A reliable source says that secret meetings have been taking place in Haldimand County regarding the occupied Douglas Creek Estates following the arrests of the Caledonia Eight on Dec 03/11 for ‘trespassing’ on a county road that passes through the occupation site.
On Monday Dec 19/11 Haldimand Council held an in camera meeting to discuss the Douglas Creek Estates.
On Wednesday, Dec 21/11 Ontario’s Minister of Aboriginal Affairs visited Haldimand County to meet with Mayor Ken Hewitt for another private meeting to discuss the Douglas Creek Estates.
I had no idea of just how time-consuming the Blue Beret vigil would be when I started it. Not an exaggeration to say that I’ve been going on 3-4 hours sleep per night trying to keep up with all the writing and behind the scenes developments that I can’t talk about, all the while monitoring and reporting on the stunning developments in the Caledonia crisis. Normally I like to cross-post material from the Caledonia Victims Project here on VoC, but while I was covering it in my daily updates to the Blue Beret vigil, I just didn’t have time to re-post.
That was why I was sending out updates on the vigil to my ‘Caledonia list’ and if you were following them you might have gotten a sense of just how related the issues were as the vigil progressed. If not, go back and have a re-read. Or, you can catch up here. 🙂
- Caledonia Victims Project, July 15/11: TorSun founder Worthington hammers ‘journalistic negligence’ & ‘defacto’ suspension of Charter, Police Services Act protection for Caledonia victims
- Caledonia Victims Project, July 14/11: Thank you note to Senator Bob Runciman: FIRST to denounce Ipperwash Inquiry ‘peacekeeping’ recommendations
- National Post, July 13/11: National Post editorial board: The shame of Caledonia continues
- National Post, July 13/11: National Post: The Caledonia farce continues
- Toronto Sun, July 12/11: Inquiry needed into Caledonia occupation (Senator Bob Runciman becomes 1st politician in Canada to denounce the Ipperwash Inquiry and its ‘peacekeeping’ recommendations — 4 years after we first released the Ipperwash Papers on March 14/07.)
- Joint CANACE/Caledonia Victims Project media release: Caledonia — what went wrong? What next? Longtime volunteers stand ready with answers & help (time to end the illegal peacekeeping mission on Canadian soil; includes key references to help journalists, politicians and researchers what went wrong & how to fix things.)
- Caledonia Victims Project, July 09/11: Caledonia: what went wrong? Where do we go from here?
- Caledonia Victims Project, July 09/11: Caledonia’s unsung hero: Class Action lawyer John Findlay (Ont. gov’t settles Caledonia Class Action lawsuit for $20M)
- Caledonia Victims Project, June 19/11: Caledonia milestone: DCE occupiers & OPP respect rights of non-natives during Truth & Reconciliation Rally
Posted in 1. VoC's MOST IMPORTANT POST, 2. VoC's Favorite Post, Bob Runciman, Caledonia Class Action lawsuit, Crimes Against Democracy, Ipperwash, Ipperwash Cover-Up, Ipperwash Papers Project, Ipperwash Report Myths, John Findlay, Legal actions & rulings, MUST SEE, Native Protests - Caledonia, Peter Worthington
Tagged Illegal Peacekeeping Mission in Caledonia, Senator Bob Runciman
On this, the 16th day of my Blue Beret vigil outside the London (Ontario) Muslim Mosque, which I began on June 23/11 in order to draw attention to its support (fundraising + a ‘delegate’) for the Canadian Boat to Gaza’s attempt to break Israel’s blockade of weapons to the Hamas terrorist organization, I am pleased to report that the United Nations has ruled that the blockade is lawful.
Michael Ross, a veteran of the Israel Secret Intelligence Service, is reporting the details as follows, in part:
More bad news for the dwindling number of flotilla activists hanging around the ports of Greece. The now completed UN Inquiry on last year’s Gaza flotilla incident aboard the Mavi Marmara found that Israel’s blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza is legal and the Israeli government owes no apology or reparation to Turkey.
“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.
Posted in Anarchists & Unions in Caledonia, Christian Peacemaker Teams, Crimes Against Democracy, CUPE, Gaza Flotilla Incident, Islamic Extremism, Legal actions & rulings, Native Protests - Caledonia
Tagged Cherna Rosenberg, Gaza boat, Jamila Ghaddar, McMaster University Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, Palestinian flag on DCE, Sea Hitler
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.
Posted in 2. VoC's Favorite Post, Anarchists & Unions in Caledonia, Caledonia Players, CANACE, CANACE News, CUPE, Gary McHale, Legal actions & rulings, MUST SEE, Native Protests - Caledonia, Racial Policing, Tom Keefer
After reading about how the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) recently refused – again to even consider the possibility of defending Caledonia citizens against the civil rights abuses suffered at the hands of the OPP and Ontario government, a friend informed me that the CCLA was an intervenor in the outrageous Ontario Court of Appeal decision that not only allows Muslim women to testify while their faces are covered, but states that veiled women can ask the court to remove all men from the court!
The CCLA makes silly excuses about why it won’t even meet with us to talk about the systemic, years-long civil rights abuses during an illegal peacekeeping mission on Canadian soil used to subvert the Charter and Ontario’s Police Services Act, but it worked to deny an accused the right to face his accuser simply because the accuser was a Muslim woman and, in the process, normalized what Ezra Levant calls ‘gender apartheid,’ AKA: sharia law:
From Ezra Levant…
It is illegal for a woman wearing a face-obscuring veil to board a plane in Canada. But a unanimous ruling last week by the Ontario Court of Appeal says it’s just fine for that same woman to give testimony in court with her face covered.
There’s more. Ontario’s highest court says veiled women can ask for an order to clear men out of the courtroom — any men in the public gallery, any male court staff, even her opponent’s lawyer, even the judge himself — in return for taking off her veil. It’s paragraph 85 of the ruling.
Shariah law has come to Canada.
Posted in Cdn Civil Liberties Assoc., Crimes Against Democracy, How low can they go?, Islamic Extremism, Legal actions & rulings, MUST SEE, Native Protests - Caledonia, One Law for All!, Planet Earth calling, Racial Justice, Racial Policing
Tagged ccla, court of appeal for ontario, niqab in the courtroom