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As usual, questions about SSRI and other medications, as well as reminding readers about the link between John McCain and “ISIS” found a harsh audience among Kieth Bilous’s CBC censors.
Comments were pre-censored so I didn’t have a chance to accumulate a lot of likes before they killed the comment, as has become customary.
SSRIstories.org. See for yourself.
But…the next day, posing the same question in an unrelated article was Kosher with Keith.
Canada’s israeli community was determined to make an example of Arthur Topham. And it did.
The Canadian jewish News of November 18 bent over backwards to congratulate itself on the successful persecution of RadicalPress.com’s Arthur Topham.
Harry Abrams, 63, a Victoria-based owner of an advertising company, was among the first to bring attention to Topham’s website and his anti-Semitic vitriol back in 2007. Abrams, who has 30 years of anti-defamation work behind him and currently leads the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island’s social action committee, describes Topham as “rabidly anti-Semitic.”
Curiously, the CjN mentions who was “among the first,” but fails to mention any other complainants. Like the Mysterious Stranger, Richard Warman’s role in this victory goes unnoticed. Warman is the serial SLAPP-suiter responsible for most of the now-defunct Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Warman was cited by the CHRT in 2009 for engaging in provacateuring activity by posting his own “hate messages” on targeted cites and then turning around and filing complaints with the Tribunal because those websites posted his comments in the first place. The CHRT sanctioned Warman by, in the case of Northern Alliance, not allowing him to collect a piece of the action (a portion of the $10,000 fine) as had been customary in his previous cases.
Arthur Topham is forbidden by court order from discussing who the two initial complainants were.
However, the National Post of November 6, 2012 reported the two complainants as Abrams and Warman.
When interviewed by the Canadian jewish News, pliant now-former Royal Canadian Mounted Police worker Terry Wilson (age 51 and retired…nice), who was instrumental in getting the job done for the b’nai brith despite the odds, couldn’t pass up the chance to not only kick Arthur when he was down, but also trash his wife of nearly four decades, Shastah.
Topham also claimed that his wife Shastah is Jewish, a fact Wilson disputes. “He could say she was Jewish by birth but there was no way she would be Jewish by religion and stick with a guy who said things like that.”
A cop speaking his mind about a heinous criminal such as Arthur Topham is one thing. But going after the man’s wife of 37 years for “sticking around with him” is absolutely beyond the pale. Wilson ought to be ashamed of himself. His colleagues in the Police Community should be outraged.
The public face of the prosecution, Harry Abrams, was so elated he couldn’t contain himself when he commented on his own role in the CjN’s reportage.
Actually, Harry, if another website decides to mirror or reproduce Arthur’s writings, there is absolutely no legal consequence to Arthur himself. The only legal consequence would be to the reproducing website itself. And only if Arthur decided to sue for copyright infringement.
There have been spectacular “holocaust denier” trials in Canada in the past. Jim Keegstra, a schoolteacher who was ultimately convicted of “spreading hate against an identifiable group” for teaching his pupils alternative views of World War II history. Keegstra’s conviction was overturned on appeal and subsequently re-instated by the Supreme Court of Canada.
And then of course, there was Ernst Zundel. Zundel was charged under Canada’s criminal code for publishing (he wasn’t even the author; he merely owned the printing plant) a pamphlet entitled “Did Six Million Really Die?” Zundel was charged “spreading false news.”
Canada’s corporate media, the CjN included, were clearly hoping happy days were here again with Arthur Topham. It didn’t happen. They reported he had been charged three years ago (again, based on the complaints of Abrams and Warman). They reported the start of Arthur’s trial. They reported his conviction. But nothing in between. There was no show trial. No circus. No construction hard hats.
LettersToTheBeast is pleased to report Arthur’s website, RadicalPresss.com, is still up an running despite the efforts of the government.
On Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11:27 a.m. in the British Columbia Supreme Court, city of Quesnel, I was pronounced “Guilty” by a jury of twelve men and women of the following criminal offence, also known as Count 1:
“Roy Arthur TOPHAM, between the 28th day of April, 2011 and the 4th day of May, 2012, inclusive, at or near Quesnel, in the Province of British Columbia, did by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, willfully promote hatred against an identifiable group, people of the Jewish religion or ethnic origin, contrary to Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code.”
