Arthur Topham RIP –

pril 28, 2024


Arthur Topham – 25 February 1947 – 23 March 2024
The thought police tried to silence this courageous Canadian. They failed.

March 2017–No jail time for Canadian man convicted of online anti-Semitism

Arthur Topham barred from internet for 6 months, says he has a duty to alert the public to ‘imminent threat of Jewish lobby’

by Monika Schaefer

Sadly, we have lost a great thinker, writer, teacher, courageous truth-teller, and brave warrior who always fought for what is right. Arthur Topham passed on after an illness with cancer on the 23rd of March, 2024 in Quesnel, BC. He was 77 years old.
Many people will remember Arthur through his brilliant writing and creation of memes and articles on his site Radical Press. This began in 1998 as a print publication called The Radical with a subtitle “Digging to the root of the issues”, and a few years later he switched from print to solely online production. The subtitle was a direct reference to the etymology of the word “radical” – the root. Digging to the root of the issues was what Arthur Topham did brilliantly. He had long been an activist who wrote frequent letters to political figures and to editors of newspapers, and over the years, as he dug down deep to learn about true history, his writings became ever more dangerous to the “establishment”. There were complaints from Jews about the contents of his Radical Press website, and a dozen or more years of legal harassment, persecution and conviction followed.
I was first introduced to Arthur Topham in about 2013, and I became an avid reader of his Radical Press on-line publication. In subsequent years Arthur published several articles in which he featured content from me. Later when I was thrown in jail, Arthur worked tirelessly to publicize my case. He created memes and posters, he informed the public about whom they could write letters to on my behalf, and he wrote excellent letters pushing for my release. He was so effective in fighting for me,in fact, that at some point he was accused of breaching his own sentencing conditions which resulted in more years of legal harassment for him.
I am forever grateful to Arthur Topham for all that he did, for all of us.

monika-schaefer-believes-holocaust-was-a-lie.png(Holocaust skeptic Monika Schaffer) 
This was how Arthur finished one of his emails to me a number of years back, before my incarceration. I include it here as a message of inspiration to us all.
“Be strong my friend and keep on loving, living, making music and speaking the truth! And may God protect you always. (My theme has always been Psalm 23 since I began this quest and I find great comfort in it. The table is just about prepared!)
Mehr Licht!”
[More Light!]

Although he at various times occupied various parts of the political spectrum, Arthur Topham was a consistent free speech warrior. He paid dearly for his outspoken courage. CAFE supported him at his 2015-2016 “hate trial” in Quesel. An eclectic group of free speech supporters attended the trial and rallied around him, people from as far away as Japan, England (expert witness Gilad Atsman), the U.S., Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and, of course, British Columbia. 

In cross-examination, we learned many interesting things, especially from Len Ruidner, the Canadian Jewish Congress’s “expert” witness. Some of the problematic and horrific, yes, hateful, verses from the Talmud, for instance, justifying sex with little children, he didn’t disavow, except to suggest that these passages were merely rabbis “speculating.” The jury, in a typically Canadian half-and-half decision, convicted Arthur of one count of promoting “hate” and acquitted him of the other. Juries in Canada don’t give reasons. So, we never learned which writing they deemed “hate” and which was merely opinion. — Paul Fromm, Director, Canadian Association for Free Expression.

Arthur attended Simon Fraser University back around 1969. He became a school teacher and taught in Quesnel for a while.

For a long time, he published a hard copy tabloid called The Radical. It was a lot of fun — an old fashioned hippy paper advocating decriminalizing marijuana and all sorts of alternative ideas.
He/the Radical was put through the meatgrinder of Court because he printed the scandal about Indian Chief Ed John being accused as having committed sexual assault. At that point in time, Ed John had been appointed to the Cabinet of British Columbia, even though he was not an elected MLA! 
Arthur wound up in the Supreme Court of BC at Vancouver, along with Kevin Annett. The judge, James Taylor, issued an Order that Arthur was prohibited from publishing anything about the scandal. I was there. Arthur stood up in Court. Mr Annett was there, lurking around, but lacked the courage? to go into the Courtroom. The thing was just begging to break wide open as an important test of Freedom of the Press but Arthur did not have the means to pursue it. Years later, his own people called-out Ed John.
The turmoil Arthur went through after being charged with “hate speech” demonstrated how the meatgrinder process of the criminal justice system is a punishment unto itself. 

