Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Occupy Toronto: MSNBC Reporter Lets Loose On Police Brutality Against Occupy Protesters In The US

Interesting commentary. The MSNBC reporter in the following video (end of this post) is making points in his statement that I've been making for the past few years on my blog. 

The vast majority of members of our police, intelligence, military and security apparatus are good people whose motivation is to help and serve the communities they work for.

A small minority of these members are corrupt and abuse their power by illegally and criminally attacking the citizenry whether they are protesters, individuals they don't like, organizations they don't agree with, etc.

A blind eye is turned to these crimes committed by that small minority which not only enables them to continue their criminal acts, but often times results in them promoting each other to higher levels in those agencies exacerbating the problem even further.

The higher the positions they hold the more damage they can and do inflict on the populace.

This activity occurs regularly in Canada and is ignored by those agencies, the media, the politicians, etc. no matter how much evidence is available to support the claims of this abuse. Those who complain are marginalized and further abused by the system.

The frame-up and on-going malicious persecution of Kevin Annett in 2010 and before, in Vancouver,  and the on-going malicious persecution of myself in Brampton, and for years previous in other communities, by certain individual police employees, members of the community, medical "professionals" and staff, social agency employees, businesses, etc. are just two examples. There is a mountain of evidence to support our claims. I am in touch with Canadians on the Internet who have been so terrorized by what is happening to them that they are terrified to identify themselves. Social activists, whistle-blowers, etc. are frequently targeted in this way.

On those rare occasions when police and state corruption is acknowledged, it's usually dealt with by toothless "public inquiries", the results of which are either ignored, buried, have no impact, or have a negative impact.

A recent example of this type of toothless "public inquiry" is the Missing Women Inquiry in Vancouver. Allegedly inquiring into the lack of investigation by the RCMP E-Division into the Pickton serial killings which resulted in approximately 50 murders (according to Pickton). One can only wait for the eventual and predictable white-wash.

In the end, these criminals are rarely held accountable for their crimes. They either retire or get ousted and are rewarded with cushy jobs elsewhere. RCMP Commissioner Elliot is going to be working as a UN Representative to Interpol at the taxpayers expense.

It's these criminals who are corrupt, who maliciously persecute and who abuse their power, whether they be members of the security/military apparatus, politicians, corporate executives, government employees, etc. who are responsible for the reduction of public confidence in our system and in our security apparatus.

They are the one's who are actively undermining our democratic system and it's time we stopped allowing them the special privilege of being above the law and immune to investigation and prosecution.

It's also time that those members of our police, intelligence, military and security apparatus who are good people and whose motivation is to help and serve the communities they work for, stand up to this corruption and expose it. That's how the special privilege of the corrupt among them will be removed.

If you care about the integrity and public reputation of the services you work for you'll speak out against the criminals in your midst.

WikiLeaks exists for a reason and is confidential and anonymous for a reason.

This is one example of the type of corruption and abuse of power that I, as one voice in the Occupy Toronto movement, want to see an end to.

Thank you to Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC for telling it like it is!

Warren Buffett Calls For Higher Taxes For The Super-Rich

Monday, October 24, 2011

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world - physics-math - 19 October 2011 - New Scientist

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world - physics-math - 19 October 2011 - New Scientist

Occupy Toronto: Generation OS13 - The New Culture Of Resistance

A new and insightful Documentary produced by Anonymous

A Review

Sunday, October 23, 2011

On The Lighter Side ....

 My blog's been way to serious lately so to inject a little humor ....

An amusing look at what "God" really thinks. When the book comes out, give it to any Fundies you know. :-D.

Hear that Chris! You're getting a copy!

The Last Testament of God and God's Twitter feed

Friday, October 21, 2011

Anonymous: Operation DarkNet Against Child Porn Sites

Operation DarkNet / To Catch a Predator.

Anonymous brings down 40 Child Porn sites and warns other Child Porn sites that they will be identified and brought down as well.

Go Anonymous!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy Toronto: To The CEOs

I caught a small part of a CBC Interview yesterday with a representative of an association that represents Canadian CEOs.

The CEO representative, when asked what he thought about the Occupy movement responded, a little defensively, that the democratic/capitalist model is the best one human beings have come up with because it’s the one that has been demonstrated to work.

He appeared to be implying that the Occupy Toronto movement was about eliminating capitalism.

In the interests of clarification, let me point out that the Occupy movement is about giving everyone a voice.

Not everyone is a communist, or even a leftist. A few are. Most are not.

Red-baiting is a strategy intended to discredit by using the logical fallacy of Guilt By Association. It’s a well-established form of Disinformation Propaganda.

I’m not saying that this CEO representative was engaging in the sleazy tactic of Red-baiting but his comments amounted to that, intentional or not.

Speaking for myself, I agree with the CEO representative that the democratic/capitalist model is the best one humanity has come up with and the most workable one.

