Saturday, May 31, 2014

Where are the Missing Aboriginal Women?

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Researchers examine hitchhiking along B.C.’s so-called Highway of Tears
 
James Keller
Vancouver — The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, May 25, 2014
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/researchers-examine-hitchhiking-along-bcs-so-called-highway-of-tears/article18835459/
Hitchhiking season is well underway in northern British Columbia, and that means Prof. Jacqueline Holler regularly drives by people hoping for a lift along Highway 16, not far from her home in the Prince George area.
For some people living in the region, where a grim history of missing and murdered women has earned Highway 16 the nickname the Highway of Tears, thumbing rides is a fact of life.
"Some are travelling, some are going tree planting, some are just coming into Prince George to do some shopping," says Holler, who teaches gender studies at the University of Northern British Columbia.
"I don’t see that changing, especially with diminishing transportation options in the north."
Holler is currently working with the RCMP to study hitchhiking in northern B.C.
When they’re finished, she hopes to better understand what leads people to choose hitchhiking and what governments can do to make them safer — either by offering safe, affordable transportation options or putting in measures to make hitchhiking itself less dangerous.
At least 18 women and girls, many of them aboriginal, have been murdered or disappeared along Highway 16 and the adjacent Highways 5 and 97 since 1969.
Many of them were believed to be hitchhiking when they were last seen alive, and some of the recommendations for the Highway of Tears have focused on the dangers associated with hitchhiking and a lack of transportation linking remote communities and First Nations reserves.
"Hitchhiking takes on a particular importance in the Highway of Tears discussion because there are serious transportation needs that aren’t being met in the north," said Holler, who stressed that not all Highway of Tears victims were hitchhikers.
"The easy solution is to say, ‘Don’t ever hitchhike, and you’re much less likely to become a victim,’ but it’s just not that simple. For many people, hitchhiking is an absolute necessity."
The RCMP approached Holler and her colleagues about the possibility of studying hitchhiking, and they officially launched the project in September 2012.
Holler and her fellow researchers developed an online survey to ask hitchhikers about themselves and their experiences, while the RCMP has directed its traffic officers in the north to stop and gather information from hitchhikers they come across.
At the same time, several commercial courier companies installed GPS devices in their trucks to allow drivers to indicate where they see hitchhikers with the press of a button.
Holler said the project has recorded a diverse group of hitchhikers that range in age from their mid-teens to their 70s. Some say they hitchhike out of necessity, while others say they actually prefer it as a way to get around.
Aboriginals appear to be overrepresented, said Holler, likely because many First Nations people live in remote communities and may not have the resources to afford a car.
The one thing the hitchhikers have in common is that they continue to take rides despite the repeated warnings about the dangers of hitchhiking — a message echoed on a series of billboards along Highway 16.
The Mounties have shifted their messaging to reflect that inevitability.
While the force still discourages hitchhiking, it also launched a poster campaign last year with safety tips, such as ensuring hitchhikers tell someone where they are going and when they expect to arrive.
Staff Sgt. Pat McTiernan said traffic officers who come across hitchhikers approach them for the study, hand out safety information and, if the person is in a dangerous area, offer a ride to somewhere safe.
"We can talk to people about not hitchhiking, but the reality is, you’re still going to have people (who hitchhike)," he said.
The Highway of Tears has been studied several times in recent in years, including a First Nations symposium in 2006 that made 33 recommendations and the public inquiry into the Robert Pickton case, which in December 2012 called for urgent action to improve transportation along Highway 16.
Recommendations have included a shuttle system and other measures to address hitchhiking.
The provincial government has yet to announce any significant plans to address the Highway of Tears, and it has faced criticism that it has been slow to respond to the Pickton inquiry report.
The province’s justice minister has insisted the highway is safer, and she has singled out Holler’s hitchhiking study as an example of work that’s being done to improve it.
Holler wants to expand her study to invite participants from across Canada and to send researchers out into the field to talk to hitchhikers in person, instead of relying on the Internet, which may leave some potential respondents out.
But that sort of work costs money, and so far Holler’s requests for provincial government funding, such as a grant from B.C.’s Civil Forfeiture Office, have been turned down.

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What's really needed is action on missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada
 
