Stand Down Notice issued to members and clergy of genocidal churches

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(This Legal Notice is being distributed and posted at Catholic, Anglican and United Churches across Canada as of June 1, 2016 – Copies of this Notice can be obtained through hiddenfromhistory1@gmail.com)

PUBLIC NOTICE

THIS CHURCH STANDS CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED UNDER THE LAWS OF GOD AND MANKIND AS A CRIMINAL BODY GUILTY OF GENOCIDE, CHILD TRAFFICKING AND OTHER PROVEN CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

ALL PERSONS ARE HEREBY PROHIBITED FROM FUNDING OR PARTICIPATING IN THIS CHURCH AND MAY FACE FINES OR IMPRISONMENT IF THEY DO SO, ACCORDING TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS (2000)

AND THE VERDICT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMON LAW COURT OF JUSTICE OF FEBRUARY 25, 2013 - Case Docket No. 02252013-001

 See www.murderbydecree.com & www.itccs.org

THIS PUBLIC NOTICE HAS THE FULL EFFECT AND FORCE OF THE LAW AND WILL BE ENFORCED

ISSUED BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMON LAW COURT OF JUSTICE Criminal Trial Division, ICLCJ Brussels Office – itccsoffice@gmail.com

June 1, 2016

United Nations head censured as ITCCS activates new campaign to disestablish criminal powers

A Global News Update from the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) – Monday, May 2, 2016

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 Kevin Annett’s “speaking and recruitment” tour expands to Canada and Europe, activates indigenous missing children inquiry in America

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Update One: New York City – Censure, Remove top UN leader

A motion to officially censure and remove United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon from his position will be introduced this morning by a group of delegates and NGO officials at U.N. Headquarters in New York.

The motion is prompted by Ban-Ki Moon’s refusal to fulfil his oath of office and expel three convicted criminal regimes – Canada, Great Britain and the Vatican – from the U.N. General Assembly, as requested by a Letter of Demand given to him on March 31.

“The Secretary General is protecting and colluding with regimes proven to have committed and concealed the murder of children, and are still engaged in crimes against humanity” remarked Kevin Annett, who delivered the Demand Letter to Ban-Ki Moon’s office on March 31 on behalf of the ITCCS, whose common law courts lawfully convicted the three criminal states of genocide and criminal conspiracy.

“Ban-Ki Moon had thirty days to respond and he didn’t. So now it’s up to the international community to stop these regimes when the so-called official leaders refuse to do so.”

Speaking from an ITCCS conference at Mount Shasta, California today, Kevin and other ITCCS officials outlined a new international campaign to enforce its common law court verdicts against Canada, Great Britain and the Vatican by disestablishing and replacing these powers. (See following report)

Update Two: Mount Shasta – Global Conference activates “grassroots revolution”

After gathering in closed session for three days, top ITCCS officers and field secretaries from six nations approved a new international campaign to replace criminally-convicted regimes with sovereign common law Republics.

The ITCCS campaign will include establishing Peoples’ Assembles and common law courts of record to “actively reclaim the law and government from the murderous corporate elites who are destroying our liberties and our world”, according to Elise Depardieu of the ITCCS General Council.

“We will use the same methods that convicted and deposed Pope Benedict: a grass roots revolution based on people directly reclaiming lawful power in their own communities. You can expect to see the citizen arrest of known and convicted child killers and the seizure of their property and assets.”

As part of this campaign, in Sacramento, California aboriginal survivors of Catholic-led genocide announced today a plan to launch their own common law courts to prosecute and halt land theft, child trafficking and murder among their people. Their courts will also conduct “the same kind of exposure of the ongoing genocide that Kevin Annett has so successfully achieved in Canada”, according to a spokeswoman of the Navajo nation.

Representatives of the new indigenous coalition met this past week with Kevin Annett during his speaking tour across northern California.

Update Three: Kevin Annett tour to expand to Canada, Europe

Spurred by a growing demand for his two new books (“Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion” and “Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada” - amazon.com) , Kevin Annett will expand his “speaking and recruitment tour” across Canada and Europe during the spring and summer months.

