An Appeal to All Campus and Community Radio Stations and Programmers in Canada:
Protect Free Public Airwaves: Stop the Criminal Conspiracy against Community Activists at Vancouver Co-op Radio!
Issued by Veteran Programmers at Vancouver Co-op Radio, including
Dr. Alfred Webre and Rev. Kevin Annett
December 18, 2010
Dear Fellow Community Radio programmers and members,
Officers of the state-funded National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) have recently asked each of you to collude in a criminal conspiracy, censorship and defamation campaign against community activists and programmers at Vancouver Co-op Radio.
In an email dated December 14, 2010 from Shelley Robinson, Executive Director of NCRA, it was falsely claimed that veteran programmer Kevin Annett has “defamed” Co-op radio station staff, and should therefore be banned from all campus and community media airwaves across Canada.
In reality, Kevin Annett has not defamed anyone, but merely commented publicly on his banning without due process from Vancouver Co-op radio airwaves on August 9, after he had aired evidence of government and RCMP complicity in the murder of aboriginal women in league with the Pickton serial killers.
Describing actual words and actions of station staff, as Annett did after his banning, is not libelous. Annett stated the truth, that station program director Leela Chinniah pressured him to not allow certain witnesses onto his program “Hidden from History”, and fomented opposition against Annett at the station after he had aired the evidence implicating police officers with the Pickton killers.
Kevin Annett and his lawyers have established that he is the victim of a covert dirty tricks frame-up instigated by RCMP agents and Co-op radio staff on July 20, thanks to statements obtained by the very operatives who engaged in the smear against Annett on Co-op radio premises that day.
In fact, by being falsely and publicly accused of “defaming” station staff, it is Kevin Annett who is being libeled and defamed by Chinniah, Co-op radio staff and now the state-funded NCRA, at the behest of government lawyer and NCRA officer Freya Zoltz, who was appointed to the Vancouver Co-op Radio board recently.
This attack is not confined to Kevin Annett. Alfred Webre, another programmer at Vancouver Co-op radio, was also banned from the airwaves and his program, Monday Brownbagger, unilaterally cancelled, after Webre challenged Chinniah and her staff for their censoring and banning of Kevin Annett.
In the words of Alfred Webre (December 16, 2010),
I am a member of Coop Radio and am a programmer and investigative reporter (2000-present) with the Monday Brownbagger program, which was illegally and improperly terminated by Coop Radio on Dec. 9, 2010, without any cause or notice to me or opportunity to respond.
The illegal course of action at Coop Radio, in my judgment as a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and a Judge on the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, stems from a conspiracy by specific Coop Radio staff and Board Members to initially participate in and subsequently to coverup an act of COINTELPRO illegality at the station premises, directed at fabricating false evidence against programmer Kevin Annett for purposes of teminating his tenure at his program HIDDEN FROM HISTORY, as Kevin had begun naming the names of Vancouver Police Department officers who were implicated in the ritual murders of young aboriginal women at the Picton Farms.
The Monday Brownbagger was terminated after I - in my capacity as an investigative reporter with the Monday Brownbagger - wrote several letters to the Board of Directors and the staff of Coop Radio demanding an internal investigation of the COINTELPRO incident and alleged video-tape falsely depicting Kevin Annett, and determining staff culpability, as there is now prime facie evidence in the form of a sworn statement by one of the participants in the COINTELPRO criminality at the station.
Thus, any action in this matter must proceed with a criminal investigation of the Coop Radio staff and Board who have initially caused and then covered up these criminal acts. We seek to make a criminal complaint with the appropriate law enforcement authorities against Coop Radio, its staff and Board Members for criminal conspiracy, fraud, and criminal betrayal of the public trust.
As well, every programmer at Co-op radio has been told that they will lose their program if they allow Kevin Annett on their show. And other stations, like CHLY radio in Nanaimo, have been threatened with lawsuits by Co-op radio lawyer Gerald Fahey after Kevin Annett appeared on their airwaves.
Why this Censorship and Fear Campaign?
We believe there are two forces behind this gross censorship, defamation and criminal actions against Kevin Annett, Alfred Webre and their supporters: a) Annett’s public exposure of the criminal collusion of the RCMP and government officials in the murder of aboriginal women in Vancouver, and b) the federal government-CRTC's new policy of tacitly controlling alternative media in Canada by encouraging corporate funding of public radio, enunciated on July 22, 2010: the very week that the dirty tricks operation against Kevin Annett took place on Co-op radio premises.
By imposing a single policy on community radio and allowing corporate funding of stations, as is occurring at Vancouver Co-op radio through an impending deal with multi-billionaire Jim Pattison, the new government attempt to centralize and control alternative media requires a silencing of any critics of this attack on free and independent media.
Thus, at the December Annual general Meeting of Vancouver Co-op radio, new board members were not allowed to be questioned, discussion was severely restricted, and programmers were railroaded to sign a statement allowing them to be banned from the air if they “offended or alarmed” station staff!
