Saturday, October 27, 2007
Now surprisingly enough, it is NOT to stand with, nor behind David as he pursues the rights of ALL Canadians be upheld...and in TRUTH, ALL of GOD's children...not to mention helping us take a step toward the end of torture, abuse and slavery on behalf of the crown and governments of every level.
Though David has already been refused due process for well over two years, the Province of British Columbia gets to 'jump in' and get an EARLIER day in court to have, yet another try, considering the city(Victoria) has already failed, at having this whole ugly mess just thrown right out completely.
Despite these FACTS and TRUTHS, David's original Charter Challenge date was in September 2007 and postponed(without legitimate reason) until January of 2008, for actions that occurred way back in 2004, and would have been over and done with, if the courts actually followed their own decrees of...
"DELAYED JUSTICE IS DENIED JUSTICE"
Despite the FACT that it is easily proven, both on video and eye witness accounts, that David has been tortured, falsely arrested(kidnapped), targeted, harassed, etc. for ALL of these years.
...But that would also mean a great number of poor people across Canada might not have died as a result of 'OVER-exposure' and abuse from being denied the 'RIGHT to CARE FOR ONESELF'...also over these last THREE YEARS.
Just as the courts and judges don't seem to feel there is any reason to deal with this immediately...BEFORE the temperatures drop into the FREEZING levels, while peoples rights are being stripped away for being, along with any ability to survive.
It is obvious to me, that by their actions, the courts are sanctioning legalized murder and unlawful incarceration of the poor.
I have already personally experienced the corruption of the so-called "CROWN" and so-called "JUDGES"...(who themselves shall one day be judged accordingly).
You are now personally witnessing it...again.
How long shall you sit by and let it happen...STAND with us against INJUSTICE.
Canadian Soldiers in Afghanistan return home...the FREEDOMS of your OWN PEOPLE are in danger.
Canadian Soldiers in Canada...disarm the POLICE and arrest them for 'HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS' and Violations to the Geneva Convention.
Citizens of Canada...remove and arrest your officials from power that created racist/classist Laws and ByLAWS that Violate GOD and LAW.
Join us and BE the hero you've been waiting for.
your humble servant,
Monday, October 22, 2007
Canada's commitment slipping: U.N. rights aide
By David Ljunggren 1 hour, 45 minutes ago
OTTAWA (Reuters) -U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, who is Canadian, said she was particularly unhappy that Canada had last month voted against a nonbinding U.N. declaration of rights for indigenous peoples. Arbour's comments were aimed at the minority Conservative government, which took power in February 2006 and has shown less interest in multilateral diplomacy than its Liberal predecessor. 's commitment to human rights is slipping and the country must work hard to regain the position it once held as an international honest broker, a top United Nations official said on Monday.
Arbour said Canada had historically been perceived as an unbiased nation whose judgment was widely sought and which did not serve narrow interests.
"I am very worried that this very romantic view that we have of ourselves is not being sufficiently nourished and preserved to allow us to continue to occupy a place much larger than the one that our single voice among 192 member states of the
"I hope that we ... will collectively work very hard to reclaim that privileged space," she told an Ottawa conference on human rights. Critics complain that the Conservatives are too close to Washington, where record on human rights is regularly attacked.
Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson, who was in the audience, declined to comment when asked by reporters for his reaction. Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier would not be available for comment, a spokesman said.
Arbour is a left-leaning former supreme court judge who was appointed to that job by the Liberals. She took up her current position in 2004.
She said she had to "register my profound disappointment that Canada did not see fit to support the declaration" on indigenous rights. said the document clashed with Canadian laws.
Arbour later told reporters she was surprised by the Canadian vote and questioned whether Ottawa was still able to portray itself as an honest broker.
"I think there is a sense that Canada is moving away from its total commitment to multilateralism and is now I think advancing other forms of either national or regional alignment," she said. "Canadians still have an image of themselves that is now pretty dated, that is not reflective of the contemporary position and role Canada can and should play in my view internationally."Reuters Photo: United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights Louise Arbour
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Are you thinking of immigrating to Canada?
Do you think you already have a 'Right To Sleep' here?
Then YOU had better read this...I thought people around the world should better get to know 'David Arthur Johnston', or more importantly, why this one man is so important to us ALL.
In the beginning…
I don’t use money (as it, unavoidably, supports a prideful construct). I sleep outside (primarily in
This was an account of a campaign to determine the right to sleep. It has become a dance where conscientiousness reveals itself to be transcendent of the ‘rule of law’. Patience be with us all, for the bad and the good. May we enjoy remembering that a free will understands there is only one will.
There is a ‘police and courts encounter list’ that acts as a nice summary if the journal’s length is too daunting. It can be found at the August 23rd, 2006 update.
Monday, October 15, 2007
The following piece was Submitted by Hatrackman(David Arthur Johnston) on Wed, 2007-10-10 16:33.
