I was condemned by a Board, without notice, and without an opportunity to respond to the charges.
It’s not how it works in this country.
No one of us can afford NOT to respond:
From: Sandra Finley
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Hi (name removed),
I expect to be able to present my side before I am condemned. I expect not to be tried in absentia.
The email I sent is below. PLEASE scroll down to the high-lighted text. Did anyone READ it? It’s an attack on the AMERICAN WEAPONS MANUFACTURERS, the American War Machine.
It’s about a War Crimes Tribunal. The DEFENDANTS are Weapons Manufacturers.
The Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal will hold accountable — through testimony of witnesses — U.S. Weapons manufacturers who knowingly produce and sell products which attack and kill non-combatants. These manufacturers may have committed Crimes Against Humanity as well as violated U.S. Federal criminal laws. The Tribunal will hear the evidence and render a verdict.
I see how (Persons) reacted as they did. However, I forwarded the email as a solace to them, to let them know that people around the world are trying to stop the killing.
The email is as much about Afghanistan, Iraq, the bombing of Syria, the bombing of Libya, – – the on-going wars that have bankrupted the Americans – – as it is about the Middle East.
The War Crimes Tribunal against the Weapons Manufacturers is an American-led action. (The American federal public debt is currently $33 TRILLION thanks to their war economy.) Lots of people in lots of countries pitch in to help the Americans stop the American role in creating the wars.
I thought it would be comforting for (Persons) to know that people in the world work hard to get at the ROOT CAUSES of the insanity. The email is a contribution to PEACE – – STOP the BLOODY KILLING.
I am condemned for forwarding an email that might bring solace? I have no right to speak?
There is NO DIALOGUE? What? Do people think that we have no responsibility for what happens in the world? May God or Allah or Yahweh or the Great Spirit help us all.
At the very bottom of this email I appended The Powerful Origin of Mother’s Day, 1870
Best wishes, Sandra
NOTE: the matter was resolved. And I hope that the tenets of Canadian democracy were instilled.
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INFORMATION ON THE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and RTX (Raytheon) . . .
From: Sandra Finley
Sent: November 8
Subject: FW: Thanks for registering for the Tribunal!
You might like to know about this.
Sorry – – if I try to clean it up, everything is removed.
As you know, I don’t do zoom so I won’t be fully participating. But usually the material is available afterwards on the organization’s website. There are very good people involved.
I hope all is well with you and your family.
Sent: November 8, 2023
To: Sandra Finley
Subject: Fwd: Thanks for registering for the Tribunal!
I am registered for this and thought you also might like to attend. gail
——– Forwarded Message ——–
|Wed, 08 Nov 2023
|Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal
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I find it too sad – – the origin of Mother’s Day is largely unknown:
THE ORIGINAL MOTHER’S DAY PROCLAMATION, 1870, BY JULIA WARD HOWE
In the aftermath of the American Civil War (1861-65):
“Arise then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
“Say firmly”: ‘We will not have questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us reeking of carnage for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy, and patience. We women of one country will be too tender to those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From the bosom of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own, it says “Disarm! Disarm!” The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.’
“As men have forsaken the plow and the anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel. Let them meet first as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace.
“In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask that a general congress of women without limit of nationality be appointed to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace.”
By Julia Ward Howe.
(who went on to work internationally (in Africa and elsewhere) at uniting women, implementing the ideals of The Mothers Day Proclamation.
– so much hard work and accomplishment. And look! It’s submerged. Let’s re-float it!)