Thursday, February 28, 2013

Citizens' Arrests for the Pope !!

Our Citizen Jurors will speak to the World This Saturday – Their Common Law Court evidence is broadcast to millions on American Television – and Plans to Arrest the Guilty Move Forward

Latest News, Reflections and an Important Leaflet from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State and Kevin Annett

In this Update:

1. Fifteen countries are now part of our movement! Meanwhile, more Cardinals desert the sinking Papal ship, and The Court Order is served on the Guilty Cowards  -  Reports from the front line

2. This Saturday, the ITCCS global online radio program will feature some of the Citizen Jurors who found the Pope, Queen Elizabeth and Canada guilty of Genocide – On March 2 at 4 pm EST, 9 pm GMT on

3. What will happen next Monday, March 4 – and Beyond … and What You can Do

4. This Friday, California Public Television will broadcast the complete Proceedings, Evidence and Verdict of our Common Law Court of Justice, to a viewership of millions of people

5. Our French activists launch a new ITCCS blogsite,  and

6. A a leaflet for you to distribute at churches this Sunday.


From Slovenia to Fiji to the Vatican itself, the Momentum Grows

It isn't only the half million hits on our websites that show that the world is aflame from the spark we've ignited.

Over the past few days, hundreds of people in fifteen countries have pledged their support to our Tribunal to occupy churches and help perform Citizens' Arrests of criminal heads of church and state in Rome, London and across Canada.

"This is the answer to a life time of hoping" commented an elderly aboriginal survivor of a Saskatchewan Christian internment camp – read, "residential school" – who contacted our Tribunal after he heard our Court's verdict.

"Count me in. I may be eighty two but nobody will keep me from occupying the local catholic church. Those priests killed my brother in there and now they're going to answer for him"

People from as far away as the Pacific islands, South Africa, China and a dozen European countries, as well as across North America, are being recruited to launch public actions against their local Catholic churches after March 4, when International Citizens Arrest Warrants will be issued by the Common Law Court in Brussels.

In Canada, more than twenty United and Anglican churches have also been targeted for picketing or occupation that week, along with Catholic cathedrals. Protestors even plan to strike at the Archbishop of Canterbury's church and Buckingham Palace.

These church occupations will grow and culminate in a Global Week of Reclamation during Easter, March 24 -31.

Not coincidentally, the top Catholic official in England, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, suddenly resigned this week and announced he would not vote at the Vatican Conclave on March 15 to elect a new Pope. This unprecedented defiance may indicate a collapse in the disciplinary chain of command within the church, since Cardinals' attendance at the Papal Conclave is normally mandatory.

Meanwhile, Common Law Court officers have begun to serve the Order of Compliance to the thirty officials found guilty of Crimes against Humanity last Monday, including Joseph Ratzinger, Elizabeth Windsor, top Roman Cardinals and Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada. All of the accused parties seem to be in hiding.

Yes, Virginia, there really is a Common Law Court! Tune in on Saturday to learn Why

The Vatican black ops department swung into full gear after last Monday's Court verdict, spreading the Big Lie throughout the Italian and world corporate media that our Court is a fabrication of one man – Kevin Annett.

In response, two of the Citizen Jurors from the Common Law Court who found the Pope and others guilty will be featured on the new blog talk radio program We the Jury this Saturday, to describe why they volunteered
for the historic position and voted as they did.

The Jurors are Lisa Shannon from the United States and Melanie Spencer from the Netherlands. They'll be joined by ITCCS activists from Ireland John Deegan, Gerry O'Donovan and Dave O'Brien, who have led and will continue church occupations in that country.

This two hour We the Jury program will be broadcast this Saturday, March 2 at 4 pm EST, 9 pm Greenwich time, Hosts will be Kevin Annett and Bill Annett, with producers Marcie Lane and Claudia Julien, who are of aboriginal descent.

Can we really place Caesar under Arrest? What will Happen on and after March 4, 2103?
by Kevin D. Annett

People are dreadfully concerned these days that arresting folks like Lizzie Windsor and ex-pope Joe the Rat won't be possible for people like us. But the truth is, of course we can arrest them – with enough resolve, and numbers, and by not playing by their rules.

Remember, first of all, that "arrest" simply means to stop someone or something – and we are already doing that. These child killers are cowering in confusion because of our work. And as for physical detention, well, they are presently hiding out in their palaces under massive security, like any guilty criminal, encased in lies and fear. I'd call that imprisonment.

But beyond all that, the right of citizens to perform their own arrests on convicted criminals – even when they're "rulers" – is enshrined in customary law and such doctrines as the Claim of Right and Necessity Defense in common law, which compels citizens to act when the authorities refuse to, out of a higher need to protect the community that supersedes any statute law.

