Anti-BDS Motion – Why Does Canada Sanction Other Countries for Human Rights Violations but Not Israel? By Julie Lévesque Global Research

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Anti-BDS Motion – Why Does Canada Sanction Other Countries for Human Rights Violations but Not Israel?

By Julie Lévesque

Global Research, February 26, 2016

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The international community, speaking through the United Nations, has identified three regimes as inimical to human rights – colonialism, apartheid and foreign occupation… Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem contains elements of all three of these regimes”. – John Dugard, UN’s former Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

This week, the Canadian Parliament overwhelmingly voted in favour of a motion condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

The motion, passed on February 22 by a 229-51 vote, states:

“That, given Canada and Israel share a long history of friendship as well as economic and diplomatic relations, the House reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which promotes the demonization and delegitimization of the State of Israel, and call upon the government to condemn any and all attempts by Canadian organizations, groups or individuals to promote the BDS movement, both here at home and abroad.”

First, there is no such thing as “friendship” between states. States have no friends, they have interests and nothing else.

Second, the BDS movement does not promote “the demonization and delegitimization of the State of Israel,” as the motion puts it, in a very unfactual and questionable manner. The BDS movement promotes international law and Palestinian rights and condemns Israel’s total lack of respect for both.

Despite its emotional and propagandist wording, the motion completely fails to hide the fact that it condemns criticism of human rights violations by Israel. This calls for some explanations.

By condemning a peaceful movement that tries to bring Israel to account, Canada expresses its total disregard for human rights and international law and its sheer hypocrisy when faced with human rights violations.

There are currently 22 states targeted by Canadian sanctions, several of them for human rights violations. And Israel, being Canada’s “friend”, is not one of them, even if the sanctioned countries’ misdeeds pale in comparison to the death and destruction Israel has imposed on Palestinians for decades.

While not one sanction has been imposed on Israel for its war crimes and crimes against humanity, some countries have been sanctioned by Canada simply for “misappropriating state funds.”

There are no words to describe the scale of this hypocrisy, but, we don’t need any since the facts speak for themselves. Before looking at the list of sanctioned countries and the reasons behind their sanctions, it is worth mentioning only a few facts about Israel.

As mentioned in the quote above, Israel’s policies and practices violate the most fundamental human rights of the Palestinians. The Hebrew state has been the subject of at least 77 UN resolutions since 1955, and has been criticized in at least 26 resolutions for its violations of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

In July 2015, a report by Amnesty International found “compelling evidence of serious violations of international humanitarian law by Israeli forces” as well as “strong evidence of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity” during Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza.” Evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity were also found during Operation Cast Lead in 2008.

Of course, most reports from the U.N. as well as the ones from human rights organizations mentioned below pretend to be “balanced” by equally blaming both sides, the Israeli army as well as Palestinian militias. If opinions can be “balanced”, facts, however, cannot, and the scale of death and destruction doesn’t lie. Most, if not all the damage and loss of life occurs on the Palestinian side. Every single time.

These few facts about Operations Cast Lead in 2008 and Protective Edge in 2014 prove it:

Cast Lead:

[B]etween 1,385 and 1,419 Palestinians were killed during Cast Lead, a majority of them civilians, including at least 308 minors under the age of 18. More than 5000 more were wounded. Thirteen Israelis were also killed, including 3 civilians.

According to the UN, 3,540 housing units were completely destroyed, with another 2,870 sustaining severe damage.

More than 20,000 people – many of them already refugees, some two or three times over – were made homeless.

Protective Edge:

At least 2,100 Palestinians were killed, of whom the United Nations identified more than 1,500 as civilians, and approximately 11,000 people, mostly civilians, were injured. The tens of thousands of Israeli attacks caused the vast majority of destruction during the fighting, which left uninhabitable 22,000 homes, displacing 108,000 people, and left hundreds of thousands without adequate water or electricity.

Attacks by Palestinian civilians injured 61 Israeli settlers in the West Bank as of October 31, the UN reported. In addition to the three Israeli teenagers who were killed in June, nine Israeli civilians were killed by Palestinians.

How many dead Israeli civilians compared to Palestinian civilians? How many housing units destroyed in Israel? How many homeless Israelis? Let’s be honest. A truly balanced report would reflect the facts and not try to equally blame both sides. The forces in this conflict as well as the damage done are anything but equal. They are completely disproportionate.

That being said, Israel’s contempt for international law is legend and with this motion, Canadian Parliamentarians have just proven one more time they are bought and sold.

It is now worth taking a look at the countries against which Canada has placed sanctions and why, since all of them, without exception, pale in comparison to Israel’s bloody record.

The list clearly shows how Canada has no credibility whatsoever when it comes to condemning states for their lack of respect for human rights or people who protest against criminal states, for that matter.

Here is the list of the countries sanctioned for human rights reasons. It should be noted that several, if not all, background explanations provided on the Canadian Government web site (in brackets) are totally biased and simplistic, when not pure propaganda.

Belarus: “[D]eteriorating human rights situation.”

