In a Mirror, Darkly: Some Advice to a Holocaust Denier (en anglais et francais)

by Kevin D. Annett

News item: Ottawa, March 8, 2017 – Canadian Senator Lynn Beyak defends Indian residential schools, claims “they didn’t mean to harm anybody”

 

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Senator Lynn Beyak

Ottawa

 

Dear Lynn,

It’s been said that life in the Canadian Senate is so droll that all you can hear is the sound of cud-chewing and pork barreling. So I want to thank you for proving all those cynics wrong. I had no idea that your snug little coterie of hack political appointees could produce a thinker of such unusual originality as yourself!

What a breath of fresh air to actually hear a Canadian politician claim that black really is white, and with such absolute conviction! And to think that I had lost hope in the capacity of any of our leaders here in the Great White North to master Machiavellian realpolitick. Well done, I say!

Senator, I grant you an A plus in terms of effort, but if you allow me, I have some counsel for you concerning the best way to propagate your particular Big Lie. In a word, you’re too brash. Subtlety, after all, is always the best way to conceal Group Crime and convince people it never happened: something your Senate colleague Murray “Mister TRC Whitewash” Sinclair knows only too well.

Tone down your hyperbole, first of all. Even the most lily white, Injun-fearing Canuck is going to find it hard to swallow when you claim that your typical child-whacking priest was “only trying to do good” to all them savages. I mean, come on Lynn. Going out on a rhetorical limb like that just allows your self-righteous critics to cut you down with a simple citing of the constant fifty percent death rate among all those brown kids in what you call “residential schools”.

The Big Lie, in short, has to be convincing.

Next point: to the neutral observer, you’re acting like a straight man in somebody else’s pre-arranged script. I mean, just look at how every aboriginal fat cat is jumping all over your words like a child rapist in heat. You’re handing Murray Sinclair, Pat Brazeau and all the other Sultans of Sellout the perfect way to pose as champions of the very people – their fellow Indians – who they’ve been screwing for years. Is that what you really want?

And as for your claim that the Christian internment camps actually saved rather than took the lives of the brown kids: again, there you go way out on a limb again, without any backup. Why not line up the usual gang of ass-kissing, around-the-fort ab-original “survivors” to publicly endorse your claim and affirm how wonderful life was in the camps? God knows, there are enough of them around. And they don’t charge much, either.

Finally, try to toss a few rhetorical crumbs to the beast known as Political Correctness. It’s the best way to disarm your critics. Give us a few lines about healing and reconciliation. Us pale Canucks love to hear those words. They make us feel so good about ourselves, which is after all the whole point of the exercise: especially now that we’re all part of a convicted criminal conspiracy.

Admittedly, none of these errors may be all that important in the long run considering what a splash you’re making in the press and among a whole lot of us pale Canucks. Finally there’s emerged a leader who says what all of them down-home churchgoers have felt but, being Canadians, have never said: that the Injuns have just had it too good and are milking us all dry, and shit, may even end up owning the whole frigging place again!

I hope you’re considering running for Prime Minister. Or maybe that’s what this is all about.

In any event, to really master the art of deception, Lynn, you have to understand the details of what you’re trying to spin. Knowing your enemy is the key to winning any battle, after all. So I urge you to look over some of the hard evidence of life and death in your alleged Fun O Rama called Indian residential schools, held in my twenty-year composition entitled Murder by Decree (www.murderbydecree.com). I wrote it to put a cattle prod up the nether regions of Murray Sinclair, so you should get a kick out of it.

One of the many survivors I quote in my book, Sylvester Green, was on the burial detail of the United Church camp in Edmonton during the 1960′s. He must have stuck over a hundred other kids in the ground over the two years he was incarcerated there, before he escaped.

Sylvester told me once that on Christmas Eve he and the other kids were given clean clothes for a change and then paraded in front of a local all-white congregation to sing Christmas carols for all the happy and appreciative Christian folks. Then Sylvester and the other children would be carted back to the camp and rewarded for their singing by getting to choose from among their number which of them would be raped and worse by Reverend Jim Ludford and his buddies. Normally the children had no choice.

I just thought you’d appreciate Sylvester’s account of how the system wasn’t so bad after all.

Sincerely,

Kevin Annett

Une information en provenance d’Ottawa en date du 8 mars 2017: La sénatrice canadienne Lynn Beyak défend le système des pensionnats pour Indiens et affirme “qu’ils n’ont pas voulu faire de mal à quiconque”…

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Chère Lynn,

Il a été dit de la vie au sénat canadien qu’elle est si pathétique que tout ce que vous pouvez y entendre est le bruit du ruminage et des ventres de porc. Je veux donc vous remercier pour donner tort à tous ces cyniques. Je n’avais absolument aucune idée que votre petite côterie d’appointés politiques à la platitude tant reconnue puisse produire une penseuse d’une telle originalité comme vous-même.

Quelle bonne bouffée d’air frais que d’entendre une politicienne canadienne affirmer que noir est en fait blanc et avec une telle conviction ! Et dire que j’avais perdu l’espoir en la capacité d’un quelconque de nos leaders d’ici, du Grand Nord tout blanc, de maîtriser la realpolitik machiavellienne. Je dis: bien vu, excellent !

Sénatrice, je vous donne un A+ pour vos efforts, mais si vous me permettez, j’ai quand même quelques conseils à vous donner en ce qui concerne la meilleure façon de propager votre gros mensonge bien particulier. En un mot, vous êtes trop crâneuse. Subtilement, est toujours après tout, la meileure méthode pour cacher un crime de groupe et de convaincre les gens qu’il ne s’est jamais passé: quelque chose que votre collègue du sénat Murray “Mr je blanchis tout par la CVR” Sinclair ne connaît que trop bien.

Note:  CVR est l’acronyme de la Commission Vérité et Réconciliation, la farce officielle de l’état canadien pour blanchir et minimiser l’affaire du génocide dans les pensionnats pour Indiens entre 1867 et 1996. Si l’état canadien s’est fendu d’”excuses officielles”, personne n’a jamais été condamné pour la disparition et meurtres de plus de 50 000 enfants autochtones dans les murs des camps de la mort qu’étaient les pensionnats pour Indiens, gérés par les églises, au nom du gouvernement canadien. Voir à cet effet notre traduction du contre-rapport à la CVR du Tribunal pour les Disparus du Canada: “Meurtre par décret, le crime de génocide au Canada” (2016), ce texte est le fruit de plus de 20 ans de recherches, d’enquêtes et de témoignages, compilés par Kevin Annett..

Mettez une sourdine à votre hyperbole dans un premier temps. Même le plus fleur bleue, trouillard des Injuns des Canucks (Canadiens) aura du mal à avaler votre affirmation disant que votre typique curé frappeur d’enfant ne faisait en fait “qu’essayer de son mieux” avec tous ces sauvages. Allons, allons Lynn, aller au charbon avec rien d’autre que cette rhétorique va permettre à tout critique de vous cueillir avec juste une simple citation du ratio de plus de 50% de décès parmi tous ces enfants basanés qui étaient pensionnaires de ce que vous appelez “les pensionnats scolaires”.