The Globe and Mail, Globe editorial
Published Thursday, May 22, 2014
Aboriginal women make up just four per cent of Canada’s female population, but they represent 16 per cent of female homicide victims and 12 per cent of missing women. The numbers, recently revealed by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, are appalling, triggering anger and concern. Why do aboriginal women face a higher risk of violence than other women? In the absence of any easy answers, there have been many calls – including one from this newspaper – for a public inquiry.
Public inquiries have delved into everything from the future of health care to the horrific treatment of Maher Arar. In essence, a public inquiry is a government-ordered review of public events or issues of concern. They are meant to lay down the facts, discover the causes and generate recommendations for reform.
When it comes to missing and murdered aboriginal women, an inquiry would be useful in a very narrow sense. It could determine whether police negligence or misconduct played any role in generating those outrageously high numbers. It could probe whether the rate of unsolved murders of aboriginal women is, in fact, higher. (The RCMP says it isn’t.) It could examine whether the federal government and native governments are doing enough to address disproportionate levels of violence against aboriginal women. According to the RCMP, two-thirds of native women murdered since 1980 were killed by a spouse, family member or other intimate.
But many fundamental issues would fall outside an inquiry’s scope. The high numbers of missing and murdered aboriginal women may speak to the particular vulnerability of all native Canadians. And that may be bound up in all the other sad facts afflicting them to a much greater degree than the rest of the population: higher levels of joblessness, lower levels of education, higher levels of criminality and incarceration.
A public inquiry focused on the narrow topic of missing and murdered native women would be very useful. But on the broader issues underlying the much larger problem, Canadians don’t need another inquiry to understand the urgency of aboriginal peoples’ current plight. What’s really needed is action.
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Six questions on murdered and missing aboriginal women that must be answered: Tim Harper
Stephen Harper won't call an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, but there are plenty of answers needed from many sources.
Tim Harper National Affairs
Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Tens of thousands have signed petitions calling for an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women. Signing a petition is easy, but other actions are more significant, writes Tim Harper. Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press file photo
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OTTAWA—If this country were to take a serious look at the root causes behind the shocking number of murdered and missing aboriginal women, questions would have to be asked of many partners to this tragedy, not just governments and police forces.
The national aboriginal leadership, regional leadership and young aboriginal males must also provide answers to some of the cultural questions that have — again — been highlighted by the RCMP study, which determined there were 1,181 murdered or missing women in this country over a 33-year period through 2012.
The Conservatives will not call an inquiry. But questions must be answered.
If there were 1,181 murdered or missing women in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, or any other Canadian city, would the government have already acted?
The answer is yes, of course, so that leads to questions of police bias and government indifference. Did police forces across the country, even unconsciously, put cases of missing aboriginals down the list of priorities? RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson flatly denies bias, pointing to the fact that nine in 10 murders of women over that period were solved, whether aboriginal or non-aboriginal. But that figure drops precipitously when the victims were identified as part of the sex trade and a massive 2012 British Columbia study of the victims of serial killer Robert Pickton did find a police bias against, poor, addicted, aboriginal sex workers, even if commissioner Wally Oppal did not find the bias to be intentional.
Can the country’s First Nations leadership finally come together?
There are more than 600 First Nations communities in this country and it is naïve to think they could ever speak as one voice. But with the resignation of national chief Shawn Atleo earlier this month, there is a leadership void and no dialogue with Ottawa. The Assembly of First Nations will hold a special chiefs assembly in Ottawa next week to determine when a new national chief will be chosen, but in the meantime there is no national representative dealing with the Conservatives on an education bill (now on hold), pipeline projects or missing and murdered aboriginal women. On the question of the women, native leaders who are calling for an inquiry must also answer to their own vigilance and action when it comes to drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence highlighted in the RCMP report.
Do grassroots First Nations support a federal effort to improve aboriginal education? The gap between education funding on-reserve and off-reserve has long been shameful, but Atleo’s resignation came after he faced fierce criticism by some regional chiefs critical of his support for the education bill. Opponents claimed the bill left too much power in the government’s hands, believed more than $1.25 billion in funding was too little and takes too long to flow.
But were the chiefs actually speaking for aboriginals on the ground or were they using the bill as a political club to oust Atleo? Aboriginal leadership in this country must explain why they walked away from legislation — however imperfect — that would have improved the education and future prospects of its youngest citizens.
Do inquiries spark action? On British Columbia’s Highway of Tears, 18 women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in a period dating back to the 1970s. Eight years ago native leaders urged a bus system be installed connecting northern communities to discourage women from having to hitchhike. Oppal repeated the recommendation in 2012. The British Columbia government has done nothing.
Does money solve the problem? Many Canadians view First nations as one big money pit, but this federal government can also play a little smoke and mirrors with figures. It claims it is spending $25 million to get to root causes of the missing and murdered women, but that is spread over five years and is not strictly targeted to that problem. Moreover, auditor general Michael Ferguson found a federally funded Native Policing Service, which has cost taxpayers more than $1.7 billion over two decades, to be haphazardly and arbitrarily administered by the federal government, leaving the police services in substandard, overcrowded facilities with funding allocated with little or no consultation. In short, vulnerable communities are left more vulnerable.
Does anyone care? Tens of thousands have signed petitions calling for an inquiry. Signing a petition is easy, but other actions are more significant. High school students at Notre Dame College School in Welland, Ont., for example, raised $7,500 — and awareness in the community — with its No More Stolen Sisters campaign. The money went to the Native Women’s Association.
"Young people in this country do care,’’ said religious studies teacher Paul Turner.
Tim Harper is a national affairs writer. His column appears Monday, Wednesday and Friday. tharper@thestar.ca Twitter:@nutgraf1
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Highway of Tears communities want fixes from B.C.
The Canadian Press/CBC News
May 19, 2014
Sally Gibson has been waiting nearly two decades for answers about what became of her niece, a 19-year-old forestry student from a small First Nation in northern British Columbia who vanished along the Highway of Tears.
There’s the official story: Lana Derrick was out with some friends and at some point ended up in a car with two unidentified men, with whom she was last seen at a gas station along Highway 16 near Terrace in the early morning of Oct. 7, 1995.
But that’s just one of the many theories, rumours and guesses Gibson and her relatives have heard over the years, a painful reminder that no one — not the family, not the police — has any idea about what happened.
"We have heard so many different stories and have been told so many different things that we don’t even know," said Gibson from her home in Gitanyow, the First Nations reserve where Derrick grew up.
"It isn’t like Lana died and we went and buried her and the pain will go away. She totally disappeared. That’s an open wound."

Derrick’s disappearance brought her family into a community of loss and despair, joining the relatives of at least 18 women and girls who disappeared or were murdered along Highway 16 and two adjacent highways.