That doesn’t mean that it can’t be undermined and corrupted and doesn’t need to be fixed.

This is the problem, in my opinion. It needs fixing and each and every one of us is going to have either the same or different opinions on what the fixes need to be.

In my opinion, when a few members of the wealthy elite hold an inordinate amount of power and influence over democratic policy making which is supposed to benefit all Canadians not just the wealthy elite then our democratic processes and our financial system are being undermined by that wealthy elite.

This opens the door for wide-scale corruption and abuse of power.

This is something we’ve been seeing in Canada for years now and which has never been seriously addressed other than having the occasional scandal where someone gets ousted from a political position.

This was the kind of stuff the old Reform Party used to talk about until they became the Conservative Party and appear to have changed their priorities.

I’m not saying that I agreed with the old Reform Party but I will say that they made some good points when criticizing the traditional political parties.

This is also the stuff that Michael Ignatieff has recently started talking about as well.

It’s probably a good thing for Ignatieff that he’s not leading the Liberal Party given the fact that the vast majority of corruption and abuse of power scandals that I am aware of, many of which were financial in nature, occurred when the Liberals were in power both Federally and Provincially.

Ignatieff is probably too ethical for the Liberals. They seem to prefer two-faced lying sleazeballs like Bob Rae (has anyone forgotten the hell he put Ontario through?)

Anyway, the Occupy movement has and is accomplishing one very important thing, amongst others:

The discussion of what is wrong and how it can be fixed is happening.

And that's what most of us want.

It’s a start.

We Are The Majority and We Have A Voice!
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Bring Back Michael Ignatief and Dump Bob Rae! 

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Occupy Toronto: Declaration of the Occupy New York General Assembly

Note to the traditional media which is claiming that the Occupy Movement is only about "financial" corruption. As you can see below it isn't. It's about ALL corruption including the corruption the traditional media itself is infested with when they try to misrepresent and misdirect with misinformation, what is actually going on here.

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on september 29, 2011

Translations: French, Slovak, Spanish, German, Italian

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments.

We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press. They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad. They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts. *

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

*These grievances are not all-inclusive.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

The Crime is Finally Unearthed - Making History on Mohawk Nation Land: An Eyewitness Report

by Kevin Annett

International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)

The sun had just risen over the thick forests surrounding the oldest Indian residential school in Canada, and the site of the mass grave of children. All of us gathered there, native and white, seemed to hold our breath as Cheryl Squire of the Mohawk Nation Clan Mothers knelt over the grave of unknown children and gently parted the soil.

History was made that morning of October 1, 2011. For the long struggle to bring home the murdered children, and place their killers on trial, had finally begun.

For me, it was the start of something incredible, but also the end of a long journey that has spanned two decades. Every imaginable lie, threat, obstacle and attack has been deployed by criminals of church and state to stop what we did that morning, but all to no avail. For the real unveiling of the Canadian Holocaust has begun.

This final step commenced last April, when Cheryl Squire and eight other Mohawk elders had asked me in writing to come to their land in Brantford, Ontario and begin forensic surveys and digs on the grounds of what they call "the Mush Hole": the Mohawk Institute, set up by the Anglican Church of England in 1832 to imprison and destroy generations of Mohawk children. This very first Indian residential school in Canada lasted until 1970, and, like in most residential schools, more than half of the children imprisoned there never returned. Many of them are buried all around the school.

"I seen kids buried up to their necks in the ground for running away. I seen kids beaten and killed for taking apples off the tress" said one survivor of the Mush Hole, so designated because maggoty mush was the best children could expect in the way of food there.

The same survivor took me to the top of an underground cistern behind the school covered with a concrete slab.

"That's where they stuck kids for speaking their language" the elderly man said sadly. "I know a girl put in it who died down there. Maybe she's still there."

In search of such missing children, since October 1 I have worked with the Mohawk community to begin scanning the school lands with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) manned by experts, to locate the underground disturbances that can point to hidden graves. And helped by local seers and eyewitnesses, we have already identified five areas containing mass graves of children.

"One thing that's for sure is there's been incredible soil disturbances beside the school, and I mean tons of dirt piled in here" described Clynt King, the GPR technician. "Somebody is really trying to hide something here."

An understatement, indeed. For the government and churches of Canada have been burying the evidence of their residential schhol crimes for many years, most recently with an expensive whitewash called a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" that doesn't allow names or crimes to be named, cannot subpoena evidence and absolves the churches for their murder of more than 50,000 residential school children. Our excavations at the Mush Hole are a direct challenge to this cover up, and to the entire colonial regime called Canada.

"This is another way, and a major way, that we're declaring our sovereignty and nationhood" explained Mohawk Wolf Clan elder Bill Squire, who helped authorize the dig.

