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Ottawa, 24th of November, 2017
Cancellation of the Screening of the Documentary Film ‘Killing Europe’ at the Ottawa Public Library
The world premiere screening of the documentary film ‘Killing Europe’ by the Danish-born film-maker, Michael Hansen had been scheduled to take place on Saturday, the 25th of November, 2017, from 2 to 4 pm, in the Ottawa Public Library Main Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa. On the 24th of November, 2017, the Ottawa Public Library had informed Act! Ottawa that they were withdrawing from the agreement to rent us space to screen this documentary film, as it was deemed to be in breach of community standards.
Act! for Canada is an organization that highlights human rights abuses, giving voice to victims of violence and oppression, regardless of the consequences. It is in this spirit that Act! for Canada was screening this documentary film, ‘Killing Europe’. The subject of this documentary is difficult, painful and may be triggering to more vulnerable members of our society – and Act! For Canada fully admits that.
It sheds light on the growth of several very problematic movements within Europe, including homophobia, Anti-Semitism and rape-culture. However difficult these issues are, it is essential that they be exposed for what they are, and that the victims have the opportunity to tell their stories, no matter how difficult and traumatic these are.
This is exactly what the documentary film ‘Killing Europe’ does: it brings forward the personal, first-person accounts of stories of victims of rape, anti-Semitism, and homophobia and the violence they had been subjected to. Yes, these stories are painful and troubling, but they are true, first-person accounts of victims of institutionalized violence – and they deserve a fair hearing.
By de-platforming the world premiere screening of ‘Killing Europe’, the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Public Library are permitting the perpetuation of these abuses and are permitting themselves to be tools of institutionalized oppression.
We, at Act! for Canada, are staunch defenders of the human rights of the most vulnerable members of our society, and we condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the re-victimization of women who bravely spoke out of their experience of rape and the institutionalized misogyny that they had been subjected to being further compounded by being denied the means to share their experience by the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Public Library.
Act! for Canada/Act! Ottawa
If you’re planning a political meeting in Ottawa, it might be wise to phone over to the Department of National Defence and ask to speak to chronic busybody Richard Warman. He is an perpetual filer of complaints and initiator of legal procedures aimed at stifling opinions of which he does not approve. His latest victim was Act! for Canada which had advertized a screening of Killing Europe, an expose of the Islamicization of Europe and the negative effects of mass Moslem immigration to Europe. To its everlasting shame, the Ottawa Public Library actively connived in this denial of free speech. Libraries across Canada celebrate “Freedom to Read” week. Apparently, the Board of the Ottawa Public Library. see no need to guarantee freedom to meet and discuss controversial issues. Although the public pays for the library through their taxes, only vetted politically correct members of the public can use the facilities for meetings.
A story in the Ottawa Sun (November 24, 2017) provides further details: “The Ottawa Public Library has cancelled this weekend’s screening of a controversial documentary, Killing Europe, after complaints the film was thinly disguised hate speech against Muslims and immigrants.
“I am letting you know that I have been working with the city solicitor about concerns brought forward by the Ottawa district labour council, unions, residents, board members and friends,” Coun. Tim Tierney, who is chairman of the library’s board of directors, said in an email. …’I can now report that the rental of the room will not take place.'” Let’s be quite clear the accusation of “hate speech” usually says more about the accuser than the people accused. “Hate speech” is usually speech someone hates. Killing Europe has never been charged under Canada’s notorious hate law or found guilty/ But just the mere accusation is enough for library authorities to interfere with free speech and discussion.
“Screening the film is “in clear violation of the library’s own rental policy prohibiting the use of space for discriminatory purposes,’ [Richard] Warman wrote in an email to the library and its board members, Mayor Jim Watson, and others.” Where’s the discrimination? The movie expressed a point of view. No Moslem was being denied a service to which he was entitled.
“’When I looked at the three-minute trailer, it was clear it was going to be an all-out assault on immigrants and the Muslim community,’ Warman said Friday. … But where to draw the line between suppressing free speech and stifling hate speech?
Warman said the screening clearly violated the library’s obligations, stated on its website, to not provide public space for individuals or groups that are likely to promote discrimination, contempt or hatred to any person on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, marital status, family status, sexual preference, or disability, gratuitous sex and violence or denigration of the human condition.” Well, that lugubrious list is broad enough to shut down almost any criticism of anyone. Way to go library defenders of intellectual freedom!