Besides giving book readings and lectures, Kevin will work with local activists to conduct training workshops in the common law and spiritual-political reclamation.

“I’ve had invitations from Vancouver to Ireland to Russia” remarked Kevin today. “Our work has finally hit a critical mass and people everywhere are moving from awareness to action. Both of my books are part of the historical movement that brought down a pope and showed people how they can win against oligarchies, and that’s inspiring a new kind of groundswell.”

To book Kevin as a speaker or to order his books, see www.createspace.com/6052421 and www.createspace.com/6085632 , or write to hiddenfromhistory1@gmail.com .

Issued 2 May, 2016 by the ITCCS Central Office, Brussels

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Note: Attached is a link to both a you tube broadcast of this notice and a breaking interview with Kevin Annett by award winning broadcaster Dennis Bernstein of KPFA Radio, Berkeley, conducted on April 28)

 

Expel Canada, United Kingdom and the Vatican from the UN General Assembly: Letter of Demand issued to Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon

Breaking News from the United Nations:
 
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Kevin Annett outside the United Nations prior to the delivery of the Demand Letter to Ban-Ki Moon – Kevin holds a copy of “Murder by Decree”
 
New York City: (Dateline 31 March, 2016)
 
A Public Notice and Letter of Demand was issued today to Ban-Ki Moon, U.N. Secretary-General, calling on him to fulfill his Oath of Office by barring three convicted criminal states from membership in the General Assembly. Those states are Canada, the United Kingdom and the Vatican – “Holy See”.
 
The Demand was submitted to the UN Secretariat by a delegation from the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) and its North American Field Secretary Kevin Annett.
 
A copy of the Demand Letter follows.
 
Along with the Letter, which requires a response from Ban-Ki Moon within thirty days, the delegation presented to his office a copy of its recently-published report on Genocide in Canada entitled “Murder by Decree”, which contains incontrovertible evidence of the genocidal acts and intents of these states towards indigenous people in Canada.
 
Kevin Annett, interviewed outside the United Nations today, stated,
 
“I would be surprised if the Secretary-General refused to reply, considering the diplomatic nature of the Demand Letter and the public and legal perception that his lack of a reply would generate that he is colluding with the criminal states in question”.
 
The Demand Letter and the report “Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada” can be viewed at www.itccs.org and www.murderbydecree.com . Further updates will be posted this week.
 
Issued by the Central Office of the ITCCS, Brussels
31 March, 2016
 
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Diplomatic letter of Demand and Public Notice

Issued to Ban-Ki Moon in his personal and fiduciary capacity as Secretary-General of the United Nations

From the Executive Council of the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)

On the Thirty First Day of March, 2016

Dear Mr. Secretary-General,

BE ADVISED that according to our investigations and the lawful proceedings and verdict of our affiliate, the International Common Law Court of Justice, the United Nations member and observer status states of CANADA, the UNITED KINGDOM and the HOLY SEE and their fiduciary officers have been duly convicted and found guilty of planning, perpetrating and concealing Crimes against Humanity and a Criminal Conspiracy against the indigenous nations of Canada and the children of the world, including the death of more than 60,000 native children;

AND BE FURTHER ADVISED that the crimes of these three bodies corporate and their fiduciary officers, including the planned genocide of indigenous nations and the organized trafficking, torture and murder of children, are continuing today;

AND BE FURTHER ADVISED that accordingly, these three bodies corporate constitute transnational criminal organizations under international law, and specifically according to the United Nations Convention on Transnational Criminal Organizations (2000), and therefore as rogue terrorist states may not lawfully retain their status as either full or observer status members of the United Nations in any capacity whatsoever, and must be expelled from the U.N. General Assembly and all of its bodies.

THEREFORE, Mr. Secretary-General, LET IT BE KNOWN BY THIS DIPLOMATIC LETTER OF DEMAND AND PUBLIC NOTICE that we, the Executive Council of the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State and our affiliates in thirteen nations require that you fulfill your Oath of Office and public duty by instituting immediate expulsion proceedings against CANADA, the UNITED KINGDOM and the HOLY SEE (Vatican) and their associated bodies, as proven and convicted criminal organizations.

