An International Media Advisory from the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)
Issued Thursday September 15, 2011 11 am GMT
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=D4ajfVOzXfs&feature=colike (September 13, Vancouver)
The ITCCS joins with many survivors of torture around the world today as we formally inaugurate an international inquiry and trial into crimes against humanity by church and state.
The Elders of our Tribunal have commenced our campaign by issuing a Banishment Proclamation against the churches responsible for the torture and murder of our children, which is reprinted below, and will be posted and read publicly across the world this Sunday, September 18.
For the next three months, our network in Canada, the United States, Australia, Ireland, England, the Netherlands and Belgium, Italy, Germany, Slovenia, and other nations will be documenting crimes committed against children, indigenous people and other innocents by the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches and their associates in government.
Our work will culminate in a final report and documentary film containing the evidence required to indict these bodies for genocide and crimes against humanity.
The next phase of our work, commencing early in January, 2012, will involve the trial and sentencing of those groups and persons responsible for these crimes.
We welcome the recent efforts to criminally prosecute Pope Joseph Ratzinger for his personal complicity in child abuse and trafficking, and we will join with other groups of survivors in Rome, outside the Vatican, at a mass protest at 12 noon on Monday, October 31, 2011.
We will also be working with politicians in the European Parliament to seek sanctions and indictments against Canada and its churches for genocide, based on new forensic evidence we have recently obtained from three separate mass graves of Indian children who were killed or died in church-run residential schools across Canada.
Our ITCCS forums will be open to the public and the media, who are free and encouraged to share and broadcast our evidence to the world.
Please stay posted to this site for more updates and news of our tribunal: www.itccs.org . Or contact our secretary, Kevin Annett, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or through 386-323-5774 in the United States.
Issued by the ITCCS Executive, London, England
http://blip.tv/thatchannel/real-health-2011-09s-06-kevin-annett-5533270(September 6, Toronto)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4ajfVOzXfs&feature=colike (September 13, Vancouver)
PUBLIC BANISHMENT ORDER
Issued against the Corporations known as the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church, and United Church of Canada
By Elders in Council from the Inuit, Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Anishnabe, Basque and Gaelic Nations under traditional and sovereign Land Law Jurisdiction
As of this day, Sunday, September 18, 2011, your organizations, their clergy and officers, are forever banished from our territories and lands, and your property and wealth are claimed and re-possessed for the use and benefit of all our people.
Your right to operate on our land has been forfeited by your rape, torture, and murder of our children, by your refusal to change and do justice, and by your betrayal of your own faith and public trust.
Depart, Now and Forever
If you continue to operate on our land after September 18, 2011, your clergy and officials will be in a state of criminal trespass and public mischief, and will be subject to immediate arrest and detainment by our Common Law Peace Officers.
We call upon all the members of these churches to honor this Banishment Order by withdrawing their financial and material support for these criminal corporations posing as religious bodies, lest they be found guilty of complicity with these crimes.
This Banishment Order will be enforced through direct, non-violent actions by our people to peacefully occupy the church properties of these corporations, and use them to house the homeless and feed the hungry.
We invoke the Great Law of Peace and the Sovereignty of our respective Nations as we proclaim the Permanent Expulsion and Banishment from our communities of the Roman Catholic Church, Inc., the Church of England, Inc. (Anglican-Episcopalian), and the United Church of Canada, Inc.Posted at these churches around the world at 11 am, local time, Sunday, September 18, 2011 - Issued under the authority of the Council of Nine Traditional Elders of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State - Jeremiah Jourdain, Convener (Anishnabe-Cree Nation)
Read the truth of genocide in Canada and globally at:
This email is hosted by Jeremiah Jourdain on behalf of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) and Kevin Annett - Eagle Strong Voice (adopted May 2004 into the Anishinabe nation by Louis Daniels - Whispers Wind).
Kevin can be reached at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org - and phone messages can be left for him at 1-386-323-5774 (USA).
Ending the Terror, not Modifying it: A Post-script and Update from Kevin Annett on the Eve of the ITCCS0
How do we put these churches on trial? And make sure they never harm our children again?
The aboriginal man who asked me this last year answered his own question a moment later:
My people used to banish criminals like that from their villages, forever.
This man is a survivor of torture and saw little friends murdered by priests swho were never named or arrested. He has been at my side for years now, picketing and occupying Catholic churches across Canada to demand justice for the living and the dead.