“‘This is hate propaganda that is clearly directed toward recent immigrants and members of the Muslim community,’ [Warman] said.” Well, despite the fact he’s a lawyer, Warman is wrong. The movie has never been the subject of a Canadian Sec. 319 “hate charge”!
“’The main thing is that we ensure public venues aren’t used as amplifiers of the message of hate-mongers … Public, taxpayer-funded facilities cannot be used to engage in hate propaganda. The library board has the obligation, when we know that these groups will attempt to misuse public facilities.'” What a constipated view of the right to use public facilities, Warman holds. Even people he disagrees with pay taxes to support the institutions he would prevent them from using.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR FREE EXPRESSION
And why not let the Ottawa Public Library, Mayor Jim Watson, and Ottawa City Councillors know what you think of their compliance with Antifa bullying?
June 23, 2017
This is why the First Amendment is the most important amendment.
Don’t ever let them get away with saying Canada is a land that protects free speech. Tell that to political prisoners Brad Love or Arthur Topham punished under the “hate law”, the notorious Sec. 319 of the Criminal Code. Tell that to the editor and publisher of YOUR WARD NEWS, a satirical Toronto newspaper that flays Zio-Marxism and political correctness. The dull dog neo-Puritans of political correctness cannot abide humour.
There are other ways a freedom-hating state can gag you. After several years of complaints by professional anti-racists, homosexual activists and that chronic minder of other people’s business and self-appointed monitor of what you should or shouldn’t be able to say in print of on the Internet, Richard Warman, Judy Foote, Minister of Supply and Services issued an interim prohibitory order against YOUR WARD NEWS Editor Dr. James Sears and publisher Leroy St. Germaine. They could not legally use Canada Post at all. Their right to use the service and near-monopoly taxpayers have subsidized since Confederation was arbitrarily stripped away.
However, they were entitled to a “review” of the order. Here’s how a slow repressive system chokes rights. Justice delayed is Justice denied. The prohibitory order, halting the distribution by mail of YOUR WARD NEWS was issued May 26. Now nearly 10 months later a three person review board has been struck. Its members are Fareen Jamal, Elizabeth Forster and Peter John Loewen
Members of the public have until Friday, March 31 to sign up to make a submission during a hearing that will review the federal government’s interim order to stop delivering controversial east Toronto-based tabloid, YOUR WARD NEWS. The right to review the order falls under subsection 43(1) of the Canada Post Corporation Act.
Persons wishing to make submissions to the Board have until this Friday, March 31 to advice the Board. The Board will meet April 10 to discuss these requests and other organizational matters
The Board will then determine applicants’ standing to participate and will notify those selected no later than a month before the first hearing date, which has yet to be determined.Anyone who believes they are affected or anyone with an interest in the matter must send a letter (maximum one page in length) summarizing the submission they wish to make to Board of Review, c/o Fareen L. Jamal, Jamal Family Law Professional Corporation, 2010 Winston Park Dr., Ste. 301, Oakville, ON, L6H 5Rl or by email at contact@BoardofReview.ca.
CAFE has already sent in a request for interested party in these proceedings.
In a March 27 letter to the Board CAFE Direector Paul Fromm noted: ” Freedom of speech and expression, which are our mandate, are very much at the heart of the matters to be decided. As well, your Board must consider issues of fairness and natural justice in the exercise of the Minister’s powers in the matter affecting the publication YOUR WARD NEWS.
CAFE has over 30 years of experience intervening in tribunals and court cases on issues of freedom of expression and this expertise may be of some assistance to the Board of Review.”
First the Apology. For ten years of harassment, invasion and intrusion, and a giant legal battle. All for telling the truth. In a world where truth and lies are inverted, in a world where everything is turned upside-down, your truth-telling has been deemed a crime.
Now the Thank You. Your principled and valiant truth-telling , unwavering in the face of huge obstacles, has been momentous! You have enlightened and inspired untold many of us. The ripple effect of your work will grow into a tsunami of Light and Truth.
Great Truth Teller Silenced, but Message is Unstoppable
Arthur Topham of Quesnel B.C. has been sentenced to silence for now, after a 10 year legal battle. His crime is that he fearlessly wrote about the state of the world in his online website RadicalPress.com, and that was just too much for the Zionist Powers to bear.