The cops / the Prosecutors did things that were blatantly ILlegal. For instance, they walked in with a very suspect Warrant to Search, seized everything in sight, especially his computer, which was crucial to him being able to prepare his Defence. Then they kept his computer for years.
Lawyer Doug Christie relished the case, because it gave him the opportunity to test his question about “if something happens in cyber-space, alleged to be a crime, where does it actually take place?” 

Sadly, Doug died in 2013 prior to Arthur’s trial.
At Arthur’s trial, the judge took Judicial Notice that the material at issue, Arthur repurposing the book Germany Must Perish”, into a perfect parallel entitled Israel Must Perish” was satire. 

I thought that what he had done was very witty.I am pretty sure that Arthur had composed his piece of Art ( satire) at his home in Quesnel British Columbia. Then sent it via the internet to a website with a server in the United States of America.
At that point, anyone who accessed that website, in order to view it on a computer screen, was “operating’ in the territory of the U.S. of A.The point being no-one ever did an act in the real world anywhere in the Dominion of Canada, which contravened section 319 of the Canadian Criminal Code. 

In the US, that material is not a criminal offence. In the US the concept of Free Speech, includes the reciprocal … the right to listenI was in communication with Arthur all that time. I got Dr Henry Makow to agree that he would take the witness stand for the Defendant. But Arthur’s lawyer never called him. 

As well, I was adamant that Arthur take the witness stand in his own defence. But his lawyer Barkley Johnson prevented him doing so. A jury wants to see the Defendant. They make up their mind whether or not they like him. Then they decide if he’s guilty or not.
The black humor at the end of the trial was there were two charges identical except for the dates of the allegations. The jury convicted him of one, but acquitted him of the other! The sentence was UN-believable: he was ordered not to talk about anything to do with the Jews for yearsHe was pretty de-moralized for years after. — Gordon Watson, Justice Critic, Party of Citizens Who Have Decided To Think for Ourselves & Be Our Own Politicians,

VCC Potluck – Sunday April 28th, 5 to 8:30 PM – Vancouver

VCC Potluck – Sunday April 28th, 5 to 8:30 PM – Vancouver

Featuring: Tips on Natural Health and Healing – Around the Room Sharing 

Many of us have backgrounds or experiences in areas of healing and wellness. 
Together, we are a wealth of resource.  Please come and share your health and healing tips!  Bring your questions.

…Attending will include Sonya McLeod, Registered Classical Homeopath,
Author, “The Art of Proving” (Saltire Books), and Weston A Price Foundation®      Vancouver Chapter Leader.

Location: Mountainview Christian Fellowship
                – 791 East 27th Avenue, Vancouver

4:30 PM – Set-up and start connecting.  Let me know if you can help.

5 to 7 PM- Potluck and Market 

7 to 8:30 PM – Discussion


  • Your favourite dish to share

  • Your own plate / cutlery / water  (Let’s try to avoid disposables  to have a “no-garbage” potuck –  Inge)
  • Your extra seeds/seedlings to share;    (if you have planting pots that you are recycling, bring them along – someone else might want them  –  Inge)
    recycled envelopes if you want to bring home seeds.
  • Cash for the market
    (I will have local unwashed organic eggs ($6 per dozen)

Invite your friends and family!

I am looking forward to a wonderful time of connection.


Attend “The Great Awakening” By Mikki Willis (Penticton, April 20, & Oliver, April 23) & Catch Donald Lee, Author of “The Way Forward”, Penticton, April 24, 2024

Now Showing! The first of many films on The Awakening Film Tour!

