Note the COINTELPRO tactics described below…we have all seen this
before-& it STILL happens! Certain very perceptive, manipulative people
who are very disarming in their demeanor & who call themselves
“non-violence trainers,” “facilitators,” “police liaisons,” & “mediators”
have been pulling this shit for years (decades, even) in our circles w/
impunity (regardless of how many of us are on to their bullshit). Pay
close attention in Denver & St. Paul at the political conventions…they
will likely be there!
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Subject: MNN 6 Nations: Ain’t no stoppin’ us now!
From: “orakwa” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, July 13, 2008 12:29 am
AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ US NOW! SIX NATIONS
CLOSES DOWN FOUR ILLEGAL DEVELOPMENT
SITES IN BRANTFORD ONTARIO SO FAR .
by Karakwine of Kanehsatake
MNN. July 12, 2008. On Saturday, July 5th, 2008, at the
Grand Council meeting the women ‘suggested’ that the
chiefs stand with those people who had been arrested
for demonstrating against illegal construction on our
land known as “Brantford”.
On Monday July 7th at 9:00 a.m. the people met at the
Ohsweken Arena. From there they went to close down
four construction sites in Brantford. These four were
involved in getting the injunction to bring in the armed
forces if we interfered or stopped construction in any
way or even went nearby and looked at them. Staring
while being Indigenous is prohibited!
The first was “Birkett Lane” where ground was to be
broken for 120 houses; “Hampton Hill Heights” on the
outskirts of Brantford near Paris Ontario; and two other
At Hampton Hill Heights a large fence had been built
around the whole site. It was locked. 40 workers inside
were operating machinery and glancing over their shoulders,
scared of being circled by Indians. They knew that they
had no right to be there. Our people walked up to the fence
gate and moved it back and forth until the whole gate came
off. The people walked onto the site. The foreman called
the Brantford City Police who were already there. They did
not know what to do.
It could be because on that day a decision had just been
rendered by a panel of three judges of the Ontario Court
of Appeal in the case of the Kichenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug
“KI6”. They had received six months in jail for protesting the
junior “penny stock” mining company, Platinex Company.
They were planning to dig out platinum over the protests of
the Indigenous owners of the land and mineral.
As Justice Smith said, “jail only served to acknowledge an
already weak Indigenous faith” in the colonial courts. Duh!
He asked, “How can 6 months in jail create a solution” to the
intractable problem facing Canadians, who wish to steal
resources without regard to its Indigenous owners? They
know why we’re angry!
The judges decried the previous decision to “bring down the
hammer” on Indigenous people who had already been subject
to huge bills by the legal process. Aboriginals’ right to protest
“cannot simply be dismissed a s illusory, flawed or weak.
Imprisonment, far from being a meaningful sanction for the
community, had the affect of pitting the community against the
justice system”. Duh!!
Criminalizing and jailing us will never deter us from protecting
our land, resources, rights and lives. According to this decision
if the agents lay a hand on us, they are law breakers.
At the Hampton site the cops grabbed their cell phones and
video cameras and started to film us and wrote down our l
icense plate numbers. They are building up files on us for
“a rainy day” like martial law. The cops appeared to be
assigned to identify us only. Warrants would then be issued
for our arrest once they invent some ‘criminal’ activities to
charge us with. They wait to execute the warrants when the
target is vulnerable and alone somewhere. That’s the
The workers were aware that the land is subject to actions
by the Indigenous people. They cordially asked for an
explanation of Canada’s position. They said their own
politicians had been brushing their questions aside or given
them false information. After 45 minutes the site was shut
down and cleared out.
According to the Ontario Court of Appeal we have a right to
demonstrate all we want. Protecting our land is our duty
towards the future generations.
“Any new development in this area or on our land has got
to stop.” Confederacy chiefs – Allen MacNaughton, Ron
Thomas and Butch Thomas – publicly supported the
MacNaughton said, “The city has accelerated things to
hurry and cover up our land. They’ve interfered with our
people’s rights to free speech and tried to silence our
At the first two sites, Brantfod police inspector Scott Easto
told the Indigenous people, “You’re breaking the law,”
“You’re breaking the injunction”.
The rolling demonstrations were largely peaceful, telling
departing workers to, “Have a good day off!”
So what are the courts and cops going to do now? When
this appeal court crumb was thrown to us, it left a great big
void. So they will escalate Plan B. That is, to bring in
“instigators”, “agent provocateurs”, “information gatherers”
The developers and their buddies will bring in skin heads,
KKK, infiltrators, Indian and non-indian strangers who
suggest extreme violence or utter confusion in order to set
us up for the cops, courts and jail.
The infiltrators go into a community and take any side. Then
another is sent in to take the opposite side. They both stir up
dissensions and waste our time by drawing attention away
from the real issues and the solutions that would benefit our
The mole is a long term asset who stays for decades. Some
even marry into the community and have families to gain
complete trust while they do their subversive work.
The others are “short-term” assets. One dirty rotten trick is
for an “infiltrator” to start a whisper campaign against key
people. They tell everybody, “Don’t tell anyone I told you t
his about so-and-so.”. Before you know it, they have
everybody looking suspiciously and distrustingly at each
other, ready to fight. It’s an old trick that the “the band
council” uses to spread all kinds of stories against their
non-supporters. On the other hand, the infiltrators that
appear neutral or benign are just there to gather
Watch out for the “saviors”. That’s when somebody
materializes out of thin air, [like Cathy “Space-Cadet”
Duchene] who arrived like a locomotive from the West
to pose as a long lost “Mohawk”. She’s “going to
straighten the whole mess out” at Sharbot Lake, from
her trailer next to the cop shop. Just look for the huge
satellite dish on top.
Remember, don’t divulge information to strangers that
are skulking around trying to pander and stroke us.
Don’t forget the motto, “Loose lips sink ships”.
About 5 Six Nations people decided to commemorate
the July 11, 1990 “Mohawk Oka Crisis” by shutting down
an illegal construction site in Brantford. On Friday
morning they arrived at 4:00 am where the insulation
factory was being built. When the workers arrived
around 6:30 am, they told them, “There’s going to be
no work here today or ever”.
The Brantford Police, acting as go-betweens, said
that their law and injunction were being “broken”.
They informed the cops they were trespassing. The
cops videotaped and wrote notes. More Six Nations
people arrived. The workers left with almost everything.
On Monday they are coming back for their concrete
forms and office trailers. They said they’re going after
the city of Brantford for lying to them. They should sue
the city for issuing illegal building permits.
Stay tuned! This ain’t the end!
Karakwine of Kanehsatake
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