NEWS RELEASE · 8th June 2011
ITCCS - London
The ITCCS Executive announced today that its member organizations plan to convene opening sessions into crimes of church and state in four European capitals on September 15.
"These cities are all very close to the scene of the historical crimes we'll be investigating, and are home to the institutions that have been summoned to appear at our Tribunals, such as the Vatican and the Crown of England" said ITCCS Executive official Dr. Eduardo Rosario today at a gathering in London.
"We look to the European Parliament and its Human Rights courts to aid us in our deliberations, and we deliberately chose to meet in Brussels to seek such help from the European Union."
Pope Joseph Ratzinger and Queen Elizabeth Windsor have both been issued a Public Summons by the ITCCS to appear before it in September and answer charges of their complicity in crimes against humanity, genocide and child trafficking.
The ITCCS has the endorsement of over thirty organizations, including eight indigenous nations in North America and Asia, survivors of Catholic church torture in Ireland, Australia and England, and the autonomous sovereign nation of Eurostaete.
Other Tribunals associated with the ITCCS will also be convened on September 15 in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa, Canada, in New York City, in Mexico City, and at venues in Australia to be announced. More information can be found at www.itccs.org
See this important interview of June 6, 2011http://blip.tv/thatchannelcom/real-health-2011-06j-06-kevin-annett-just-deported-from-england-5248343
Comment by Helmut Giesbrecht on 9th June 2011
People should read the following sites:
Then google the ITCCS check out who they are and form your own opinion about the credibility of the organization.
I have spoken to First nations Elders who related stories about the smallpox epidemic on BC's Coast as told by their elders. I have stood in the museum in Victoria which has a very moving display of that period in BC's history. Surrounded by the very large black an white photos of FN people of the time while the sound track gives details of the horrors and is very moving. I have also spoken to FN folks who survived the residential schools and not all had terrible experiences. Some acquired all the skills they need to compete in the world. But yes, some had a terrible experience. Justice for them will only come with factual information.
Which is why one needs to stick to facts. Things like the use of a colour photo of a sick child, when there was no colour photography in that day, puts me right off and the above websites lead me to question everything that Kevin Annett puts out. Sometimes promoting a conspiracy is just a way to make a living.
Prove it Kevin, with evidence that will stand up in a court of law. Otherwise you are just howling at the moon.
Comment by Rudi Peters on 9th June 2011
I found the following answer to Mr. Annett from William Blackwater:
"He's a total insult to us, a total disgrace. I don't even want to be seen near him," says William Blackwater, former student at the Alberni Indian Residential School and now programs and services supervisor at Stó:lo Nation Health Department in Chilliwack. He's the same Blackwater from the precedent-setting Blackwater v. Plint case, in which the Supreme Court of Canada awarded punitive damages against both Canada and the church to former students of the Alberni Indian Residential School. The decision paved the way for a string of cases dealing with physical and sexual abuse at residential schools across the country.
"I don't know where he's getting his information from in regards to everything he's talking about," continues Blackwater. "And what does he know about the Indian residential school experience? He's never experienced anything he's talking about, so how does one start to believe and support him? His intentions are for his personal glory."
Comment by Kevin Annett on 8th June 2011
The RCMP chasing down their own crimes? It's a quaintly canadian concept but very untrue. The RCMP have done their best to silence witnesses to residential school murders and disinter the graves ... any native person in Port Alberni knows this. My critics should try sticking to the main issue - proven genocide and mass murder - and stop flogging the dead horse of calling me a liar. It's all been proven, people.
Isn't it time we stopped denying our own holocaust? Even the Prime Minister acknowledged that half the children in the residential schools died there. Now just where did all those little corpses go, hmm? Maybe my critics can tell us.
Are you for real?
Comment by Rudi Peters on 8th June 2011
Let me get this straight; you want to summon the Holly Father and the Queen of England to your kangaroo court? Do you honestly expect them to even so much as notice you?
Did some reading on Mr. Annett, he has pleaded with Amnesty International for adoption as a "prisoner of conscience." Amnesty has declined to oblige him. This should tell you something.
I also found that it is commonplace for journalists to report Annett's claims unchallenged, no matter how bizarre, and without first inquiring into his history of allegation-making.
It matters because the story of secret residential-school mass graves is an urban legend.
For years, RCMP investigators have been chasing down these stories and they always come up with nothing. But they persist, like the alligators in New York's sewers.
It matters because the thousands of aboriginal people who really did suffer unspeakable torment in residential schools deserve something rather more from us than our complicity in the act of dumping their very real suffering down a rabbit hole into the same parallel universe where you'll find alien abductions, Masonic plots, crop circles, and 9-11 conspiracies.
It matters because Annett has alleged that perhaps "hundreds" of tiny corpses are buried in a mass grave behind a former United Church residential school building situated on Tseshaht reserve land, near Port Alberni -- and now I want you to stop reading this for a moment and try to imagine what it would be like to be a Tseshaht person reading that same sentence. Tseshaht Chief Coun. Les Sam says he can't imagine what Annett is taking about.
It goes on and on like this, but if you persist in pointing out the spectacular unlikelihood that any of Annett's stories are true, you will almost certainly find yourself accused of "smearing" him. That's what happens if you're white, anyway. If you're aboriginal, you may find yourself called a "police informant" or a "provocateur," or you'll be accused of having been a "collaborator and abuser" during your time in residential school. Annett has levelled just these accusations against his detractors.