Category Archives: How low can they go?

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.
 

Dear Ontario PC Party: blood from future victims on YOUR hands, not ours

mcguintys-ipperwash-coverup-p1Feb 28/12

Toby Barrett, MPP
Haldimand Norfolk

Dear Mr. Barrett,

Today I had the distasteful experience of reading your assistant’s insulting email about our invitation to give Tim Hudak and the party the opportunity to march in Caledonia with us against racial policing so you all can share in the positive media coverage we are generating on this issue. After investing more than five years of my life working alongside other citizen volunteers to honour the oath I swore as a soldier to defend Canada so long ago, I scarcely know what to say to a ‘Conservative’ MPP whose long time assistant denigrates our efforts to hold McGuinty accountable as “Just more of Gary’s same ol’ shit – at least it keeps him busy!!”

I appreciate that Rob called Gary to apologize, but why did he bother? Clearly his attitude reflects the party’s. The only thing I suspect he’s really sorry for is forwarding a copy of the email to Gary McHale in error.

Some Canadians have paid a heavy price to give you opportunity after opportunity to take a stand against McGuinty’s racial policing, but your leader won’t even come to Caledonia, let alone work with us to develop policy and strategy to ensure there will be no future victims. We presented our ‘Caledonia Act’ recommendations to you, based on our years of full time, volunteer work in Caledonia so you could learn from our experience fighting lawlessness and racial policing in and out of the courts. We received no response, no follow-up request to help the party move them forward.

The Ipperwash Papers Project As the leader of the Ipperwash Papers project I am utterly dismayed that during the 5 years since we first released the 400 pages of documents on March 14/07 at Queen’s Park (just months before Sam Gualtieri was nearly murdered in the Stirling subdivision) the Ontario PC Party still refuses – to this day! – to hold McGuinty accountable for his use of the racially-skewed Ipperwash Inquiry recommendations to ‘justify’ why the people of Caledonia have been ignored and allowed to suffer via an illegal ‘peacekeeping’ mission on Canadian soil.

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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:

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‘No Blacks, Whites or Jews Allowed by Order of McGuinty’ – by Gary McHale

120127 no whites no jews no blacks - photo by Jeff Parkinson

“…the law in Haldimand County operates as the law in America’s Deep South once worked, where there was one law for the white man, who could break it with impunity, and another for the black man. In Haldimand County, since the occupation began, there has been one law for natives and another for non-natives.“

What does the term ‘Non-Native’ really mean? ‘Rights for Whites?’ Or ‘Rights for All?’

For five years we have been engaged in a struggle to end OPP race-based policing directed against “non-native” people.  During that time many journalists have used the ‘non-native’ term, including Christie Blatchford, author of the Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear And Anarchy, And How The Law Failed All of Us, in which she laid bare much of the damning evidence proving that OPP officers were given, and followed, orders to conduct racial policing. 

On May 04/11, barely six months after release of Helpless Blatchford wrote a story after witnessing the shocking testimony of an OPP officer attempting to justify why the force was again trying to exclude Gary McHale from certain areas of Caledonia after arresting him on a trumped-up assault charge (later dropped by the Crown prior to trial) in which she wrote the words above comparing the law in Caledonia/Haldimand County to the blatantly biased workings of the racist Deep South.  

But, what does the term ‘Non-Native’ really mean?

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CAUGHT ON TAPE: Native occupier threatens non-native woman in Caledonia’s ‘no-go zone’

UPDATE: VIDEO: The Caledonia Eight Arrested

CANACE’s videographer Jeff Parkinson caught a threat made against Bonnie Stephens by a native occupier while she was waiting for police to arrest her during our Saturday protest in Caledonia where eight of us were arrested for ‘trespassing’ on a Haldimand County road. The man can be heard clearly saying, “Come again and the cops won’t be here to protect you.”

  • CANACE video, Dec 03/11: If you come again, the cops won’t be here to protect you [VIDEO, 0.03]

VoC Comment

Even after 5 years of work in Caledonia, even after I and my associates were smeared and assaulted (several put in the hospital) and our property stolen and destroyed by Six Nations militants who ripped apart the community I must confess to still being surprized at just how much violence permeates the attitudes of some of the occupiers. Imagine – threatening a non-native woman for simply daring to stand on a county road! A road that has been declared off-limits to non-natives (and police!) by violent racists whose delusions are backed up by our province’s police force and the Ontario government.  