AND THEREFORE LET IT BE FURTHER KNOWN that as of this day we place you, BAN-KI MOON, on public notice that if you fail to initiate such expulsion procedures against these three criminal states our Tribunal will consider and declare you to be aiding and abetting the crimes and obstruction of justice of those states. In that eventuality, we will work through our affiliates at the United Nations to publicly censure and expel you from your office as an accessory to Crimes against Humanity.

IN WITNESS TO and as an accompaniment to this DEMAND AN NOTICE, we are formally presenting to you as of this day, March 31, 2016, a summary of the evidence of the crimes of the said states of CANADA, the UNITED KINGDOM and the HOLY SEE / VATICAN in the form of our just-released publication ‘Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada”, which is an exhaustive summary of these crimes and the lawful conviction of the said criminal states through the verdict of the International Common Law Court of Justice dated February 25, 2013. (www.murderbydecree.com)

Mr. Secretary-General, we expect a reply to this LETTER OF DEMAND AND PUBLIC NOTICE within thirty (30) days of its receipt by your office, after which we will take further measures to see that justice is done.

Sincerely,

The Executive Council of the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) – A Citizens’ Tribunal of Conscience established under the Law of Nations on June 15, 2010

Central Office, Brussels

itccsoffice@gmail.com

USA office: 386-492-2395

www.murderbydecree.com

www.itccs.org

cc: United Nations members states, delegates and affiliates

the world media

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Breaking News: Historic Book exposing the ongoing Canadian Genocide is now online

Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada – A Counter-Report to the ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’

 

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Break the Silence on the continuing slaughter of the innocent – Order and share the most censored book in Canada! 

Its editor, Kevin Annett, is presently on a North American speaking and book launch tour publicizing ‘Murder by Decree’ and a new campaign to uncover and stop child trafficking and ritual killing. 

Contact him for media interviews and speaking engagements at hiddenfromhistory1@gmail.com or at 386-492-2395

Amazon review of Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion by Kevin D. Annett

Reviewer: Angelyn Ray, MSW

March 1, 2016

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Once a generation, if we’re lucky, a prophet arises among us who will relentlessly call us out on our insane abuses of the innocent and vulnerable, and who will also enlighten a path for those among us who are ready to surrender our ignorance and complacency.  For us, this prophet is Kevin Annett.  There are others, thankfully, but none I know of whose call is as searching and clarion as his.

In Unrelenting, Kevin Annett moves us along seamlessly from his own roots, to their flowering in his eviction not only from the church ministry but also from life as he knew it, to the international movement he has stirred.  Naming his passionate detractors and attracting wounded witnesses and a few survivors of the genocidal Canadian holocaust, he airs children’s buttons and bones, charred and buried in dirt, entangled in the roots of trees planted to cover the crimes.  He bares the horrors hidden underneath the robes that swagger within the courts, churches and palaces.

Kevin Annett details the long trail of progress through truth-gathering and truth-telling to strategic action, when he spearheaded the creation of the International Common Law Court of Justice (ICLCJ).  Public summonses were issued, not to the usual scapegoats, but to the usurpers of royal thrones and to the papacy itself.  No guns, no bombs, just the power of the truth ferreted out, fearlessly told, and finally administered by common law.  The world knows about the pope’s resignation; now the inside story is told.

The paradox of enlightenment is that the greater the beam the greater the darkness that is exposed, and the darkness revealed in Unrelenting is of such a depth that, even while cheering the toppling of the usurpers of power and decrying the murders of the little ones, we would gladly look the other way, returning to our preoccupation with our own births and deaths and all that goes between.