The Great Awakening by Mikki Willis

Winner of Best Feature Documentary

at the Santa Monica International Film Festival


Landmark Cinema, 250 Winnipeg Street

Saturday, April 20 – 9:30 AM (Doors open at 9)

$20 Cash at the door


Bring your prepaid ticket


TUESDAY, APRIL 23 at 7 PM (Doors open at 6:30)

Oliver Theatre, 6587 Main Street, Oliver

$20 Cash at the door


Bring your Prepaid Ticket


Donald Lee is Back in Town

With his new book “The Way Forward”


7 PM (Doors open at 6:30)

Winepress Church, 74 Penticton Avenue

Penticton4Freedom Events


Penticton 4 Freedom Weekly Newsletter

It’s Potluck Party Time this Sunday!

Penticton 4 Freedom is Evolving!!

With all the excitement this year about a BC Provincial Election, and the Penticton4Freedom commitment to remain non-partisan, it’s time to move from Freedom Rallies to Community involvement. That involvement reaches out to the neighbourhoods we live in, our elected officials, our local businesses, and medical professionals, as well as within the Freedom Movement we all continue to build. But we don’t want to stop getting together once in a while.


THIS SUNDAY, April 14, 2024 – Let’s meet in the park for a fun and friendly Potluck Party.

Where: Skaha Lake Park at the Gazebo

What time:  1 PM

At least a few stragglers will hang around until 4, to make sure you don’t miss out on the rich conversations and hugs.

Bring a favourite dish, and we’ll provide the plates, bowls, napkins, cutlery and cups for hot and cold drinks. Fingers crossed that someone is willing to bring an urn or a couple of large thermoses full of coffee and someone else to bring juices or other cold drinks. (RSVP if that is your plan).

Most of the women, and some of the men who love to cook and bake, will provide the rest: salads and casseroles, rolls and butter, desserts and treats. And a roasted chicken or two, we hope. (Because we just can’t resist a good potluck feast with friends).

Our sound system has Bluetooth capability so bring your favourite Bluetooth music lists and we can sing along and dance barefoot in the park if we wish. The brave might even throw on a bathing suit and test the waters. (yipes!).

We’ll see you there!

P.S. We’ll also Bring the new April Druthers, Posters for the Donald Lee’s Book Tour event, and tickets and posters for The Awakening Film Tour!


And Now, For the Rest of the News!


 A quick scan of the index will save you time and bring you up to date. Each index item will appear in order in the email with pertinent details. Please pay special attention to those with dates to remember and any action items (petitions, etc.) that can be handled within a very few minutes.

1.     Rallies and local events

o   Potluck for Penticton 4 Freedom – Sunday, April 14 – 1 to 4 p.m. – Skaha Lake Park at the Gazebo



o   Community Awareness Project Penticton TownHall. Get on their email list!!

§  Wednesdays 6 pm Zoom planning meetings for Penticton and other nearby TownHalls (six more were just added in the past week!). This is an ongoing Community Awareness Project and You can make a difference.

§  Join the Zoom call here 

o   “The Awakening Film Tour”. – Get your tickets now!! Penticton Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 AM and Oliver Tuesday, April 23 at 7 PM – Order tickets now, below or pick yours up at the P4F potluck this Sunday.

o   Donald Lee is back in town with his new book, The Way Forward!

§  Meet Donald Tuesday, April 23 – 7 PM (doors open at 6:30)

§  Winepress Church, 74 Penticton Avenue, Penticton

§  Thank you, Ross for organizing this important event!

§  See poster below.