There are the yearly walks. The memorial ceremonies. And the shared frustration that the provincial government has yet to act on dozens of recommendations to protect vulnerable women in B.C.’s north.
First Nations groups and municipal officials say the province should have acted years ago using a blueprint it already has: a 2006 report with 33 recommendations to improve transportation, discourage hitchhiking, and prevent violence against aboriginal women and girls.
That report was endorsed by a public inquiry report released in December 2012, which called for urgent action.
The 2006 report was crafted by several First Nations groups after the Highway of Tears Symposium.
Its first recommendation was a shuttle bus network along more than 700 kilometres of Highway 16 that runs from Prince Rupert to Prince George.
Other recommendations included education for aboriginal youth, improved health and social services in remote communities, counselling and mental health teams made up of aboriginal workers, more comprehensive victims’ services, and, of course, money to pay for it all.
Transit links key
Wendy Kellas, who works on the Highway of Tears issue for Carrier Sekani Family Services, wants provincial funding to examine whether any of the recommendations need to be updated. For example, the report called for more phone booths along the highway, while the focus now would be on mobile phone coverage, she said.
Still, she said most of the 2006 recommendations remain relevant, including the need for better services not only for aboriginal women, but also for the families of the murdered and missing.
And the proposed shuttle service is needed as much as ever, she said. For First Nations women who can’t afford their own vehicle, there are still few options if they need to travel for groceries, appointments or to visit family.
"I believe it is still necessary," said Kellas.
"It would have to be a system, very co-ordinated to make sure people in the more rural communities are able to get into the urban centres for the basic necessities of life."
The 2006 symposium was revived by a public inquiry that examined both the Robert Pickton serial killer case and the broader issue of murdered and missing women.
Commissioner Wally Oppal called for immediate action to improve transportation along the Highway of Tears and said the government should implement the 2006 recommendations.
But there has been little effort to hold consultations, and internal government briefing notes revealed work on the file was stalled for much of the past year. The province said it had to put its work on hold when families of women in the Pickton case launched lawsuits last year.
Justice Minister Suzanne Anton and Transportation Minister Todd Stone have declined repeated requests for interviews.
Anton insists the highway is safe, pointing transportation options including a health shuttle for medical patients and Greyhound bus service, which was dramatically cut last year.
Taylor Bachrach, the mayor of Smithers, said Anton appears to be suggesting nothing more needs to be done.
"Some of her comments seem to be trying to justify the status quo or suggest the status quo is adequate," said Bachrach.
"Transportation in the north is worse than I’ve ever seen it."
Nevertheless, Bachrach said he’s hopeful the province will actually start its long-delayed Highway of Tears consultations soon.
Transportation Ministry staff planned to attend a meeting with the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition, of which Bachrach is a member, last Friday, and Bachrach said he expected more such meetings to follow.
"I am keen to give the government the benefit of the doubt. If they’re willing to work on this, I think communities are, too."
 
Highway of Tears victims
The following is a list of the 18 women and girls whose deaths and disappearances are part of the RCMP’s investigation of the Highway of Tears in British Columbia. The women were either found or last seen near Highway 16 or near Highways 97 and 5:
Aielah Saric Auger, 14, of Prince George was last seen by her family on Feb. 2, 2006. Her body was found eight days later in a ditch along Highway 16, east of Prince George.
Tamara Chipman, 22, of Prince Rupert was last seen on Sept. 21, 2006, hitchhiking along Highway 16 near Prince Rupert.
Nicole Hoar, 25, was from Alberta and was working in the Prince George area as a tree planter. She was last seen hitchhiking to Smithers on Highway 16 on June 21, 2002.
Lana Derrick, 19, was last seen in October 1995 at a gas station near Terrace. She was a student at Northwest Community College in Terrace.
Alishia Germaine, 15, of Prince George was found murdered on Dec. 9, 1994.
Roxanne Thiara, 15, of Quesnel was found dead in August 1994 just off Highway 16 near Burns Lake.
Ramona Wilson, 16, of Smithers was last seen alive in June 1994 when she was believed be hitchhiking. Her body was found 10 months later.
Delphine Nikal, 16, of Smithers was last seen in June 1990, when she was hitchhiking from Smithers to her home in Telkwa.
Alberta Williams, 24, disappeared in August 1989 and her body was found several weeks later near Prince Rupert.
Shelley-Anne Bascu of Hinton, Alta., was last seen in 1983.
Maureen Mosie of Kamloops was found dead in May 1981.
Monica Jack, 12, is the youngest victim. She disappeared in May 1978 while riding her bike near Merritt. Her remains were found in 1996.
Monica Ignas, 15, was last seen alive in December 1974 and her remains were found five months later.
Colleen MacMillen, 16 was last seen alive in August 1974, when she left her family home in Lac La Hache, B.C., with a plan to hitchhike to visit a friend. Her remains were found the following month. In September 2012, the RCMP announced DNA evidence led them to believe Bobby Jack Fowler, who died in an Oregon jail in 2006, killed MacMillen.
Pamela Darlington, 19, of Kamloops was found murdered in a park November of 1973. The RCMP say they suspect Bobby Jack Fowler was responsible for Darlington’s disappearance, but they don’t have conclusive proof.
Gale Weys of Clearwater was last seen hitchhiking in October 1973 and her remains were found in April of the following year. The RCMP say Bobby Jack Fowler is also suspected in her death.
Micheline Pare of Hudson Hope was found dead in 1970.
Gloria Moody of Williams Lake area was found dead in October 1969.
Sources: The Canadian Press, Highway of Tears Symposium

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RCMP not denying report of 1,000 murdered, missing aboriginal women
APTN reports RCMP arrived at tally after contacting other police forces across Canada
CBC News/The Canadian Press, May 1, 2014
The Mounties are not disputing a report that they have identified more than 1,000 cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls — hundreds more than previously thought.
The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, citing an anonymous source, reported that the RCMP arrived at their tally after contacting more than 200 other police forces across the country.
APTN also reported the Public Safety Department is sitting on a copy of the RCMP report, which the network says was supposed to come out March 31.
Supt. Tyler Bates, director of national aboriginal policing and crime prevention services, referred questions to the RCMP’s media relations office in Ottawa, which did not deny the APTN report.
But Sgt. Julie Gagnon says the RCMP report is not finalized and it would be premature for her to comment further.

