Splitting the Sky jailed for trying to “citizen arrest” this war criminal!

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Splitting the Sky jailed for trying to “citizen arrest” this war criminal!

DUMB GEORGE BUSH WOOS NUMB CANADIANS IN CALGARY – Splitting the Sky jailed for trying to “citizen arrest” this war criminal! 

 

 

MNN.  Mar. 18, 2009.  Former U.S. President, George W. Bush, was in Calgary with “cowboy” hat in hand on March 17 to seek the affection of the men and women attending the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association meeting CEPA.  It was sponsored by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and law firms Ernst and Young and Bennett Jones.  1,300 corporate business types paid $400 a plate.  One Bush fan cooed, “He must be intelligent to be so witty”.  Doesn’t he know that a team of speech writers carefully crafted every word he said? 

 

Bush came to “Texas North”, as Calgary is called, to help his international andAmerican cohorts scoop out more Indigenous resources such as water, gas and oil.  He wants the corporations to stay in private hands so they can grab 6 trillion cu. ft. of natural gas; 950 million barrels of liquid hydrocarbons; lay 100,000 km. of pipe over our territory; and pocket $67 billion from exports of our resources while polluting all our territories and waters.   

 

His topic appeared to be “Listen to George Bush on how to destroy and bankrupt countries, businesses and the people”.  The enthralled audience heaped praise on this braggart who demolished countries through brutal wars, killing millions, doing away with civil liberties, breaking international laws, circumventing the Geneva accords and tearing down the global economy.  He and his friends know how to take the cream when the economy melts down and the taxpayers are left holding the bag.   

 

Gale Davidson of Lawyers Against the War of Vancouver crafted a legal position that under Canadian law Bush could be arrested for being a suspected war criminal.        

 

Over 700 protesters stood outside the Telus Convention Center.  75 heavily armed, especially bulky, RCMP and private “Blackwater-type” security were there to guard Bush.  They pointed guns at the crowd.   Who knows how many others were in the crowd, on the rooftops, maybe even behind cameras and in the sky?    Splitting the Sky, a Mohawk from Six Nations, evoked international law by asking the RCMP to arrest Bush.  They refused.  He told them, “I am serving you notice that you are protecting a war criminal and an international terrorist.  You can be tried, convicted and executed as a collaborator before a Nuremberg-type tribunal”.      

 

At the same time he tried to deliver a letter from Ramsay Clark, the former U.S. attorney general, who supports the broad coalition of peace, human rights, labor, law, environmental and other organizations that are seeking U.S. prosecution for Bush’s crimes. The U.S. people are responsible for Bush’s crimes against peace and humanity by failing to stop him.  There is universal jurisdiction over such crimes, mentioning especially the crimes of aggression in Afghanistan and Iraq.  [Bush’s Calgary rally to business interests will continue the usurpation of our resources and the environment.]  Bush proclaimed himself to be the “decider” by seizing dictatorial powers.  He deceitfully declared that national security was threatened and signed into law many unconstitutional Acts of Congress.  He enriched favored corrupt predators by giving to them contracts for security services, war relief and reconstruction.  At home mortgage lenders, banks, insurance companies and corporate executives exploited Bush policies to enrich the rich.  He radically increased the national war debt and military spending which led to the collapse of the global economy.  Corrupt Bush appointees committed crimes in various Executive Departments, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior. 

 

Splitting the Sky broke through the police line and advanced alone to arrest George Bush.  He got 2 to 3 feet into the Center.  He pushed his way through the police line with his hands over his head yelling, “I am not touching anyone”.  They surrounded and pounced on him.  He was brutalized, arrested and beaten over and over again in the police van and jail cell.  He was kept for 24 hours and released on $500 bail.  He sustained serious bodily injuries, including a partial concussion and a massive hernia. 

 

Splitting the Sky is charged with three counts of assault and obstruction of justice.  He must return to Calgary court on March 25th  at 9:30 a.m.   He plans to launch a legal campaign to indict the RCMP, Mayor of Calgary and others for complicity in war crimes for allowing Bush to enter without arresting him.  These “banksters” better remember that all these resources they plan to steal and destroy are going to be defended by the Indigenous caretakers and our supporters.  [Contact splitting_the_sky@yahoo.com or www.splittingthesky.blogspot.com; Lawyers Against the war law@portal.ca; Calgary Defence Tavis Ford 403-606-7034].