This includes “widespread harassment and detention of opposition party campaign workers, the physical assault of senior opposition figures, arbitrary use of state powers to support the incumbent president, pressure on state workers and students to support the President, restrictions on the ability of opposition campaigns to communicate with the electorate, and control of the state media to severely restrict access by opposition candidates.”

What happens it the Occupied Territories is much worse, yet no sanctions against Israel.

Burma: “[G]ravity of the human rights and humanitarian situation…, which threatened peace and security in the entire region.”

Libya: “[V]iolence and the use of force against civilians.”

Day-to-day in the Occupied Territories.

Russia: “Activists were beaten, kidnapped and tortured [in Ukraine]. The Russian government encouraged, and supported, these measures.”

Meanwhile, more and more “Palestinian children [are] beaten and tortured by Israeli security forces while in detention.” Read also Israeli NGO B’Tselem’s report Backed by the System: Abuse and Torture at the Shikma Interrogation Facility.

Sudan: “[H]umanitarian crisis and widespread human rights violations resulting from the conflict in Darfur region”

Syria: “The Syrian Government’s violent crackdown on peaceful protesters led to many civilian deaths and injuries. Thousands of civilians were detained arbitrarily and there were credible reports of summary executions and torture.”

Israel arbitrarily detains Palestinians on a regular basis, including children, and summary executions and torture and common.

According to B’Tselem: “At the end of Dec. 2015, 422 Palestinian minors were held in Israeli prisons as security detainees and prisoners, including 6 administrative detainees.”

According to Human Rights Watch:

“Israeli security forces continued to arrest children suspected of criminal offenses, usually stone-throwing, in their homes at night, at gunpoint; question them without a family member or lawyer present; and coerce them to sign confessions in Hebrew, which they do not understand… As of October 31, Israel held 457 Palestinian administrative detainees without charge or trial, based on secret evidence. Israeli prison authorities shackled hospitalized Palestinians to their hospital beds after they went on long-term hunger strikes to protest their administrative detention.”

Last year, Amnesty International has condemned “what it called a ‘clear pattern’ of… summary killings… as the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces this month [October 2015] rose to at least 61. )

Ukraine: “Activists were beaten, kidnapped and tortured.”

Zimbabwe: “marked escalation in human rights violations and violence directed at the political opposition, a stolen election, the denial of a peaceful democratic transition and a worsening humanitarian situation.”

Other reasons for which Canada has sanctioned countries include:

– “political crisis and conflict” (Yemen, Somalia);

– “violations of ceasefire and hostilities” (Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo);

– “misappropriated state funds” (Egypt, Tunisia);

– “heavy loss of human life and widespread material damage resulting from a conflict” (Eritrea, Somalia);

– “nuclear program” (Sanctions on Iran, which has a nonexistent nuclear program, but none on Israel, which is known to possess between 200 and 400 nuclear warheads.)

– “invasion” (Sanctions on Iraq for the invasion of Kuwait… but no sanctions for the U.S. which has illegally invaded Iraq, among other countries, and of course, no sanctions on Israel for decades of occupation);

– “continued escalation of hostilities” (Lebanon)

– “support for the Revolutionary United Front in Sierra Leone” (Liberia)

– “violation of the constitution and international law” (Ukraine).

– “conducting a test of a nuclear weapon” (North Korea)

– “acts of violence and the increase in acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea against vessels” (Somalia)

– “engaging in violent conflict, much of it along ethnic lines” (South Sudan)

As you probably noticed, none of these countries has been accused of war crimes or crimes against humanity.

Canada imposes sanctions on countries for misappropriated state funds, but regards war criminal state Israel as a “friend” which deserves that it condemns its own citizens for protesting against its supreme crime.

Parliamentarians need to explain this nonsense.

As a member of the United Nations, Canada should, as stated in the U.N. Preamble, “reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and… establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained.”

By voting in favour of this motion, Canadian Parliamentarians have failed to honor their obligations.Miserably.

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The original source of this article is Global Research

Copyright © Julie Lévesque, Global Research, 2016

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KARMA: Ezra Levant, Zionism & the Politics of Deception by Arthur Topham

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KARMA: Ezra Levant, Zionism & the Politics of Deception

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Arthur Topham

“What goes around comes around”

~ modern-day English expression to describe the Buddhist Law of Karma

The recent November 27, 2014 guilty ruling by Justice Wendy Matheson in the defamation lawsuit against Sun News Network’s Zionist Jew propagandist Ezra Levant by Khurrum Awan a Muslim Canadian lawyer came for many as a surprise and a grave disappointment.

What this reflects for those caught up in the deceptive rhetoric of Ezra Levant and his background support network of international Jewry (and those not), is that there are within that sector of people paying attention to Canadian and global politics, two schools of thought when it comes to the issue of freedom of speech or expression; one that sees Levant as the leading spokesperson for freedom of speech and another which views his actions or behaviour as that of the proverbial Trojan Horse – interposed within the Jew media monopoly in order to serve the needs, not of Canada, but of the Israeli agenda which, ultimately, means the ideology of Zionism.