National review

"The RCMP is currently completing a national operational review to gain the most accurate account to date of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada," Gagnon wrote in an email Thursday.
"This initiative will help the RCMP and its partners identify the risk and vulnerability factors associated with missing and murdered aboriginal women to guide us in the development of future prevention, intervention and enforcement policies and initiatives with the intent of reducing violence against aboriginal women and girls."
Public Safety has yet to respond to questions.
Earlier this year, the RCMP said it completed a "comprehensive file review" of more than 400 murdered and missing aboriginal women and girls within its jurisdiction, and would keep looking into other outstanding cases.
Briefing notes obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act show the national police force has reviewed 327 homicide files and 90 missing-persons cases involving aboriginal females.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada has said it is aware of even more cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women and girls than the RCMP tally.
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Mounties raped, abused B.C. aboriginal girls, rights watchdog alleges in report
Mike Blanchfield, Canadian Press/NationalPost
Feb. 13, 2013
OTTAWA — A new report by a respected international human rights watchdog has accused RCMP officers of abusing aboriginal women and girls in northern British Columbia.
New York-based Human Rights Watch uncovered one allegation of rape and others of assault by Mounties against aboriginals in rural B.C. communities.
The alleged incidents were uncovered as part of a broader investigation into charges of systemic neglect of missing and murdered aboriginal women along B.C.’s Highway 16, nicknamed the "Highway of Tears."
Other reports and studies have documented the broader problem, but the new report details specific allegations of abuse by RCMP officers.
None of the allegations has been proven in court. The RCMP did not immediately reply to a request for comment Tuesday.
Human Rights Watch undertook the investigation last year after a Vancouver-based agency approached it in 2011 complaining that authorities in Canada were not doing enough to address the problem.
"After years of hearing stories and doing our best to try and get some accountability, we felt we owed it to the girls to take the next steps, to try and get some kind of investigation and bring these allegations and abuses to light," said Annabel Webb, the founder of the Vancouver group Justice for Girls, which works with poor, troubled teens.
Human Rights Watch is calling on the federal and B.C. governments to participate in a national commission of inquiry into the matter.
"At the end of the day, what we want to see is accountability. Accountability for police mistreatment of aboriginal women and girls," said Meghan Rhoad, the report’s lead researcher.
"Policing is failing in terms of protection of indigenous women and girls in northern B.C., certainly based on our research."
Researchers spent five weeks in 10 northern B.C. towns last summer and conducted 87 interviews with 42 indigenous women and eight indigenous girls from age 15 to 60.
The most serious allegation involved a woman who told researchers that she was raped and threatened with death by four RCMP officers after she was abused in a remote location.
Other allegations include: young girls being pepper sprayed and shocked with a Taser; a 12-year-old girl being attacked by a police dog; a 17-year-old girl being repeatedly punched by an officer; women strip-searched by male officers; and women injured by excessive force during their arrests.
"In 5 of the 10 towns Human Rights Watch visited in the north, we heard allegations of rape or sexual assault by police officers," the report states.
"Human Rights Watch was struck by the level of fear on the part of women we met to talk about sexual abuse inflicted by police officers."
Rhoad said about a dozen young women cancelled interviews with researchers because they were too scared of repercussions from police officers working in their small communities.
Samer Muscati, a Canadian co-researcher, said the level of fear among the women interviewed was on par with what he’s encountered while researching abuses by security forces throughout the Middle East, Iraq, Libya and Sudan.
"You expect that level of fear when you’re in a place like Iraq, in a post-conflict country where security forces are implicated in horrible abuses," said Muscati.
"But in Canada, where police are known to protect citizens, it is quite alarming to hear the stories of women and girls, particularly."
The report contains a number of testimonials from women whose identities have all been protected.
The most serious is from a homeless woman identified as Gabriella P., who described being raped by four Mounties. She told researchers she knew the names of the officers, but refused to provide them.
"I feel so dirty," a tearful Gabriella is quoted as saying in the report. "They threatened that if I told anybody they would take me out to the mountains and kill me and make it look like an accident."
Webb said it has been difficult to bring the allegations to light because the girls themselves don’t believe in the justice system.
Webb said she hopes that upstanding members of the RCMP are outraged enough by the report to drive out their more abusive colleagues.
"First and foremost, I’d like to see a stop to the abuse," she said. "If we could just stop the abuse, that would be kind of a banner day."
On Tuesday, Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to call a royal commission or parliamentary inquiry in the broader issue.
"We know that along the highway that has unfortunately now been called the Highway of Tears, there are hundreds of women who have gone missing," said Rae.
A stern-faced Harper responded by defending the Conservative record on confronting the issue of violence against women.
"This is a very strong concern for this government. That is why we have invested additional resources in police enforcement, in investigation and prevention, and we continue to look to ways that we can act," Harper said.
"The murder and abduction of women in this country is completely unacceptable. We will continue to move forward with a vigorous criminal justice agenda to address these problems."
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Also See:
 American Indian Holocaust
The American Holocaust of North American Indians!
31 March 2013
and
Metis and Aboriginal Leaders in the News!
09 January 2013
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2013/01/metis-and-aboriginal-leaders-in-news.html
and
First Nations Chiefs are Corrupt!
17 September 2012
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2012/09/blog-post.html
and
Does Incarceration Make Sense!
09 February 2012
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2012/02/does-incarceration-make-sense.html
and
Canada - First Nations are Victims of the Government!
(Part 1)
27 July 2007
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.com/2007/07/reservation.html
and
(Part 2)
22 November 2011
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2011/11/canada-first-nations-are-victims-of.html
and
Conflict Between the Canadian Government and the First Nations People
12 January 2010
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.com/2010/01/conflict-between-canadian-government.html
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Friday, May 30, 2014

