https://youtu.be/wgK94VWXREc , https://youtu.be/p_Ap9ed5nPM
https://youtu.be/wgK94VWXREc , https://youtu.be/p_Ap9ed5nPM
Reviewer: Angelyn Ray, MSW
March 1, 2016
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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or through 386-323-5774 in the USA. Please see www.KevinAnnett.com .
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2015
International Tribunal will investigate “the Disappeared of Canada”, past and present, and lay criminal charges – Canada’s government, courts “too complicit” to conduct such an inquiry
London, New York, Ottawa:
A special inquiry into the disappearance of generations of indigenous people in Canada will commence on January 1, 2016, under the auspices of an international Tribunal of jurists and human rights groups.
The International Tribunal for the Disappeared of Canada (ITDC) will be established under the law of nations as an investigative legal body with the power to subpoena and prosecute. Its creation is necessitated, according to its mandate, “because of the inability of the Canadian government or its courts to neutrally and effectively investigate crimes in which they are complicit”.
The new Tribunal will be allied and work with families of the disappeared and grassroots community groups across Canada to ensure that “the entire truth is revealed concerning why aboriginal people have been targeted for extermination for generations, and to criminally charge the forces responsible in competent courts of justice.”
The ITDC was established in response to the Canadian government’s recent announcement of its own “Missing Women’s Inquiry”, and in the wake of Canada’s efforts to officially conceal its historic genocide of Indians through a stage-managed “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC).
“Experience has shown that when faced with human rights crimes within their own borders, Canadian governments of every political persuasion rely on very restricted and controlled in-house ‘inquiries’ designed to conceal more than they reveal” commented a spokesman for the Tribunal today in London.
“We have no confidence that the presence of a few token aboriginal figureheads to head this latest state-managed ‘Inquiry’ into missing women will yield anything more than did the previous cover-up known as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which charged no organization or individual with a crime despite their admitted responsibility for the death of thousands of children.”
Commencing in January, the ITDC will be opening three Canadian field offices in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto, and will issue regular progress reports to the media and public in the course of its investigations. The Tribunal will build upon the work of previous independent inquiries into genocide and missing people across Canada, and anticipates the release of its own official “counter report” to the Canadian government’s TRC and its upcoming “Missing Women’s Inquiry”.
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Released to the world media 15 December, 2015 at 15:00 GMT
Searching for the Disappeared: Mohawk mass grave, Brantford, October 2011
A Pre-Election Wake up Call by Kevin D. Annett
September 29, 2015
When I was barely fifteen years old I was nearly expelled from school after I loudly urged the other kids at University Hill Secondary to not pay their student council fees. It was my first overtly political act.
What prompted my call was that I had just learned to my outrage that our ostensibly “democratically elected” student council was in fact governed by an adult “supervisor”, the school’s Vice-Principal, who had to approve any of its decisions, and who could summarily dismiss the entire council if he so chose.
Welcome to Canada.
None of my fellow students back then seemed especially comfortable with self-government, any more than do most Canadians today. My fifteen year old self was called nasty names and told to stop rocking the boat when he impudently suggested that those we elect should be accountable to us, and not to an omnipotent father figure. For adolescents, and the Canadian electorate, prefer to defer to some august “supervisor” with the power to overrule their wishes, whether that shadow ruler be a Vice-Principal or a Governor-General. After all, every Member of Parliament we elect takes their Oath of True Allegiance and obligation not to We, the People, or to a Constitution, but to “Queen Elizabeth the Second and all of her descendants”.
In any responsible system of government, handing over one’s authority to unaccountable servants of a foreign ruler is normally considered an act of sedition. But such crime is the law here in Canada: a ritualized loss of sovereignty we like to call federal elections. And once again, we’re all set to repeat this treasonous farce on October 19.
