NDP Thomas Mulcair’s chutzpah typical of pro-Zionist Israeli sycophants Letter to Editor by Ian V. Macdonald

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HP -The hatchet man for the firing of the decent Christian Morgan Wheeldon was one Brad Lavigne (Levine?) who came out of nowhere to do the dirty work and quickly crawled back into his hole to continue as an “advisor”. I bet there are plenty of dubious skeletons in the supposedly clean NDP’s closet, including the comment by Stephen Lewis that if there should be a war between Canada and Israel, his son would be on the Israeli side. IV

From: ianvmacdonald@aol.com
To: letters@nationalp0st.com
Sent: 2016-04-07 6:25:11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Mulcair’s chutzpah

April 7, 2016
Editor
NATIONAL POST
Toronto

Dear Sir

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At the time of the NDP leadership convention, July, 2012, a Canadian Jewish watchdog association opposed the election of Thomas Mulcair as leader on the grounds that he was financed by the Israeli Lobby and that his primary loyalty was to the State of Israel. He thereby faced a conflict of interest unacceptable for a Party that claimed to be 100% pro-Canadian and, unlike the older parties, relied on donations from the “little people”, as distinct from corrupting, self-serving “capitalist” donors. Mulcair’s undivided loyalty to Israel was not a public, nor even a party, issue at the time, but burst out during the Federal election campaign with Mulcair’s sordid firing of Morgan Wheeldon, one of his party’s most enthusiastic and effective candidates, for once allegedly having criticized the Israeli Occupation. The fact that the firing was a knee-jerk reaction, with no hearing for the popular candidate, must have shaken even the most dedicated Party members to the core, and stopped idealistic potential new supporters in their disillusioned tracks!.

Such perfidious action, showing more concern over Israeli sensitivities than over the reputation of his own party, would have been sufficient to reverse the growing electoral momentum, but there were other serious mistakes, perhaps contrived, that reflected acquiescence to Lobby pressure, the most decisive being the failure of the NDP to exploit Prime Minister Harper’s “love affair with Israel” and grovelling to rabbis that left the PM open to ridicule and charges of outrageously poor judgement in the damage the “alliance” did to Canada’s self-respect and image as a sovereign nation. Add to these negatives the confusion of the meaningless “Change” platform and Mulcair’s decision not to have the good grace to apologize and resign, and the recent headline “Mulcair looking for 70%” at the Leadership Convention (see NP April 6. 2016) must be seen as well beyond chutzpah.

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I wrote to most senior NDP officials, beginning 2014, saying that retaining Mulcair as leader was a prime case of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. I received a reply from only one, the righteous Paul Dewar, who ironically was defeated. He attempted to explain his Party’s support of the rape and dispossession of Libya by NATO and murder of its enlightened pro-Canadian, anti-Israel Leader, who had done more for his people than any leader in history – yet another campaign opportunity left unexploited. With this record of treachery to both Party and nation, Mulcair should be lucky to get 7%, not 70, at the forthcoming Leadership Convention.

As ever,

Ian V. Macdonald
Ottawa ON

NDP Senior Policy Advisor Brad Levine: One Lousy Chess Player and Israeli Sycophant by Ian V. Macdonald

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In a message dated 2015-10-14 4:02:28 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, ianvmacdonald@aol.com writes:

HP – this is a follow-up to my letter to Brad Lavigne/Levine which is intended for circulation among the campaign planners but probably will be stifled before it gets very far.  Failure to play the Israel card, Harper’s Achilles’ heel, was a god-send for the Conservatives and will have raised questions in the minds of voters who had seen the NDP as a party of integrity and genuine alternative to the corrupt older parties.  IV

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From: Ianvmacdonald <ianvmacdonald@aol.com>

To: info <info@ndp.ca>

Sent: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 1:48 am

Subject: Fwd: Open, read, forward to 5 friends

IMPORTANT AND URGENT

To Rebecca and all other NDP campaign managers

Re: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

Herewith my letter to Brad Lavigne with an accompanying note to an RCAF veteran and Foreign Service colleague.  Both of us were prepared to give our lives in WWII to preserve our freedom and both are extremely disappointed with the abandonment of the high standard of politics in Canada, once prevailing, to the lobby-driven, unprincipled, self-serving older parties of today who have deprived us of our rights, notably the right to Freedom of Expression.  We saw the NDP as an opportunity to restore the traditional values but now realize that the Party is also in the grip of the Enemy Within, as evidenced by the shameless betrayal of the worthy, principled Morgan Wheeldon for valid criticism of Israel, the war-mongering apartheid state and world crime centre.  

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This was a serious error in judgement by the NDP, made worse by scrupulous avoidance of attacking Harper where he is most vulnerable, namely on his embarrassing “love affair” and traitorous alliance with the Jewish state.  The PM’s suspicious adulation of Israel has damaged our image, economy and security, to say nothing of our self-respect. just as its emulation by the NDP will have damaged the credibility of the Party among millions of otherwise well-disposed voters who seek genuine change, not “Harper with a beard”.

Ian Macdonald

455 Wilbrod Street

Ottawa

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HP – It would be interesting to learn how Brad Lavigne (aka Levine?) suddenly appeared on the scene and seems to have taken over, judging by his ability to fire the innocent and effective campaigner Morgan Wheeldon who could have been a valuable asset to the Party, even a prospective leader.  Mulcair could have intervened on Morgan’s behalf but apparently condoned the unjust firing. He could have used the criticism of Morgan to great advantage by condemning Conservative smear tactics and ridiculing Harper’s love affair with Israel and the Rabbis, but did not do so, a silence that casts a shadow on his integrity and by extension that of his Party.  

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If the NDP also is beholden to the Israeli Lobby, which is not wholly implausible since Jews financed Mulcair’s leadership campaign, then the only independent party left is the Green Party, and who knows how long before they are also compromised?  We should take warning from  the Americans’ experience – they have it even worse, with Jews openly running the Government, and practically everything else, for that matter.  IV.  

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From: Ianvmacdonald <ianvmacdonald@aol.com>

To: info <info@ndp.ca>

Cc: dewar.p <dewar.p@parl.gc.ca>

Sent: Wed, Oct 7, 2015 2:40 pm

Subject: Re: Open, read, forward

For Brad Lavigne, Senior Policy Advisor, NDP       PERSONAL – URGENT

Dear Brad,

Re: Spreading the word on the “path to victory”  (“Forward to 5 friends”)

I share your antipathy to the prospect of continued rule by the Harper Government and was a very strong supporter of the NDP as the only hope to restore honest government to the country.  I offered my advice (mainly to Paul Dewar) on issues which would expose the Conservatives to ridicule, and contempt, or worse.  I was well qualified to do so since as head of policy planning for a major Federal department I had access to documents and to other senior officials who were privy to information not available to the media or Opposition.  I also had first hand knowledge of the Middle East and Libya (among dozens of other markets). 

My research on our Middle East relations intensified after my retirement.  The most significant finding was confirmation of the astonishing extent to which both the Conservative and Liberal Parties have fallen under direct control of the Israeli Lobby.  Israel is a foreign power, apartheid state and World Crime Centre whose warmongering and subversion have caused Canada many tens of billions of dollars in lost earnings.  Harper’s military alliance with the ScheissStat could cost us much more, including Canadian lives, both military and civilian.

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You can imagine my disillusionment therefore when I learned of the arbitrary firing of dedicated and enthusiastic Morgan Wheeldon, NDP candidate for Kings-Hants, N.S., on the basis of an anonymous and irrelevant complaint of a Conservative sympathizer, that Morgan failed to support Israel!. Conservatives would have applauded the action, although it is doubtful that even Harper, no matter how vexed, would have reacted so crudely and cruelly in the circumstances, knowing the traditional Canadian sympathy for fair play and the underdog.

According to the media you, Brad, were the instigator of this monumental faux pas which, as a Senior Consultant, you would have known would alienate many voters, not least of all thinking Jews who found themselves jeopardized and embarrassed by the demonstration of their inordinate influence, even over the Party whose integrity had always been taken for granted.  Since you personally have shattered that image that was the Party’s most valuable asset, I shall decline to forward any message over your name, lest I contaminate my own.

My advice to you would be to apologize for betraying a loyal comrade, urge his reinstatement and resign.  You should have no difficulty in finding a rewarding post with the grateful Conservative Party.

With kind regards,

Ian

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From: Brad Lavigne <info@ndp.ca>

To: Ian Macdonald <ianvmacdonald@aol.com>

Sent: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 12:20 pm

Subject: Open, read, forward

Ian,

This election is about change – and we can’t bring change to Ottawa unless we defeat Stephen Harper.

Here’s why Tom Mulcair is the leader to do it:

In the last election, we won 103 seats and today, Tom Mulcair needs just 35 more to defeat Stephen Harper.

The Liberals are much further behind – they need to win 100 more seats to form government. That is not a realistic path to victory.

Our path is much simpler. Building on our continued strength in Quebec, New Democrats are poised for breakthroughs in Southwestern Ontario, British Columbia, Atlantic Canada, the north, and right across the Prairies.

That’s why Tom is in Southwestern Ontario right now for six rallies in one day. Yes, you read that right – six rallies, one day, all in Conservative battlegrounds.

Check out where we are today – and the blue seats Tom is turning orange:

 

This election is going to be extremely close, one in which every vote counts.

The results of the last election and our current numbers on the ground tell us we can win our target ridings – now I need you to spread the word.

Forward this email to your friends and family – then ask them to commit to vote to defeat Stephen Harper with Tom Mulcair:

http://www.ndp.ca/commit

Thanks – and more to come,

Brad

Brad Lavigne

Senior Campaign Advisor

Canada’s New Democrats

 

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NDP purge of pro-Palestine candidates plays into Harper’s hands By Justin Podur

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NDP purge of pro-Palestine candidates plays into Harper’s hands

By

Justin Podur

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The Conservative Party is on the hunt, and with the help of the NDP and Liberals, they are cleansing Canadian politics of anyone who might think of Palestinians as human beings.

In the first weeks of the election campaign, two NDP politicians have had to distance themselves from statements about facts that are utterly obvious to anyone who knows Israel/Palestine, one nominated candidate has had to resign, and many more NDP members have been blocked by the party from seeking nominations to run for office.

Quebec NDP candidate Hans Marotte expressed past support for the first Palestinian intifada, a mass movement against Israel’s occupation to which Israel responded with the “broken bones” policy of violent repression. When the Conservatives dug up his comments, Marotte said it was proof they couldn’t find anything more recent. He didn’t recant, but he was effectively silenced.

Ontario NDP candidate Matthew Rowlinson had to issue a statement apologizing for signing an “incendiary and inaccurate” letter that included the documented and provable claim that ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is ongoing in Jerusalem. The “inaccurate” part of the letter said that Israel seeks a Jerusalem free of Palestinians. As for “incendiary,” we would do better to look at some of the weapons Israel deploys against Palestinians — more on that to come.

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Then there are those who have been dumped by the party. Nova Scotia NDP candidate Morgan Wheeldon had to resign for calling Israel’s 2014 attack on Gaza, which killed more than 2,200 people including more than 500 children, a war crime. NDP member Syed Hyder Ali, who had wanted to run in Edmonton, was told to withdraw his name — because he also said that Israel was guilty of war crimes. Jerry Natanine of Nunavut, the mayor of Clyde River, was tossed because, in his words, “I often side with the Palestinians because of all the hardship they are facing and because nothing is being re-built over there.”