Immediately following I was pronounced “Not Guilty” of a second and identical criminal offence, known as Count 2:
“Roy Arthur TOPHAM, between the 29th day of January, 2013 and the 11th day of December, 2013, inclusive, at or near Quesnel, in the Province of British Columbia, did by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, willfully promote hatred against an identifiable group, people of the Jewish religion or ethnic origin, contrary to Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code.”
Within moments of the jury leaving the courtroom Crown prosecutor Jennifer Johnson was seeking new bail conditions that would restrict even further my fundamental rights as contained in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Defence Attorney Barclay Johnson immediately objected suggesting to Justice Bruce Butler that if Crown wants changes to my bail conditions then due process should be followed and Crown must file an application to that effect. Justice Butler agreed and the date of Thursday, November 19, 2015 was set for a hearing on Crown’s application. Later it was set for Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Given the fact that Crown has attempted on two earlier occasions to have stringent bail conditions imposed upon my freedom to operate RadicalPress.com it must be assumed that in this instance too Crown will be calling for either removal of my site from the Internet or else a total ban on my ability to operate it until final sentencing which is tentatively scheduled for late January of 2016.
In the event that Crown is able to accomplish either of its objectives, November 20th, 2015 could, theoretically, be the last day that I am able to communicate the status of my case on the Internet pending the outcome of my Charter challenge to Sec. 319(2).
LettersToTheBeast would also like to take the liberty of reprinting a few paragraphs of Arthur’s comments, should RadicalPress become Orwellized by the Canadian government:
Our collective dilemma
Only someone in a comatose condition or willfully blind to any form of self-reflection could deny the fact that the global state of affairs today has reached an extreme state of critical disharmony.
War, and the threat of war, environmental degradation, cancer rates of epic proportions, fear levels at an all-time high and an endless array of bureaucratic and media machinations all designed to confuse and obfuscate any remedial efforts on the part of the people to rectify this imminent threat to our collective condition are the order of the day. Then, coupled with all of these Orwellian conditions, is the growing threat by Zionist infiltrated nation states to introduce illogical, totalitarian, communist tactics such as “hate crime” legislation in order to penalize those who attempt to define and interpret the present narrative of negativity.
Numerous individual writers from the past have warned us repeatedly of what would happen if we didn’t get off our collective fanny and do something about what was happening but, as is the human condition, the general populace is too busy making a living, paying off their plastic, raising families and mesmerized by Big Brother’s “Eye” tv to find the time to address and dismantle these specious, serpentine moves of the Zionist lobbyist to put in place their anti-free speech “hate” legislation.
Now that the proverbial fecal matter is hitting the fan suddenly the truth revealers are getting broad-sided by this legislation and falsely accused and dragged before Stalinist “Show Trial”courts in order to plug the failing dams of deception that are currently crumbling before their very eyes.
In term of my own situation I’ve spent a lifetime searching for answers to this perennial problem of endless conflict and environmental destruction and now, at the ripe young age of 68, I can honestly and rightfully declare that all of my years of research and writing, coupled with the past 9 years of ‘harrowing’ legal hassles, only further corroborates and confirms that censorship of individuals who earnestly try to give warning to their fellow citizens and censorship of the Internet via the unscrupulous use of “hate crime” legislation must be stopped if we are to remain free to think, reason and peacefully protest against any form of oppression.
The final step in this ongoing process of ridding our country of the last remaining legal barrier (Sec. 319(2) of the criminal code will be a Constitutional challenge using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Sec. 2b which states:
Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
Israel and the Zionist agenda
All of the hate crime legislation in the world has been created by one group, the Zionist Jew lobby, working through B’nai Brith International and other similar orgs. They’ve set themselves up in every nation of the West and their primary purpose as agents of the state of Israel is to silence any and all criticism of the Zionist ideology and its debilitating effect upon human rights and freedom of expression. This fact is now beyond dispute and case after case where individuals are charged with these duplicitous “hate” crimes the complainants inevitably are dual citizens of the foreign state of Israel or else goy sycophants in the pay of these same lobbyists.
To support Israel is to support racism, apartheid, murder of innocents, theft of other nation’s land, the destruction of other cultures, war, destruction and endless terrorist acts and media deception on a scale never before witnessed in human history.
Any Western government that “stands with Israel” is admitting to and condoning and complicit with all of these barbaric and uncivilized actions that comprise the whole of what political Zionism entails.
