Meow everyone . I present you with the antifa training manual :
Meow everyone. My readers as supporters, and detractors alike, have known for years that I am a photographer who specializes in street action . One area is protests . I have been shooting protests for many years now, much to the dislike of the radical left, the anarchists and now, the rebranded antifa idiots. Most don’t care that I am out there , while others make a rather large production of my being out and about . Some even want to run me out of town .Its fun listening to them play the oppression card when it suites them.
I have taken great pride in my ability to photograph most of the riots these idiots organized and participated in . One of the big accomplishments was the ability to put names to faces , or in the case of these anarchists , partial faces , since like the cowards they are, they love to hide their faces , thinking that this affords them a certain anonymity . For a while , it did. However, being a patient person I have always been, I was always able get to the shot I wanted , of my targeted subject, masked and unmasked . Of course, with a new crop of losers showing up, the older, more experienced criminals pass on what they have learned , things like hiding your face . There was of course this cat and mouse game that took place between myself and my anarchist opponents , but, as seen here, the anarchists are easy to poke fun at and even mock :
Previously , when I photographed someone , I had to put my images into my computer and look at the commonalities of each image , then compare then to my archived files to get a match . Yes, I have a 100% accuracy rate because even the smallest trait is enough to secure a match and is extremely time consuming , but a masked face did present itself with some challenges. Oh, did you notice I said DID ?
Supporters and detractors alike, I now have the tools in my hot little hands that will forever render your silly little masks USELESS . Digital photography is basically an imaging computer . All cameras can take great images with the right person being the view finder . However, there does come a point where a run of the mill camera will just be able to do the desired job. That’s were I come .
Let me introduce you to my new toy : ( not exactly as shown )
This little baby looks like a regular camera, feels like a regular camera , even acts like a regular camera … except for one very important feature … ( what ? do you really think I am going to tell you all my secrets ) , with the simple press of a button , , it can see right through your mask .. plain as day . Yes, it is heavily modified , no, you cant buy it commercially in its modified form , and yes, its insanely expensive ( and insured of course ) . So, what are some of its features you may be asking ? Great question, I’m glad you asked . One great feature is this this camera came with a very nice little option… when I shoot an image , through a secure wi-fi signal , the image gets sent to my computer located somewhere else and the work of identifying you starts the second I click the shutter . Since I have been shooting protests for a very long time, I have built up a sizable archive of the who’s who of the scum bag world , and now, with a little computer wizardry , a really good camera and a few toys to go with it , I get to unmask your faces and show the whole world what anarchists really look like, will be able to identify you and put you out of the anarchy business . …. and all of this before you get home .
So, ask yourself if you really want to ” draw ” against me :
Dear anarchists, I take pride in my country and my loyalty to it is unquestionable . You as radical anarchists pose a serious security threat that is domestic terrorism . The government has a ton of rules and regulations they have to follow to identify you … I don’t .
Meow everyone, I have , in previous articles suggested that every few years, we, in this city of Toronto have a riot that always involves anarchists . well, sadly, this year, it will be riot season.Yes,smashing ,looting and burning will be the usual activities, of this bunch of bone headed , brainless parasites. Oh, wait, silly me, they are not anarchists anymore, but rather , rebranded as ANTIFA . Yes, I did write about this a short time ago and that story is found here, here and here .
This rebranding I spoke of is to facilitate their new venture they want to smash, that being the freedom of speech and expresssion movement that it the currant protest action. There are two very distinct side to this , but for these guys, any opportunity to smash something, is an opportunity they gravitate to .
Over the past several weeks, Toronto city hall has been a field laboratory for these anarchists to test ideas and attack strategies , to see what works best. Since there is a new crop of escaped mental patients ( anarchists ) these rock dwellers need to test out what they think will be most effective with respects to causing to most violence and destruction. the past few events , while violent, did not meet the expectations of some of this countries top and most dangerous and violent anarchists , so, the top dog himself came to town to ” teach ” .
The first lesson in smashy smashy is finding a cause to smash . One was provided to them , but the ” smash ” level was simply not high enough to be worthy of anything more then some pushing, shoving and a few stolen hats and signs . Clearly, our smashing crybabies, need something to raise the smashibility of their ” protest ” .. and one was, very generously , provided for them in this upcoming event :
This event is created by one of the people who is a public face against a recent piece of legislation called bill M-103 . Both sides are fanatical about this , an dafter attending several, of the protests around this bill, i see both sides as being polarized towards one stance . The anarchists , of course, see this as an opportunity to gravitate towards the side that is radical left leaning , so smashy smashy is the only , viable solution. Make no mistake , the anarchists are not interested in anti oppression as they call it, nor are they interested in any points of view that involve meaningful and intelligent dialogue . For then, its all about ” smash the state ” .
These rebranded anarchists now go on and try to tell you how accepting they are of EVERYONE , equally .They tell that they are not racists . Hmmm, so, what are to to believe . Will you believe what they WANT you to hear , or, will you believe what they say, when they think you’ re nor around, and listening ? Well, lets see just how inclusive they really are :
Ya, I bet you caught that right away too … with these morons, its always about the jews , this, jews that … but but but , I thought they said they were inclusive of everyone .
Ok, so now lets quickly review two past events. On march 14, there was a mini riot here in Toronto that , according the anarchists , was a complete failure on their part. They were greatly out numbers , hence , rendered ineffective . However, this was a research and development exercise to them as outlined here :
The magnitude of this is HUGE. many will , or should know the name of Jaggi Singh . Singh is a Montreal based , urban terrorist of the worst kind. He was DIRECTLY involved in the G20 riots , leading them :
This guy along with Alex Hundert , are considered the Popes of anarchy and extreme violence . So, Singh wrote a rather scathing review on what took place in both Toronto and Montreal on March 14 . This report was , and will be VERY significant as i will show you shortly . Here is what he wrote :
On April 01 2017, there was another such protest , and this time, it became violent almost from the first moment . However, there was also one VERY significant addition to that protest ….. Jaggi Singh was personally there to see it , and to guide it as seen here :
The above is a screen shot of a video shot with him . I am not linking the video here in order to protect the identity of the person who shot it as this guy is so dangerous, that he, and / or his anarchist scum buddies would try and track the shooter of the video down and potentially cause serious harm .
This leads us to what was recently posted as an event related to the subject at hand . Here is a screen shot showing link , to a planned ” protest / counter protest ” . This is , however, is about as fishy as one can get, and , for those of us who follow these protests and in particular, these scum bag anarchists, this is about as obvious a trap as one can make it, with out actually calling it a trap :
For anyone who has been following these anarchists for years, we all know that their strategy has always been one of divide , seize and attack. This ” event ” is exactly that . This is a clear attempt to divide protestors and corner some of them into a area for potential violence . However, the REAL purpose here is to thin police lines, forcing police to cover this , break away protests with police numbers assigned to the protest. This leave the main group now under policed , and legitimate protesters potentially unprotected and much more vulnerable to attacks. This also leaves police in a much more dangerous position as a result of reduced numbers , meaning their own personal safety if now, by design, at much greater risk . This is a sure way to ensure a prolonged , dangerously violent confrontation DOES take place . Targets of this violence are of course those who oppose the anarchists view point , but in this case, I feel the the real intended targets would be the alternative media who cover and expose these people. Some members of the alternative media have already been targeted , but police were quick to respond before and real damage was done. This time, there would be a real potential; for serious injury to those, police , as a result of intentionally being divided , cannot get to in time.
