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Splitting-the-Sky case shut down; interview with STS, Cynthia McKinney, and Anthony Hall

Catch my live interview with Splitting-the-Sky, Cynthia McKinney, and Anthony Hall coming up at 2 pm Central! (It should be archived there shortly after.)

Bush League Justice in Judge Manfred Delong’s Calgary Court

Anthony J. Hall
Professor of GlobalizationStudies
University of Lethbridge
10 Marc, 2010

Judge Manfred Delong shut down the trial of Splitting The Sky versus George W. Bush on the second day of proceedings. The court denied STS his frequently emphasized request to have two witnesses give evidence in his defense. Those witnesses were myself and Cynthia McKinney.  The trial came to an end just as Ms. McKinney arrived in Calgary from London. The US-based oil conglomerates active throughout Alberta form the core business constituency of the Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who represents a Calgary riding in Parliament.

The court accepted two documents as evidence for the defense. On is Gail Davidson’s widely disseminated legal opinion for Lawyer’s Against the War. STS and I studied this document closely in the days leading up to my friend being arrested for his arrest attempt. LAW’s legal opinion highlighted some of the evidence, statutes and treaties to brand Bush as a “credibly  accused war criminal” that should not be allowed  into Canada. Prior to Bush’s touching down in Calgary to address an audience of oil executives, Davidson’s documemtation was distributed widely to officials of the Harper government and Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 

The other exhibit for the defense was my own paper that I originally presented at an invited academic venue at the University of Winnipeg. It has been published under a variety of titles on the Internet, including at Global, 911, 9/11 and Voltairenet in both French and English. My initial  title for it is “Bush League Justice: Should George W. Bush Be Arrested in  Calgary Alberta and Tried for International Crimes.”

Delong will deliver his ruling on June 7. The case for the prosecution both revealed and obscured much about the new police strategies being employed throughout North America to monitor, manage, divide and spin doctor demonstrators seeking to call attention to their political dissent. In my opinion the Crown’s chief agent of prosecution, Tracy Davis, acted more as an  advocate and defender of the police rather than as a representative of the Canadian people through Her Majesty as she is required to do according the constitutional tradition of the British Commonwealth. 

11 Thoughts to “Splitting-the-Sky case shut down; interview with STS, Cynthia McKinney, and Anthony Hall”

  1. Anonymous

    while the policeman's testimony washes well, it still shifts the focus as to why Boosh needs jailtime.

    Thanks for being there and being so involved, Kevin! I copied these two STS posts and put them up on flickr with the TIME pic and sent them to several hundred- member groups.

    This info need wide circ.

    You know… any whiff of it that MIGHT show up on the MSM boobtube will be spun to make STS look like a nutjob.

  2. It should become more apparent, as with cases like this, that in this 'Roman' system, slaves, especially those branded as 'disobedient slaves' have absolutely no rights of 'due process of law'. And, we are all seen as being of 'slave status' by Government in this New World Order that is nothing but 'fascism' under the control of the Vatican. And, that the 'elite' such as George W. Bush are above the law.

    EW Calgary

  3. Canuck

    Is the Canadian public ever going to be given an explanation as to WHY this trial was cut short? I thought Splitting the Sky had 5 days in which to present his case. Why was it cut only to two? This certainly identifies Judge Delong as a New World Order tool, doesn't it? And what's up with the media blackout? They have also just let the Canadian people know that we can believe NOTHING that appears in our corporate-controlled media. AND, we can believe NOTHING that we are told by our government.

    I saw a video the other day that showed Stephan Harper kissing George W. Bush on the cheek. The only thing that surprised me about it was that he wasn't kissing his ass instead of his cheek.

  4. Anonymous

    Vatican? Try the Israel England USA zionist cabal. I wish the Pope would grow a backbone and condemn zionists, but they're "watching" the church's gold. Don't blink.

  5. Paul in Madison

    Not familiar with the law in Canada. By what process/rule did the judge "shut down" the trial? Don't the prosecution and the defense both have to state that they rest their respective cases? Is this a jury trial? Curious.

  6. Anonymous

    Professor Anthony Hall writes:

    Splitting The Sky Meets Cynthia McKinney in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 9 May, 2010:
    A Note on a Major Event in the Worldwide Movement to Arrest the Organized Crime of War Profiteers

    Hello friends, associates and supporters. Hello, as well, to those who are new to the case of Splitting The Sky versus George W. Bush.