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One aspect of the case which emerged and that played a crucial role in determining to what extent Levant had defamed Khurrum Awan, was the perennial ploy of the Jews and their monopoly media cartel to fling the accusation “anti-Semitic” at anyone who so much as brushes up against their holy of holiest shrines, the state of Israel and its atheistic Zionist ideology. Anything that could possibly relate to that issue, no matter how tangential in nature, should it be deemed critical in any way of the assumed supremacist and racist nature of the Jews-only state, automatically ensures that the author of said critique will be subjected to this self-chosen epithet in order to demean and vilify the writer or speaker and thus render him or her persona non grata in the eyes of the general public and unworthy of further respect or attention.

This method of dealing with Zion’s critics has a long and infamous history; one that for the most part has worked extremely well over the past century and longer to silence and discredit opponents of the Jewish conspiracy for global hegemony. This is why the ruling in Awan/Levant libel case has suddenly and so succinctly delineated the possibility that such success may be on the wain, a very real, shocking and threatening thought for those who have been so adept at flashing that card and automatically expecting to trump any argument presented by the non-Jewish or gentile critic no matter how legitimate, logical or truthful.

This same reaction to Justice Matheson’s ruling could easily be compared with the former controversial sec. 13 Canadian Human Rights Code legislation that was the subject of heated debate for many years until it was finally repealed by the Harper government in 2012 when his handlers (the Jewish lobbyists) realized that such a specious law was in fact a double-edged sword that could be, and was being used against not only the gentile population of critics of Zion but also the Jews themselves.

That said, in the case of myself, another longstanding victim of Levant’s similar bellicose and libellous accusations of being “anti-Semitic”, the ruling came more as a pleasant surprise and along with that sense of satisfaction the hope for a possible turnaround of a decades-long systemic pattern of legal misfeasance on the part of Canada’s judiciary when it comes to finding anyone of Zionist Jew persuasion guilty of a crime (other than that of child porn which is fairly common).

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The reaction by the Zionist media was expected and throughout their news networks and affiliated blogs the feigned cries of outrage were heard resounding across the msm and over the internet. Why this should come as such a shock to Canadians merely illustrates the power of the Zionist press and its tv media to instil their version of “political reality” into the minds of unwary readers and viewers.

Why decent, thoughtful people should be overly upset by the fact that Levant was found guilty of defamation is, in itself, disconcerting given his years of promoting the Zionist agenda of spreading lies and hatred about the Muslim people at the behest of his Zionist controllers who continually feed his fragmented ego and fill his purse with scheckles; an agenda designed to build up a much greater and lethal game plan of inciting the whole of Western nations into a frenzied, unfounded and pathologic hatred of Muslim nations as the pretext for endless, imperialist wars against the people of the Middle East.

For those who haven’t figured out what Zionism is yet (other than the Zionist’s version), coming to terms with Judge Matheson’s decision will be difficult to understand and accept and it’s only through a greater understanding of who Ezra Levant really is that one can begin to fathom the depth of deception that the Canadian public has been subjected to over the past seventy years of media and judicial transgression that has left our nation bereft of any reliable and truthful reference point from which to reasonably and intellectually access what’s going on in our world of politics and law.

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I’ve been following Levant’s meteoric rise to fame and misfortune ever since 2007 when I became embroiled in the sec. 13 drama after B’nai Brith Canada (a Jews-only secret masonic organization) filed a complaint against myself and my website  in November of 2007 with the Canadian Human Rights Commission seeking relief for discriminatory publication under prohibited grounds caught by  Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act claiming that, to wit: The premise of this complaint is a contention that Arthur Topham of Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada and his internet publication known as  Radicalpress.com  contrive to promote ongoing hatred affecting persons identifiable as Jews and/or as citizens of Israel.

It would be advisable for readers to take special note of the last three words in that complaint as they illustrate in no uncertain terms what the Jewish lobby here in Canada wants to establish as law – NO CRITICISM OF ISRAEL! Their same modus operandi is now in play in my current Sec. 319(2) criminal charge of promoting “Hate Propaganda” toward “people of the Jewish religion or ethnic origin“.

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There is so much more to be said about Ezra Levant and the reasons why he’s been elevated to the status that he now holds in Canada’s media and how it ties in with the Harper government, the racist state of Israel and the global pursuits of Zionist juggernaut that wants control of everything from our personal data to the final say in every law and decision ranging from the local to highest branches of international governance on the planet.

I will leave readers with a list of my own critiques of this Zionist stooge who the msm has employed for years to voice the agenda of Israel under the guise of freedom of speech in Canada. Maybe after reading further those still in awe of this Zionist double agent for Israel will come to see him for what he truly is, a traitor to Canada just like his co-conspirator Stephen Harper.