The enormous fear and censorship campaign now being directed against one man, Kevin Annett, by the government-funded NCRA cannot possibly be justified a bogus claim of Annett’s “defamaing” station staff, when the latter have themselves violated station policy in banning Annett from the airwaves and cooperating in his public character assassination.
This attack on Kevin Annett, Alfred Webre and any community radio station that airs their story is a gross assault on free speech, and represents only the beginning of state-sponsored censorship of alternative media cross Canada.
We ask you to not give in to these McCarthyite “guilt by association” tactics imposed by the NCRA and their government string-pullers.
Let the full truth of these events, and Kevin Annett’s evidence of ongoing genocide against native people in Canada by church and state, find a forum on your airwaves: for the sake of hundreds of missing aboriginal women, and for your own freedom and right to air unpopular issues.
Alfred Webre: host, Monday brown Bagger - [email protected]
Kevin Annett: host, Hidden from History - [email protected]
Listen to Kevin Annett on his weekly internet blogtalk radio program Hhidden from History", at blogtalkradio.com/hiddenfromhistory . Kevin's program and work is syndicated and broadcast all over the world.
STATEMENT FROM JEREMIAH JOURDAIN
From the Four Directions and all my Relations,
I am Jeremiah Jourdain of the Cree and Metis Nations. I am seventy four years old and went to residential school in Manitoba and had three brothers die in there. I have worked for over ten years now with Kevin Annett - Eagle Strong Voice and I know him to be a very good, brave and honest man and a man of God.
I have been sick for some months or I would have spoken before this.
Many things have been said about Kevin Eagle, mostly by people who do not know him and have never really spoken with him. I do know him well, and I am disgusted with the latest plan to destroy his character that is being done by staff workers at Coop radio in Vancouver. They are the worst scumbags and liars for the garbage they are saying about Kevin. Have they no honor and shame?
I am ending my silence now because they're trying to destroy Kevin Eagle is not stopping, and their lies are becoming enormous. People lie about an innocent and just man because they fear and hate him, or because their own garbage is being exposed by him. In Kevin's case, both of these are true.
I am one of the people who shared the truth with Kevin that he talked about on his radio program and that got him banned, about how the Mounties are killing our indigenous women and have worked with the Pickton murderers. I used to work for Indian Affairs and the RCMP as an advisor so I know many of these people and I know how they operate.
I have known for some time that Vancouver Coop radio is one of the listening posts the feds keep going to monitor who is doing what in the downtown east side. The station won't get its funding unless it does this. The RCMP E Division is controlling things at the station. I know their agents work at the station and they get rid of programmers like Kevin who get close to exposing the really bad things like child rapists and the body dumping sites the government uses with the Americans.
Years ago they murdered a coop radio programmer called Tom House because he found out about the drug money being laundering through Coop radio. Guatemalans knifed him on Hastings street. Those Guatemalans worked for the CIA and are contract killers.
Kevin Eagle has already met with the woman who helped to frame him at the station and she admitted in writing what she did. She is part native and part Arab and she has worked on the street for 20 years. We all know her and she is a bad drug dealer and is in debt with a pimp called Eduardo who does jobs for the feds like kill people. Eduardo is Guatemalan and is the cousin of one of Tom House's killers. It's all in the family like they say.
The feds paid this woman to fool around and do drugs with a man called Justin who they made up to look like Kevin. Justin is out of the country now and will never be traced because he has CSIS connections. He's ex military and does protection for the child traffickers.
There is a woman on coop radio staff named Leela who is the liaison for the feds and she knows everything. She arranged with the Mounties to set Kevin up at the station that night, she got another staff guy to let the woman and Justin in to do their shit in front of the cameras. Leela is the one behind getting rid of Kevin and blackening his name. She and a lawyer for the feds called Freya Zoltz who was put on coop radio board by the feds.
That's what's behind what's happening to Kevin and it will get worse. Freya is telling every alternate radio station they'll be sued if they allow Kevin on the air. They are really scared about what Kevin knows about how the government is involved in child trafficking and the snuff films, and they are out to destroy him once and for all.
I know more including names and dates. I am putting that in another document I will put in safe keeping.
I want to say to any honest man or woman left at coop radio, stop playing along with these criminals and liars. Kevin Annett is the best white man I have ever met and he is the one person who helps the real Indians, our homeless men and women who don't sell themselves for a dollar like all the chiefs do. He has never taken a penny for his work even though he is in poverty and blackballed. He has given his life for people like the woman who framed him and all the thanks he gets is abuse and lies.
I don't have any hope for our world when these lies can win like they are doing and good men like Kevin are being so easily destroyed. For god's sake stop this and know the truth. Help Kevin Eagle and everybody being wronged.
I am Jeremiah Jourdain and I thank you from the four directions. I give permission for this email to be sent to anybody.