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Canada's Greatest Defender
Of Freedom Of Speech Has Died

A Life Of Sacrifice And Idealism

By Michael Hoffman
3-14-13

 

Douglas Christie

 Though it could have been from an assassin's bullet or a terrorist's bomb so virulent and persistent were the threats against him, Catholic attorney Douglas "Doug" Christie, Canada's premier defender of the damned, the marginalized and the downtrodden, has died at the age of 66 from cancer, which he had been batling for approximately two years. He worked virtually up to the time of his death. He is survived by his magnificent wife, Keltie, who shared in his battle for freedom, and two lovely children who are pursuing law and engineering careers, respectively.

 Christie stood up for mostly indigent Canadian "thought criminals" who were victims of censorship and prosecution directed by a government-backed, misnamed "Human Rights" cabal which seeks to protect Judaism, Zionism and Holocaustianity from the same kind of scrutiny and skepticism which every other religion and ideology faces in the marketplace of ideas.

 If the criminal and civil prosecution of heretical speech and press had been suffered by Zionists and rabbis  in Canada, the New York Times and Fox News would have been stuffed to the gills with regular reports and alarms. Instead, the whole sorry Orwellian ordeal of Canada's independent thinkers has been largely flushed down the memory hole by the U.S. corporate media, which are content to stigmatize and dismiss the dissidents Doug defended, as "anti-semites" and "Holocaust deniers," the better to deny their humanity in the name of human rights.

 For truth seekers and lovers of liberty, the loss of Doug Christie is an incalculable one. His life of sacrifice and idealism is a shining paradigm. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Their address is: Christie Family, Box 101, 255 Menzies Street,Victoria, BC V8V 2G6 Canada

 Here below we reprint a tribute we published in 2011, when we first learned of his illness.

 Battling Barrister: Canada’s Doug Christie
 By Michael Hoffman | July 21, 2011
 http://revisionistreview.blogspot.com/2011/07/great-holocaust-trial-defense-attorney.html

 According to his wife, Keltie writing in her June, 2011 Friends of Freedom newsletter, 65-year-old Canadian Attorney Douglas Christie, the fearless barrister who so ably defended Ernst Zundel in two historic thought crime trials in Toronto in 1985 and 1988, has “prostate cancer of an aggressive grade that has already spread locally outside the prostate.”

 Doug is one of the finest men and purest souls it has been my privilege to know. He went far beyond being Ernst’s attorney. He became his friend and a defender of the German people as a whole. In the course of the two trials he had to absorb thousands of facts, hundreds of books and dozens of maps, models and diagrams in order to defend Ernst to the best of his ability. He spent hours in court and then hours at night and on weekends studying with the Zundel defense team, led by Dr. Robert Faurisson of France. A lesser man would have been broken by the stress and the media libel. Doug relished the challenge and stepped into history’s spotlight chasing destiny.

 With the brilliant and thorough organization so typical of Mr. Zundel, Doug’s daily after-court briefings in the basement of Zundelhaus were preserved on video. I have included highlights of those briefings in my documentary film, “The Great Holocaust Trial,” (not to be confused with the book of the same name).

 After the Zundel trials, Doug continued his career as “the Clarence Darrow of Canada,” although he stands head-and-shoulders above Darrow, who in some respects was an opportunist (Darrow’s finest hour was his defense of Bill Heywood and the IWW in Idaho in 1907; his nadir was the 1924 Leopold-Loeb case).

 Mr. Christie went on to represent dissidents, the marginal and the nearly defenseless. Among his most spectacular victories was the 1990 acquittal of Hungarian-Canadian restauranteur Imre Finta, who had been arrested on trumped-up war crimes’ charges. This was a huge setback for the same “Never Forgive” gang that on July 20, 2011, under color of law, desecrated the grave of Rudolf Hess in Germany (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14232768). Talmudic vengeance knows no bounds! Doug was ably assisted in the Finta case by the equally courageous attorney Barbara Kulaszka.

 Christie defended newspaperman Doug Collins, a heroic British-Canadian soldier who escaped ten times from German POW camps in World War II. Mr. Collins testified for and wrote columns on behalf of Mr. Zundel. Those columns led to his prosecution. Christie has also defended high school history teacher Paul Fromm, English anti-Talmud campaigner Lady Jane Birdwood, Internet activist Bernard Klatt, Marc Lemire, and dozens of other indigent and media-libeled victims of the new inquisition.

 The Zionist lobby has had Mr. Christie in its sights for more than a quarter-century, but his record for probity was so impeccable they could find no pretext by which they could disbar or financially cripple him until 2007, when they were able to exploit a minor procedural technicality related to a law pertaining to “subpoena for documents.” The Law Society of masonic Canada ruled that this most honorable of all Canadian lawyers, in “improperly” processing the documents had been “dishonorable.” He was fined $20,000. He could not be disbarred on that basis alone however, and he continued his law practice.