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Further articles on Ezra Levant by Arthur Topham:

Zion’s New Crusaders: Ezra Levant – Muslim Hunting Jew – Rallies Canada’s Zionist Christians in Support of Israel by Arthur Topham July 28, 2014

THE PROFIT EZRA LEVANT: Saviour of the Christians. By Arthur Topham June 20th, 2014

Fighting for Zion and the Freedom to Brainwash Canadians with Ezra Levant by the Radical Press Parody Dept. February 22, 2014

Why I Ought to Sue Ezra Levant November 11, 2012

I HATE ARTHUR TOPHAM! – Ezra Levant on The Source Nov. 8, 2012 November 9, 2012

B’nai Brith Canada: Still Beating the ‘anti-Semitic’, ‘Hate’ Drum November 9, 2012

Zionist Jew Media Campaign to Smear Radical Press November 7, 2012

National(Zionist)Post:Preemptive Hit Smear on Radical Press November 12, 2012

Ezra Levant: Zionist Word-butcher & German Hater By Arthur Topham April 27th, 2009

SMEAR JOB!!! : The Zionist Media’s Mendacious Battle to Control Canada’s Election Agenda By Arthur Topham Sept 29, 2008

The Biggest Threat to Canadian Jewry is Zionism By Arthur Topham August 25, 2008

Free Speech for Jews: A Critique of Ezra Levant’s “Jews for free speech” article By Arthur Topham July 4, 2008

Free Speech in Canada: A Review of the ongoing Lemire, Levant & Steyn cases By Arthur Topham May 18, 2008

How the Canadian Human Rights Commission violates the rule of law by Ezra Levant Commentary by Arthur Topham March 13, 2008

Comments on Ezra Levant’s article “What can be done?” By Arthur Topham January 18, 2008

Regina v Radical Press Legal Update # 22

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Regina v Radical Press Legal Update #22

September 30th, 2014

Dear Free Speech Advocates and Radical Press Supporters,

It has been close to five months (May 7th, 2014) since I last posted a Legal Update on my Sec. 319(2) “Hate Propaganda” CCC charge that commenced back on May 16th, 2012. This is the greatest span of time since I began writing these records where I haven’t had to report on my case but it was a long overdue and necessary break from the onerous, ongoing reality that we know as the legal process here in Canada. The wheels of justice do indeed move at a snail’s pace.

Back in April of this year I was fortunate to have had B.C. Provincial Court Judge, the Honourable Judge Morgan, decide against agreeing to the Crown’s application to impose stringent bail conditions on me which would, in effect, have prohibited any further publishing on RadicalPress.com or any other internet site until after the completion of the upcoming trial in B.C. Supreme Court.

My case having then shifted from the provincial court to the B.C. Supreme Court I returned to Supreme Court on Monday, April 28th, 2014 in order to fix a date for trial. It was then that Crown asked me whether or not I was once again going to apply for a Rowbotham application which is a process that would have, if successful, enabled me to have the case stayed until the Attorney General’s office provided me with legal counsel.

I advised the court that I was planning on reapplying for said application (having done so prior to the preliminary inquiry when it was first refused by the court) and it was at that point that Crown counsel Jennifer Johnston suggested that I be given until September 29th, 2014 to refile all the necessary paperwork and return on the 29th to set a further date for a hearing on the matter.

Given that I had more than sufficient time to reapply I decided to take some time off from all the legal work and focus on regenerating the family garden which  had fallen into neglect over the years due to all the past eight years of legal wranglings with the Canadian Human Rights Commission and now the criminal court of Canada. Apart from our gardens there were numerous other maintenance projects awaiting redress on our 5 acre plot that also require urgent attention.

Nearing the end of June I was beginning to get ahead of the game and began preparing to start the process of applying a second time for a new Rowbotham application. Then, in the beginning of July all hell broke loose in Gaza as the Israeli government once again began beating their war drums and commenced with yet another murderous bombing campaign against the helpless, entrapped Palestinian people slaughtering thousands of innocents and crippling and maiming thousands more as well as destroying much of Gaza’s infrastructure. It was the worse case of unjustified lethal aggression against the Palestinian people to have ever occurred and as a result all of my thoughts about working on another Rowbotham application came to a screeching halt as I decided that covering this gross act of genocide by the Zionist forces against the people of Gaza was much more important than spending endless hours on preparing documents that I intuitively knew would be rejected a second time.

The mainstream media (msm) being dominated by the Zionists there was nothing else left to counter all of their lies and disinformation but to focus on constant efforts to disseminate the truth about what was really going on with respect to Israel’s illegal, immoral, unjust and depraved slaughter of defenceless children and adults in Gaza. Being a part of the alternative news media it became my first and foremost duty to try and provide internet readers with a more balanced perspective on the war. In the process of doing so the months of July and August were consumed and when a lasting truce was finally signed with Hamas there was little time left to begin again on the Rowbotham application.

I contacted Keith Evans, counsel for the BC Attorney General’s office on August 22nd, 2014 alerting him to the fact that I wished to resume the process but instead I received a reply from a Freya Zaltz, Barrister and Solicitor, Constitutional and Administrative Law Group, Minister of Justice / Legal Services Branch who informed me that, “Given that it is already August 22, it’s highly unlikely that a new Rowbotham application could be resolved by September 29, 2014.”