So on March 4, if the thirty guilty parties don't surrender themselves to our Officers, our Court will issue International Citizens' Arrest Warrants, of one year duration, which any man or woman anywhere can use to empower themselves to enforce the lawful Verdict of February 25, 2013 issued by our Common Law Court.

In other words, hundreds of people will be armed to perform these arrests on anyone shielding the Thirty from arrest, as well as on the culprits themselves – AND on any of their accomplices, like known child raping priests through the Catholic, United and Anglican churches.

Think of it: an army of Common Law Peace Officers, roaming fifteen countries, perpetually armed with the power to arrest these criminals, banish them from our communities, occupy their churches and seize their assets and properties!

I call that having an impact. It's actually the launching of a civil war. But see my article ("What will we do with the Freedom we have Won?") for more of a perspective on why we are unbeatable – once we overcome our own fears and illusions.

Lights, Camera … Lighting up the Truth this Friday, March 1!

Millions of Americans will watch the full proceedings of our Trial and Conviction of the Pope and his cohorts during March, thanks to the good people of Napa Valley Television in California.

Starting this Friday, and every Friday evening in March, at 11:30 pm Pacific time, the full evidence used to convict the Thirty will be broadcast by Napa TV and will be permanently archived as well as live streamed to any other network or service. Any local public access TV station can then broadcast our full four hour Court sessions. So prod your local broadcasters, educators and librarians to access and broadcast this historic evidence.

Here is the link to the broadcast, commencing this Friday at 11:30 pm pacific time, and 7:30 am (Saturday) GMT in Europe:

Et Maintenant! La Revolution, en Francais!

Our compatriots in Paris have created an exclusive ITCCS blog site in French, which you can find at:

Spread the word among Francophones, s'il vous plait … and link up with the French ITCCS network. Kevin Annett will be speaking in Paris and throughout France during the last half of May as part of his European speaking and organizing tour.

And finally, Leaflet and Occupy a church for Jesus … and the missing children

Please print off the leaflet this Sunday, March 3, and distribute it to parishioners at your local Catholic church, and at United and Anglican churches as well. It gives church goers a chance to join with our movement and take back their own churches from the criminals who run it, with their money.

Good luck! Keep us informed of your work and film any of your public actions.

More updates will follow after March 4.

ITCCS Central – Brussels


Posted on February 25, 2013 by itccs

Final Verdict is Rendered in First Common Law Court Case against the Vatican and Canada for Genocide


Pope, Queen and Canadian Prime Minister found Guilty of Crimes against Humanity and Sentenced to Twenty Five Year Prison Terms


Court Orders them to Surrender by March 4 or face Citizens' Arrests



Pope Benedict will go to jail for twenty five years for his role in Crimes against Humanity, and Vatican wealth and property is to be seized, according to today's historic verdict of the International Common Law Court of Justice.

The Brussels-based Court handed down a unanimous guilty verdict from its Citizen Jurors and ordered the citizens' arrest of thirty Defendants commencing March 4 in a Court Order issued to them today.

The verdict read in part,

"We the Citizen Jury find that the Defendants in this case are guilty of the two indictments, that is, they are guilty of committing or aiding and abetting Crimes against Humanity, and of being part of an ongoing Criminal Conspiracy"

The Jury ruled that each Defendant receive a mandatory twenty five year prison sentence without parole, and have all their personal assets seized.

The Court went on to declare in its Order No. 022513-001,

"The Defendants are ordered to surrender themselves voluntarily to Peace Officers and Agents authorized by this COURT, having been found Guilty as charged.

"The Defendants have seven days from the issuing of this ORDER, until March 4, 2103, to comply. After March 4, 2013, an International Arrest Warrant will be issued against these Defendants".

The guilty parties include Elizabeth Windsor, Queen of England, Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and the head officers of the Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada. (A complete copy of the Verdict, the Court Order and a list of the Defendants is enclosed on the accompanying you tube link).

The guilty verdict followed nearly a month of deliberations by more than thirty sworn Citizen Jurors of the 150 case exhibits produced by Court Prosecutors.

These exhibits detailed irrefutable proof of a massive criminal conspiracy by the Defendants' institutions to commit and conceal Genocide on generations of children in so-called Indian residential schools across Canada.

None of the Defendants challenged or disputed a Public Summons issued to them last September; nor did they deny the charges made against them, or offer counter evidence to the Court.

"Their silence told me a lot. Why wouldn't innocent people defend their own reputation when accused of such horrible things?" commented one Juror, based in England.

"These crimes were aimed at children, and were a cold and calculated plan to wipe out Indians who weren't Christians. And the defendants clearly are still covering up this crime. So we felt we had to do more than slap their wrist. The whole reign of terror by state-backed churches that are above the law has to end, because children still suffer from it".