"We can't have the cops or the courts come in here and call this a crime site, when they're the ones who caused this. We are establishing Mohawk jurisdiction over this investigation and we won't let the police in here. We are going to put Canada on trial for their murder of our children."

This isn't idle talk. For years, Squire's people - the Grand River Mohawks - have waged battles to preserve their dwindling land base, and they've stopped construction on their land by mobilizing hundreds of their people in big protests. The same unity is visible around the Mush Hole excavations this week, as many diferent factions of the Mohawks - the Men's Fire group, clan mothers, the traditional elders, and even government-funded band council chiefs - have all showed up to pledge their support for our inquiry.

News of this historic action has spread across the world media this week, but not surprisingly it's been completely blacked out in the Canadian press, despite a massive media blitz by the Mohawks. And yet regardless of coverup or indifference within Canada, the results of the digs and surveys in Brantford will be part of the deliberations of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS), convened in Brussels last month to consider bringing charges of genocide against Canada and the Catholic, Anglican and United Church of canada, all of whom ran Indian residential schools.

For all of the unity among the Mohawks here, their efforts are facing a looming shut down and repression from the Canadian state and its churches. Already, undercover operatives have been unmasked in the ranks of the Mohawks, and there's talk that the RCMP or Ontario Provincial Police will shut down the excavations.

"We need every Canadian and every indigenous nation to help us now" said Bill Squire yesterday in a radio interview.

"We need you here to make a stand with us, and we need public statements of support. But most important, we need you to do these kinds of digs on your own territories. Start to bring your own residential school children home for a proper burial, 'cause nobody else will do it for you."

The digs at the Mush Hole have just begun, and will span many months. But for the survivors of torture and genocide there, the dig is a ray of hope, and a chance for justice.

"I been waiting my whole life for this" says Geronimo Henry, who was imprisoned in the Brantford school during the 1940's.

"I suffered in there for eleven years and I got a say in this, and I say it's time we bring these kids home for a proper burial. Their spirits have been wandering too long. And the people who caused it have gotten away with murder for too long."

You can follow the work of the Brantford inquiry, and the work of the ITCCS, at: , and by wiritng to

We can be contacted for interviews and support at 519-757-3624.
 Posted October 6, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Occupy Toronto: A Pumps and Brogues Movement

“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.” – John Lennon, before his murder by Mark David Chapman 

Why do some people find these occupations so incomprehensible?

One person was asked in a media interview, “what are you protesting? what do you want?” His response was, “if you have to ask you’ve got to much money.”

This is partially true but doesn’t quite nail it. It’s also about the complete disconnect that some have about the world we live in.

Call it naivete or gullibility or sheer stupidity or willful and self-serving ignorance. It exists. It’s a fact. And anyone who doesn’t get the Occupy movement suffers from this disease.

I got it right away. No-one had to tell me that the Occupy movement is about having a true Democracy. That was the point of the Arab Spring. It was a Democracy movement. That is also the point of the North American Autumn.

And no, many of us aren’t buying the deceptive delusion, the snake oil, that we’re being sold by the big media, big government which represents big corporate interests, the wealthy, etc. that we have a democracy, that we have rights, that those rights are protected.

We don’t have any of things. We have them on paper. We don’t have them in reality. If we did, there would be no need for an Occupy movement to push the envelope for a true Democracy. One that doesn’t just exist on paper. One that exists for each and every ordinary Citizen in reality.

The Occupy movement includes but is not limited to:
  1. the rights of the ordinary Citizen to have an effective say in our society.
  2. the economic protection of the wealthy and the economic abuse of the rest of us through the misuse and abuse of the tax dollars of those ordinary Citizens whose voices have been silenced.
  3. the rank moral bankruptcy and corruption that infests our governments, corporations, institutions, professional associations, etc. today.
  4. impunity of big corporations and the wealthy from being held accountable for criminal acts when they commit them.
  5. impunity of police, intelligence and other security agencies from being held accountable for enabling the rogue agents in their midst and their abuses of power, misappropriations of government funds, etc. by turning a blind eye to their abuses and criminal acts.
  6. the rights of ordinary Citizens that are violated with impunity regularly and those who are paid by ordinary Citizens through our tax dollars refusal to protect us from those violations or provide us with what we need to protect ourselves or criminally collude in those violations of the rights of ordinary Citizens.
  7. the silencing, marginalizing, smearing, harassing, malicious persecution, and other extreme and systematic abuses of ordinary Citizens who speak out against these criminal acts, this moral bankruptcy, abuse of power, etc. as well as innocent ordinary Citizens who are subjected to these abuses for no other reason than they can be.

Amongst other things ….

Just ask anyone who is there.

Most importantly, it's about giving the voiceless a voice which has an impact on our world.

I'm a Web and Software Developer and I'm unemployed. 

I'll be there in my Business Casual suit, office pumps and briefcase.

If I'm going to get arrested for peacefully protesting, that's the image I want the world to see.