Jaggi Singh is a highly dangerous and violent anarchist. He has considerable resources available to him and a virtual bottomless pit of ready and willing anarchist ready to act at a moments notice . The events here in Toronto have been attended by several violent anarchist from Montreal already , sitting back , making mental notes , and planning accordingly . Its going to be a shit show very soon. The police had better be ready ad not under estimate this group and what they can , and will do . I hope the G20 taught the police a thing or two. If not start reading and preparing. ……
Here are two events that will be lead up events to the main riot event on July 01 .
The anarchists are gong to be ready to act, smash and burn . will you as the good guys do something this time to stop them BEFORE they do this , or, are we going to see another G20 styled riot ?
Meow everyone. It take me GREAT pleasure to announce some GREAT NEWS . One of Canada’s most dangerous and violent domestic terrorists is leaving Canada for six months .
Many of you who read my blog on a regular basis will have come to know and hate Syed Hussan, one of the main ring leaders and organizers of domestic terrorism and violence in Canada :
I have recently written a story about him when there was the major protest back in February in from of the USA consulate where black lives matter Toronto called our Prime Minister a terrorist . Hussan himself advocated for anarchy . Here is the link to that story.
After that event, I contacted Canadian Boarder Services, and forwarded to them the video in the linked story, as well as the screen shot where he clearly advocated and was counseling people to commit a criminal offense. Hussan is NOT a Canadian Citizen , holding only a PR ( permanent resident card ) That means that he can be deported or removed from Canada based on the commission of a crime , and counseling others to commit a crime, is , itself a crime .
Now , let me be clear here, his departure from Canada may very likely have NOTHING to do with the video and screen shot, so NO , I cannot , or will not take credit for this scum bag getting his sorry ass out of here . However, if I was , in some vert small way, a contributor to his hasty departure . GOOD .
Hussan will be away for about six months , the sake period of time that another equally violent and dangerous domestic terrorist Sakura Saunders , was forced to leave . Hussan is a native of Pakistan , an international hotbed for global terrorism. It would not be a stretch to postulate that he is going back to Pakistan , and I will say that in my opinion, very much a possibility that he is going back there to train with some terrorist organization, only to return to Canada , to start the next phase of his groups escalations of violence. Hussan , in his note, before he made an edit to it referred to to another person named TINGS CHAK , a person he considers a sister , who is equally as active with all the violent groups . Massage me privately for more detailed info on her if needed .
Here she is :
So, to Hussan, i hope the door did you on the ass as you left. When you get back, that is if you will be allowed back in, rest assured that my cameras will be there , waiting for you for catch your very next move .
Meow everyone, in part one of this series , I started to cover the march 04 2017 anti free speech riot at Toronto City Hall. I offered up some back ground on how this came to be, and then, started to show the people who were involved in the violence that erupted , violence that was started by so called , ” non-violent ” , professional protestors who welcome free speech ….. as long as it adheres to THEIR twisted definition of what is allowable speech. So, without further delay, here no are some examples of the actions of these peace loving, promoters of free speech .
So , to you ” brave ” anarchists .. do you have what it takes to come after me , an old, ugly , short , fat and grumpy ex military veteran ? You seem to have no issues being peaceful with everyone else so please, show me some of your love. Come , on, I dare you .
Stay tuned for more later …..
Meow everyone, on march 4 on this year, there was a huge protest at Toronto city hall, with one side as pro anarchy / islam , and the other side being pro free speech . This event was the culmination of two years work by black live matter Toronto to stir up the public and play the race card with the desire to create and facilitate a race war. This organization blamed cops for everything that every happened to them , but decided that crimes within their own community, which is at epidemic levels is not real :
What better way to create a hostile event than have communists organize it, and dangerous anarchist carry out the violence . Yes, this event was organized by the communist party of Canada .
These series of protests was precipitated as the result of a protest a few days prior by a group of people who took it upon themselves to protest out side an islmaic religious center while people were inside. To be fair, In mu opinion, this did cross a line and i am not supporting that . However, these protestors did , as it turned out, do a lot good out of this,when , further investigation revealed that one of those church leaders in fact made a plethora of anti semetic references to Jewish people. Notice that this protest on Saturday made no mention of the negative comments made by that islamic leader , who, was shortly thereafter , fired for his hate speech by the university he taught at . For the record, i am glad to have played a small part of getting him fired .
So, herein is the problem . this protest was organized by people who claimed to want equality for everyone, but in fact, they are highly anti semetic and play significant roles at the various universities to create anti Jewish sentiments with the student body and have their their student unions play directly into their hands .
Events such as these have spawned new types of accusations to be levied against those who dare question , or report on them in a light that they dont want you to see. Just as what we saw during the occupy movement, you were either an occupier of part of the so called 1% . Fast forward to today, you are either pro what ever it is they want you to be, or now, if you questions the motivations, or the leaders , if you ask the hard , tough questions , if you ask questions such as why they protest one side of this so called diversity they support , yet remain silent when another diverse group is openly targeted , you are automatically labeled a white suppremist and a nazi.
These labels are keys to these professional protestors tools of dirty tricks because these labels are what they use to later defame and slander people they oppose. these labels are also used to stir up the crowds in the hopes of having the crowds physically and violently attack their opponents …. exactly as what we saw on Mach 04 at this protest . These fringe groups rely on fear and intimidation , however, they are unprepared to deal with some of us who have no fear of them , and are not in the least, intimidated by goons and neanderthals like these professional protestors . To ensure they they arrive at maximum intimidation, they groups quickly align themselves with violent anarchist to do their violence for them . In many cases, such as what we have seen during the G20 and Queens park riots , they even import anarchists .
The day started out with me being quickly identified as a ” hostile media entity ” by none other that fruitcake of the year recipient Wesley Williams . As usual, he thought he could hide from me by wearing some lame assed , pathetic disguise . However, what Wesley failed to comprehend ( of the many things he fails at ) , is that I have ZERO fear of these twits and I go right into the middle of their circles to get the shots I want. Sorry Wesley, but neither you, or your equally brain absent morons have what it takes to intimidate me . My downfall when entering these groups is that I am easily noticed by the fact that I am the only one in there who has had a bath and I don’t stink like rotting sewer waste.
I cant understand how his mother lets him out of the house looking like that . Yes, that is a purple wig the moron is wearing .But then, his brother Sean is equally idiotic looking , so maybe , it runs in the family.
There was no shortage of brain dead anarchists available to laugh at either. One of the most obvious one was this jack ass wearing his communist mask. I wonder if these4 idiots who want communism have every actually lived in a real communist country :
There were some notable idiots present such as Chris Bowen , one half of the worlds worst rap duo called Test their logic. If they really wanted to test their logic, they would disband and take baths :
Of course no good riot would be complete without our resident OCAP goon Marc Brill. This guy is a real piece of work. He has thrown chairs at people and in some cases , breathed upon them :
Its a given that when a race war is planed, syed hussan is going to be near by , and he didn’t disappoint . Hussan is known for things such as advocating and counseling people to commit crimes :
I took well over 850 images so obviously I am not going to post all of them, however, what does need to be made known is that this was not a spur of the moment event and subsequent riot . This was well planned and designed with physical, violent , conflict in mind . One group started at the main stage of city hall, with the other, smaller group on the exact opposite end . Police were well on hand to put an end to violent outbreaks , which were predicted well in advance. What was interesting to note that while the anti pro islam and alleged purporters of a peaceful protest were actually the one who STARTED the violence. I saw many small violent outbreaks by these so called ” peaceful protestors ” who were claiming to advocate for equality and inclusiveness
There were many anarchists present . The anarchists have rebranded themselves now, as so called anti facists . Its still the same group of people with out brains , but I have seen a lot of new faces at this event as well . This is an ongoing story so , stay tuned for more updated right here .
