Friday, October 26, 2007

American Anti-war Protesters Flagged as Criminals & Terrorists : Harper Bush's Lackey

Peaceful Anti-war Protesters Flagged as Terrorists ???

Col. Ann Wright who is a peace activists was not permitted to enter Canada because she is on an FBI watch list - first a bit about her & her nefarious deeds - oh she's evil she believes in truth & peace when war is not necessary so she can't be a good Evangelical Christian or Neocon - a heretic to be sure -

Here's an example of how the US Media treats a retired Colonel with the US military for 29 years who resigned in 2003 over her belief that it was wrong for the US to invade & occupy Iraq - so here is that lowest of the low Bill O'Reilley speaking about Iran detaining British Soldiers :It is disturbing be warned he accuses her of being

Canada: America's Lackey
Harper Bush's Clone
Freedom of Dissent not so free these days

indymedia central valley
Dissent: Voices of Conscience, Colonel Ann Wright resigned from the U.S. Foreign Service in March 2003 over several disagreements with the Bush Admin. including their decision to attack Iraq and their curtailing of civil liberties.

Dissent: Voices of Conscience
Government Insiders Speak Out Against the War in Iraq
Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright and Susan Dixon

Foreword by Daniel Ellsberg

With the publication of former CIA Director George Tenet's "At the Center of the Storm," many people asked why didn't he resign when he knew the intelligence was being cooked to create war. One columnist responded that no one resigns on moral principle, they just talk about it later.

"Dissent: Voices of Conscience" profiles more than three dozen members of the Bush administration and "Coalition of the Willing" allies who did resign or blow the whistle on administration lies and abuses. Former State Department diplomat and retired Army Colonel Ann Wright resigned her post as Deputy Ambassador in 2003 anticipating the tragedy of going to war with Iraq, and has spent the past four years traveling worldwide speaking out for peace. This is her story and the story of dozens of others in government who leaked documents, blew the whistle, refused to deploy, or resigned to protest this administration's policies. Coauthor Susan Dixon is an instructor in the geography of war and peace at the University of Hawai'i.

Oh my ! she claimed the Bush Regime lied about the reasons for going to war with Iraq & that their plans were not well thought out & so it might be a disaster - truth the first casualty of war - ah well so who knows - most of us out here in Zombie Land have the memory & attention span of gnats - as for those who would speak to her or go to her lectures are they to be branded enemies as well - so we move a little closer to a police state so what's the big deal- as long as we have Walmart & MacDonald's who cares , right!!!
Besides we are all too concerned about Britney Spears & OJ Simpson & other pop stars -
Anyway so here's the story which some of us think is more important than the news on ET or The View - watching this stuff is like taking a tranquilizer -like in the movie Equilibrium everyone took a shot in order not to feel but with TV we don't need some High-Tech drug -

October 25, 2007 by The Canadian Press
US Peace Activist, Retired Col. Ann Wright, Detained at Ottawa Airport

OTTAWA - An American peace activist denied entry into Canada earlier this month is being detained at Ottawa airport.

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ann Wright was to speak at an antiwar news conference with New Democrat MPs on Parliament Hill today.

But while other passengers passed through Customs, Wright was held back.

She was to have been accompanied on the trip by fellow activist Medea Benjamin, but Benjamin was arrested and jailed Wednesday during a protest in Washington.

Wright and Benjamin were refused entry at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, Ont., earlier this month because their names are on an FBI crime database.

The women say they shouldn’t be on the database - which is supposed to inform border officials about serious crimes - and that the FBI hasn’t explained why they’re on it.

- I wonder will the NDP soon be put on a watch list or be classified as a pro-terrorist organization - just kidding shouldn't give Big Brother any ideas right -
and from the Associated Press US Activist Barred From Entering Canada By SEAN FARRELL

...Wright called the database listing "political intimidation." She said six of her convictions for protesting are listed in the FBI crime database.

"If you get arrested just for protesting policies, Canada will exclude you," Wright said. "They said it was their purpose to enforce the law and if you are convicted of a misdemeanor it doesn't matter. They said if the FBI has it on their database they accept it."

