Occupy Toronto Promotes Indigenous Abusing Con-Artist (feat. Kevin Annett, Carrie Lester & Judy Rebick)

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It’s widely known that the remaining hangers-on at Occupy Toronto are a clueless bunch, as I described them yesterday, they’re a lot like the Japanese soldiers who were found hiding away a couple decades after WWII who didn’t know that the war was over. If you’ve ever wondered how stupid (or corrupt) OT’s remaining members are, today’s story will make that very clear.

Today the people running the Occupy Toronto Livestream (dodgy) fundraiser had a ‘special’ guest on their show- Kevin Annett, a widely exposed con-artist who’s famous for his widespread abuse of indigenous people across the country. Adding insult to injury, his appearance came just before a leader of Idle No More Toronto gave them a cash donation.

And, curiously, all this happened on the campus of Ryerson University- a school with three professors who have been burned by their connection to Annett. One of them, Judy Rebick, is scheduled to speak on the OT’s fundraiser this weekend…

Kevin Annett is a con-artist who’s been appropriating the voices of indigenous residential school survivors for many years. There have been countless articles written about his fraud by a number of reputable publications. The first substantive article, Truth And Native Abuse, was published in The Tyee back in 2008 outlining his pattern of lies, tall tales about residential school students being used for medical experiments, and unproven stories of mass graves. But, despite this story (and coverage of his lies in publications like the Vancouver Sun) a number of desperate (and corrupt) continued to support and promote him.

Willie Blackwater was one of the first survivors to bring the residential school to public attention. He, and 30 other victims, filed a suit against the United Church for the abuse they faced in the schools- ultimately their case led to the government’s first public apology. Blackwater realized quite early that Annett was up to no good. When Blackwater spoke out and asked him to stop appropriating the survivor’s cause, Annett very publicly responded with unconscionable levels of vitriol, slander and hate. Blackwater was a hero, Annett defiled him.

In the winter of 2011 Annett came out with one of his wildest claims ever- that he discovered a mass grave of residential survivors at the Six Nations reserve in Brantford, Ontario. Annett (and a group of cult members whose leader believes he’s the second coming of Christ) showed up at the reserve, dug about one foot down and magically discovered what he called the bones of small children. A small number of people from Occupy Toronto were also involved.

A few days later Annett showed up at an Occupy Toronto meeting in front of City Hall. Professional activist Sakura Saunders introduced him to the crowd saying that he was “going to announce something very important”. Annett stepped in-front of the crowd, pulled some bones out of his pocket, and announced “these are the bones of small children”. If the bones actually were real, his treatment of them would have been incredibly disrespectful. Saunders, and other Activistocrats completely ignored this distasteful act. Here’s a video:

Around that time, our three Ryerson university professors got involved. Judy Rebick headlined with Annett at a conference, and her publication Rabble.ca enthusiastically promoted him. Professor Winnie Ng invited Annett to speak on campus. She wasn’t able to be there when he arrived, but wrote a glowing letter promoting his work. The letter was read out by professor Lynn Lavallee- here’s a video:

The conference Annett was speaking at was sponsored by the CAW Sam Gindin Chair of Social Justice & Democracy. Rebick was the previous leader, Winnie Ng was the chair at the time. This was very curious because, far in the past, Annett worked with the CAW trying to recruit United Church ministers to join the union. The CAW has been actively involved radicalising native communities for many years.

In 2012 the truth began to come out that Annett’s claims of discovering a mass grave were fraudulent. He promised to get DNA tests on the bones, but they were never completed. He then claimed to have sent the bones to the Smithsonian Institution for testing- but, after some investigation, this was found to be untrue. Then, in May, a group of elders from Brantford produced a video denouncing Annett’s poor behaviour:

As the word began to get out about Annett’s fraud, indigenous people across the country (and in the US) joined the Brantford elders and claimed that Annett was up to no good. In November the Aboriginal People’s Television Network broadcast a comprehensive story explaining his fraud and the trail of pain he left behind him. The leaders of Occupy Toronto eventually ceded too and admitted Annett was a disreputable man.

So, it was a complete surprise today when members of the OT Livestream team announced that Annett would be joining them today. There were two key people behind this. The first was Carrie Lester, an anti-nuclear campaigner who works closely with ‘enviro-punk’ Zach Ruiter. The other was Gary Wassaykeesic, an indigenous man who was recently arrested for breaking & entering at the occupation of Enbridge’s Line 9 pumping station in Westover, Ontario.

Annett called-in and was broadcast on the Livestream through a speaker phone.  He told his usual set of lies with Lester and Wassaykeesic enthusiastically agreeing with everything he said- including Annett’s claim to have done an exorcism that caused a tornado to damage the Vatican. Despite the ridiculousness of his statement, nobody on the Livestream team bothered to challenge it. Something is very wrong.

It may, or may not, be a coincidence, but it appears that Judy Rebick is scheduled to appear on the Livestream this weekend. She, nor her fellow two professors, have never spoken out to fix the damage they did promoting Annett. It will be interesting to see if she does now. Annett has caused great pain to indigenous people and communities across the country. It’s time for the people responsible for promoting this monster to speak out and fix the damage and take action to stop the monster they helped to create…

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  1. And the hydra raises its ugly heads again….