 

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Calgary/Alberta [Bound] Douche Bags:  Kim “Environmental-War-Criminal-Beneath-Contempt” McCuaig, CEO, Canadian Energy Pipeline Assn., www.cepa.com, 403-221-8770; Calgary Cop Shop, 403-266-1234 www.calgarypolice.ca has an online report system; RCMP calgarydivision@hotmail.com; Alberta Premier Ed “Devastator-of-Athabaska-Basin-and-the-homeless” Stalmach, 780-427-2251 Fax 780-427-1349; www.premier.alberta.ca; Mayor of Calgary Dave ”Frozen-between-the-ears” Bronconnier www.calgarymayor.ca the mayor@calgary.ca 403-268-5622 Fax 403-268-8130.  Calgary Chamber of Commerce, 403-750-0400 chinfo@calgarychamber.com www.calgarychamber.com; Prime Minister Stephen “Whose-father-worked-for-Imperial-Oil-in-Calgary” Harper pm@pm.ca;  

 

Clients of Bennett Jones law firm are Husky Oil, Petro Canada and the Trans Canada Pipeline, which is owned by the Texas-based Terasen Gas, which owns B.C. Hydro, which has a pipeline from B.C. to southern Alberta and a vested interest in the Tarsands with Ormat, an Israeli oil firm.

 

Bennett Jones, Calgary 403-298-3100 www.bennettjones.com; BC Hydro www.bchydro.com 604-224-9376; Petro Canada 403-296-8000 www.petro-Canada.ca; Trans Canada Pipelines Ltd., Calgary 1-800-661-3805; Terasen Gas 604-576-7000 www.terasengas.com; Ormat Industries Ltd, 1Szydlowski Rd., Yvavne, Israel 972-8-9433-777 ormat@ormat.com; Husky Oil, Calgary 403-298-6111/7464 www.huskyenergy.com; Ernst & Young Global Ltd. [Toronto] 416-864-1234 www.ernstyoung.com;      

Maysie Maysie's picture

I just saw this, Stargazer, and wanted to comment to bump it onto tat again.

What a courageous man, doing what he did, knowing that he'd be singled out, arrested, beaten and harassed, insisting, and taking up space to speak the truth. 

GWB is a fucking war criminal. 

Yay to Splitting the Sky! Wishing him healing thoughts as he recovers from injuries caused by the brutal policing of the state's bottom line. 

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

Apparently our cops have learned well their role as brutal thugs.

Rexdale_Punjabi Rexdale_Punjabi's picture

big upz to splitting the sky fucc the police

TVParkdale

That's a great tactic. I'm sorry he was hurt in the ruckus. Good for him for having the guts:-)

NDPP

Cynthia McKinney War Crimes Speech Part 1

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/47554

"Cynthia McKinney applauds Mohawk activist Splitting the Sky for his courageous effort in Calgary Canada to arrest George Bush for his criminal activities. Now he faces six months in jail for attempting to arrest Bush..."

[he also faces a frosty and studied indifference from the domestic mainstream anti-war movement who has refused to let him speak at their functions due to his '911 Truth' affiliation. Apparently theirs is an exclusive affair with entry requirements above and beyond STS - no wonder they don't draw much of a crowd...]

lonewolfbunn lonewolfbunn's picture

Hi Stargazer,

I live in Calgary and I keep up with the news and this is the first I heard of Splitting the Sky's actions.  
It was likely given very little coverage if any at all.  The quote below may have something to do with it.

"They surrounded and pounced on him.  He was brutalized, arrested and beaten over and over again in the police van and jail cell...
...He [Splitting the Sky] sustained serious bodily injuries, including a partial concussion and a massive hernia. "

They may have also wanted to keep quiet the fact that they welcomed a known war criminal to this city with open arms where he was treated as if he was a saint incarnate.

NDPP

His Calgary trial is in early March. The Crown is goin to move a motion excluding any mention of Bush's war crimes and hence STS's defence which is essentially that it was a duty, in the absence of action from the Canadian authorities, to arrest this 'credibly suspected' war criminal. As is usually the way with such things in KKKanaduh there has been little support or awareness of the case.

There is more information on Splitting the Sky's blog.

http://splittingthesky.blogspot.com

 

NDPP

Splitting the Sky was charged with Obstruction of justice, for his attempted citizen's arrest of 'credibly suspected' war criminal George W Bush. He now faces a 6 month jail sentence and $5000 dollar fine. There has been a media blackout of this matter, including by CBC. Please advise all who may be interested that his trial begins in Calgary on Monday March 8 at 10:00 AM. He will be defended by Lawyers Against War.