Wright said she is now banned from Canada for a year because she knowingly failed to bring proper documentation that might have allowed her into the country despite the convictions.

"I failed to produce proper documentation, which is the court documents about these convictions and a temporary resident permit from a Canadian embassy. They said by my failure to bring those with me I was purposefully flouting the Canadian law," Wright said.

The Canadian Press:
U.S. peace activist detained at Ottawa airport en route to meet MPs Oct.25,2007

The pair was listed for convictions on misdemeanours, similar to summary convictions in Canada, and paid related fines of $200 or less.

NDP MP Alexa McDonough, who had invited the women to Canada, urged Ottawa to stop arbitrarily using such watch lists in the absence of clear border policy.

Peaceful protest is "a time-honoured tradition" in Canada, she told a news conference after waiting in vain for Wright to emerge from Customs at the airport.

"It seems completely absurd for Canada to turn around and say that we will adopt the FBI interpretation of events.

"I've heard from a great many Canadians how distressed they are that this is another worrisome example of the increasing integration of Canada and U.S. policies."

That line has become increasingly blurred under the Conservative government, McDonough said.

She called it a surrender of sovereignty "that is really taking away from us who we want to be in today's world, and I think totally tarnishing the reputation of Canada."

International Herald Tribune Oct. 25,2007

On Tuesday, the activists and their supporters presented petitions at Canadian consulates in several U.S. cities, demanding that Canada reverse what they say is a policy that keeps opponents of the Iraq war from visiting.

"All travelers that arrive in Canada must satisfy the border services officer that they meet the requirements for entry into Canada," said Chris Williams, a spokesman with the Canada Border Services Agency. "Several factors are used to determine admissibility. They include involvement in criminal activity, human rights violations, organized crime, security, health reasons and financials reasons."

Former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau declared his homeland "a refuge from militarism" during the Vietnam War and allowed 30,000 to 50,000 American draft resisters to settle there. But the Canadian government has denied political asylum to U.S. soldiers who sought it after deserting from duty in Iraq.

Well there you go Chris Williams says they were only obeying orders because it seemed that Ann Wright is a real hardened criminal & owes the state some $200.00 she 's beyond redemption or rehabilitation so lock her up & throw away the key - If the people in government & their paranoid security personnel weren't so serious about all of this it would in fact be laughable - so how far is Stephen Harper willing to go to placate Bush - will he stat locking up anyone who speaks out against God's Chosen Emisary George W. Bush & where's the outrage in the Canadian media or The House of Commons - well the NDP did speak up but the liberals have moved so far to the right they only speak for the well to do like Mister Harper & his Yes Men & Women & their Neocon & Religious Right Friends -

And so From the NDP ( The New Democratic Party ) & its leader Jack Layton we do get a bit of outrage at last :

NDP to Harper: Lift border ban on us peace advocates
Tue 23 Oct 2007 NDP MPs Invite Medea Benjamin and Colonel Ann Wright (Ret.) to speak on the Hill

OTTAWA – The NDP is urging the Harper government to allow US Peace Advocates Medea Benjamin and retired US Army Colonel Ann Wright to share their message of peace in a public forum on Parliament Hill scheduled for Thursday.

In a letter sent today to Harper, the Public Safety Minister, and Foreign Affairs Minister, the NDP MPs advised that Medea Benjamin and Col. Ann Wright, cofounders of Code Pink, have been invited to address legislators and representatives of civil society in a public forum to be held in Ottawa on October 25. The letter requested the government to “ensure unimpeded entry into Canada, to enable Ms. Benjamin and Colonel Wright to share their message of peace with Members of Parliament, and the broader community.”

“New Democrats are deeply concerned that Canadian border police are enforcing rules determined not by our own Canadian government, but by the FBI and other US security agencies,” the letter states. “Foreign government ‘watch lists’ should not form the basis for automatically denying entry into Canada of US citizens, or any other nationals. Government policies, not the individuals who oppose them, often present the greater threat to democracy, security and freedom.”

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