So, to leave you for now, here are a few anarchists for your barfing pleasure :
This protest was , from one side, to show support for muslims and refugees, and from the other side the need to put Canadians FIRST and for better screening process . Fact is that both sides have extreme view points , which is a recipe for disaster . However, the side wanting to put Canadians FIRST does have a legitimate point , and one I fully agree with . We have tens of thousands of homeless people, living on streets and shelters who need homes, We have indians living on reservations that make third world counties look cutting edge , We have senior citizens who have spend a lifetime contributing to this great country and are now, force to scrape by on scraps . We have military veterans who were willing to die for this country, to preserve our rights and freedoms who are now being told that their ( our ) service was meaningless . Yes, I am one of those proud military veterans . Yet, we have , according to the present government , NO MONEY to address these serious issues. HOWEVER , the same , present government miraculously found billions to simply hand out to anyone who claims to be a refugees, no documents required . Our national security and safety are at GREAT risk because of this, because we HAVE FOUND some coming here who are terrorists .
The other issue that is of great concern is the human rights record of these same countries these people come from, and bring THOSE same values with them, and further, not willing to accept Canadian values upon arrival . Further yet, they claim to flee these countries because they say they want a better life, then , they DEMAND US to amend OUR laws to suit their violent , pedophiliac , oppressive religious values , going so far as to demand that we discard OUR own values and customs to suit theirs.
So, these supporters now set up a protest that is designed to be confrontational , importing the most violent anarchists to do the dirty work. So, without further delay , here are a few more of these to get to know and recognize :
I will be adding new faces every few days so make sure to check back …
Meow everyone. Yes, you read that title correctly. I know its hard to imagine , hard to believe, but stick around. I will show you in methodical and nausiating detail exactly who and how this is funded . You will only have to look at university student unions that are affiliated with the Canadian Federation of Students ( CFS ) .
If you or any member of you family attend either Ryerson University , York University or University of Toronto , you are automatically paying a portion of your tuition fees to student union of said school . This is not out of the ordinary , and these levies are basic agreements with all universities. If your university student is a CFS member, you pay even more , and do so without any choice, just be a member of this draconian organization that does absolutely NOTHING for students . Your students fees that are directed to the CFS pay their astronomical salaries and yes, you are paying them to be professional protestors , in some cases , thugs, goons and rioters. Anyone who remembers the G20 in Toronto will know that much of what went on was condoned by anarchists , and many being staged from the university of Toronto .
In this first example , you will see in this video that the speaker here, a person who is, or at that time, was the head organizer for the CFS proclaiming directly his support for a terrorist organization known as the Tamil Tigers . Here is that video :
Several years prior to this video being shot, there was a very significant Tamil protest that lasted several days and was the turning point were , we , as law abiding citizens lost our city when the political will of the then radical and brain dead city politicians would deny police the ability to keep law and order. That is a story onto itself which i will be addressing at another time . However, those original protests were also lead by radicals with the CFS affiliated universities.
If wee go back a few years to the G20 , we see CFS executive and radical student unions leaders heading the riots as seen here :
YOUR STUDENT TUITION FEES PAID these people to riots and destroy this city , as well , pay them to promote racism and pay them to support terrorist organizations.
Black lives matter Toronto is the latest incarnation of institutional racism that was invented and is promoted by the CFS , its executive and their affiliated radical student unions . In part 2 , I will show this very clearly. I will show where they get their funding from as well, I will show you exactly who is involved, and what capacity they hold within the radical student movement . I want to leave you with this video showing Rodney Diverlus , the former president of the Ryerson Student union , and former VP of equity of the same student union , proclaiming hos support, for a notorious , convicted, violent and dangerous criminal , Alex Hundert . Rodney Diverlus is also one of the key founders and head organizer for black lives matter Toronto :
Meow everyone. A few weeks ago, I posted a short note that I was ( and am continuing to ) work on a huge story about the G20 that took place back in the summer of 2010 . I know , myself included, have , still , a lot of unanswered questions about what took place , and why ? However, what if I told you that this may have been a part of a far bigger, more sinister plan , and WE were to the one who were about to make this plan come to fruition.
Yes this does sound crazy, however, I had a great discussion with my very good friend Greg of http://www.genuinewitty.com , and after several hours of discussing this and other related, and similar events, I have to conclude that he is absolutely correct in his observation . We lost this city during that famous Tamil protest which closed a major expressway in Toronto for days, with the police doing nothing about it … THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN . , We had the G20 riots , the police seemingly allowed this to go ahead , we had the occupy movement which created a serious and dangerous environment, and again, the police did nothing to stop it . We had the OCAP city hall riot, and again, very little police resistance . There was Idle no more and again in nothing . Today we have black lives mater and again, zero resistance .
I have spoken with officer after officer , and they all related very similar stories about how they were rendered ineffective by command and politicians who had their own agendas . So, were is my story ? Well, this is all part of the story I am digging deeply into . However, after speaking with Greg, I have to write this from a much different angle , because the reasoning is far greater than what i had originally considered . Each of the above mentioned events ,were on their own big and could have been shut down quickly , but was not. I now believe that all of these events were and are indeed connected to a much great , much more dangerous plan . People , we are in deep trouble if this is allowed to become reality .
What was it that Greg said that made me refocus this single focused story anyway ? Greg mentioned ” Transformative Change ” . I am not going to get to deep into that because that is a story Greg is working on and he should be the one to post it first, since it is his idea and theory . I do, however, agree with him. Another good friend of mine , Lawrence McCurry mentioned , years ago , about the formation of a one world government . They may both be on to something big here , and they saw this before I did .
Stay tuned people, this is going to get ugly ….
Meow everyone. Yesterday, the larges t mass shooting in the history of the USA occurred in Florida . This shooting was carried our in the name of ISIS, the international terrorist organization bent on destroying the west and anything that has anything to do with western culture. The terrorist killed at least 50 innocent people who where enjoying a night out in a local bar which has been identified a a well known and well respected gay bar . We have all heard about and seen images of how islam treats person who identify as being gay so i am not going to re-post those image here. We already know how this same religion despises gay people … but wait, aren’t they, the so called , religion of peace ?
These events , do, however, need to remain in our minds , because i just a few short weeks,we here in Toronto will be host the largest gay pride parade in the world . This event is known to attract well over one million people to enjoy the fun and festivities. There is, however, a very serious problem we do have right here, in Toronto that no one is willing to address. Make no mistake, yesterdays act of terrorism was tragic beyond comprehension, however, while that gut was directly connected to and had sworn himself to ISIS , right here in Toronto, Black lives matters Toronto, is connected to another, equally dangerous terrorist organization. Black lives matter will be leading this years parade. However THIS is what black lives matters is really all about and THIS clearly shows just how connected they are to the international terrorist organization , the Muslim Brotherhood :
The Muslim Students Association and “Black Lives Matter” had their display tables set side by side at the recent University of Ottawa “Islam Awareness Week.” During the full week of 07 March 2015, the two groups handed out books to students and staff at the university and spread their ideology.
The Muslim Students Association (MSA), was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood as one of its front groups with an eye towards recruitment and education.
All of those from the MSA seemed to be Sunni Muslim. None were Ahmadiyya, Ismaili or Shia. An individual asked about the lack of representation of other Muslim groups stated they did not know why this was occurring.