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  We are excited to announce the launch of “The Awakening Film Tour”.  Starting this April, a series of movies will grace the screens of our local theatres across the province. It’s time for alternative media to enter the spotlight, igniting awareness like wildfire. This opportunity not only amplifies the importance of these films but also provides us with greater credibility when discussing them with our friends and family.   Tickets can be purchased online at    It is important to purchase your tickets as soon as possible as we need to get a minimum number of tickets sold at each location to avoid cancelling events.   (email if you wish to pay by etransfer or cash)   The inaugural film screening of this tour is Mikki Willis’s award-winning film ‘The Great Awakening’ scheduled for the following locations: Confirmed Scheduled Dates:  Penticton – Saturday, April 20th, 9:30 am, Penticton, Landmark Cinemas (doors open at 9:00am) Oliver – Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 pm, Oliver Theatre (doors open at 6:30 pm)   Wednesday, April 16, 7:00pm, Salmar Classic Theatre, Salmon Arm, BC   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas Grand 10, Kelowna, BC   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas, Penticton, BC – Doors open at 9.   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas, Cranbrook, BC   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas, Fort St. John, BC   Saturday, April 20, 10:00am,  Galaxy Cinemas, Vernon, BC   Saturday, April 20, 10:00am, Famous Players 6 Cinemas, Prince George, BC   Saturday, April 20, 10:00am, Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, Abbotsford, BC   Saturday, April 20, 10:00am, Cineplex Odeon Cinemas, Victoria, BC   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas, Port Alberni, BC   Saturday, April 20, 9:30am, Landmark Cinemas, Campbell River, BC    Stay Up To Date:  Join our email list at  Follow-on Social Media:  Facebook X/Twitter   Instagram  Share with friends and family, or just bring them out to the movies.  We need to get your support and good attendance in order to continue to bring future films to your area.  More amazing documentaries are scheduled to be part of this film tour throughout the rest of 2024.  Let us know if you have any questions or want to help in any other way!  Thank you!  Gary Woitzik –  Freedom Network Club The Media Company With a Heart   Tickets can be purchased online at    It is important to purchase your tickets as soon as possible as we need to get a minimum number of tickets sold at each location to avoid cancelling events.   While still in its infancy, this endeavour aims to bring forth numerous films unveiling hidden truths and presenting solutions to heal our beautiful, yet fractured, world.  Organizing and delivering will be no small feat, and we earnestly seek everyone’s support.  The easiest way to help is to share this exciting news with everyone but attending a screening local will have a big impact!   We also need people to help promote, pre-sell tickets and check tickets at the door.  Please email if you are interested in helping.  
————————————-o0o—————————————  DONALD LEE IS BACK IN TOWN WITH HIS NEW BOOK!
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 AT 7 PM (Doors open at 6:30)

Winepress Church,
74 Penticton Avenue
Penticton, BC


Freedom Rising Weekly

For over two years, Freedom Rising has had weekly leadership meetings that have provided opportunities for collaboration, networking & unity between organizations, groups and individuals. Our weekly meetings are a collaboration of leaders from across Canada and beyond who are dedicated to restoring our rights and freedoms. Our goal is to build alliances, amplify initiatives, avoid duplication and be supported and inspired. You can use the zoom link below to join us each week. Date: Every Friday Time: 9am – 11am PT Zoom Meeting Link  HERE   ——————————- o0o————————————-    image.png

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Druthers are in! Pick up your supply on Sunday at Skaha Lake Park this Sunday, April 14 between 1 and 4 PM or let us know by return email what arrangements you want to make.   Thank you for being an everyday hero by donating, reading, sharing, and distributing Druthers copies in your area. Read DRUTHERS

Remember that Freedom Hugs are available at ALL our Penticton4Freedom events!

Let’s make this weekend AMAZING!!

Quesnel Mayor Defies Cancel Culture: ‘Most difficult time of our lives’: Mayor Responds to Backlash Over Wife Reading Residential School Book

‘Most difficult time of our lives’: mayor responds to backlash over wife reading residential school book

A modern-day witch hunt continues to unfold in Quesnel, British Columbia, as calls from local First Nations, some community members, and a few city council members for the mayor to resign persist.

The thoughtcrime that sparked the moral panic surrounding Mayor Ron Paull wasn’t even related to his own actions.

Instead, cancel culture mobsters are demanding Paull’s resignation after learning that Paull’s wife, Pat Morton, read a book they don’t like and shared it with a couple of other people, suggesting they do the same. Additionally, Paull says falsehoods claiming he distributed the book around town are also spreading.

The book, authored by several and entitled “Grave Error: How The Media Misled Us and the Truth about Residential Schools“, was a top Amazon seller shortly after being first published in 2023 by True North and Dorchester. [Grave Error is available for $45 postage included from C-FAR Books, P.O. Box 332, Rexdale, ON., M9W 5L3, Canada.]