There will be a rally prior to the trial, at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Calgary Court House, 601 5th Street, South West.

Please advise all who may be able to attend and/or support, as well as media that this is happening and should be covered

lonewolfbunn lonewolfbunn's picture

Thanks for that information.

Like I mentioned I live in Calgary and I didn't hear a thing about it on the news or in the papers.

 

I'll be taking that day off work to be there and I've still got some time to print up and distribute some flyers.

The media black-out is evidence of the corruption he is fighting.

NDPP

No surprise that there's practically zero awareness - such things do not find favour with all sorts of people you might think should..

It didn't help that the NDP was completely terrified by the approach made to them by Lawyers Against War, before Bush's visit -  seeking their assistance in addressing the government and RCMP refusal to implement their own settled and binding war crimes'legislation compelling them to either refuse Bush entry or hold him pending an investigation. Jack Layton's office stated baldly they would entertain no further correspondence on the subject. They're terrified of the issue and won't touch it. Not much from other political formations either sad to say - apparently the man's a 911 truther and proud of it too - which tends to frighten off most of the mainstream Canadian 'progressive' ahem community as well...you know how it is here.

So ..yes please do go support and be there LWB and urge as many others as can go to do so also.  While such things are still possible. Sounds like a good, grassroots real-deal thing.

in sol

 

 

Krystalline Kraus Krystalline Kraus's picture

NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

[he also faces a frosty and studied indifference from the domestic mainstream anti-war movement who has refused to let him speak at their functions due to his '911 Truth' affiliation. Apparently theirs is an exclusive affair with entry requirements above and beyond STS - no wonder they don't draw much of a crowd...]

Can you explain what this means?

NDPP

The Peace Movement Versus the 9/11 Truth Movement

http://www.ourowncbc.info/profiles/blogs/barrie-zwickers-report-from

Saskatoon Peace Movement Exclude STS and Thank Police

http://splittingthesky.blogspot.com/2009/12/saskatoon-peace-movement-exc...

I believe he was also denied the right to speak at the Toronto demo against Bush and Clinton when they spoke.

http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/4225-911-truthers-do-the-clinton-...

"the event's organizers refused to respond affirmatively to several suggestions that the Mohawk activist be invited to speak from the protest's main podium.."

 

For further information, why not try emailing him directly, which is given on his blogspot as

splitting_the_sky@yahoo.com

NDPP

March 8, 2010 STS V George W Bush - Calgary Courthouse 10:00 AM, info and solidarity demos - No Impunity for War Criminals

http://www.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/2977

 

NDPP

Russel Tribunal Member Cynthia McKinney  Discusses Splitting the Sky vs George W Bush

http://www.ucalgary.ca/events/node/3103

"Cynthia McKinney (currently the only juror from the US on the Russel Tribunal on Palestine) has been invited to Calgary to serve as a witness in a trial beginning on March 8..."

Arthur Topham Arthur Topham's picture

I've been a personal friend of STS and his family for going on a decade or so and this courageous act on his part to do what no official government agency had the integrity or courage to do is very typical of the man.

Readers might also recall that Dac (STS) was also one of the prime organizers in the 1996 Gustofsen Lake stand-off in south central B.C. when the Canadian military and the RCMP went into overkill mode in order to bust up a group of indigenous Sundancers near 100 Mile House. Along with Wolverine they were able to expose the serious government agents and their agenda regarding native sovereignty and title to unceded territories within B.C.

Dac (STS) is also a well known native American activist who ended up deeply involved in the Attica Prison riots in NY state back in the mid-70s. As the only prisoner at the time charged with having murdered a prison guard during the riots he was eventually released and found innocent thanks to his superb lawyer Mr. Ramsay Clark. After marrying his Canadian bride Dac moved to Canada.

Dac deserves to be heard and the censorship of his case by the msm is only further proof of the rotten, corrupt state of the msm in Canada. He's one of the most vibrant and commanding orators of this day and that is why the powers that be don't want the people of Canada listening to him.

Please contribute to his efforts. He has a wonderful family to support while all this deceit and hypocrisy is going down.

NDPP

The Trial of Splitting the Sky Versus George W Bush and the Calgary Principles

http://dailycensored.com/2010/03/07/the-trial-of-splitting-the-sky-versu...

"Splitting the Sky's action in Calgary highlights the abject failure of law enforcement agencies to do their job. It highlights the the unwillingness of police and those who direct them to apply the law equitably and independently...

