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Today in Court

30 Sep

The arguements we presented today in court was based on the idea that the crown, by proceeding by indictment on my case overstepped his boundries, and clearly is a case of over prosecution. Arguements were presented on a political basis that by choosing to proceed by inditement, he made a desision to take a stand of punishing me for my politics.

The arguements, very clear precise and political raised the issue of politics and political tragetting being a important mater to discuss. The judge listened to our arguements and is expected to give a ruling on this motion. If this motion fails other political motions will be put forward, and if those fail then it will contnue to jury trial.

If it passes then this sets a clear president for future cases.

I was very happy with all the support today, and the courthouse being full and thank all those who have supported my political struggle thus far. I am confident about the motion in court today and look forward to victory tommorrow.

See You All at ten am superiour court toronto.

on the so called “nuetrality” of the injustice system and the criminalization of politics!!!!

2 Nov

“The fight of the people against power is the fight of remembering against forgetting” ~ Ulrike Meinhof

One of the issues that clearly presents itself in the current political prosecution that i am facing is the attempt of the state to put my alleged disobeying of an illegal and unjust court order out of context and by doing so de politicizing the nature of my charges.

In court it is very obvious that the case the crown presents is a simple one, there was a court order, i allegedly disobeyed it, therefore I am guilty. This analysis put forward by the crown attempts to hide several key things, the most import being what was the purpose of this court order, what led to the creation of this court order, what lead to the charges that my ex co accused were facing and what was the nature of the undercover operation that lead to our original charges in the first place?

By attempting to remove this context the crown seeks to make my writing about the dirty ops committed by the state during and preceding the g20 matter into a simple issue of law and order and by doing so negating the political nature of the charges that i am facing, as well as the political nature of the incarceration of George Horton, Hundert, Hiscocks and others.
The reality of the situation is that by doing this the crown is attempting to impose a collective amnesia and blanket criminalization of context of my current charges, as well as the charges others are facing.

To the crown the fact that people were targeted for surveillance based on holding “criminal ideologies” is to be forgotten, the fact that conditions imposed on people such as not to associate with open above ground political organizations such as AW@L and SOS is to be forgotten, the nature of the infiltration and the political targeting of those who were infiltrated and criminalized is not to be discussed. Finally the crimes of the g20, which is what people were opposing in the first place is not be mentioned, since in the eyes of the crown all of this is irrelevant.

By removing this historic context it is easy for the crown to strip the political nature of the charges and make it an issue of law and order.

The courts assist in this process by claiming that they are neutral and throw out any evidence to the contrary. The courts further assist the crown in this matter by imposing there narrow definition of what is and is not permissible in the courts.

For example it is impermissible to demand that Vandenhueval (head of Political persecution branch of the OPP)explain why he was intimidating and arresting people who were talking about the dirty ops of the infiltrators before the creation of the court order which demonstrates that the court order and the courts are being used as a political tool to silence discussion around what happened but it is permissible to ask for peoples ideologies at bail hearings or deny people bail based on the politics of their friends and lovers. It is not permitted to discuss the state violence leading up to the saturday when people fought back and resisted and the impact this had on peoples feelings of safety and comfort, but it is permissible to play over and over the images of burning police cars and broken windows and the pig McQueens victim impact statement where he talks about how scared he was and his other sanctimonious bullshit is permissible.

The courts are silent on the brutalization of over 1000 people rounded up like cattle, beaten brutalized and kept in inhumane conditions, but will call people hooligans for opposing this, totally ignoring the hooliganism of the G20 leaders and the impact that the decisions that they made that weekend is now leading to further criminalization, repression and austerity at home, and war and genocide abroad.

It is very clear to those that look and examine this evidence that the system is not apolitical, neither are the courts, nor the police or the elite that they serve. The point of my charges is to further silence, criminalize and intimidate those who have a political agenda, or are resisting the state attack on the collective consciousness of the peoples of this territory.

in the face of this criminalization of politics and attempt to intimidate people politically there can only be one solution…………RESISTANCE TO THE CRiMiNALIZATION OF OUR POLITICS AND ATTACK ON OUR COLLECTIVE MEMORY!!!!!!!
Those in the political sphere, Liberals, Conservatives and social democrats will tell us that political persecution and PROFUNCT (the plan to round up all the communists and sympathisers in case of any instability) is a thing of the past, we are told that colonialism and genocide against the indigenous peoples of this territory and abroad was a mistake of the past, we are told that findings of the MCdonald commission into dirty tricks and wrong doings of the RCMP was something of the 1960’s and seventies and we are now in the 21 century and all of this is over, yet if one looks around one sees that this is a lie aimed at the continuation of imposing criminalization of dissent here and war and nation wrecking abroad.

We are told that we live in a democracy and must do all we can to defend these democratic principles held up by our so called apolitical courts and system and if we only hide our politics and play along everything will be ok.

