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From: slepokuo@cadvision.com (Orest Slepokura)
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'We're the political police'

A federal judge finds an unacceptable political bias 
in Canada's security establishment

by Tom McFeely [Alberta Report - Sept. 2, 1996]

What do Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany and contemporary Canada have in
common? A covert intelligence service that meddles in domestic politics.
That, at least, is the impression left by the still murky Heritage Front
Affair, in which a paid informer for the Canadian Security Intelligence
Service (CSIS) tried to discredit the Reform Party of Canada by linking it
to white supremacists. The RPC insists that reviews by the Security
Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) and the Commons standing committee on
justice and legal affairs have only whitewashed CSIS misconduct. Those
concerns were reinforced on August 1, when Federal Court Justice Darrel
Heald ruled that a SIRC investigation regarding a citizenship application
by Toronto Holocaust-denier Ernst Zundel was invalid because SIRC's 1994
report on the Heritage Front affair manifested a bias against him.

Mr. Justice Heald's decision did not deal directly with the validity of
numerous disparaging references SIRC made characterizing Mr. Zundel as a
"publisher of hate literature" and suggesting he was an "aggressive
racist." But he ruled that the very fact that SIRC had made the statements
demonstrated bias and rendered it unfit to conduct an impartial review of
whether Mr. Zundel qualifies as "a threat to the security of Canada." 
(Mr. Zundel, a German native, has lived in Canada since 1958.) Under
Section 19 of the Citizenship Act, SIRC is required to conduct such a
review whenever Ottawa seeks to deny a citizenship apllication for
security reasons.

This month's ruling was just the latest in a long series of unsuccessful
legal actions against Mr. Zundel. He was twice acquitted of publishing
"false news" under a section of the Criminal Code that the Supreme Court
eventually declared unconstitutional. And while Ottawa could appeal Mr.
Justice Heald's decision, Mr. Zundel's lawyer Doug Christie says that is
unlikely. "It's so clear there is a bias in the SIRC report," he says,
"that there is obviously no way they can sit impartially."

Mr. Justice Heald's decision redirected attention to the intelligence
community's questionable conduct in the Heritage Front affair. In 1994,
allegations surfaced that CSIS agent Grant Bristow had infiltrated the
right-wing Heritage Front group and subsequently tried to link it with the
Reform Party of Canada.  Mr. Bristow, a white supremacist who helped found
the Heritage Front, reportedly received up to $60,000 annually from CSIS
1989 onward for supplying intelligence.

Among the debatable activities undertaken by Mr. Bristow while on the CSIS
payroll was a series of efforts to infiltrate the RPC by volunteering
along with other Heritage Front members to supply security for Reform
leader Preston Manning's Ontario tours in 1991 and 1992. Reform officials
did not know the individuals belonged to the Heritage Front.

CSIS' critics charge that the security agency may itself have been
facilitating the Heritage Front's activities, since  Mr. Bristow was the
group's main administrator and appeared to pursue its goals with
considerable gusto. As well, Reform MPs argue that the blind eye CSIS
turned towards Mr. Bristow's political activities hints at a desire by the
intelligence community to damage the Reform Party. Further fuelling that
suspicion is that CSIS is known to have opened a Preston Manning File.
CSIS officials have claimed that the file was mislabelled and actually
concerned an investigation of a tip that the South African government may
have improperly funded Mr. Manning's campaign to unseat Joe Clark in the
1988 general election.

Reformers remain unsatisfied by both the 1994 SIRC report and by this
June's report by the Commons justice committee. Both reports contended
CSIS' actions were mostly proper and recommended only minor changes to
operational procedures. Reform MP Val Meredith appended a dissenting
report to the parliamentary committee's findings in which she documents in
exhaustive detail the repeated flip-flops and contradictory evidence given
by CSIS and SIRC officials while trying to explain away the Manning file. 
"It is clear to the Reform Party that SIRC's Heritage  Front Affair Report
is a complete whitewash," Ms. Meredith charges. Furthermore, the
complacent attitude of Liberal MPs regarding the affair suggests "that
this government is not interested in holding the bureaucracy accountable."
Ms. Meredith's dissent concludes by recommending that the
patronage-appointed SIRC be disbanded and its oversight role given to
Parliament.

Still more evidence of the political bent of CSIS and SIRC has accumulated
in recent months. In May, SIRC member Rosemary Brown, former B.C. NDP MLA
and federal leadership candidate, appointed to the committee in 1993 by
the Mulroney Tories, told the parliamentary review committee, "It would be
a serious mistake for CSIS, SIRC, or, for that matter, the Canadian public
to believe the right wing is in decline or does not constitute a threat to
this country."

