Category Archives: Anarchists & Unions in Caledonia

Mark Vandermaas interviewed by CBC re Tom Keefer march in Caledonia

Caledonia Victims ProjectNot long ago I finished a short, but great radio interview w/CBC radio (French) out of Toronto who wanted my perspective on today’s march through Caledonia as the founder of the Caledonia Victims Project.
 
They were given material by the organizers of today’s takeover of the streets of Caledonia by Tom Keefer and his anti-capitalist allies that left the impression today’s march was about ‘commemmorating’ the occupation, but I talked about the flyer delivered to Haldimand homes in which they make it clear that the purpose was not about commemoration, but because Gary McHale & company (of which I am proud to be one) decided to walk down a county road through DCE, and how they are using the circumstances of a mentally disturbed person who tried to commit suicide by driving his car into the house on DCE.
 
I told him that it doesn’t matter whether they’re commemorating the beginning of a reign of terror against innocent people or reacting to non-native people who dared to walk down a county road, their goal is to legitimize the use of violence against innocent people as a political tool, by denying the humanity of their victims by pretending they don’t exist, by blaming the victims for the violence against them, and by attacking those who speak out for them. I said this was the essence of a supremacist ideology and, as the son of parents who lived under Nazi occupation, I found it disgusting and despicable.
 
I made clear that the victims also include native people; I mentioned the two rapes of native women on DCE, and that as a former soldier/peacekeeper I have a duty to speak for them too.
 
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Dear Caledonia residents – about Tom Keefer & tomorrow’s takeover of Caledonia’s streets by Marxists, radical unionists, anarchists, terror group sympathizers and anti-Israel groups

100328 Tom Keefer, CUPE 3903 disrupts CANACE Anti-Racism Rally

100328 Tom Keefer, CUPE 3903 disrupts CANACE Anti-Racism Rally

Earlier today I sent out the following email to my Caledonia mailing list:

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Dear Caledonia residents:

For 5+ years I have been proud to have worked with a small group of people who have done our best to document the crimes committed by both the police and native militants in your town as well as help you understand the role of the non-native radicals who have used native people as proxies for their own anti-capitalist, anarchist agenda. Tomorrow the people who terrorized your town and those who supported them will march in a propaganda effort to convince the victims they created to submit to their twisted logic that you were responsible for the violence against you and your town.
 
100411 Tom Keefer, CUPE 3903 talks to media in support of illegal smoke shack in Caledonia at Doug Fleming protest We are intimately acquainted with Mr. Keefer and his gang of anarchists, Marxists, radical unionists, and anti-Israel groups who have been supporting the lawlessness in Caledonia since nearly the beginning. They have consistently mounted vicious smear attacks against us for daring to peacefully and lawfully speak out for both the native and non-native victims they helped create, and would prefer to ignore.  
 
Here are some facts about Mr. Keefer, land claims and the groups he supports:
 
1. Tom Keefer’s flyer: info re our march onto DCE is WRONG:
 
I will provide some references below for you to judge Keefer and the validity of the other claims in the flyer he paid to have delivered to your homes, but let me first point out that he can’t even get the most basic facts right about the main ‘reason’ he offers for shutting down Caledonia tomorrow.
 

McHale arrested in Caledonia because Native man assaults 77 yr old former Navy vet/UN peacekeeper & OPP officers

LAST UPDATED Feb 28/12

Only in Caledonia.

VoiceofCanada, Feb 06/12: David Strutt cartoon: new logo for ‘ONTARIO PARTISAN POLICE’Only in Caledonia do the police let the native thugs who attack their officers and peaceful non-native people (one of whom happens to be an elderly, cancer-ridden veteran of the Canadian Navy and a UN peacekeeping mission) go free, and arrest the peaceful leader of the non-natives for standing quietly on a county road. You just can’t make this stuff up.

Today seven of the Caledonia Eight, along with a number of Caledonia residents, supporters and spouses, did what no one has done since Feb 28/06 when the occupation there began. We walked through the gates of the Douglas Creek Estates, down the county road that runs through it, to within 100 feet or so of the only house on the site.

The visit was a surprise for the occupiers and police, who were warned shortly before we left the Lions Hall in Caledonia to drive to the site.

120218 History made as OPP arrest native on DCE; 1st arrest ever during commission of crime. PHOTO BY CHRISTINE MCHALEAlthough history was made today by both the visit itself into Dalton McGuinty’s forbidden no-go zone via the county road that runs through the site; and by the first-ever arrest of a native person during the commission of a crime (an assault on Gary McHale), we clearly demonstrated once again that racial policing is very much alive.

The OPP arrested Gary McHale for the sixth time because a native man assaulted OPP officers and 77 year old Navy war veteran & UN peacekeeper Merlyn Kinrade who was wearing his blue beret and holding a UN flag.

Sadly, he also happens to be suffering from cancer. It happened right beside me. The police let the attacker go, and then arrested the non-native — Gary McHale — because he refused to leave because he wasn’t doing anything illegal. Why the arrest then? Because, according to the police, it was Gary McHale – one of the 120218 OPP ask Caledonia 8 to leave DCE even though things are quiet after arrest of native woman. Caledonia 8 members (L-R): Mark Vandermaas (blue beret), Gary McHale, Merlyn Kinrade (holding UN flag)peaceful non-native victims of an earlier assault – who was inciting a breach of the peace.