What's with the Vatican?

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Kevin Annett: Ratzinger is acting Pope; Francis is PR front
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Satanic Mass…says the Pope?
by Cara St. Louis
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Madonna’s Black Mass at the Super Bowl
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Well, Pope Francis seems to think so since he said as much to both the BBC in England and Der Spiegel in Germany. The quote from today’s BBC World:
Pope Francis has announced he will meet a group of sex abuse victims next month after comparing the "ugly crime" to performing "a satanic Mass".
The Common Law Court trial under way in Brussels, which has named this Pope as one accused in the use and murder via Satanic ritual of countless children states that this statement or reference given by Francis to "satanic mass" in relation to catholic child rape constitutes "his tacit knowledge" of such a crime.
It seems to me that, even if one questions everything else about the trial (which I personally do not, having a decent understanding of Natural or Common Law as well as having zero emotional or ancestral stake in the Roman Catholic Church), this coupled with the announcement of impending resignation of Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Nicolas Pachon, a mere seven days ago, should at the very least cause the readership to wonder, "Has this Common Law trial forced the Catholic Church to deal with this age-old and blatant atrocity in some way other than a beatific half-grin and a pat on our collective dumb-but-oh-so-cute heads?" Pachon is also one of the accused.
Apparently, there are also rumours in Rome regarding a possible resignation of Francis, himself. This trial has been a revelation and the power of Common Law and fearless alternative media together have , it seems, forced a great crime up into the light such that some sort of healing can take place. The following are the two news bulletins issued by the Court in Brussels over the weekend:
A holocaust ceremony for the you know who…but not one for the Palestinians … You just can’t make this stuff up!
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ITCCS Breaking News – May 25, 2014 (GMT, Brussels)
Accused Child Killer resigns from top Vatican office: Jesuit head Adolfo Pachon makes startling announcement as he stands trial in absentia for Crimes against Humanity
Rome:
Amidst rumours that Pope Francis, Jorge Bergoglio, may step down from his office because of his public prosecution for child trafficking and murder, one of his fellow defendants has just done so.Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Nicolas Pachon announced suddenly this week that he will resign from his office at the next General Congress of the Jesuits.
Along with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Bergoglio and Pachon are primary defendants in an historic criminal lawsuit being conducted by the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels that commenced on April 7, 2014.
Several eyewitnesses who have given their deposition to the Court claim they witnessed Welby, Bergoglio and Pachon participate in child rape and sacrifice rituals connected to the notorious Jesuit-run Ninth Circle cult, during 2009 and 2010.
In a statement generally unreported by the world media, Pachon announced on May 20 that he was stepping down from his office without giving a reason.
The Italian TV news agency Rome Reports called Pachon’s resignation "unusual … for one of the leading prelates in the church".
Pachon is the third top Vatican official to resign while in office after being prosecuted by the ICLCJ for crimes against humanity. Former Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, abdicated on February 11, 2013, barely two weeks before the ICLCJ jury found him guilty of complicity in child trafficking and murder. Another primary defendant in the same case, Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, also resigned after the verdict.
ITCCS Field Secretary Kevin Annett commented today from Canada,
"This is yet another huge admission of guilt by some of the most powerful men in the papacy. Obviously they are not untouchable, and their whole corrupt criminal syndicate is coming down. We should all take hope from this, and see that the law in the hands of the people can topple the worst tyrants."
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Issued by The ICLCJ Directorate, 25 May, 2014 (GMT)
An ITCCS Special Breaking Communique – Tuesday, May 27, 2014

