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UPDATE: 9:30am – The OPP have negotiated an agreement with Brant to reopen the 401. This news is yet more proof that the OPP have direct contact with Brant and won’t arrest him.  

A Quote from an OPP press release posted on www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com early this morning

“NAPANEE, ON, June 29 /CNW/ – On Thursday, June 28th, 2007, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a blockade was erected on County Road 2 at Wyman’s Road near Deseronto, in Tyendinaga Township.

A warrant of arrest has been issued for Shawn BRANT, 43 years of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory for mischief and breach of recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada in relation to this blockade.”

That’s nice, but let’s look at the much bigger story here. It’s been approximately 12 hours since Terrorist Shawn Brant violated his parole by starting an illegal Terrorist blockade of highway 2 in Deseronto which includes the picture posted here last night of him standing over a large illegal fire, and Brant has not been arrested.

He is directly responsible for the appeasement minded voluntary closure by CN Rail today, and instead of arresting Brant as their warrant suggests, the OPP themselves are now blockading highway 401 in anticipation of his next actions.

So they’ve issued a warrant for the arrest of an armed and extremely dangerous Terrorist (now Fantino can say “Look we done some police work!!”) and are now blockading the largest highway in the Country on his behalf while continuing to let him roam free to organize more terrorist activities for the day.

If this is what law enforcement has come to in Ontario, we are in very serious trouble. Of course it shouldn’t be a suprise to anyone, as this is the kind of cowardly, racist OPP policy Caledonia Wakeup Call has been reporting for over a year now.

Stay tuned to www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com for all the latest breaking news as it happens throughout the day and night

Jeff Parkinson
Caledonia Wakeup Call
Jeff@CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

By The Canadian Press
Thursday, June 28, 2007

DESERONTO, Ont. (CP) – Mohawk protester Shawn Brant says his supporters will be armed to defend themselves if police try to keep them from blocking Highway 401 and the CN rail line near Deseronto, in eastern Ontario. Both are targets for Friday’s aboriginal day of action, along with Highway 2.

Brant says commuters between Toronto and Montreal can expect major delays in both directions on the 401 over the 24 hours starting at midnight or earlier.

Provincial police have already gathered in the nearby city of Napanee.

Brant says the time has passed for marches to educate Canadians about native poverty and suicide.

He says militant Mohawks in his area and in other parts of the country will take a stronger stand to demand change now.

Today CN Rail announced that they will shut down service for countless Canadians tomorrow (June 29th) exactly as Native Terrorists have demanded they do. The official announcement says “Via said in a statement Thursday that the sudden cancellations were in anticipation of mass commuter chaos” but we all know that’s nothing more than a weak attempt to cover their asses.

The fact of the matter is that CN Rail has given in to the demands of Terrorist Shawn Brant who told them to shut down, or he and his band of thugs would shut down the rails by force. The same Shawn Brant who has publicly announced that he and his fellow Terrorists will be armed in case police try to do their jobs and stop these Criminals from illegally blockading railways and highway 401.

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In anticipation of a day of native protest that could target rail and highway lands, Via Rail is shutting down service Friday on its Toronto-Montreal and Toronto-Ottawa routes.

A news release issued Thursday afternoon says:

“Additionally, due to the uncertainty of the situation and anticipated location of a blockage, VIA’s late evening and early morning trains between Toronto and Kingston have also been affected as follows:

  • Train 650 – Toronto to Kingston departing June 28 at 10 p.m. – Replaced by bus
  • Train 651 – Kingston to Toronto departing June 29 at 05:25 a.m. – Cancelled.

As well, passengers arriving in Montreal on June 29th on board VIA train No.15 from Halifax with connections to Ontario (Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston, Belleville, Toronto) will be accommodated by chartered motor coach.”

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also aired in Alaska, Washington, South Dokado, Wisconsin, Toronto and other locations

50 minutes on the topic of Canada’s Day of Protest – we were asked to be part of the show.

  Full Show

  Our 6 Minute part – Excellent segment with Gary McHale

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TORONTO (CP) – Canadian aboriginals are understandably disappointed and frustrated with past injustices but Friday’s day of action should be peaceful and reflective, Canada’s premiers and territorial leaders said in a joint statement hours before the national day of action was set to begin.

“Together with other Canadians, we respect the right of Canada’s First Nations leadership to organize a national day of action,” said the statement, signed by every premier and territorial leader with the exception of British Columbia and Nunavut.

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said he’s spoken to Ontario aboriginal leaders and everyone agrees the day should go ahead.

“I remain hopeful that this national day of action will proceed in a peaceful and respectful way,” said McGuinty, adding it will be up to provincial police to deal with any blockades or illegal activity. (Edit: Which he knows for a fact they won’t do because he ordered them not to via his sock puppet Fantino)

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TORONTO — Staging illegal activities on tomorrow’s National Aboriginal Day of action would do nothing but “tarnish” the efforts of peaceful protesters hoping to further the case for improving the lives of aboriginal Canadians, former prime minister Paul Martin said yesterday.

Martin, who was speaking at a public forum on aboriginal rights, said illegal actions would only divert the attention of the Canadian public from the issues at hand.

“I think the case for fairness, equality of opportunity, education and health care are just simply too important to be diverted by such acts.”

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Mohawk protester Shawn Brant has emerged as a lonesome voice of hard-line native militancy, plotting major economic disruption as his way of making Canada sit up and listen.