St. Ann's update- Wed. Oct. 10th, 2007: find something you do not doubt
I love all of you. Alrighty...
The trial is still tentatively scheduled for January 22nd. The province is going to try and strike the whole thing in court on October 30th and 31st because of a technicality. Our lawyers are confident about it, though- I get the feeling it will be a reenactment of the city's attempt at a discontinuance.
OK. Here is the thing that is on my brain now- the lawyers position is that the bylaws are unconstitutional because they restrict those who've no where else to go, meaning that if the city and province put up a warehouse with 500 beds they would not have a case anymore. This case is based around the tent-city that was in Cridge Park over 2 years ago and the defendants will be scrutinized to see if they had other options besides the tent-city. The only thing I have going for me is my joy of articulating my justification for not using money- this is the point where the city and the police and the province can be held accountable for their lack of innocent presumption in a person's ability to sleep conscientiously on public access property. That is exactly what the 'crown' does not want- they will do their best to hypnotize the masses into thinking that internment camps and martial law are necessary... and they are doing a good job of it.
In the meantime I will continue with my primary job, which is to spread the gospel- that pride is sin because fate is real.
May the love of truth pervade.
I, sometimes, have a problem with going to people to get help because I've tried it lots. Over time I have learned that if the issue is important enough and bright enough people will come to it. In this case my desire would be to let people know that help would be nice and would directly affect this planet's birth pangs as it evolves into freedom... people will do whatever their experience leads them to do- may their experience lead them to humility and a moment where data on this battle is in front of them. May I be forgiven if my words are not clear enough to inspire. May we all be forgiven if our acceptance of fascism is because the person fighting for freedom is not the hero we all wait for. Pride is sin because fate is real.
in glorious fatigue,
David Arthur Johnston
Victoria, BC, Canada
- Home page
- Journal of the Occupation of St. Ann's Academy (Victoria, BC, Canada)
- Crimes of Necessity (from filmmaker Andrew Ainsley. Very comprehensive.)
- The Right To Sleep (This site started to raise awareness of these issues.)
- Ancient's History (A site from the 'Son of Man')
Sunday, October 14, 2007
They have criminalized sleep.
Sleep is a necessity of life - without it we can not survive!
Police and security guards claim they have the authority to wake a peaceful sleeper on public property and order them to go somewhere else. One of the major flaws with this power is that there is not a single inch of property in all of any City where it is legal to sleep outside.
It is a catch-22 - if you do not own or rent private property, it is against the law to sleep and each night hundreds of homeless people must commit crimes of necessity.
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In mainstream society, possessions and conspicuous spending habits form a strong basis for the societal image of an individual. Accumulating, possessions, consumerism are memes integrated into the psyche of individuals and is woven into the social fabric of our culture. For those who possess things, insurance and expenses to support such consumption are of great concern. Often, in this society, any increase in income generated produces a requisite response in consumption. Those that make more money buy more expensive clothes, cars, and homes. Lifestyle, life, and style selections are all a part of the consumptive processes of the World. This does not necessarily increase the amount of happiness experienced, as these objects are not of any inherent value. Had the individual saved their money, the stresses associated with higher consumption would be averted producing a happier, more relaxed, productive and creative lifestyle. To the observer of the suburbanite human, one recognizes that insulation, ignorance, and apathy has befallen most people. Interests are withdrawn, narrowed, to the extent that there is no "real" world outside one's own experience - at least, not one of any direct consequence. Primary concerns fall only within the immediate sphere of experience. Comforts and establishment makes humans lazier, but, the world beyond the mind, beyond most peoples simple cumulative existence, needs work. Humans are agents of existence, charged with the intelligence and physical capacity to change the universe. Naturally, we have progressed to this position in existence. No past choice, no made decision can be undone. So what must be done for the future? We all share one Planet, humanity ought to invest in it, not destroy it. Each person must admit that he/she shares this world with others.
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When a person is found sleeping, authorities can do one of several things. The first step is to ask you to go sleep somewhere else, even though there is nowhere else to go. When a person tries to explain that they are only doing what every other person on this planet has to do they are generally told not to question. There is a quote that I have heard a lot by police and security when the lawfulness of their actions are questioned - "It's easier to just abide."
It is rare for somebody to actually be arrested for sleep because they are almost always given the option to abide. And if you or I had no money or shelter and had to sleep in a park or on the beach and we were assaulted in our sleep, we too would probably abide. It is very difficult to wake a peaceful sleeper without using a boot, a club or their hands, and I have witnessed this myself - a person peacefully sleeping being shaken until he wakes up by a person in a uniform, carrying a gun, a club, and a potentially lethal 'Taser', claiming that it is against the law to sleep.
Apparently, to not abide with a law that deprives us of life and liberty is to be a criminal. The implication of criminalizing a minority for simply existing and doing what we all must do in order to survive is something that we take issue with, and has inspired a documentary film and this website on the 'right to sleep'.
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