Feb
08

“Toothless”United Nations’ statement on catholic child rape condemned by ITCCS at New York rally

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Issued by ITCCS Central, Brussels

7 February, 2014

“Toothless”United Nations’ statement on catholic child rape condemned by ITCCS at New York rally – Pope Francis, the Jesuits and others to face prosecution by international court comm…encing March 31 – “Holyrood Agreement” between Queen Elizabeth and former Pope Benedict cited as proof of criminal conspiracy -Possible arrest order issued against Kevin Annett by the British Crown

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Outside the Canadian consulate in midtown Manhattan today, ITCCS Field Secretary Rev. Kevin Annett rebuked the United Nations for its “toothless” statement on Vatican crimes against children, and announced the launch of a new international court case against institutionalized child trafficking.

Annett said,

“If the United Nations had have been serious about combatting the organized rape and trafficking of children that is allowed and encouraged by catholic canon law, it would have treated the Vatican as the criminal organization that it is, by revoking the diplomatic status of the Vatican at the United Nations and barring its representation on U.N. Committees.

“It would have encouraged all nations to nullify their tax exemptions to the catholic church and revoked the financial concordats that unlawfully funnel billions of dollars of tax payers’ money to the Vatican Bank. And it would have declared the Vatican incorporated to be a transnational criminal organization under the U.N. Convention by that name, and brought civil court action against all known child raping priests, and the high church officials who protect them.

“But the United Nations did none of that, and it has thereby enabled the church to continue its reign of terror against not tens of thousands of children, as the UN statement claims, but against millions of innocent little victims, and millions of victims to be … And so it is now up to the people of the world through their lawful common law courts and enforcement, to directly stop the crimes of the Vatican.”

Annett announced that the same Common Law Court of Justice that successfully prosecuted former Pope Benedict and compelled his resignation will now try Pope Francis, Jorge Bergoglio, for crimes against humanity.

Bergoglio will be named as the chief defendant in the case that will be initiated in the International Common Law Court of Justice (ICLCJ) in Brussels by March 31, 2014. Top officials of the Jesuit Order and the Crown of England are also named in the court action.

In a startling news announcement last Monday, Jorge Bergoglio has been named by a former member of the Argentine military junta of organizing the trafficking of kidnapped children of political prisoners during that country’s Dirty War of the 1970′s, in which over 30,000 people died. (ITCCS posting, 3 February, 2014 at www.itccs.org)

The Crown of England is also named in the new ICLCJ lawsuit.

“Every Anglican clergy, like every catholic priest, must now cover up the raping of children in their church if they want to keep their job – thanks to the Queen of England” said Kevin Annett to a crowd of reporters and onlookers at the media event.

“By her September, 2010 agreement with former Pope Benedict to abide by the catholic ‘protect the rapist’ policy known as Crimen Sollicitationas, Elizabeth Windsor has formed a criminal conspiracy and committed treason against the laws of England and of Nations. That monster of a child-killing church and state must be slain, with or without the help of the United Nations.”

Kevin also announced that an arrest warrant may be issued against him soon by the Crown of England’s Privy Council office and the government of Canada. He announced that in such an event, he may be compelled to seek political asylum in the United States in order to continue the prosecution of the Vatican and Crown of England for crimes against children.

The complete transcript of Kevin’s press statement can be found at www.itccs.org.

Rev. Annett can be reached at hiddenfromhistory1@gmail.comand 386-323-5774 (USA, messages).

Sources: www.itccs.org , www.iclcj.com

Issued by ITCCS Central, Brussels
7 February, 2014

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Feb
04

Vagina Monologues Big Island Hawaii Feb 8 and 9th

 

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Saturday February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm

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Sunday February 9 at 2:00pm

Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, Hawaii

Big Island

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Vagina Monologues

 

Article by KAREN ROSE  North Hawaii News

PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO (SPECIAL TO NHN)

Despite its unique and provocative title, The Vagina Monologues” is much more than a highly acclaimed stage production. It’s also a social movement and a testament to the violence experienced by women and girls globally. “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Jane Sibbett with a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr and 22 women actors, will run Feb. 8 and 9 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.