Bref, le grand mensonge, çà doit être convaincant.

Point suivant: Pour l’observateur neutre, vous agissez comme le badeau dans le script pré-arrangé de quelqu’un d’autre. Je veux dire, regardez comment tous les gros matous aborigènes sautent après vos paroles, comme des violeurs d’enfants en rut. Vous donnez à des gens comme Murray Sinclair, Pat Brazeau et tous les autres sultans de la trahison ; la parfaite méthode pour poser en champions de leur peuple, leurs frères Indiens, qu’ils ont trahis pendant des années. Est-ce cela que vous voulez vraiment ?

Quant à votre affirmation que les camps d’internement chrétiens ont en fait sauvé plutôt que tué les enfants basanés: une fois de plus, vous êtes hors piste, sans aucune sécurité. Pourquoi ne pas aligner le gang habituel des lècheurs de bottes, de ces “survivants” aborigènes, Indiens des forts, pour qu’ils endorsent publiquement votre affirmation et affirment aux yeux de tous à quel point la vie était belle dans les camps ? Nous savons qu’il y en a un bon paquet alentours, nous savons aussi qu’ils ne demandent pas cher non plus pour “témoigner”…

Enfin, essayez de lancer quelques miettes rhétoriques à cette bête connus sous le vocable du politiquement correct. C’est la meilleure façon de désarmer vos critiques. Donnez-nous quelques lignes au sujet de la cicatrisation et de la réconciliation. Nous, pauvres visages pâles Canucks, aimons entendre ces mots. Ils nous font nous sentir bien au sujet de nous-mêmes, ce qui est après tout, tout le but de l’exercice: spécifiquement depuis que nous sommes tous partie d’une conspiration criminelle condamnée.

Il est vrai que toutes ces erreurs n’auront peut-être pas d’importance sur la distance considérant les remous que vous faites dans la presse et parmi beaucoup d’entre-nous pâles Canucks. Finalement a émergé un leader qui dit ce que tous ces paroissiens ont ressenti, mais qu’étant Canadiens, n’ont jamais dit: que ces Injuns l’ont eu trop belle et qu’ils nous pompent jusqu’à la lie, et que merde, après tout, ils vont peut-être finir par récupérer toute la putain de place de nouveau !

J’espère que vous considérez devenir premier ministre, ou peut-être est-ce là toute l’affaire ?…

Quoi qu’il en soit, pour vraiment maîtriser l’art du mensonge et de la déception Lynn, vous devez comprendre les détails de ce que vous essayez de pirrouetter. Connaître son ennemi est la clef pour gagner quelque bataille que ce soit après tout. Je vous invite donc à regarder quelques dures preuves de vie et de mort dans ce que vous appelez les joyeuses colonies de vancances que furent les pensionnats pour Indiens, preuves contenues dans ma composition de plus de 20 ans de recherche intitulée “Meurtre par décret, le crime de génocide au Canada” (2016). Je l’ai écrit pour mettre une électrode dans le fion de Murray Sinclair, vous devriez donc vous réjouir à sa lecture.

Un de bien des survivants de ces pensionnats que je cite dans mon livre, Sylvester Green, était sur le détail des enterrements du camp de l’Église Unifiée du Canada à Edmonton dans les années 1960. Il a dû mettre en terre plus de 100 autres enfants durant les deux ans où il y fut incarcéré, avant qu’il ne s’en échappe.

Sylvester m’a dit qu’une fois à un réveillon de Noël. Lui et d’autres enfants reçurent des vêtements propres et furent paradés devant une congrégation de notables blancs afin de chanter des chants de Noël pour toute cette foule chrétienne joyeuse et réceptive. Puis, Sylvester et les autres enfants furent ramenés dans leur camp et reçurent en récompense de leurs beaux chants, de choisir parmi eux lesquels seraient violés et pire par le révérend Jim Ludford et ses acolytes. Normalement les enfants n’avaient pas le choix.

J’ai juste pensé que vous apprécieriez le témoignage de Sylvester sur le comment le système n’était pas si mauvais après tout.

Sincèrement vôtre,

Kevin Annett

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Protests, arrests, teach-ins planned across the world on April 15 to “Stop war crimes in Canada”

The International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State

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Special Breaking News Bulletin: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9 am GMT

Brussels, Ottawa:

 

On the twelfth anniversary of the launching of Aboriginal Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 15, 2005, the ITCCS and its affiliates in nine countries will be staging protests and educational and training events to stop convicted war criminals and prevent ongoing crimes against children by Canada and its churches.

The events will commence on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, and continue throughout the Easter weekend with culminating church occupations on Sunday April 16.

On those days, people across the world are encouraged to stage direct civil disobedience actions at Canadian embassies, tourism and trade outlets, and at Catholic and Anglican churches. In Canada, the United churches will also be targeted.

Over 60,000 dead aboriginal children are unaccounted for, and countless more are trafficked and violated every day” said Kevin Annett, ITCCS North American Field Secretary.

Behind its mask of ‘reconciliation’, Canada is a convicted criminal body, as are its churches. On April 15 we are letting the world know that these institutions have lost the right to govern and operate, and that we the people are taking back the power.”

Besides the protest actions, the ITCCS will be sponsoring teaching and training events to equip people as common law sheriffs to make arrests and reclaim the assets and properties of the Catholic, Anglican and United churches. Common law workshops will take place in Vancouver, Kitchener, Ottawa and other cities.

Further updates and material pertaining to the April actions will be issued soon at www.itccs.org . For background on the Canadian genocide see www.murderbydecree.com .

For more information and to participate in this effort, contact itccsoffice@gmail.com .

Issued by the ITCCS Central Office

21/3/2017

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Vicky Stewart, murdered April 14, 1958 by Ann Knizky, staffer at the Edmonton United Church Indian residential school

 

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PUBLIC REWARD NOTICE

 Issued by the West Coast Common Law Grand Jury

Established November 15, 2016 to investigate Crimes against Humanity in British Columbia

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A reward of $10,000 is offered by the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) for information  leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of these aboriginal members of the ITCCS or its predecessor The Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared (FRD):

Chief Louis Daniels: FRD convener and liaison with Ojibway Nation, died in Winnipeg General Hospital, February 12, 2006

Harriet Nahanee: FRD leader and eyewitness to Alberni Indian residential school murders, died in Surrey Remand Prison after her arrest by RCMP, February 24, 2007

Johnny “Bingo” Dawson: Leader of FRD protests, died in Vancouver after being beaten by Vancouver police, December 9, 2009

William Combes:  Eyewitness to abduction of children by Queen of England, died in Vancouver General Hospital of lethal injection, February 26, 2011 after speaking publicly of the abduction

Ricky Lavallee: Eyewitness to beating-to-death of Bingo Dawson by Vancouver police, died of blows to the head after speaking publicly about the killing, February 2, 2012

Harry Wilson: Eyewitness to two murders at Alberni Indian residential school, died of unknown cause, April 6, 2012

These deaths and other crimes by church, state and organized crime in Canada are the subject of an ongoing Citizen Grand Jury investigation presently being conducted on the west coast under the auspices of the ITCCS and its common law High Court of Justice.