One observer who has never attended one of our protests sent me this comment:

“I’m still trying to get it through my head that Gary was arrested in order to stop the natives from continuing to break the law. This is just ludicrous.” Continue reading

Gerofsky: How to defeat Islamism

idea_lightbulb_cartoon2by Gary Gerofsky, Never Again Group, Canada

How to defeat Islamism

 The only non-military response to Islamism and the creeping sharia (Islamic law) that is infecting the world is through strength and activism against this scourge and against those in power who are facilitating Islamist expansion. The generations that went before us defeated communism and fascism, and now we must step up to the plate to defeat Islamism. This task is made seriously difficult because we have a Muslim supporter in the White House and weak, ignorant, misinformed leaders married to multiculturalism, wishful thinking, and leftism that is intent on appeasing Islamists in all but a few places (For political reasons related to 9/11, Al Qaeda seems to be the only real Islamist concern for the Obama administration.)

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Six Nations Councillor Helen Miller: ‘Stop blaming colonization & residential schools’

SEE ALSO: Gary McHale to Six Nations: Beware what you teach your children

dove“It’s no wonder so many of our youth seem lost, without direction and guidance, and are choosing the wrong road. Look at the examples they have to follow.” Six Nations Councillor Helen Miller, May 25/11

UPDATED June 11/11 — In the wake of the lawless takeover of the former Six Nations police station by youths Councillor Helen Miller has written a letter to the Turtle Island News in which she itemizes a brutally honest shopping list of reserve dysfunctionality and provides a shockingly fresh solution:

  • repeated vandalism of the Veterans’ hall.
  • Men’s Fire telling people provincial laws don’t apply, and that Six Nations Police have no authority, which promotes lawlessness.
  • People paying kids to steal cars and sell drugs.
  • Cigarette shops, some of which are fronts for drug dealers.
  • ATV drivers & Poker Run organizers refuse to respect farmers’ properties and crops.
  • People stealing reserve land, including the Glebe Lands.
  • Domestic violence is rampant.
  • Women and girls are being sexually assaulted.
  • Too many kids being raised by single parents because fathers refuse responsibility or mothers deny access.
  • Increased violence at sports games with racism on both sides.
  • More suicides among kids in last few years than in 10 years.
  • Kids being bullied at school, but no zero-tolerance policy adopted.
  • Drug addictions are plaguing the community, not just youth, but moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles. Several babies born addicted to drugs, or born w/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
  • Elected council fighting with confederacy council with Mohawk Workers refusing to work with either council.

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Another reason why Jews should care about Caledonia: ‘TURTLE ISLAND HUMANITARIAN AID c.o.b. CANADIAN BOAT TO GAZA…’

from Palestinian Media Watch, www.palwatch.org“A victory for the American Indians of Palestine is a victory for the Palestinians of North America, and a victory for the Palestinians of North America is a victory for the American Indians of Palestine.” 
– Jamila Ghaddar, McMaster University Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, March 09/08
 
The Defendant in a $1,000,000 lawsuit statement of claim by Cherna Rosenberg vs. the Canadian ‘Sea Hitler’ anti-Israel Gaza blockade boat is called…  
 
‘TURTLE ISLAND HUMANITARIAN AID c.o.b. CANADIAN BOAT TO GAZA and ALTERNATIVES INTERNATIONAL’
 
Read the statement of claim here:
 
Those who are not intimately familiar with native/non-native issues, who have not had the ‘pleasant’ experience of being called a white supremacist by native racists telling you all whites should leave Turtle Island and go back to Europe because you dared to speak out for victims in Caledonia, may be unaware that ‘Turtle Island’ is the native name for North America. In fact, one of the 2 newspapers on Six Nations (the biggest in North America) is called the ‘Turtle Island News’ (no connection w/’Sea Hitler’).
 
Anti-Israel groups have been active in supporting the lawlessness in Caledonia since 2006 and their connections can be traced all the way back to Hamas, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood through groups like the Canadian Arab Federation, the McMaster University Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, and the Coalition for Israeli Apartheid.

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CANACE media release: McHale to seek charges of Assault, Mischief vs. CUPE 3903 leader of Caledonia confrontation

Following up on the Crown’s decision to drop the Assault charge brought against him by CUPE 3903 leader Tom Keefer in connection with a Feb 27/11 Caledonia protest Gary McHale has issued a news release with additional information.

In addition to outlining details regarding the circumstances of the case, McHale states that he will be using the private prosecution provisions of the Criminal Code to ask the Court to issue process for charges of Assault, Mischief and Counselling Mischief against Mr. Keefer, and will also be seeking to have charges of Mischief certified against those who joined Keefer “to interfere with the use of private property.”

Basis of charges vs. Keefer et al

Section 41 of the Criminal Code of Canada provides that property owners/agents may remove trespassers using reasonable force, and trespassers who resist removal are deemed to have committed an assault against the owner:

Trespassers’ statements to OPP against McHale provide evidence for charges vs. Keefer and associates

Not only does McHale have a wealth of experience in the criminal courts in the field of private prosecutions (see below), convincing a judge that there is evidence for the charges against Keefer and his followers should prove easy since the statements they made to the OPP in hopes of seeing McHale convicted of Assault can now be used against them. 

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