A poem by Splitting The Sky, critical of the social/political state in the world today, eloquently orated by STS, and set to music performed by guitarist Ron Bankley, with variety of related imagery. The mp3 can be downloaded for free at www.splittingthesky.net
ANTHEM FOR DISSENT
By Ann Onimus, John Boncore/Splitting The Sky and Ron Bankley
United in fear we trade freedom, our prize for the Patriot Act as united we securitize
United in power over patriarchy, we misogynize
United in self-righteous arrogance, we imperialise
United in degenerate genital mutilation, we circumcise
United we consume and spend, and, united, we capitalize
United in greed we exploit, as united we multinationalize
United we commit economic suicide as, united, we globalise
United in beligerent violence, we waste trillions as, united, we militarize
United we massacre millions and think we’re so brave, united we fantasize
United we bomb, destroy, maim, mass murder, slaughter and terrorize
United in massive denial we look the other way, as united, we atrocitize
United in ‘might makes right’, we dominate and, united, we hegemonize
United we pillage the third world and then, united, we moralize
United we covet their resources and, united, we monopolize
United in total denial we deny that, united, we brutalize
United we believe without question the star spangled propaganda our leaders so unceasingly televise
United we, so very obediently, swallow the many fabricated red white and blue lies
United we’re so blind, with closed eyes except wide-eyed Ashcroft spies
And in the many resource rich countries that, united, we occupy and we colonize, and united we impoverish and victimize
Yet another corporate billion is pried and yet another heart broken mother cries and yet another star spangled bomb drops
And yet another innocent child heinously dies
Yet another example of united we collateralize
Just U.S. business as usual, as united we privatize
United we stand completely deranged
Global terrorist in our ‘freedom and democracy’ disguise
As united we stand apathetic and complicit in American terrorism
As united we turn on TV to de-sensitise
As united we stand in massive denial
As united we ignore the innocent pleas of the innocent ones we exterminate
As united we stand inanely pledging allegiance to the flag of facist terrorism
As their blood on it dries
As united we stand, surrendering our freedom to the real ‘axis of evil’ Corporation, CIA, and Military guise
As united we stand with our heads in the sand, as the American Fourth Reich is born
And freedom dies
As united we stand so comfortably numb and deniably dumb
That united we don’t have sense to realise
That united we stand on the brink of the New World Order totalitarian police state
United we are so……Blind
[Editor's Note: I received an email from Splitting the Sky aka John Boncore, inquiring as to the overall intent and purpose of James Petras's September 1, 2010 article posted below.Ã‚Â
In response to this query from STS I wrote to him the following letter which I feel puts Petras's article into a Canadian perspective]:
Dear Splitting the Sky,
I finally found the time to take a serious look at Petras’s article. I found it to be exceedingly brilliant and interesting as well as invaluable in terms of identifying the scope and magnitude of Zionist influence in the USA.
I’ve highlighted (for you) in red/bold some of the more poignant comments that Petras makes with respect to their unwarranted power and influence and the mechanisms which they use to destroy any and all dissidents who oppose them.
My sense though is that Petras isn’t bypassing the type of struggles that I and others here in Canada are facing. His main focus is the USA but for me at least I find that it’s very easy to extrapolate from the US situation to that of Canada. Here of course we don’t appear to have people who’ve thus far been able to research and dissect the Canadian body politic in order to show and explain to fellow Canucks how this very same subterfuge and seditious activity is taking place within our own government, judiciary and society.
I, in my limited capacity and time, have been trying to alert fellow Canadians to the problem but my resources are (as you well know) extremely limited and prohibitive when it comes to taking the time to do the indepth research required to identify the culprits and show how they’re all linked together to the very same agenda that the US is in terms of Israeli influence.
Obviously Harper and Jason Kenney are the most blatant examples of this underlying process of infiltration and power politics by Tel Aviv and its minions of sayanim here in Canada but I’m convinced that they are only the tip of the iceberg and that the network is much more complex.
In terms of my battles with B’nai Brith Canada and the Canadian Human Rights Commission and Tribunal that scenario is one which does highlight to a limited degree the basic problem but it’s one that still requires much more fleshing out in order to expose the matrix of madness and subterfuge that exists on all levels throughout Canada.
The recent conference in Ottawa on “anti-Semitism” instigated by Irwin Cotler and his Zionist sycophants is the most recent example of this egregious behaviour on the part of the Zionist traitors to Canada and it exemplifies their obvious intentions which is good as it also exposes their agenda (as limited as this might be) and allows Canadians to see and contemplate their objectives in light of the growing awareness globally of the vile and racist actions of the Zionist state of Israel.
Had I the resources to investigate this network of nincompoops further I’m sure I could prove and provide similar background information on the Zionists who are daily doing the identical bidding of the Israeli state here in our own country. Identifying the enemy John is crucial to disabling their lines of defense and diffusing their hidden agenda.
Hope this helps to explain my thoughts on Petras’ article.