“Our cast is comprised of women who not only have talent, but also have the heart to be in this,” said Sibbett. “We also have two 16-year-olds who are participating, and who are on fire for helping. It’s nice to have some young women be a part of this.”

Eve Ensler, an author, playwright, professor and activist, wrote the “The Vagina Monologues” book in 1994 after conducting more than 200 interviews with a vast array of women – from urban New York City to remote African villages. The book was so powerful that Ensler adapted it for the stage, where it debuted off-Broadway in 1999 at the Westside Theatre. Since then, it has been translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Yet, despite these worldwide advances, saying the word “vagina” still makes many people uncomfortable 15 years later.

Performed for the first time in Kahilu Theatre last year, “The Vagina Monologues” runs as a series of soliloquies from different women on their struggles and life experiences with their sexuality. Some of the stories are funny and many are tragic, depending on the issue — rape, sex, menstruation, love – are just a few of the topics. The play raises awareness of the serious and often fatal struggles that women and girls face. It is a confirmation of how complicated, and often devalued, women’s experiences are within society.

“We have such a great cast that knows how to do this really well,” Sibbett said. “We’ve put a lot of humor into it too, which is a good balance. Because of the humor, and because of the mixed media I have included, I think people will enjoy it. I feel the humor is so key and I’m excited that we have a cast that is going to carry it off.”

Ensler adds to the play annually, connecting the dialogue to current issues.

“There are two new monologues this year and some of the old ones are still there,” said Sibbett, who also directed last year’s production.

Addressing domestic violence on Hawaii Island

“The Vagina Monologues” provides an artistic medium to raise awareness about these serious issues through humor, solidarity, and well…vaginas. The Family Violence Prevention Fund estimates that one in three women will face sexual or physical assault in her lifetime.

Hawai’i Island is not immune to the devastating effects of violence against women. Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth said, “Domestic Violence is a root problem to much of the crime and other negative social consequences on Hawai’i island. Our office is very active in the education of victims and others in the community – proactively reaching out to others in government and social services to improve the systems dealing with domestic violence – and most importantly, supporting programs that puts an end to the circle of violence.”

The play is described as a celebration of women and a celebration of the vagina. It’s also a dark reminder of women’s place in society—whether in developed countries like the United States, or in parts of the world like Central Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Asia and parts of Europe where women are raped, beaten, prostituted, murdered, and permanently immobilized by the fear that is instilled in them from childhood.

Yisa Var is one of the actresses in this year’s production and feels it’s imperative that we talk to our children about the realities of violence against women in hopes of breaking the cycle.

“Even if someone has not experienced abuse themselves, they will still connect to many themes throughout the show,” said Var. “I have an 11-year-old son, and although the show is recommended for a little older audience, I feel as a parent that it is imperative that my child learn the truth— good and bad. The stories in the ‘Monologues’ may go a little above his head, but I am hopeful that it will start a dialogue and help him to feel comfortable talking about sexuality and how to love someone without hurting them. It is a step toward breaking the cycle to put forth into the world strong, but sensitive, empathetic and loving young men. To do that, they need the knowledge. ‘The Vagina Monologues’ offers that and so much more.”

The play is full of powerful narratives that make a statement about the prevalence and reality of violence against women around the world. Participants acknowledge that saying the word ‘vagina’ is not going to end the war on women, but hope that it will raise awareness of harsh realities that many women face on a daily basis.

According to Ensler in her book, “I say ‘vagina’ because I have read the statistics, and bad things are happening to women’s vaginas everywhere: 500,000 women are raped every year in the United States; 100 million women have been genitally mutilated worldwide. Saying ‘vagina’ is the first step in acknowledging our authentic selves.”

Sibbett is just as passionate about empowering women to reclaim their power over their bodies and themselves.

“For the women who’ve experienced violence, I want them to know that they’re not alone. It’s a club that none of us wish we were a part of, but now that we are, I want them to know that they have a lot of support,” she said. “There are a lot of strong women that come from this. We can unite together and make a difference. “

“The more voices we get pulling together, especially on this island, the better.” She said. “I want people to know that there are resources for them, and that there are many other wonderful women that are going through this situation that they wouldn’t even suspect. Once we start putting our voices together we really can start making some changes.”