My first duty as a human being is to acknowledge, revere and do the Will of the Creator – source of all life. God = Love = Truth. If I don’t include God in every equation related to my work and my life then it all becomes meaningless and devoid of that one fundamental principle which governs both the physical and spiritual realms. Any attempt at addressing the evils that men do which omits the Truth is futile. God gave man Free Will which ultimately implies the right to express himself without fear of state repression. The atheistic Zionist agenda would end that freedom of the mind and soul and for that reason alone it must be resisted all costs.
My purpose in all that I’ve done over my lifetime has been to shed light upon the machinations of those who would enslave us and silence us so that we’re not at liberty to express our thoughts and ideas. Censorship now remains the #1 threat to our global survival in that without the freedom to challenge the state (any state) and its dictates and demands we’re left bereft of the ability to speak the Truth. In this sense my struggle is every person’s struggle who desires to remain free and live in peace and harmony with their fellow human beings and all other life forms.
LettersToTheBeast continues to wish Arthur Topham and RadicalPress well. Arthur could have easily been cowed by the two notorious miscreants Abrams and Warman as well as b’nai brith. But he wasn’t. He made them work for their single conviction. And he brought attention to the outrageous and unconscionable control these people and organaization have over our public institutions. Arthur knew from the outset that going up against the likes of b’nai brith, its agents and its well-financed and influential backers would be like fighting Satan in a house fire. Or an oil refinery. (LettersToTheBeasts thanks two anonymous commenters in an Infowars story regarding Alex Jones’ divorce battle with his ex-wife Kelly for those analogies).
Arthur Topham’s sacrifice also brings up the right to and the need for anonymity. They are just as relevant today in the on-line universe as they were when Johanes Gutenberg re-invented the movable-type printing press nearly six centuries ago. Arthur wrote these articles and opinion pieces and published them under his own name. And now he’s paying the price.
This is a topic LettersToTheBeast will cover at a later time.
Please continue to support Arthur Topham by taking the largest currency note you have in your wallet and mailing it him at: 4633 Barkerville Highway, Quesnel, British Columbia, V2J 6T8, Canada.
DMCA – Editoral response; fair use
On October 10, 1990, a 15-year-old girl, then identified only as “Nayirah,” gave tearful testimony before the U.S. Congress She gave tearful testimony about how, during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait, she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers storming the maternity ward at the hospital in which she claimed to be a volunteer. According to her tale, the soldiers removed babies from the incubators and left them on the “cold floor” (this is Kuwait, not Canada, keep in mind) to die. The Iraqi soldiers then supposedly removed the incubators. Presumably, taking them back to Iraq. It was a performance worthy of an Academy Award.
The tale took on a life of its own. It was repeated by other Kuwaiti officials. All of whom claimed to have personally witnessed exactly what this girl Nayirah witnessed.
The American public was outraged. As were people around the world. The brutality of the Saddam Hussein regime must be stopped at all cost. And the only way to accomplish that was for all free countries around the world (conveniently named “the allies” or “the coalition”), led by the United States, of course, to storm into Kuwait and re-take the place.
It was all a lie. “Nayirah” was, in fact, Nayirah al-Sabah, whose dad was the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States and Canada. Her entire story was concocted by public relations firm Hill and Knowlton and its creation, “Citizens for a Free Kuwait.” Citizens for a Free Kuwait was a rather strange-sounding name as Kuwait was not free before the then-sanctioned U.S. occupation (see April Glaspie), was not free during the occupation, and there was certainly no suggestion it would be free after a successful “liberation.”
The lead-up to al-Sabah’s testimony on October 10, 1990 goes back at least one-and-a-half months. On September 2, 1990, Kuwait’s U.N. Representative, Mohammad A. Abulhasan, wrote to Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, alleging brutality on the part of Iraqi troops as well as theft of state assets and hospital equipment, including incubators.
On September 5, the Kuwaiti health minister, Abdul Wahab Al-Fowzan, made similar allegations.
On September 9, National Public Radio claimed Iraqi solders had stormed a ward for premature infants, turned off the oxygen and removed the incubators.
On September 17, Edward Gnelm, the United States ambassador-designate to Kuwait (keep in mind, April Glaspie had been fired by this time) claimed 22 babies had died when Iraqi solders stole their incubators.
The Washington Post, which had previously reported it was unable to verify such claims, published a story on September 25 which accused Iraqi soldiers of removing babies and “stripping hospitals of incubators.”