Out of date, out of touch

Those who wrote to the party about Morgan Wheeldon’s forced resignation were treated to an incredibly out-of-date, out-of-touch email response, in which Wheeldon was accused of “minimiz[ing] the horror of violence targeting civilians,” which is “unacceptable and contrary to NDP policy, which condemns terrorism.” The party reply also repeats that the NDP supports “a two-state solution that would see Palestinians and Israelis living side by side in independent states.”

The tortured language of this reply to disgruntled supporters is a consequence of muddled thinking. In 2014, it was very clear that the monstrously outmatched Palestinian fighters were focused on military targets. Of 72 Israeli casualties, 66 were soldiers. The “horror of violence targeting civilians” was experienced mainly by Palestinians. Is the NDP saying that what Israel is doing to Palestinian civilians can be justified by “terrorism,” which presumably refers to the use of rockets by Palestinians (and not the use of heavy artillery and bombs by Israel)?

He should be clear that these circumstances include the high-tech slaughter of children.

NDP policy is at least a decade out of date. No one in Israel is interested in a two-state solution or a peace process. Israel took a decision just over a decade ago to “freeze” the peace process. Since then, Israel’s war against the Palestinians has continuously expanded, with attacks on Gaza’s trapped, defenceless population in 2006, 2008-2009, 2012, and 2014.

To be fair, Wheeldon’s Facebook posts, which mentioned the bombings of buses by Hamas, were also a decade out of date. The last bus bombing by Hamas was around 2005, and in the ten years since, the organization — labeled “terrorist” by all parties in Canada — has focused increasingly on confronting the vastly more powerful Israeli military, while that military has focused its incredible firepower on Palestinian civilians. It may also be worth mentioning that Hamas has been fighting against ISIS in Gaza, and has lost lives doing so, while there is de facto collaboration between Israel and al-Qaeda in Syria, as Asa Winstanley and others have reported.

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The NDP’s response reveals that it does not understand Israel/Palestine today. How might the NDP go about gaining such an understanding?

There is Amnesty International and Forensic Architecture’s Gaza Platform, which has data on every bomb and shell that Israel launched into Gaza in its 2014 attack. It reveals a pattern of attack that is hard to explain in any way except as the targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure. It was built as an accountability tool, in the hopes that justice will eventually be done, and that those responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians, the destruction of thousands of homes, and the deliberate targeting of hospitals, schools, medical personnel, and UN facilities will face some kind of legal consequences.

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There are statistics, like the fact that infant mortality in Gaza has risen for the first time in 50 years, thanks to Israel’s siege on the territory it has attacked three times in the past six years. Or the fact that life expectancy for Palestinians is 10 years shorter than for Israelis. Or the fact that Israel decided almost a decade ago, explicitly, to limit the number of calories available to people in Gaza — to “put them on a diet.”

Only one side, the Israeli side, controls every detail of every Palestinian life in Gaza and the West Bank.

There is Mads Gilbert’s new book, Night in Gaza, in which the Norwegian doctor who has spent many years visiting Gaza describes the 2014 attack as the worst he’s seen. The book shows pictures of the heroic medics and doctors who try to save lives and treat injuries as Israel tests new kinds of shrapnel on Gaza’s children. Gilbert describes what he saw as “infanticide.” He notes that, with a median age of 18, more than half of Gaza’s 1.5 million people are children. Those children are not allowed to leave — they are sealed in behind a wall on three sides and a navy patrolling the sea on the other. Israel has imprisoned them. Gaza, notes Gilbert, is not just a prison, but a child prison.

When Mulcair says, as he did in 2008, that he is “an ardent supporter of Israel in all situations and circumstances,” he should be clear that these circumstances include the high-tech slaughter of children, the imprisonment of children, the imposition of of caloric intake formulas for children, and increased infant mortality and reduced life expectancy. By a matter of simple logic, these are all things that Thomas Mulcair supports.

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There is Max Blumenthal’s book, The 51 Day War, with its harrowing tales of Palestinians people herded by Israeli soldiers at gunpoint into a house and forced to stay there in the house at gunpoint until the house is bombed and dozens of people are killed.

There is also Harvard economist Sara Roy’s article, which includes a quote summarizing Israel’s approach to Gaza: “No development, no prosperity, no humanitarian crisis.”

Then there is the Israeli side, for which the required reading is Breaking the Silence’s report, “This is How We Fought in Gaza.” It includes testimonies from Israeli soldiers about what they did in Gaza last year. Every single one of them — and there are 111 — is shocking in some way. Choose a few at random. Maybe read about the soldiers’ songs, like “Palestinians only sing the chorus as they have no verses (houses) left” (testimony 1). Or read about the targeting protocols, about how decisions to fire on buildings were made (testimony 51):

“Throughout the entire operation there was a sort of building far away near the coastline… it wasn’t a threat to us, it had nothing to do with anybody, it wasn’t part of the operation… but that building was painted orange, and that orange drove my eyes crazy the entire time. I’m the tank gunner, I control all the weapons systems … So I told my platoon commander ‘I want to fire at that orange house’, and he told me: ‘Cool, whatever you feel like’, and we fired.”

It is playing the right’s game, which it can’t win.

After a few testimonies, readers can take a break and watch a video of Israeli protesters chanting another song outside the hospital of a Palestinian hunger striker: “Why is there no studying in Gaza? Because they have no children left!” Spend some time looking at some terrifying tweets from last year by teenagers taking selfies with captions including “Death to the Arabs.”

Remember that Israeli newspapers are running columns with headlines like “When Genocide is Permissible,” and Israeli politicians call Palestinian children “little snakes.” And anyone thinking that indifference to civilian lives or hateful, racist, and genocidal beliefs are common to both sides might remember that only one side, the Israeli side, controls every detail of every Palestinian life in Gaza and the West Bank, from where they can and can’t go to their very caloric intake.

Playing the right’s game

Israel is heading in an ever-more genocidal direction towards the Palestinians. Support for this move is only possible for those who give up any pretence of anti-racism, universal human rights, anti-militarism, and democracy. It is only possible, in other words, on the right side of the political spectrum.

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On the other side of the spectrum, the pro-Palestine movement and Palestinian civil society are working on a rights-based, not a solutions-based, framework, and are working towards boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS). Many Canadian politicians have heard of the BDS movement, at least for long enough to denounce it. Mulcair, for example, has said that he finds BDS “grossly unacceptable,” as one might expect of someone who ardently supports Israel in every situation and circumstance.

If the progressive position supporting BDS is grossly unacceptable, perhaps Mulcair might find more acceptable Hamas’s conditions for a 10-year truce with Israel: an end to the siege of Gaza and the opening of a seaport, an airport, and the land crossing into Egypt. This is actually far short of the NDP’s quaint espousal of a two-state solution, since the occupation would continue. But all the same, for the NDP to call for the opening of Gaza and the freeing of 750,000 children from prison in today’s context would be politically significant indeed. It won’t happen for exactly that reason.

These may be the evil political calculations that have to be made in order to succeed electorally. But here is something to consider. If the NDP purges the progressive, pro-Palestine voices from its party out of fear of supporters of Israel’s ever-escalating violence against the Palestinians, it is playing the right’s game, which it can’t win. Israel’s national politics, which has drifted so far to the right that to call someone a leftist is an insult (and “punch a lefty, save the homeland” and “good night, left side” are slogans chanted at pro-war demonstrations), could teach the NDP something about how this works. There, too, left and liberal parties spent the past few elections trying to pander to centre-right sentiment, and have basically disappeared as a political force.

The NDP’s purge of pro-Palestine candidates can only help Stephen Harper, who doesn’t talk nonsense about a two-state solution but simply and openly supports whatever Israel wants and is doing. Those who want that will vote for Harper, not the NDP.

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Meanwhile, if voters want to cast their ballot this October for a major Canadian party that believes that Palestinians are human beings too, they can’t.

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About the author

Justin Podur is an activist and writer based in Toronto, and the author of Haiti’s New Dictatorship.

 

No Room For Anti-Israeli Comment In Canadian Politics by Hadani Ditmars

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“When Harper needled him, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair responded that ‘Israel has no better friend than the NDP.’”

It would seem the height of Orwellian doublespeak to eliminate a political candidate for calling a war crime a war crime. And all the more so if you’re a leading member of Canada’s New Democratic Party.

And yet that’s exactly what happened this week when Nova Scotian Morgan Wheeldon, an NDP candidate for the riding of Kings-Hants, was forced to step down when a Conservative troll found a statement on his Facebook page from 2014 calling Israel’s bombardment of Gaza a “war crime.”

I suppose that party brass doesn’t read much Orwell, or UN reports on actual Israeli war crimes in Gaza – but perhaps it should become required reading. Especially if you set yourself up as the main ‘progressive’ opponent to the ruling Conservative Party, whose leader Stephen Harper carries on what is surely the creepiest political ‘bromance’ with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bar none.

And yet in last week’s televised leaders debates it was clear that while the two parties differ on the controversial Harper backed C-51 ‘anti-terror legislation’ the NDP and the Conservatives were duking it out for the pro-Israel vote. When Harper needled him, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair responded that “Israel has no better friend than the NDP.” It seems he was correct.

The damning out-of-context statement on Wheeldon’s Facebook page in the wake of Israel’s 2014 bombing of Gaza that killed over 2,200 Palestinians was this:

“One could argue that Israel’s intention was always to ethnically cleanse the region — there are direct quotations proving this to be the case. Guess we just sweep that under the rug. A minority of Palestinians are bombing buses in response to what appears to be a calculated effort to commit a war crime.”

While the UN itself has accused Israel of war crimes during ‘Operation Protective Edge’, the NDP cried foul, stating: “Our position on the conflict in the Middle East is clear, as Tom Mulcair expressed clearly in the debate. Mr. Wheeldon’s comments are not in line with that policy and he is no longer our candidate.”

So that’s that then. Call a war crime a war crime on your personal Facebook page, and there’s no room for you in Canada’s ‘progressive’ party.

What has happened to Canada, and for that matter to the NDP? Their take-no-prisoners approach to criticism of Israeli actions in Gaza and the West Bank has recent precedents, and they all lead back to Thomas Mulcair.

In 2008, Mulcair led a caucus revolt against then leader Jack Layton when he criticized the Harper government’s decision not to participate in the United Nations Conference on Racism on the grounds that its mention of certain Israeli violations of international law was ‘anti-Semitic’.

Mulcair successfully muzzled NDP criticism of the January 2009 Israeli bombardment of Gaza, which killed 1,400 civilians, as well as the subsequent Israeli attack on the Gaza Flotilla, which killed nine.

And in 2010, Mulcair joined forces with the Conservatives and the Liberals in calling for the ouster of long time MP Libby Davies, (who has since resigned from politics) as NDP House Leader after her comments to a journalist that occupation of Palestine had begun in 1948.

While the NDP’s position is more than apparent to keen observers (as author Yves Engler notes, even NDP pioneer Tommy Douglas was an ardent Zionist), it’s odd that Israel has suddenly become an election issue in Canada in the midst of recessionary times.
Is freedom of speech completely dead in Canada? Can no one criticize Israeli war crimes without fear of repercussions?

It would seem that only Elizabeth May, leader of the tiny but scrappy Green Party, is free to speak her mind on foreign policy issues. Her candid comments have helped the Green Party usurp the NDP’s former role of ‘unofficial opposition’ to the ruling Conservatives. And indeed, after Paul Manly was barred from running for the NDP on the grounds that his comments about Israel incarcerating his aging father John Manly (captured with other crew members of a ship bearing aid to besieged Gaza) were of concern to the party executive, he joined the Green Party.