In addition to Barr and Sibbett, the cast of this year’s monologues includes Sara Beery Hagen, Bonnie Cherni, Sophie Dommer, Beth Dunnington, Rep. Cindy Evans, Ronja Giesser, Harmony Graziano, Barbara Harris, Isabel Kalaau-Catrett, Rona Lee, Rani Moore, Robin O’Hara, Naomi Peters, Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, Melinda Polet, Jan Rae, Madeline Schatz, Mary Sharma, Shanon Sidell, Maia Tarnas, Corine Tilson, Yisa Var, and Tess Yong.

Ensler’s work has inspired the social justice movement known as V-Day, with the goal to end violence against girls and women. It includes the worldwide annual production of “The Vagina Monologues.”

Performances of The Vagina Monologues and the V-day movement have raised more nearly 100 million dollars worldwide, and benefited numerous community-based programs dedicated to anti-violence causes.

“It’s important to raise money for needed programs on the Big Island and to celebrate the great writing of Eve Ensler, a revolutionary force for good,” said Roseanne Barr.

“Regardless of whether or not you’ve been touched by violence, I invite everyone to come to the show so we can all find our voices all together,” said Sibbett. “This has got to stop. It’s got to happen by us coming together as a community. It’s time for peace. We all deserve our divine right to choose happiness. None of us need to submit to this kind of violence.”

The Vagina Monologues shows at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8, and 2 p.m. on Feb. 9Tickets are $10, $15, and $20 and can be purchased on line at kahilutheatre.org or by calling 1-808-885-6868. All profits will benefit women and families affected by violence on Hawaii Island.

Jan
30

The Vagina Monologues with Roseanne Barr Feb 8 & 9

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Saturday February 8, 2014 at 7:00pm

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Sunday February 9 at 2:00pm

Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, Hawaii

Big Island

Click here for Tickets 

Vagina Monologues

Article by KAREN ROSE  North Hawaii News

PHOTO BY ANNA PACHECO (SPECIAL TO NHN)

Despite its unique and provocative title, The Vagina Monologues” is much more than a highly acclaimed stage production. It’s also a social movement and a testament to the violence experienced by women and girls globally. “The Vagina Monologues,” directed by Jane Sibbett with a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr and 22 women actors, will run Feb. 8 and 9 at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea.

“Our cast is comprised of women who not only have talent, but also have the heart to be in this,” said Sibbett. “We also have two 16-year-olds who are participating, and who are on fire for helping. It’s nice to have some young women be a part of this.”

Eve Ensler, an author, playwright, professor and activist, wrote the “The Vagina Monologues” book in 1994 after conducting more than 200 interviews with a vast array of women – from urban New York City to remote African villages. The book was so powerful that Ensler adapted it for the stage, where it debuted off-Broadway in 1999 at the Westside Theatre. Since then, it has been translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. Yet, despite these worldwide advances, saying the word “vagina” still makes many people uncomfortable 15 years later.

Performed for the first time in Kahilu Theatre last year, “The Vagina Monologues” runs as a series of soliloquies from different women on their struggles and life experiences with their sexuality. Some of the stories are funny and many are tragic, depending on the issue — rape, sex, menstruation, love – are just a few of the topics. The play raises awareness of the serious and often fatal struggles that women and girls face. It is a confirmation of how complicated, and often devalued, women’s experiences are within society.

“We have such a great cast that knows how to do this really well,” Sibbett said. “We’ve put a lot of humor into it too, which is a good balance. Because of the humor, and because of the mixed media I have included, I think people will enjoy it. I feel the humor is so key and I’m excited that we have a cast that is going to carry it off.”

Ensler adds to the play annually, connecting the dialogue to current issues.

“There are two new monologues this year and some of the old ones are still there,” said Sibbett, who also directed last year’s production.

Addressing domestic violence on Hawaii Island

“The Vagina Monologues” provides an artistic medium to raise awareness about these serious issues through humor, solidarity, and well…vaginas. The Family Violence Prevention Fund estimates that one in three women will face sexual or physical assault in her lifetime.