Multiple books were handed out. One was the Qur’an in English, while two others explained that all the scientific progress in modern civilization is to be found in the Quran and the Sunnah.
The third book handed out was on ISIS and essentially tried to explain that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. When questioned, an individual at one of the booths stated that the West and the media are the ones who make a bad image of Islam. When pushed, this individual said there were no internal contradictions or problems within the faith.
The presence of a “Black Lives Matter” booth is consistent with the efforts of the Muslim Brotherhood front groups in North America. Attempts by Islamist groups to exploit the black community to their advantage are not new. The most recent examples were seen in Ferguson Missouri when CAIR USA (Council on American Islamic Relations) made repeated attempts to inject itself and the Islamist ideology into events there.
CAIR USA itself is a listed terrorist group in the United Arab Emirates as well as being identified as a front group for HAMAS, itself a Muslim Brotherhood entity.
Ironically, the second most influential person in the Muslim Brotherhood (Sayed Qutb) spent two years in the United States and made incredibly racist statement about blacks. The most infamous one was:
Jazz – This is that music that the Negroes invented to satisfy their primitive inclinations, as well as their desire to be noisy on the one hand and to excite bestial tendencies on the other. The American’s intoxication in “jazz” music does not reach its full completion until the music is accompanied by singing that is just as coarse and obnoxious as the music itself. Meanwhile, the noise of the instruments and the voices mounts, and it rings in the ears to an unbearable degree….
The University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is famous, or perhaps infamous, for its list of alumni who have gone on to become jihadist fighters and other major players in the Islamist world. This includes Al Qaeda financier and Human Concern International board member Ahmed Said Khadr from the 1980s and John (Yahya) Maguire who did a propaganda film for ISIS in 2015. Both were radicalized while associated to the Muslim Student Association at the University of Ottawa. As noted by Michelle Sheppard of the Toronto Star on her history of Omar Khadr (Ahmed’s son), the Muslim Student Association was founded by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The University of Ottawa Prayer Room
The University of Ottawa should probably close its common prayer room. The Quilliam Foundation, the world’s leading de-radicalization organization, has stated that Islamist Muslims tend to try to take over common area prayer rooms and create ‘Muslim-only’ areas. Rather, these rooms should allow for other faith adherents to use these facilities.
The Quilliam Foundation also notes that university authorities should ensure prayer rooms do not become an Islamist underworld, a centre for Muslim students to withdraw between lessons and thus avoid extra-curricular interaction with other students. The result of this form of activity is that Wahhabbist and Salafist literature then tends to dominate, the ideology spreads and there is the attempted exclusion of others.
At the University of Ottawa prayer room, students report that Muslim students tell them they cannot enter the room with their shoes on, even if the event is non-Muslim. They also report that they cannot find out how to book the room and their efforts are blocked.
It is not clear who controls the room. The Community Services office (3rd floor) normally controls all bookings for common rooms. They, however, appear to indicate this is the one room they do not control. Their suggestion is to go to the Student Federation, which also claims to not know. However, they suggest that the VP Social of the Student Federation (Hadi Wess) might be responsible, but that cannot be confirmed.
Of current interest, it should be noted that the same problem is occurring at Montreal’s Maisonneuve College. Students who are sympathizers of ISIS have attempted to take over some sections of the library and had done the same to the prayer room/common space, resulting in its closure. Students at Maisonneuve had reported they were afraid of Muslim students in those areas. Violence has occurred during the course of the attempted takeovers and the staff at the college fear for their safety. This is occurring in Canada this year!
Other universities have already closed prayers for reasons of Islamist extremism such as the Technical University of Berlin, the Technical University of Dortmund and the University of Essen Duisburg in Germany.
University of Ottawa and the Muslim Brotherhood
A number of individuals at the university have close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. While some can be found in the engineering faculty, the most interesting may be Dr. Aliaa Dakroury, who was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication from 2008 to 2012; at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication from 2005 to 2010; and Departments of Sociology and Anthropology and Law from 2008 to 2011. She is now an Associate Professor and School Director of the Social Communications Program at Saint Paul’s University in Ottawa. Dr. Dakroury is the managing editor of the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS).
What is not noted, however, is that the AJISS is the official journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). The IIIT is the think tank of the Muslim Brotherhood and was created as such in 1981, ironically enough by a Canadian of Palestinian origin. Ismail al-Faruqui left Montreal Canada in about 1978 and created the IIIT in 1980. The organization was founded following an international conference of “major Muslim Brotherhood figures, including Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf Al Qaradawi, in Lugano, Switzerland in 1977. The conference was held under the auspices of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists’, itself a spinoff of the Muslim Student Association, the Muslim Brotherhoods first public front group in North America.
Dr. Faruqui was stabbed to death, along with his wife, in 1986 by Joseph L. Young (aka Yusuf Abdul Ali). The IIIT and others have attempted to pass off this murder as a Zionist or CIA plot, but the criminal investigation and trial showed that the murderer, Mr. Young, was a Black Muslim convert. He claimed, with some evidence, that he killed Faruqui and his wife due to his poor treatment within the organization, despite having converted to Islam. Racism may have been a factor.
The Closing of the Prayer Room
Should the University of Ottawa consider closing its common prayer room? Given the problems at the University of Ottawa, as well as those observed at Algonquin College, Maisonneuve College and many others, this is a question worth considering.
 For more on the founding of the Muslim Student Association and its role in radicalization, see Is the Muslim Student Association of Canada/USA a Recruiting Point for Extremism? The article is online at http:
 For more on this, see, among many others, http:
 A full list of the terrorism entities can be seen in the article of 14 November 2014 UAE publishes list of terrorist organisations: Cabinet decision includes Al Qaida, Daesh and the Muslim Brotherhood. The article can be seen online at http:
 For more on this, see, among others, Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism, Maajid Nawaz, Rowan and Littlefied, page XXI.
 Michelle Sheppard, Guantanamo’s Child: The Untold Story of Omar Khadr, John Wiley & Sons Canada, Apr 8, 2008.
 For more on the Quilliam Foundation and its views on prayer rooms, see http:
 For more on the problems at Maisonneuve College, see the 19 February 2016 La Presse article at http:
 See the IIIT information at http://iiit.org/iiitftp/AJISS/AJISS 32 2-4/ajiss32-4 toced.pdf . See the biography information at https:
 See the FBI memo concerning this at http:
 For more on the founding and history of the IIIT, see https:
We need to wake up and realize that these groups are there for one thing and one thing only : to destroy us, our way of life, our freedoms, our liberties. If the events in Florida were sad and disgraceful, which they were, we must learn from this and become PROACTIVE . This cancer must be stopped. We need to give our security services, our law enforcement agencies the tools and the powers to act to eradicate these terrorist once and for all .. because , one day, soon, these terrorists will try to do that with us . I HIGHLY encourage everyone that if you see, hear of or know of anyone who acts, suspiciously , call the police. Welcome to 2016 ….
Meow everyone . Imagine .. you work for a large company or organization that has a very specific mandate . You go there day after day, year after year, expecting to fulfill this mandate . Your employer is a large city police force. You are there, as a sworn officer to serve and protect the community . I spent some time, many years ago, serving in the military. I can tell you that there is no greater level of satisfaction that serving your country / community , knowing that you are doing good. You get shot at, ridiculed, insulted, treated with contempt and disrespect , yet, you go back the following day to do this all over again. If this was just some company , like millions of other companies, one would walk away after the first day, if the employee were treated the way some of our officers are treated daily by the public. Now, what if you are that same officer, wanting to accomplish the same thing, but this time, its YOUR OWN civilian overseers who are stopping you, preventing you from doing the very job you have sworn to do ? This is the VERY REAL EVERYDAY occurrence our police officers have to deal with . Further to that , What would you say if I told you that the very civilian overseers who govern and dictate policies our officers must adhere to, are in fact sitting side by side KNOWN urban terrorists and eco terrorists ? Hmm, now I have gotten your attention didn’t I ? Well, this is not a hypothetical scenario , indeed, this is VERY REAL and has taken place.