To contact the Grand Jury with information, write to the ITCCS at itccsoffice@gmail.com . See www.murderbydecree.com .

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Harriett Nahanee under arrest just prior to her death in jail, Vancouver, February 2007

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Harry Wilson (left) and Kevin Annett, Vancouver, 1997

 

 

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An Appeal to the Global Community: A Memorandum on the Continuity of Genocidal Crimes in Canada

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Issued by the Central Directorate of the International Tribunal of Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) on September 30, 2016
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(Exhibits are posted separately in the hard copy Memorandum)

1.    A master plan by the Canadian government and Catholic and Protestant churches to exterminate indigenous nations has been in operation across Canada since November 25,  1910. (Exhibit 1) This plan was authorized and has been maintained by the Crown of England and its Privy Council Office, the Vatican, and the Roman Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada, along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), local police, the judiciary and private corporations.

2.    This plan consisted of a state and church funded program of systemic inter-generational genocide based initially within the so-called Indian residential school system, established by a federal law on July 1, 1920. (Exhibit 2) Over a century, that system killed more than half of the children incarcerated within it, or more than 65,000 children. (www.murderbydecree.com) It also served as the launching pad for a general campaign of “ethnic cleansing” aimed primarily at the “non-assimilated”, predominantly western aboriginal tribes; a campaign that continues to the present day. This genocide has accounted for the massive de-population of more than 95% of the original west coast native nations: a total killing of somewhere around one million people.

3.    Besides such a general de-population, the specific purpose of this genocidal campaign was the extermination of the traditional indigenous kinship network and the matriarchal clan mother system of authority that ensured indigenous control of lands and resources. The target of this extermination was the native family system and specifically, traditional women and their children. That traditional system was in fact effectively destroyed by the Indian residential schools between 1910 and 1996, when the last such “school” closed.

4.    Despite the phasing out of Indian residential schools after 1970, this genocidal plan has intensified and diversified, and has been operated by different branches of the Canadian government, including the family welfare and family court system and by means of the state-funded aboriginal band councils. The “chiefs” of these councils have played a key role in eradicating any lingering indigenous authority and control over traditional lands and resources, and destroying their own people. They are doing so at the behest and in the payment of the Canadian government and domestic companies as well as multinational corporations from America, Japan and China.

5.    The expulsion of all remaining traditional native tribes from their west coast lands assumed greater urgency as the twentieth century closed and the global demand for hydro-electricity, timber, minerals and other British Columbia (B.C.) resources intensified. Consequently, the past quarter century has witnessed an escalation of violence against Indians in Canada and a return to the violent methods of the early colonial period. By the 1990′s, large numbers of aboriginal families in northern B.C. began disappearing at the hands of unofficial death squads manned by off duty RCMP officers and local policemen, as well as third party contractors hired by the federal government, its aboriginal front men and different corporations. (Exhibit 3)

6.    By 1995, when our own independent campaign to expose residential school crimes began making headlines in the Canadian media, stories of these disappearances of native families were also proliferating. Together, these exposures provoked a public misinformation campaign by the RCMP designed to fog and conceal the extent and the nature of the disappearances. This misinformation was only partly successful, and prompted the government of Canada to take firmer measures to erase any public awareness of the ongoing genocide of native families. It did so by means of a secret government Cabinet Directive dated April 3, 1998. (Exhibit 4)

7.    This Directive by the Liberal government of Jean Chretien consisted of an official plan of state terror that was aimed at aboriginal activists and residential school survivors and their supporters, including our own campaign led by our ITCCS North American Field Secretary Kevin Annett. The Chretien terror plan authorized the use of “black ops” methods of illegal monitoring, disruption and violence against these targeted groups, including – to quote the Directive – the “elimination” of individuals who held knowledge or evidence of genocidal acts by Canadian church and state employees. This cabinet Directive is apparently still in operation. It has caused the death of at least two dozen aboriginal activists who have been assassinated by police and RCMP operatives since 1998, including members of our own network. (Exhibit 5)

8.    The cabinet Directive in question was issued for implementation by the federal government to “E” Division of the RCMP in Vancouver in the first week of June, 1998, just before the first independent Tribunal into Indian residential school crimes was convened by our movement and a United Nations affiliate, IHRAAM, on June 12. In fact, the disruption of the IHRAAM Tribunal was the first goal of this state terror campaign, according to statements made by RCMP “E” Division Inspector Peter Montague who led the local campaign. This disruption became especially active after the Tribunal gave a public airing to the first reports of organized murder and child trafficking among northern B.C. tribes. (Exhibit 6)

9.    It is important to note that this Chretien “state terror” Directive of April 3, 1998 was aimed at anyone who threatened to expose the historic and ongoing genocide of native people. Between 2006 and 2012, seven key eyewitnesses and prominent indigenous members of our ITCCS network in Vancouver and Winnipeg were killed at the hands of this Directive: Harriett Nahanee, Johnny “Bingo” Dawson, Ricky Lavallee, Harry Wilson, William Combes, Edna Phillips and Chief Louis Daniels. In the process of its state terror campaign, the Chretien Directive disrupted and marginalized much of our work and the movement to prosecute church and state for residential school crimes. But for many years it also concealed the slaughter and disappearance of aboriginal families across B.C. For example, after the June, 1998 IHRAAM Tribunal had been attacked and neutralized by RCMP operatives, the same agents – under the direction of RCMP Inspector Peter Montague – engaged in a similar destruction of the growing effort to identify the missing native people across B.C. and in Vancouver’s downtown east side.

10.    This state-level attack on a genuine missing peoples’ inquiry was prompted by the fact that by this point, in early 1999, startling new evidence began to surface that ties the identity of some of the present-day killers of native people with men who worked in the Indian residential school system. In fact, our work has shown that the present senior leadership of the Anglican, Catholic and United Church of Canada is either directly implicated in residential school-era crimes or is actively protecting those who are; and that these same predators are still engaged in the systemic rape, trafficking and killing of children. It is therefore clear that a continuity of crime exists that spans decades and links the church-instigated residential school atrocities with the rape, torture and disappearance of present day natives, especially women and children. In short, the crime has never stopped, and is being protected by the same unholy alliance of church, police and government, which no doubt explains that trio’s unrelenting hostility and sabotage towards our campaign.