Given this information I then decided to forego applying for the Rowbotham application and replied to Ms. Zaltz on September 2nd, 2014 informing her:

With respect to your comment that “it’s highly unlikely that a new Robotham application could be resolved by September 29, 2014″ I would add, by way of explanation, that the delay in applying was due to the unfortunate actions of the state of Israel and their war on Gaza that began in early July and consumed most of that month plus August.
As my professional responsibilities to my readership at RadicalPress.com required ongoing coverage of this event in order to counter the Zionist media propaganda here in Canada I had to make a decision as to where my priorities would be focussed. My decision was to place Gaza at the forefront, over and above all other considerations. Given the nature of my case and the spurious charges which were brought on by the Zionist Jew lobby B’nai Brith Canada and then approved by your office in November of 2012 I’m sure you can understand why I deemed my actions to be of greater importance than to focus on my own personal circumstances. Had Israel not attacked Gaza when it did I would, in all likelihood, have met the obligations set.
As such, seeing that the application deadline cannot be completed by my next appearance on September 29, 2014, I will forego proceeding with it and let Crown Counsel in Quesnel know of my decision.
That aspect of the case having been terminated I then awaited the court appearance on September 29th, 2014 designed to “fix a date” for the upcoming trial in BC Supreme Court and also to possibly set a hearing date for the former Rowbotham application.
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My dear wife Shastah accompanying me as we appeared at the Quesnel courthouse at 10:00 am on Monday, September 29th, 2014. The Supreme Court Justice appeared on video from somewhere and the proceedings were recorded as per normal. Crown Counsel Jennifer Johnston began by notifying the judge that we were there to set a date for trial and then proceeded to name a couple of time slots when she would be available. Both dates fell in the year 2015. The first suggested date was too early for me given that I am planning  a number of pre-trial Charter applications which will most likely require at least four days of court time to address. That proposed date was in the late spring of 2015. The second date (covering a two week time period) was to commence on October 26th, 2015 and run until November 6th, 2015.

After Crown made her dates known to the judge and I had the opportunity to speak I informed the judge that I would prefer the latter period and then explained to him why I felt I couldn’t be prepared in time to meet the early date. I began by stating that the issues surrounding the case were very complex from the standpoint of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and at the same time also informed the court that I was in consultation with a lawyer from the lower mainland of the province who would be preparing extensive written legal arguments that they would be unable to complete prior to at least March of 2015. As well, I informed the court that my legal counsel would also not be free to appear in Quesnel until at least May of the same year.

Crown Counsel Johnston appeared pleased with the knowledge that I was in consultation with legal counsel and told the court that she had no problem with setting the trial date for October 26th of 2015. She also told the judge that the 10-day schedule trial could possibly be shortened by the fact were I to have legal representation.

The trial date thus being set Crown then asked the judge to set another date for a pre-trial conference with my counsel. That date was set for March 23rd, 2015.

I was very pleased with the outcome as now I will have the time to prepare all the important documents relevant to the case and also have the time to organize an ongoing legal defense fund in order to cover the costs of procuring legal counsel to represent me during both the pre-trial applications and, if needs be, the trial itself. That was all that took place and within a matter of about fifteen minutes my wife and I left the courtroom.

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 The other important notice regarding my case concerns the recent  and rather startling news that the Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) has taken it upon themselves to come out publicly in favour of me as well as challenging Canada’s “Hate Propaganda” laws Sections 319 to 320, calling for their complete and final repeal.

When I first heard of this I was absolutely overwhelmed with a sense of instant relief and thankfulness. After eight long years of battling with the Jewish lobby (B’nai Brith Canada) who were instrumental in laying both the sec. 13(1) “hate crime” complaint against myself and RadicalPress.com back in 2007 plus the current sec. 319(2) CCC “Hate Propaganda” complaint in 2011 that resulted in my arrest and incarceration on May 16th, 2012, the fact that a well-recognized and prestigious mainstream public civil liberties organization such as the OCLA was backing up my right to freedom of expression, petitioning BC’s Attorney General, the Hon. Suzanne Alton to retract her consent to the spurious charges, and tackling the final stronghold of the forces of Orwellian internet “freedom of speech” repression, i.e. Sections 318 to 320 of the Canada’s Criminal Code, was almost beyond belief.

This sudden turn of events has been a game changer and is comparable to having a D-9 Caterpillar appear on the legal/media playing field in my favour to level off what’s been a definite bumpy, one-sided, stacked deck of silence and collusion in favour of the Zionist lobby, their mainstream media cartel and the courts. As such, on behalf of my wife and myself, I wish to publicly express my deepest sense of gratitude to the OCLA for having come to this important and prescient decision; one that is bound to affect all Canadians and, should their campaign prove successful, ensure that the future of Canada’s media, both msm and alternative, will remain free and open and democratic and not subject to political interference from any special interest groups.

I would like at this point to add the latest statement on this matter from OCLA which was sent out by Joseph Hickey, Executive Director, Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA):

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Dear OCLA Supporter,

Please take a moment to read and consider signing OCLA’s petition in defence of the civil rights of Arthur Topham, a BC man who is currently being prosecuted under a “Hate Propaganda” section of Canada’s Criminal Code. The petition is online at the following link: http://www.change.org/p/hon-suzanne-anton-attorney-general-of-bc-jag-minister-gov-bc-ca-hon-suzanne-anton-retract-your-consent-for-the-criminal-proceedings-against-mr-arthur-topham?utm_source=guides&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=petition_created

OCLA has the position that sections 318 to 320 of the Criminal Code should be repealed. These sections allow egregious violations of the civil rights of liberty, just process, and freedom of expression. Under these provisions, a person can be jailed without the Crown being required to prove any actual harm to a single identified individual.