As the Nuremberg principles make clear, the implicated law enforcement officers cannot claim in their defense that they were merely following orders in deciding to arrest STS rather than George W Bush.."

NDPP

George W Bush War Criminal Under Canadian Law

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17998 (vid)

"Professor Anthony Hall gives context and background on the trial of Mohawk activist Splitting the Sky. STS attempted a citizen's arrest on George W Bush in Calgary AB Canada on March 17, 2009..."

The trial begins today in Calgary (May 8, 2010)

NDPP

Citizen's Arrest of George Bush Justified, Court Hears

http://www.calgarysun.com/news/alberta/2010/03/08/13159991.html

Political activist John Boncore [Splitting the Sky] was entitled to try to arrest US President George W Bush for war crimes, his lawyer told a Calgary court Monday. Defence counsel Charles Davison said his client's attempts at breaching a police barrier to gain access to Bush were justified.

Boncore is charged with obstructing a peace officer for repeatedly trying to get past security and into the Telus Convention Centre last March 17. Mr. Boncore had reasonable grounds to attempt to do what he said to the police he wanted to do," Davison told provincial court Judge Manfred Delong. "And that was to carry out a citizen's arrest of George Bush," the lawyer said.

Davison said he will present evidence, including a documentary entitled Taxi to the Dark Side, which details the torture and murder of an innocent Afghan cabbie to support Boncore's claim. Davison said a group called Lawyers Against the War, had urged the RCMP to arrest George Bush for crimes against humanity if he stepped on Canadian soil.

That group asserted Bush was 'inadmissable to Canada' as a suspected war criminal and said the former US president should not be allowed into our country. If he was deemed a suspected war criminal Bush would be disentitled to enter Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and would be breaking the law if he came here, Davison said.

As a result, Boncore was entitled to make a citizen's arrest since a crime was being committed.

 

lonewolfbunn lonewolfbunn's picture

Thanks for posting that.  It seemed like there was a complete media black out because the only mainstream media that was there was CityTV and I didn't see anything about the trial there or anywhere else.

They were shooting footage outside the courthouse but I doubted they wiould actually air it.  Oh yeah and CBC Radio was there too.

Another group was holding a rally outside the courthouse for a church group that was being charged for feeding the homeless on public property.  That's pretty corrupt too.

So there was a bit of confusion from passersby about what was going on.

The cops of course questioned what we were doing there.  They knew they couldn't force us to leave and they didn't.  But they did huddle together for several minutes debating about something.

There were about seven people with signs in support of STS and there were 7 police.

NDPP

thanks LWB - keep us posted..

NDPP

Bush Citizen's Arrest Trial in Canada:  Judge Manfred Delong Meets Splitting the Sky

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=18020

"Tomorrow (March 9) is the second day of this trial and STS's lawyer may be calling Professor Anthony Hall to the stand to testify. Cynthia McKinney (Russel Tribunal) will arrive in Calgary on Tuesday evening. It is hoped that the Court will give this indefatigable freedom fighter the green light to testify on Wednesday.."

Fidel

[url=http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=18016]Ottawa U professor Chossudovsky supports Splitting the Sky's citizens arrest of war criminal crazy George II[/url] Video

Canadian and international laws support citizens arrest of war criminals

 

netsia netsia's picture

The trial's lack of widespread media coverage becomes a hugely central issue now doesn't it? I mean, this is the first time this is happening to Bush as an internationally and credibly suspected war criminal of the highest order, so what the hey, the lack of mainstream media coverage has in many ways to be equally as disturbing as the acts of the Bush-Cheney administration's war cabinet on the level of complicity=media censorship.

I wrote to CBC's Umbudsman, Mr. Carlin, who let me know that he had forwarded info on the trial to all of CBC's heads of programming, so again, WHAT THE HEY! Does it say that they actually do not think that this is a newsworthy event to be covered? But in that case, can anything else taking place on this continent this week seriously be considered as being anywhere nearly as equally significant to society?

+ any ideas on how to get the story=coverage of the trial, at the very least what it is about, published fare & wide? This trial should have already received blanket coverage by all media outlets, at least a significant mention. Who else is becoming deeply suspicious and concerned that something far more proactive will have to be done in solidarity about this?

NDPP

I would have thought so too Netsia..

well if everyone reading this forwards the info to their circle of contacts: unions, church groups, social justice organizations, (just for fun their MPs), Council of Canadians, etc etc...maybe someone other than the Calgary Sun might do something on it.

