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THE CORRUPTION OF THE CANADIAN AUTHORITIES / RCMP
UPDATE VIDEO from Kevin Annett: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cHKq9S8gws
 
The Silencing of Free Speech on Public Airwaves in Canada:
The New Tyranny at Vancouver Co-op Radio
By Kevin Annett and others
www.hiddenfromhistory.org
 
November 24, 2010
 
Two days ago, the host of a program at the state-funded Vancouver Co-op Radio was confronted by a surly board member as he tried entering the studio to record his weekly show.
 
The programmer was told he’d have to sign a document before he could broadcast, as would every other member of his program collective. After forcing the signature, the board member then hovered around and monitored the program, and later instructed the programmer that certain parts of his program would have to be cut.
 
The programmer in question had done nothing “wrong” at the station, and had not been the subject of controversy or conflict. He was simply the victim of a new regime of overt censorship and tight-fisted control that has descended on the oldest and once-freest public radio station in Canada.
 
The document that he was forced to sign that day allowed him to lose his program if he engaged in virtually any behavior distasteful to the four staff members at Co-op radio, including, absurdly, “patronizing or condescending behavior”. The document in effect grants the staff a blank cheque to silence or ban any programmer or volunteer at the station – which is everyone but the staff – under any pretext.
 
This draconian measure was promulgated last Sunday at what was ostensibly the “Annual General Meeting” of Co-op radio, held at a community centre in Vancouver. An odd sort of “general meeting” it was, considering that “undesirable” members were prevented from entering the hall, certain topics – like my own banning without due process from the air last August – were forbidden to be discussed, and long-honored rules of the general meeting, like the right to ask questions to board members and allow new members to vote, were suddenly abolished.
 
“The entire thing was a staged, rubber stamped event” described one member, who prefers anonymity.
 
“The staff phoned up their supporters last week and told them to arrive a half hour early to get all the seats. I saw ten or more people turned away at the door. My motion to challenge this was not even allowed on the floor. It was just massive intimidation. I’m appalled that people went along with it.”
 
Why this sudden tyranny?
 
Individual programmers have felt such oppression before, and been arbitrarily forced off the air, but never has a general policy of blanket censorship and control been imposed on the entire station and its members.
 
“It’s because we’ve finally named the names of the cops who are trafficking in our women” describes Geraldine Two Bears, a Dene native woman who has worked in Vancouver’s downtown eastside for years, and who was physically attacked and threatened by two men last week after she publicly protested my banning from Co-op radio.
 
“Last summer on Kevin’s program, we started talking on the air about the Mounties who are tied in with the snuff films and the Pickton serial killers. In August he gets canned. Then when people start objecting, they shut everybody down with this scare tactic and these new rules. The station’s half funded by the feds. Go figure.”
 
Events seem to bear out Geraldine’s words. Soon after I allowed an eyewitness to speak on my program last June, where she described seeing RCMP officers bring native women to the Pickton farm in Coquitlam, I was asked by an RCMP officer to appear for “questioning” at “E” division headquarters. I replied by inviting the officer, instead, to question me on the airwaves of my program, where I would, in turn, ask the RCMP some hard questions.
 
The officer declined. But two days later, I was assaulted in the downtown eastside by two men, one of whom bore a strong resemblance to the man who attacked Geraldine Two Bears.
 
Vocal Indians tend to end up dead. My friend Bingo Dawson, who led our protests about the missing women and children, died last December 6 after being beaten severely by three Vancouver policemen. The coroner’s report says Bingo died of “alcohol withdrawal”, but no alcohol or drugs were found in his bloodstream.
 
The airwaves of Vancouver Co-op radio began humming with these facts, and evidence of police and government complicity in the murder of native people, and child trafficking on the west coast of Canada. Clearly, an order came down to stop such exposure – and to intimidate the rest of the station programmers into silent subservience.
 
What now?
 
A group of programmers at the station are uniting to confront the new tyranny and possibly launch a legal action against station staff and the Board. They also are organizing a new radio station they plan to call “Vancouver Co-operative Truth Radio” – a station free of government control and censorship.
 