Hawai’i Island is not immune to the devastating effects of violence against women. Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth said, “Domestic Violence is a root problem to much of the crime and other negative social consequences on Hawai’i island. Our office is very active in the education of victims and others in the community – proactively reaching out to others in government and social services to improve the systems dealing with domestic violence – and most importantly, supporting programs that puts an end to the circle of violence.”

The play is described as a celebration of women and a celebration of the vagina. It’s also a dark reminder of women’s place in society—whether in developed countries like the United States, or in parts of the world like Central Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Asia and parts of Europe where women are raped, beaten, prostituted, murdered, and permanently immobilized by the fear that is instilled in them from childhood.

Yisa Var is one of the actresses in this year’s production and feels it’s imperative that we talk to our children about the realities of violence against women in hopes of breaking the cycle.

“Even if someone has not experienced abuse themselves, they will still connect to many themes throughout the show,” said Var. “I have an 11-year-old son, and although the show is recommended for a little older audience, I feel as a parent that it is imperative that my child learn the truth— good and bad. The stories in the ‘Monologues’ may go a little above his head, but I am hopeful that it will start a dialogue and help him to feel comfortable talking about sexuality and how to love someone without hurting them. It is a step toward breaking the cycle to put forth into the world strong, but sensitive, empathetic and loving young men. To do that, they need the knowledge. ‘The Vagina Monologues’ offers that and so much more.”

The play is full of powerful narratives that make a statement about the prevalence and reality of violence against women around the world. Participants acknowledge that saying the word ‘vagina’ is not going to end the war on women, but hope that it will raise awareness of harsh realities that many women face on a daily basis.

According to Ensler in her book, “I say ‘vagina’ because I have read the statistics, and bad things are happening to women’s vaginas everywhere: 500,000 women are raped every year in the United States; 100 million women have been genitally mutilated worldwide. Saying ‘vagina’ is the first step in acknowledging our authentic selves.”

Sibbett is just as passionate about empowering women to reclaim their power over their bodies and themselves.

“For the women who’ve experienced violence, I want them to know that they’re not alone. It’s a club that none of us wish we were a part of, but now that we are, I want them to know that they have a lot of support,” she said. “There are a lot of strong women that come from this. We can unite together and make a difference. “

“The more voices we get pulling together, especially on this island, the better.” She said. “I want people to know that there are resources for them, and that there are many other wonderful women that are going through this situation that they wouldn’t even suspect. Once we start putting our voices together we really can start making some changes.”

In addition to Barr and Sibbett, the cast of this year’s monologues includes Sara Beery Hagen, Bonnie Cherni, Sophie Dommer, Beth Dunnington, Rep. Cindy Evans, Ronja Giesser, Harmony Graziano, Barbara Harris, Isabel Kalaau-Catrett, Rona Lee, Rani Moore, Robin O’Hara, Naomi Peters, Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, Melinda Polet, Jan Rae, Madeline Schatz, Mary Sharma, Shanon Sidell, Maia Tarnas, Corine Tilson, Yisa Var, and Tess Yong.

Ensler’s work has inspired the social justice movement known as V-Day, with the goal to end violence against girls and women. It includes the worldwide annual production of “The Vagina Monologues.”

Performances of The Vagina Monologues and the V-day movement have raised more nearly 100 million dollars worldwide, and benefited numerous community-based programs dedicated to anti-violence causes.

“It’s important to raise money for needed programs on the Big Island and to celebrate the great writing of Eve Ensler, a revolutionary force for good,” said Roseanne Barr.

“Regardless of whether or not you’ve been touched by violence, I invite everyone to come to the show so we can all find our voices all together,” said Sibbett. “This has got to stop. It’s got to happen by us coming together as a community. It’s time for peace. We all deserve our divine right to choose happiness. None of us need to submit to this kind of violence.”

The Vagina Monologues shows at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8, and 2 p.m. on Feb. 9. Tickets are $10, $15, and $20 and can be purchased on line at kahilutheatre.org or by calling 1-808-885-6868. All profits will benefit women and families affected by violence on Hawaii Island.