11.    Our continuing investigations reveal that many of the men who tortured and killed children in the Indian residential schools and who are still preying on aboriginal women and children are also members or affiliates of the elite Vancouver Club at 915 West Hastings street. Their odious ranks include three Supreme Court judges, a battery of lawyers, church officials and corporate officers, a former Prime Minister and senior members of the RCMP and the Canadian military. Virtually all of these individuals are practicing members of the Anglican or United Church, and two Catholic Bishops are included in their number. Many of these men have also been identified by a former Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) operative as participants in the murderous “Piggy’s Palace” torture and snuff-film ring, including two politicians who now serve in the Canadian Senate: Larry Campbell and Patrick Brazeau. (Exhibit 7)

12.    The general purpose and effect of the Chretien state terror Directive has been to protect these men and camouflage their links to the residential school era and present day corporate power brokers. But what cannot be concealed is the clear and direct connection between the highest levels of governmental, police, corporate, church and judicial power in Canada and these deliberate genocidal crimes.

13.    By 2007, once these connections had been firmly proven by our campaign and by the growing testimonies of many aboriginal eyewitnesses, the Conservative government of Stephen Harper relied on the still-operative Chretien Plan to stop these disclosures and place a final “spin and containment” on the whole issue of Genocide in Canada. It did so through its own controlled, in-house inquiry: an elaborate public deception known as the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (TRC). The TRC was modeled on a standard black-ops misdirection campaign to bury evidence, silence witnesses, discredit truth tellers and exonerate the guilty. With the active compliance of the world media, the United Nations and every level of judicial and political power in Canada, the TRC buried the truth and the evidence of the residential schools genocide with remarkable success. (Exhibit 8) It did so in order to mask the continuance of that crime among especially west coast native nations, and accordingly was followed closely by a second cover-up effort by the present Liberal government of Canada known as the “National Missing Women Inquiry”.

14.    It is clear that this latest stage -managed “Inquiry” is a further enactment of the Chretien Plan to eliminate all witnesses and evidence to Canada’s “Final Solution” of its indigenous population that began in 1910. The so-called “Missing Women Inquiry” is operating through the very police agencies, including the RCMP, that are responsible for the killing of targeted native women and their families. Like the TRC, it is undercutting and halting genuine efforts to reveal genocidal crimes and who is responsible for them, and is eliminating eyewitnesses who dispute the official accounts of the disappearances. It is doing so to ensure that the final destruction of indigenous peoples and their land base will proceed smoothly and with maximum profit to the corporate and state interests behind and profiting from that destruction.

15.    For instance, a key fact being buried by the government and police “inquiry” is that the west coast disappearances are the result of specific racial and political targeting and are not random killings. This point was established by our investigations as early as the spring of 2003. (Exhibit 9) That is, the vast majority of missing aboriginal women are from matrilineal clan mother-led families that traditionally controlled the resources and land bases of the different Indian nations. In short, their killing was tantamount to deliberate political assassinations aimed at destroying the remaining traditional leaders of west coast tribes whose resistance stands in the way of resource-hungry corporations. In that sense, these latest murders are simply the continuation of Canada’s long tradition of overt extermination when it comes to indigenous people.

16.    These crimes have an even darker aspect, involving Satanic ritualism that our work first documented as early as 1998 in the course of our inquiry into the Indian residential school system. The so-called “Ninth Circle”, a Catholic sacrificial cult formed in the seventeenth century by the Jesuits and still in operation under the directives of the highest level of the Vatican, functioned in the Canadian Indian residential schools from their inception. (Exhibit 10) The routine trafficking, torture and murder of children was practiced in the Anglican and United Church Indian schools as well as the Catholic ones, and has implicated senior members of the government and the British royal family as well as the churches. (Exhibit 11) The same Ninth Circle network continues to kill with impunity in  church circles today and in west coast native communities situated on lands heavily endowed with valuable resources: a fact well established by our research and eyewitnesses. It is clear that the same forces behind the theft of aboriginal land and wealth are ritually killing and trafficking native children today as part of a general genocidal agenda.

17.    Behind its mask of beneficence, as epitomized by its new, spin doctoring Prime Minister Trudeau, Canada is a closed and repressive society that is actively exterminating the remaining “non-assimilated” indigenous people within its borders. It is doing so according to its foundational genocidal program of 1910 and the 1998 Chretien black ops Directive, and with the active collusion and in the interest of Chinese and American resource corporations. As a state-led campaign, this culmination of the Canadian genocide has judicial sanction. This is evident in not only the refusal of any “Crown” court to try or convict any person or agency for genocidal acts, but by the active prosecution by the same courts of anyone who exposes these crimes. In short, there is no avenue for relief or justice by victims of this genocide within Canada, its courts or in the agencies of the United Nations, which have turned their back on the reality of this ongoing crime by Christian Canada. (Exhibit 12)

18.    Accordingly, these facts indicate that it now falls on the global community to stand upon international law and bring political and economic sanctions against Canada, the Crown of England, the Vatican and their church and corporate associates for their ongoing crimes against humanity. Canada and these powers are rogue bodies whose actions threaten not only the innocent but the sovereignty and peace of all nations. This threat is evident in the continued standing policy known as “Crimen Sollicitationas” within the Roman Catholic Church, that subverts child protection laws and the authority of sovereign governments by requiring that every Catholic in the world protect in-house child abusers and conceal child abuse and trafficking from the police. The Anglican / Church of England is governed by the same subversive policy. (Exhibit 13) Since its enactment in 1929, this church law and practice has encouraged and caused the systematic murder of children in Canada and around the world to continue unchecked and in open violation of the sovereignty of nation states and their laws. As long as such institutionalized criminality against children is allowed to legally operate, no country can claim to be protecting its own citizens.

19.    The Canadian Holocaust of indigenous people and children must be stopped, as must the depredations of the murderous Ninth Circle and other child sacrificial cults that operate under state and church sanction. There is a clear moral and legal obligation of sovereign nations to restrain and punish proven criminal regimes like Canada, the British Crown and the Vatican. We therefore call upon and expect nations to do so, using their full police, military and legal machinery. We are especially directing this call to President Vladimir Putin, his government and the people of Russia, and all countries outside the influence of the western bloc.

20. Specifically, our ITCCS Directorate is asking these governments to do the following:  

- Commence comprehensive economic and political sanctions against Canada, England and the Vatican as convicted genocidal regimes, including by seeking their formal censure and expulsion from the General Assembly of the United Nations, and imposing a trade and tourism embargo on these states

- Dispatch Peace Keeping forces to Canada to protect aboriginal eyewitnesses, targeted families and ITCCS activists who are confronting these crimes, and to perform the arrest of convicted war criminals in Canada

- Dispatch professionally trained forensic teams to assist us in the uncovering and examining of crime scenes and mass graves at the site of former Indian residential schools

- Assist in arresting and prosecuting those responsible for these ongoing crimes in international courts of law

21.    In the weeks ahead, our delegation will be bringing this appeal and our evidence to many governments and to the people, educators, jurists and media of the world. Those of us who have revealed and confronted these crimes within Canada have been assaulted, harassed, imprisoned and censored by every level of government, the police, and the courts, and have been prevented from operating freely within our own country. We are therefore bringing this truth beyond Canada’s borders for the sake of the army of innocents who have died and who will die if justice is not done. Here we stand, we can do no other.