Where is the democracy in the assassination of Dudley George, what good is this democracy when Alex, Mandy and others are in jail for simply doing workshops? What does this democracy mean to children dieing in abysmal conditions on forced reservation without school supplies or the basic necessity of life? im sure those who are being murdered in iraq and afghanistan and palestine are happy that colonialism is “a thing of the past” and the bombs dropping on them and the soldiers stealing there right to determine there own destiny are there to spread this joy of democracy.

The attempt of the state to push this line, where our comrades who died in the 60’s and 70’s are co opted as heros who helped make the world a better place, yet those of us today who are engaging in similar struggles are criminals and hooligans is not accidental. it is an attempt to impose there political will through criminalizing opposition, silencing dissent and imposing a collective amnesia on the peoples of this territory so they can continue doing what they have always done, kill, murder and colonize other nations here and abroad for resourses and wealth and maintain political power and control through force at home.

For this to happened it is important for them to dress up the present political persecution as a battle against law breakers, hooligans and criminals, as opposed to a political battle.
I refuse to play along with this and refuse to be silent about what the pigs have done during the G20 not because the injustice against me is the worst thing in the world, but because if i am silent i am one more person who puts his head in the sand and pretends that everything is all kittens and flowers while those in power continue to carry on there agenda of capitalist exploitation and imperialism.

As such In court I will reject the notion of fighting only in their parameters they set and instead will set my own. My charges dont exist in a vaccum but rather are a result of the political attacks of the state on those who dissent, they are political charges and as such can only be fought politically in there proper historical context!!!!!!!

Court today…..the political prosecution continues!!!!!

31 Oct

Today Oct. 31st. the crown decided to continue to proceed with my charges by inditement for allegedly breaking the publication ban on the g20 undercover dirty ops, by writing about my experience with the infiltration despite widespread opposition and the blatent way in which the courts are being used to criminalize political dissent.

The day began with the police refusing to let us bring a red flag in the building because flags, as political symbols are not allowed in the courthouse. Ironically they were handing out poppies in the court, a symbol of glorification of Anglo American imperialism and no one seems to have a problem with the Canadian Flag or Union Jack, symbols of colonialism in the court house, nor is there any issue with the Queens emblem and image being hung in the court house.
The police presence for my hearing was intense, further attempting to present me as a hooligan and criminal.

When i went up in front of the judge I stated that this was not a criminal case but rather a case of selective persecution of activists and stated that the crown was using the courts to criminalize dissent and as a political tool and that my charges should be dropped immediately.

The Court ruled that my next Judicial Pretrial is Nov. 16th at 10 am in the Superior court which will be open to the public. At this hearing I will conduct myself as I always do, politically and principled further elaborating the need to resist the state using the courts as a tool to criminalize peoples politics.

Confrontation in the courts, confrontation in the streets, call for court support Oct. 31st

18 Oct

Press Conference and Rally outside Superior Court 8:30 am (361 University) Bring balaclavas bandanas and Flags

Court 9:30 361 University.

On Halloween I once again must present myself in front of a kangaroo court to answer for my crime of exposing the dirty tricks of the pigs and their system through writing about the undercover operation and infiltration at the G20. Once again, the courts will want me to grovel in front of the picture of her majesty, the queen of murders and butchers and behave according to their standards while the crown will slander and criminalize me.

Many former comrades who now are cogs in this system feel that I should tone down the political nature of my charges and behave accordingly. These people who have reached reasonable accommodation with this system forget the brutal and criminal nature of the criminal justice system and how it used as an instrument to humiliate , denigrate and criminalize poor people and activists.

The court symbolizes everything that is wrong with society and their can be no compromise with an institution that has thrown heros such as Mandy Hiscocks, George Horton, Alex Hundert and other political people in jail while at the same time heaping honors on the real criminals, police used as paramilitary forces to silence dissent and attack anyone who resists there anti human polices of austerity and criminalization.

our tactics in the court, as in the street must be one of direct confrontation with the system. There is no bargaining with a system that is perpetrating genocide here or abroad, nor is there any deal that can be made with a system that locks our comrades in cages, spies on us, humiliates and criminalize us because we are political.

Victory in my case will not be won in the courts but rather in the streets, from the public outcry of the absurdity and stupidity of my charges which stem from the crowns desire to teach me a lesson.

i can assure all the lackeys of the state that no matter what they throw at me I will still resist and with my heart full of contempt and hatred at the bourgeoise courts of injustice i can assure them that no matter what the outcome of this case is itis the courts who will learn a lesson. That lesson is that My politics are based on principles and convictions and even after these charges are dealt with I will not a good citizen sitting quietly while the state is imposing a policy of criminalization at home and nation wrecking abroad, but will continue to fight , organize and resist.

My politics is the politics of confrontation, only by struggle do we advance and in the face of adversity and an inhumane court system I will continue to fight in the courts and in the streets. I ask you to join me!!!

The Red Flag Will Triumph!!!!!!
Victory belongs to the people!!!!!