Those who feel threatened by a peaceful man expressing his views online are obviously very nervous and afraid. If there was nothing to hide and if these online publishings were so erroneous as they would like us to believe, this group would not feel threatened. Arthur Topham would simply be ignored. The reaction alone should be enough to trigger people to question: what is it that is so taboo to say?
Trying to stop the truth from coming out is as futile as if you were trying to drink the lake dry to prevent drowning in it. Even the modern-day book burnings cannot succeed in vaporizing the truth. The truth is emerging at an exponential rate, and these desparate attempts by the Powers-That-Be to silence truth-tellers are a show of their panic.
DANGER? FOR WHOM?
Harry Abrams and Richard Warman are the two men who initiated the legal assault against Arthur Topham. Those are their names. Arthur was not allowed to ever mention their names during those years of legal battle because somehow they feared it might bring danger to their lives. Now what about the danger they posed to Arthur, endlessly defaming him?!
In a trial by jury in October-November 2015, Arthur Topham was found guilty on one count and not guilty on another count of exactly the same charge, namely, by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, willfully promoting hatred against an identifiable group, people of the Jewish religion or ethnic origin, contrary to section 319(2) of Criminal Code of Canada. The identical two charges were for different time periods.
In the Canadian court of law, the burden of proof switches to the defense to affirm that there was no ‘hate’ under CCC section 319(2). The prosecution need not produce victims of the alleged hatred. What is ‘hate’ but an emotion? How does anybody know what is in someone else’s head?
One of the defenses is 319(2)(c) if the statements were relevant to any subject of public interest, the discussion of which was for the public benefit, and if on reasonable grounds he believed them to be true. Again, how can anyone prove that Arthur Topham did not believe what he was writing? Are they mind-readers?
For an interesting commentary of the extraordinary trial and background, please see this article by Eve Mykytin. She is an American lawyer who attended the second week of the trial. She covers, for example, the story of Len Rudner who was established as an expert witness for the Crown. His written expert opinion was identical to the written expert opinion submitted by Bernie Farber who was originally supposed to be the Crown’s expert witness. (Farber pulled out of his commitment when he learned that he would not be permitted to appear via video-link.) Yet Len Rudner told the court that he himself was the author of his “expert opinion”. Rudner also had tried to have Arthur Topham’s website shut down before the trial. Conflict of interest, is it not? Still, he was permitted to be an expert witness. Very strange, to say the least.
It can be fairly assumed that Arthur Topham’s parody on the infamous book Germany Must Perish was the item which caused the jury to give a guilty verdict, as the publishing of that parody fell within the “guilty” time period. Germany Must Perish was written in 1941 by an American Jew named Theodore Kaufman, and it was generally praised and promoted at that time by the mainstream media (MSM).
The sheer monstrosity of the book is breathtaking, and even more shocking is the fact that it was not condemned when it appeared in 1941. Theodore Kaufman concocted a sick plan to annihilate the German people, the stated goal being that Germany must perish. The plan was to hire thousands of surgeons to sterilize all German men of reproductive age, and voilà, no more Germans. Gone Forever.
The hateful book was subsequently almost forgotten, until Arthur Topham found a provocative way to bring attention to the hideousness of that genocidal text. He reproduced portions of the book word for word, except that he replaced “Germany” with “Israel” and “Germans” with “Jews”. Germany Must Perish became Israel Must Perish, and so on. The two texts, original and parody, appeared side by side on his website.
In a trick of Orwellian Doublespeak, B’nai Brith Canada now tells the world that Arthur Topham called for Jews to be forcibly sterilized. No context, nothing. It is crazy making! It is just another glaring example of how B’nai Brith and the MSM engage in deliberate deception to turn reality 100% on its head. Unless someone has been following the case very closely, the uninformed general public has no reason to doubt the story they are told about how Arthur Topham called for sterilization of the Jews. People cannot even check for themselves, because the website has been taken down, as part of sentencing.
In these times of universal deceipt, the messenger who seeks to warn us about the villain, is himself labelled the villain.