 

 

Dec
23

Susan Rice’s Failed State

December 23-25, 2013 – Susan Rice’s failed state

President Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice, more than anyone else, is responsible for the creation of the Republic of South Sudan, a barely-viable country peeled away from the Republic of Sudan. For decades, mainly Christian and animist black Africans in southern Sudan waged a bitter civil war against the mainly Arab and Muslim north.

Rice, who, according to American and African diplomats, was involved in more than an “official” relationship with the late Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) guerrilla leader John Garang, pushed constantly for South Sudan’s independence, first as an African policy official in the Bill Clinton National Security Council and State Department, and later as Obama’s ambassador to the UN.

South Sudan has now collapsed into a typical “failed state” scenario reminiscent of Somalia and Mali. Rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar launched a rebellion against South Sudan’s black cowboy hat-wearing president Salva Kiir. Kiir was the successor to Rice’s old “friend” Garang who was killed in a suspicious 2005 helicopter crash in Uganda after being lectured at Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s ranch by the British, American, and Dutch ambassadors about not reneging on previous deals to open up South Sudan’s oil reserves to Western exploitation after South Sudanese independence. Apparently, Garang wanted a greater percentage of oil revenues from the Western companies. Then Garang perished after his helicopter crashed en route from Museveni’s ranch to the South Sudanese capital of Juba.

Rice has now weighed in on Obama to threaten more U.S. military intervention in South Sudan’s raging civil war. Four U.S. troops who were involved in evacuating Americans from the rebel-held town of Bor were injured in an attack said to be from rebel lines.

The problem with an Africanist like Rice and a Kenyan-American like Obama is that they may be bringing ethnic bigotry “baggage” into their jobs and that may be affecting their policy on Africa. It is well known that former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who was born in Czechoslovakia, brought anti-Serbian and “south Slav” bigotry to her job as the chief U.S. foreign policy official. Albright mentored Rice, who is also her god daughter. Rice was Albright’s chief African policy official while serving as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. More than one African opposition leader complained about Rice’s schoolgirl flirtation with the likes of Museveni, Garang, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, and Ethiopia’s late leader Meles Zenawi.

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Susan Rice will commit U.S. troops to defend her South Sudanese cowboy-hat wearing “boyfriend” Salva Kiir.

Rice was known to practice tribalist-based bigotry in all her government roles. She was anti-Hutu in fratricide-ridden Rwanda. Rice clearly favored Kagame’s brutal minority Tutsi-based regime over the majority Hutu opposition. She instructed her higher-ranking White House and State Department underlings not to meet with visiting Rwandan opposition leaders in Washington. The same holds true for Ethiopia, where Rice’s relationship with the ethnic Tigrean Ethiopian leader Meles caused her to breathe venom on Eritrea, which has had an ongoing border war with Ethiopia. The Ethiopian opposition felt that Rice brought shame and dishonor to the U.S. and Ethiopia when she praised Meles at the dictator’s funeral. Rice said, “Meles was a friend—both to my country and to me, personally . . . among Prime Minister Meles’ many admirable qualities, above all was his world-class mind. A life-long student, he taught himself and many others so much. But he wasn’t just brilliant. He wasn’t just a relentless negotiator and a formidable debater. He wasn’t just a thirsty consumer of knowledge. He was uncommonly wise – able to see the big picture and the long game, even when others would allow immediate pressures to overwhelm sound judgment. Those rare traits were the foundation of his greatest contributions.”

Rice fooled no one with her lavish praise of a brutal tyrant. Her words were spoken as a bereaved mistress.

Rice despises the government of Sudan in Khartoum. Her visceral hatred of Sudanese President Omar Bashir helped land him a criminal indictment for war crimes in Darfur, courtesy of the George Soros-influenced International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Rice now risks plunging the U.S. into an ethnic-based civil war. Her friend Kiirr and his government are ethnic Dinkas. Machar and his rebels are ethnic Nuers. Just as Rice was prepared to commit U.S. troops to side with Salafist Sunnis against Alawites, Christians, and Kurds in Syria, she had no compunction about committing U.S. troops to ethnic bloodletting in South Sudan. Her godmother Albright, who has the blood of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children and inhabitants in the former Yugoslavia on her hands, trained Rice to be as every much a hate monger as the woman who was once mistaken for a French hotel cleaning lady by the staff of her boyfriend Hashim Thaci, the terrorist leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army.