Issued September 30, 2016 by the ITCCS Central Directorate with the endorsement of elders of the Anishinabe, Mohawk, Cree, Metis and Squamish indigenous nations across Canada

ITCCS Central Directorate, Brussels

itccsoffice@gmail.com
List of Exhibits1. The cover page of the November 25, 1910 contractual agreement between the government of Canada and the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist churches establishing the jointly funded and administered Indian residential schools. (Note: The latter two churches were the predecessors of the United Church of Canada, established by an Order in Council in 1925 by the federal government and English Crown) (Attachment 011.jpg)

2. The federal law of July 1, 1920 making it compulsory for every aboriginal child in Canada seven years or older to be incarcerated in the Indian residential school system. (Attachment 004.jpg)

3. Some of the evidence of these death squads and their police involvement is found in the testimonies on this memo: http://itccs.org/2011/02/02/memorandum-on-the-organized-disappearance-torture-exploitation-and-murder-of-women-and-children-on-canada-s-west-coast-a-summary-from-eyewitnesses/. See also Part 3 in www.murderbydecree.com .

4. A copy of this Directive was issued in July 2016 to the ITCCS central office by an informant within the Canadian intelligence service. The Chretien Directive is described at http://itccs.org/2016/07/08/secret-black-ops-program-identified-by-canadian-government-source-2/

5. These assassinations have claimed seven aboriginal activists with the ITCCS in Vancouver and Winnipeg, as well as native protestors across Canada. Especially targeted have been traditional west coast elders with knowledge of the spiritual and oral histories of their nations.

6. These reports involved the naming of the top government-funded “chief” of the Carrier-Sekani Tribal Council, Ed John, as a drug and child trafficker and land speculator who was actively killing off his own people at the behest of Alcan and B.C. Hydro to secure their land. John was named as such by three former members of his Tribal Council, two of whom (Frank Martin and Helen Michel) gave their testimonies at the IHRAAM Tribunal into residential school crimes in Vancouver in June, 1998. (www.murderbydecree.com)

7. The CSIS operative, Grant Wakefield, spoke in person to ITCCS Field Secretary Kevin Annett concerning these facts on two occasions, but was subsequently sued by the government into silence and blacklisted in the Canadian media. His statement is contained in part in Part Three of Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada. The names of the politicians, judges and other officials active in the snuff and trafficking ring are held by the ITCCS; they include former Prime Minister Paul Martin and Justices MacEachern, Esson and Grobberman of the British Columbia Supreme Court, as well as senior police officers involved in the “Missing Women Inquiry”,such as Bruce Michelson of the Vancouver Police Department.

8. Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada details the TRC cover up and criminality, in Part One. (www.murderbydecree.com)

9. Again, the details of this connection can be found in Part Three of Murder by Decree. Wendy Poole, for instance, was a prominent “missing woman” in Vancouver whose family had been heavily involved in public protests and road blockades to defend their traditional territories from logging and strip mining. Her uncle, Art Solomon, was a sovereign traditionalists very much at odds with the government and its puppet native chiefs.

10. See not only Murder by Decree but Unrelenting: Between Sodom and Zion by Kevin Annett (amazon.com) for a discussion of the Ninth Circle cult. The testimony of a participant in Ninth Circle ceremonies in Europe, Anne Marie van Blijenburgh, is found at this site: http://itccs.org/2014/09/10/transcript-of-anne-marie-van-blijenburghs-testimony-about-child-murders-in-belgium/

11. Ibid.

12. See http://itccs.org/2016/04/01/expel-canada-united-kingdom-and-the-vatican-from-the-un-general-assembly-letter-of-demand-issued-to-secretary-general-ban-ki-moon/ and http://itccs.org/2016/05/02/united-nations-head-censured-as-itccs-activates-new-campaign-to-disestablish-criminal-powers/

13. In September, 2010 Elizabeth Windsor signed the Holyrood Agreement with Joseph Ratzinger aka Pope Benedict, laying out the terms for the reincorporation of the Church of England into the Church of Rome. One of these terms was the imposition of the conditions of Crimen Sollicitationas on all Anglican clergy, officials and members. See this site: http://itccs.org/2014/02/02/pope-francis-is-named-by-former-argentine-junta-insider-as-prime-mover-in-child-trafficking-network-francis-concealed-vatican-crown-of-england-holyrood-agreement/

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They Come to Fog the Slaughter, not to stop it:

Justin’s Clean Up Crew hits the West Coast as the Women keep going Missing

by Kevin D. Annett

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 News Item, Ottawa, August 4, 2016  The National Missing Women Inquiry announced today the  appointment of its five Commissioners Their mandate includes studying the ‘systemic causes’ behind the disappearances and making a series of recommendations to the government on the implementation of a long term action plan …

Yawn.

Yes, Virginia, it’s true: Canadians really are boring. But the latest exercise in Official Clean Up called the National Missing Women Inquiry is a lot worse than mere banality. For as you doze in boredom from the effects of yet another $70 million government exercise in rhetoric and paper, the crime it’s ostensibly “investigating” will carry on, as it’s meant to. The modern human slave trade is too lucrative a business for anything else to happen.

As for the legitimacy of what I like to call “The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Fiasco, Part Two”: Why would anyone with three brain cells to rub together trust the very state that just concealed the biggest crime in Canadian history – the residential schools genocide – to not do exactly the same whitewash with the corpses of thousands of native women? Especially when it plans to rely on the very police agencies that are making the women go missing?

Did IQ’s suddenly plummet, people?

Well, this is Canada after all, and the west coast of Canada at that: our home grown brain-dead Nirvana where sun worshipers and latte-sippers are too engrossed with the beautiful life to notice the stench emanating from Vancouver’s downtown east side, where mostly aboriginal women and children have been vanishing off the streets for decades.

I learned that particular score the very first week on the job as a bright faced young street minister in the spring of 1986: the same year that Expo 86 jettisoned over 1000 poor, elderly folks out of their downtown hotels and rooming houses to make way for fat tourists. Three native prostitutes vanished off Hastings street in that one week alone, without a ripple of reporting in any media. 

Thirty years and half my life later, nothing much has changed, besides the government’s need to look like it cares now that the smell of cadavers is finally spreading outside the downtown slums, and is even being reported in places like Germany and New Zealand.

My deceased friend Harriett Nahanee, who used to occupy child-killing churches with me a block from where the missing keep going missing, once said that to ask why children were dying in Indian residential schools was like wondering why fetuses get flushed in abortion clinics. The same can be said about “inquiring” into missing aboriginal women. Why all the disappearances? Because they’re supposed to disappear, dummy!