We can conspire to kill the messenger, lash out in resistance, avert our eyes, or just stand in awe.  Or we can take in the stark revelations and allow them to permeate our reality and influence the ways in which we proceed.  How we cross that Rubicon and where we alight on the opposite shore will differ for each of us, with the caveat:  there is no return.  Such is the effect ofUnrelenting upon the sincere reader.  Yet, the author does not leave us in the furnaces or the hells he has exposed; there is a path home.

Few authors can present their own narrative with as much coherence and flow, born of relentless honesty and unfaltering focus.  Time and what the rest of us do will reveal the ongoing effects of what is past; and whether what is done as recorded in Unrelenting remains the most important story in memory, or the beginning of a global healing that is long overdue.

- Angelyn Ray

Kevin conducting readings from Unrelenting:

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Breaking News! Now Available: Kevin Annett’s latest book “Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion” – through Amazon

 

List Price: $15.00
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
326 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1523905775
ISBN-10: 1523905778
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Political

A narrative of extraordinary power and importance, Unrelenting is the long-awaited account of how one man’s courage toppled a Pope and changed the face of the world. 
 
The twenty year saga of Reverend Kevin Annett to expose Genocide and child torture by his own Canadian culture has been recounted in part in other testimonies, but not until now has the entire story been told with such depth and humanity.  
 
In his own words, and drawing on a rich body of evidence and experience, Kevin recounts a Herculean struggle to force a buried truth into the light of day, and to prosecute Church and State for their unspeakable crimes against the innocent. 
 
Written as both historical record and spiritual reflection, Unrelenting moves past the bare facts of a global crime to the deeper question of how moral people are to respond to official malfeasance in their own back yard. Its passion and devotion reveal a man who has found his real vocation as “a doer of the word, and not merely a speaker”.  
 
In the manner of the author’s own cited 18th century ancestor, the persecuted English free thinker Peter Annett, this work is written not as mere commentary, but to arouse the readers and summon them to change. 
 
Reverend Kevin D. Annett has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is an award winning author, broadcaster, film maker and human rights figure. He lectures widely in North America and Europe and serves as a community minister and spiritual adviser to many communities including the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State. (www.itccs.org) He may be contacted at hiddenfromhistory1@gmail.com or through 386-323-5774 in the USA. Please see www.KevinAnnett.com .

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Some of the Disappeared of Canada

The Guilt of their Killers Remains!

Maisie Shaw, age 14, kicked to her death down basement stairs by Principal Rev. Alfred Caldwell, United Church Alberni residential school, the night of December 24, 1946. Burial site unknown.

 
Albert Gray, age 11, beaten to death by the same Rev. Alfred Caldwell for taking a prune from a jar, Ahousaht United Church residential school, January 13, 1938. Burial site unknown

Vicky Stewart, age nine, died from brain injuries after assault from matron Ann Knizky, United Church Edmonton residential school, April 9, 1958. Buried in Waglisla after a false death record was issued.

 

Richard Thomas, age fifteen, beaten to death by Brother Terrance MacNamara, Kuper Island catholic indian school, April1964. Buried south of the school property in a mass grave with other children.

 
Joey Lavallee, age five, killed by torture from electric cattle prod shocks given by a priest at the portage la prairie catholic school, June 1966. Burial site unknown.

 

Elaine Dick, age 6, kicked to death by a nun, St. Paul’s catholic day school, North Vancouver, spring 1966. Buried in Squamish cemetery under a false name.

 

Margaret Sepass, age 9, flogged to death by a dorm supervisor, St. Michael’s Anglican Indian school, Albert Bay, December 1961. Burial site unknown.

 

Joseph Jones, age 11, sodomized to death by a staff member, St. Michael’s Anglican Indian school, Alert Bay, October 2, 1949. Burial site unknown.

 

Albert Hance, age 14, starved to death in a cold storage room as punishment for running away, St. George’s Anglican Indian school, Lytton, Buried next to the school in a mass grave.

 

Nora Jones, age 4, disappeared from the United Church Alberni school, April 5, 1970.

 

Sally Gardiner, age 16, died during forced abortion after being raped by senior staff member, United Church Alberni school, February 1966. Buried with her fetus in the forest west of the school building in a mass grave.