South Sudan is not only about the Dinka-Nuer rivalry but also about oil. Rebels now control Jonglei and Unity provinces. Unity produces 95 percent of South Sudan’s oil, the commodity that got Garang assassinated in a method common in Africa: aircraft crash. It is certain that outsiders, eager for Unity’s oil, are playing sides in the South Sudan civil war. And Susan Rice, like her unrelated namesake Condoleezza Rice, has her own links to Big Oil. Rice takes her lessons on business in Africa from the Corporate Council on Africa, a lobbying group representing the major U.S. companies doing business in Africa. The council includes Exxon Mobil, Phillips, and Chevron.

Rice has long been not only an embarrassment to the United States in Africa but has helped to create violent chaos that has claimed more than 6 million lives, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is time for Obama to fire Rice.

Rice should not be judged on the color of her skin or gender in properly overseeing U.S. policy on Africa, but on the content of her character, which is severely lacking in both morality and personal behavior.

Dec
12

Pope Bergoglio Flaunts UN Deadline on Child Trafficking

Kevin Annett: Pope Bergoglio flaunts UN deadline on child trafficking as 30 child skeletons discovered at B.C. native residential school
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VANCOUVER, BC – In an interview today with Alfred Lambremont Webre, Kevin Annett, field secretary of the International Tribunal for Crimes of Church and State discusses how Pope Bergoglio is using the basic methods recommended by Machiavelli in flaunting a UN-imposed deadline for revealing Vatican-controlled data on child trafficking and tightening up rules covering up child abuse in the Catholic Church just as 30 skeletons of children are discovered in a mass grave on the grounds of a United Church residential school for native children in Port Alberni, B.C.
See the evidence of Genocide in Canada and other crimes against the innocent at www.hiddennolonger.com and at the website of The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State atwww.itccs.org.

An International, multi-lingual ITCCS site can be found at: http://kevinannettinternational.blogspot.fr/

The complete Common Law Court proceedings of Genocide in Canada are found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvhfXAd08TE - Common Law Court Proceedings – Genocide in Canada  (Part One) - 1 hr. 46 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPKFk_L7y9g - Common Law Court Proceedings – Genocide in Canada  (Part Two) - 1 hr. 47 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ormOIlOi4Vc - Final Court Verdict and Sentencing - 8 mins. 30 secs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylfBxm3sMg - Authorizations and Endorsements of ITCCS/Kevin Annett by indigenous eyewitnesses - 10 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CReISnQDbBE - Irene Favel, Eyewitness to the incineration of a newborn baby by a priest at Muscowegan Catholic Indian school, Saskatchewan, 1944

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBUd3UXt6fI - Other key testimonies from our Court case against genocide in Canada

Kevin Annett is a Nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize (2013).Messages for him can be left at 250-591-4573 (Canada) or 386-323-5774 (USA). His website blog is www.KevinAnnett.com .

“I gave Kevin Annett his Indian name, Eagle Strong Voice, in 2004 when I adopted him into our Anishinabe Nation. He carries that name proudly because he is doing the job he was sent to do, to tell his people of their wrongs. He speaks strongly and with truth. He speaks for our stolen and murdered children. I ask everyone to listen to him and welcome him.”
Chief Louis Daniels – Whispers Wind
Elder, Crane Clan, Anishinabe Nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

 

Dec
11

KCAA Radio Show Sunday December 15th Christine Stark

 

Barr Stark Wells

KCAA Radio Presents Co-Hosts 

 

Roseanne Barr and Kathleen Wells

 

Sunday December 15, 2013

 2:00pm Eastern   11:00am Pacific  9:00am Hawaii

 

Christine Stark

 

Award-winning writer, public speaker, and visual artist of Anishinaabe/Cherokee  heritage

 

 

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Dec
11

Nickels A Tale of Dissociation by Christine Stark

Nickels Book Cover

 

Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation

By Christine Stark

www.ChristineStark.com

with an introduction by Anya Achtenberg

Nickels follows a biracial girl named Little Miss So and So from age 4 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels’ lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia. The dissociative states enable the child’s survival and, ultimately, the adult’s healing. The story is both heartbreaking and triumphant. Nickels is the groundbreaking debut of Minneapolis-area author and artist Christine Stark.