Perhaps the members of the jury did not understand the meaning of satire or parody. Or perhaps the convoluted court proceedings or the instructions given by the judge curtailed their ability to perceive it this way. The jury members are also not immune to the mind-contaminating effects of all the toxic lies and atrocity propaganda we have been subjected to since birth. We have been programmed to respond in specific ways to certain words, these words being the number one weapon in the psychological warfare being conducted on us without most of us realizing it.
Judge Admits There Was No Incitement
He does not call for violence; his views were political satire. It is not his intent to indirectly incite violence.
~ the judge said during the sentencing proceedings.
By these words, does the judge basically exonerate Arthur Topham? Methinks so.
Topham told the court,
I felt that I had a duty as a Canadian citizen to alert the general public of an imminent threat… the interests of the Jewish lobby.
He also expressed gratitude that his concerns had been brought to the record.
B’Nai B’rith Very Disappointed
From the Times of Israel article: B’nai B’rith was not satisfied with the sentence, tweeting that it “is very disappointed by lenient sentence for Arthur Topham, convicted of promoting #antisemitism.”
The CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, Michael Mostyn, said that
the timing is especially disturbing, as Canada’s Jewish community reels from a series of bomb threats against our community centers, inspired by the same hateful ideology that drives Mr. Topham. [He] is a committed and unrepentant Jew-hater, who persisted in publishing lurid anti-Semitic content on his website throughout this legal process. Canada’s laissez-faire approach to hate crimes continues to fail minority groups and puts them at increased risk of attacks against their lives or property.
This is interesting in light of the news that an American-Israeli Jewish teen has just been arrested in connection with a series of bomb threats against Jewish institutions on several continents. Good timing Mr. Mostyn, very disturbing indeed.
Canada’s Hate Speech Laws – Who Do They Serve?
Well said Arthur! If some things are not permitted to be said, then we do not have freedom of speech. Period.
I have heard seemingly intelligent people repeat the mantra which has been programmed into their heads “but hate speech is not the same as free speech”! I say to them, who determines what “hate” speech is? Who controls the Mass Media? Who controls Hollywood? Who controls our law-makers?
Truth is Hate to those who Hate the Truth.
To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. ~ Voltaire
THANK YOU ARTHUR TOPHAM for your service to humanity! Enjoy the imposed quiet time. The torch is being passed forward. There are countless torch carriers.
In a near hysterical story, the NATIONAL POST‘s Stewart Bell (March 3, 2017) records the anger of various Zionist groups that any opinion but their own might be heard in Canada. Stewart Bell is one of the go-to guys when the Zionist lobby wants a story planted. Note that he did not solicit the opinion of CAFE, the organizer of the tour.
The article begins: “Canadian Jewish groups are asking why the federal government allowed a British woman accused of Holocaust denial into the country to speak at a neo-Nazi event.
The racist group Blood & Honour said on its website that Alison Chabloz would be the “special guest” at a $10-per-person event it was hosting in Calgary on Thursday night.
“B’nai Brith is disappointed that Canadian authorities have allowed notorious British Holocaust denier Alison Chabloz to enter this country, especially when the express purpose of her visit is to propagate her anti-Semitic views.”
B’nai Brith Canada said it had notified Calgary Police. The incident comes amid concerns over rising hate crimes, including Holocaust denial posters at the University of Calgary.”
Well, B’nai Brith has no idea what Miss Chabloz will be speaking on. She is telling her story.
Notice, the approach: We don’t like your views; so, you shouldn’t be allowed to speak in Canada.
One of the sad results of the 50-year-long assault on free speech in Canada is the politicization of our police. Why should the police be notified about a speaker? Miss Chabloz arrived in Calgary March 2 and could have had nothing to do with any postering there weeks ago.
And notice the verbal overkill and drama: a poster is not a ‘hate crime.’!
See, what I mean about hysterical?
The article continues: ““This news is particularly unnerving during a week when swastikas were found at York University (in Toronto), and Chabloz is scheduled to speak in Calgary tonight — just days after Calgary‘s Jewish Community Center was evacuated due to bomb threats,” said Avi Benlolo, president and CEO of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies.”
Again a swastika at York University and a bomb threat to Calgary’s Jewish Community Centre preceded Miss Chabloz’s stay in those cities. There is simply NO connection. A swastika? It may be offensive to some people, but so what? In a diverse society almost anything can offend someone and which group has most pushed the “diversity” agenda?