 

Albert Baptiste, age 9, died from electric shocks from a cattle prod wielded by a priest at the St. Eugene catholic Indian school, Cranbrook, on Christmas day, 1951. Buried in the local Indian cemetery.

 

Clifford Tate, strangled to death by staff member, United Church Alberni school, February 3, 1965. Burial site unknown.

 

Newborn baby girl, burned alive in the furnace of the Muscowequan catholic Indian school in Saskatchewan by a priest, November 1944. Ashes scattered.

 

Maggie Seward, age 13, pushed to her death out a window by a nun, Kuper Island catholic school, January 1930. Burial site unknown.

 

Sandy Mitchell, age 10, died after receiving experimental drugs from German speaking doctors at the Kuper Island catholic school, January 1939. Buried secretly in the Coqualeetza hospital graveyard, Sardis.

 

Fifteen Mohawk boys and girls shot to death by Canadian soldiers near the Anglican Indian school, Brantford, Ontario, summer of 1943. Buried in a mass grave at the nearby Glebe park.

 

Over 60,000 other children between the age of four and sixteen, cause of deaths unknown and unrecorded, who died in the Indian residential schools under the legal guardianship of the Catholic, Anglican and United Church between the years 1889 and 1996. Buried in at least 28 mass grave sites across Canada, or burned into ashes and scattered.

 

Johnny Bingo Dawson, age 53, residential school survivor and leader of Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD), died of a brutal beating by three Vancouver policemen, December 6, 2009. Cause of death falsified. Burial site unknown.

 

Ricky Lavallee, age 47, residential school survivor and leader of
the FRD, and an eyewitness to the beating death of Bingo Dawson, died of a blow to the chest by an unknown assailant, January 3, 2012.

 
William Arnold Combes, age 56, residential school survivor, FRD leader, and eyewitness to the abduction and disappearance of ten children by Queen Elizabeth in 1964, died after lethal injection and premature separation from his life support, St. Paul’s catholic hospital Vancouver on February 26, 2011. Burial site unknown.

 

Harry Wilson, age 53, residential school survivor and first eyewitness to finding a dead body at the Alberni school, died of the effects of blows to the head and chest, March 3, 2012, Vancouver. Burial site unknown.

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Three Minute Memories triumph again: “Liberals” trounce “Conservatives” in the Canadian election – but the Corporation carries on, for now

by Kevin D. Annett

Illusion is the most tenacious trait in humanity. History teaches but it has no pupils.

- Antonio Gramsci

 

Two millenia ago, the emperors of the Chin dynasty developed the earliest known type of crowd control. An especially hated minister of the government would periodically be thrown to the mob and ripped to pieces, thereby satiating the restlessness and rage of the people while keeping Imperial power safely intact.

This system was later perfected into something we call voting.

I can’t say I was surprised yesterday when a majority Liberal government was appointed over the ashes of one of the most hated political regimes in Canadian history. That’s how the game works, after all: the old tag-team operation of manufactured change designed to convince the mob that it’s really achieved something by bringing in the new guy.

Like those similarly deposed rulers named “Pope” Benedict and President George Bush junior, Prime Minister Stephen Harper increasingly and expertly played his role of irredeemable villain in order to draw upon himself the hatred of a majority of the electorate, allowing his attractive, smiling Liberal replacement to be acclaimed and loved by the crowd simply for looking nicer. This kind of puppet show worked admirably for those other Villains’ appointed successors, President Obama and “Pope Francis”; and now it’s worked equally well for Justin Trudeau, that paltry reincarnation of his wife beating and child molesting father Pierre.

Meanwhile, the election game concluded, the Empire will carry on, for now: the mob “democratically” satiated, the Corporatocracy preserved.

Any Canadian who has the semblance of a political memory must find the entire thing more than repulsive, especially if we remember how the same apparent changing of the guard happened not so long ago after an equally despised Tory Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, saw his party wiped out and reduced to two seats in Parliament on the wave of the same kind of Liberal landslide. Then, after years of the same kind of mob-ruled corruption, the Tories under Stephen Harper took over again with the same promising of goodness.