Most people of are aware, that as in the military, in the police force , a rank structure exists, that with it, carries certain duties and responsibilities . Yes, the higher one rises through the ranks, the more political the position it can, or does become . At some point, if one rises through the ranks high enough, they may wear the police uniform , however, they do very little actually policing. rather, much of the time is spent on administrative and public relations duties and engagements.
In Toronto, while the rank structure appears as the most obvious signs of leadership with the police force, the real decision making power appears to be the Toronto Police Services Board . The Toronto Police Services Board consists of 7 members composed of:
( below information sourced from here )
The Toronto Police Services Board’s mandate is legislated by the Police Services Act and can be summarized as the general management and setting of policing policy. Generally, the Board’s role in shaping the structure of policing is very broad, limited by legislation only in the realm of daily operations. So, as I stated above, its the board who creates the policies that our officers must adhere to .
Therein lays the first problem … you have board members making policies that THEY feel are the correct ones , however, these same board members are not out there on the streets to see what is really going on , they , by the boards own rules, can’s be out there .
Citizen members are ineligible for appointment to the Board if they fail to satisfy the eligibility requirements for appointment as set out in the City’s Public Appointments Policy.
Under the Police Services Act, persons are ineligible for appointment as members of the Board if they are:
So, we have a board making rules and regulations but no actually, practical experience to actually see / know what is needed , what works , what will not work . Along with the civilian members on the board, the remaining members are politicians :
Once again, politicians are NOT cops out on the street. They sit in offices of meetings all day so how can they possibly have a clue as to what cops actually with daily , yet, they some how think that they are perfectly able to dictate to officers how to do their jobs and invent regulations dictating same. However, that is only the beginning. Because politicians are tied to one political party or another, they will of course dictate policy that falls within the spectrum of their own parties ideals . Former Mayor David Miller was the perfect example of what radical left leaning politicians can to to a perfectly good organization…. he destroyed the police department with his NDP brand of politics. I have always said that While Miller was our Mayor , we had an ongoing clown act in city hall. I think Crusty the Clown from the Simpsons would have made a better Mayor than the jack ass that Miller was .
Have a look at who endorsed his mayoral candidacy : Miller’s plans to run for mayor were well-known around city hall in 2002, and there was little surprise when he formally declared his candidacy in January 2003. His earliest supporters included councillors Howard Moscoe, Sandra Bussin, Irene Jones and Anne Johnston and urban planner Jane Jacobs. He was later endorsed by councillors Olivia Chow, Joe Pantalone and Brian Ashton, public figures such as June Callwood, Judy Rebick, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Michele Landsberg, American environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association. The Toronto Star newspaper, journalist Royson James and councillors Raymond Cho and Michael Walker also endorsed Miller near the end of the campaign. Are you seeing something here yet ? Oh, Don’t worry , you will see it clearly shortly .
After assuming office, Miller became involved in the long-standing and polarizing debates over Toronto’s police budget. Does this sound familiar ? We here today know that the radicals want to decimate the police budget as well . But wait, there is more . Miller was not in office very long but was quick to become involved in a labour dispute between the Police Services Board and the Toronto Police Association. The board, led by councillor Pam McConnell. Like Miller who was a member of the radical left NDP party , , McConnell had also maintained her membership in the NDP, however, and has become more active with the party since 2003. She has been a Miller ally since the election and was rewarded by being anointed, chair of the Toronto Police Services Board from 2004 to 2005.
McConnell is the very same useless and brain dead twit who once accused an other mayor, Rob Rod of bulldozing her to the ground during a heated session at a city council .
OK, so let me go backwards here for a little bit. I had shown about how radical left wing politicians were actively supporting other radical politicians to ensure that radical agendas were front and center. One of the names I made mention of was Olivia Chow. . Chow herself was a member of the police services board but her radical actions were made clear and was forced to resign as a result of her out right support for the terrorist activities of her friends, the people SHE allies with .
Have a look at these screen shots that show how Chow supported violent groups and their actions … WHILE SITTING ON THE POLICE SERVICES BOARD :
I have stated that the NDP is a highly radical political party and that they support criminal organizations . Here are screen shots to support this :
I have maintained on numerous occasions that OCAP is, in my opinion, a domestic terrorist organization. Well, I am clearly not the only person of this mind. Indeed heads of law enforcement feel this way as well :
So, to recap , a member of the Police Services Board is supportive of terrorists who are in the process of a terrorist act and asks cops to back off … Hmmm seems to me that she was there, using her position, to disrupt the police force , not help it .
The other person whom I made mention of as endorsing David Miller as mayor , was none other than Judy Rebbick . Rebbick love to remind those stupid enough to listen to her , how much of a shit disturbing protester she was ” back in the day ” . To my utter amazement, I cant believe that there are actually people out there who listen to her , and can do this without vomiting.
Rebbick is a professor at Ryerson University ( and not a very good one ) . She loves to give voices to convicted , violent criminals , especially those who are in fact court ordered not to make speeches or appearances. In fact, the more violent the criminal, the more of a voice she gives them. Case in point. She gave one of her long winded nausiating diatribes at Ryerson University some years where her special guest was Alex Hundert, the convicted G20 organizer who spent his prison time in solitary confinement because he was so dangerous. While he was out on bail ( I don’t know what the court was thinking at that moment ) he was ordered NOT to speak to media or make speeches of any kind. Well Rebbick, being the moron that she is , and Hundert, being the scum bag that he is, openly flaunted the law anyway.
Here is Rebbick below ( you are on your own with having to supply barf bags )
Here is the illegal speech that Rebbick knowingly allowed Hundert to make at one her events :
Have a look here and see for yourselves who were the ones who destroyed our city during the G20 .
So far, I have shown some historical evidence that radical left political influences were sitting on the Police Services Board and clearly had the intention of limiting the ability of officers from doing their duties, in one case, even wanting officer NOT to act against criminals who were throwing molitov cocktails at the Ontario Legislature building with complete disregard for those inside, or even those outside . However , the undermining , of the officers of the Toronto Police Service did not end with Chow and Company .
So far, I have shown you that politicians have meddled into the day to day activities of our officers, even going so far as to want them to NOT enforce the law, especially when the law breakers and the politicians share the exact same agendas . If that is not undermining our officers, I cant imagine what is . But wait, it gets worse … MUCH worse . Imagine having a sitting police services board member , a city counsel member who , as part of her staff, employs a convicted urban terrorist, one who is unappologetic for her actions and does not even recognize the laws of Canada. NO, IM NOT KIDDING . Now that is really over the top, but wait, it get even WORSE . Now, imagine the CHAIRMAN of the Police Services Board attending a conference and CO-speaking with not one, not even two, but THREE Terrorists. ….. One urban terrorist, and two eco-terrorists. People, I don’t make this stuff up . At this point, I am asking my readers to once again read very carefully, the graphic I posted above showing exactly who the G20 rioting organizers were , then, read the extensive list of panelists for a symposium and see you can find a match in names:
Shelley Charles is a member of the Chippewa’s of Georgina Island First Nation. She has worked extensively in First Nation communities across Canada and the US. She works with youth, teachers and aboriginal artists with a commitment to preserving cultural knowledge and language. Shelley is the Elder Advisor on Aboriginal Relations at Humber College. Her passion is to provide Aboriginal students with the support and guidance through their educational journey in a post-secondary environment. She has her Master’s Degree in Indigenous Philosophy.
