Unrepentant Kevin Annett and Canadas Genocide 12/01 by CrazyOldManNetwork | Blog Talk Radio

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Thu, Dec 1, 2011

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Unrepentant documents Canada’s dirty secret – the planned genocide of aboriginal people in church-run Indian Residential Schools – and a clergyman’s efforts to document and make public these crimes.

First-hand testimonies from residential school survivors are interwoven with Kevin Annett’s own story of how he faced firing, de-frocking, and the loss of his family, reputation and livelihood as a result of his efforts to help survivors and bring out the truth of the residential schools.

This saga continues, as Annett continues a David and Goliath struggle to hold the government and churches of Canada accountable for crimes against humanity, and the continued theft of aboriginal land.

Unrepentant took nineteen months to film, primarily in British Columbia and Alberta, and is based on Kevin Annett’s book Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust. The entire film was a self-funded, grassroots effort, which is reflected in its earthy and human quality.



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Death is not an end but a beginning
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Tue, 10/4/2011

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The body is a vehicle for us on earth. The body dies but our soul lives on. We may go up , down or hang around depending on how we lived our life on earth.

Let's talk about life and death

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Building Bridges: Abolish the Death Penalty - in memoriam of Troy Davis

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Democracy Now! Podcast, September 28, 2011 - Troy Davis and the Machinery of Death

Troy Davis and the Machinery of Death

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/troy_davis_and_the_machinery_of_death_20110927/Posted on Sep 27, 2011
By Amy Goodman

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On Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., Troy Anthony Davis was scheduled to die. I was reporting live from outside Georgia’s death row in Jackson, awaiting news about whether the Supreme Court would spare his life.

Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. Seven of the nine nonpolice witnesses later recanted or changed their testimony, some alleging police intimidation for their original false statements. One who did not recant was the man who many have named as the actual killer. No physical evidence linked Davis to the shooting.

Davis, one of more than 3,200 prisoners on death row in the U.S., had faced three prior execution dates. With each one, global awareness grew. Amnesty International took up his case, as did the National Associationfor the Advancement of Colored People. Calls for clemency came from Pope Benedict XVI, former FBI Director William Sessions and former Republican Georgia Congressman Bob Barr. The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, in granting a stay of execution in 2007, wrote that it “will not allow an execution to proceed in this state unless ... there is no doubt as to the guilt of the accused.”

But it is just that doubt that has galvanized so much global outrage over this case. As we waited, the crowd swelled around the prison, with signs saying “Too Much Doubt” and “I Am Troy Davis.” Vigils were being held around the world, in places such as Iceland, England, France and Germany. Earlier in the day, prison authorities handed us a thin press kit. At 3 p.m., it said, Davis would be given a “routine physical.”

Routine? Physical? At a local church down the road, Edward DuBose, the president of Georgia’s NAACP chapter, spoke, along with human rights leaders, clergy and family members who had just left Davis. DuBosequestioned the physical, “so that they could make sure he’s physically fit, so that they can strap him down, so that they could put the murder juice in his arm? Make no mistake: They call it an execution. We call it murder.”

Davis had turned down a special meal. The press kit described the standard fare Davis would be offered: “grilled cheeseburgers, oven-browned potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, cookies and grape beverage.”

It also listed the lethal cocktail that would follow: “Pentobarbital. Pancuronium bromide. Potassium chloride. Ativan (sedative).” The pentobarbital anesthetizes, the pancuronium bromide paralyzes, and the potassium chloride stops the heart. Davis refused the sedative, and the last supper.

By 7 p.m., the U.S. Supreme Court was reportedly reviewing Davis’ plea for a stay. The case was referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who hails from Pin Point, Ga., a community founded by freed slaves that is near Savannah, where Davis had lived.

The chorus for clemency grew louder. Allen Ault, a former warden of Georgia’s death row prison who oversaw five executions there, sent a letter to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, co-signed by five other retired wardens or directors of state prisons. They wrote: “While most of the prisoners whose executions we participated in accepted responsibility for the crimes for which they were punished, some of us have also executed prisonerswho maintained their innocence until the end. It is those cases that are most haunting to an executioner.”

The Supreme Court denied the plea. Davis’ execution began at 10:53 p.m. A prison spokesperson delivered the news to the reporters outside: time of death, 11:08 p.m.

The eyewitnesses to the execution stepped out. According to an Associated Press reporter who was there, these were Troy Davis’ final words: “I’d like to address the MacPhail family. Let you know, despite
the situation you are in, I’m not the one who personally killed your son, your father, your brother. I am innocent. The incident that happened that night is not my fault. I did not have a gun. All I can ask ... is that you
look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight. For those about to take my life, God have mercy on your souls. And may God bless your souls.”

The state of Georgia took Davis’ body to Atlanta for an autopsy, charging his family for the transportation. On Troy Davis’ death certificate, the cause of death is listed simply as “homicide.”