And so on.

I’ve always hated ping pong. It seems so mindless and repetitive – just like Canadian voting patterns. Strait jacketed by a two party bi-polarism, Canadians exhibit the cyclical behavior pattern of an untreated manic depressive, feverishly handing total power first to one palliative and then to another, and never learning a thing in the process. The farce is almost like American politics, except it’s a hell of a lot more boring north of the border.

Like mashed potatoes without the gravy, to quote Canuckophobe Billy Bob Thornton.

I don’t imagine any of this reality will register with the smug electorate who think they did something on October 19, even when their momentarily shiny and new Prime Minister stands up in Parliament and with all the other neophyte Pigs at the Trough takes his oath of loyalty not to those who elected him or to a Constitution, but to a senile pederast in London. But surely it’s time for those of us who call ourselves awakened to do something more than gripe about the tragic-comedy called Canada, Ltd.

Blasted out of my own accommodation to Canadiana by what I discovered up close about the masses of little corpses upon which this nation is built, I have called for a Republic for years now: not as a nice idea but as a moral and lawful necessity. It’s not a new call: MacKenzie, Papineau, my ancestor Philip Annett and lots of other folks tried unsuccessfully to create such a Republic in arms in 1837. But history and our own recent efforts show us the truth that regardless of what opinion polls will tell you, Canadians aren’t ready for self-government – including the ones who say they are.

Simply put, they lack the courage.

I’ve met and worked with a lot of smart, militant and good-hearted Canadians over the decades, but I know very few courageous ones. Many of the paper members of our fledgling Republic of Kanata movement are experts in common law court procedure and how to wangle yourself out of paying personal income taxes. Some of them even tepidly challenge the system as one man shows and become internet celebrities. But the valor and the consistent will that breaks down every obstacle and forces a revolutionary movement into being is rarely to be found in Canada.

We can, and do, blame our upbringing for this, of course. Who of us in Canadian schools didn’t have pumped into our vulnerable little brains the recurring refrain that we are not free citizens, but “loyal subjects” of someone calling herself a Queen? The hilariously accurate scene from the comedy “Canadian Bacon”, in which every Canuck in a crowd keeps saying “Sorry!” to the rowdy American who keeps slamming into all of them, tells it all, in a way. Canadian “niceness” is in reality just veiled over cowardice.

During the critical years from 2005 to 2008 when a few of us forced our home grown Genocide into mainstream consciousness, I couldn’t find many other Canadians to occupy churches with us. It was mostly aboriginals who did so, and a host of them paid for their courage with their lives. White Canada hung back and watched our actions in trepidation – especially the “progressives”. Still to this day, the idea that we, the people, have the power to nullify criminal institutions, convene our own courts and take back our country is one that frightens most Canadians – including those in our Kanata network.

In that sense, it’s perhaps small wonder that the recent October 19 election witnessed one of the biggest voter turnouts in Canadian history, if you believe the corporate media. “Change” for Canadians still means timidly handing over their authority to somebody else – even to unaccountable servants of a foreign criminal power, and to the real rulers like Power Corporation and the Bronfman and Desmarais families.

Nevertheless, as Sun Tzu reminds us, change and uncertainty is the only constant in the universe. There is a new spirit in the land, even here in Canada: but it can only be detected close up.

So, in closing, some words from the wise: when you see that spirit becoming embodied and emerging in your own neighborhood – in closed down crown courts and reclaimed property, in the citizen arrests of child rapists and criminally convicted church and state officials, and even in new Peoples’ Assemblies of local self-governance – be sure not to act like a Canadian. Don’t draw the curtains, or run for help to see if it’s all “legal”. Instead, have the fortitude to forget who you think you are and stand with us, and risk everything for our one improbable chance at liberty.