“According to the teachings of the Midewewin faith keepers, the language of the Ojibway Anishinabe people is written on the land. All of the plants and the waters have names that reflect our human relationship to creation. Before every ceremony or gathering we send out our songs that carry our prayers of thanksgiving for our first mother, the Earth”.
Vanessa Gray is a 23 year old Anishinaabe kwe from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, located in Canada’s Chemical Valley. Vanessa, a former youth Green Teens community organizer, has worked with community members to bring awareness to the health issues due to the toxic surroundings. She is an organizer with ASAP, Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines and continues to raise awareness about environmental racism.
Gray is an eco terrorist who has, on several occasions, engaged in acts of sabotage against a major oil pipeline, where on her last act, was criminally charged with endangering life. Is this the sort of event that a former head of a police service should be seen and sitting along side with on a panel ?
At the heart of transformative social change and transformative justice rests a deep and abiding commitment to being in relation and acting with others equally committed to a vision of society free of traditional systems of oppression. Our being together, however, can quickly become swamped in the drama that inevitably ensues when we come together to do this work. In our zeal to rid our social contexts of external forces of oppression, we often lose sight of our own inner demons. In this presentation, I will focus on the transformative learning that such work requires. As we focus our energies and lives on the work “out there”, we must also recognize and learn from the inner demons that this work can evoke. Discerning what is “out there” and “in here” represents an important focus of transformative learning in social justice work.
Sarah Scanlon is a queer feminist organizer based in Guelph, who has spent over a decade involved in gender based violence struggles within Ontario. Sarah’s involvement in the VAW (Violence Against Women) movement led her to working with the Children’s Aid Society as a Child Internet Exploitation Project Coordinator, as the Co-Coordinator for the I Know Someone Campaign, as the Community Mobilization Project Manager, and for OPIRG Guelph as the Coordinator of Organizational and Policy Development. Sarah deepened her analysis around alternative models to community healing and harm accountability in her role as the Public Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Sexual Assault Center of London. Her passion for working with boys and men, and the role they play in ending gender based violence, was fostered through her work as a group facilitator for Changing Ways Men’s Group and Youth Perpetrator Project. Sarah currently manages, and will be speaking about, the Gender Bullying Project focused on engaging boys with issues of masculinity and sexual violence through trans-formative justice and bystander intervention models.
Scanlon is an eco terrorist who has, on several occasions, engaged in acts of sabotage against a major oil pipeline, where on her last act, was criminally charged with endangering life. Is this the sort of event that a former head of a police service should be seen and sitting along side with on a panel ?
Dean Barnes is the Principal of T.A. Blakelock High School in Oakville Ontario. Dean has been a school admininstrator for 14 years and is a PhD graduate of the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His thesis was entitled: “Restorative Peacemaking Circles and other Conflict Management Efforts in Three Ontario High Schools” explored implementation approaches of pro-active and post-incident restorative circles. Dean’s leadership focuses on promoting high student achievement through healthy school-wide and classroom initiatives, such as increased physical activity and wellness, mindfulness, co-curricular activities, restorative practices, school-community partnerships, and relationship building interventions. He will speak about the impact of restorative justice circles in the classroom and the positive impact they have on the wellness of students.
Atiya Jaffar is a first generation immigrant from Pakistan who was driven to climate justice work after first hand experience seeing climate change impacts in the Global South. She is a digital organizer for 350.org and has been responsible for developing the digital strategy for 350’s operations in Canada. She was part of the team that organized the historic March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate this July. Atiya’s also a recent graduate from the University of Guelph where she completed a thesis that focused on the relationship between the Indigenous sovereignty and environmental movements. While at Guelph, she had the opportunity to work on the fossil fuel divestment campaign on campus. This December, Atiya will be raising a voice in support of climate justice as part of the Canadian Youth Delegation at the international climate negotiations in Paris.
Maria Shallard is Penelakut First Nation and European ancestry and grew up on Lil’wat territory in Pemberton, British Columbia. Currently, she is the Coordinator, Aboriginal Programs, Office of Intercultural Affairs in the Student Life Department at the University of Guelph and resides on the traditional land of the Attawanderon people. Maria holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria with a double major in Environmental Studies and Canadian history with a minor in Indigenous Studies. Recently, she has finished a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Guelph where she completed a thesis that focused on ocean governance, human well-being and Indigenous sovereignty. In past experience she has worked in First Nations communities with youth driven by a passion to provide opportunities to navigate between divergent worldviews through experiential and out of class room opportunities. While at Guelph she sits on a Truth and Reconciliation Committee and supports Indigenous advocacy and awareness through various community events. Her main focus is to ensure that there are a range of programs offered for Aboriginal students to learn, grow and experience on their academic journey. Maria believes in “nuts’a’maat shqwaluwun” (working together as one) (with one heart/mind).
Yusra is a Toronto based community organizer and activist, currently one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter Toronto chapter movement. She is a daughter of the sudanese diaspora by ancestry, born in nairobi, but a toronto bred and based black feminist spoken word poet who uses her art as a form of resistance to challenge various forms of Canadian state-sanctioned anti-blackness. She is also working on completing her masters of arts degree as a student in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Yusra believes in the self determination of black peoples lives globally and all her artistic resistance and activism, education and community organizing is dedicated to die fighting for this.
Black Lives Matter is a coalition of Black community members, students, artists, organizers, activists, and everything in between. We exist for the self-determination of all black people globally. Through Black-centric organizing, community mobilizing, and art, we are working to revolutionize social services, eliminate mass policing and incarceration, and decolonize our black communities. We work to destroy/dismantle anti-black racism and encourage the creation of new models of social organization through coalition-building, solidarity work, and a black-centric network. BLMTO is here to support healing justice, the liberation of our communities, families, and the freedom to love and self-determine. BLMTO also strongly believes in supporting Indigenous people as central to the struggle for liberation while working to unify an organize our families/communities, affirm black existence, support black healing, and liberate blackness so that we can freely be.
Black lives matters is a racist group bent on creating a race war and openly advocating MURDER of white people. Is this the sort of event that a former head of a police service should be seen and sitting along side with on a panel ?
Here as seen blow, black lives matter is offering a ” reward ” of half a million dollars for the murder of a prosecutor . Is this the sort of event that a former head of a police service should be seen and sitting along side with on a panel ?
Emily Duron, BA, BEd is the Director/Founder of The ACE Approach (Awareness and Consciousness Education). After teaching in Toronto private schools for many years, she realized the importance of developing the Social and Emotional skills of students. Through transformative and reflective practices, The ACE Approach nurtures self-awareness, self-responsibility and peaceful problem solving by teaching students meditation, breathing techniques and emotional literacy. The ACE Approach offers a potent combination of three key educational methods that current research has proven are most supportive of student growth: Social and Emotional Learning, Mindfulness/Awareness and Inquiry-Based Experiential Education. The ACE Approach Classroom and Professional Development programs provide a full spectrum of practical tools to enable students and teachers to connect in healthy, communicative and peaceful ways. The inspiration of The ACE Approach has its roots in the teachings of Yogini Mangala Anshumati, creator of Hridaya Yoga – Yoga of the Heart and AHIMSA -Artistic Harmlessness in Mind Speech and Action. These two organizations are committed to teaching non-violence to people of all ages. Emily has been a student of Hridaya Yoga for 5 years and is devoted to a life of learning and self-discovery.