The general mood of muzzling any dissent against Israel would seem at odds with Canada’s allies. Comparing the situation here to say that of the UK – where Labour MP’s were asked to vote in favor of a Palestinian state, the prime minister was forced (via growing public opposition) to resign as patron of the Jewish National Fund and Senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi chose to resign over the government’s policy on Gaza – makes Canada look backward at best.

In an international context, it would now appear that Canada has the least control of any G7 country over its own foreign policy. Perhaps even less than in the US where tax dollars go more directly to maintaining the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Bizarrely, no matter who wins the upcoming election, Canada’s Middle East policy now seems to be firmly based on Likudist agendas.

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Hadani Ditmars has been reporting from Iraq since 1997 and is the author of Dancing in the No Fly Zone. Her next book Ancient Heart is a political travelogue of historical sites in Iraq.www.hadaniditmars.com

Brainwashing: 911 & the Holohoax by Alfred Schaefer (Video)

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Editor’s Note: Brainwashing: 9/11 & the Holohoax – a two part video by German producer Alfred Schaefer – is, without a doubt, one of the best visual productions to date outlining the massive deceptions on the part of the Zionist Jew criminal cartel now in control of the majority of Western civilization. Via its powerful media control, its control of western political leaders, and the power of its purse to wreak havoc across the globe using whatever ruthless tactics it so desires in order to create chaos, confusion and fear in the minds and hearts of the common people, these two videos give the viewer a comprehensive overview of just how the masses have been brainwashed over the past seventy years.
Schaefer’s 2-part video is amazingly well done and packed full with extensive footage relating to 9/11 and to the evidence surrounding the Holohoax that was revealed to the world during the famous Ernst Zundel trial in Canada throughout the 1980’s and ’90’s.
Brainwashing: 9/11 & the Holohoax reveals the endless deceptions, the blatant lies of the Zionist Jew media and those who labour to maintain the deception surrounding both these two world-changing events – the false claims of 6 Million Jews purported to have been gassed and “holocausted” in ovens during WW2 and the subsequent attack upon the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001.
Using footage related to the 9/11 false flag where those complicit attempt to divert attention from the skeptical public’s questioning by equating them with “Holocaust deniers” Schaefer is then able to show viewers the striking similarities between these two Zionist false flags and clearly outline why 1+1=2 and not 3.
These videos illuminate with increasing intensity the dark shroud of lies that the Zionist criminal cartel continually uses to cover up their own diabolic actions and one cannot watch them without coming away feeling that all which Schaefer has presented as further evidence of these two massive cover-ups makes perfect sense in light events that have transpired since 1945.
Viewers are urged to pass these videos on to friends and those who are still in doubt about both these cataclysmic events that are driving the world further and further to the brink of global disaster.
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Kourosh Ziabari Interview with Canadian Professor Denis Rancourt – Fars News Agency

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Editor’s Note: The following interview with Professor Rancourt is undoubtedly one of the finest contributions toward a greater understanding of how the West has been slowly taken over by the Zionist agenda. Whether we wish to view it (as Professor Rancourt appears to), as the American Empire using Israel for its own greater hegemonic agenda or whether we tend to see it as World Jewry’s take-over of the American government via stealth in order to commandeer its resources and exploit them for Zionism’s global conquest, Rancourt’s analysis of how this process has unfolded to the ongoing detriment of the Palestinian people is superlative.
 
The interview also succinctly explains the depth and degree of collusion which the various Zionist forces and their sycophants here in Canada went to in order to illegally remove Professor Rancourt from his academic position at the University of Ottawa and then to further exacerbate his unjust treatment by pursuing him with a defamation suit that basically bankrupt the man. Such extremely vexatious acts on the part of Allan Rock and the University of Ottawa, aided and abetted by Canada’s Zionist-controlled media, border on sadism and are a vivid reminder of just how cruel and criminal the Zionist cartel can be when it comes to protecting its own racket of death and destruction at any cost should Canadians have the audacity to exhibit their lawful constitutional right to freedom of expression. In this case Professor Rancourt’s only “crime” was to question the right of Israel’s ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people.
 
I suppose Denis Rancourt might be expected to consider himself lucky that he wasn’t also slapped with a sec. 319(2) Criminal Code of Canada “Hate Propaganda” charge on top of all the other woes he’s been subjected to by the Zionist-controlled judiciary here in Canada. I’m sure that they would love to send him to jail for a couple of years just as they are trying to do to me in order to reinforce their intimidation and threats to all of Canada’s academia never to question their authority or their evil designs.
 
Professor Rancourt has taken a courageous stand and like myself he needs your help in order to defend himself against all of these spurious charges that have resulted from his expressing his opinions on matters relevant to Canada’s democratic principles. For further information and contact please see:
Email contact: denis.rancourt@gmail.com

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Kourosh Ziabari – Fars News Agency: A Canadian scholar and academic, who was fired from the university where he was teaching because of his pro-Palestinian viewpoints, believes the US government is funding and supporting Israel for its continued bloodletting in the Middle East.

According to Prof. Denis Rancourt, Israel’s plan in the Middle East is ethnic cleansing and the total obliteration of Palestine and its citizens in order to realize a colonial, imperial agenda backed by the US military, economic and finance empire.

“Israel’s program is to eradicate or neutralize all Palestinians who make claim to a home in Palestine. This is exactly what Israel has been doing since before its artificial creation,” said Prof. Rancourt in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency.

“Israel’s program is planned incremental dispossession and an ongoing attempted genocide. This has been repeatedly and explicitly expressed by the Zionist architects and executioners,” he noted.

Prof. Denis Rancourt has also praised the resistance movement in the Gaza Strip for its steadfastness against the Israeli aggression during the past two months, maintaining that it was awe-inspiring that Hamas could kill some 70 invading Israeli soldiers.

Denis Rancourt is a former professor of physics at the University of Ottawa. In the fall of 2008, he was removed from all teaching duties under the pretext that he had granted A+ grades to 23 students in one course during the winter 2008 semester; however, it’s quite clear to everybody that his outspoken criticism of Israel and his pro-Palestinian activism had triggered his dismissal from the university. Prof. Rancourt’s classes were always attended by tens of students and he was considered as one of the popular university professors at the Faculty of Science.

Rancourt has published more than 100 academic papers. He was a member of Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Physics and the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre. He is the author of the book “Hierarchy and Free Expression in the Fight Against Racism.”

During the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip that just ended on August 26 following the victory of Hamas and the declaration of ceasefire between the Israeli regime and the resistance movement, FNA did an interview with Prof. Denis Rancourt on the influence of the Israeli lobby over the media, politicians and universities in the West, the history of Israel-Canada relations and the international reactions to the recent Israeli war on Gaza. The following is the text of this in-depth interview.

Q: What’s your viewpoint regarding the influence of the Israeli lobby on the universities and academic unions in the West, especially in the North America? The case of your dismissal from your position as a professor at the University of Ottawa was simply one of numerous instances showing that the Israeli lobby can easily manipulate the university officials in the West into making illegal decisions and expelling the disobedient academicians, just like the Prof. Steven Salaita who has been recently fired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his comments criticizing the Israeli massacre in the Gaza Strip. How has Israel gained such an influence over the academic institutions in the West?

A: The Israel Lobby has the role of chief-whip for the US military-economic-finance empire; Empire, for short. That is, the Lobby ensures doctrinal discipline among Western, that is, US-aligned politicians, intellectuals, and the media, regarding the Empire’s Middle East policy. I mean “intellectual” in the broad sense of any professional who has influence, and “media” in the broad sense of anyone who communicates to others.

The Empire’s main geopolitical focus presently is the Middle East, where the Empire is dedicated to actively and continuously prevent liberation and coalescence of Arab nations, so as to keep control of the territory and the energy resources. To achieve this, the Empire’s main policy in the Middle East is Israel, which is charged with continual war and sabotage against all Middle Eastern entities that would vie for independence from the Empire.

Thus, the Empire, via Israel, is embarked on a vicious and murderous project without an end in the Middle East, and this unsavory project must be sold to the Empire’s home populations, including both managers and ordinary citizens. That is the role of the Israel Lobby; to sell Israel and the continuous and deliberate carnage as acceptable and unavoidable.

That is why the Israel Lobby is actively engaged is creating Islamophobia, in exaggerating anti-Semitism, in constructing Nazi-holocaust remembrance, in suppressing academic freedom, in suppressing freedom of the press, in “finding” and pursuing alleged “terrorists”, in developing anti-speech [or] “anti-hate” laws, in promoting cultural ties with Israel, in attacking Muslim associations, and so on.

As such, the work of the Israel Lobby includes hundreds of ongoing campaigns to intimidate, discipline, fire, and vilify academics who dare to be critical of Israel or of US Middle East policy. The list of shut-out and targeted academics is a long one and includes the well-known cases of Joel Kovel, Ward Churchill, Norman Finkelstein, James Petras, Terri Ginsberg, William Robinson, David F. Noble, Steven Salaita, Iymen Chehade, and many others. The more an academic is threatening to the Lobby, the more aggressively that academic is attacked.

My own case is also an example. I was a tenured Full Professor of physics at the University of Ottawa in Canada’s capital city. I am an internationally recognized researcher and I taught in both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts. I was publicly critical of the university president’s paid trip to Israel. I invited Palestinian speakers into my classrooms to talk about Gaza, and geopolitical analysts who were critical of Israel. These moves led to condemnation of me in the Zionist mainstream media, and to discipline, which was overturned. In 2008, a new university president – Allan Rock – who is a staunch and unconditional supporter of Israel and who had been Canada’s Zionist ambassador to the UN, became immediately motivated to fire me, tenure or not, and irrespective of my popular courses and my large science research funding.

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With the help of an entire team using specially-hired union-busting lawyers, after contriving for years including intensive covert surveillance of me using a hired-student spy to monitor my every spoken and written word and my every activity on campus and at other university campuses, the university finally settled on the false pretext for dismissal of alleging that I had improperly assigned high grades to all 23 students in an advanced physics course. They needed a “clean” pretext that they hoped would be supported by public opinion and that would not bring out all of their dirt. When public opinion and some mainstream media sided with me instead, a high-profile Zionist columnist at the New York Times suddenly wrote not-one but two articles to discredit me, and was invited to Canada to falsely defame me, regarding my teaching, on a trend-setting Canadian TV talk show whose producers are Zionists.

Even after I was fired, as I continued to be publicly critical of the institution, the university funded a large defamation lawsuit against me which, after almost four years, has entirely washed-out my personal savings, and over which I was ordered to pay a total of legal costs and damages in excess of one million dollars, that I can never pay. I am presently struggling to generate the funds to pay the costs of court-transcripts for the appeal that has been filed. My funding campaign is endorsed by the Ontario Civil Liberties Association, which also has a campaign that condemns the university’s unlimited funding of the lawsuit against me using public money.

