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Ed Jewett
09-23-2011, 10:59 PM
Caveat lector. I stumbled across this just now. But the source is at the top....



Dick Cheney to Speak at Notorious Child Trafficking Center in Vancouver on September 26

ITCCS International – Brussels office
September 23, 2011
A Statement from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State
Accused war criminal former Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to speak at the infamous Vancouver Club on Monday, September 26.

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The ITCCS supports the protest being called against Cheney’s appearance for 5:30 pm that day at the Vancouver Club at 915 West Hastings street, and wishes to inform concerned citizens and the press of these facts:
1. Since the spring of 1994, lawyers and journalists have named the Vancouver Club as a site where children are routinely trafficked, exploited sexually and possibly killed.
These crimes were documented, including with photographic proof, by Vancouver trial lawyer Jack Cram and his assistant Renate Andres-Auger, during 1994.
Both of these lawyers attempted to bring a lawsuit against two Supreme Court judges in Vancouver for their proven complicity in this alleged pedophile ring, in April of 1994. Both of them were disbarred, and Jack Cram was arrested, drugged and jailed, and the evidence he had on the Club and these judges was stolen.
2. Aboriginal children have been a prime target of the Vancouver Club pedophile ring, which involves senior judges, church lawyers, businessmen and politicians.
To quote Jack Cram’s statement in the BC Supreme Court on April 26, 1994, “Indian children go into the Vancouver Club and are never seen again.”
As recently as the summer of 2009, aboriginal children have been observed being taken against their will into the rear entrance of the Vancouver Club at 915 West Hastings street from the Squamish Indian reserve in North Vancouver, during the hours of 1 and 3 am.
3. An attempt by reporters with the Vancouver Province and the North Shore News to investigate these claims and the Cram evidence was stopped by a threatened lawsuit against these newspapers from the two Supreme Court judges named by Cram, during 1996 and 1997.
4. One of the predecessors to our ITCCS, the U.N.-affiliated IHRAAM Tribunal into Indian Residential Schools, obtained considerable evidence during its June, 1998 hearings in Vancouver concerning the Vancouver Club pedophile ring.
This included eyewitness accounts from an employee at the Club and from a retired RCMP officer, who was discouraged by his superiors from investigating the Club, where the RCMP Superintendent is a member.
When one of the IHRAAM investigators, Kevin Annett, publicly surfaced this evidence, he became immediately targeted by a COINTELPRO-type “dirty tricks” campaign by the RCMP and its aboriginal agents that continues to the present day.
4. A United Nations conference on child trafficking, held in Vancouver in September, 1999, confirmed in its summary report that Vancouver is one of three cities in the world where “organized child prostitution and trafficking operates with unofficial police and judicial protection … including at the elite Vancouver Club.”
Considering these facts, we urge protesters to continue their actions against the Vancouver Club even after Dick Cheney has gone, and expose the reason why Cheney is appearing at this center where the proven rape, torture and possible murder of children goes on with impunity – and whether Cheney is himself connected to these crimes.
The ITCCS will be pursuing this investigation and will include its findings in its final report in January, 2012, and will seek an indictment against the Vancouver Club and Dick Cheney in international courts of justice.
Issued by ITCCS International – Brussels office
September 23, 2011
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Ed Jewett
09-29-2011, 02:16 AM
Police rough up anti-Cheney protesters

