Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Water and the Jailhouse Blues An InDepth Report

Water and the Jailhouse Blues
An InDepth Report
October 6, 2009

According to the Kaienerakowa, the Great Law of Peace, Ongwehonwe people like the Mohawks of Tyendinaga make decisions by consensus. This democratic process requires a lot of communication between individuals and careful thinking by everyone in the community.

Colonial puppet and Chief R. Don Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte/Tyendinaga Territory, posted a notice on the MBQ web site on July 16 about a referendum. Maracle claimed it showed the community support for the new police services buildings he wants to bring to Tyendinaga. Of course, he didn't mention the fact that most people at Tyendinaga don't participate in this colonial farce.

Rumour has it that the police buildings aka porta prison could arrive early in October. In November 2008, a delivery of the modular building was turned back by members of the community. At that time, Don said that the prison was for "outsiders".

Does he mean the people who will be transported by helicopter to and from the nearby expanding Trenton airforce base? Trenton already has at least 45,000 classified individuals flying in and out every year including the dead soldiers coming back from Afghanistan.

The Canadian military is feverishly working on its expensive plans to build up the Canadian military in every aspect. Trenton is a candidate for a NATO base. Canadian special operations JTF2 are moving in at Trenton after their presence outside Ottawa became too controversial with neighbours.

The Mohawks at Tyendinaga are especially seen as an obstacle, a stubborn one at that. Court cases over the Niebourg housing development and the Culbertson tract are intentionally dragged out by colonial agencies as an ongoing drain on community resources.

Shawn Brant is one of several people who have been locked up for months at a time on spurious charges like "mischief". He is the one made out to be the leader when, in fact, he is but one of any number of spokespersons at Tyendinaga.

Back in July, 2008, the publication ban imposed at Shawn's preliminary hearing in August, 2007 was lifted. Details of the OPP wiretap were revealed. Fantino had been recorded saying to Shawn Brant, "your whole world's going to come crashing down" and threatening to "do everything I can within your community and everywhere to destroy your reputation".

Now Shawn is in a very difficult situation. Colonial agents like OPP Randy Cota of Ardoch "Algonquins" harassed and hounded Brant while he was isolated in jail away from family and friends. Cota wanted to make Brant look like the leader. On March 18, 2008 Cota forwarded a message from his OPP colleague, Nathan Leland to Shawn Brant. Leland had sent a memo to his operatives to watch a video on Shawn Brant entitled, "Why has he not been arrested for terrorism?" It came from caledoniawakeupcall, a racist antiIroquois web site run by Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas.

Going to Toronto to speak at events where Robert Lovelace, a close associate of Cota and the Matchewan gang from Barriere Lake were also appearing has cast great suspicion on Brant's intentions and reputation, just what Fantino wanted. However, this is not conclusive. He could be playing along with the game and doing it under great duress.

The Canadian authorities could be using warfare tactics just like their US buddies as part of their goal of "Interoperability". We Mohawks have been labeled terrorists on more than one occasion and subject to many of their dirty tricks.

CIA torture tactics may have been used on Brant. Not necessarily the kind that leave marks on his body but psychological tactics like threats to his family.

A recent wsws (World Socialist Web Site) article reveals,
"Since the end of 2001,the US has imprisoned tens of thousands of people at such infamous prisons as Abu Ghraib, Bagram and Guantánamo, in addition to an unknown number of secret CIA jails in Iraq, Afghanistan, Eastern Europe and elsewhere...

"Among the documented forms of torture carried out by US agents are murder, rape and other forms of sexual abuse and humiliation; threats to murder and rape family members of prisoners; beatings, water boarding, exposure to extreme temperatures, highpain “stress” positions, forced nudity, deprivation of food, extreme isolation and mock executions."

We don't know what kind of deals Shawn was compelled to make. It doesn't look good. He could be quite literally over a barrel. For example, if he were to agree to reign in the "radical" sovereigntists in exchange for waterworks at Tyendinaga, this could have the effect of neutralizing the "moderates". It looks like the "split em up" strategy.

A water deal would also provide the necessary infrastructure for the new porta prison and other new buildings in the community. The housing development now on hold would also need water. It is more cost effective to make such big projects for a larger community than a smaller one.