The Court's judgement declares the wealth and property of the churches responsible for the Canadian genocide to be forfeited and placed under public ownership, as reparations for the families of the more than 50,000 children who died in the residential schools.

To enforce its sentence, the Court has empowered citizens in Canada, the United States, England, Italy and a dozen other nations to act as its legal agents armed with warrants, and peacefully occupy and seize properties of the Roman Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada, which are the main agents in the deaths of these children.

"This sentence gives a legal foundation and legitimacy to the church occupations that have already begun by victims of church torture around the world" commented Kevin Annett, the chief adviser to the Prosecutor's Office, who presented its case to the world. (see, November 6 and January 30 postings)

"The verdict of the Court is clearly that these criminal church bodies are to be legally and practically disestablished, and their stolen wealth reclaimed by the people. Justice has finally begun to be be served. The dead can now rest more easily."

Court officers are delivering the Order to all the Defendants this week, including to the Canadian Prime Minister, the Queen of England and to Joseph Ratzinger, the retiring Pope Benedict who is avoiding arrest within the Vatican after suddenly resigning two weeks ago.

The citizens' arrests of these and other Defendants will commence on March 4 if they do not surrender themselves and their assets, as per the Court Order.

These actions will be filmed and posted at here in the coming week, along with further updates from the Court and its Citizen Agents.

Please see the accompanying you tube video.

Issued by the Central Office,
The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

25 February, 2013


Crimes of Church & State ! [ Reclaiming our churches ]

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Supreme Court blocks challenge to anti-terrorism law 26 Feb 2013 One of the most controversial anti-terrorism laws passed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks may be beyond normal judicial review, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision, the court's conservative justices ruled that lawyers, journalists, human rights activists and others lacked standing to challenge a law passed in 2008 that increases the government's ability to intercept international communications. The plaintiffs had contended that even the potential of government snooping -- which, they said, would violate the Fourth Amendment -- was forcing them to change the way they communicate with clients and sources. The question before the high court wasn't whether the law itself, passed near the end of the Bush administration, was constitutional. It was whether those challenging it even had the ability to find out.

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'Coming up next: How Facebook Sandy Hook tribute pages are hurting surviving families' posted by Lori Price, 25 Feb 2013 A promo aired on FOX CT news Monday afternoon, which stated the following. "Coming up next: How Facebook Sandy Hook tribute pages are hurting surviving families." The promo introduced this topic. The report stated, "Facebook is taking them down, to comply with officials' requests." Included in the FOX CT news report was this observation. "Officials said they would keep tabs on the social media giant." In an interview, Connecticut Democratic Rep. (5th) Elizabeth Esty stated, "I called the FBI right away...I learned that these pages don't violate existing laws."

Facebook agrees to remove some Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting pages --Sen. Blumenthal: Facebook officials said they would begin removing the pages immediately. 25 Feb 2013 U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Facebook has agreed to remove some so-called tribute pages related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting over concerns they're being used to exploit the tragedy. Blumenthal and fellow Connecticut Democrats U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty had complained to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in a letter Monday morning. [Also, see CLG's Sandy Hook Shooting 'Oddities' page, which will not be taken down.]

Blumenthal, Murphy, Esty to Zuckerberg: Yank Newtown Pages on Facebook 25 Feb 2013 Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th) today in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the increasing number of Newtown tribute pages. They say the Facebook sites have become a source of harassment for the surviving families. In particular they point to pages dedicated to Victoria Soto and Kaitlin Roig.

CLG founder Dr. Michael Rectenwald interview with Kevin Barrett 22 Feb 2013 by Kevin Barrett 4:00 p.m. ET Friday, 22 Feb 2013,  American Freedom Radio (archived here) Dr. Michael Rectenwald teaches the history and philosophy of science, among other topics, at New York University. The founder of Citizens for Legitimate Government, America's best on-line news-agglomeration service, Dr. Rectenwald is also an author of short fiction. His new book is called The Thief and Other Stories. We'll discuss the various conspiracies unmasked by CLG, including 9/11 and Sandy Hook, as well as issues raised by his fiction.

'US-trained' Afghan forces 'are just like criminals' --Murder, sexual abuse, drugs and extortion revealed in Panorama investigation 24 Feb 2013 Shocking revelations of murder, sexual abuse of young boys, unarmed civilians being shot at, police officers high on drugs, and routine kidnaps and extortion are exposing the true state of Afghanistan's security forces in Helmand province. The despair of the US marines advising Afghan forces is laid bare in scenes being broadcast on BBC1's Panorama tomorrow evening. It reveals how three boys were shot dead escaping from police co