Meanwhile, my banning and defamation by Co-op radio staff and their government string pullers will be the subject of its own legal action, and will be brought before the first International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State, in London next April.
 
The free public airwaves will be restored.

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  Human Rights activist Kevin Annett assaulted in Vancouver

UPDATE January 11, 2010 Vancouver
Rev. Kevin Annett was assaulted by two men in Vancouver's downtown eastside last Wednesday just two days after he published an article on church and government complicity in child trafficking on Canada's west coast.
Rev. Annett suffered cuts, bruises, and at least one broken rib as a result of the unprovoked beating by two men, one of whom is linked to a downtown church agency.

Today, after being beaten, Annett released a new article on the role of Vancouver police in sex crimes

http://censored-news.blogspot.com/2010/0..1/kevin-annett-canadas-police-involved-i..n.html

“Ten of the last dozen women to be taken to the killing site at Piggy’s Palace were accompanied by Mounties or regular cops. You think it was just Willie Picton who was killing them?”

In a statement released today, Rev. Annett said,
"I have waited to comment on the attack because of my need to rest and recover, but concerns from many people have prompted me to go public with what happened to me.
"Last Wednesday, January 6, at around 9 am, I was assisting a woman facing eviction collect her belongings at a rooming house at 566 Powell street in Vancouver's downtown eastside. Two men suddenly burst into the room, and one of them, a tall, strongly built Caucasian man named Dave who apparently is the manager of the building and a former employee of the Union Gospel Mission, began punching and kicking me. I received severe bruises on my neck and back, and a bruised and possibly broken rib because of this attack.
"At no time did he or his accomplice, another strongly built Caucasian man who witnessed the beating, say why they were attacking me. The woman who I was assisting is a former sex trade worker who is now homeless, and who in the past has provided me with information concerning the disappearance of women in the downtown eastside.
"This assault occurred just two days after an article I wrote entitled 'Child Trafficking in Beautiful British Columbia' in The Agora newspaper was widely disseminated in the downtown eastside of Vancouver. The article describes the documented complicity of churches, the police and the government in the trafficking of children in protected pedophile networks in B.C. I therefore believe there is a connection between the publicizing of this story and the attack made on me. This incident represents yet another case of repression aimed at community activists by the 2010 Olympic security forces and police, and other unknown parties."
Rev. Annett, who for fifteen years has led the campaign to bring to justice the churches and government responsible for genocide in Canada's Indian Residential Schools, made international news in October 2009 when he held the first memorial service for missing native children outside the Vatican in Rome.
Rev. Annett, school survivors and native elders have also led high profile protests and occupations of churches in Vancouver and Toronto since 2005, and on many occasions Annett has been threatened by church officials and police.
Rev. Annett will be returning to Rome and Europe in April with residential school survivors to confront Pope Benedict over the fate and buried location of thousands of children who died in Catholic Indian schools in Canada.
For more information contact Kevin Annett at: 250-753-3345 or through this email.

 Thank you, from Kevin Annett
Thurs., Jan. 14, 2010
Dear friends,

I am overwhelmed by all of the messages of concern and support sent to me by you after the assault against me. Thank you, especially to Brenda, who made this possible.

I figure the best way for me to show my appreciation is to carry on in my work to expose those responsible for the past and ongoing murder of innocent children in our midst - so I have continued to publish the evidence and name the proven names of perpetrators.

This work is culminating in my next trip to Europe, with residential school survivors, in early April of 2010, when we will be confronting the Pope in Rome and demanding that he and his church repatriate the remains of children who died under their control.

Please follow this campaign on our website www.hiddenfromhistory.org . If you are able to contribute to our efforts to raise $3000 to bring survivors with me to Rome, please contact me at: hiddenfromhistory@yahoo.ca or at 250-753-3345 in Canada.