    I have no hesitation in asserting that the brilliant content of these videos will be transformative for multitudes of global viewers. These videos contain poetry in You Tube. They offer sophisticated political analysis of the kind that should strike fear in the heart of the criminal class who are currently running the global apparatus of so-called national security. These presentations are studies of effective communication. They embody joy, love and skilled articulation combining classical motifs of ballet-like performance with the free form creativity of hip hop. They highlight two individuals at the top of their form who are leading an accelerating global revolt against the lawless war machine's broadening onslaught. More than any other force, the organized crime of the war machine threatens all humanity– indeed, all life forms– with imminent oblivion. Please take the time to study this set of amazing videos and disseminate them far and wide.

    The event took place on March 9 only hours after the premature termination of Splitting The Sky's Calgary trial. As the trial was being hurriedly shut down by the state, the legendary Cynthia McKinney arrived in Calgary from London to show solidarity with the veteran Mohawk activist. In an event hosted by my own academic unit, Globalization Studies, and by the University of Calgary's Peace Consortium, STS and Ms. McKinney met for the first time. As they shared stories and joined forces, they came to personify the best spirit of defiance rooted in many generations of resistance towards the forces of colonization, enslavement and resource theft. Together STS and the martyred but still-strong former US Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney, reflect on what humanity must do now that the heritages of slavery in America and the militarized dispossession of Indigenous peoples have been globalized in the name of the fraudulent Global War on Terror.

    As I see it, the case of Splitting The Sky versus George W. Bush will become in the future, even more than it has been in the past, a test case to prove the utter bankruptcy of the censoring mainstream media. This professional malfeasance in the CIA-infested mainstream media stands in contrast with the propensity of activist researchers, publishers, journalists, academics, broadcasters and media artists to use the Internet as a vehicle to advance the revolution that we do intend to televise on You Tube.

    (continued in next comment)

  7. Anonymous

    Of course, the STS story highlights the media cover up of the lies and crimes of 9/11. But that is only the beginning. STS's story starts with the big cover up of the reality that the New World Order of America began in 1492 with a massive genocide that continues to this day. Add to this monumental cover up the continuing obfuscation of the underlying dynamics that compelled the Attica prisoners, including STS, to revolt against their jailers in 1971.

    Similarly, the interests of power have good reason to want to suppress understanding of STS's central role in the Gustafsen Lake Indian War in British Columbia in 1995. There, the Canadian Armed Forces, including Joint Task Force Two (which is centrally involved in special operations in Afghanistan) played a major role in the conflict. The accompanying state-sponsored disinformation and smear campaign was brought to light in a court ruling on an extradition proceeding in Portland Oregon in 2000 entitled USA versus Pitawanakwat. The Canadian and B.C. governments' systematic campaign of media disinformation on the Battle of Gustafsen Lake offers a revealing prelude shedding light on the Cheney-Bush regime's strategy of psychological warfare employed to give a false-impresion of legitimacy to the lawless resource grab advanced in the name of Global War on Terror.

    The ongoing genocide that began in 1492 continues to advance the theft of natural resources from Indigenous peoples around the world. The founding of America on this primal original crime extends these days to the creation of new forms of appropriation, domination, murder and enslavement. It finds expression in the sweat shops, forced labour camps, torture chambers and assassination squads of the privatized terror economy. The Big Obama Psy Op is elevating and expanding the 9/11 wars of terror that the new president took over from the Cheney-Bush cabal of war profiteers. Please do yourself a favour and explore these videos while making sure that others are given the same opportunity.
    Basta! Enough is Enough

    Anthony J. Hall
    Professor of Globalization Studies
    University of Lethbridge


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  8. outside the box in Ontario

    I couldn't agree more with EW…yes, indeed, disobedient slaves…need proof…?.just look at all your "official" ID…your slave name is in all CAPS…What about bringing an obstruction of justice charge against the interfering "peace" officer? He did interfere with an arrest in progress…I wonder how the police would feel if we interfered with an arrest they were attempting to make…oh yeah, billy clubs…silly me…kt

  9. Anonymous

    Kanada remains a benign police state -the police themselves are immune from incarceration – NEVER has one cop – on any service since 1867 – the year Canada became a nation – gone to jail for crimes committed while in uniform or as an active member of any force- even SA and E. German security people were imprisoned under aparthied and communisum.
    The Judges are generally eunuchs as are the majority of the lawyers.

  10. Anonymous

    Has the case been set up against the RCMP? They technically ran interference which runs counter to the Geneva Conventions. The case needs to be made if there are other avenues to which to prosecute Mr. Bush and if the RCMP intends to continue obstructing I'd start legal action getting the courts to clarify the role of security towards a controversial figure.

  11. Anonymous

    What happened? It's 01.08.2010 already. Please post more info on the trial.

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