Although the university had many and mixed unstated and illegitimate reasons for wanting to fire me – such as my defiance and outspokenness in several areas, my popular courses and public events, and my support of student and community activism, I have no doubt that I was fired because the new Zionist university president Allan Rock – former Ambassador to the UN, and former Canadian federal government minister – wanted me out and silenced at any cost, and knew that he could count on support from the Zionist establishment. Under cross-examination, the dean testified that the pre-dismissal lockout of my graduate students and I from our laboratory was directed from above by Allan Rock. This president knew my firing would be seen as a good deed by the powerful Zionist establishment that he is part of. Years before I was ultimately fired, it had already been pronounced in the media that my firing was necessary and was desirable because of the “anti-Semitic” nature of my courses, to the great dismay and protests of many of my students.

After I was escorted off campus in handcuffs by police and charged with “trespassing” while I was still a tenured professor, and since my firing in 2009, Allan Rock has been systematically transforming the University of Ottawa into an institutional instrument at the service of Canada’s accelerating “globalist” agenda, and at the service of legitimizing Israel’s role in that agenda — rather than actually prioritizing the learning environment for students in Ottawa, an environment that is in dire need of an overhaul.

Allan Rock needed me out of the way. The Empire needs critics of the Empire out of the way. And the Israel Lobby needs anyone who threatens the acceptance of Israel’s crimes out of the way.

Q: Why has the criticism of Israel become so costly in the West? Why are the academicians, media personalities and other public figures who dare to question the policies and practices of Israel being immediately vilified and denigrated as anti-Semitist? Moreover, why don’t the mainstream media in the West ever give coverage to the viewpoints critical of Israel or exposing its violations of international law?

A: The mainstream media is a highly perfected arm of the Empire’s propaganda apparatus, as are Hollywood, the music industry, video games, and so on. The barely-maintained illusions of freedom of the press and of artistic freedom only make the propaganda more effective.

The propaganda apparatus is an integral part of the Empire’s military structure. The Israel Lobby is an added structure for direct and forceful control of politicians and intellectuals concerning the role of Israel as the Empire’s main thug in the Middle East.

The Empire’s Israel-based violent control in the Middle East, in turn, gives control over energy and wealth, via both the energy itself and energy transportation routes, and helps to ensure that the US-dollar remains the petro-dollar and, thus, the World currency, which the US prints at will.

In this way, the Empire both maintains its main instrument of global exploitation, namely finance-extortion based on the US-dollar and enforced with military might, and suppresses the development of its main competitors by strategically controlling the energy market via sanctions, pricing, and directed profits. That is the Empire’s working theory, which is realistically achievable thanks to absolute military dominance.

Within this scheme, the Israel Lobby at home is in a symbiotic relation with the Empire. The two are inseparable as long as the Empire’s main geopolitical focus is the Middle East, and as long as the Empire’s main policy in the Middle East is Israel. This is why one finds a strong and visible Israel Lobby satellite in every Western nation that is aligned with the Empire: Canada, France, Australia, and so on.

The two elements that give the Israel Lobby its raison d’etre – namely, the Empire’s main geopolitical focus on the Middle East, and Israel as the Empire’s main policy in the Middle East – are not necessarily good for the Empire. But the Israel Lobby has gotten too powerful; to the point of being able to largely dictate the Empire’s geopolitical priorities, and the Empire’s goals.

Thus, the Israel Lobby has to a large extent overrun the US democracy. It is not presently possible for US politicians to objectively and freely discuss Israel’s role and the Empire’s foreign policy. Virtually no US politician has the backbone to do so. US critics of Israel who are sufficiently threatening are crushed, and the US establishment fully participates in these mobbings.

When the stakes are so high, it is impossible for the Israel Lobby to relax its aggressive stance against all ideological threats. The Lobby considers its intimidation campaigns to be necessary for its own survival. It uses bribery, extortion, and propaganda at every level to discipline all who need to be reminded of which peoples most need to be killed on the planet.

Q: Canada has usually been one of the major advocates and supporters of the Tel Aviv regime since its establishment in 1948, either financially, politically or militarily and has always justified its racist policies in the Occupied Territories publicly. Somewhere in a 2011 article, you noted that Canada does not have much significant trade ties with Israel, and is a net exporter of oil and gas itself. So, why do you think the Canadian politicians continue to offer their “unwavering support” to Israel and rationalize its atrocities against the besieged people of Gaza? Why does Canada always lobby to dissuade world countries from voting against Israel in the UN resolutions? In what ways does Canada benefit from backing Israel?

A: Interestingly, it was Allan Rock – the same man who engineered my firing from the University of Ottawa – who, in 2004, under Paul Martin’s Liberal government and as Canada’s Ambassador to the UN, changed Canada’s longstanding position on Israel from abstaining on human rights resolutions for Palestine to being one of the few countries in the World that vote with the US and Israel against UN human rights resolutions for Palestine.

The complete selling of Canada to the US started prior to Martin, notably at the hands of Conservative Prime Minister Brian “free trade” Mulroney who thereby destroyed the Conservative party for more than a decade. Martin continued the job of selling Canada. Paul Martin engineered a takeover of the Liberal Party of Canada from the last Prime Minister Jean Chrétien who was moderately independent, or wanted to appear to be, and Martin proceeded to wreck that party into oblivion, with the help of other Zionists such as Rock and Harvard-based import Michael Ignatieff who also wrote academic arguments to legitimize torture “in an age of terror”, and others. At present, all three major parties [of] Conservative, NDP, and Liberal are led by ultra-Zionists, which is no accident. Harper, in particular, vehemently demonizes Iran, in what can only be understood as a criminally irresponsible call for a war of aggression, in line with a well-known Israeli desire.

The reason that Canada gives unconditional diplomatic support to Israel is the same as with all states aligned with the Empire. There is no choice on that issue because Israel is a major component of the Empire’s World-domination apparatus. The Israel Lobby is existentially committed to keeping things that way. The widespread tolerance and political adoration of the anti-democratic Israel Lobby in the US suggests that it is now not unreasonable to entertain an analysis of the Empire as a US-Israel Empire, as though the elite-bosses that run the global military-finance exploitation enterprise had effectively merged across US-Israel lines.

The other main Western states vie to align themselves in order to be on the receiving side of the Empire’s global exploitation project. This alignment is the most disgusting and vicious enactment of global racism in human history – largely surpassing its immediate predecessor that was the British Empire – that directly targets indigenous populations in the developing and emerging world, whether or not these populations support resistance movements. In this regard, a color-coded world map of diplomatic stance regarding Israel is identical to a world map of the global exploitation by the states aligned with the Empire.

Canada, in particular, is more than aligned. Canada is truly a vassal state of the US, with virtually complete integration in the political, corporate, security, military, cultural, and intelligentsia spheres. It is not uncommon for high-ranking “Canadian” politicos to have been trained at Harvard. The entertainment and sports enterprises are seamlessly the same, except for Quebec to some degree. This deepening integration has been accompanied by a loss of Canadian nationalism, a dramatically increased Israel Lobby presence, a dumbing down of the provincial education systems, an abandonment of natural-resources ownership, a near-total loss of resistance to foreign corporate ownership, frightening mimicry in the cultural, political, statutory, military, police, etc., fields, and so on.

Years ago, as one personal anecdote, I was shocked to find that the airport security in Ottawa, for an internal flight in Canada, was being managed by a US firm, that the security employees were US citizens, spoke with heavy US accents, and did not speak French – Canada is bilingual, and Ottawa is its capital. I was on stolen Canadian soil being processed by US security personnel. That is now the norm. Canadian citizens have a lot of work to do if they want to effectively oppose US and Israeli crimes against humanity.

Of course the local Canadian establishment needs to benefit from Canada being a vassal state of the Empire. So your question of how does Canada benefit is a fair one. The first answer is that Canada is allowed to share in the plunder practiced by the Empire, to a limited and controlled degree. In addition, Canada is given a share of the Empire’s military economy, in terms of military manufacturing contracts, and is temporarily allowed to have a First World standard of living, even though it must permit its natural resources to be plundered.

Also, Canada is a major producer of oil from tar sands that are relatively expensive to exploit. Wars and imposed sanctions in the Middle East increase the price of oil, which serves the Canadian energy sector well, in terms of political benefits. The price of gas is also increased, which inadvertently serves Russia. Thus, Russia must be sanctioned and cut off from the European market. Enter Ukraine, etc. Energy is geopolitics and Canada, as a major energy producer, “chooses” to be on the side of the big guns.

Q: What do the ordinary Canadian citizens, and the young generation of Canadian people think about Israel and its ongoing campaign of carnage and genocide in the besieged Gaza Strip? Do they sympathize with the major Canadian parties, including the Conservatives, Liberals and the NDP in their unwarranted support for Israel?

A: Political participation in Canada is a farce. By statute – thanks to former Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – all local political candidates must be approved and certified by the party leader. Therefore, unlike in the UK where local party members can choose their representatives and where parliamentary rule actually means something, there is no representative democracy whatsoever in Canada. It does not take a PhD in political science to understand this. The employment and career of each Member of Parliament depends on obeying party discipline, and the party bosses are selected and positioned by powerful private interests predominantly represented by the Israel Lobby.

Ordinary Canadians, young and old, understand that politics does not include them. Consequently, political participation is low. The smaller the citizen’s possible influence, the less [they] participate, logically. In Canada – like in most places where citizens do not feel overly threatened by their governments or by foreign influences or by war – effective political allegiance is hired directly using widespread partisan employment, by the government, the public institutions, the private corporations, the hired lobbies, and the non-government organizations. In addition, superficial popular acceptance of fake agendas is bought via disguised propaganda projected by the “educational” system, the media, and the hired “experts” from all sectors. This works brilliantly because most professional workers are fully indoctrinated into the system.

Among aware Canadians, however, there is great concern about Israel’s crimes in Gaza. This concern and resulting outrage are significant, as is evident from the massive media and public-relations counter campaigns to legitimize Israel’s war crimes.

Canadian civil society is recognizing and organizing against the Israel genocide that continues to unfold. There has been a significant backlash against the public positions of the leaders of the three major parties, and this backlash has caused the NDP in particular to do some damage-control. A Member of Parliament even resigned from the NDP over the issue, which is a first in Canada. Furthermore, in reporting the carnage in Gaza, the mainstream media was feeling the pressure to not completely follow the most absurd dictates of the Israel Lobby regarding media strategy.

The recent public demonstrations in support of Gaza, held in every major Canadian city, were massive, by Canadian standards. The pro-Palestine demonstrations that I attended in Ottawa had hundreds and thousands of participants and were among the largest that I have ever witnessed. More importantly, the demonstrators were from across Canadian society and were profoundly moved and committed, more than I have ever seen for any broad Canadian foreign policy matter. Consequently, the mainstream media was forced to report these demonstrations in a somewhat balanced fashion, under the threat of losing credibility.

Thus, there is a significant enough gap, between the extreme Zionism of the political party leaders and public opinion on Gaza, that it is possible that there could be a large and lasting popular backlash that would change the public political discourse and force the Lobby to be less overt. I more than hope that this backlash will be of formidable magnitude and that it will occur at an accelerated pace, in order to create and recover the dignity of Canadians, to bring Canadians into the World, and to bring maximum support to the Palestinian resistance.

Q: During its more than 50 days of incursion into the Gaza Strip, Israel continually bombed the civilian areas, hospitals, mosques and schools. The deliberate targeting of the civilians is a crime under international law. Why is Israel persistent on violating international law while its leaders know what they’re doing is not humane and defendable? Is it because Israel has been enjoying immunity from accountability thanks to the public diplomatic, political and financial support it receives from the United States?