Strength and love to all of you,

Kevin Annett - Eagle Strong Voice
Occupied Coast Salish territory

Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and present, at this website: www.hiddenfromhistory.org , and watch Kevin's award-winning documentary film UNREPENTANT on the same website.
Posted by brendanorrell@gmail.com at 6:28 PM
20 comments:

Nativi Americani_it said...
This episode of violence is shameful and terrible, I send my support to Kevin Annett and a wish for a speedy recovery, courage Kevin! And soon in Italy! We are with you!
Alessandro, Italy
January 12, 2010 4:07 AM

Anonymous said...
We wish to express our total support of the Annett family, and state for the record that we despise and refuse to accept this unlawful behaviour by any group or individual whether or not connected in an manor to any government or policing or corporate interest. I speak for the enlarged family of Sgt. Major Thomas Knight of the Ottawa police force, a proud and founding member of the policemans union in Canada. We reside from Ottawa to the western shores. His extended family includes McCallum, residing throughout the United states and Canada wide. WE WILL BE ATTENTIVE TO THE BEHAVIOUR OF AUTHORITIES in light of this and other incidents, the coming olympic games and the treatment of all our citizens in Vancover. My name is David McCallum. We are Irish Catholic.
January 13, 2010 9:39 AM

WaterWarCrimes said...
Kevin Annett is a genuine Canadian hero who has done great work that has largely been ignored by mainstream Canadian media.
January 13, 2010 11:32 PM

Anonymous said...
I pray for you Rev Annett..May our Lord, creator of the Universe and all that is true and good, by his son Jesus Christ and all the angels in heaven protect you.
January 13, 2010 11:53 PM

Mariella from Holland said...
This physical attack on Mr. Annett just shows how dangerous he is considered to be.

The cesspit cracked open by him and the victims and eyewitnesses will haunt Church and State for many years to come as the world comes to terms with the gruesome reality of the unimaginable horrors inflicted by Church and State on innocent children.

We now know what they did to indigenous children in Canada and Australia, and who knows where else. What they did was evil, pure and sadistic evil, there is no other way to describe it.

The world is already seething about the institutionalised sexual abuse of children by those in power in the Church. Apparently these days nobody wants to leave their kids alone with a priest anymore.

But when the public begins to fully grasp what church officials did with the Indian, Inuit and Aboriginal children far away in remote locations, removed from their parents and families and kept away from society at large... it will be the end of the church of the pope, with its authoritarian hierarchy.
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Kevin D. Annett
260 Kennedy St.
Nanaimo, B.C.
Canada  V9R 2H8
www.hiddenfromhistory.org

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."--Thomas Paine, "The Age Of Reason"

Read and Hear the truth of Genocide in Canada, past and present, at this website: www.hiddenfromhistory.org , and watch Kevin's award-winning documentary film UNREPENTANT on the same website.

UNREPENTANT: Kevin Annett and Canada's Genocide
- Winner, Best Foreign Documentary Film, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, March 2007, Best Director of a Foreign Documentary, New York Independent Film Festival, October 2006
- Winner, Best Canadian Film, Creation Aboriginal Film Festival, Edmonton, 2009

"As a long time front line worker with the Elders' Council at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre, I stand behind what Kevin Annett is trying to do for our people. The genocide that continues today and which stemmed from the residential schools needs to be exposed. Kevin Annett helps break the silence, and brings the voice of our people all over the world."
Carol Muree Martin - Spirit Tree Woman
Nisgaa Nation

"I gave Kevin Annett his Indian name, Eagle Strong Voice, in 2004 when I adopted him into our Anishinabe Nation. He carries that name proudly because he is doing the job he was sent to do, to tell his people of their wrongs. He speaks strongly and with truth. He speaks for our stolen and murdered children. I ask everyone to listen to him and welcome him."
Chief Louis Daniels - Whispers Wind
Elder, Turtle Clan, Anishinabe Nation
Winnipeg, Manitoba
 
KEVIN ANNETT in Dublin, April 2010 receiving shoes of deceased children =
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI2I_5O9v3c
Kevin Annett speaks about his banning from COOP RADIO, Canada for speaking out against the abuse of the indigenous people there http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=3BF56B7570F83055
Kevin Annett on  Irish Radio April 2010
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F9D50A05E0069A77
Kevin Annett speech UCC 27 Sept. 2010
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=5D085759AAEAA329
Kevin Annet on Alex Jones Jan 2009
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=539790F26105D372
Full film "UNREPENTANT"
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=58D7E7CD617FE382
 
...namaste...b.
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