His words are part of a debate that has occupied our Tribunal for some months now, and which resulted in the Proclamation of our Elders that precedes this.
Our Tribunal into Crimes against Humanity has been over two years in preparation. I’m now delighted to announce its formal inauguration across Europe and North America. But our ITCCS has changed and expanded beyond our original vision, from an investigative body into a movement that seeks to permanently end the reign of terror of church corporations.
The ITCCS has been working on the ground in five countries – Canada, the USA, Australia, Ireland and England – to gather the evidence and the witnesses to a massive, global criminal conspiracy directed primarily against children, but aimed as well at indigenous nations and the sovereign rights of all people.
This accumulated evidence now includes conclusive forensic proof that children died violently and from exposure to diseases at Catholic and Protestant Indian schools across Canada, as the result of deliberate actions and policies by both the church and state whose purpose was racial and ethnic extermination.
We have been naïve to think that crimes of such enormity can be confronted within existing legal and political systems in the western world, since that same world originated the crime.
Not only do the churches and governments behind the torture, trafficking and killing of children consider themselves blameless, but they command enormous resources, and they enjoy the willing collaboration of many of their victims, as well as state-funded aboriginal politicians, judges and policemen who are themselves implicated in these crimes.
This fact, and bitter experience, shows that we are marginalized from the start if we rely on the status quo for justice. That leaves us only two weapons that we can depend on: direct action and our own system of justice.
The first means is simple: we will not allow the churches that harmed and continue to harm children to operate any longer in our communities.
The second means requires that we establish genuinely independent common law courts outside the jurisdiction of so-called Admiralty, Crown and Canon law. Our own courts will grant victims the power to name, arrest, try and indict, and then sentence, those persons and organizations responsible for their suffering.
In short, like at the Nuremburg Trials after World War Two, we are compelled to create a new moral and legal framework in order to uproot the crimes of our own culture.
We believe that these means are the only long term safeguards against such predatory and unrepentant institutions.
We must stop forever, and not simply reprimand, those who threaten our children and our liberties, by actually disestablishing and banishing such criminals and their organizations from our communities.
The need to rely on these methods to create our own system of justice has been confirmed by the attacks made against our work and our organizers in the past year from those whom we are exposing for their continued trafficking and murder of innocent children.
During 2011, leading up to the planned opening of the ITCCS forum in London on September 15, key leaders of the Tribunal, including me, were subjected to imprisonment, deportation, smears and other “dirty tricks” by the governments of Canada and England, and saw many of our best supporters intimidated into silence. Our arranged London venue was nullified, key funders were compelled to sever their ties with the ITCCS, and formerly supportive media networks suddenly and without explanation withdrew their offers to broadcast our forums and our evidence.
Even more serious, important eyewitnesses to Crimes against Humanity in Canada who were to speak at our Tribunal died suddenly after receiving death threats from the police, including Indian residential school survivors Johnny Dawson, William Combes and Chief Louis Daniels.
And yet these attacks are proof of the impact we have had, and our growing support around the world, including from governments of various nations in Europe.
Beginning in the spring of 2010, we enjoyed mass exposure on European television networks and in print media, and we met with and received the endorsement of our Tribunal from politicians of the European Union and the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
These facts have forced us to recognize that to really sustain our work, we need to broaden the scope of our appeal and campaign to reach and unite all people who are committed to a long term political and spiritual alternative to the church-state system responsible for genocide and crimes against children.
This alone can establish the sovereignty and the political power to ensure justice and recovery on the terms of the victims, and not the perpetrators.
We will commence this new campaign on Sunday, September 18, when our Proclamation of Banishment will be publicly read and posted on Roman Catholic church buildings around the world, and will be followed by direct actions of Eviction and Reclamation.
We invite all people to join us in this sacred purpose of defending the innocent and ensuring the well being of future generations. But we urge you to do so not simply in the defensive manner of protest and exposure, but offensively, by transforming our communities and nations from the bottom up through the expulsion from our midst of corrupt and murderous institutions.
I look forward to meeting you all and working with you in the coming months.
