Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Former Toronto teacher, hockey coach charged in historic sexual assault case

A former Toronto teacher and hockey coach has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault investigation dating back to the 1970s.

Police allege that a now 76-year-old man was employed as an elementary school teacher in Toronto between 1970 and 1990 where he, at some point, sexually assaulted one of his young male students.

They say the suspect was also a hockey coach during that time.

Though it is not clear when police began investigating the alleged offences, police said a suspect was arrested by officers with the Ontario Provincial Police on Oct. 21 and transported to Toronto.

James David Hicks, now of Sudbury, has been charged with one count of sexual assault on a person under 16 years old.  (more...)

Monday, October 24, 2016

How Secrecy Kills: Tax havens and the Arms Trade

A Tax Justice Network podcast produced and presented by @Naomi_Fowler Featuring Stefanie Ostfeld of Global Witness, UN Arms Trade investigator Kathy Lynne Austin and arms trade researcher Daniel Mackenzie.

Viktor Bout, arms trafficker

Banksters Hidden History

Joseph Farrell understands the banking system from a very deep and unique perspective, and in this interview he traces its origins in ancient Babylon, up through the Renaissance and right into modern times.

Who controls your life? Who decides your futur and whether or not you're going to have one ? Not you. Who do your kids depend on for the food on the table and the education—such as it is—that they receive? Not you and not their teachers.

We live in what is essentially a vast slave state that is international in scope, upon which we are all dependent for our livelihoods and our lives. This slave state uses our work as collateral on which it loads endless masses of debt. It has mortgaged our futures, our children's and grandchildren's futures and in fact the future itself, in service to a vast, immeasurably cruel and universal system of servitude.

 Babylon's Banksters Financial Vipers of Venice

CSIS Warns Of Chinese Influence On Canadian Real Estate…20 Years Ago

Made in China
Remember when the RCMP and CSIS accused the Chinese government of purchasing real estate in Canadian urban centers as a method of threatening Canada? No? That’s because the recommendations from a former classified program called Sidewinder was abandoned. All documents were ordered destroyed, and buried in 1997 by the Liberal government. Turns out we were as anxious to build ties with China then as we are now. Despite our national spy services advising the government that, well…this would happen to real estate.

In a report titled Chinese Intelligence Services and Triads Financial Links in Canada, an RCMP-CSIS joint task force allege that the Chinese government is using legal and legitimate businesses to gain control over the economic levers of Canada. They also warn that the “Canadian economy is concentrated in three or four large urban centres.” Consequently, “[Canada] is more vulnerable [than other countries] because of the many legislative loopholes governing finance and the concentration of financial power in the hands of few”.

20 years ago, when people thought Barbie Girl was great music, this seemed like our top spies were spinning a far-fetched conspiracy theory. Analysts even referenced how far fetched it seemed in the actual document. They preface the report with “this document does not present theories but indicators of a multifaceted threat to Canada’s national security based on concrete facts drawn from the databanks of the two agencies involved [the RCMP and CSIS].”  (more...)


Sweden’s unethical – and unlawful ­­– arms deals with ISIS-backing Saudis

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven, and with him the Swedish banker Marcus Wallenberg (CEO of Investor, the main holding company of the Wallenbergs), are travelling to Saudi Arabia for an official visit. The meetings with the Saudis, as announced by the Swedish Radio, shall aim to “increase the exchange” between the two countries. Wallenberg’s Investor owns Saab Group, the main Swedish defence and aerospace company manufacturing a variety of weapons. At the same time, the Chairman of the Defense Committee in the Swedish Parliament, Mr Allan Widman, is now demanding that Sweden should send arms to US-backed Pershmerga, integrating the US & Saudi-led coalition in Iraq.

The above-mentioned issues are not only connected in their timing, but are also produced against the backdrop of the US and Saudi instigated Syria war aimed to depose the legitimate government of Assad, and the confrontation pursued by NATO and its political front EU against Russia. Accusations put forward in the US, among other by Senator Richard Black, indicate that Saudi Arabia has been financing/arming ISIS jihadists. The Senator revealed also that “Saudi Arabia and Turkey formed the Army of Conquer and coordinated ISIS and Al-Qaida”. To the best of my knowledge the Senator has not been refuted on these allegations. Further, emails published by WikiLeaks’ Podesta series revealed that Hillary Clinton has been fully aware – already since 2014 – of the fact that both Saudi Arabia and Qatar were financing ISIS. On the other hand, the US government has claimed the responsibility for financing, training and arming so-called “moderate rebels” – the “moderate terrorists” – which together with ISIS maintain a common war against the government of Syria.

The human rights impact of the above has meant a tragedy of huge proportions for the Syrian population in the occupied territories. This occupation has been conducted by a variety of foreign troops, i.e. ISIS forces financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, “moderate terrorists”, US military ‘advisors” or Turkish-trained forces. One example of these human rights atrocities committed by the coalition-supported rebels was the shutting off water supply in (West) Aleppo to over a million civilian residents in that area.

As voices of protest in the US against the arming of the aboshut-off-water-aleppofve mentioned “rebels” has increased (to the point that they were halted during a brief period) the US government expects that its client states in the EU will replace US in shipping supplies to the “rebels”. The utilization of Sweden in this regard is convenient in two ways: Despite the subservient stance towards NATO in particular during the past Carl Bildt era, the Swedish authorities play still the “non-alignment” card, giving hence the impression of a “neutral country”; and on the other hand, Sweden has a history of secret deals regarding weapons-export with the Saudis.  (more...)


Child porn conviction means jail time for retired teacher

A Fergus man has been sentenced to 21 months in jail for possessing child pornography.

With credit for time already served, Paul Curry will complete his sentence next June.

Curry was arrested in January, in connection with an ongoing OPP investigation into child pornography.

According to his lawyer, David Quayat, electronic devices seized from Curry’s home contained “about 5,000” images.

He was sentenced Monday. Quayat says the 21-month sentence was what he had recommended to the judge.
Following his release, he will be on probation for three years.

He will also spend the rest of his life on Canada’s sex offender registry, meaning he will be banned from public places like parks and swimming pools.

Hours after Curry was arrested, a fire broke out at the retired high school teacher’s home on Union Street in Fergus.

His wife was charged with arson in connection with that fire. As of Tuesday, the house remained boarded up and uninhabited.  (more...)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

UK: Ex-police chief found guilty of sexually abusing boys in 1980s

A former police superintendent has been found guilty of sexually abusing boys in the 1980s at a Home Office attendance centre for young offenders and at a children’s home.

Gordon Anglesea, 79, becomes the highest-profile offender brought to justice through the National Crime Agency’s Operation Pallial, which has been investigating allegations of widespread and organised child abuse in north Wales.

Judge Geraint Walters gave Anglesea bail but made it clear he would be jailed when he is sentenced next month. Before leaving court, the judge said the defendant, a father of five, would have to sign the sex offenders’ register.

A man in the public gallery overlooking the court shouted: “This is a great day for British justice! Thirty years we’ve waited for this.”  (more...)