Mr. Topham was arrested in front of his spouse, detained, subjected to a home-invasive seizure, and faces jail time if convicted, for expressing his highly unpopular views.

OCLA’s public statement on this matter is available at: http://ocla.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/OCLA-statement-re-Arthur-Topham.pdf

Please read OCLA’s letter to the BC Attorney General asking her to withdraw her consent for this prosecution, which is available at: http://ocla.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/2014-09-24-Letter-OCLA-to-AG-of-BC.pdf

 

Yours truly,

 

Joseph Hickey
Executive Director
Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) http://ocla.ca
613-252-6148 (c)

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire

In closing I would ask all readers to assist both the OCLA and myself in achieving the highest number of signatures and comments on the OCLA petition to Hon. Suzanne Alton as humanly possible and to pass this information on to as many other people and blogsites and news sites as possible. The OCLA has taken a courageous and valiant step forward in our battle to retain our Charter rights to Freedom of Expression. It may be our last chance to change this draconian legislation using peaceful, lawful means. Please take advantage of this opportunity for the sake of all Canadians both present and of future generations.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Arthur Topham
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Canada’s Radical News Network
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My court battle has now moved to an actual trial by judge and jury in the British Columbia Supreme Court. In doing so it places a far greater emphasis on my having to obtain legal counsel and/or advice from legal counsellors, which ultimately requires funding. 

The trial will be a major battle in the upcoming legal war to rid Canada of all the Section 318 to 320 “Hate Propaganda” legislation now in the Canadian Criminal Code. The outcome of this trial will, in all likelihood, determine whether or not Canadians will retain their right to publish the truth on the Internet about any and all injustices that may befall our country. 

I DO NEED YOUR HELP NOW MORE THAN EVER!!!  

Please consider a donation to the Radical Press Free Speech Defence Fund.

My PayPal button is on my website at http://www.RadicalPress.com

If you can’t send a donation via PayPal please consider sending one through Canada Post to:

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Remember that every bit helps (all of us).

Thank you.

Arthur Topham

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How Canada’s NDP enables and seeks to participate in the Israel genocide of Gaza By Denis G. Rancourt

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It is no longer a question of serious debate whether Israel’s intentions and actions constitute genocide, versus less serious crimes against humanity, or simple war crimes [1]. The Israeli establishment, Jewish Israeli citizens, and some prominent members of the Jewish diaspora all expressly call for genocide (extermination, cleansing, “mowing the grass”, etc.). Op-Eds and media statements by Israeli government officials are explicit. Thus, Israel’s actions since 1948 need not speak for themselves, although the actions themselves do speak plenty loud enough. [2][3][4]

All three major Canadian political parties (Conservatives, Liberals, NDP) directly enable the Israel genocide against Palestinians by:

  1. staunchly refusing to condemn Israel for its now-routine mass slaughters in Gaza, or for its latest and most brazen mass slaughter in Gaza of the last month;
  2. expressly, repeatedly, and glibly insisting that Israel — the aggressor, occupier, and perpetrator — has a “right to defend itself”;
  3. accepting and enforcing the US-Israel stance that the forefront formation of Palestinian resistance — Hamas, the elected representatives of Gazans — is a “terrorist” organization;
  4. using this contrived classification of Hamas as a false pretext for allowing the Israel genocide to continue unimpeded, and as a pretext to prevent any meaningful negotiations by allowing Hamas to be excluded from all settlement discussions.

The Green party also plays this role admirably well.

But mostly one has to admire the Conservatives for being consistently vehement with their support for the terrorist state of Israel, whereas the others are pathetic in the apologetic tone of their public statements in support of Israeli crimes, and in their sustained attempts to deceive their potential supporters.

And it is an obvious question to ask how it is that all these parties follow the exact same script? It’s almost like there is an edict being decreed from some unseen body, otherwise known as the Israel Lobby — the US-Empire’s de facto whip on the Empire’s Middle East policy [3].

Back to the NDP. In trying to deceive concerned Canadian citizens while serving the Israeli project of genocide, the Zionist Thomas Mulcair (leader of the NDP) is testing a particularly disturbing tactic: He wants to “bring injured children from Gaza to Canada for treatment” [5][6][7]. Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is apparently allowing himself to be used in this way, and is fully participating in the proposed scheme [5][6][7].

The NDP would have us follow Dr. Abuelaish who “rejected the politics of hatred and revenge, and instead committed himself to reconciliation and love” [5]. Translated, in its context I take this to mean: to not condemn Israel for its abominable on-going crimes, including incremental genocide, and, instead, to remove children from Gaza in a vast guilt-alleviation scam rather than demand that the blockade be lifted immediately so that all Gazans can begin to benefit from improved medical care and healthier living conditions.