 

“Christine Stark has crafted a language and a diction commensurate with the shredding of consciousness that is a consequence of childhood sexual abuse. She brings a wholly original voice in a riveting novel of desperation and love. Nickels is narrated by Miss So and So, as her mother names her, from age 4 to 26, a character so compelling I never wanted to stop hearing from her. She names herself crazy girl, but the reader sees a different truth: there’s humor and cunning and ferocious love alive in those who survive. Stark enables the reader to inhabit the intricacy and chaos of this potent inner landscape, and we have not seen this before. Every sentence vibrates with a terrible beauty. Every sentence brings the news.

—Patricia Weaver Francisco, author of Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery

“To be taken into the mind of a child can be an enchanting adventure, but to be taken into the mind of a child who is abused, confused, and taken for granted is a lingering, livid journey. I applaud her fortitude to bring an olden—too long ignored—truth out of the darkness with blazing, innovative light.”

—MariJo Moore, author of The Diamond Doorknob

“In Nickels, Christine Stark powerfully portrays the story of abuse and its impact on our lives. This beautifully written and compelling story leaves you wanting more. It’s riveting; a book that will capture you from the beginning and carry you through to the end. Everyone should read this book.”

—Olga Trujillo, author of The Sum of My Parts

“…These brilliantly written pieces stimulated the board into a lively discussion of language, point of view, and politics, and resulted in a resounding `yes’ from everyone on the importance of using these two pieces together, as point-counterpoint on the themes of violence against women and the nuanced and challenging process of surviving that violence.”

–Minnie Bruce Pratt, Creative Writing Editor for the Feminist Studies Editorial Board

“Take a dark journey with Christine Stark, deep into the dungeon that is incest. Follow crazy girl as she fights for her dignity and sense of self-worth. Then cheer when she finally finds the strength to say: `I know my name now and you do not frighten me.’”

—Julian Sher, author of Somebody’s Daughter: The Hidden Story of America’s Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them

“The judging panel believes Christine Stark’s work is both art and metaphor. She creates story and mood using a stream of consciousness style. The writing is rhythmic, and lyrical with conscious and authoritative use of various techniques such as repetition. In Christine’s story, the perpetrator behaves as if his act, and assault, is one of mundane evil. This story alludes to the reality of society’s marginalized—vulnerable to everyday evils—mundane for some, not so for others. The panel applauds Christine’s writing talents, her willingness to take a risk by composing a raw, provocative piece designed to invite us to consider the nature of mundane evil from several unexpected points of view.

–Sandra Lloyd, The Pearls Writing Group

For more information: www.ChristineStark.com

Dec
11

Christine Stark Sunday December 15 KCAA Radio Show

Chris never surrender

Christine Stark is an award-winning writer, public speaker, and visual artist of Anishinaabe/Cherokee  heritage. Her essays and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Prostitution, Trafficking, and Trauma; and The Chalk Circle: Prize-Winning Intercultural Essays. Her poem, “Momma’s Song”, was recorded by Fred Ho and the Afro Asian Music Ensemble and released as a manga CD. She co-edited Not for Sale, an international anthology on sexual violence and she coauthored “Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota”. She was a 2011 Loft Mentor Series winner in creative non-fiction and she has won awards for her writing and art, including two McKnight Awards and a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her first novel, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, was a 2011 Lambda Literary finalist. Currently, she is an MSW student at UMD Duluth where she is coordinating a research project called “Gathering Our Stories: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women on the Duluth Ships.” She teaches writing at a community college.

Stark’s poem, “Momma’s Song,” is part of a double CD manga recorded by Fred Ho and the Afro Asian Music Ensemble. Available through amazon.com too, or http://www.bigredmediainc.com