I do notice that there's a bit of action in the blogosphere on it. Perhaps with people like ex US AG Ramsey Clark and Cynthia McKinney coming things will heat up a bit.

Some might  think the NDP would be interested but Jack Layton's office already advised Lawyers Against War that he would "entertain no further correspondence" on their requests for his help in having the pertinent legislation addressed prior to Bush's visit last year. No votes in it I guess.

Maybe I'll try Fox News..;)

 

 

 

NDPP

RT America: Prof. Michel Chussodovsky on Citizen's Arrest for President Bush (vid)

http://www.youtube.com/user/RTAmerica#p/search/1/d_Y_AXsLZDc

Dr. Michael Mandel speaking on Bush War Crimes(vid)

http://canadiandimension.com/bestoftheweb/2337/

 

netsia netsia's picture

Thanks, lonewolfbunn, for that! I also wrote APTN, as has a committed core group of Dac's supporters. I've been trying to think up how to define an effective point system to follow, and you've also now given me an idea-inspiration on this, to focus a campaign on breaking through the apparent mainstream media blackout by focusing all greass-roots communications resources on one & ya I think APTN makes a good choice! I'm gonna send them another letter too & start alerting my circle on this idea & I hope everyone else will as well, start it rolling & coax it along so it snowballs!!!!!

Frmrsldr

NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

Citizen's Arrest of George Bush Justified, Court Hears

http://www.calgarysun.com/news/alberta/2010/03/08/13159991.html

Political activist John Boncore [Splitting the Sky] was entitled to try to arrest US President George W Bush for war crimes, his lawyer told a Calgary court Monday. Defence counsel Charles Davison said his client's attempts at breaching a police barrier to gain access to Bush were justified.

Boncore is charged with obstructing a peace officer for repeatedly trying to get past security and into the Telus Convention Centre last March 17. Mr. Boncore had reasonable grounds to attempt to do what he said to the police he wanted to do," Davison told provincial court Judge Manfred Delong. "And that was to carry out a citizen's arrest of George Bush," the lawyer said.

Davison said he will present evidence, including a documentary entitled Taxi to the Dark Side, which details the torture and murder of an innocent Afghan cabbie to support Boncore's claim. Davison said a group called Lawyers Against the War, had urged the RCMP to arrest George Bush for crimes against humanity if he stepped on Canadian soil.

That group asserted Bush was 'inadmissable to Canada' as a suspected war criminal and said the former US president should not be allowed into our country. If he was deemed a suspected war criminal Bush would be disentitled to enter Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and would be breaking the law if he came here, Davison said.

As a result, Boncore was entitled to make a citizen's arrest since a crime was being committed.

Cool. Now that Harper has allegations of war crimes against him concerning the Torturegate conspiracy, it can only be a matter of time before citizen patriots attempt lawful citizens' arrests of him.

lonewolfbunn lonewolfbunn's picture

[Edit deleted comment when I realized Netsia wasn't being sarcastic]

My thought was that there would be a more realistic chance of APTN covering it than Fox News.

lonewolfbunn lonewolfbunn's picture

There's no need for sarcasm, Netsia.  You didn't mention APTN.

 

So what was their response, if any?

 

[Edit added- Sorry Netsia.  I'm so used to being on the defensive here that I could have swore you were being sarcastic.  After I read the email you forwarded I realized you weren't.]

NDPP

Statement on Closure of Legal Case for Iraq in Spain

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17535

"At present, failed international justice allows US and UK war criminals to stand above international law...."

 

lonewolfbunn lonewolfbunn's picture

netsia wrote:
The trial's lack of widespread media coverage becomes a hugely central issue now doesn't it? I mean, this is the first time this is happening to Bush as an internationally and credibly suspected war criminal of the highest order, so what the hey, the lack of mainstream media coverage has in many ways to be equally as disturbing as the acts of the Bush-Cheney administration's war cabinet on the level of complicity=media censorship.

I wrote to CBC's Umbudsman, Mr. Carlin, who let me know that he had forwarded info on the trial to all of CBC's heads of programming, so again, WHAT THE HEY! Does it say that they actually do not think that this is a newsworthy event to be covered? But in that case, can anything else taking place on this continent this week seriously be considered as being anywhere nearly as equally significant to society?

+ any ideas on how to get the story=coverage of the trial, at the very least what it is about, published fare & wide? This trial should have already received blanket coverage by all media outlets, at least a significant mention. Who else is becoming deeply suspicious and concerned that something far more proactive will have to be done in solidarity about this?