Alok Mukherjee is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto. He served as Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board from 2005 to 2015. Police Boards, having served as its President. With his focus on promoting effective and affordable community-based policing under civilian oversight provincially and nationally, Dr. Mukherjee was actively involved in Ontario government’s Future of Policing Advisory Committee as well as in other police governance forums across Canada.
He is frequently called upon to speak and write on policing issues for a variety of audiences. He brings a unique perspective to law enforcement issues from his experiences in a highly multicultural and multiracial environment.
Dr. Mukherjee has worked as an educator and a consultant. He has written extensively in a variety of areas including diversity and inclusivity, employment equity for racially visible and aboriginal people, and anti-racist education.
Dr. Mukherjee has held several public appointments, including membership on the Toronto District School Board Safe and Compassionate School Taskforce and the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services, and has served as Vice Chair and Acting Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
Dr. Mukherjee has received several awards for his volunteer activities and for his outstanding work at a professional and social level. He is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Government of Ontario.
Margot Van Sluytman is an award-winning expressive writing teacher, mentor, restorative justice advocate, and public speaker. She is invited to teach and give talks and workshops about how expressive writing is a rich process of healing and transformation, by reclaiming, respecting, and living our precious voice. Her books include: Sawbonna: I See You, A Real Life Restorative Justice Story; The Other Inmate: Mediating Justice-Mediating Hope, Poetry and Writing Workbook for Restorative Practices (English and French); Layers of Possibility: Healing Poetry from The Members of The National Association for Poetry Therapy, Foreword by Dr. Robert Carroll, NAPT; Dance With Your Healing: Tears Let Me Begin to Speak With My Pen; and, Wild Self Real Self: Write Your Voice of Healing and Strength. She has been interviewed by media around the world. Margot is the Founder of The Sawbonna Project for Living Justice and a Member of The National Association for Poetry Therapy.
Sunny Dhillon is a Researcher and Program Evaluator with the Centre of Research, Policy & Program Development. He joined the Centre in 2014. He is involved in the evaluation of a variety of local office programs, and provides support to current research projects. He has completed an MSc with Distinction in Criminology and Criminal Justice Research Methods at the University of Oxford, as well as an MA in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. He has also worked as a Senior Statistics Officer for the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. During his graduate studies he focused on the operation of the criminal justice system, access to justice, and emerging methodologies in criminological research.
Sunny’s talk will be based on the recent report by the Centre titled: Unlocking Change: Decriminalizing Mental Health Issues in Ontario. This report chronicles how the criminal justice system has become a catchall for people whose mental health issues have gone untreated or undetected in the community. The Report calls on the province to stop relying on the justice system as a key responder to individuals who have mental health issues, and provides recommendations aimed at shifting Ontario toward prevention. Unlocking Change articulates a pressing need for a paradigm shift in Ontario toward – and investment in – proactive, preventative and inclusive approaches to mental health. A prevention-based approach would aim to help Ontarians with mental health issues beforethey become at risk – of homelessness, crisis, unemployment or conflict with the law. The talk will emphasize possible policy solutions as well as open a discussion among the panelists and attendees on promising solutions for the future.
Steve Wineman’s social change activism dates back to the 1960s. He has participated in efforts to achieve peace and disarmament, racial and gender equality, workplace democracy, and ecological sustainability. He retired at the end of 2013 after more than 30 years working in community mental health. Steve is the author of The Politics of Human Services and Power-Under: Trauma and Nonviolent Social Change.
Steve Wineman’s talk will focus on the complex, interacting dynamics of power and trauma. He will describe the continuum of objective power relations, ranging from dominance to shared power to subordination, as well as the continuum of subjective power experience ranging from full empowerment to the internalization of powerlessness that often accompanies trauma. To understand the full complexity of power, we need to recognize how the same person can be dominant on one dimension (such as class) and subordinate on another (such as gender). We also need to recognize that subjective power (or lack of power) often does not match people’s objective power positions, and that internalized powerlessness can lethally combine with objective dominance. Understanding the complexity of power dynamics, including the role of trauma, is critical to the development of effective strategies for transformative social change.
Cameron Reid is a community activist and recent graduate of Humber’s SSW program. He has served as the co-chair of the Toronto Harm Reduction Worker’s Union Organizing Committee (IWW 610), and is a member of the Toronto Harm Reduction Alliance, a local advocacy and activist organization.
His experiences living with clinical depression since his early teens and his later journey through self medication with drug use form the basis for his commitment to advocating for peer-driven solutions, community empowerment, and reformation of drug policy.
Leah is a queer-crip-femme-witch who spends a lot of time working, writing and thinking about community accountability and transformative justice. She supports and develops community accountability processes in her communities. She is a white, settler, who is a community organizer based on the stolen and colonized land of toronto, ontario, that has spent over a decade involved in struggles for justice within apartheid canada. Leah’s involvement in the environmental movement lead her to supporting Indigenous communities in the struggle for Sovereignty and Self-Determination. Leah has also been part of building communities that fight for justice for queer and trans people, women, low- income, disabled and racialized people. She has worked with groups across Turtle Island on fighting sexism, homophobia and transphobia and in solidarity with the movement for migrant justice.
And so we arrive at Ms. Henderson. She is employed at city hall, working for police services board member Shelly Carrol , yes, the same Ms Henderson who was one of the main organizers of the G20 riots , an act that several top law enforcement officials referred to as domestic terrorism. Her words to the court when she was sentenced were :
“… I stand here guilty of breaking your laws, not the laws of justice … ”
“… Ok so a bit about me. Today is not just my halfway point, but it is also the day that I became eligible for parole. I’ve waived my right to apply for parole. I’ve done this for a few reasons, one is that I feel no remorse for my organizing against the G8 & G20, and given another opportunity, I will continue to organize against them (and colonialism and capitalism more generally). The parole board looks for remorse, and for how you will not re-offend. I can only hope more of us reoffend this work more often… ”
Her full statement to the court prior to sentencing :
( sourced from here )
” … STATEMENT READ IN COURT AT SENTENCING HEARING
All you need to know about me is that I am a person of conscience, I came to this situation from a place of morality within myself, and I am a member of a community that shares that morality and a powerful vision for a future that is truly free.
I stand here guilty of breaking your laws, not the laws of justice.
The court has been told, “this prosecution is not political”, and that this has been done to protect society from danger.
The truth is this entire prosecution is born from the politics of fear.
Fear of our ideas, fear of what we represent:
A Freedom that your jails will not confine.
I am not here for approval.
I am here because this is what stands for justice on this colonized land.
Though I stand here being judged by you, I am accountable to more, that is beyond these walls.
I am accountable to the indigenous communities whose lands we are on. To the earth who we’re daily assaulting with saws, and chemicals. To the elders in my life and to the generations yet to come.
The laws that govern our societies are not laws of community, or laws of consensus, they are laws of oppression. Laws that underpay and overwork mothers. That deport the poor and those of colour. Laws that rob Indigenous Nations of their traditions, their land, their childhoods. Laws that blame the unemployed and rewards those that get rich on their backs.
I have been deeply and profoundly affected by this process, but have not been changed by it. I have been moved by the incredible support that I have received, far beyond what I could have imagined. It has been made more clear to me through this process that this vision for the future is part of a groundswell.
I want to say thank you to everyone that has supported me, thank you to my friends, my family and my lawyer.
I submit to your jails because today you hold many of the weapons, and many people under your spell. A day is coming when that will not be so.