Kevin Annett – Eagle Strong Voice
Some Ways to Be Involved in our Campaign
1. Participate in ITCCS public forums and direct actions in your community.
2. Our Banishment Proclamation will be delivered to the guilty churches commencing Sunday, September 18 at 11 am at the main Roman Catholic cathedrals in Vancouver, Dublin and London, and outside your own local Catholic church. Please attend and participate in the follow up direct actions of Eviction and Reclamation, and organize your own.
3. Join our Common Law Action Network (CLAN) to assist in the practical establishment of our alternative legal system.
4. Bring Kevin Annett to speak in your community. Contact him through this email or at 1-386-323-5774 (USA)
5. Learn more about our campaign and the evidence of these crimes at:
Invoking the Ancient Community Law of Banishment
Issued by the Elders of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State, In Council, on September 6, 2011
The Christian churches responsible for the abduction, detainment, forced labor, rape, indoctrination, torture and murder of generations of our children and their descendents have violated the laws of God and humanity, and damaged our societies, far beyond the power of any apology or reparation to undo.
These churches have betrayed the innocent as well as their public trust, and violated the essential morality upon which any healthy society survives. In so doing, they have mocked and blasphemed their Creator, denied their essential teachings, and condemned themselves in the eyes of God and the laws of man.
These churches have in this manner forfeited their right to continue to function as protected or subsidized legal bodies among us.
They must depart forever from our communities. As of Sunday, September 18, 2011, they are banned from operating in our territories.
In all of our societies, the survival of the community, and the well being of children as the next generation, is paramount. Anyone or anything that threatens children and places itself above the law and the power of families to protect their young becomes a clear and present danger to our survival, and must be disarmed and disestablished for the good of all.
The main perpetrator of a regime of intergenerational terror against children – the Vatican and its Catholic Church Corporation – is incapable of being reformed into a benign institution because its worldview and principles are based on contempt for the inherent goodness of nature and children.
When the church absolves itself and its priests for raping and destroying that goodness, it is expressing that contempt, and commits an unpardonable crime that violates God and humanity, and the Great Law of Peace.
Jesus himself prescribes the punishment for harming children and their sanctity: the death of the offender. But rather than a millstone, we attach a more effective cure around the neck of the offending institutions, by prescribing for them a social death through their banishment from our midst, and their disestablishment as recognized institutions.
As of Sunday, September 18, 2011, we will commence this Abolition movement by declaring every church guilty of these crimes to be permanently banned from our communities.
As of that date, we will conduct a massive and ongoing public boycott campaign of these churches, denying them all financial support, attendance and public services. Their church properties are declared to be communalized and as of September 18, will be open to all people on a secular basis to use for their benefit, especially as shelters for the homeless. Their priests and officials will not be allowed to practice in our midst. And their assets and wealth will be declared to be owned by the community, and shall be distributed according to the needs of our people.
We will conduct this Abolition movement on the highest moral plain of direct, non-violent action, standing on truth and love, and on our inherent sovereign power and rights as free men and women.
We ask that Catholics, Protestants, and all members of these banished church bodies consent to help us in this process of socially disestablishing the corporate institutions that are the cause of these crimes, by leaving these churches voluntarily and joining the rest of our community in reclaiming the teachings of Christ that have been so violated and trampled asunder by the church.
As part of this Reclamation of not only the structure but the soul of Christianity, we urge Christians to dissociate themselves from the long and bloody history of Christendom, by helping us bring to trial and judgment the persons and beliefs responsible for the murder and genocide of entire nations and their children.
Our Abolition movement has already commenced, among traditional elders of indigenous nations in Canada, who have issued Banning and Eviction Proclamations on their territories against the Catholic and Protestant churches responsible for the deaths of their children in their Indian residential schools.
We will extend this movement to embrace all peoples across the world that have been harmed and brutalized by churches functioning beyond all accountability and law.
We invoke the Great Law of Peace and Justice, and the inherent land law jurisdiction of our sovereign nations, as we proclaim this, the permanent expulsion and banishment from all of our communities of the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England (Anglican-Episcopalian), and the United Church of Canada (Methodist-Presbyterian).
We call upon all people to enforce this Expulsion and Banishment through the peaceful and permanent occupation of the properties of these churches.
This Proclamation is passed unanimously by the nine elders of the ITCCS Executive, from the Inuit, Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Anishnabe, Basque and Gaelic nations. It will be publicly read and posted around the world on Sunday, September 18 at 11 am. Please distribute this Proclamation in your own communities.