As I stood on the grounds of the prison, just after Troy Davis was executed, the Department of Corrections threatened to pull the plug on our broadcast. The show was over. I was reminded what Gandhi reportedly answered when asked what he thought of Western civilization: “I think it would be a good idea.”

Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column.

Amy Goodman is the host of “Democracy Now!,” a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” recently
released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.

© 2011 Amy Goodman
Distributed by King Features Syndicate


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700 Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge as Occupy Wall Street Enters Third Week, Protests Grows Nationwide

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Mourners Call For Abolishing Death Penalty at Funeral for Troy Davis in Georgia

This weekend in Savannah, Georgia, Troy Anthony Davis was laid to rest. Davis was killed by lethal injection in Jackson, Georgia on Sept. 21 after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop his execution. The 2,000-seat Jonesville Baptist Church was filled to capacity for his funeral. While his body was being lowered into the burial ground, 23 doves were released. The first was symbolic of his spirit, and the remaining 22 represented each year Davis spent in prison. He was convicted of the 1989 killing of an off-duty police officer, Mark MacPhail. Since then, seven of the nine witnesses have recanted their testimony, and there was no physical evidence that tied Davis to the crime scene. Democracy Now! was in Savannah for the funeral and we play excerpts from the eulogies by Jason Ewart, Troy Davis’s attorney and an eyewitness to his execution; Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP; Larry Cox, president of Amnesty International USA; Lou DuBose, president of NAACP-Georgia; Lenda Sullivan-Russell, friend of Troy Davis; Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church; Antone’ De’Juan Davis-Correia, nephew of Troy Davis.

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Martina Correia, Sister of Troy Davis, Vows to Keep Fighting Death Penalty

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The environment - Climate Change

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Sun, Oct. 2, 2011

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The Machinery of Climate Denial - Alex Smith

Climate Runaway Train - Alex Smith

Stormy Future - Alex Smith

Beyond the Tipping Point - David Wasdell - Alex Smith

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A Look at Michael Moore

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Democracy Now Michael Moore 9/28 and 29/2011

"Something Has Started": Michael Moore on the Occupy Wall St. Protests That Could Spark a Movement

"Here Comes Trouble": Michael Moore Tells The Formative Tales Behind His Filmmaking, Rabble-Rousing

Michael Moore: Man Interviewed by Democracy Now! Inspired My Georgia Boycott Over Troy Davis Execution

Michael Moore: Health Insurers Use Costlier Premiums to Fund Campaigns Against Critics Like Me

Michael Moore Backs Call to Re-Open Investigation of 9/11 Attacks

Keith Olbermann - Wendell Potter Apologizes To Michael Moore

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Wendell Potter apologizes to Michael Moore for the role he played in the insurance industry's public relations attack campaign against him and "Sicko", which was about the increasingly unfair and
dysfunctional U.S. health care system.

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The Castle of Hope For Lost Souls - Binge Drinking

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Fri, Sep 30, 2011

Are you down and out? Do you have addictions that you want to get rid of? Have you lost Hope? Do you think you are losing your mind? Do you need to learn how to cope with the problems of

life and death?

Maybe, just maybe, I can help. The solution is within you and I want to help you find that solution. 

First we need to find out why. 

Second we have to help you find your soul. 

Then we have to teach you to know yourself, love yourself and be yourself.

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Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks

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Thu, Sep 29, 2011

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Minister Farrakhan's Message to Newark's Street Organizations
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The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan warns the youth of Newark, New Jersey.

Tavis Smiley Questions Minister Louis Farrakhan On President Barack

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From Tavis Smiley's "We Count! The Black Agenda is the America Agenda" symposium on March 20, 2010.

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Old Time Radio -CBS Radio Mystery Theater

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Before Television my family would watch the radio shows. Yes I said watch, we used our imagination. When TV came I missed the radio shows because the imagination was better than what was shown on TV.

I hope you enjoy the shows like I did. Let your mind free to see what is on the show. You can see more with your mind than with your eyes.

Afraid to Live Afraid to Die

Srange New Tomorrow

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The Legacy of Slavery
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Tue, Sep 27, 2011

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African Americans From Emancipation to the 1990's

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In this presentation from the Legacy of Slavery series, UC Berkeley Professor and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Leon Litwack, deals with "Trouble in Mind: African Americans From Emancipation to the 1990's." Litwack talks about the racist treatment of African Americans using examples from the Roaring 20's with lynching occurring weekly to World War II where German soldiers caught by allied troops were treated better than American black soldiers to the Civil Rights' movement of Post World II. Series: Legacy of Slavery [1/2004] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 8112]

Insight: Human Trafficking and Slavery in California

The words of former Secretary of State Colin Powell aptly capture the popular sentiment of slavery: "It is incomprehensible that trafficking in human beings is taking place in the 21st century - incomprehensible but true." Host Jeffrey Callison sits down with scholars and officials to discuss the history of the slave trade in California, and modern day trafficking in our state.

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