CSIS appears to be taking Ms. Brown's advice to heart. Businessman Michael
Rothe videotaped an encounter last February with a man and a woman who
visited his Kitchener, Ont., electronics store and identified themselves
as CSIS agents. Mr. Rothe has earlier organized meetings for revisionist
British historian David Irving. In the course of questioning Mr. Rothe
about his involvement in right-wing politics, the male agent declared,
"We're the political police. Angela and I are from the counter-terrorism
branch." Paul Fromm, research director for the Canadian Association for
Free Expression, has viewed Mr. Rothe's videotape. He says ut is unclear
exactly what the pair were after, but he regards the entire tenor of the
interview as unacceptable. Comments Mr. Fromm: "I think CSIS has a lot to
answer for."

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From slepokuo@cadvision.com Sun Oct 13 11:08:58 PDT 1996
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From: slepokuo@cadvision.com (Orest Slepokura)
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Subject: The "peace process": a Zionist-racist view
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'There is no peace process,'
top Israeli politician asserts

[The Toronto Star, Aug. 21, 1996]

JERUSALEM (Reuter) - A senior Israeli minister who once likened Arabs to
cockroaches in a bottle said yesterday it might be better for the Jewish
state if the peace process "exploded."

Agriculture Minister Rafael Eitan, who led Israeli troops as army chief of
staff during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, told Israel's Haaretz newspaper
in an interview that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would drag his feet
on peace.

"The government will go at the slowest possible pace. It will scrutinize
every  apostrophe in the agreement before moving forward. The prime
minister sees these things correctly when he's not hurrying," Haaretz
quoted Eitan as saying.

Asked if he would be pleased if the peace process exploded, Eitan said:

"If it is good for the national interest that everything explodes, let it
explode."

"In my opinion there is no peace process at all," Eitan said.

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From: slepokuo@cadvision.com (Orest Slepokura)
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Subject: Anti-facism as fascism: the Canadian scene
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Will the real fascists please stand?

Libertarians were smeared by critics and media coverage

by Terry O'Neill [Alberta Report - Sept. 9, 1996]

Any attempt to revamp Canada's cradle-to-grave social welfare state
invariably runs into well-organized opposition. For example, efforts by
Conservative administrations in Alberta and Ontario to reduce the size and
power of government have been countered by sometimes violent resistance
>from  left-wingers and trade unionists. Even the B.C. NDP's mild
welfare-system reforms of earlier this year have been condemned by social
activists.

It is little wonder, then, that a recent B.C. conference aimed at
questioning the collectivist foundations of the welfare state was met by a
torrent of opposition. What did surprise some observers of the
International Society for  Individual Liberty (ISIL) 1996 World Conference
at Whistler, B.C. last month, however, was the degree to which the
mainstream news media almost entirely ignored the content of the meeting
in favour of detailed coverage of critics' chrages that some participants
were violence-loving racists.

The conference, "Reclaiming our liberties from out-of-control
governments," was organized by Kurt Pokrandt, a 71-year-old retired
electrical engineer living in West Vancouver. It attracted 155
participants, mainly adherents of libertarianism--a philosophy that
celebrates individual liberty and opposes big government and collectivism,
be it socialism, communism or fascism. "Our annual conferences are mainly
opportunities of meeting people and bringing the chance of establishing
networks," says Mr. Pokrandt. "But it always turns out that it is really a
celebration of the spirit of freedom among people...There is a lot to
learn about how to pursue the struggle for individual freedom."

Participants included David Somerville, the president of the National
Citizens' Coalition; Walter Block, former senior research fellow of the
Fraser Institute; popular B.C. columnist Doug Collins; Reform MP Herb
Grubel; Colorado state senator Charles Duke; and American authors and
activists Jarret Wollstein and Larry Dodge.

It was the presence of the latter three that sparked the most controversy.
Story after story in such media outlets as the Vancouver Sun, BCTV and
CKNW Radio quoted a variety of sources as saying the three had ties to the
U.S. militia movement and, therefore, were dangerous. University
instructor David Lethbridge, of the Salmon Arm Coalition Against Racism,
says his group has traced connections between Mr. Duke and the U.S.
militia movement. "These are armed units, many of which have solid
connections to neo-Nazi and Klan-like organizations, the vast majority of
which espouse an ultra-right" neo- or quasi-fascist philosophy, he
charges.

Mr. Lethbridge, who acknowledges that he is a member of the Communist
Party of Canada, says it is "very telling" that Mr. Duke "has appeared on
Tom Valentine's Radio Free America. They are an outlet of Liberty Lobby,
the largest anti-Semitic organization in the U.S....To appear on such a
radio station, as far as I'm concerned, is evidence of culpability."