News Item: The BBC World News reported today that Jorge Bergoglio ("aka "Pope Francis") compared the rape of children by catholic priests to the performing of a "satanic mass"
Pope’s reference to "satanic mass" in relation to catholic child rape constitutes "his tacit knowledge" of such a crime: Common Law Court
Outraged Survivors demand Pope’s immediate resignation for "sadistic insensitivity"
Brussels:
After being publicly accused and indicted for participating in child trafficking and murder involving apparent satanic rituals, Jorge Bergoglio today indicated that he has a "tacit knowledge" of such satanic practices in his church by associating them with the rape of children by catholic priests, according to the Court now prosecuting him.
The Citizen Prosecutor of the International Common Law Court of Justice said today from Brussels,
"Our position is that Jorge Bergoglio’s bizarre remarks are not coincidental, but reveal that he understands that the rape of children within his church are linked to satanic rituals in which he himself participates. We consider the Pope’s remarks a tacit admission of guilt and more evidence of his involvement in this monstrous crime."
Ruth Leopold, a 51 year old American survivor of Catholic ritual torture and rape who heads a survivors’ delegation to the Court, said today in a statement to other members of her network Against Church Terror,
"Any idiot knows that even mentioning trigger words like ‘satanic mass’ will re-traumatize victims of satanic torture. So we consider the Pope’s remarks the lowest kind of sadistic insensitivity. Maybe his words were deliberately designed to make more of us kill ourselves, now that we are accusing him of taking part in Ninth Circle ritual killings. It’s time he stepped down."
The Common Law Court of Justice is in the midst of its third closed session in
which numerous eyewitnesses and archival documentation clearly link Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Jesuit head Adolfo Pachon to the ritual rape and killing of children as recently as 2010. Pachon announced his resignation this past week, and the Pope has also mentioned that he is considering "early retirement".
Bergoglio’s remarks about satanic practices have been included in the Prosecutor’s case against him, along with new evidence from Vatican sources detailing the Pope’s recent efforts to cover up Ninth Circle activities and disrupt the Court through covert means. This evidence will be described in upcoming Public Information Bulletins from the Prosecutor’s Office.
Issued by ITCCS Central and the Court’s Directorate
27 May, 2014
Brussels
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Eyewitnesses Testify: Pope Francis Raped and Killed Children; Sealed Vatican Documents Expose Their Satanic Rituals
By Judy Byington: examiner
Last month I was reporting that Pope Francis, the Jesuits and the Church of England will be prosecuted for child trafficking and genocide. The Queen of England was already found guilty by a previous trial.
Here is how the trial is unfolding:
This article was based on today's exclusive interview with Kevin Annett of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State on this week's litigation in the Brussels Common Law Court of Justice.
Five judges and 27 jury members from six countries including the USA, considered evidence on over 50,000 missing Canadian, US, Argentine and European children who were suspected victims of an international child sacrificial cult referred to as the Ninth Circle.
Two adolescent women claimed that Pope Francis raped them while participating in child sacrifices. Eight eyewitnesses confirmed the allegations according to evidence presented this week at a Brussels Common Law Court of Justice.
The Ninth Circle Satanic child sacrifice rituals were said to take place during the Springs of 2009 and 2010 in rural Holland and Belgium.
Pope Francis was also a perpetrator in satanic child sacrifice rites while acting as an Argentine priest and Bishop according to records obtained from the Vatican archives.
A prominent Vatican official and former Vatican Curia employee obtained the sealed documents for use by the court. This was not the first time satanic activities were suspected to be at the Vatican according to this ABC news story. Another witness was set to testify that they were present during Pope Francis' meetings with the military Junta during Argentine's 1970's Dirty War. According to the witness, Pope Francis helped traffic children of missing political prisoners into an international child exploitation ring run by an office at the Vatican.

Evidence of a Catholic Jesuit Order document called the "Magisterial Privilege" was presented in court by the Chief Prosecutor. The record dated Dec. 25 1967 was said to show that every new Pope was required to participate in Ninth Circle Satanic ritual sacrifices of newborn children, including drinking their blood.

"Documents from Vatican secret archives presented to court clearly indicate that for centuries the Jesuits had a premeditated plan to ritually murder kidnapped newborn babies and then consume their blood," the Chief Prosecutor told the five international judges and 27 jury members.
"The plan was born of a twisted notion to derive spiritual power from the lifeblood of the innocent, thereby assuring political stability of the Papacy in Rome. These acts are not only genocidal but systemic and institutionalized in nature. Since at least 1773, they appear to have been performed by the Roman Catholic Church, Jesuits and every Pope."

Two witnesses claimed that as children they were at child sacrifices with the former Pope Joseph Ratzinger. Since at least 1962 Ratzinger participated in child sacrifices as a member of the Knights of Darkness according to the Vatican records presented at court. Ratzinger was an S.S. Chaplain's assistant at the German Ravensbruck Concentration Camp during World War II.
The children to be killed were supplied from prisoners at the death camp. The Nazi Waffen S.S. Division Knights of Darkness was established by Hitler in 1933 and embraced ancient pagan occult beliefs in human sacrifice.
Dutch Therapist-ritual abuse survivor Toos Nijenhuis testified of her witness to child sacrifice in this video:
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Child Sacrifice and Trafficking in Holland An Eyewitness speaks
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"Survivors of these rituals describe newborn babies being chopped to pieces on stone altars and their remains consumed by participants" the Chief Prosecutor said."During the 1960's the survivor-witnesses were forced to rape and mutilate other children and then cut their throats with ceremonial daggers."
According to witnesses Pope Francis, former Pope Joseph Ratzinger, Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Pachon and Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby were participants in the Ninth Circle Satanic child sacrifice cult rape and killing of children.
Evidence also could link to cult ceremonies UK High Court Justice Judge Fulford, members of the British Royal Family including Prince Phillip, Dutch Cardinal Alfrink, Dutch Queen Wilhemina, her family and consort King Hendrick, Belgian Royals and Bilderberger founder Crown Prince Bernhard.
Documentation of The Canada Gazette Issue No. 232, December 26 1942, Ottawa was also presented to court. Evidently and unfortunately, the Canadian government and Privy Council Office in London granted to the Dutch royals, exception from all criminal, civil and military jurisdiction. What would make these global leaders exempt from justice?
The Chief Prosecutor presented alleged links between the British, Dutch and Belgian royal families to disappearances of Mohawk children at Canada's Church of England's Brantford Ontario Indian residential school. In 2008 a child mass gravesite was discovered at the Mohawk School. An ITCCS dig by archeologists was shut down when remains of a small child was uncovered.
Since then over 30 child mass grave sites have been located at Indian residential schools across Canada. The Catholic and Anglican Churches, United Church of Canada, Canadian government and Crown of England have refused ITCCS' repeated requests for excavation of the mass grave sites.
"This week conclusive evidence was presented that the Catholic Church is perpetrating ongoing crimes against children," the Chief Prosecutor stated. "The Catholic Church is the world's largest corporation and appears to be in collusion with governments, police and courts worldwide."
The Ninth Circle Satanic child sacrifice cult was said to operate at Roman Catholic cathedrals in Montreal, New York, Rome and London according to evidence filed in court.
Witnesses claimed child sacrifices took place at Carnarvon Castle in Wales, an undisclosed French Chateau and at Canadian Catholic and Anglican Indian residential schools in Kamloops, British Columbia and Brantford, Ontario. The Ninth Circle Satanic child sacrifice cult was believed to use privately owned forest groves in the US, Canada, France and Holland.
Yesterday the five international magistrates adjourned court for two weeks and considered continuing in closed sessions. This week's closed court was held in an undisclosed location due to notification that the Vatican had released a Jesuit "hit squad" to disrupt proceedings.