Many comparable situations already exist in growing communities in Ontario from Ottawa to Durham to Windsor and Sarnia. Water is available but water treatment for both incoming and outgoing water is needed.

What will happen at Tyendinaga? Will construction begin and then be put on hold when funds mysteriously dry up? This carrot and stick approach is already familiar in Indigenous communities.

Looking at the bigger picture, from our Indigenous perspective at the Eagle Watch, we see it as involving three related things in our area:
1) nuclear development;
2) military expansion
and 3) water diversion.

The nuclear development is ongoing. It's quite a contentious issue right now in Ontario where sensible people simply don't want it. Meanwhile several reactors are making electricity and a legacy of dangerous, weaponable nuclear waste. There's a big pile of radioactive toxins sitting in Port Hope making a big stink as they are about to be moved north of the city. This project promises to be a debacle. Nuclear waste from reactors continues to pile up at Bruce, Darlington and Pickering.

Canada is trying to sell its lame CANDU reactors all over the world. Nuclear salesman and member of Harper’s Cabinet, Stockwell Day was in Asia last week, flogging them to Kazakhstan, Ukraine and India. He signed a nuclear cooperation agreement in Kazakhstan and hopes to sign one with India very soon.

With the war on Afghanistan set to escalate, the Obama administration is shielding the CIA from accusations of torture in Afghanistan and Iraq. In spite of Canada's declaration that Canadian troops will withdraw in 2011, just two years away, this is not likely to happen in this context of escalation. The Canadian military is expanding in every way possible in order to be a part of the global army. Who knows where they will find an excuse to start up a war next? It could be NATO or UN or have a completely new name perpetual war requires lots of equipment, machines and expendable people. It's about a handful of the planetary population making piles of money no matter the cost to everyone and everything else.

Living in the Great LakesSt. Lawrence watershed, it is hard to imagine water shortages and vague plans for water diversion. The Mohawks at Tyendinaga live near Lake Ontario yet they don't have decent water to drink or bathe their babies because of contaminated wells and no waterworks for the community. Polluted water creates phoney "water shortages" because it is unusable.

In his 1985 book, "The Power of the North", Robert Bourassa, former premier of Quebec, devotes 25 of 175 pages to water diversion. He provides maps and charts. He makes it clear that "to develop {Quebec] resources would require conquering and taming the North...water is one of Quebec's greatest resources."

He extols California's Central Valley Project which is now having a lot of problems. California is in its 4th year of drought which is especially affecting agriculture sustained by irrigation. There's a big legal fight going on about it.

Bourassa states , "Water is a good, like any other, and can be bought and sold...This commodity is destined to become one of the most precious in the world over the decades ahead..." Quebec just passed some legislation to pretend to protect the water when their real intent is to capitalize on it.

Though Bourassa himself died in 1996, the author of the foreword to his book is still alive and active. James Schlesinger is a former US secretary of defense as well as one of the ex CIA directors named in the letter opposing further Obama investigations into CIA torture activities.

"...seven former CIA directors sent a letter to President Obama demanding that he quash the [us attorney general] Holder inquiry. Signing the letter were directors under both Democratic and Republican administrations: Michael Hayden, Porter Goss, George Tenet, John Deutch, R. James Woolsey, William Webster and James R. Schlesinger." (wsws)(see below for more information on Schlesinger)

With power hungry guys like this always pulling strings somewhere, their well paid operatives are busy intimidating, harassing, manipulating as many people as possible in a global campaign of psychological warfare. Of course, it wouldn't work without the increasing violence of war or threat of that goes with military escalation. They'll try to take whatever they want when they are ready. Water is no exception.

And so the Eagle screamed for the people to wake up!


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Notes and Sources
Robert Bourass was Liberal Premier of Quebec, first from May 12, 1970, to November 25, 1976, and then from December 12, 1985, to January 11, 1994.
Canada pushes nuclear technology in Asia
US commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, said on Monday that extra troops are needed within the next year or else the war "will likely result in failure."