BY DAVID P. BALL (http://rabble.ca/taxonomy/term/16656)
| SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
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As former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney spoke in Vancouver on Monday night -- his first visit to Canada since leaving power -- several hundred people demanded his arrest on charges of war crimes and torture, blocking both entrances to the upscale Vancouver Club by linking arms, as others staged a sit-in lasting several hours.
Police escorted speech-goers to the private book club event inside, at one point shoving an identified reporter forcefully, pushing an older man to the ground and stepping on sitting demonstrators. Similar scenes greeted Cheney the following day in Calgary (http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110927/ProtestersinCalgarydemandDickCheneybearrested/20110927/?hub=MontrealHome).
"People around the world are going to see images of the Vancouver Police Department roughing up peaceful demonstrators when they should have seen images of [police] hauling Dick Cheney off to a prison cell. It's lucky nobody was seriously hurt," said stopwar.ca's (http://stopwar.ca/) Derrick O'Keefe, one of the protest organizers.
The crowd of about 300 -- spurred by support from the world's second-largest rights group, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (http://hrw.org/) -- demanded Cheney's arrest for war crimes and torture. Cheney is in Canada promoting his new book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, in which he defends authorizing simulated drowning known as "water-boarding," other "enhanced interrogation techniques," and policies rendering U.S. terror suspects to torture overseas, as in the case of now-exonerated Canadian citizen Maher Arar.
"I never liked Dick to start out with," said a man in a black suit and tie trying to enter the speech, who would not give his name. "But now I'm starting to like him more because of these dickheads," referring to demonstrators.
Demonstrators shouted "Shame!" at Vancouver Club guests, tussling with Vancouver police in hopes of maintaining their blockade. However, most speech-goers were able to break through with police aid.
The demonstrations came after Human Rights Watch issued a statement (http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/09/24/canada-investigate-cheney-role-torture)calling for Cheney's indictment for war crimes committed under the administration of former President George W. Bush. Under the Convention Against Torture (http://www.hrweb.org/legal/cat.html), which Canada joined in 1987, signatory nations are obligated to both uphold and enforce international law, including making arrests and extraditing alleged war criminals to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.
"The U.S. has utterly failed to meet its legal obligation to investigate torture by the Bush administration," said Human Rights Watch's executive director Kenneth Roth on Saturday. "But that shouldn't let other countries off the hook.
"Cheney's visit to Vancouver is a rare opportunity to remedy this shameful failure to uphold the rule of law."
Several bystanders visiting from the U.S. expressed support for the Canadian protest.
"I'd like to see [Cheney's arrest]," said U.S. citizen Jim Nugent, on vacation from Ohio with his wife. "Eight years of George [Bush] and [Dick] Cheney were eight years of political hell. It's so brazen of him to come here promoting his book."
"I don't know if we can bring him to trial, but we haven't even tried. I'm getting discouraged with our president now because he's not using the leadership he has. He's not drawing a line in the sand."
One demonstrator, Stella August, denounced the Vancouver police for protecting Cheney, who she said was not welcome in Vancouver, whether or not the Canadian state protects him.
"He's a torturer," said the Nuu-chah-nulth Indigenous organizer, her scooter parked in front of a line of police at the Vancouver Club's north entrance. "He doesn't deserve to be on Coast Salish territory."
"Shame on the police for protecting that criminal. They're a disgrace to the uniform if they can't protect the law."
Although most demonstrators did not expect police to arrest Cheney, many used the visit to call the Canadian government hypocritical -- for instance, banning a visit by British Member of Parliament George Galloway last year for his pro-Palestinian views.
However, with the world's two largest human rights groups -- Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch -- calling for the Bush administration to be brought to justice for war crimes and rights violations, and lawyers preparing lengthy case files in the event of an arrest, human rights lawyers claim that an arrest of Cheney or Bush is both legitimate and inevitable. In fact, earlier this year George W. Bush cancelled a planned visit to Switzerland, after Amnesty announced its lawyers had prepared a 2,500 page legal dossier on violations of international law to which the former U.S. president had admitted.
"We have to be here to be as witnesses, so he doesn't feel he can just go anywhere without facing protest," said Helen Turbett, a member of Stopwar.ca who participated in the sit-in blocking the Vancouver Club's north entrance. "Dick Cheney said his torture was justified. I'm here to protest the fact that the Canadian government allowed him to come here.
"I just decided to sit down. It makes me feel I'm more solid."
David P. Ball is a freelance writer and photojournalist in Vancouver, B.C., on Coast Salish territories. His website is davidpball.net

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Charles Drago
09-29-2011, 01:41 PM
For Dick Cheney, shooting someone in the face can mean many things.