A: It is criminally and morally disgusting that Israel continued to bomb Gaza during the negotiations for the agreement that led to a halt to further Israeli attacks for an “unlimited period”. It is utterly disgusting that Israel murdered the wife and a daughter and a son of the Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif during negotiations. Israel continued to murder Hamas opponents during negotiations. This is abominable. It is difficult to comprehend this degree of disregard by Israel for basic human decency, not to mention international law. This tells us that Israel never negotiated in good faith, and that the “negotiated” agreement cannot possibly represent any measure of interim justice.

The Palestinian resistance in Gaza is awe-inspiring, having killed some 70 invading soldiers that were part of one of the most technologically advanced militaries in the World, and Gazans having sustained unspeakable civilian death, displacement, and destruction. However, Israel is in fact mainly contained by the global political and popular reactions to its crimes. The US cannot afford to convince the World that it is a genocidal-maniac nation, whether it is or not. This would seriously impair the Empire, domestically, with allies, and in its arenas of exploitation.

This is why the Empire funds and supports Israel for the constant bloodletting in the Middle East, and covertly trains and funds proxy thugs wherever it cannot sell a direct intervention, such as in Syria. Make no mistake, the US runs a global empire, with over 1,000 military bases spread in every corner of the globe, but it cannot be perceived in Western circles as an outright purveyor of ruthless and unlimited terror. Just don’t ask Latin Americans what they know from lived experience.

In this regard, a reality that protects the world from US-Israeli ravages is the fact that, more and more, there are Muslim, Latin American, etc., populations in the US and in the aligned countries, such as the Muslim citizens of the UK, and the Latin Americans in the US. This, in turn, explains the growing government fixations on preventing immigration and systemically targeting profiled refugees for deportation. It also explains the police-state occupation and incarceration in the US of the Black and Hispanic less-integrated social classes.

Basically, all the survival, self-defense, and liberation struggles against and from-within the Empire share a common oppressor. These struggles can greatly benefit from Western middle class allies, and from Western middle class indignation. The elite management class has connections to the professional class, which is largely from the middle class, and so on. In this way, “public opinion”, beyond simply most members of the public having some superficial opinion, can pressure towards rejecting the most egregious abuses of the Empire.

Q: In response to Israel’s deadly military operation against the Gaza Strip, the United States simply said that Israel has a right to defend itself, and a right to exist. Are these rights, including a right to exist, contingent upon the destruction of the entire civilian infrastructure in a coastal territory that has been under siege for some 7 years, and the blowing up of its unarmed citizens? Do the US politicians really think this way or are pretending that they’re not aware of the realities of Gaza on the ground?

A: The “right to exist” and “right to defend itself” postures of Israel are ridiculous sophistries that a child can recognize as such. Israelis have a right to not be displaced arbitrarily without a just process. That process must weigh all the facts related to Israel’s long-term genocidal policies and actions of population cleansing and annexing of territory. It must also respect international law, and respect unrescinded UN resolutions. And, it cannot reward continued violations by Israel of the said UN resolutions regarding territorial lines.

The Israeli spin concocted to justify Israel’s gruesome crimes of war is so insulting to the intellect that in itself it could be considered a crime, a crime of language, if it made any sense to have such a category of crimes. Indeed, if it were advisable to condone the development of a criminal law for “hate speech”, then Israel’s spin, uttered in the context of its massacres in Gaza, should certainly qualify as “hate speech”.

As usual, Israel turns everything on its head. The Israel Lobby seeks “hate speech” laws to be enacted in all the aligned states, to prevent criticism of Israel, as being “anti-Semitic” speech of course. This explicitly exists in France, and persists in Canada, where one elderly Canadian citizen was sent to jail in Germany for years for printed publications denying “the” holocaust. Here, the Lobby finds allies in well-meaning middle-class advocates of purified language who wrongly and self-servingly believe that racism can and should be reduced by strict language and social behaviour codes.

If it were serious about discussing rights, Israel would admit the Palestinian rights of return and of self-determination. It would respect the right to life and liberty enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It would respect the Geneva Conventions on military occupation. It would release all of its Palestinian prisoners. It would stop using its mass-killing machine against civilians, and so on. After that, it would also agree to be judged independently in making substantial reparations to all Palestinians, especially those occupied and the refugees.

Q: The United Nations has just appointed a fact-finding committee to probe into Israel’s possible war crimes during its recent military operation against the Gaza Strip. Do you see the political will and determination in the United Nations to really hold Israel accountable and investigate its criminal conduct in an impartial and fair way?

A: We’ll see. The more interesting question is whether citizens will provide a significant backlash if the commissioners do not properly do what must be done. And, will Israel and the Empire succeed in derailing this UN commission of inquiry into Israel’s war crimes?

Will this commission allow the UN to salvage some credibility? Will the Lobby succeed in its personal attacks against the commission’s chairman? Will anything significant on the ground come from the legalistic exercise?

Nothing significant has come from the UN in the past. This Gaza massacre was as criminal and as evil as the previous one. The only evolution has been the development of the remarkable Gazan military resistance, from killing three invading soldiers in the previous land incursion, to some 70 Israeli soldiers this time. We can only hope that this progression will continue, enough to deter Israel.

Q: What do you think is the reason for Israel’s obduracy in keeping the blockade of Gaza Strip in place and its continued refusal to lift it? Is the siege going to serve certain purposes, such as the demonization of Hamas and turning the residents of Gaza against it?

A: Israel’s program is to eradicate or neutralize all Palestinians who make claim to a home in Palestine. This is exactly what Israel has been doing since before its artificial creation. Israel’s program is planned incremental dispossession and an ongoing attempted genocide. This has been repeatedly and explicitly expressed by the Zionist architects and executioners.

Over 300 Nazi Holocaust survivors and their descendants recently signed an open letter, published as an advertisement in the New York Times, calling what Israel is doing what it is, genocide. Israel’s attempted genocide of Palestinians is also expressly cheered-on by many Israeli citizens and by members of the Zionist diaspora of all religions.

Therefore, the Israeli apartheid is not meant as a sustained apartheid. It is an increment in the attempted genocide that accompanies the racist pillaging of land and resources. The massacres in Gaza and the collective punishments against Gazans can be understood only in this context.

As such, Israel will continue the gruesome intimidations of all sorts, which are Israel’s history, and which are intended to cause Palestinians to flee from Palestine. Israel wants Gaza. And, Israel wants all Palestinians out of the greater Israel that it is creating.

The US accepts Israel’s crimes against Palestinians because the US “accepts” Israel’s conviction that this is necessary for Israel’s “security”. The US acceptance of the Zionist genocide is part of the negotiated understanding between the Empire and Israel. The US propaganda about seeking restraint is purely deflection and risk management for the Empire.

Furthermore, Israel knows that a real impediment to its greater design, its final solution, is Palestinian armed resistance, presently limited to Gaza. Israel, therefore, has an illegitimate military objective to strangle the armed resistance and to murder its leaders and closest enablers, and the Zionists willfully disregard international law to pursue this aim. It is a classic dirty war of extermination of popular armed resistance. If Israel cannot kill the armed resistance, then it plans to expel and kill the population that supports the resistance. In any case, it wants Gaza.

Within this criminal mentality, there is no way that Israel will voluntarily relax the blockade. The fight to dissolve the blockade, and even just to have Israel respect the general language of the ceasefire agreement to ease restrictions at the Gaza border crossings, will be continuous and arduous.

This is what Israel does. It strangles Palestinians. Only real pressures can slow Israel and, one day soon, turn it around. Things can happen. Populations can enforce democratic rule. Leaders can side with popular movements. Anything is possible when resisters everywhere become committed and determined. It happened in the recent past with liberation struggles everywhere when the British Empire was forced to retract, and with civil rights and democratized institutions in the 1960s. It’s happening in Latin America now. It’s happening on the streets. It can happen again and everywhere.

This interview was originally published on Fars News Agency.

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Current, Past and Continuing Carnage in Palestine. Open Letter to NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair by Wallace Klinck

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(“Hon.”) Thomas Mulcair,

Having received your Party’s appeal for assistance to “evacuate” child victims of Israeli slaughter in Palestine I must say that in my opinion this is about the most hypocritical and frankly insipid initiative that I could imagine.  If the degenerate and/or demented politicians of the West who obviously place political power above all else, including the lives of innocents, had taken firm and decisive ethical, educated and effective action over a half-century (and more) ago to prevent this unspeakable tragedy which was predicted and warned against by informed, intelligent and moral people—including, to no avail, some conscientious Jews—the whole situation would never have transpired.
Apparently the NDP (No Damned Principles Party?) wants to facilitate the complete destruction and dispossession of the indigenous  peoples of that ill-fated and pitiful land by doing nothing to stop the outrage while actually assisting in the expulsion of the Palestinians from their historic land.  All “justified” by the most outrageous and preposterous claims made in support of a rude, crude, murderous, Anti-Christian Pharisaic monstrosity which has battened itself upon the area and seeks continued extensive expansion in the Middle East, per se.  And, typically, your appeal offers no opportunity for comment or input from those to whom it is made.  Just donate—that’s all!  Your contempt for not only the morals but the intelligence of the general public must be without bounds.
At least the misguided and/or contemptible sympathies and alliances of the Harper “Canadian” Government are openly proclaimed from the roof-tops, without, of course, ever dealing candidly in depth with the real historic and philosophical/religious issues involved, with the arrogant and insulting assumption that the public is too uninformed and/or plainly stupid to ever know or understand such matters in any case.  Certainly every effort is made to ensure that an assumed ignorant public remains in that useful state.  They are, nevertheless, rapidly becoming less so uneducated.
We are informed from history, Mr. Mulcair, that the Roman Senator Cicero declared that politicians were not born but excreted.  Undoubtedly, he had enough experience to know something of the facts which obtained during his lifetime and by all appearances we might conclude that nothing much has changed over a span of two-thousand years.
Personally, I would not knowingly approach within five-hundred miles of you and the leadership, especially, of the other political parties more or less in general, if not exclusively, for fear of polluting my soul.  If I did not consider myself to be a Christian, I would sorely be tempted to wish you all who are culpable a pleasant abode in Perdition for Eternity.  No doubt, a Higher Power will adjudicate this issue.  Little wonder it is that the word “politician” is becoming, unfortunately but inexorably, a curse upon the lips of growing multitudes of people.
Yours Very Sincerely
Wallace Klinck

 

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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Gaza’s in flames — and Canada’s opposition is running for cover By Andrew Mitrovica

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By Andrew Mitrovika

July 23, 2014

Gaza’s in flames — and Canada’s opposition is running for cover

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Apparently, Canadians looking for political (or moral) leadership on the latest eruption of death and destruction in Gaza need to look to Britain, of all places.

Particularly, Canadians repulsed by images of dead and maimed Palestinian children and women, the sick and old, need to turn to British Labour Leader Ed Miliband to hear a politician state the obvious: Palestinians are being killed, injured and made homeless in far greater numbers than Israelis.

Here’s the latest awful tally: 687 Palestinians dead, including scores of women and children. At least 900 children are among the thousands injured. On the Israeli side: 31 soldiers and three civilians dead.

Now, Miliband will never be confused with Tony Benn. He is one of those ultra-careful Labour politicians in the mould of a young, circumspect Tony Blair. Nevertheless, this is what Miliband told the Huffington Post after a recent meeting with Barack Obama and the U.S. president’s top national security advisor: “We oppose the Israeli incursion into Gaza.”