I expected as much from CBC but I though for sure APTN (Aboriginal People's Television Network) would report on it.
Because of my assumption I didn't attempt to contact them until now.  If they are unwilling to report on this due to a media ban it is a clear indication of how deep this corruption runs.  APTN does have a large audience (estimated at far over 500,000) and would be worth getting the attention of.
As it stands they can claim ignorance even with a single email from me - they can simply say it must have been lost.
But surely they cannot deny losing emails from a dozen different people on the same topic.
If anyone has an extra few minutes please email them.  Below is the email I sent them.  Feel free to copy and paste it or better yet elaborate and send them other details of the case.  I kept it brief so it wouldn't be ignored by a lazy producer.

[url=http://www.aptn.ca/contact.php]APTN email[/url]

"I was very surprised to discover that APTN is among the many media that has not or will not report anything regarding the Mohawk man who happens to be the only person in the world that attempted to perform a LEGAL citizens arrest on Former President Bush.  He has support from people all over the world including Lawyers Against War and a former congresswoman.

http://www.calgarysun.com/news/alberta/2010/03/08/13159991.html

The link above with take you to the coverage of his trial by the Calgary Sun."

netsia netsia's picture

'Realism' in my estimation is that we the people are who will be making the changes to how media is managed, openly, un-bias-ed-ly!!

- This morning have news as well that the trial in Calgary {my removing the quotation marks from around colonial place naming now, can be taken as an indication that I've figuratively 'taken the gloves off'!} has had its proceedings cancelled?!

- And, Dac's possible jail time was somehow also raised from 6 months to 2 years!

All of which I find highly amusing now, as this gives me ample reson & right to become creative on Dac's behalf.

P.s. I am virtually never sarcastic nor facetious & when I am it comes across as blazingly apparent. Cynicism can be a bit different in these very cynical times but there too I am always careful to highlight the contextual reasons for... just so you know!...

thanks

how can media be managed openly and unbiasedly when so many have no skills in computer media ?

i guess people can only participate by writing on blogs like babble to.

maybe that's what you're talking about.

lonewolfbunn lonewolfbunn's picture

netsia wrote:

 

- This morning have news as well that the trial in Calgary {my removing the quotation marks from around colonial place naming now, can be taken as an indication that I've figuratively 'taken the gloves off'!} has had its proceedings cancelled?!

- And, Dac's possible jail time was somehow also raised from 6 months to 2 years!

All of which I find highly amusing now, as this gives me ample reson & right to become creative on Dac's behalf.

 

 

The corruption in this case sure has esculated.  I think the are openly being corrupt because the think no one knows because of the media ban.

Of that they are wrong.  They may be able to ban Canadian media but they cannot prevent the rest of the world from knowing the truth.

NDPP

Bush League Justice: Splitting the Sky Case Shut Down

http://truthjihad.blogspot.com/2010/03/splitting-sky-case-shut-down-inte...

"Judge Manfred Delong shut down the trial of STS vs George W Bush on the second day of proceedings. Delong will deliver his ruling on June 7..."

The court excluded important testimony to come including Russel Tribunal Member , ex US Congresswoman and Gaza activist, Cynthia McKinney who arrived in Calgary last night and was prepared to testify. Clearly the 5 days set down for trial, was truncated to preempt any possibility of building awareness around the issue of war crimes. Calgary is of course the constituency of Stephen Harper, himself implicated in the Afghan detainee issue and torture of Afghan prisoners of war.

Frmrsldr

NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

Clearly the 5 days set down for trial, was truncated to preempt any possibility of building awareness around the issue of war crimes. Calgary is of course the constituency of Stephen Harper, himself implicated in the Afghan detainee issue and torture of Afghan prisoners of war.

Outstanding NoDiff! Good point.

lonewolfbunn lonewolfbunn's picture

I am suggesting that when this thread reaches the 100 post mark and is closed due to length that if someone starts part 2 before I do that it be put in another category.
One reason being that some people justifiably do not want to participate in a thread in the Aboriginal Issues section because they may have seen people being called racist the minute they disagree with a certain poster.  It's happened enough that I don't even have to mention the posters name.

Another reason is, that just because Dacajeweiah (Splitting the Sky) happens to be Aboriginal doesn't make his struggle merely an Aboriginal issue.  His struggle is about defending human rights in countries all over the world.  It is therefore an International issue.

The fact that judge Manfred Delong (who denied STS a fair trial by refusing to allow him the right to provide testimony from witnesses) is a Canadian in a Canadian Court, makes it at the very least a National issue.