 Doug has given his life to the nearly thankless task of fighting for the free speech rights of everyone from Native Canadian David Ahenakew to a coterie of Christians, Germans, East Europeans, revisionists, skeptics and individualists who refused to be commissared. He has continued to press for justice in the case of Jeff Hughes, a confused and possibly mentally ill unarmed skinhead who was shot to death in 2009 by Canada’s “Mounties” for no discernible reason other than his politics. A case like this does nothing to burnish Christie’s career or fill his wallet. At the risk of sounding maudlin, Doug did it out of love for the memory of this young man who he met once and only briefly at the George Orwell Awards Dinner, which he and his wife host annually in British Columbia. Doug Christie is a traditional Catholic who cares more about living the Gospel than talking about it. The cause of justice for Jeff Hughes is but one example of his Christ-like conduct.
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The continuing and endlessly repeated message from the media based on WHO’s report is that health damage from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is more psychological than actual (3). If you are worried about radiation you are probably paranoid, and that victims “should smile often” to reduce the negative health impacts of radiation. These depraved assertions are indicative of the specious and insidious lengths WHO and their media lackeys are prepared to go in order to obfuscate and cover-up what is one of the most severe threats to human health in modern history.

Even though the global media is controlled by just a handful of mega-corporations (4; 5), some people (perhaps too few of them) - to their credit - do not instantly accept the WHO’s findings and are now becoming more vocal in their demands for accurate information.

The results of an investigation are only as good as the effort put into it. Many observers have criticized the WHO for ignoring relevant data and basing their conclusions on theoretical assumptions, a biased selection process and insufficient empirical data. According to Simply Info:

The methodology used for the WHO cancer projection risk report fails in a number of ways. Instead of attempting to build a few sample detailed profiles of exposure, they used highly generalized on paper estimates then applied them to entire populations. The WHO study is not based off of real world recorded exposure data in humans. It is instead very rough on paper estimates based off of government environmental radiation readings and food testing. The WHO study also threw out all data from the evacuation zone, where most people were actually exposed. Their study completely lacks this important data in their calculations (6).
The WHO threw out or otherwise selectively omitted data from the very areas where people were most affected. This is fraudulent science at best if not flatly criminal in intent. As nuclear critic Paul Zimmerman has found in his lengthy investigation of the radiation industry, “a clever campaign of misinformation has succeeded in making malignant deeds appear benign.” It is typical of governments that “[f]ollowing a radiation release, [they] avoid adequate radiation monitoring” because it is costly and might alarm the public (p. 23; pp. 209 - 211) (7). There is little concern for the number of people contaminated as the Japanese government’s mishandling of the Fukushima tragedy has clearly shown (8).

Physicians Who Do No Harm

In contrast to WHO disinformation and what may only be described as pro-nuclear propaganda, a report from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) has analyzed some of the available data from Japan and found “[t]he initial health consequences of the nuclear catastrophe are now, two years after the incident, scientifically verifiable” (9).

Depending on which demographic group is included in the survey and the radiation level that is considered a risk, the IPPNW estimated that upwards to 136,872 cancer cases or serious illnesses, apparently not including precancerous tumors on children, could occur. Bear in mind that the IPPNW findings are conservative compared to some general estimates that put potential cancer incidences as high as a million (10; 11; 12).

Differences in risk models tells the story. The IPPNW derive their estimate model from the European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR). The WHO derives their estimates from such agencies as the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). One of the ECRR’s founding members, Dr. Chris Busby, has offered an extensive and convincing critique as to why the WHO and their establishment methodology for radiation risk is outdated and inaccurate (13).

Doctors For The People And Planet

The IPPNW was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 and “is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 63 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation...” (14).

Obviously, this group consists of highly professional, courageous and conscientious individuals, most of whom have medical backgrounds and all of whom uphold the Hippocratic Oath admonition “first, do no harm.” IPPNW are opposed to the “nuclear annihilation” of life on planet Earth, which is being threatened on a daily basis by the psychopaths in criminal-controlled governments and militaries around the world.