Kuwait’s Emir, Sheik Jabbar al Ahmed al Sabah, complained to President George Herbert Walker Daddy Bush about stolen incubators, murders of babies and other Iraqi atrocities on September 29, 1990,
In its September 30, 1990 edition, U.S. News and World Report reported on the shocking brutality of Iraqi troops in Kuwait, including the removal of babies from incubators, leaving those babies to die of exposure (again, Kuwait), and the relocation of those incubators to Iraq.
On October 9, 1990, the day before Nayirah’s Big Day, President Bush stated at a news conference, “I thought General Scowcroft put it very well after the Amir left here. And I am very much concerned, not just about the physical dismantling but of the brutality that has now been written on by Amnesty International confirming some of the tales told us by the Amir of brutality. It’s just unbelievable, some of the things at least he reflected. I mean, people on a dialysis machine cut off, the machine sent to Baghdad; babies in incubators heaved out of the incubators and the incubators themselves sent to Baghdad. Now, I don’t know how many of these tales can be authenticated, but I do know that when the Amir was here he was speaking from the heart. And after that came Amnesty International, who were debriefing many of the people at the border. And it’s sickening.“
To his credit, at least Bush referred to those claims as “tales.”
The rest, as they say, is history. The Fifth Estate, a weekly documentary program produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, exposed this hoax a December, 1992 broadcast, “To Sell A War” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaR1YBR5g6U.
Of course, we have been lied to many, many times since then. “Saddam’s Nukular Bombs” probably ranks even higher in notoriety than Nayirah’s tale for one basic reason: the claims were related to us by people who ought to have known better. Governments (chiefly the one located in the District of Criminals) are still lying to us. But the success rates of their various acts of deception are questionable. In 1990, we didn’t have a commercially-available internet. We didn’t have the means of independently verifying every single fact presented before us. We didn’t have a YouTube, which allowed public officials making outlandish claims to be exposed as habitual liars.
Newspapers and broadcast media organizations didn’t have comment sections. And now, they probably wish they didn’t. As commenters often use their own websites to call out Big Media lies.
Even in the lead up to Iraq II in 2003, the internet was still a relatively new novelty. Many of us had it, but we were mostly on dial-up. And most of those dial-up portals were controlled by America-On-Line. If you could get past the busy signal in the first place. So of course, in 2003, we bought “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Hook. Line. And sinker.
Millions of people around the world have died because of Big Lies since Nayirah told her sorrowful tale 25 years ago. Bosnia. Serbia. Somalia. Sudan. Yemen. Afghanistan. Mali (yes, they even invaded Timbuktu). Libya. Syria. And occupied Palestine, whenever israel throws a temper tantrum. Thankfully, the brakes have been put on any thought of invading Iran. And the good people of Iran probably have their neighbours in Iraq to thank for their double-sacrifice in 1990 and 2003.
As our good israeli friends are fond of saying. “Never forget.” And “never again.”
Here’s an-email I sent to a couple of alternative media activists with copies to the usual suspects in Canada’s Harper Regime.
Of course, the letter is somewhat dated now as the whole thing has proved to be a hoax. Or a lie, if you will. Much like everything else about Gillian (Jill or Gill) Rosenberg.
Rosenberg is referred to in b.s. media reports as an “Israeli-Canadian.”
“Israeli-Canadian.” Such a cumbersome title. Doesn’t quite roll off your tongue, does it? The word “jew” works much better. (Hint: just for fun, type “jew” into a google search and see the apology at the end of the first page:
Israel. Rosenberg. israeli occupation forces. Even convicted criminal and ex-con (she ripped off old people; yet another heroic tribesman…woman).
Sure ticks all the Mossad boxes if you ask me. Interestingly, Toronto’s National Post newspaper said she “tried and failed” to join the Mossad. I’m not certain how they would come by this knowledge either way.
I like how it was reported that she was “abducted in Syria while” fighting for the Kurds against John McCain, sorry, ISIS. Uh, yeah. If there’s one thing those Muslims love, it’s a) jews and b) women.
Since Gill is phonetically similar to Jill in Rosenberg’s case, can we call her “Jewhadi Gill?”
I’ll bet Rita Katz Studios are working on their next production as we speak. “Gill’s Head On A Stick.” “We’ve done American israelis. We’ve done British israelis. Now it’s time for a Canadian israeli. “ I can see it now. I really wish R.K.S. would perfect their special effects techniques. The whole blurring and shaky camera thing right at the good part is so Blair Witch. Entertaining 15 years ago. But come on! This is 2014! And when they try and cover up their inability to depict a real decapitation of a live person by simulating “technical problems” by inserting multi-colored squares…what’s up with that?