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October 20, 2015

Written from free territory in the Republic of Kanata

Vicky Sepass: My role in her death, and my own

by Kevin D. Annett

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Punishment is now unfashionable. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility. - Thomas Szasz

The federal government conducted experiments on First Nations children in residential schools … One of the schools was located in Port Alberni. – Southam News Service, April 26, 2000

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She was slightly older than me, but we would have been in the same grade in United Church Sunday school class, which we both attended as children. Every worship day, I wore a proper suit and tie and clutched my white offering envelope in which a single Canadian dollar would help fill the coffers of what the United Church still calls its “Mission and Service Fund”. But Vicky Sepass wore a shabby grey uniform and had nothing to put in the plate on Sundays, for she herself was the offering.

Church life for me began in Westworth United Church in a leafy Winnipeg suburb known as River Heights; but for Vicky, it began and ended within the dank walls of the Port Alberni Indian residential school. She died there sometime during March in the year 1965, when she and I were both nine years old.

I helped pay for her murder.

It may have taken a month for Vicky Sepass to starve to death in the special isolation ward where she was held without food and studied by military doctors as she wasted away. It was all part of an experiment to test human endurance to torture and trauma, arranged through an agreement between the United Church of Canada and the Defense Research Board in Ottawa. Test subjects were routinely raped, beaten and starved to death, and their responses and mental alacrity were carefully noted.

“They always raped me when they had me strapped down. Always. I got it every day like clockwork” remembers Kenny Quatell, who survived the same experiment at the United Church-run Nanaimo Indian Hospital.

The money to fund these “experiments” came through a joint sharing agreement between the feds and the United Church, the latter relying on its Mission and Service Fund, and my faithful giving to it every Sunday.
At the time, I was told that my offering would go towards accomplishing God’s work, just like United Church parishioners are still told.
Perhaps it is part of any possible recompense I can make to Vicky Sepass that one day my life and work was destroyed by the very same Mission and Service Fund that killed her, barely a mile from where she died. For as an untraceable slush fund, the M and S paid the lawyers and black ops experts who arranged the destruction of my family and my position as the minister of St. Andrew’s United Church, and who continue to conceal what the church did to both Vicky and me.

The little white offering envelopes are still clutched every Sunday morning by the next young crop of unwitting killers. It’s still business as usual for the Mission and Service Fund, since of course the United Church got away with all of its atrocities, and made itself feel good and smug in the process. Normally, funds used for criminal purposes would be seized by the courts. But this is Canada, and the killers are still in charge.

After decades of battling this beast, and not changing it, I’ve realized what many “social activists” sense but rarely acknowledge: that we cannot bring down something that we ourselves are a part of. Rarely do we put ourselves in the equation of systemic evil, for the enemy, and the “real” problem, is always something and someone other than ourselves.

But I remember my blood money in the white envelope, and the joyful hymns and congratulatory praise I helped to heap on a church that was dissecting Vicky Sepass like a lab rat at that very same moment. And it was only when I fully embraced my role in her death that something in me was freed to step away from it, and disestablish that church and all that it represents first in my own heart and mind, and then in the world.
Repenting from evil and our own complicit guilt isn’t about indulging in gestures or a lot of apologetic talk, according to the Bible that is still quoted in United Churches: it’s about actively walking away from and bringing to nothing whatever caused the evil. If I’ve been able to help accomplish that, it’s because I knew first that I was a denizen of its dark city, and I had to leave it without looking back, lest, like Lot’s wife gazing longingly at Sodom and Gomorrah, I be consumed in its final destruction. And that demise of the fallen churches is approaching.

As for Vicky Sepass and all those other children who will die tomorrow at the hands of unaccountable power, they remain more than anything a legion of searching, implacable eyes, and an enormous and enduring question mark, directed at each one of us: but especially at all the slumbering United Church members who today keep funding the filth and its lies with a sweet hymn on their lips.

www.itccs.org

An Apology Changes Nothing:

Canada and its Churches must be prosecuted and disestablished for their proven Crimes against Humanity

http://youtu.be/crcoqquD6Oo

(A Special Op Ed piece submitted to major world media)

By Rev. Kevin D. Annett, M.A., M.Div.