Similar to our 2022 Rebel News documentary, “Kamloops: The Buried Truth“, the book provides compelling evidence debunking a sensational claim made in May 2021 by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation band government in Kamloops.

The claim was that “the confirmation of the remains of 215 children who were students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School” had been discovered in unmarked graves.

Grave Error, which consists of a collection of essays and articles, also provides evidence challenging prominent narratives about residential schools, such as the belief that attendance at all such institutions was compulsory and that thousands of Indigenous children went missing while attending them.

Since the backlash over the book in Quesnel, the book as resurfaced among Amazon’s top four bestsellers.

“I would say that this is indeed for me, and I think it’s the same for Pat as well, the most difficult time of our lives,” Paull told Rebel News while reflecting on what the couple has gone through in recent days.

Despite all the messages of love and support they’re receiving, Mayor Paull describes the past 11 days, which included a protest against him demanding his resignation supported by a few of his own colleagues on council, as being harder on him and his wife than the loss of their parents.

Paull says he assumes the spouses of council members and city officials should “have their own opinions and beliefs.”

“I’ve done nothing wrong,” Paull replied when asked if he will resign under the mounting pressure.  – Drea Humphrey, Rebel News, April 8, 2024

I don’t want to spend LIFE in prison .., But if Trudeau has his way …

But if Trudeau has his way… 
my being sent away for life is prison could become a very real possibility. Please help stop this from happening. That’s what this month’s Druthers cover story is about.

Have a peek… it has a cartoon of black face Trudeau on it 😉 See it here.

Are you familiar with Bill C-63? The government has proposed that anyone who speaks out-of-line is a criminal worthy of life in prison! Wow. If this bill passes, it will be a massive blow to the freedom community and to freedom of speech in general, in Canada. It would also deliver a big blow to my own personal freedom because I publish Druthers.

Please… we cannot let this happen!

How do we stop it? The first big step is raising more awareness about this insane bill. I find most Canadians aren’t even aware of Bill C-63 and the extreme tyrannical powers it would grant the government. But, when enough people know about it, I am confident people WILL stand up and strongly say NO to the passing of this bill. If it passes, we are ALL at risk of life in prison.

This is no joke. We need more people to be aware of this insanity in order to stop it.

If you haven’t already, please consider ordering a bundle of 100 copies of this month’s papers that you can distribute into your own community as you see fit.

Or, an even easier way is to order our Neighbourhood Mail service and effortlessly have Druthers stuffed into the mailboxes in your own local community, or any Canadian community of your choosing. This has been a super popular option and delivery has been very reliable as we use Canada Post to deliver Druthers.

Since we started offering Neighbourhood Mail service in September of 2022, we have delivered an extra 800,000 copies of Druthers directly into people’s mailboxes in communities all across Canada! That’s incredible.

We are many, they are few. We have all the power, if we step up and claim it.

Let me know if you have any questions, or if you have ideas on how we can make this stop this even more assuredly, I would love to hear about it. I don’t really want to spend the rest of my life behind bars, all because I publish Druthers. Please help.

I love you all. Stay strong!!


J.K. Rowling bewitches Scotland: Author incapacitates hate crime law

J.K. Rowling bewitches Scotland

Author incapacitates hate crime law

  • National Post
  • 11 Apr 2024
  • Amy Hamm
A protester holds a cut-out of Harry Potter author and outspoken women’s rights advocate J.K. Rowling during a rally against the Hate Crime and Public Order Act in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Saturday.

J.K. Rowling is making headlines again: that quarrelsome, difficult woman — who just can’t for the life of her keep her mouth shut about women’s rights — has neutered new hate crime legislation that came into effect in Scotland on April 1. Using only her words! Is any further proof required that the woman is a bona fide witch?