With a cool 100 trillion dollars in their pocket, we know that it is not only the powers-that-be that are behind our perpetual wars for perpetual peace, but a particular group of supremely evil individuals who employ the threat of the ultimate form of violence in order to maintain their wealth, power, enslavement of humanity and ongoing destruction of the biosphere (15; 16; 17).
The Cult of Nuclearists is comprised of people of a common mentality. They embrace nuclear and radiological weapons as a reasonable element of warfare and statecraft and are responsible for maintaining these weapons in our midst. They have never made a serious effort to forge an international consensus to banish nuclear weapons. They venerate the power they wield, the threat they project, the advantage they possess over the less powerful. They have created a world that 99.999% of humanity abhor.... Our well-being is at the mercy of those with a genocidal mentality. In violation of our sensibilities and sense of decency, we have been forced to live our lives inextricably entangled in the intrigues of petty potentates who derive their right to dictate affairs from the brutality of the weapons they wield. The people of the earth have unfinished business with the Cult of Nuclearists (Op. cit., “Paul Zimmerman,” pp. 29 - 30). 
As laudable as the IPPNW’s work is, unfortunately their report, “Health consequences from Fukushima,” which relies considerably on Japanese Ministry of Health data, is very technical, translated from German, not very well written and disappointing in some respects. It is a very short report (four pages) and some important information is not clearly explained (Op. cit.).

For example, why did they not consider the number of people who were doused with radiation from the initial accident but may have moved out of the Fukushima region? Also, they present figures for radiation in food that do not seem logical given food in Western Japan, where almost no radioactive fallout occurred is listed as radioactive.

As the report states:
Some of the quantitative results of this work are subject to uncertainty, as much of the original data has only been published in an imprecise form and certain calculations involved making further assumptions. Nevertheless, the IPPNW has deemed it necessary to present this quantitative estimate in order to make clear the true dimension of the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima.
Despite these shortcomings we should consider the IPPNW report as an important starting point for understanding the extent of health damages caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Much to their credit, this is the first attempt by independent researchers to analyze available empirical data according to the ECRR’s critical methodology, which is the reason the numbers of deaths that may occur is quite startling and in stark contrast to the mainstream discourse and disinformation campaign being waged.

The IPPNW report is “based on publications in scientific journals on soil contamination in 47 prefectures in Japan.... Approximately 20% of the radioactive substances released into the atmosphere have led to the contamination of the landmass of Japan with 17,000 becquerels per square metre of cesium-137 and a comparable quantity of cesium-134.” In addition to the estimate that over a hundred thousand people could have serious if not fatal health affects, it is also reported that:
  • “Throughout the whole of Japan, the total drop in number of births in December 2011 was 4362, with the Fukushima Prefecture registering a decline of 209 births. Japan also experienced a rise in infant mortality, with 75 more children dying in their first year of life than what would be expected statistically.” 
  •  “In the Fukushima Prefecture alone, some 55,592 children were diagnosed with thyroid gland nodules or cysts. In contrast to cysts and nodules found in adults, these findings in children must be classified as precancerous. There were also the first documented cases in Fukushima of thyroid cancer in children.” 
It’s A Gigantic Lie

In addition to the above estimates it must not be forgotten that contrary to the propaganda that “no one died” specifically from the nuclear disaster (separate from deaths from the tidal wave), in fact, many people did. Professor Shimizu of Fukushima University has stated that “[i]t’s a lie to assert nobody died [due to the] Fukushima accident. Over 1,300 deaths are reported to be related to the disaster” because of the stress of evacuation (18). That evacuation was caused by the nuclear meltdown, not directly due to the tidal wave.

But how many of these deaths may have in fact been radiation related?

Something that was apparently not within the scope of the IPPNW’s report has been exposed by the former Japan Times Weekly Editor, Yoichi Shimatsu.

Here Shimatsu referred to the issue of spiking death rates among elderly Fukushima evacuees:
Pneumonia is nearly always the final cause of death among the elderly (in hospitals and institutions) and therefore is often mis-reported as the underlying or actual cause of mortality. Most Japanese hospitals did not measure or have adequate equipment for measuring radiation dosages (and lack the funds to pay for lab tests if the victims were not obviously wealthy and requested radiation exposure tests on blood) and so the effects of large radiation dosages following March 15 on respiratory and cardiac condition of patients remains unknown for lack of relevant data. 
The government and ministries of Health and Emergencies is guilty of negligence with probable consequences of failure to provide proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment of patients with high levels of radiation exposure. 
The Asahi Shimbun notes the higher death rate among evacuees but attributes it to exposure to cold, without detailed substantiation - as to whether those patients actually came down with flu prior to their pneumonia infection. As far as I know, there was no general or local outbreak of flu in 2011, meaning that exposure to the elements may have contributed to the death but was not necessarily the primary cause of death in most cases. 
A chart attached to the Asahi article shows that the rate of death, compared to previous year, remained somewhat higher for the remainder of 2011 (personal communication, 3/13; 19). 
Shimatsu also analyzed this aspect of the issue in an article posted at the Rense.com website (20).

Game Changer

The March 11, 2011 9.0 mega-quake changed Japan forever (21). Two years after the nuclear disaster there is an unending list of seemingly insurmountable technical challenges to be faced at the damaged reactors (22). The social and political upshot of the nuclear disaster is that the Japanese population has lost confidence in their government which with the glee of madmen continues to push forward with the resumption of nuclear business as usual. The vast majority of Japanese people are now opposed to the now obsolete nuclear power industry in any form and are rightfully very worried about the future nuclear direction of the country, but seem helpless to change the course of history.