Now, I don’t particularly care what shade of political opinion we choose to sell out our nation with next month, whether that be Tory Blue, Liberal Red, NDP Orange or Groovy Green. These politicians, like our high school puppet student government, all play the same deceitful game. And none of them who you elect on October 19 will represent or be answerable to you one bit. Just like at my old high school, our “democratically elected” politicians can be dismissed at any time by just one guy: in Canada’s case, a colonial fossil called the Governor General, whose official title is “the Queen’s representative and official Head of State”.
Forty five years ago when I dared to suggest that we refuse to fund a lie posing as democracy, I experienced my first taste of public rebuke and banning. None of my fellow high schoolers wanted to even look my way after I spoke my heresy. Whether then or now, slaves never like to have their chains pointed out to them. But adolescents and Canadians all have to grow up eventually; and the first act of maturity is to see things as they are, and not as we’ve been told they are.
The old codger who actually ran our student council all those years ago was a stumbling fart named Arthur Lower, who seemed harmless enough, despite his tendency to fall asleep during council meetings. But if Art had have been caught and tried for raping some kid or stuffing a body in a garbage dump somewhere, I’d like to hope that committing such a felony would have disqualified him from being our student council’s “head of state”.
Sadly, no such simple logic or justice applies here in Canada. For as it turns out, an equally tottering figurehead named Lizzie Windsor who is the CEO of our nation is in fact a convicted felon, duly prosecuted by an international court. On October 10, 1964 while in Kamloops, British Columbia, “Queen” Elizabeth kidnapped ten aboriginal children who were never seen again; and she also approved the murderous residential schools genocide that killed another 50,000 or more children. But still that royal criminal sits on her throne, and is deferred to and sanctioned by every elector, politician, cop and judge in Canada.
Does that sound right to you?
You know, it’s not every day that any Johnny and Susie Canuck can commit both treason and the aiding and abetting of a convicted criminal simply by marking an “x” on a ballot. We are, after all, allotted only about ten such scratches of “democracy” in a lifetime. Taking responsibility for one’s self, and one’s own nation, seems to be an onerous burden for many Canadians, who generally prefer to leave weighty matters of state and politics to child rapists, psychopathic lawyers and real estate speculators. And so while surrendering our sovereignty to yet another criminal in high office is not an especially un-Canadian thing to do, it is really becoming all too banal, and unjustified.
However, we can all do something different, believe it or not. We can actually take back our nation.
In his book The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli warned those of us who contemplate creating a new order of things that we will only succeed if we are armed, and if necessary we force the people to believe in the new way. Unarmed prophets, Machiavelli says, will always fail, for they must rely on the constant good will of the people, who are by nature fickle and easily turned. I’ve learned that hard lesson many times over. And so even now, when a new Republic is being envisioned and established to replace the old regime of Canada, the fickle crowd waits, and hesitates, even when nearly 60% of them believe that the crowned head of Britain must indeed fall in the dust.
Back at University Hill Secondary school, things finally did change for our body politic. Two years after I called for an end to our puppet student government, we achieved precisely that. Without waiting for anybody’s approval we established instead our own weekly Students’ Assembly, consisting of anyone who wanted to attend, debate and vote on any matter in the school. For the first time, we experienced self-government and the breath of liberty, but only because we had created it for ourselves.
What adolescents can do, even Canadians can attempt. Our new Republic will be won from the ground up, by establishing and maintaining such popular Peoples’ Assemblies that will draft and enforce the laws and Constitution of our new society. And so instead of voting away your liberty to a corrupt foreign tyranny on October 19, shut down or shun the voting stations and convene your own local Assembly that will elect delegates to a national Republican Congress.
That kind of direct sovereign action will be our answer to all of the puppets and the tyrants. It’s called genuine democracy. It’s called the Republic of Kanata. And it beats slavery, every time.
https://youtu.be/FW82Tp36Mkw (broadcast of this commentary)
Canada and its Churches must be prosecuted and disestablished for their proven Crimes against Humanity
(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
*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) .
Kevin Annett reads excerpts from his upcoming satirical work.