Or let’s see: did I somehow imagine the Indian Act of Canada, that still legally denies on-reserve natives full citizenship rights, and thereby makes them conveniently expendable? Or the routine use of homeless Indians for target practice by the RCMP and Vancouver cops, without any reprimands? Or the enormous, never-subsiding death rate of urban aboriginals? 

How about the unofficial “do not resuscitate” policy applied to Indians who are brought into Emergency in Vancouver hospitals? Or the routine grabbing of aboriginal children without cause or a warrant by cops and social workers, and their subsequent incarceration in the homes of wealthy white child rapists? Or the forcing of entire native families off their lands at gun point by Mounties and other hit men in the pay of foreign corporations?

Oh, and yes, native women disappear a lot, too. (Did somebody say the G word?)

George Brown knows specifically why they’re vanishing, which is why he didn’t last too long as an aboriginal Mountie in Vancouver. He and I and a few other people did our own inquiry into missing women around 2003, and we nearly got killed for it. According to George,

“This is a lot bigger than the official cover story, that a lone killer is doing it. Lots of cops are involved, but they mostly protect the big boys behind the killings and the snuff films. If you squeal about it, you die, that simple. There’s too much money involved and too many people profiting from it for anyone to open the lid on what this shit is really about. It’s a huge slave trade and it involves the Chinese, the Thais, the Americans, even the northern native chiefs. But don’t ever expect it to come out. They’ll whitewash everything with the lone gunman story.”

Did somebody say Willie Pickton?

It’s a strange thing about Canada: the more criminal things get, the more we wave around our favorite Tokenisms like an evil eye to dispel the darkness. The latest Token, of course, is an aboriginal woman and judge who is chairing the feds’ Missing Women Inquiry: Marion Buller, who represents the latest “red washing” effort that relies on all you guilty white liberals out there to give the farce your seal of approval as you applaud yourselves for being so progressive.

Not content with the new low represented by TRC chairman Murray “Watch me lie when my lips move” Sinclair – gee, he was also an aboriginal judge, imagine that? – we now have as the Inquiry Chairwoman someone who even the National Post newspaper criticizes as “a questionable choice, considering her propensity on the bench to hand out very light sentences to aboriginal offenders”. Well shit, Sherlock! She’s sounds like just the woman for the job!

As they say in the common law, let those who will be fooled, be fooled.

And as for me and my house, despite requests that I attend or protest outside or inside the Missing Women Inquiry when its stage-managed circus wheels into town sometime soon, I will actually refrain from doing so. I figure that the official lies and the official liars are given much too much attention already by we, the people, which is why the killers keep getting away with their filth.

Instead, I humbly suggest that we put our attention where it deserves: in mobilizing the community to track down and root out the abductors, traffickers and killers of the innocent, whoever they are, and deal with them however the spirit moves us. But that will take a lot more independence, courage and self-possession than any Canadian or aboriginal I know is capable of. 

Of course, in my better moments I’m an incurable optimist. I do believe that one day we Canucks may actually live up to all of our nice sentiments. But in the meantime, I’m getting my shovel, and maybe even my gun. Care to join me?

To contact the independent International Tribunal for the Disappeared of Canada, write to disappearedofcanada@gmail.com .

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The Voice of the Free Republic Returns!

Radio Free Kanata resumes its weekly broadcasts on September 4, 2016

Tune in to www.bbsradio.com/radiofreekanata (previous shows are archived here) 

Every Sunday at 3 pm pacific, 6 pm eastern, 10/11 pm GMT

Hosts: Kevin Annett and guest contributors

Radio Free Kanata is the official voice of the sovereign Republic of Kanata, established under common law on January 15, 2015 to replace the criminal and false jurisdiction called the “Dominion of Canada”. Featuring front line news, reflections and reports from the struggle to displace global corporate tyranny and crimes in high places, Radio Free Kanata also serves as an organizing medium to unite and train activists and members of the Republic.

Upcoming programs will include the campaign to establish common law courts across Kanata and the world; environmental genocide against the northern Cree people; child trafficking by the Children’s Aid Society and forced vaccinations; the ongoing guilt of the churches and government of Canada for mass murder; and the global campaign to stop the Vatican and its murderous Ninth Circle child sacrificial cult.

In addition, French language and bi-lingual programs will be broadcast on many themes by our supporters in Quebec.

To participate in the programming or aid the show financially, please contact republicofkanata@gmail.com orhiddenfromhistory1@gmail.com , or 386-323-5774.

Listen, Engage, and Act: for you are the new society.

Issued by the Central Office of the Republic of Kanata

1 August, 2016 - republicofkanata@gmail.com

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Is the Truth Ever Enough in the Land of the Lie?

Requiem: Random Meditations for Perplexed Pilgrims

by Kevin D. Annett

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Prime Minister Jean Chretien shows a protester who’s the boss, 1996

It takes only one man to commit a crime but an entire community to conceal it. - Krishnamurti

Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table.         - W.H. Auden

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(Readers may wish to consult the July 8, 2016 news posting atwww.itccs.org .)

Dateline: Ottawa, Today – Somewhere in the Prime Minister’s Office

Little Justin Waterhole suddenly stopped preening himself at his mirror after a hurried rapping sounded at his door. It turned out to be one of his senior assistants.

“You’d better read this, Mr. Prime Minister” panted the flunky, thrusting a piece of paper at him.

Justin read it.

Hardly the brightest light bulb on the Hill, Justin needed an explanation.

It’s an internal CSIS memo sir, from April of 1998. Somehow it got leaked out”

Uh huh? said Justin’s confused bovine gaze. The assistant, whose name was Dick, explained.

It describes the Chretien containment operation, sir … You know, regarding the Indians”

What Indians?” squeaked Justin nervously.

The residential school Indians, sir. This memo laid out how they were to be stopped.”

Oh yeah …” murmured the Prime Minister, glancing back at the mirror and adjusting his hair. “I remember hearing something about that. I think Daddy mentioned it once.”

Dick looked surprised but said nothing, hoping his boss would continue. But Justin only gave him a sad and empty smile.

Mr. Trudeau sir, this memo implicates a former Liberal Prime Minister, Jean Chretien – one of your close political backers, sir – in a plan to harass, shut down and even do away with witnesses to residential school crimes. It’s being called a black ops plan of state terrorism, sir”

Justin frowned slightly and remarked,

Who’s saying that?”

I told you sir, the memo was leaked from somebody in CSIS. It went out on July 8. The CBC may look into it. The thing’s being quoted all over the internet!”

Huh. Weird. I never saw it” replied Justin.

“The internet freaks are even running the news of the memo alongside that picture of Mr. Chretien choking that protester, sir …”

Justin laughed and uttered,

Yeah, that was cool …”

Dick drew a heavy breath and continued,

Well, anyway sir, this is bound to come up in question and answer period in the House, and you’d better be ready with an explanation!”

 Justin frowned again.

Oh yeah? Well, like what should I say?”

I’ve already drafted something for you, sir. You’ll deny everything”

Sure, okay” Justin replied, gazing furtively back at the mirror.