However, given that the pro-nuclear LDP party won an overwhelming victory in last December’s election, one might diagnose the Japanese electorate of having a kind of political schizophrenia, or perhaps it is simply a lack of viable choices offered to them in the political process. Simply Info reports that:
While the government has been intent on restarting reactors, public opinion has shown a desire for just the opposite. 
  • 70% want an end to nuclear power in Japan as recently as of February 2013. 
  • 80% do not trust the government on nuclear safety. 
  • 84% of businesses do not want reactors restarted. 
  • Twitter scored considerably higher than NISA or TEPCO as a reliable source for information on the Fukushima disaster in an Asahi Shimbun poll. 
  • 90% want no nuclear power in Japan according to responses to a government public survey. 
  • Only 9.6% wanted a continuation of nuclear power in Japan according to a December 2012 poll” (23). 
The environmental and human health impact from the nuclear disaster has been complex and profoundly troubling, especially for the victims, flora and fauna inhabiting the region of Fukushima (24).

The one inescapable certainty is that the deaths resulting from this man-made catastrophe will continue to impact and cause untold deaths, disease and mutations worldwide from radiation far into the future. Consequently, before this accident is repeated a second and a third time - as it surely will be if people fail to act - it is time for humanity to learn its lesson and put an end to nuclear power forever.



* This article could not have been written without editorial support from my colleagues, Tony Boys, Robert S. Finnegan and Yoichi Shimatsu. 

Richard Wilcox holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from a social science, holistic perspective. He teaches at a number of universities in the Tokyo, Japan area. His articles on environmental topics including the Fukushima nuclear disaster are archived at http://wilcoxrb99.wordpress.com/ and are regularly published at Activist Post and Rense.com. His interviews with Jeff Rense are available at the website http://www.rense.com.

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1. Managing Public Perceptions of Fukushima: First Emergency Response of the Nuclear Complex
http://www.dianuke.org/managing-public-perceptions-of-fukushima-first-emergency-response-of-the-nuclear-complex/

2. U.N. panel: Thyroid radiation doses in Fukushima infants within safe limits
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201302270037

3. Report: Fukushima's radiation damaged more souls than bodies
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/28/world/asia/japan-who-radiation

4. These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America
http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6

5. The New Communications Cartel
http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Media/CommunCartel_Bagdikian.html

6. WHO Fukushima Report Methodology & Crisis Management Failure
http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=9824

7. Paul Zimmerman, A Primer in the Art of Deception: The Cult of Nuclearists, Uranium Weapons and Fraudulent Science (778 pgs., 2009).

8. Japan Held Nuclear Data, Leaving Evacuees in Peril
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/world/asia/09japan.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all&.

9. Nuclear catastrophe in Japan: Health consequences resulting from Fukushima
http://www.ippnw.de/commonFiles/pdfs/Atomenergie/Fukushima/Health_consequences_Fukushima_en.pdf

10. Fukushima’s Nuclear Casualties
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03/07/fukushimas-nuclear-casualties-2/

11. Fukushima: Two Years Later
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03/05/fukushima-two-years-later/

12. Powerful Lies: The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster And The Radioactive Effects On Human Health
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/02/powerful-lies-fukushima-nuclear.html

13. Chris Busby speaks in Tokyo, July 17, 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB55WfOvuks

14. International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Physicians_for_the_Prevention_of_Nuclear_War

15. The United States of Murder: A cancer on the world
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/10/292776/united-states-of-murder-cancer-on-world/

16. Beavis & Butt-Head Meet The Predator Drone
http://dailybail.com/home/beavis-butt-head-meet-the-predator-drone.html

17. Organized Jewry: destroyers of Western civilization
http://www.john-friend.net/2012/12/organized-jewry-destroyers-of-western.html

18. “It’s a lie to assert nobody died for Fukushima accident”
http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/03/professor-of-fukushima-university-its-a-lie-to-assert-nobody-died-for-fukushima-accident/

19. Asahi: Death rate spikes among elderly Fukushima evacuees
http://enenews.com/asahi-death-rate-spikes-among-elderly-fukushima-evacuees

20. Is Fukushima A Factor In Japan’s Record Deaths In 2011-12?
http://rense.com/general95/isfuku.html

21. Humanity At The Height Of Folly: Nuclear Power And Earthquake Zones
http://rense.com/general95/humanity.html

22. Fukushima Year 2; Part 1
http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=9818

23. Fukushima Year 2; Part 2 Politics & Protest
http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=9877

24. Fukushima Year 2; Part 3
http://www.simplyinfo.org/?p=9904

 

 

 

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