    1. Indeed. These are either very stupid, or very sick, people…

    • bonnibrai on July 12, 2013 at 21:03
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    Thanks Greg ! I managed to give you a shout out while Annett was on their Live-Stream .

    1. Excellent, thanks! I’m curious to see their reaction…

  2. Annett is a con artists, his parents tried to own a water monopoly, but Occupy movement is a trap controlled by CSIS. Stay away.

    • The Hammer on July 13, 2013 at 18:46
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    3,600 people invited and only 86 showing. Many of the names I recognize from the professional protester crowd.

      • hello world on July 19, 2013 at 16:09
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      If you haven’t noticed Millenials are still suffering by the banker created crisis that happened in 2007-08. Nice way to talk down to an entire generation.

    • Jack on July 15, 2013 at 19:47
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    This page is garbage Annett has truth to what he says and it’s people like you that would like to keep these things covered up because it would show that all the bad things that happened was by the people doing GODs work and that you are evil

    1. You are so wrong here, on so many levels. Personally, I think that churches/religion are the root of much of the world’s problems, and what they did at residential schools was outright evil…

      • Leslee on July 20, 2013 at 02:24
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      That may be part of the problem Jack. The whole residential school issue started in truth. Horrible things were done to innocent people. The native activists and the First Nations people who were harmed should have been the only ones to lead the fight for justice. But Kevin Annett has turned this so far around, it is causing people to turn from the truth of the situation. And now he is in Europe.

      Kevin Annett takes information and twists it for his own purpose. Not financial, although I would like to know if the money donated is supposed to be reported as income…but for fame. For him to be happy, it appears that his name has to be front and centre on the marquee.

      He was not fired from the St. Andrews United Church in Port Alberni. He resigned first to the Church Board, then to Presbytery. He was delisted for claiming the United Church was an evil entity. This information is available on the United Church of Canada, B. C. Conference’s web page. There was no secret police, no plot to ‘get Kevin’. When he agreed to a hearing regarding the delisting, he promised all sorts of witnesses who could corroborate what he was talking about. But after being on the stand, (this is a Church Court), he refused to return to the hearing just as he was to be cross-examined.

      Kevin has over the past 16 years promised all sorts of evidence of deaths, mass graves, positive proof that crimes have been committed. The problem I have with Kevin is: Where is all this evidence? When he has been asked to provide it, his response usually is that if you don’t agree with him, you don’t get the evidence. So in my opinion, it’s not what he has presented for evidence, but WHERE IS THAT EVIDENCE? Why can’t I see it?

    • hello world on July 18, 2013 at 00:01
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    The average person protesting in the street across the West is not protesting capitalism but they are for capitalism. We live in a fascist economic system in each and every nation across the West. How would people feel if they were in the shoes of these young people unable to find work? People need to protest and demand change. Why won’t the major parties start caring and open up elections to more parties so then we are not stuck with the same old same old?

    The crisis of 2007-08 was a financial crisis where the public had to bail out industries. That doesn’t sound the capitalism to me. That sounds like economic fascism.

    The banks need to deal with the problems on their own. We need to return to mixed capitalism which was good for all Western countries.

    The media are also not doing their jobs.

    Enough with the major parties and mainstream media. People need to join minor parties and view independent media. The mainstream are just interested in the status quo.

    • Fountain of Truth on July 27, 2013 at 02:15
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    IMO, the abhorrent entanglement of pain and lies which always seem to follow in the wake of Kevin Annett’s ego~driven crusades, ALL stem from the sickness of a fractured narcissistic personality-type. It is highly likely that there exists behind the facade which is Kevin, a tragic tale of his own legacy of childhood abuses and emotional alienation. It is what propels in him a bloodlust for the triumph and glory of the worldly ‘political’ stage. This is the classic Narcissist’s psychological profile; in an attempt to escape the claustrophobia of the Narcissist’s own suffering, they will often thrust themselves forward as a self~elected spokesperson for other people’s pain, which they exploit for their own aggrandizement.

    Kevin Annett is steeped and wrenched in pain. Deep, chronic, bone-weary pain which he cunningly transfers onto others so that “they” will play out the very dramas Kevin, in his fragmentation, is pathologically disassociated from. Kevin’s game is highly manipulative, like a black magicians spell of enchantment, a ‘now~you~see~it, now~you~don’t’ slight of hand which messes with your heart and mind if you get too close, too wrapped up, too personally involved. Very dangerous, especially if you approach Kevin and his humanitarian causes with a naive compassion and a ready sweetness in your heart.

    Many do and get their ass burned.

    Trauma fragments the personality, and these fragments are highly suggestible, easily hijacked and mind-controlled by black operatives, Illuminati and shadow governments. What may have once been a kind hearted man of sincere intentions has long ‘split’ the scene, and what stands in place of Kevin Annett now is his alter persona.

    The only person Kevin needs to help is himself.

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