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The Real "Pope Crisis": Sexual Freemasonry and the New World Order
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Why did the the Catholic church remove the expression "the world order" from the transcript of yesterday’s speech by Cardinal Sodomo – I’m sorry, make that Cardinal Sodano?
Robert Moynihan, the very mainstream "Inside the Vatican" correspondent, was so perplexed by this bizarre act of censorship that he spent 637 words analyzing it yesterday. Here is an extract from Moynihan’s "Inside the Vatican Letter #44":
Anyway, this evening, I was not going to send out a letter, and then, reading the Italian press, I came across an odd little item, which caught my attention
I am always interested in "little" details like this. As they say, "the devil is in the details.
Ok, here is the story
Below is a link to a website where I read a curious comment from a reader
The reader says that the official text of the homily of Cardinal Sodano today is incorrect, in that it omits two words that Sodano actually spoke when he gave the homily
What were those two words? The commenter says they were: "world order" ("ordine mondiale").
Here is the comment in Italian
"Strano, il testo ufficiale dell` omelia del card. Sodano non corrisponde a ciò che ha detto in Basilica, e che ho ascoltato, le parole ‘ordine mondiale,’ che del resto mi avevano colpita e lasciata estereffatta, sono sparite." ["Strange, the official text of the homily of Cardinal Sodano does not correspond to what he said in the Basilica, and what I myself heard, the words 'world order,' which moreover struck me and left me terrified, have disappeared."
Link:
Oggi Sodano, otto anni fa Ratzinger i toni dell’omelia pre-Conclave (Gualtieri)
Then, as I continued to read the Italian press, I came across an Italian journalist who also heard the same thing, and then published it this way
"Gli ultimi Pontefici sono stati artefici di tante iniziative benefiche anche verso i popoli e la comunità internazionale, promovendo senza sosta la giustizia e la pace e l’ordine mondiale – ha proseguito Sodano – preghiamo perché il futuro Papa possa continuare quest’incessante opera a livello mondiale"
In other words, writing his article, this journalist had quoted Sodano’s speech with those two words included — even though those words are not in the official text distributed by the Vatican. He did this, evidently, because he heard the words. Here is a link to that report:
Sodano: "Preghiamo che Dio conceda un Papa dal cuore generoso"
Curious, I wondered: Did Sodano use those words, or not
Just a little question, really. What had he actually said
So, I started looking at videos of the homily
And I found that, yes, it was true. Sodano did use those words. Here is the video of the homily:
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 Conclave 2013, omelia, messa pro eligendo pontefice 12/03/2013
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If you go to 10 minutes and 30 seconds, up to 10 minutes 45 seconds, you will hear the passage in question. Sodano says: "che gli ultimi pontifici sono stati artefici di tante iniziative di benefiche, verso i singoli, verso i popoli, verso la communita internazionale, promovendo la pace, la giustizia, l’ordine mondiale…" In English: "the last pontiffs have been artificers of very many beneficial initiatives, toward individuals, toward peoples, toward the international community, promoting peace, justice, the world order.
But, in the official text as distributed by the Vatican, the words "world order" do not appear.
Moynihan doesn’t come right out and state which "devil" is hidden in these details. After all, he has a job as Vatican correspondent to protect.
But here at VT we are unencumbered by such niceties.
So let’s just blurt it on out: Cardinal Sodano – who has been implicated in not only covering up the Vatican’s sex abuse scandal of the century, but also in standing "in solidarity" with Maciel, the Vatican’s worst pedophile criminal ever – inserted a little "nod and a wink" towards his New World Order colleagues, the "sexual freemasons." And the Vatican censors removed it.
So who, exactly, are these "sexual freemasons" of the New World Order?
For a clue, let’s turn to Moynihan’s Letter #42, in which he quotes a woman he considers a reliable source, about an "attempt to thwart Benedict’s plan" to chase the gay crime lobby, a.k.a. the sexual freemasons, out of the church:
"They may try (to thwart Benedict’s clean-up)," she said. "There will be the various lobbies and groups. One is the group around Cardinal Sodano — Re, Ruini, Sardi, Sandri — they are sometimes called "Sodane con Maciel" for "Sodale con Maciel" ("in solidarity with Maciel"). They resisted Scicluna’s exposure, on Ratzinger’s orders, of the activities of Maciel.
Who is this "Father Maciel" that Cardinal Sodano stands in solidarity with?
Only the Vatican’s worst serial-pedophile criminal and swindler of the 20th century…maybe of all time.
Maybe instead of "Sodane con Maciel" it should be "Sodomy con Maciel."
The Church admits that Maciel, the Vatican’s leading fundraiser of the post-WWII era, molested "less than 100″ children. Those are just the ones we know about.
For details, check out the latest Newsweek article, Father Marcial Maciel And The Popes He Stained. (One hopes the word "stained" is not meant literally.)
Maciel had illegitimate children by various women around the world, under various fake identities…and molested them. He told one of his mistresses that he was a CIA agent. That way she wouldn’t ask too many questions.
The church knew about Maciel’s sexual and financial hijinks for many years, and did nothing…except accuse Maciel’s victims of lying.
And the leader of the cover-up was Cardinal Sodano. The "New World Order"-loving Dean of the College of Cardinals, Angelo Sodano, repeatedly pressured Popes – including John Paul II (whom he apparently "owned") and Benedict XVI (whom he apparently did not) to cover up the crimes of Maciel.
