Filed under: "canada", Indigenous | Tags: "canada", Aboriginal, Barriere Lake, Barriere Lake First Nation, British Columbia, Bruce Clark, Caledonia, Canoe Creek First Nation, Crown, Desoronto, Douglas Creek, Duncan Campbell Scott, Elder Wolverine, Euro-Supremacist, First Nations People, Genocide, Gustafsen Lake, Hamilton, Imperialism, Indian Act, Indian Act of 1920, Indian Affairs, Indigenous, John A MacDonald, Julian Fantino, Kanesatake, Kanienkehaka, Oka, Oka Crisis, Ontario, Ontario Provincial Police, Original Peoples, Prison Population, Quebec Police, Racism, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Secwepemc, Settler-Colonialism, Settler-Colony, Shawn Brant, Six Nations Territory, Special Committee of the House of Commons Examining the Indian Act, Sundance Ceremony, Sundancers, Supreme Court, Surete du Quebec, Ts'peten, Warrior Publications, White Supremacy, William Jones Ignace
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5 January 2008
Source: The Dominion
NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA–Armed Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) entered the Six Nations Territory of Douglas Creek in Caledonia, Ontario – about 20 kilometres east of Hamilton – on September 19 of this year. According to witnesses, the OPP jumped a resident, “beat him down,” and arrested him while threatening other residents not to interfere.
The Crown, after repeated arrests and jailings, reached a deal with the defense on September 29 to have activist Shawn Brant plead guilty to involvement in two blockades in Desoronto, Ontario, in April 2007. The Crown agreed to drop all but three of the mischief charges, with Brant to receive a sentence of (more…)
Filed under: Middle East | Tags: "canada", Ariel Sharon, Collective Punishment, Colonialism, Condoleezza Rice, Defense minister Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, European Union, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Gaza, Ha'aretz, Hamas, Harper Government, Hasbara, Impeerialism, Israel, Israeli Air Force, Israeli Atrocities, Israeli Defense Forces, Israeli Prime Minister, Obama-Biden, Palestine, Palestinian, Quartet, Racism, Settler-Colonialism, Tony Blair, West Bank, White Supremacy, Zionist
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29 December 2008
There is every reason to be outraged. But despite the severity of Israeli atrocities in Gaza, we have little right to act surprised. Whatever else can be said, Israel has made it abundantly clear that until its actions are met with credible international sanctions, it will subject Palestinians (and very likely others in the region) to massive, recurring waves of violence.
This was clear when the Obama-Biden campaign helped to lay the political foundation for this assault. It was clear when, amidst (more…)
Filed under: "canada", Indigenous, North America | Tags: "canada", Adolf Eichmann, Biological Genocide, Cultural Genocide, Genocide, Gypsies, Holocaust, Isreali State, Jewish Exclusivism, Jews, Kosovo, Lubicon, Neo-Nazi, Nuremberg, Physical Genocide, Raphael Lemikin, Settler-Colony, Slavs, United States, White Supremacy
—Roger W. Smith, Eric Markusen and Robert Jay Lifton, “Professional Ethics and Denial of the Armenian Genocide” (1995)
Denial of genocide has become a matter of increasing concern in recent years, primarily as a result of efforts by a relative handful of neo-Nazi “scholars” to rehabilitate their ideological heritage by advancing arguments and “evidence” that the Hitlerian Holocaust of the early 1940s never occurred.1 So insidious has Holocaust denial been considered by many governments that they have criminalized it, and prosecutions of deniers have occurred in France, Canada and elsewhere.2 The United States bars known deniers from entering the country, and has supported civil litigation against individuals and institutions engaging in such activities.3
A related but far less noticed phenomenon has been the efforts of a significant number of ostensibly more reputable scholars to indulge in a sort of reverse denial. According to this group, the Holocaust undoubtedly occurred, but it was something experienced exclusively by Jews.4Here, the fates of the Gypsies, Slavs, homosexuals and others at the hands of the Nazis are routinely minimized and consigned to the ambiguous category of (more…)