“We’re going to have that expression of strength and solidarity across this country,” he said in an interview at the quarry he occupied on disputed land last March near Deseronto, west of Kingston.“Then we’ll step back and say: ‘You absorb this.’ Because the next time we come out, it’s going to be harder, it’s going to be longer and it’s going to have an impact on this economy that Canada can’t imagine at this point.

“We’ve had enough.”Well Shawn, apart from the sexual imagery… you took the words right out of my mouth.

My guess is though, that Dalton McGuinty will let this one, whatever it turns out to be, slide too.

This full story and much more at www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

ORILLIA, ON, June 27 /CNW/ – On Friday, June 29, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has called for a day of peaceful demonstrations and rallies to raise public awareness about aboriginal issues in Canada. Numerous legitimate protests and information and educational events are expected across Ontario, including activities that may interrupt normal travel and traffic flow.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is actively working with many involved communities and organizations to support peaceful events and legitimate forms of protest. With a responsibility to preserve public safety and maintain order, the OPP is calling on those involved not to jeopardize public peace or endanger anyone.

“I am assured by the First Nations leadership that the National Day of Action is a call for peaceful activity,” said Commissioner Julian Fantino. “The OPP fully supports people’s right to freedom of expression and lawful protest. At the same time, we have a duty to preserve the peace.

EDIT: WRONG Julian. You have a duty to ENFORCE THE LAWS OF ONTARIO

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OTTAWA, June 27 – I am aware of public statements in recent days about intentions to disrupt traffic during the National Day of Action in support of First Nations on June 29.

While these comments have been widely reported they are isolated comments and do not reflect the position of the Assembly of First Nations, or the many First Nations across the country, who have organized peaceful and positive events that are inclusive of all Canadians.

We respectfully urge Canadians not to criminalize First Nations people with respect to the actions they plan to take on June 29 and beyond.

(edit: Phil asks that you don’t fight back against Terrorism.. The same Phil Fontaine who Shawn Brant says told him to do this)

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TORONTO, June 27 – VIA Rail Canada wishes to advise passengers that its services in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada may be impacted by a possible blockade of rail lines that could be undertaken as part of the National Day of Action on June 29, 2007.

VIA services likely to be affected (in both directions) are the following:

– Toronto-Montréal

– Toronto-Ottawa

– Montréal-Senneterre

– Montréal-Halifax (June 28 departure)

– Halifax-Montréal (June 29 departure)

While VIA has not received any official confirmation of planned actions, and in fact may not receive any advance warning regarding the extent or location of a blockade, we wish to advise passengers who need to travel on June 29 on the above noted services, so that they can make alternate transportation plans if they wish to do so.

VIA will be waving any ticket service charges for passengers who wish to change their travel dates.

VIA and the railways over which its trains operate are monitoring the situation closely and will issue updates as more information becomes available.

VIA regrets any inconvenience this situation may cause its customers.

Customers may call VIA at 888-VIA-RAIL or visit this website for further information.

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Expect ‘fallout’ if violence is used at a planned blockade.

Native warriors across the country plan to keep a close eye on tomorrow’s events near Deseronto in case police attempt forceful tactics to stop Mohawk blockade plans.

The political manoeuvring of Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine and other band chiefs to distance themselves from blockades has left the Tyendinaga Mohawks seemingly alone in the runup to the proclaimed native day of action.

“They are not alone,” said one well-connected source outside Tyendinaga. “Warriors from across the country are keeping an eye on it.”

“If violence is used against the people at Tyendinaga or anywhere there is going to be fallout,” he said. “We would not think too highly of (police use of force),” said Rarahkwisere of the Akwesasne Warrior Society, adding it is up to the clan mothers to decide on a reaction. “In the event someone gets hurt, the politics of the AFN go out the window and the grassroots people come together,”

(EDIT: So if we don’t tolerate their terrorism, they will react with more terrorism, but if we do tolerate it, they will of course be emboldened even more and react with more terrorism)

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Native leaders are calling for peaceful demonstrations tomorrow, fearing that whatever public support there is for aboriginals will dry up quickly if the day is marred with violence.

Their call follows threats from Mohawk hard-liner Shawn Brant, right, who has promised to block Highway 401 and the CN Rail line near Deseronto, Ont., in protest.

There are 134 native communities in Ontario and each one is expected to mark the day in its own way.

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Staging illegal activities on Friday’s national aboriginal day of action would do nothing but “tarnish” the efforts of peaceful protesters hoping to further the case for improving the lives of aboriginal Canadians, former prime minister Paul Martin said Wednesday.

“I think it’s so important that this day not be marred by illegal activities and blockades,” he said. While most national and regional chiefs have called for peaceful demonstrations on Friday, there are concerns some communities may resort to illegal measures such as highway or railway blockades – acts that could spark confrontations with law enforcement.

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The Kingston Mohawk Support Network (KMSN) plans to hold demonstrations on and near railroad tracks in Kingston.

We will be calling upon our government to respect its historical agreements with First Nations, and to begin to conduct itself peaceably, justly and honourably in its dealings with all First Nations and peoples.

We have chosen the train tracks as the location for this event to demonstrate our solidarity with the numerous road and railway blockades that are being planned by First Nations communities across Canada as part of this National Day of Action.

A big part of celebrating the National Day of Action will be educating the non-native public as they cross the tracks, but equally important is showing the government and First Nations that First Nations are not alone in their fight for justice and the land they were promised.

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