Mr. Dodge represents the Fully Informed Jury Association, says Mr.
Lethbridge. "Their Montana contact is somebody called Red Beckman, who
wrote a book called The Church Deceived, in which he states that if there
was a Nazi holocaust against the Jews it's because the Jews were
worshipping Satan." Mr. Lethbridge says that, according to the publication
Klanwatch, Mr. Dodge has visited Aryan Nation headquarters in Idaho. As
for Mr. Wollstein, he is "an anti-tax extremist" whose Internet address is
linked to inflammatory articles about Bill Clinton  and to a series of
books about the New World Order.

Furthermore, Mr. Lethbridge says, "such a well-known bigot as Doug Collins
speaking at their conference speaks volumes of [its] nature...After all,
Collins has been skirting around Holocaust denial, white racism, [and]
anti-immigrant attitudes for years."

Mr. Lethbridge says that what he finds "particularly problematic here is
that bridges appear to be being built between the patriot militia aspect
of the far right, and the extreme free-market libertarian aspect of the
far right, with perhaps a third bridge being built in the direction of the
Reform Party."

Economist Dr. Block says that there was one thing and one thing  only that
brought the conference participants together--a commitment to liberty.
Critics such as Mr. Lethbridge and left-wing writer Murray Dobbin
attempted to create "a classic straw-man argument," he says. "They can't
argue with libertarianism, so they attribute to us something we don't
believe, and slam us for that."

In truth, the critics are opposed to free speech, he says. "this sounds
like fascism on their part. If they are really against fascism, they
should leave off with their fascistic views against free speech. The real
question is, will the real fascists please stand up?"

On the particulars of the charges, Dr. Block says that to characterize him
or any other libertarian as "far right" is ignorant. Libertarians break
traditional left-right models. On civil rights and foreign policy
(especially immigration), libertarians are left-wing, but they are to the
right on the economy.  "I'm on the B.C. Civil Liberties board," he notes.
"That's a left-wing credential."

Libertarians and the militia may both be decentralists, he says, but
what's the crime in that? And "Dodge and Wollstein are both libertarians,
not nutcase militia." Furthermore, Mr. Wollstein and at least five other
speakers are Jewish, as is Dr. Block--hardly a fitting background for an
anti-Semite. As well, the conference was attended by at least three
blacks, one of whom was a speaker.

Organizer Pokrandt says the attempt to smear the conference "is nothing
more than the proof that [critics] are morally and intellectually
bankrupt, and have no other way of fighting us, because they don't like
what we stand for," he says. "I would have liked to discuss substance...
but that opportunity was never given to us. Everything was just deflected
into unsubstantiated allegations and guilt by association.

"As far as I can see, we are dangerous to them. It seems that personal
freedom is something that arouses alarm in these people."

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From slepokuo@cadvision.com Sat Oct 19 10:44:24 PDT 1996
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From: slepokuo@cadvision.com (Orest Slepokura)
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Subject: The "peace process": a Zionist-racist view
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'There is no peace process,'
top Israeli politician asserts

[The Toronto Star, Aug. 21, 1996]

JERUSALEM (Reuter)  -  A senior Israeli minister who once likened Arabs to
cockroaches in a bottle said yesterday it might be better for the Jewish
state if the peace process "exploded."

Agriculture Minister Rafael Eitan, who led Israeli troops as army chief of
staff during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, told Israel's Haaretz newspaper
in an interview that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would drag his feet
on peace.

"The government will go at the slowest possible pace. It will scrutinize
every  apostrophe in the agreement before moving forward. The prime
minister sees these things correctly when he's not hurrying," Haaretz
quoted Eitan as saying.

Asked if he would be pleased if the peace process exploded, Eitan said:

"If it is good for the national interest that everything explodes, let it
explode."

"In my opinion there is no peace process at all," Eitan said.


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From slepokuo@cadvision.com Thu Oct 24 08:20:08 PDT 1996
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Subject: CSIS mole living in style
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The Calgary Sun, Wednesday, October 23, 1996 NEWS 19

CSIS mole living in style

EDMONTON (Special) - Grant Bristow, a former Canadian Security
Intelligence Service mole, has slipped back into his posh $200,000 home in
St. Albert, the *Sun* has learned.

Bristow was discovered living under an alias at the home in April, 1995
but before the story hit the news, he, his wife and their son fled the
area.

Bristow, who calls himself Nathan Black, is said to have been given a
$3,000 monthly salary.

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