The State and Local Bases of Zionist Power in America
by James Petras / September 1st, 2010
Any serious effort to understand the extraordinary influence of the Zionist power configuration over US foreign policy must examine the presence of key operatives in strategic positions in the government and the activities of local Zionist organizations affiliated with mainstream Jewish organizations and religious orders.
There are at least 52 major American Jewish organizations actively engaged in promoting IsraelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s foreign policy, economic and technological agenda in the US (see the appendix). The grassroots membership ranges from several hundred thousand militants in the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to one hundred thousand wealthy contributors, activists and power brokers in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In addition scores of propaganda mills, dubbed think tanks, have been established by million dollar grants from billionaire Zionists including the Brookings Institute (Haim Saban) and the Hudson Institute among others. Scores of Zionist funded political action committees (PAC) have intervened in all national and regional elections, controlling nominations and influencing election outcomes. Publishing houses, including university presses have been literally taken over by Zionist zealots, the most egregious example being Yale University, which publishes the most unbalanced tracts parroting Zionist parodies of Jewish history.1 New heavily funded Zionist projects designed to capture young Jews and turn them into instruments of Israeli foreign policy includes Ã¢â‚¬Å“Taglit-BirthrightÃ¢â‚¬Â which has spent over $250 million dollars over the past decade sending over a quarter-million Jews (between 18-26) to Israel for 10 days of intense brainwashing.2 Jewish billionaires and the Israeli state foot the bill. The students are subject to a heavy dose of Israeli style militarism as they are accompanied by Israeli soldiers as part of their indoctrination; at no point do they visit the West Bank, Gaza or East Jerusalem.2 They are urged to become dual citizens and even encouraged to serve in the Israeli armed forces. In summary, the 52 member organizations of the Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations which we discuss are only the tip of the iceberg of the Zionist Power Configuration: taken together with the PACs, the propaganda mills, the commercial and University presses and mass media we have a matrix of power for understanding the tremendous influence they have on US foreign and domestic policy as it affects Israel and US Zionism.
While all their activity is dedicated first and foremost in ensuring that US Middle East policy serves IsraelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s colonial expansion in Palestine and war aims in the Middle East, what BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢nai BÃ¢â‚¬â„¢rth euphemistically calls a Ã¢â‚¬Å“focus on Israel and its place in the worldÃ¢â‚¬Â, many groups Ã¢â‚¬ËœspecializeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ in different spheres of activity. For example, the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Friends of the Israel Defense ForceÃ¢â‚¬Â is primarily concerned in their own words Ã¢â‚¬Å“to look after the IDFÃ¢â‚¬Â, in other words provide financial resources and promote US volunteers for a foreign army (an illegal activity except when it involves Israel). Hillel is the student arm of the Zionist power configuration claiming a presence in 500 colleges and universities, all affiliates defending each and every human rights abuse of the Israeli state and organizing all expenses paid junkets for Jewish student recruits to travel to Israel where they are heavily propagandized and encouraged to Ã¢â‚¬ËœmigrateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ or become Ã¢â‚¬Ëœdual citizensÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
Citizen’s Arrest of War Criminal George W. Bush: Court Case in Canada
Anti-Bush Protester Handed Fine, One-Year Probation
by Daryl Slade
Global Research, June 10, 2010
CALGARY Ã¢â‚¬â€ A Chase, B.C., man will not go to jail after being convicted of obstructing a peace officer while protesting former U.S. president George W. Bush’s visit to Calgary last year.
Provincial court Judge Manfred Delong handed a conditional discharge Monday to John Pasquale Boncore, 58, and placed him on probation for a year.
Boncore Ã¢â‚¬â€ who also goes by the name of Splitting the Sky Ã¢â‚¬â€ must make a $1,000 donation to a charity of his choice and pay a $50 victim fine surcharge as conditions of his probation.
Court heard Boncore, who wanted to have Bush arrested as a war criminal, tried to cross a line of city police officers providing security as the former president spoke at the Telus Convention Centre on March 17, 2009.
Boncore told the judge before sentencing that if being fined $1,000 “for trying to apprehend a war criminal of the Bush administration, and possibly stop torture and murder,” then “bring it on.”
Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, who has worked for many years in aboriginal rights with Boncore, a former resident of Buffalo, N.Y., gave a strong character reference on the man’s behalf during Monday’s hearing.
Outside court, Clark condemned the Bush administration for “the most unspeakable aggression” since the Second World War in starting conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. He insisted there shouldn’t be a problem with protesting something you believe in.
“It’s important people see that side of (Bush’s regime),” said Clark. “If (the U.S.) continued this war aggression, it’s going to be a short and difficult future for everybody.”
A defiant Boncore told the judge before sentencing he wasn’t there to incite violence but that he “(believes) in my heart that George W. Bush is a war criminal.”
Crown prosecutor Tracy Davis, who did not seek any jail time, nevertheless called Boncore’s actions that day a well-planned and deliberate action.
Defence lawyer Charles Davison had sought a discharge for his client, who had no prior criminal record and has a good standing in his community.