A day is coming where the distorted mirror that hides the lies of capitalism and colonialism will shatter. … ”
Her statement to her fellow criminals :
( sourced from here )
” …STATEMENT TO THE COMMUNITY
As most of you probably know by now, I have decided to plead guilty to the charge of counseling to commit mischief. Originally, I along with 20 others was charged with four counts of conspiracy in what was called the G20 main conspiracy group.
I am writing because the past year and a half of facing these charges and living under bail conditions has meant that I have not been able to talk as openly as I would have liked. My voice has been muzzled by the state, which has served as a powerful reminder of the many voices that are muzzled by the daily colonialism, patriarchy, racism and violence of the
world. While the silencing of my voice has an end date, the work to hear the chorus of our grandmothers and the Indigenous Peoples whose land we stand on is ongoing.
I never considered that the people in power would see me, my community and our values as anything other than a threat — because we are a threat. We are working to tear this system down and to make space for life-centered systems that make the 1% irrelevant. Those who benefit from the status quo have always tried to crush that.
I want to tell you that I was arrested because I am seen as a threat. I want to tell you that you might be too. I want to tell you that this is something we need to prepare for. I want to tell you that the risk of incarceration alone should not determine our organizing.
My skills and experience — as a facilitator, as a trainer, as a legal professional and as someone linking different communities and movements –were all targeted in this case, with the state trying to depict me as a “brainwasher” and as a mastermind of mayhem, violence and destruction. During the week of the G8 & G20 summits, the police targeted legal observers, street medics and independent media. It is clear that the skills that make us strong, the alternatives that reduce our reliance on their systems and prefigure a new world, are the very things that they are most afraid of.
I organize openly as an anti-colonial, anti-capitalist anarchist. My organizing is focused on movement building, and this commitment to build skill sets and support other activists is another part of why the state has targeted me. However, this attempt to deter me has failed, just as it has failed to deter thousands of others similarly facing police brutality and jail. I am strengthened in my resolve to build communities of resistance. We are building the structures of a new kind of society in the midst of the old, and we cannot do that without a commitment to skill-sharing, mutual aid and collective liberation.
Since the G8 & G20 protests, Toronto (and beyond) has witnessed a wave of repression that has seen the justice system trap people and their communities in its jaws, using all of their time and energy to survive the resource-intensive and soul-sucking legal process. The state hoped that there would be no energy left to fight against them as they cut funding to essential services, ignored self-determination, and further criminalized poor people, migrants and people of colour.
They were wrong.
The awe-inspiring and humbling surprise in all of this is that we have refused to be crushed and, in fact, we have grown in strategy, strength and numbers: in Toronto, I’ve seen the anti-austerity movements grow with campaigns like “Stop the Cuts”; in Grassy Narrows, one day of powerful mobilization forced the government to listen to the community’s demands; globally, there has been a continued, intensified uprising that is showing collective dissatisfaction with the capitalist system and austerity agenda that the G8 & G20 per-petuate.
I took this plea willingly. I consented today to confine myself to a cage, away from the people, work and struggles that I am connected to. I did this for a reason.
As a group of accused, we come to organizing with different access to power. When the 17 of us found ourselves around a table facing a trial, continued disruption of our lives and livelihoods, possible convictions, jail sentences and deportations, it became essential that some of us plead guilty to ensure that the rest walk free.
It was a decision that could not be and was not taken lightly. I was inspired, along with the rest of the 17, by a proud history of political trials, where people have chosen to plead guilty to end the legal process? if it resulted in the best possible deal for all involved.
This plea is not a defeat. I am energized. I am hopeful knowing that we have each other’s back and will take care of each other, even if it means that some of us go to jail. I am proud. I hope you are too.
I am incredibly grateful for the people in my life who have been supporting me and who will continue to do so.
To the women who have carried me through this — you are my faeries with magick wands and combat boots; you’ve granted me wishes and kicked the crap out of anything I couldn’t handle. Your care and support is revolutionary. May it become less invisible to the world.
To my family — every day I am grateful for your unconditional love and support; that I chose you when I came into this world is perhaps the greatest gift I have given to myself.
To my community — you have grown and expanded with me since my arrest; this growth is a testament to our strength.
To my sureties — you took me out into the world when no one else could; you housed me, sat on absurdly uncomfortable court benches while pregnant and while waiting to see if your own child would be released from custody.
To the assistants, receptionists, lawyers, and legal workers that represented us — thank you for your dedication and commitment.
To my friends that stayed in to keep me company, moved me, brought me comfort and, most importantly, helped me to laugh and cry and rage-craft through this — I hope that I can give half as much to you as I have received.
To my co-evils (otherwise known as co-accused):
“While I can’t have you, I long for you… I spin worlds where we could be together. I dream you.” – Jeannette Winterson
I’ve missed you, friends. After all this time, my heart still beats as one with yours. But things have changed, we have grown, my heartbeat sounds different — I’m sure yours does too. Since we became wrapped up in this together, I have carried you with me everywhere I go. I’m excited to begin new relationships with you that don’t have the state stuck in between us.
Thank you for all that you have been through this process: fierce, vulnerable, honest, inspiring, loving, strong, and deeply committed to working collectively, challenging oppression and building communities of resistance.
There is a complex combination of rage and inspiration that this experience has given me that cannot be summed up in one statement, let alone a lifetime of statements, but moving forward, I am energized and filled with hope that we will continue to struggle together in creative, supportive and inspiring ways.
I would say see you in the streets, but if you know me, you know that I’m more excited to see you in a meeting.
With love, rage and solidarity,
Please write to me! If you don’t know what to write, send my a copy of your favourite poem(s), recipes, you really like or short stories.
c/o Vanier Centre for Women
655 Martin Street, Box 1040
Milton ON L9T 5E6 … ”
Mr. Alok Mukherjee Is this the sort of event that a former head of a police service should be seen and sitting along side with on a panel ?What kind of message are you, as head of a police service board sending to the very officers you and your board seemingly create policy for ?
I might understand attending such an event as a panelist and possibly having one questionable person as part of that panel. That might be a simple oversight . However, attending a panel along side three of the top terrorists in their field sir is, in my opinion, incompetence . One would think, and perhaps event expect that as former head of the largest law enforcement organization in the country, you would want to at least check out the back grounds of those with whom you are about to share a stage with .
Mr. Alok Mukherjee , your attendance and participation at this seminar along side these three people is , in my view, exactly the same as is the Director of the CIA or NSA where to attend a party hosted by ISIS or some other terrorist group. I doubt sir that if John Gotti the famous mobster , where to host a party or a seminar, the chief of police would sit at the table along side him as part of his panel , or attend a party know who was going to be there. So sir, I have to ask the rhetorical question of whether , during your tenure as Police Service Board Chairman , where you in fact there to undermine the efforts of officers attempts to enforce the law effectively , or , where you there to forward your own personal agenda ( if there was one ) ? I ask sir because under your tenure , you allowed the black live matter group to disrupt one of the board meetings , seemingly , freely. Under your tenure, officers were seemingly held back from stopping a major riot during the G20 that destroyed this city. I am NOT saying you were responsible for either, i just find it very odd that these events , these people you engaged with at this seminar are so closely tied together . It makes me question you leadership and soundness of judgement. Mr. Alok Mukherjee, I am not questioning your commitment to your duties, I AM questioning the soundness of your judgement with respects to whom you share a panel discussion table with … especially with even the most minimal research , you would have known who these people really are / where , and especially given your former position as head of a top law enforcement agency.