions.
It is time for us to take the next step, and issue a similar Proclamation of Sovereignty at the collective level, and reclaim our world according to natural law. For only when we establish such collective sovereignty, as the Birkenhead protesters effectively did by reimposing the common law on a fraudulent, usurping legal power, will we have the social means to bring to trial so-called heads of state in a contemporary Nüremburg Trial.
Some of us took such a step on July 1, 2009, in Winnipeg, Canada, when we proclaimed a sovereign Republic of Kanata and nullified our allegiance and recognition of the so-called Crown. This movement has endorsed Squamish Chief Kiapilano’s eviction order and other land reclamations by other indigenous nations, like the Six Nations near Brantford, Ontario.
But its real test will be when the majority of non-native, “ordinary” Canadians take a Pledge of Allegiance to the common law society that we seek to create from the grassroots.
This kind of creating a new society within the shell of the old is the big “how”: we have to create, or rather recover, a truly sovereign Nation, in Canada, England, America, and everywhere. The smaller, personal “how” was shown in Birkenhead, and lies in our daily refusal to vote or pay taxes to the old regime, or buy its products, or use its thieving banks or credit system.
This is the philosophy behind our upcoming International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State, to convene in London, England on September 12. Our Tribunal will be staffed with its own body of Common Law Peace Officers who will arrest and detain the guilty and enforce sentences made against, for example, those who harm children or protect those who do: even if the convicted parties call themselves a Pope or a head of state.
We will never undo an enormous historical crime like child abuse, genocide and ecocide without dismantling the institutions and mindset that caused it: and those responsible for maintaining it. I say that it’s time we begin such a dismantling so that we can recover our beautiful planet; but first by letting go of our conditioned compulsion to trust the system by merely “protesting” or lobbying Moloch, that ancient eater of the innocent.
The test will be what we do now. I for one will no longer look to a rapacious monster of corporate church and state for a justice or “healing” which it is incapable of enacting. Nor will I give my allegiance to such a Thing, ever again.
How about you?