Canadian counterinsurgency manual reflects USCanada "synergy"
"Counterinsurgency is defined as follows: those military, paramilitary, political, economic, psychological and civic actions taken to defeat an insurgency.
"A COIN campaign is conducted through a specific philosophy and a set of specific principles ... each COIN campaign must be a custom approach to the insurgency at hand. The constant is the fact that insurgency and counterinsurgency are essentially about the battle to win and hold popular support both at home and in the theatre of operations. If the strategic focal point is public opinion in the local, domestic and international arenas, most initial military tactical efforts will be focused on breaking the link between the insurgent and the people. This is not only a physical link, but the psychological link of moralsupport. The former will entail physical activities,whilst the latter will entail influence activities that undermine and attack the insurgent ideology, narrative and claims to authority and legitimacy. This will include measures to address and resolve grievances that lend support and credibility to the insurgency. lf the insurgent can be isolated, it is then theoretically a relatively simple matter to eliminate him and his cause."

"James Schlesinger"
He has a hand in all three elements outlined above.
94,700 google hits

James Schlesinger who Nixon had made chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission from 1971 to 1973 was appointed director of the CIA by Nixon early 1973 during the WAtergate scandal after Nixon sacked CIA director Richard Helms for digging too deep into the Kennedy assassination. Schlesinger made big changes at the cia, cutting staff and doing damage control for the CIA which was in all kinds of scandal at that time. Nixon replaced him in May with William Colby who continued cleaning up the cia image which led to the Frank Church Senate Committee.

Schlesinger was then made Secretary of Defence from 1973 to 1975 when Ford fired him for being too hawkish. He was the first US secretary of energy under carter from 1977 to 1979. He drafted an energy policy for the US.

In the 60's he worked at Rand Corporation as director of strategic studies and was consultant to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He started out in the 50's as a professor at the University of Virginia.

More recently, he was chairman of the Secretary's Task Force on DoD Nuclear Weapons Management, member of the Panel to Assess the Reliability, Safety, and Security of the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile (1999 to 2003); cochair of the Defense Science Board Task Force on the Future of the Global Positioning System and on an independent team reviewing the Global Positioning System for the U.S. Air Force. [that's the eye in the sky watching your every move] He was also Senior Adviser at Lehman Brothers. Weren't they one of the first big banks to go under? What kind of advice did they get from him?

Schlesinger is chairman of the board of The MITRE Corporation.
"The MITRE Corporation founded in 1958 is a notforprofit organization chartered to work in the public interest." As if!!!
"MITRE manages four Federally Funded Research and Development Centers [which means they get taxpayers money to do with as they please]
(FFRDCs): one for the Department of Defense (known as the DoD Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence FFRDC), one for the Federal Aviation Administration (the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development), one for the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the Center for Enterprise Modernization), and one for the Department of Homeland Security (the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute). MITRE also has its own independent research and development program that explores new technologies and new uses of technologies to solve our sponsors' problems in the nearterm and in the future."

Problems being mainly the resistance of people who want to live a decent life.

Over 7,000 scientists and engineers work at Mitre's two main locations, Bedford, Massachusetts and McLean, Virginia.

According to the mitre web site, Schlesinger, one busy sob, is consultant to the Departments of Defense and State, member of the Defense Policy Board and the International Security Advisory Board, director for Evergreen Energy and Sandia National Corporation; counselor and trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a trustee of the Atlantic Council, the Nixon Center, the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, the Center for Global Energy Studies, and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

A Harvard man he holds several honourary doctorates, has received numerous medals and has even written a book and many articles. In a Wall Street Journal article dated 17th April, 2003, Schlesinger wrote about the great success of the very short war on Iraq. How is it such outrageous comments are now swept under the carpet and forgotten?

In January of this year, he was a guest speaker talking about nuclear war at a CSIS event. CSIS is the Center for Strategic and International Studies based in Washington. They have a special project on water, "The Global Water Futures, Part of the Global Strategy Institute"

Numerous CIA directors were/are CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) members, including Richard Helmes, James Schlesinger, William Casey, William Webster, Robert Gates, James Woolsey, John Deutsch, George Tenet, Porter Goss, Michael Hayden, and Leon Panetta.

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