Dick seemed perturbed, but Justin didn’t seem to notice.

Don’t you want to know why, Mr. Trudeau sir?” asked Dick.

Why what?”

Why you have to deny the existence of the memo or the Chretien black ops plan, sir” Dick replied, his patience thinning.

Yeah, okay, why?”

Our friends at Cameco and Power Corp would be very upset if you didn’t , Mr. Prime Minister”

Justin stared blankly at Dick.

Uranium, sir” Dick explained. “Hydro electricity”

Justin actually shrugged, as Dick wondered painfully to himself why he had ever turned down the Bay street consultancy offer.

Well don’t leave me hanging here, Dick …” exclaimed Justin, donning the same cute smile he flashed at reporters.

Mr. Chretien and several of his senior cabinet ministers were all heavy investors in those companies, sir. They still are. Their plan to silence the Indians wasn’t just a matter of political expediency.”

Justin still didn’t get it. Dick continued,

The natives are in the way, Mr. Prime Minister. They’re even more in the way when they start yapping to the press about mass graves at residential schools. I assume your predecessor knew he had to do something about that before things got out of hand.”

Wow” said Justin.

Yes sir” replied Dick.

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The dialogue is fictitious, perhaps, but the story is not.

The novelist William Styron wrote that the only thing holding back absolute hopelessness in life is either a happy marriage or a good book. And I would add, or kicking the biggest butt in town.

I first heard about the CSIS memo in question the day the news broke from Europe, where the opaque Canuck government insider who leaked it is apparently hiding out under police protection. I guess he or she just doesn’t trust Canada’s reputation for niceness, or something.

So what does it mean, anyway, when an entire nation and its churches kill off countless children as a matter of course and then with equal deliberation buy off or knock off the eye-witnesses?

My naïve answer is that whatever is responsible for such a crime has to be brought to an end. Stopped for good. Dismantled. Broken into little pieces so it can never harm again. Then something has to arise to replace it that is not murderous and criminal.

This attitude makes me a very unpopular man, here in Canada. People don’t like talking to me anymore, including my friends. Hell, even my political sympaticos won’t even write to me directly but do so through somebody else, since – you know – they might get targeted too, right?

I have a lot to say to our mystery man or woman who leaked the CSIS memo about the Canadian government’s plan to crush the truth tellers of the church-state massacre of brown children. Like for one thing, friend, stay in Europe.

You see, Canada’s too pleasant a place for whistle blowing. Canadians just don’t like a disturbance. We’re like the two grinning figure heads I once saw adorning a Haida longhouse, depicting slaves about to be sacrificed at a totem pole raising.Just keep smiling, everyone, and it’ll all be okay!

Twenty years ago I was stupid enough to think that publishing deadly truths that indict the powerful would change things more than window dressing. Dumbness has its purpose, of course, since none of my digging into those mortuary holes of Indian kids would have happened at the hands of a wiser man. But world enough and time hopefully awakens even the most die-hard activist to what he is swimming in. It took a lot of kicks to my head by the beast called Canada for me to grasp what was really going on.

When I was stupid and approachable, and deeply engaged in uncovering residential school atrocities, the government-pumped CBC used to phone me up every few months to see what I’d unearthed about our homegrown slaughter. Some new, eager-sounding voice would assure me that the CBC was planning a “major story” on the Indian school crimes (not their word for it, of course). Then after pumping me for information they’d always vanish: gone as quick as a Member of Parliament’s promises, and never a word of what I’d shared and proven would ever grace the evening news.

Nowadays, of course, I don’t get any such calls from the media. The official story is set in stone.

All of that ran through my head this week when I had passed on to me that a Montreal CBC reporter was “interested” in interviewing the CSIS-memo stool pigeon. Uh huh.

Don’t you hate it when the bad guys still try to treat us like idiots?

I’ve learned not to take it personally anymore. Reporters, politicians, Popes or Prime Ministers are all the same, especially during their first term on the job: they want to make a splash and be remembered. And the way to do that here in the Great White North is to keep things placid, dead and most of all, uncontroversial. Nobody in a prison likes too many questions, after all.

It was a brave soul indeed who released the CSIS memo on the Chretien plan to silence forever the witnesses to our own Genocide and shut down any inquiry into the same. I only hope their valor is matched by a trace of political realism that even the most seasoned Canadian activist seems to lack when it comes to the nature of their own country.

Realistically, the truth teller in question should expect nothing better from his revelation than a dead-end “official inquiry” into the matter by the very people who are guilty. That’s the Canadian way.

That said, I encourage the same whistle blower to go ahead anyway and kick the biggest butt here in town with everything he knows. My only regret is that by doing so he may attain the honor of becoming an even more hated figure in Canada than I am.

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Secret “Black Ops” program identified by Canadian government source

Special Breaking Global News Report from the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)

July 8, 2016

Program to eliminate Indian residential school activists and stop criminal inquiry began in the spring of 1998

Ottawa and Brussels:

A source within a Canadian government intelligence agency has released to the ITCCS Central Office classified information that reveals a secret program to silence eyewitnesses to crimes at Canadian Indian residential schools and prevent any independent inquiry into those crimes.

According to the source, this program involved the monitoring and harassment of activists, the disrupting of their organizations and the elimination of potentially damaging residential school eyewitnesses: a program that is continuing today.

This plan is outlined in a confidential memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) dated Friday, April 3, 1998 and issued by an Operations branch of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). The memo is marked Strictly Confidential. Copies of the memo were received by Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Assistant Prime Minister Herb Gray, Minister of Indian Affairs Jane Stewart, and Minister of Justice and Attorney-General Anne McClellan.

The memo states in part,

“A growing unrest among west coast aboriginals associated with the litigation presently before the BCSC (British Columbia Supreme Court) may lead to the rise of splinter factions that seek to exploit public sentiment over the United Church AIRS (Alberni Indian Residential School) disclosures. Protests and other direct actions by the NYM (Native Youth Movement) and the group associated with ANNETT and NAHANEE have already been planned in these circles … Any independent investigations by these groups into burial sites near AIRS could spell disaster and must be stopped through special ops conducted by the usual RCMP units and private contracted parties … The living aboriginal eyewitnesses pose as damaging a security risk to the government and the churches responsible as do such investigations. These witnesses must be contained or eliminated.” (our emphasis)

The government source responsible for this disclosure has stated to ITCCS officials that further evidence reveals that the same “RCMP units and private contracted parties” responsible for the elimination of Indian residential school witnesses are also engaged in the continued disappearance of aboriginal people across British Columbia. (See www.itccs.org , July 1, 2016)

The government source has agreed to conduct a confidential interview to elaborate the details of this covert program and its continued operation today.