If I could talk to Rita Katz, I would tell her that her “videos” would have a lot more realism if, when the antagonists in her movies held up the severed head, it had a look of terror on it. When the bad guy held up that priest’s head in that two-fer video, and the head had blank stare on it, I knew that was so fake. If somebody cut my head off with a steak knife, I would be screaming until I became unconscious. And my final expression would reflect that. My mouth would be wide open. My eyes would be bugged out. Rita really needs to depict her protagonists more accurately if she wants to be taken seriously by the film community. Remember flying plate glass scene in Omen I? Remember the expression on his face? Now that was a decapitation scene you could hang your hat on.
Even the New World Order’s own organs called out the Haines video as fake.
If Rosenberg does indeed show up in a SITE movie trailer in the future, the first question I will have is: “I wonder how she died before her corpse ended up in this production.”
Anyway, I found this picture purportedly of Rosenberg on the internet. But I can’t vouch for its authenticity.
Seriously, the propaganda is so goddamned insulting it makes me want to puke. What’s scary is the fact that millions of people (in Canada alone) believe this bullshit. If Rita Katz is planning on offering this woman – a woman who stole money from elderly people in telemarketing scams – to the New World Order as “ISIS’s” next “victim,” they have seriously fkng miscalculated.
I’ve been lied to so often and so convincingly in the past (my own memory goes back to Nayriah al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti incubators tale) that I can’t help but think of what used to be one of my favorite television programs: Malcolm in the Middle. In one episode, the youngest boy, Dewey, is telling his older brother Reese told him about what horrible, outrageous things would happen to him. The mom said, “Dewey, every word that comes out of Reese’s mouth is a giant, stinking lie.” That’s pretty much how I regard government. A stinking con artist and a dangerously violent war criminal. Just like Gillian Rosenberg. And when they open their mouths, all I see is a giant, disgusting stream of liquid excrement spewing out of a high-pressure hose.
At least we know Stephen Harper, John Baird and the rest of the regime were correct on one count: we need to be concerned about Canadians leaving Canada to participate in foreign terrorism. At least now we can put a name and a face to one of them.
Oh, this is precious. Just as I am typing this, I see this on the Globe and Mail newspaper website:
and even better…
The Canadian government is investigating conflicting informations about Ms. Rosenberg’s fate.
The SITE intel group, which monitors extremist online forums, said Sunday that some jihadiswere claiming Islamic State had “captured a Jewish female soldier fighting alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga in Kobani, and discussed ideas for executing her or using her for prisoner exchanges.
So goddamned sick and tired of being lied to, manipulated and stolen from.
Just for fun, here’s a flashback. I wrote this e-mail to opposition Liberal member of the Canadian knesset Wayne Easter when he expressed his concern about Canadians leaving to become “foreign fighters.”
Dear Mr. Easter:
It has been reported that you have urged “Public Safety” (i.e. Safety of Government) minister Steven Blaney to study the issue of Islamic radicals returning to Canada from foreign battlefields.
Apparently, you are concerned about young men going off to fight for ISIS, ISIL, IS or whatever the latest acronym is for this week’s two minutes of hate.
Apparently, 80 such men have returned to Canada. It says here: CSIS and the RCMP have been reaching out to community leaders for years in an effort to discourage impressionable youths from heeding the call of radical Islamic figures.
In a similar vein, I would like the regime to order the arrest of Canadian-born teenagers who have sworn an allegiance to israel and who attempt to leave Canada to fight The Apartheid State’s wars.
Failing that, I would like the R.C.M.P. to apprehend them upon their return under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.
I am confident that an objective investigation would find that the number of young men leaving Canada in order to shoot Arab children in Occupied Palestine, blow up their schools, engage in “double taps” (launch a small attack, wait for the crowds to gather, wait for the fire department, the ambulances and security personnel to show up and then blow them all away) and hospitals and rain white phosphorous
down upon them is somewhat higher 80.
As our israeli friends are fond of admonishing us when it comes to the events of 1940s German history: Never Forget. And Never Again.
Obviously, my concerns are not exactly what Mr. Easter had in mind. Liberal, Conservative. Right-wing. Left-wing. They are all israel-firsters. And it’s all bullshit.