NDPP

actually it's probably better characterized as an 'International' story..

 

Ripple

What about writing an article about this for Rabble, lonewolfbunn?  I think there are probably many people who read rabble but don't make their way to babble. 

Ripple

I don't know, but I would read it.

NDPP

Go for it LWB. I'm surprised that Rabble didn't  run one of the several pieces already circulating - surely it is significant and of interest to progressives. Has Rabble chosen to support the media blackout? Are they somehow opposed to this issue of accountability and war crimes?  What gives I wonder?

netsia netsia's picture

I'm seconding & thirding the others LWB, go for it, definitely!Smile!Smile!Smile

You can publish it at the media-coop site for one, then have your article published at the Dominion & likely Rabble as well & we can circulate it globally too, then! Definitely do create your own article, there is a lot a lot a lot to this...

I do kind of agree about considering this thread being in another category because it does transcend aboriginal issues. To me it seems to be about Peace & War in the largest sense of what Dac's initiative is taking on, demanding that Canadian Laws be upheld-enforced to arrest criminal war profiteers credibly accused of the highest war crimes and crimes against humanity, and doing so as a Citizen, not as a sovereign first nation person!...

Here are U-Tube links, these are fresh from the Symposium held this past Tuesday at the University of Calgary, with Dac-STS, Cynthia McKinney and Anthony Hall leading a citizen's process-forum to begin establishing the 'Calgary Principles' engaing all of us in the beginning of what our collective future will be, :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zzFTI0xzfU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzDuXTFOR8g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emO-EuF3-9Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMHiD8PWYzg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iga_3f1kiWU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L88fXyYtLMw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ9UxPSxtaA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y-_VFXS540

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yocqf0sTsW8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsXdA606DY8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dAp4kk5RZ0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV3AnyxcWEo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYhwbwpjxQA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2h5nteKLvA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wUl_wUDSGY

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You've got a lot, most if not all main points here from what I see. It does need some editing~shaping~ these are my takes: I would say it maybe could benefit by reading as a news story time line, give emphasis to the narrative flow, so that the court dates presided over by Judge Delong is recounted near the start, as exciting latest news, & March 2009 is given a whole subtiltled section for itself, to fully flesh out the background context; Oopsies too: Judge Manfred Delong ended the scheduled hearings after or at some point during the second day (I don't even know when he ended it exactly, would be good-nice to know that & if there is any more story context to that development too~ juicy stuff/legal stuff, etc.!) which was ahead of Cynthia's arriving in Calgary( Cynthia arrived Tuesday ~evening(?)), these kinds of details can develop the accuracy & then shape story intrigue with it...; I would encourage working up and fleshing out the article passages with your own opinion as well, to explore how to get the info across to readers with a unifying viewpoint, which you can still decide to maintain as an objective viewpoint; & It would be good if you open with giving the date on which you finish writing it, with your name attached. I think this is important to have the article attributed to yourself & to be standing behind it & that this will make it more publishable!...

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Thanks for your suggestions that will help in getting this message across accurately.

I will heed your advice and thanks for being honest.

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Coverage by the Washington office of Russia Today after the attempted arrest of Bush
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGLFX2rKAq0

Coverage after Judge Manfred Delong cut the trial short [IMO] to prevent Cynthia McKinney from testifying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtHGi3PLcd0

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lonewolfbunn wrote:

Ripple wrote:

What about writing an article about this for Rabble, lonewolfbunn?  I think there are probably many people who read rabble but don't make their way to babble. 

I wasn't aware that was an option.  I assumed they had a select list of writers.  I also wonder if an article being too opinionated would be a problem.  I'll have to look into it.
If I do write about this case it would include what I wrote below:

If someone mentioned a trial in which the accused was denied the basic right to provide expert testimony in his defense and then the potential sentence was increased four-fold because the accused wouldn't plead guilty, it would likely be assumed it happened in a Fascist country.
Most people would be surprised to hear that it happened in Canada.  
Unfortunately most people haven't heard about it because there is a countrywide media-ban on the case, which is another demonstration of corruption in the case against Splitting the Sky-John Boncore.

...[Details of the case to be added]

...There is a special brand of justice reserved for those who dare to make a stand against tyranny.
It has long been known that in Canada the Hammer of Justice pounds the hardest on those without high priced lawyers.

Now the Canadian Justice system is demonstrating that there is an even more jagged and heavy Hammer of Justice reserved for corruption fighters regardless of their lawyer.