In response, a spokesman for the ITCCS commented today from Brussels,

“This memo explains why the first independent inquiry into residential school crimes in June, 1998 was so effectively disrupted and halted, and why so many key witnesses have been shut down or even killed since 1998. It shows how the enormous black ops and smear campaign against ITCCS and Kevin Annett is connected to this covert program by the Canadian government, and that it is still killing off native people today. It all confirms an enormous and deliberate travesty of justice by church and state in Canada to conceal their own crimes.” (see www.murderbydecree.com , Chronology)

ITCCS Canada and Kevin Annett will soon be issuing a separate and detailed broadcast in response to the April, 1998 memo.

Issued by ITCCS Central Office

 

8 July, 2016

www.itccs.org , itccsoffice@gmail.com

Great Moments in the History of White People in Canada, Part Two

by Kevin D. Annett

 united church of canada

It’s all about the Real Estate, Mate: What they didn’t teach me in Sunday School

“I have secured the land and arrested the pagans.”- Missionary and land speculator John Ross, Ahousaht, British Columbia, October 1, 1903

We can’t have Kevin Annett upset the applecart over the Ahousaht land deal” – John Cashore, British Columbia NDP Environment Minister and United Church clergyman, November 5, 1994, just prior to Kevin’s firing without cause from St. Andrew’s United Church

I regret to inform you that the internal disciplinary procedures of the United Church fall outside the jurisdiction of my department … I cannot intervene in the church’s actions against Reverend Annett” - Ujjal Dosanjh, British Columbia Attorney General and cabinet colleague of Cashore, May 14, 1997

Come now Kevin; you don’t really believe there’s a separation of church and state in this country, do you?” - Provincial Conflict of Interest Commissioner H.D. Oliver, June 4, 1997

 

A decade before he learned to despise and fear me, John Cashore was the first person to congratulate me on my maiden homily at Vancouver’s First United Church, where he was the minister in 1986.

“If all your sermons are that good Kevin, you’ll have an outstanding career in the United Church!” he effused as he pumped my hand on that memorably ironic Sunday in October.

John lived to regret his remark.

Alas, my anticipated career as a professional God Talker never came off, but I did learn how to give dirty politicians like John Cashore many sleepless nights.

John’s particular insomnia was caused in the summer of 1994 when I surfaced a lucrative inside deal he had cooked up as an NDP provincial government minister to profit his corporate backer Weyerhauser and protect his own United Church of Canada from a potentially disastrous scandal.

It was all about old growth cedar trees, and the little brown human remains they concealed.

In 1903 a man very much like John Cashore had arrived on the stormy coastline of what we call Vancouver Island that was the ancestral homeland of the Ahousaht indigenous people.

The man’s name was John Ross, and as a Presbyterian missionary he was also given by “the Crown” the power of a cop, a judge and an Indian Agent. As such, John set up what became the United Church’s Ahousaht “Indian residential school” where over half the local Ahousaht children died. The zealous John Ross systematically arrested any Ahousaht who wouldn’t incarcerate their children in the death trap called a school. And in the process, he also stole nearly half of the Ahousaht’s land.

John’s multiple role as priest, child trafficker, land grabber and magistrate wasn’t all that unusual when one considers that his Presbyterian church and its descendent, the United Church of Canada, were conferred with the legal power of a bank and land broker by the merry old Crown of England.

After all, how else do Civilized Christians ensure that all those big trees and fishing grounds end up in the right hands?

John Ross was an efficient multi-tasker. Within a few months the formerly independent Ahousahts had been corralled into church and residential school and their traditional chiefs locked up by Ross and his band of “special” Indian constables. And not coincidentally, the richest Ahousaht land and its lucrative old growth cedars was also brought into the fold of what became the United Church of Canada.

Worse the luck for John Ross, he had to hurriedly vacate the premises one spring day in 1909 when he was implicated in the death of a child at the residential school: one Carrie George, age eight, who was the only daughter of his chief adversary, the traditional Siem Maquinna George.

But Ross’ legacy remained.

In 1952 the United Church began selling off the stolen Ahousaht land to their various financial backers, including the logging company MacMillan-Bloedel. And in 1994 the latter signed away the Ahousaht land to the biggest lumber multinational in the world, the American company Weyerhauser Ltd., after my old fan John Cashore secretly set up the whole deal through his new cabinet position as the provincial Environment minister.

Naturally, the Ahousahts never got a penny from the deal. John Cashore profited, however, courtesy of Weyerhauser, as did his own United Church of Canada, whose history as the original land grabber in Ahousaht was carefully shielded from public scrutiny by Cashore through his governmental office.

End of story? Uh uh. Enter stage left yours truly, who stumbled my way into the whole sordid mess in October of 1994 after learning about it from one of Chief Maquinna’s descendents, one Earl George, an Ahousaht elder who frequented my Port Alberni United Church.

Well wait just a darn minute! I exclaimed in an imprudent letter to my United Church bosses in Toronto after getting the low down from Earl, including how the church had made big bucks off the Ahousaht deal. We’re not supposed to profit off stolen native land! It even says so in our church policy manual!

Ah, the naivety of youth.

John Cashore’s personal role in tossing me from my pulpit and eventually from my livelihood and family surfaced in the year following my unceremonious cashiering out of the United Church of Canada.

As co-conspirators tend to do under pressure, one of the Presbytery church officers who’d arranged my firing, one Win Stokes, spilled the beans at the United Church kangaroo court “de-listing hearing” that robbed me of my profession.

Under cross-examination and obviously in an effort to cover his own ass and shift the blame, Stokes blurted out that John Cashore had insisted on my expulsion after saying to him that “We can’t have Kevin Annett upset the applecart over the Ahousaht land deal”. Stokes admitted that Cashore had also made sure that Ahousaht elder Earl George never completed his training for United Church ministry.

Business as usual in the Great White North, of course. But none of it sat right with me, having still not awoken to the way things are.

And so soon after my expulsion from the church I diligently sought out one H.D. Oliver, a retired provincial court judge who had been dubbed the Commissioner to investigate charges of “conflict of interest” by British Columbia politicians. And so in earnest I brought to him the case that John Cashore had used his public office to profit and protect his buddies in the church.

I could have guessed what the obese Mr. Oliver would say the moment I was ushered into his august presence in a downtown Vancouver board room.

He listened with an amused smirk as I laid out the facts to him. He only interrupted me once, to comment that he too was a United Church member. But seeing that I still didn’t get it, Oliver finally sat back after I was done and said to me with that same wry insider’s grin,

Come now Kevin; you don’t really believe there’s a separation of church and state in this country, do you?”

And as for the Ahousaht people: no, they never did get their land back, and most of them never saw a penny from all the mega profits squeezed out of all those slaughtered cedar trees. But their Around the Fort suck hole chiefs sure did: guys like Cliff Atleo, father of the future Assembly of First Nations Grand Chief Sean “Tonto” Atleo, who made a bundle through his own logging company called Ilsaak Limited that wiped out the last old growth trees on Ahousaht land.

I hear that John Cashore still turns a funny shade of green whenever my name is mentioned. But hell: that’s the price of civilization.