Preliminary Inquiry finds grounds for commital,next court date Oct. 31st

18 Sep

The desision of the judge today at the Preliminary inquiry to find grounds to proceed is not a suprise nor is it a huge significant victory for the state. Yes it may be true that with this finding the political prosecution of myself continues, yet it is also true that we have learned many new things, or thather that we have confirmed what we already new.

1. The state has not stopped its electronic survellance of my blog.
2. That the police has crossed international borders and coperated with other police agencies to stop people from talking about there dirty tricks before the publication ban
3. Non political people who have allegedly broke the publication ban have not been charged, showing that it is an instrument to contiue imposing a silence on what happened.
4. Political survelliance, targetting and attacks are alive and well in “this great country”

Aside from this i raised many issues that will assist me at jury trial, which I wont blog about. I would like to thank everyone who has helped or supported including The WCC, Ash, Brandon, Rev. Cornel OZ, my old roomies, Toronto ABC, Patsy, Dio etc. I would really like to thank Mandy Hiscocks for agreeing to come from jail, be transported just to answer three four important questions. It was really good to see her and her assistance was very important!!!!

Why a political defense is the only way to fight my political charges

17 Sep

Why a political defense is the only way to fight my political charges

Since i got charged last yearfor refusing to take down my blog regarding the peace of shit infiltrator who goes by the name Khalid Mohhamed I have decided to do several things with my defense that have irritated some of my close friends, I have chosen to fight these charges on a political basis as opposed to play within the framework of a system desighned from the outset to criminalize political people and normalize and justify the repression. Many liberal organizations that work with me on a variety of issues were surprised that I refused to take charator refferencesthat talk about how much good work I do in the community on the basis that unless they support an end to political persecution of activists they are useless to me.

The reality of the situation is that these charges that I am facing are due to the fact that i chose to write a blog based on my personal experiance of being targetted for survellance and infiltration based on the fact that my ideology is deemed “criminal” by the state due to the fact that i am a proud Marxist Leninist. Everything that followed afterwords stems from this fact. To play into there game and deal with this as a criminal matter only goes to justify the narrative put forward by the crown, the OPP, CSIS, RCMP and various other police and inntelligence services that make up the SIU, a police body who mointered, criminalized and tried to contain any who chose to dissent against the 2010 Olympics taking place on stolen native land and those who chose to oppose the agenda of the g20 taking place in Toronto.

To fight this on there levelmeans that I must accept the idea that to be political makes one a criminal, and public political people get seen as persons of interests or suspects, something i cant accept.

To me the issue of refusing to take down my blog was a political desision based on the fact that others were intimidate by the state to shut up and not discuss what happenned with the covert ops launched by the state to target, imprison and silence dissent vis a vis the g20. The reason that the state wanted to silence this has nothing to do with the sftey of there operatives who testified in open court, but rather so that the people living in this territory would be unaware of the extent in which dirty tricks against political people are the norm, creating the space for in which they can continue these attacks.

Every desision on dealing with this case therefore must achieve two things

1. To expose the extent to which the state will go to criminalize political organizors

2. Fight for our right to hold whatever political views we chose to hold.

3. Force the state to admit the political nature of these charges, as well as the fact that those now in jail stemming from g20 related charges as well as others who are incarecerated because of there politica are not hoodlums and thugs but rather political prisoners and should be treated accordingly.

These two goals cant be achieved in the framework set up by the system and a legal defense that negates the political nature of these charges serves the interests of the state who has yet to admit that they hold any political prisoners.

While I am expected to play my role in there kangeroo court, holding my head in shame and being fearful and repentant, I instead chose to do the only thing that is politically and logically sound, fight these charges politically, and hold high my bright red banner of Marxism Leninism refusing to be ashamed of my ideology or politics.

When confronted by a state that attempts to criminalize and demonize people due to there politics the onlysolution is not to water down your politics in an attempt to appease a system whose goals is to uphold power and priveledge but rather to take it head on and make the issue the criminalization of politics. I refuse to be ashamed of my ideology and I will win or lose based on that. Tommorrow in court I will show that in the face of state attack the only way forward is to resist, and I will do this as a Marxist Leninist.

Pack The Courtrooms Sept. 18th, My Preliminary hearing!!!

13 Sep

On September 18th, Julian Ichim will begin their preliminary inquiry at Old City Hall courthouse. Here, the crown will present all of their evidence as to why they believe Julian deserves a jail sentence for political writings published online.

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September 18th
8AM
Old City Hall Courthouse
60 Queen Street West TORONTO

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RALLY & COURT SUPPORT

Speakers include:
Sterling Stutz, of the G20 Main Conspiracy Group
Julian Ichim, accused
Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu
Reverend Oz Cornell
and more!

Join us on September 18th at 8am outside Old City Hall courthouse, to demand the dropping of Julian’s charges, an end to political prosecutions and freedom for all political prisoners!

JOIN US! Pack the courts & help spread the word!

Endorsed by:
OCAP
Spot Collective

for more information please contact:
shirley.smith1313@gmail.com

or visit:
julianichim.wordpress.com