That’s polite code for: The Israeli military should get out of Gaza and stop killing civilians. Miliband doesn’t call it an invasion — which it is — but opts for the rather gentle euphemism “incursion.”

Last week, however, Miliband went much further in a televised statement: “As a party we oppose the further escalation of violence we have seen with Israel’s invasion of Gaza. I defend Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks. But I cannot explain, justify or defend the horrifying deaths of hundreds of Palestinians, including children and innocent civilians.” (Note that, in front of a friendly British audience, Miliband did indeed use the word “invasion.”)

Before anyone accuses Miliband of being a Hamas–loving anti-Semite, or worse, let me remind you the Labour leader is Jewish.

Have we heard a Canadian politician of any consequence come anywhere near to saying that he or she “cannot explain, justify or defend the horrifying deaths” of hundreds of Palestinian civilians?

I’m not talking about cryptic blog posts on private Facebook accounts that only a politician’s ‘friends’ are privy to, or dry, predictable press releases. I’m talking about a leader of a Canadian political party standing up in a room before a microphone and saying what Miliband has said in public.

It hasn’t happened. In the current geopolitical climate, it may never happen.

What have we heard instead? Well, we’ve heard this nation’s deliriously pro-Israel Conservative prime minister and his ministers tell us with chest-thumping bravado that the Israelis can kill and maim as many Palestinians as they want to, for however long they want to, with whatever means they want to. This, of course, includes four boys playing soccer in the sand under a blue sky.

And what about Canada’s Official Opposition, the NDP? You know, those social democratic standard-bearers of a party rooted in the Christian values of Tommy Douglas, and later David Lewis and Ed Broadbent.

Good old Ed, you may recall, was, for many years, the vice-president of Socialist International and then, from 1990 to 1996, the first president of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (ICHRDD) in Montreal.

 

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I tried to tee up an interview with the ex-NDP leader, but Broadbent’s people at his Ottawa institute told me he was traveling and unavailable. When I asked when he might be able to chat about what’s happening in Gaza, I got no reply.

In early January 2010, Broadbent was squawking about how the Harper government was gutting the “integrity and independence” of the ICHRDD after the centre’s new Tory-friendly board “repudiated” two small grants it had made to two aid groups operating in Gaza that were critical of Israel’s human rights record. “There’s a chill,” Broadbent told The Globe and Mail at the time. (No surprise, Harper and Co. shuttered the centre in April 2012.)

There’s a chill in the air in Ottawa, all right. It appears to be blowing from right at the top at NDP HQ.

If you visit the NDP’s website you’ll quickly learn that any mention of Gaza is hidden. The top policy items on the site include Canada Post delivery cuts, household debt, abolishing the Senate and “Standing Up for The CBC.”

If you dig a little, you will unearth a statement and a letter to Foreign Minister John Baird penned by Paul Dewar, the party’s foreign affairs critic, in which he expresses concern over the “escalation of tensions in Gaza and Israel” and asks that the minister help “de-escalate the situation.”

When I asked a top NDP official if I could set up interview with Mulcair to discuss Gaza — and the fact that a growing number of NDP supporters are outraged at his near-invisibility and muted response on the topic — he told me his boss was taking a few days off. Later, he emailed me a short transcript and video link for an old Mulcair interview which touched briefly on the disproportional and rising death toll in Gaza.

“If it were as simple as saying, ‘One side is always right, the other side is always wrong’, it would be quite simple,” Mulcair told CTV. “We’re watching in horror at what’s happening, the firing of rockets at civilians populations, utterly unacceptable. Israel has the right to defend itself. The attacks into Gaza that are producing many civilian casualties, again, that’s something that no one in Canada can remain indifferent to.”

Then — as if prompted by protestors’ shouts of “Shame” within earshot of NDP HQ yesterday — Mulcair briefly emerged from hibernation … not to venture out in public like Miliband, but to release another statement.

In it, Mulcair basically recites the talking points from the CTV interview, saying he is “deeply concerned” about “the incursion … into Gaza (that has) already caused too many civilian casualties. No one in Canada can remain indifferent to these deaths.”

Mulcair makes it clear that he doesn’t oppose the Israeli “incursion.” In fact, it could be argued that in the not too distant past, Mulcair sent some billboard-sized signals — telling theCanadian Jewish News in November 2013 that, while he supported a two-state solution, he is “a friend of Israel under all circumstances.”

And in his French remarks celebrating the 60th anniversary of Israel’s founding in May 2008, Mulcair emphasized his “friendship” with Israel, saying that he supported Israel in “all instances” under “all circumstances.” So much for the honest broker of peace.

And what has boy wonder Justin Trudeau had to say in the face of the mounting catastrophe in Gaza? As with the NDP, Gaza is nowhere in sight on the Liberal Party of Canada’s homepage. Buried on its website is a four-sentence “statement” issued by Trudeau on July 15. Here’s the key sentence: “Israel has the right to defend itself and its people. Hamas is a terrorist organization and must cease its rocket attacks immediately.”

There’s not a word of condemnation about the mass killing of Palestinians civilians from the son of that so-called ‘internationalist’, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. (I’m not surprised, since I’m old enough to remember Pierre Trudeau’s flippant crack about the humanitarian crisis in Biafra in 1969, when millions were facing starvation: “Where’s Biafra?”)

Despite their posturing, all those dead and injured Palestinian women and children really don’t count for much with Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau. They’re largely invisible — and not that important.

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Andrew Mitrovica is a writer and journalism instructor. For much of his career, Andrew was an investigative reporter for a variety of news organizations and publications including the CBC’s fifth estate, CTV’s W5, CTV National News — where he was the network’s chief investigative producer — the Walrus magazine and the Globe and Mail, where he was a member of the newspaper’s investigative unit. During the course of his 23-year career, Andrew has won numerous national and international awards for his investigative work.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by all iPolitics columnists and contributors are the author’s alone. They do not inherently or expressly reflect the views, opinions and/or positions of iPolitics.

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WAKE UP CANADA! By Arthur Topham

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The current global crisis in Gaza, Palestine, where the Israeli military is once again slaughtering the entrapped Palestinian people with willful intent and destroying the region’s infrastructure, has forced Canada’s major political parties – the Conservative Party of Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party of Canada – to reveal their hand in terms of where they stand with respect to the carnage being perpetrated against the Palestinian people.

Not surprisingly, for those who have been observing the persistent, aggressive, war (otherwise known as “ethnic cleansing”) against Palestine over the past sixty-six years, all three parties have opted to “STAND WITH ISRAEL”. This revelation has astounded and angered many decent Canadians who still clung to the old belief that Canada ought to remain either in a neutral position or take a more pro-active stance and speak out against the illegal and immoral actions of the state of Israel.

What the latest round of unwarranted attacks upon Gaza has resulted in for Canada as a nation is the irrefutable and unequivocal realization that all of our major political parties and their leaders are firmly in the grasp of the Zionist-Jew controlled forces working through what is euphemistically referred to as the “New World Order” (aka NWO) and their words and deeds are but the reflective mouthings of three Zionist-controlled Puppets suspended in conscience and dangling haplessly from the covert, occult hidden hand of a tyrannical and blood-thirsty power structure that is driving the world into a state of madness, confusion and soon-to-be, endless chaos and civil strife.

We Canadians have always been told that as a nation we tend to lag about a decade behind the USA in terms of our political policies and the present example of these three zio-stooges basically confirms this assertion.

In the October, 2001 edition of my former monthly tabloid The Radical (shown in the image below) I used the same bold header as I’ve done for the present article. Only the names have been changed. That edition (13 years past) was the first reaction to the events of September 11, 2001 when this same criminal NWO cartel pulled off what was, without a doubt, the greatest false flag operation since their 1917 coup in the former Republic of Russia when the Zionist/Communist/Marxist forces were able to mastermind the absolute take-over of one of the world’s largest and diverse nations. The world we’re now living in is but an extension and magnification on a global scale of what transpired 97 years ago.

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If Canadians had any illusions as to their sovereignty as an independent nation those cherished dreams have now been shattered forever. All that’s left for Canadians who still desire peace and respect for the democratic principles that have fostered our growth and freedom as an independent nations up to the present is to accept the fact that we are no longer in control of our individual and national destinies and begin to take steps in the direction of redressing what’s happened to us a country since 911 and the advent of present global tyrannical situation that’s affecting the people and the planet as a whole.

The dilemma, for us as a nation, is having to accept the obvious fact that all of our major political parties are now controlled by the Zionist NWO. With a federal election coming up in 2015 this presents voters with a major conundrum in terms of who to vote for. Not voting is not an option but there’s still time for people to redefine their prerogatives and choose to support a party that WILL STAND FOR CANADA! It might be the Canadian Action Party or some newly formed party. The chances of the Green Party of Canada opting for pro-Palestinian, anti-Zionist policies that directly conflict with those of Israel are next to impossible yet, even there, miracles do happen.

So the final questions must be: Are we going to allow the overly preponderant power of the Jewish lobbyists here in Canada to dictate our domestic and foreign policy? Are we going to stand by submissively and submit to decisions emanating forth from Ottawa that conform, not to the wishes of the majority of Canadians, but to the Zionist-Jewish power elite that run our banking institutions, our economy, our media and our academic infrastructure? Are we expected just to give up hope that Canada will ever regain its former status as a respected member of the world community merely because of the subterfuge and deception that has allowed for the electorate to be bamboozled by the Zionist media into believing that the Conservative Party of Canada and its leader Stephen Harper would somehow STAND FOR CANADA instead of a foreign, apartheid country that treats its arab population as second-class citizens and is, in itself, the only racist, Jews-only nation on the face of the planet? Are we, in other words, willing to give up our collective rights and freedoms and bow down slavishly to the dictates of this dark and sinister New World Order or are we going to regroup, rise up and resist?

The choice for Canada is there still. If we don’t act soon though it may be too late.

God bless Canada. God bless Palestine. And God bless all who strive for freedom, love, peace and dignity.

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Open Letter To The NDP: It’s Time To Condemn Israel’s Massacres from Independent Jewish Voices – Canada

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Open Letter To The NDP: It’s Time To Condemn Israel’s Massacres

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Originally published on IJV’s rabble blog. 

Dear New Democratic Party of Canada,

As fellow Canadians who are concerned with human rights, we call on you to condemn Israel’s murderous bombing campaign on the defenceless population of Gaza.

Since Tuesday, July 8, Israel has killed over 190 Palestinians in Gaza, including more than 25 children, in addition to wounding over 1,000 people, most of them innocent civilians. Israel’s artillery has destroyed crucial infrastructure for water, sewage and electricity, and countless families’ homes. During this same period, Hamas rockets have not caused a single Israeli death or serious injury nor damaged important Israeli infrastructure. While Hamas’ indiscriminate firing of rockets onto civilian areas must be condemned, of far greater significance are the Palestinian deaths from Israeli rocket attacks.

The majority of Gaza’s population — roughly 80 per cent — are Palestinians who were expelled from their homes leading up to and directly after Israel’s declaration of independence. Israel was founded on the violent dispossession of over 750,000 Palestinians, whose removal was needed in order for Israel to obtain a Jewish-demographic majority, and hence label itself as both “Jewish and democratic.”

Palestinians in Gaza live under a military occupation, since Israel maintains effective control over Gaza’s borders through a blockade by land, sea and air. While Israel’s military occupation of Gaza dates back to June of 1967, its blockade has been going on for over seven years. The blockade, a blatant and illegal form of collective punishment, has been condemned rightfully by the NDP. It was imposed on the Palestinians by Israel as formal retribution for electing a government that refuses to recognize Israel’s violent theft of Palestinian land, and Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestine.