As far as I can tell, this latest public-image-management scheme is not something that originated from Gazan civil society, or from the victims themselves and their extended families. Such systematic child removal is an ethical nightmare: How could this crass proposal have been cooked up and why? Have any of the MDs who want to participate ever asked to volunteer in Gaza, or have they ever spoken out against the Israeli crimes against humanity in Gaza? On so on.

This is lower than low: “Let’s save Gazan children by bringing a token 100 of them to modern medicine in Toronto! Let’s put all the needed diplomatic and logistical resources into this scheme rather than sending aid to Gaza to the people in the field who best know the priorities of what is needed.”

One of the possible defining characteristic of genocide is “Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group” [1]. Arguably, this is the only characteristic of genocide that racist-Israel had not yet materialized. It would appear that it took Canadian multiculturalism and the NDP — benefiting from Canada’s extensive experience from its own highly successful genocide against the First Peoples [2] — to bring us there.

Bravo Thomas.

To me, the NDP scheme is repugnant, à la Zionist Mulcair, and it shows how naive the Canadian public has become (at least the potential supporters of the NDP) that such projects can be proposed for public consumption, and seriously be echoed in some media, without critical analysis. Have we gone mad?

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Endnotes

[1] See the definitions of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes given in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Articles 5 to 8.

[2] “Israel’s attempted genocide must fail — Lessons from Canada’s genocide” by Denis G. Rancourt, July 29, 2014; http://activistteacher.blogspot.ca/2014/07/israels-attempted-genocide-must-fail.html — and at Dissident Voice.

[3] “The Intended Roles of the Israel-Lobby and of Israel in the US-Empire are Incompatible with Peace” by Denis G. Rancourt,July 30, 2014; http://activistteacher.blogspot.ca/2014/07/the-intended-roles-of-israel-lobby-and.html — and at Dissident Voice.

[4] “Israel-US has interrupted its slaughter in Gaza only to press forward with its genocide” by Denis G. Rancourt, August 6, 2014; http://activistteacher.blogspot.ca/2014/08/israel-us-has-interupted-its-slaughter.html — and at Dissident Voice.

[5] “Act now to help bring injured children from Gaza to Canada for treatment” NDP petition started in the last few days; http://petition.ndp.ca/children-from-Gaza

[6] “Canadians can help to heal wound in the Holy Land — Canadians should help save 100 children wounded in Gaza by bringing them here to be treated, says Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish” Toronto Star, July 30, 2014; http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/07/30/canadians_can_help_to_heal_wound_in_the_holy_land.html

[7] This entire blog article is, obviously, an opinion piece. The author does not question that Dr. Abuelaish authentically holds well-meaning personal motives. The author does not know Dr. Abuelaish. This article is meant as sociopolitical analysis in an attempt to understand the mechanisms of complicity and of cover-up regarding Israel’s abominable on-going crimes, which operate in Canada.

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Dr. Denis G. Rancourt is a former tenured and Full Professor of physics at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is known for his applications of physics education research (TVO Interview). He has published over 100 articles in leading scientific journals, and has written several social commentary essays. He is the author of the book Hierarchy and Free Expression in the Fight Against Racism. While he was at the University of Ottawa, he supported student activism and opposed the influence of the Israel lobby on that institution, which fired him for a false pretext in 2009: LINK

So You Thought the Green Party was Different from the rest, eh? By Arthur Topham

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So you though the Green Party of Canada was different from the rest, eh? Well, no surprises here at Radical Press.

Given the current political climate in the former independent, sovereign democracy known as Canada and now recognized around the world as just another Zionist occupied, Jew controlled asset of Israel and the Rothschild banking cartel; the same cartel, mind you, that created the Jewish Central Banking System that’s now devastating the economies of the world; the false flag “US FEDERAL RESERVE” which is, in reality, just a consortium of private Jew banks that have put millions of gentiles or what they call goy or goyim (cattle) into massive and endless, un-repayable debt slavery; and that played the decisive role in creating that that little Zionist hell hole in the middle of Arab territory 66 years ago that’s now become the eyesore and embarrassment of the whole human race and what we once so proudly referred to as “civilization”.

At first it appeared that only Harper and the Conservatives were the lackeys of the Israeli Jews given their overt and unabashed subservience to that criminal “state” and all the media hype about it in the Jew controlled media here in Canada.

Then when Israel went ballistic once again in July and began yet another massive military attack on the defenceless citizens of Gaza the issue of who “STANDS WITH ISRAEL” and who doesn’t suddenly took on a whole new dimension.

It was after Israel began their high-tech, killing of Gazan men, women and children that the issue of obeisance and allegiance to that foreign, rogue state suddenly took on greater importance as average Canadians, outraged and incensed by both Israel’s pathological behaviour and Harper’s hyper cheerleading of the senseless slaughter, finally realized that the Conservatives were just as callous and crazy and criminal as the Jews in Israel and so they began to cast their eyes toward the other federal parties in search of some sanity, fairness and a sense of humanitarianism, compassion and justice.