I am reminded of Christie Blatchford’s observation:

“…the law in Haldimand County operates as the law in America’s Deep South once worked, where there was one law for the white man, who could break it with impunity, and another for the black man. In Haldimand County, since the occupation began, there has been one law for natives and another for non-natives.“

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PHOTOS: ‘Blue Beret’ campaign vs. Cdn Boat to Hamas

Click here to see photos taken during the 2011 ‘Blue Beret’ Vigil vs. London (Ontario) Muslim Mosque support for the Canadian Boat to Hamas.

PHOTO CREDITS:

1. Christine McHaleChristine McHale takes photo of Mark Vandermaas taking her photo, 'Blue Beret' protest vs. Cdn. Boat to Hamas, London Muslim Mosque, June 25/11

In this photo, Mark Vandermaas is taking her picture as Christine takes a picture of the crowd of supporters for one of his ‘Blue Beret’ vigil/protests across the street from the London (Ontario) Muslim Mosque, June 25/11.

Christine and her husband Gary (photo, below) were honoured by award-winning journalist & author Christie Blatchford with an acknowledgement in her 2010 groundbreaking book, Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, And How The Law Failed All of Us for their extensive assistance to the book.

Helpless tells of how Christine has been an unwavering partner for Gary’s quest to end racial policing in Caledonia against incredible odds. She has been there at every step of the way. On Dec 01/07 she by his side when Six Nations smokeshop supporters viciously swarmed and attacked Gary sending him to the hospital. Incredibly, instead of blaming those responsible for the violence, former OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino told the public that it was Gary’s fault and ordered his officers to target him for a criminal charge – and not to “get bogged down with legal nuances” to do it.

100421 Gary & Christine McHale on steps of Hamilton courthouse after Crown dropped infamous 'Counselling Mischief Not Committed' chargeThis photo of the two together was taken April 21/10 on the steps of the Hamilton Courthouse after the Crown dropped the infamous ‘Counselling Mischief Not Committed’ charge eventually laid against him – which took place shortly after two senior OPP officers – including the present commissioner Chris Lewis – were ordered by a judge to face charges of Obstructing Justice in his case. The story about the OPP’s persecution of Gary McHale is a favourite of Blatchford’s when she is invited to speak.

2. Mark Vandermaas

July 02/11, Day 10 of Mark Vandermaas's 'Blue Beret' vigil to protest London Muslim Mosque support for Cdn. Boat to Hamas, London, ON, CanadaMark’s ‘Caledonia CV’ can be found here:

London, Ontario mosque w/links to Muslim Brotherhood rec’d $39K from feds before sponsoring ‘Sea Hitler’ fundraiser

CORRECTION: In the original story, VoC incorrectly showed the date of Ed Holder’s announcement of federal funding for the London Muslim Mosque as being May 17, 2011 – AFTER the mosque’s fundraising dinner for the Tahrir boat to Gaza.  The funding announcement was, in fact, made on May 17, 2010. I apologize to readers and Mr. Holder for this error. The story, story title and URL have all been updated via this replacement article. 
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On Sunday June 19/11 participants in the ‘Canada Boat to Gaza’ mission will fly to meet a boat called Tahrir which will attempt to land in Gaza. Its objective is to break the Israeli naval blockade of weapons delivery to Hamas – whose Charter calls for the destruction of Israel and extermination of Jews.  

Those opposed to the Canadian boat’s mission refer to it as the ‘Sea Hitler.’   

Feds fund London mosque after Gaza boat fundraiser  

Blogger ‘Blazing Cat Fur’ has gathered evidence showing:  

1. On Feb 05/11 the London (Ontario) Muslim Mosque hosted a fundraising dinner for the ‘Canadian Boat to Gaza.  

2. The Operations Manager of the London Muslim Mosque, Muhammed Hamou, will be sailing on board the Sea Hitler.  

3. The London Muslim Mosque has links to the Muslim Brotherhood through the Muslim Association of Canada.  

4. The London Muslim Mosque has links to the Muslim Students Association. The MSA pledge includes these words: “Jihad is my spirit…I will die to establish Islam.”  

5. On May 17/10 Conservative MP Ed Holder (London West) visited the London Muslim Mosque to announce that the federal government was providing $39,000 in funding from the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Pilot (SIP) Program. Holder said, “The funding announced…will help improve security so that the London Muslim Mosque and its members can practice their faith and culture peacefully, and continue to remain engaged in our community without fear of harm.” 

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CORRECTION: In the original story, VoC incorrectly showed the date of Ed Holder’s announcement of funding for the London Muslim Mosque as being May 17, 2011 – AFTER the mosque’s fundraising dinner for the Tahrir boat to Gaza.  The funding announcement was, in fact, made on May 17, 2010. 
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