Delong said the issue did not have anything to do with Boncore’s beliefs but rather what he had done that day.
He called the obstruction a relatively minor offence compared to similar cases.
STS Versus the War Criminals Ã‚Â© Edna Spennato 2010.
Photomontage made on 17 March 2010
Mundo dos Sonhos
World of Dreams
Just to let you know that a new photomontage has been posted at Mundo dos Sonhos, in support of the trial last week in Calgary, BC, of the veteran Mohawk activist, Splitting the Sky, who attempted to arrest the war criminal, GW Bush, when he came to Calgary a year ago.
Some interesting links and audio and video footage are included in the blog post.
March 18, 2010
Splitting the Sky Versus the War Criminals
On 17 March 2009 in Calgary, Canada, Splitting the Sky (aka John Boncore) was arrested and charged with obstruction (as he fully expected) when he tried to serve George W. Bush with a citizenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s warrant, and to arrest him to stand trial for war crimes and torture. In doing so, he sacrificed himself for ALL of us who are concerned with Truth, Peace and Justice. His trial took place on 8 and 9 March, and judgment will be passed on 7 June 2010.Ã‚Â The trial was closed down by the state after 2 days, though he was originally given 5 days to present evidence of war crimes and torture, as well as the involvement of the Bush regime in the events of 9/11, to justify his actions under the legal principle of Ã¢â‚¬Å“civil resistanceÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Listen to STS Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Anthem for Dissent
CitizenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Arrest of George W. Bush for War Crimes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Trial of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Splitting the SkyÃ¢â‚¬Â
by Prof. Anthony J. Hall
Who and What is on Trial?
When Splitting the Sky broke through police lines in his attempt to conduct a citizenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s arrest of former US president George W. Bush, the Mohawk freedom fighter pierced a thick wall of tyranny. He broke through a tight phalanx of state protection for the perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace.
With his courageous act, Splitting the Sky announced the unwillingness of millions of global citizens to tolerate any longer the culture of impunity that places a small, interlinked global plutocracy above the law….
Read in full here.
9/11 Truth is Ã¢â‚¬Å“Splitting the SkyÃ¢â‚¬Â
by Peter Zaza
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦John Boncore was born in Buffalo, New York on January 7, 1952. His Mohawk name, Dacajeweiah, translated into English means Ã¢â‚¬Å“Splitting the SkyÃ¢â‚¬Â. From the age of seven he endured many years in New York foster homes and youth detention centres where he was ill-treated. Eventually he would become the only man convicted as a ringleader of the infamous 1971 Attica State Prison rebellion in upstate New York, in the course of which 43 inmates were killed. This event has inspired several movies Ã¢â‚¬â€ Ã¢â‚¬Å“Against the WallÃ¢â‚¬Â (1994) starring Samuel L. Jackson, and Ã¢â‚¬Å“AtticaÃ¢â‚¬Â (1980) starring Morgan Freeman Ã¢â‚¬â€ and documentaries including Ã¢â‚¬Å“AtticaÃ¢â‚¬Â (1974), and Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Ghosts of AtticaÃ¢â‚¬Â (2001). He was listed by former UN Ambassador Andrew Young of the Carter administration as the number one political prisoner in the USA in 1975.
Splitting the Sky founded an organization to unite all Indigenous Peoples into a great confederation called the League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations of the Western Hemisphere (LISN). In 1995 he was the Sun Dance Chief at Gustafsen Lake, British Columbia, during the Gustafsen Lake Standoff, which was precipitated by a rancher who attempted to evict the Sun Dancers from what he claimed was his property. The incident turned into a major protest against the occupation of unceded native land. Splitting the Sky was an outspoken critic of the governmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s handling of the incident and was among those who raised the question of so-called Ã¢â‚¬Å“Aboriginal TitleÃ¢â‚¬Â under international law. Specifically, aboriginal title is enshrined under the Royal Proclamation of 1763, which is validated as an aboriginal right in section (35) of the Canadian Constitution.
On September 10th, 2001, Splitting the Sky and his family were checking out of the Marriott Hotel one block from the World Trade Center in New York. Had he stayed an extra day or two, as was originally planned, he and his family might have suffered the fate of 400 others at that location who lost their lives during the 9/11 tragedy. As if by some intuition, he and his wife decided to cut short their stay and get out of New York City. While many researchers for 9/11 Truth deal with the never ending incongruities and falsehoods of the governmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s story regarding 9/11, or the various examples of forensic evidence proving controlled demolition, Splitting the Sky has studied the complex web of people and organizations he believes to be the authors of this crime. Through careful deconstruction of the financial entities involved, as well shining the light on those specific figures who occupy the principle seats of power within those structures, he follows the age old maxims of criminology which compel us to Ã¢â‚¬Å“follow the moneyÃ¢â‚¬Â, as well as determine Ã¢â‚¬Å“who benefitsÃ¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.
Read in full here.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Earth Heal Geoharmonic Research Project
Founder of Earth Heal, healing facilitator, writer, artist
Based in Cape Town, South Africa and Alagoas, Brasil