We are chagrined that the NDP has yet to speak out against Israel’s bombing of civilians in Gaza. These are war crimes, since it is clear that Israel has used its precision-guided missiles to target families’ homes, hospitals, schools, ambulances, and even a centre for disabled children. The horrific images coming out of Gaza should elicit strong and immediate condemnation from any individual or organization that is concerned about human rights.

Why then, we are wondering, has the NDP failed to condemn these atrocities? Since Israel’s bombing of Gaza began last Tuesday, the NDP has failed to release any formal statement condemning the massacres that the bombing has caused. While we appreciate the NDP’s call — despite coming after a week of Israeli bombings — for a ceasefire, we are deeply disturbed by the NDP’s language in this statement.

In the statement, foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar states that the NDP “have reiterated that Hamas’ continued rocket attacks are unacceptable. We have also voiced our deep concern regarding the escalating violence and reports of civilian deaths.” It appears that while the NDP considers Hamas’ ineffective rockets to be “unacceptable,” Israel’s world-class rockets — that have killed at least 25 children — cannot even be mentioned, nor can the national identity of the civilians who have been killed.

The statement also calls for “restraint” from both sides, without explaining how the babies Israel is killing in their sleep should show restraint. How should hospitals, schools, ambulances, and unarmed families that Israel is bombing indiscriminately show restraint? It is time for real restraint in using this kind of misleading false equivalence that is totally disconnected from the reality of Israel’s massacres against the people of Gaza.

We are absolutely appalled that the NDP has yet to release a statement condemning Israel’s bombing of Palestinian civilians, and expressing condolences to the Palestinian people and to the thousands of Palestinian-Canadians whose family members in Gaza have been maimed, killed, and made homeless by Israel’s bombings. Paul Dewar issued a statement “on behalf of all New Democrats” expressing condolences for the passing of Ariel Sharon, a former Israeli general, Defence Minister, and Prime Minister who was directly responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent civilians (while failing to condemn his legacy of terror), but the NDP has yet to offer condolences for the killing of over 190 Palestinians, the majority of whom are innocent civilians.

As Jewish-Canadians, we want to be absolutely clear that conservative organizations supporting these war crimes and claiming to represent Canada’s diverse Jewish communities do not speak on our behalf. If the NDP were to follow its conscience and support justice and peace in Israel and Palestine — against the interests of Canada’s Israel lobby groups — we would stand with you in solidarity and support. Canada’s Israel lobby groups represent the Netanyahu government’s racist policies of colonization and apartheid, which can only lead to further bloodshed. It is up to the NDP, as official opposition, to oppose Netanyahu’s and Harper’s positions, and stand with the majority of Canadians in support of international law and the human rights of all parties.

With hope for justice and peace,

Independent Jewish Voices – Canada

Why Justin Trudeau May Be More Dangerous than Harper by Damien Gillis

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Why Justin Trudeau May Be More Dangerous than Harper
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Justin Trudeau just may be Canada’s most dangerous man.

He of the throngs of adoring supporters, the pretty new face that promises to resurrect “Canada’s party”.

The key positions he’s taken thus far – supporting the sellout of our strategic energy resources to the Chinese Government, giving away our sovereignty through the Canada-China Trade deal, new pipelines to expand the Tar Sands – hardly vary from those of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. They just look and sound far more attractive coming from Canada’s prodigal son.

And that’s what scares me.

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Trudeau’s latest decision to out-Harper Mr. Harper on boosting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to Texas give us a sobering sense of where the young Liberal leader is headed. Perhaps more troubling is the question of what he actually believes – or whether these positions derive from polling data, focus groups, and a cynical drive to get elected at all costs (more on that in a moment).

In his first swing out west following a successful leadership bid, Trudeau took the time to praise Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s efforts to secure access for Keystone by talking up improved “environmental sustainability” in the Tar Sands (exactly how, we’re left to wonder, beyond a carbon tax proposed by Redford).

“I’m very hopeful despite the political games being played by the NDP…that we will see the Keystone pipeline approved soon,” Trudeau proclaimed.

If Bay Street and the energy sector see that Trudeau is prepared to fulfill the same key objectives as Harper, they will not think twice about swinging their support back to the Liberals. This latest statement on Keystone signals that Mr. Trudeau is truly open for business. For this reason, while backing Keystone may be unpopular with certain segments of the Canadian public, it could prove a shrewd political move in the long-run.

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Harper is uncharacteristically weak at the moment. There is the infighting within his usually locked-down caucus, the cratering polling figures (a recent Nanos poll has the Liberals leading the Conservatives for the first time in years, at 34 to 31% support), and an authoritarian image that is becoming increasingly problematic. He and his embattled foot soldiers, the likes of Joe Oliver and Jason Kenney, have had a very bad month.

Oliver overplayed his hand a couple of weeks ago when he attacked the world’s most respected climate scientist, the recently retired James Hansen of NASA, while on a “diplomatic” mission to Washington to build support for Keystone.

The tone-deaf Oliver ranted that Hansen should be “ashamed” of “exaggerating” the effects of climate change and impacts of the Tar Sands, apparently missing the irony of attacking his hosts while trying win them over. The comments, which backfired severely, were picked up by everyone from the New York Times to the UK’s Guardian. Hansen shot back, aptly branding Oliver a “Neanderthal“.

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On this score, Trudeau seems to understand something his Conservative opponents don’t – i.e. cultivating buy-in for Keystone requires more sophisticated framing and at least a modicum of tact with our southern neighbours.

Meanwhile, the most likeable and politically adept figure in the Harper Government, Immigration Minister Kenney, finds himself embroiled in the growing scandal over his government’s foreign temporary worker program. The seriousness of this political pitfall is evident in the unusual backtracking Harper is doing on the program.

He’s right to do so. The problem for Harper with issues like this one, the buyout of Canadian energy company Nexen by Chinese state-owned CNOOC, and the botched fighter jet program, is the way they rile his base. Unpopular with small “c” conservatives, they drive division within Harper’s tenuous right-wing alliance.

With these troubles brewing on the home front and attack ads aimed at Trudeau falling short of the effect they had on his predecessors – Michael Ignatieff and Sétphane Dion – things are shaping up nicely for Harper’s young challenger.

The question is, what does this mean for Canada?

If all Mr. Trudeau represents is a better-packaged version of Harper’s economic vision, then how will the Canadian public and environment – not to mention the planet – be any better off?

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The thing that has always bothered me about Justin – ever since his entry onto the public scene at his famous father’s funeral – is that he’s never appeared to stand for anything real. Years later, even following a lengthy leadership race and literally thousands of media clips and public appearances, I still don’t know what core principles motivate his drive to lead the country. He speaks in platitudes, clever but meaningless tweets – which is partly what makes him so effective with social media and our soundbite-obsessed mainstream press.

He is our version of Robert Redford’s character in The Candidate.

Evidently, if Justin stands for anything, it’s selling out Canada’s strategic resources and exploiting the climate-destroying Tar Sands. Where his father tried and failed to build a made-in-Canada energy policy, the younger Trudeau is going in the opposite direction.

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Even that, though, I suspect, is more a reflection of his willingness to shape-shift his policies into whatever form advisers tell him will track best politically.

With Harper, by contrast, we have a sense that his zeal for expanding Canada’s fossil fuel industries through foreign ownership is something in which he believes on a deep, ideological level. I’m not sure which is better – the guy who believes in something I and many other Canadians patently don’t, or the guy who probably doesn’t but is willing to say he does, just to get elected. If these are our two choices, then I’m ready for a third.

Real leadership means fighting for real principles, even when they’re unpopular. Great politicians find a way to sell good ideas to the public and media.

Justin Trudeau does none of these things. But, boy, does he look good not doing them.
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ELECTION SPECIAL!!! PM STEPHEN HARPER WAS FORMER CSIS OPERATIVE by Gareth Llewellyn

ELECTION SPECIAL!!! PM STEPHEN HARPER WAS FORMER CSIS OPERATIVE by Gareth Llewellyn

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Editor’s Note:

The following information on PM Stephen Harper’s involvement as a former CSIS operative was first published on this site back on January 18th of 2011. Then, following repeated backtracking and pressure from the author, including pleadings that he was in danger of losing his job because of the fact that the information was on the net, I consented to pulling the piece.

Now that a federal election is on I’ve decided that the information contained in Mr. Gareth Llewellyn’s story is of too vital a nature for the country to keep it from the electors and so I’m republishing it in the public interest.

The fact of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s direct connection and collusion with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service better known by its acronym “CSIS” has been kept well hidden by the Conservative party and the mainstream media but it’s the type of information that voters should be aware of before they make the mistake of voting for Harper again and putting the Conservatives in a position of power with a majority rule.

Originally, on January 17th, 2011, I received an email sent to RadicalPress.com and other news media outlets and Senators from Mr. Gareth Llewellyn, a former Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Intelligence Analyst in the Intelligence directorate, wherein he shared his insights into “behind the scenes” political scenarios that the vast proportion of Canadian citizens are currently unaware of.

Along with the malicious and highly suspect machinations of Canada’s spy network came Llewellyn’s expose on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s past associations with CSIS as well as Llewellyn’s  own personal connections and recollections of Harper and other key players in the current Conservative government now running for re-election.

The information contained in Gareth Llewellyn’s email should be a strong wake up call to each and every Canadian concerned about the direction that this nation is taking in terms of domestic and foreign policy. It should also be a warning to Canadians about the subversive and dangerous role being played by CSIS and the Prime Minister in terms our country’s global position and standing amongst other democratic countries.

I would urge each and every person reading the information contained in the post below to do their utmost to spread this material around the net to the fullest possible degree. The collusion here between our Prime Minister and our secretive“intelligence” agency is of crucial importance and needs to be exposed to as many Canadians as possible.

The article contains the first four proposed chapters of a book that Llewellyn told RadicalPress.com that he was in the process of publishing. It is therefore a long article. I am purposely sending it in full rather than providing a hyperlink to the complete piece which will be on this site. In this way readers will have the full information.

 

Shine your Light for Love, Peace & Justice for All,

Arthur Topham
Publisher/Editor
The Radical Press
Canada’s Radical News Network
“Digging to the root of the issues since 1998″
http://www.radicalpress.com
radical@radicalpress.com
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ELECTION SPECIAL!!! PM STEPHEN HARPER WAS FORMER CSIS OPERATIVE!!!

by Gareth Llewellyn

April 11, 2011

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From:  llewellyn.gareth@yahoo.com
Subject: Fw: CSIS involvement in politics
Date: January 17, 2011 11:38:15 AM PST (CA)
To: radical@radicalpress.com

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Sent: Mon, January 17, 2011 4:30:37 AM
Subject: CSIS involvement in politics

January 2011

Dear Senator:

Would it affect your vote if you learned that the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper was a CSIS operative in the late 1980s and early 1990s?

This interesting-but-not-scandalous information (as once described by Jeff Sallot, a noted journalist and now teaching media at Carleton University) has been deemed by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) as an item of “national security,” and I, in turn, was deemed as ‘prejudicial to the safety and interests of the [Canadian] state’ under the Security of Information Act (SOIA).”  My career was ruined as a result.

So, congratulations! you are now privy to a national-security secret.