Those on the left side of the political spectrum turned to the obvious choice and voice of the socialist ideal – the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP), hoping to find there an opposing perspective on the issue of Israel’s outlandish slaughter of innocent Palestinians; something to act as a counterweight to the blatant imbalance that the country was witnessing in the shameful and degrading behaviour of the Harper Conservative government. Sadly, they were again disappointed to find that the leader of the NDP, Thomas Mulcair, was just another Zionist face hiding behind a beard and forked tongue mouthing the same old Zionist lies that Harper’s been spewing forth for years now.

On the other hand the more liberal-minded Canadians cast a longing gaze at the new federal Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau, again thinking that he, of all the federal leaders, would be the one that patriotic Canadians long for. He, above all the rest, would surely STAND UP FOR CANADA rather than for the war-mongering maniacs in Israel who are blowing little kids heads off and acting like psychopathic monstrosities out of some low grade Hollywood horror movie. But, alas, no, once again they were disillusioned to find that even Justin the Just was just another zio agent, paid flunky of Israhell, posturing as best he could yet still, after all was said and done, STANDING FOR ISRAEL rather than for Canada and a neutral, common sense and decent foreign policy. He was just another sycophant of the Jew lobby B’nai Brith Canada and one more traitor to the nation.

Well, it appeared that after striking out three times the country was left with only one choice and one leader left in the house – Elizabeth May of the federal Green Party of Canada. With the other three parties brown-nosing Zionist toadies and losers here was a golden opportunity for May and her band of Greenies to come to the fore and take an affirmative stand in support of the Palestinian people, world peace and justice. The Fourth Way so to speak and the final chance for Canada to redeem its former image as a truly democratic and peace-loving nation.

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But now it appears that all is lost here in Canada as recent revelations show that May’s President of the Green Party of Canada, Paul Estrin, has revealed himself to be the latest and the final Zio-stake to be pounded into the heart of dying nation.

Now this is pure speculation on my part but over the many years of researching the subject of political Zionism and the Jewish Question I’ve cast my eye upon hundreds of faces of Jews and Paul Estrin’s face bares a striking resemblance to many of the self-chosen who I’ve seen before. I tried to find out if he was, in fact, a Jewish dual citizen but to date haven’t been successful. Possible someone reading this article will be able to point me in the right direction. But regardless of whether Estrin is actually Jewish or merely a shabez goy, he definitely made his position clear in an article, Why Gaza Makes me Sad, which was posted on the blog section of the Green Party of Canada’s website and which clearly states that he, as President of the party, is most assuredly someone who STANDS FOR ISRAEL.

Of course not all Greenies are obscenies who revel in and relish what Israel sees as its divine right to slaughter anyone and everyone who stands in its way of taking over the whole of middle east from the Nile to the Euphrates. Some of the more sensitive and sane of the lot called Estrin on his traitorous words and before you could say, “the moon is made out of green cheese”, the shyte hit the fan and the Jew media hopped on the story and now the Greens have managed to present their face to the world and, tragically, its covered with green slime and blood and gore and bits of little Palestinian baby parts sliding from its incredulous countenance. And Elizabeth May is suddenly caught in the ensuing media storm and struggling to preserve her image and the image of her party as one of conscientious, peace-loving, concerned, environmentally-sensitive, responsible people.

I don’t envy her one iota at this time and I think her reaction to Estrin’s pro-Israel article wasn’t forceful enough nor was it honest enough to convince Canadians that his Zionist leanings are merely the opinion of one person and that they don’t reflect Green Party policy.

May, as leader, cannot possibly be that disconnected from the second most influential person in her party that she’s unaware of his position with respect to Israel, the Jews, Zionism and the tragic conditions that the Palestinian people are forced to exist under. I don’t buy it for a second. It’s beyond dispute that these two individuals have spend countless hours in close collusion and discussion on issues such as the behaviour of the racist, apartheid state of Israel and its absolutely abysmal and inexcusable behaviour toward its neighbour Palestine. It’s virtually impossible to conceive of these two people not knowing each other’s deepest thoughts and opinions on matters such as these. Given such an assertion, for May to not have immediately fired or dismissed Estrin outright for his traitorous betrayal of Canada, is indefensible and a clear indication that she’s playing politics with the issue and not being honest or forthright to either her party members or Canadians as a whole.

For all the mealy-mouthed rhetoric that’s coming forth from all four of these Zionist Israel apologists the whole lot of them ought to resign and beg forgiveness of the people of Canada for having fallen prey to the siren songs of the Jewish lobbyists, Israeli sophistry, and the ‘power of the purse’ and their media that hold such psychic sway over the minds of Canada’s political ‘leaders’.

From all appearances thus far it looks like we’re right back at square one with another federal election looming in the not too distant future and not a single political party with any sound moral or ethical principles to choose from. What’s left for the electorate of Canada? The Rhino Party? The Canadian Action Party? Or possibly the Canadian People’s Party?

Canada has a lot of navel gazing to do over the next year and a lot of work ahead of her to regain her dignity and her place in the global community. I pray that she gets on with the task as soon as possible and that we rid our Zionist infected nation of all parties who support the blood thirsty New World Order ideology of Israel and Zionism.

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Anti-Zionist Rad Ad in Support of Palestine and World Peace

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