Scotland’s new law threatens up to seven years in prison for “stirring up hatred” against identifiable groups, including (not limited to) the religious, disabled, or transgender. Females, however, receive no protections under this new law. Critics — most notably Rowling — called hooey on its professed purpose and argued that what the law actually intends to do is to limit freedom of speech. And in particular, speech defending the sex-based rights of women. On X (formerly Twitter), Rowling was clear as a bell on this:

“In passing the Scottish Hate Crime Act, Scottish lawmakers seem to have placed higher value on the feelings of men performing their idea of femaleness, however misogynistically or opportunistically, than on the rights and freedoms of actual women and girls. The new legislation is wide open to abuse by activists who wish to silence those of us speaking out about the dangers of eliminating women’s and girls’ single-sex spaces, the nonsense made of crime data if violent and sexual assaults committed by men are recorded as female crimes, the grotesque unfairness of allowing males to compete in female sports, the injustice of women’s jobs, honours and opportunities being taken by trans-identified men, and the reality and immutability of biological sex,” she wrote.

Scotland’s new law did not pass in a vacuum: it is but one example of similar legislation that is being pushed across the West, including in Britain, Ireland, and Canada. In the U.S., attempts at such laws have been thwarted by America’s First Amendment. Sadly, us common law citizens have no such equivalent protection. Instead, we are left hoping that sports stars or benevolent billionaires like JK Rowling will not only push back, but in doing so will also remind us all that our freedoms are precious and must be vigilantly protected. We need troublemakers like her to flout draconian legislation.

And flout she did: Rowling posted a provocative thread with examples of Scottish transwomen who’ve done heinous things — threatened violence against women; been convicted of rape (including of minors), indecent exposure, or possession of child pornography — and then ended up in women’s prisons; bragged about stealing and wearing their sister’s underwear; and replaced women in sports or professional roles, including as head of one Scottish rape crisis centre. Rowling even made jokes along the way — such audacity — concluding with a taunt for Scottish police to arrest her: “I’m currently out of the country, but if what I’ve written here qualifies as an offence under the terms of the new act, I look forward to being arrested when I return to the birthplace of the Scottish Enlightenment.”

More than 3,000 complaints were lodged with Scottish police the first day the new law came into effect. India Willoughby, one of the transwomen called out in Rowling’s thread, was quick to cry “hate crime.” Police — arrest that witch! Alas, Rowling continues to speak, and not from the inside of a prison cell. Scottish police released a statement on April 2 that, despite numerous public complaints about her words, no action would be taken. And just like that, Rowling gelded her country’s Hate Crime and Public Order Act. Her powerful spell apparently affected U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as well, leading him to profess that no one should be criminalized for stating biological facts.

Which is, after all, what Rowling did; the point of Rowling’s provocation, clearly lost on many people, is that each of the persons she exposed is a biological male. It’s not that they identify as transgender that she takes issue with — though they all do — it’s that they are biological males whose feelings and desires have been placed ahead of women’s dignity and safety. In order to take a stand against convicted double rapist Isla Bryson residing inside of a women’s prison, one must be able to point out that Bryson is not a female, and poses an enormous safety risk to incarcerated women. To do so is not a condemnation of transwomen; it is a condemnation of Bryson and the absurd laws that allow “her” to opt out of going to male prison.

Facts and objective reality might sound hurtful to some, but they are indisputably not “hate.” It is essential that we can all speak to biological facts without being criminalized or imprisoned for doing so. And Rowling just granted permission for every man and woman in Scotland to speak the truth. What remains to be seen, however, is if police will apply the law equally and refuse to punish the average citizen for sharing the same verboten (at least to gender activists) views. On this point, Rowling issued another provocation to Scottish police. Upon the news that she was being spared arrest and prosecution — or burning at the stake — she said: “I trust that all women — irrespective of profile or financial means — will be treated equally under the law.”

Let’s hope so. Across the pond, us Canadians face the prospect of similar legislation being enacted. Like Scotland’s “hate crime” act, the Trudeau government’s Online Harms Bill — headed for a second reading in the House of Commons — also seeks to censor and possibly imprison outspoken, anti-establishment citizens.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a powerful witch like Rowling to smite our unjust laws. Here, it is going to require a collective effort to thwart Canada’s totalitarian creep. Ladies, get your broomsticks ready.


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