If, after a moment of contemplation, you find something fishy about this “secret,” as if Canada’s security wouldn’t change one iota if it were broadcast around the world, you are privy to what this package is really about: the lack of judgment by CSIS, their dirty tricks, harassment and above all, their denial of basic justice to innocent Canadians.

The Liberal Party of Canada is aware of this information, but according to a letter from Michael Ignatieff’s office (copied to the Evidence directory), the Liberals are not interested in this issue. The reasons for the Liberal’s lack of interest may include the fact that CSIS may have also protected a Liberal Prime Minister from another “national security secret” i.e., a brief affair with a Peterborough woman in or around 2005, by harassing her to an extreme degree.  Read the article about her ordeal at the hands of CSIS in the Evidence directory (#23a and b).

This package is a book proposal seeking a publisher.  Four chapters and an introduction tentatively entitled Life Under CSIS Rule are included, as well as a book synopsis and letter to a prospective literary agent.  A series of magazine articles are also feasible, as is internet publication. The Gangstalker Directory contains “About Gangstalkers” to explain the role of “gangstalkers” simply, a network of louts recruited to harass a whistleblower including some photos of them in action.  The phenomenon of gangstalking has been developed very well at the website, www.gangstalkingworld.com, to which I refer the reader.  In my case, CSIS has rented apartments in my neighbourhood to house them, so I enclose some photos of those houses as well.

My resume and a photograph of my wife and I are included to identify us, as well as a Contact sheet to warn of the difficulties of communication when you are under CSIS investigation.  My proposed book isn’t as important as the country.  If you don’t want my experiences in Life Under CSIS Rule to be a regular occurrence in Canada, all under the excuse of “national security,” please pass my story along. Please accept my legal permission to do so.

Sincerely,

Gareth Llewellyn

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Synopsis of Proposed Book

Working Title: “Life Under CSIS Rule”

Summary:

In January 2007, I was “gang-stalked” by CSIS. According to the leaked diplomatic cables by Wikileaks, this activity was called “vigorous harassment” by the former Director of CSIS, Jim Judd, a process that involves dozens of people, vehicles and radios. At the time, I didn’t know why it was happening, and throughout 2007, despite my efforts with my superiors at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the fact I was an intelligence analyst cleared to Top Secret Special Access, one of the highest in government, I couldn’t get answers.It wasn’t until February 2008 that I learned that CSIS thought I was an American spy. I had done nothing to justify this. I complained to the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), and in so doing I revealed that the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, our Prime Minister, was used by CSIS as an operative against me previously in 1988, at a time when CSIS thought I was a neo-Nazi and a South African agent. After learning that I knew about Harper (it shouldn’t have been much of a surprise), CSIS deemed me a security risk ‘“prejudicial to the safety and interests of Canada” under the Security of Information Act (SOIA). My career was finished. CSIS mounted a campaign to force me out of my job and brand me as delusional in order to protect Harper. The SOIA has empowered CSIS to deprive the innocent of a solicitor-client privilege and patient-doctor relationship, as well as other mechanisms of justice.

This book is about errors of judgment by CSIS so massive that they involve two Prime Ministers and a former Leader of the Opposition. During the past 22 years, CSIS suspected me of being a neo-Nazi, a South Africa agent, an American spy and now a enemy of the state. They were wrong on all counts. When CSIS thought I was a neo-Nazi, they fomented an investigation into me by Internal Affairs in Revenue, from which I was cleared. CSIS thought I was funneling money from the South African embassy to Preston Manning’s campaign against Joe Clark. Here, Preston Manning was investigated. This story is told as a first/second-person narrative in chronological time with flashbacks recounting the back story.

The story doesn’t end there. Another victim is a Peterborough woman operating under the alias “Anne,” who had an alleged affair with a Prime Minister in 2005, probably the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin. Two newspaper articles have been written about her, but the mainline media hasn’t realized what has happened. CSIS abuses normal Canadians under a program entitled ‘“diffuse and disrupt” a program, in theory, that is meant to halt a terrorist attack against Canada, and formed, in the words of a former Deputy Director of Operations at CSIS, “because we had all this information and nothing to do with it.” In practice, CSIS doesn’t enjoy the competence to differentiate between the innocent and the guilty.

A brief introduction and proposed chapters 1- 4 are included. Substantial documentary evidence proving CSIS actions to some extent are provided. Photographs of gangstalkers, including the homes they use as a home base in my neighbourhood, are presented here as a stand-alone section for the middle of the book. All the names, dates and places are authentic. Some names may need to be changed for liability purposes, but not all. The central question in this proposed book is, how could a brief affair by one Prime Minister and the knowledge that another Prime Minister worked for CSIS many years ago become a “national security threat” requiring extreme extra-judicial remedies?

Chapters 1- 4

Provided (approx. 25,000 words). They present my early exposure to “gangstalking” and my work life under CSIS investigation between January 2007 and September 2008. Back story elements include my past relationship with Stephen Harper and the incidents that lead to the investigation of Preston Manning’s federal campaign in Yellowhead in 1988. Also included is their ‘“disrupt activities” against me as an alleged American spy. Illegal activities by my employer, CBSA, and CSIS are presented, and how my solicitor-client and patient-doctor relationship were abrogated.  It includes how CSIS tried to brand me as “delusional” in order to protect the Prime Minister. It ends with my discovery of the plight of “Anne,” a Peterborough woman who had an affair with a PM and CSIS’s efforts to try to kill me in a traffic accident.

Chapters 5-6

Unwritten. These two chapters are reserved for “Anne’s Story,” a woman from Peterborough now in her early thirties who had a brief liaison with a Prime Minister, probably the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin. Evidence obtained from the national media indicates that the PM may have had marital problems with his wife, Sheila, at that time (or was caused by?). Information to be provided by Erin, “Anne’s” real first name.

Middle section of photographic inserts:

Provided in the “Gangstalkers” and the “Evidence” directories. This includes a proposed section called About Gangstalkers, a presentation of pictures I have taken along with captions, and includes the “safehouses” used by CSIS to monitor me and to house the gangstalkers. It may also include assorted letters provided in “Evidence” from CSIS alleging I was a “subversive” at the time I was cleared to TSSA, indicating that this status was attributed because I knew the PM was a former CSIS operative, as well as redacted documents obtained through the Privacy Act indicating I was suspected of being an American spy; photographs and documents showing a CSIS officer impersonating Michelle Shephard, a Toronto Star reporter; photograph showing the CSIS officer impersonating Lois Tuffin, a Peterborough This Week editor; a letter from my employer, CBSA, threatening my job after posting a early draft of the PM’s early activity on behalf of CSIS on the internet; a copy of the Security of Information Act; proposed pictures of CSIS officers and managers; etc. Approximate length: 40 pages.

Suggested Chapter 7

Unwritten. A proposed chapter to be written by a lawyer conversant with the origins and workings of the Security of Information Act, with a focus on the implications on the lives of innocent Canadians by CSIS actions, and a explanation of why the power under SOIA does not extend below PM level. Remuneration by the publisher could be sent directory to the lawyer.

Chapter 8

Unwritten. This chapter will show how CSIS gangstalking and incompetent investigating has damaged the lives of innocent Muslim Canadians, merging information presented here with media accounts and interviews with the subjects. Focus on one or two cases of Muslim Canadians is proposed, and specifically the ‘“extra-legal” behaviour by CSIS. This chapter might flow into a discussion on the origins of gangstalking and the “diffuse and disrupt” policy in CSIS. Some discussion of gangstalking efforts in the U.S. and in the U.K., and discussion of other books on gangstalking, etc. Research will be required.

Chapter 9

Unwritten. This chapter (or two) will continue my story relating from September 2008 to the winter of 2010-11. It will include my failure to obtain assistance by Ottawa Police; my complaint to the Office of the Independent Police Review Director; failure to obtain a lawyer through CSIS interference; efforts to contact the media; efforts to broker a deal with the government; frequent CSIS attempts to impersonate others; CSIS suborning my extended family and sister; CSIS in the legal field, media, etc.

Epilogue

Unwritten. The character of this concluding chapter depends on how the theme has been understood by the reader. It could present this story as a “danger signal” to conclude with prescriptive remedies; i.e., ideas for reform, merging human rights with national security; reform of SIRC; reform for the chain of command within the Canadian state as approached by the SOIA, particularly in situations of national emergency; ideas to define “national security.” Alternatively, the theme could be understood as illustrative of our descent into Canadian fascism, in which corroborative evidence could be presented to show how liberal Canada has died. Either way, discussions and research would be required.

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Life Under CSIS Rule

Chapter I

January 2007

The nightmare began when I sat in Starbucks in the Ottawa Marriott Hotel.

I was sipping my favourite triple-mocha when an auburn-haired lady entered, bee-lined to the table beside me, sat and stared at me. Coat on. No coffee. Her hands were folded in her lap. There was no intensity in her eyes, but she kept on staring. Naturally I was perplexed, but I ignored her and my gaze wandered to another table beside me where a game of musical chairs broke out. A man sitting at the table doing nothing but fiddling his thumbs, left his seat too quickly and was just-as-quickly replaced by another. Then a third. Not a coffee between them. It was a peculiar sight and I returned to work a few minutes later, mystified.

Most people have weird days too. I suppose my situation was very like those manufactured situations in the old TV series Candid Camera, filming unsuspecting strangers to gauge their reaction. For me, this game played itself out the next day at Starbucks with different people, and intermittently after that. Nobody appeared to say, “Hey, this is a joke” or pointing out the hidden camera.

At work, meanwhile, someone had used my computer overnight and left little traces behind, called “electronic footprints’ by the Information Technology (IT) people. I worked for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) as an Intelligence Analyst in the Intelligence directorate. I was 53 years old with a Masters in International Relations (Terrorism) and had 20 years in the government, so I knew that the IT people accessed our computers regularly for upgrades and repairs; however this midnight visit looked suspiciously like an investigation. For one thing, why do it at midnight? If it wasn’t an investigation, on the other hand, it could be something far worse.

Right about then, a woman from our Toronto office called to ask if I had used one of their work files. Customs, Revenue and most other departments divide Canada into districts (or “ports” in the case of Customs) who “own” a file based on the Canadian’s location, usually his or her address. She quoted my User ID over the phone but I had never used the field file. HQ analysts like me almost never do. A CBSA officer had been arrested recently for ‘“internal conspiracy‚” Customs jargon for bad things done by employees with somebody else and it was reported in the media. This kind of thing happens more often than Canadians realize so my first reaction was alarm. Had organized crime penetrated CBSA and used my User ID? I called the woman in Toronto back and reported it up the line in Ottawa. She called back saying it was a false alarm but her “explanation” was nonsense.
Taken together, I reported these things to my new manager, Scott. A new top-secret “intel” unit had just been formed, called “Current Intelligence,” one of the most secure at CBSA, and I was Scott’s first employee. We worked in the ‘“Box,” a windowless secure room with the normal toys of a high-security area, such as a locked access, a separate commissionaire, safes, etc. I told him I thought I was under some form of investigation. Scott frowned in response. He disappeared soon after and was gone for several days for meetings with CSIS, among other things. He was aloof when he returned.

‘“Did you get a letter pulling your security clearance?” he asked.

“No,” I replied, surprised. “Have I done something wrong?”

He never answered that question.

I was worried. I knew I had done nothing wrong, but the public service is filled with personalities that shouldn’t be given responsibility to run a lemonade stand, let alone to control budgets and the futures of other people. Public servants also carry grudges. But it was on the street where my problems began.

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