This, it now appears, is the main reason Pope Benedict resigned. After seeing the results of the thorough investigation he had demanded, and learning that Sodano and other high-level Vatican officials were implicated in the New World Order "gay mafia" of "sexual freemasonry," Benedict figured the only chance he had at cleaning house was to take the drastic step of resigning. That way, a new Pope could appoint a new College of Cardinals…and throw out Sodano and the whole "gay mafia" of New World Order sexual freemasons.
The expression "sexual freemasonry," by the way, is not mine. I got it from Robert Moynihan himself, quoting don Ariel S. Levi di Gualdo, author of E Satana si fece trino ("And Satan Made Himself Triune," 2011)
"I have experience in seminary where seven or eight out of 10 seminarians were gay, and the last two were kicked out for being too ‘orthodox’ and ‘normal.’ This is repeated in many seminaries. Those who advance are homosexuals. It is a sexual freemasonry, and it extends into the Vatican itself.
"If I say, along with Joseph Ratzinger in his famous meditations on Good Friday in 2005, that there is filth in the Church, and there is filth, I do not think I am lacking in charity," don Ariel continued. "I think I am being charitable. I believe that charity passes by means of truth and justice."
How does this "sexual freemasonry" relate to the New World Order?
The New World Order is a long-term, multi-generational project of a radical group that has infiltrated and risen to the top of freemasonry AND the Catholic Church…among other institutions. This radical group is sometimes termed "the Illuminati," since it traces its roots to the Rothschild-funded Illuminati wing of freemasonry founded by defrocked priest Adam Weishaupt in the late 18th century.
Contrary to what certain "debunkers" would have you believe, the Illuminati is very much alive and well. Read about my interview with an Illuminati whistleblower here, and listen to the interview:
These people hate religion in general, and the Catholic Church in particular. They are radical secularists. They call their project the "New World Order" for three reasons:
1) It would be "new" because it would be the first society in history not governed by religion.
2) It would be "new" because it would be the first government in history to control the entire world – i.e. a "world order."
3) It would be a New World order because it would be governed from the New World, i.e. North America…specifically, from Washington DC, whose layout and architecture is one big maze of freemasonic symbolism. (For the short, entertaining, misleading version, see Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol.)
Though they hate religion, the New World Order "sexual freemasons" have a religion of their own. It is called satanism. They parody the Catholic mass in their black masses, which sometimes involve human sacrifice. 9/11 was one such black mass, as Tom Breidenbach and S.K. Bain have explained.
Of course, some would say their "satanic religion" is not really a religion at all. It is a strategy of using symbolism and ritual in an attempt to destroy all real religions.
The Illuminati plan to destroy all existing human societies and religions uses "sexual freemasonry" as its methodology. Societies are corrupted by pornography, prostitution, and ubiquitous sexual messages. And individuals, as they climb higher in power hierarchies, are led into temptation, filmed, and blackmailed…and thereby recruited into the sexual freemasonic project.
It isn’t just the Catholic church that is infested with such people. The US government, at its highest levels, is overrun by them. That’s why the Finders of Lost Children, a group of intelligence agency pedophiles who kidnap, abuse, and often murder innocent children, has a get-out-of-jail-free card. Just like Father Maciel had.
The Finders of Lost Children use their child sex slave victims to ensnare up-and-coming politicians, businessmen, academics, and other rising stars. They invite their targets to parties, offer alcohol and cocaine, and then lead them into a bedroom where a child sex slave awaits. The activities are filmed, and the target is a "made man" for life.The "sexual freemasons" of the New World Order control all of the big American institutions. That is why it was impossible to prosecute them, even when many were exposed in the Franklin Scandal. That is why stories about their outrageous activities, such as orgies with child-slave prostitutes in the White House, get suppressed.And that is why President George W. Bush was, according to former NSA officer Wayne Madsen, able to set up a live-streaming closed-circuit TV system in the White House so he and his pals could jerk off to the sex torture, sodomization of children in front of their parents, and similar activities at Abu Ghraib – activities that were ordered and orchestrated by the sexual freemasons.
The sexual freemasons have come a long way on their "long march through the institutions."
Will Pope Benedict, by all accounts a well-meaning man, be able to orchestrate a housecleaning at the Vatican? Will the sexual freemasons ever be purged from the institutions they currently dominate?
Maybe the best way to do that would be simultaneous religious revolutions in all countries. After all, the Islamic Revolution did succeed in chasing the sexual freemasons out of Iran. The few who remain have to hide deep underground, fearing for their lives. As well they should.
Chasing them all down the street and lynching them doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all.
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Also See:
Who is Pope Francis I?

15 March 2013
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