...[More details]

The day that people such as John Boncore stop fighting against corruption and genocide and risk losing their freedom to protect ours is the day that we are closer to a world ruled by Marshall Law.

 

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NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

...I'm surprised that Rabble didn't  run one of the several pieces already circulating - surely it is significant and of interest to progressives. Has Rabble chosen to support the media blackout? Are they somehow opposed to this issue of accountability and war crimes?  What gives I wonder?

Good question. 

But anyvey, below is the article I have posted on newsvine.com and will be posting on media sites that have chosen to not obey the ILLEGAL media ban.  I decided to remove my opinion on this matter as I believe the bare facts speak for themselves.

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March 17 2009, in Calgary Alberta, Splitting the Sky, a Mohawk from Six Nations, acted on international law and instructed the RCMP to arrest George W. Bush.  When they refused he told them, “I am serving you notice that you are protecting a war criminal and an international terrorist.  You can be tried, convicted and executed as a collaborator before a Nuremberg-type tribunal”.

Splitting the Sky, separated from the 700 protesters broke through the police line carrying a letter from Ramsay Clark (the former U.S. attorney general, who supports the broad coalition of organizations that are seeking U.S. prosecution for Bush’s crimes) and advanced alone to arrest George W. Bush.  The police surrounded him and knocked him to the ground.  After he was handcuffed in the police van, Calgary police assualted him resulting in serious bodily injuries, including a partial concussion and a massive hernia.

Splitting the Sky-John Boncore's actions were perfectly legal based on the 'Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act'.  He was also acting on Canadian Law which states:
Canadian Law prohibits “people suspected of any involvement in torture or other war crimes and crimes against humanity from entering Canada for any period and for any purpose. The most recent report of the War Crimes Program affirms the necessity of barring war crimes suspects from Canada: ‘The most effective way to deny safe haven to people involved or complicit in war crimes or crimes against humanity is to prevent them from coming to Canada.’”

He has the support of Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman; Lawyers Against the War; and professors such as Anthony Hall.

His trial began on March 8, 2010 but on the 2nd day[edit] when former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney arrived to testify on his behalf Judge Manfred Delong suddenly cancelled the trial and will deliver his ruling on June 7th.  Judge Delong also increased his potential sentence from the original sentence of 6 months for 'obstruction of justice' to 2 years [for obstruction of corruption].

If someone mentioned a trial in which the accused was denied the basic right to provide witness testimony in his defense and then the potential sentence was increased four-fold because the accused wouldn't plead guilty, it would likely be assumed it happened in a Fascist country.
Many people would be surprised to hear that it happened in Canada.  
Unfortunately most people haven't heard about it because there is a countrywide media-ban on the case, which is another demonstration of corruption in the case against Splitting the Sky-John Boncore.

 

[Minor editing done March 16]

lonewolfbunn lonewolfbunn's picture

Ripple wrote:

What about writing an article about this for Rabble, lonewolfbunn?  I think there are probably many people who read rabble but don't make their way to babble. 

I wasn't aware that was an option.  I assumed they had a select list of writers.  I also wonder if an article being too opinionated would be a problem.  I'll have to look into it.
If I do write about this case it would include what I wrote below:

If someone mentioned a trial in which the accused was denied the basic right to provide expert testimony in his defense and then the potential sentence was increased four-fold because the accused wouldn't plead guilty, it would likely be assumed it happened in a Fascist country.
Most people would be surprised to hear that it happened in Canada.  
Unfortunately most people haven't heard about it because there is a countrywide media-ban on the case, which is another demonstration of corruption in the case against Splitting the Sky-John Boncore.

...[Details of the case to be added]

...There is a special brand of justice reserved for those who dare to make a stand against tyranny.
It has long been known that in Canada the Hammer of Justice pounds the hardest on those without high priced lawyers.

Now the Canadian Justice system is demonstrating that there is an even more jagged and heavy Hammer of Justice reserved for corruption fighters regardless of their lawyer.

...[More details]

The day that people such as John Boncore stop fighting against corruption and genocide and risk losing their freedom to protect ours is the day that we are closer to a world ruled by Marshall Law.

 

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Never forget Wounded Knee

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHn763FQdV4]But always move forward in preventing new ones[/url]


"I have seen pictures of Wounded Knee - the dead mothers with their babies. And I remember my grandfather, Good Fox, telling me about the dead mother with a baby nursing at her cold breast, drinking that cold milk. My Lai was hot, and Wounded Knee was icy cold, and that's the only difference." - Lame Deer

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