August 1, 2011
1. After more than a year of preparation, a network of community-based Tribunals into Crimes against Humanity will officially convene in Brussels, London, Ottawa and other cities on September 15, 2011, armed with the power to arrest and sentence guilty offenders – including the Pope himself.
Despite efforts by the British government and the Vatican to obstruct the Tribunals, including by deporting and harassing its leading members, survivors of church and state terror will gather in five countries to present evidence and come to a judgement concerning church-sponsored genocide, murder and the continued trafficking in children.
“We have forensic proof now that countless children are buried in mass graves near former church schools, orphanages and sweatshops across Canada, America, England, Ireland and Australia” said ITCCS spokesman Kevin Annett today.
“We intend to share this evidence before the world, and bring indictments against the Roman Catholic and numerous Protestant churches, as well as the Crown of England, for mass murder and the continued trafficking and torture of children.”
To protect its witnesses and encourage local action by survivors and their allies, the ITCCS Executive has decided to decentralize its Tribunal process and extend its work throughout the months following its September 15 commencement.
A complete agenda of this process is listed in Section 2, below.
The accumulated evidence and full proceedings of the Tribunals will be video recorded and compiled into a documentary film, and will be archived in a final Summary Report that will be submitted to the international community no later than January 31, 2012.
Equally important, the Tribunals will bring common law legal judgements against the guilty persons and institutions, including Pope Joseph Ratzinger, and will impose community sentences against them that will be fully enforced by Common Law Peace Officers.
“Our traditions empower us to sentence and jail anyone who threatens our children when the normal authorities refuse to do so” explained ITCCS Elder Jeremiah Jourdain of the Cree Nation.
“Our Tribunal will therefore issue its own arrest and internment warrants, assess financial levies and expropriations against the property and wealth of the churches we find guilty, and order the evictions of these criminals from our lands. We will not allow those responsible for the murder of our people to go unpunished.”
2. Timetable for the ITCCS
Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 12 noon: Press conference, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada
Thursday, September 15, 12 noon: Formal Opening of the ITCCS Tribunals:
Brussels: outside the European Parliament building
London, Dublin and Ottawa: To be announced
Sunday, September 18 at 11 am local time: Memorial Vigils and Protests at Roman Catholic and other churches in Brussels, London, Dublin, Rome, Ottawa and other cities
- These church actions will continue every Sunday at the same time until October 30
Sunday, October 30, 12 noon: Public Vigil, Exorcism and Protest outside the Vatican, Rome, followed by a 24 hour prayer and fast
- Sympathetic actions at other Catholic churches across the world at the same local time
Monday, October 31, 12 noon: International Press Conference outside the Vatican, St. Peter’s Square, Rome
Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 1 pm: International Conference and Media Event to present the Summary Results of the ITCCS inquiry – Brussels, Belgium (location to be announced)
Speaking-Organizing Tour by Kevin Annett (details to follow)
In Canada: August 28 – September 8
In Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany: September 10-17
In England: September 18 – 28
In Ireland: October 15-23
In France: October 24-28
in Italy/Rome: October 29 – November 2
In Slovenia and Hungary: November 3-8
In the USA: November 10 – December 2
In Canada: December 3 onwards
In Brussels: January 31, 2012
3. Local action
Supporters of the ITCCS campaign and local survivors of church-state terror are encouraged to mount parallel public actions in their communities to coincide with the events listed above.
Most important, people are urged to hold their own public or closed forums during the period September 15, 2011 to January 30, 2012, to give witnesses to these crimes the chance to share their stories and evidence before local ITCCS forums, and have it video recorded for the permanent ITCCS record.
ITCCS staff will assist anyone who plans to hold such events and public actions. For help, contact the ITCCS Secretariat at this email address or by leaving a message at 1-386-323-5774 (USA).
People are also encouraged to book Rev. Kevin Annett as a speaker in their communities during the dates listed above.
4. Biography and background on Kevin Annett, plus additional links
B.A. (Anthropology), University of B.C., 1983
M.A. (Political Science), UBC, 1986
M.Div. (Theology), Vancouver School of Theology, 1990
Ordained with Honors into United Church of Canada, May 1990
Fired and expelled without cause or due process from United Church, 1997
Established first inquiry into Indian residential schools, Vancouver, Canada (IHRAAM Tribunal), June 1998
Author, Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, Past and Present (2010) and
Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor (2011)
Co-producer, award-winning documentary film Unrepentant
Host of internationally syndicated Public Affairs blog radio program Hidden from History
International Consultant to survivors of church torture
UNREPENTANT: KEVIN ANNETT AND CANADA’S GENOCIDE (documentary):