Special Adviser to the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

Recently, the Canadian government officially acknowledged that thousands of Indian children died under its care in the infamous, church-run Indian residential school system. (New York Times, June 3, 2015) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverley MacLachlan, has stated publicly that genocide did in fact take place in these schools.  And yet despite this acknowledgement, and the proven intent by Canadian church and state to wipe out non-Christian Indians under the cover of parochial schooling, the perpetrators will apparently face no consequence for their crime.

In what is a clear and gross obstruction of justice, Canada and its churches have since 2008 indemnified themselves from any liability for the deaths of these children, silenced eyewitnesses and hidden or destroyed key evidence, and actively impeded a genuine investigation of the Indian residential schools atrocities. As one observer of the government’s stage-managed “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC) noted last year,

“Canada is spending $68 million to create an appearance of disclosure while censoring from the TRC record any evidence that may implicate itself and the churches in the death of children. Lacking even the power to subpoena or prosecute those responsible for what is obvious genocide, the TRC can best be described as a failed attempt at cosmetics.”

Realistically, one can expect such manipulation and cover-up by any regime caught in its own malfeasance. Canada is hardly unique in that respect. Nevertheless, under the United Nations’ Genocide Convention, which Canada ratified in 1952 and to which it owes compliance, all signatories to the Convention must actively “prosecute and punish” Genocide once it has been proven. Not only has Canada not fulfilled this obligation under international law, but it has actively subverted this moral and legal requirement, and impeded justice.

For a growing number of Canadians, it is difficult to justify our allegiance to a government that is operating as a rogue body under the Law of Nations. That law – especially the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court – absolves citizens from allegiance to their own government when the latter is perpetrating or concealing war crimes or Crimes against Humanity, as Canada is clearly doing. This fact should give solace and encouragement to the nearly sixty percent of Canadians who want an end to their ties with the Crown of England – one of the main actors of the Canadian Genocide.

More broadly, the authority of “Canada” and its crown courts as a whole is in question, operating as they are as unaccountable bodies that flout the rule of law. Time and again, these courts have denied and circumvented litigation brought by aboriginal people that attempted to charge Canada and the Crown with genocide. As one frustrated native litigant said to me in 1998,

“Was Auschwitz just about rapes and beatings? Then how come the mass murder of our people is?”

It is a fact that Canada, the British Crown, the Vatican and the Roman Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada were responsible for sustaining an annual death rate in the Indian residential schools of nearly fifty percent for over a half century: a fact that makes highly suspect the “official” claim of only 4,000 deaths in these schools.The routine and deliberate spreading of tuberculosis among healthy children, the systematic rape, torture and killing of non-Christian Indians, the standard practice of sexually sterilizing children at puberty in special Indian hospitals, and the continued destruction of native families and their lands and resources: all of these proven crimes point to an enormous and very intentional Genocide.

Indians in Canada today continue to die at the same levels as they did during the residential schools era. The routine trafficking of native children, murder of Indians by police, and desecration of ancestral lands by resource-hungry corporations is as much a feature of Canada as are the stereotypical red coated Mounties.

No-one is obligated to fund or obey the laws of a criminal regime like Canada. The Nuremberg precedents establish that such a regime has lost its right to lawfully govern: a fact that is fueling a growing movement to create a constitutional Republic in Canada that is free of the murderous legacy of Church and Crown.

Sir Edward Coke, a champion of the Common Law against the arbitrary rule of the British monarchy, declared to King Charles in 1628,

“Be you ever so high, you are not above the law”.

This unalienable truth is more than a warning to tyrants and criminals in high office: it can and must be an operating principle when dealing with our home grown war crimes. The only question now is what agency will compel such justice, and disestablish criminal institutions like those in Canada?

The answer, of course, is We the People: the source of all government, justice, and law.

July 24, 2015

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Kevin-Annett

 

*Kevin D. Annett is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee who since 1995 has led the campaign to expose and prosecute the Genocide of aboriginal children in Canada. He is an award-winning author, film maker and human rights consultant, and is a co-founder of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (www.itccs.org) .