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Tre Arrow Update??

Monday was the day Tre was to meet with the judge correct?
any word?

thanks
update 25.Apr.2006 21:27

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That's right, the 24th was the date, but apparently (from a list announcement posted on the 24th) "a decision was NOT made today, regarding his extradition....
He will inform us asap when something more definite is known."

All the best 26.Apr.2006 11:46

At Cd

We DON'T wish anything but the best outcome for our beloved friend and ally, despite those who would still CRITICIZE him (but never can). Rock on TRE ARROW! May you obtain your freedom soon!!

from today's Willamette Week 26.Apr.2006 17:37

one who holds his nose and reads WW

Is this accurate? It's from today's WW, and seems legit.

Environmental activist Tre Arrow is one step closer to returning from Canada to face trial in Portland on 5-year-old arson charges. A spokesman for the Canadian justice department says Justice Minister Vic Toews agreed on April 24 to extradite Arrow. Spokesman Chris Girouard wouldn't give Toews' reasons for the decision, saying it may still be subject to judicial review if Arrow requests it. Arrow's lawyers have 30 days to request a review with the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Arrow, who's been in jail in B.C. for over two years, has previously said he will use every avenue in his fight to stay in Canada.

Canada's political asylum 27.Apr.2006 12:14

Fredric L. Rice frice@skeptictank.org

There's not a chance in Hell that he can be granted a legitimate tyrial here in the United States. The mundane crimes he's been charged with have been proclaimed by the Bush regime as "terrorism" in order to pretend that the faswcist regime is engaged in a "war on terror," and since going after _real_ terrorists is difficult or impossible, this regime proclaims such mundane, normal crimes as "terrorism."

It makes the Bush regime and all of its law enforcement agencies able to proclaim that they justify their budgets and their own criminal activities against Americans.

Refugees fleeing the United States of American into Canada have been routinely denied santuary because Canada has declared that the rule of law here in the USA "works." The fact that the Bush regime has inflicted "USA PATRIOT Act" against America where the Constitution and the Bill of Rights have been negated is something that Canadian authoirities don't wish to legally, publicaly admit. The fact that the rule of law has been canceled here is something Canada can't publicaly admit to.

The reason is obvious: Were Canada to publicaly state that yes, the Constitution here has been nullified and yes, mundane crimes are being touted as "terrorism" for political expedience, millions of political refugees would flock Northward from the United States.

During the rise of Nazi Germany, the German citizens who recognized what was coming and what had already come fled, if they had the financial means to do so. The people who recognized Bush-style fascism were Germany's brightest, better educated individuals. That was one of the contributing factors which assisted in denying nuclear weapons to Hitler -- that and the fact that their remaining scientists decided that heavy water would be easier to utilize for the enrichment process than gasious diffusion, among other reasons.

Tre Arrow is one of the fortunate individuals who fled this fascist regime -- whatever his motivations and whether he recognizes this fascist terrorist State's rise to power or not. To send him back would be to send escaping Jews back to Nazi Germany.

My opinions only and only my opinions.


TRE'S OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO THE MINISTER'S DECISION 30.Apr.2006 13:51

studentoflife

Hello to everyone, it's Tre here. The Minister of Justice Vic Toews has announced his decision regarding my extradition to the U.S. He has issued an unconditional surrender order for me to face the arson charges in the state of Oregon. "Unconditionally" means he is not granting our request to get assurances from the U.S. government that I will be treated fairly or that my raw, vegan diet will be honoured while incarcerated in the U.S. Soon I will post all the details regarding our submissions and the Minister's response so everyone may have a clear idea of what is going on. Even though this decision is disappointing to me, I'm not surprised. My lawyer, Tim and I will be immediately filing the necessary paperwork letting the Canadian government know our intention to appeal his decision. I find it quite unfortunate that the powers that be within the Canadian government seem to be unable or unwilling to exercise their own conscience and sever themselves from the political pressure and intimidation from the powers that be to the south. This is true not only for my case, but in the matters pertaining to John Graham, Mark Emery and Al Ruemeyer. This calls to mind Meher Arar and others who have been unlawfully detained in Canada, turned over to the U.S., shipped to other countries and endured intense suffering and torture only later to be found innocent of any wrongdoing.


This is not a sad day. This is actually a joyous day because it is a gorgeous spring day. Birds and other animals are alive and active. I can hear them through the open window of the cell I occupy. Grandfather Sun is beaming down on us through a brilliantly clear blue sky. I am alive, healthy and well. It's a joyous day because I'm not going anywhere! I'm staying in Canada while we appeal the Minister's decision. I'm staying here at Wilkie where my diet is being honoured so I can continue to nourish my body and strengthen my spirit for what lies ahead. I will continue to take whatever action possible to help the truth prevail and ultimately see me free from these walls. It's a joyous day because I am announcing a full-fledged worldwide campaign to achieve vindication for myself. Support for me and my case in Canada and the U.S., as well as throughout the world, continues to grow. This support is not going away, it is only increasing. I am extremely grateful for the family I have around me, including a dedicated and committed defense committee helping me achieve what I need for as long as I need it.

My name is Tre Arrow. I follow a life governed by my conscience and guided by the Essene and Buddhist faiths. Every thought, action, word, food choice and purchase is considered with it's impact to the planet and every living thing. I live a life which incorporates love, respect and peace on every level towards everyone and everything. I do not engage in any form of violence, whether that be physical, mental, emotional, sexual or spiritual.


I am innocent. I am being targeted by the U.S. government and FBI because I have engaged in peaceful, successful civil disobedience opposing the devastation to the sacred ancient forests of this continent. I have become a legitimate threat to government policy and corporate agendas which put profit, power and property above the sanctity of the planet, it's people and all our coinhabitants. The only "evidence" against me in this case is the testimony of the 3 co-accused who plead guilty to these arsons and recieved a sentence of less than 3 1/2 years from a potential 80 year punishment in exchange for implicating me as the "ringleader." I now face the rest of my life in prison for the same exact charges. I challenge the FBI or any other form of government to bring forth one shred of evidence against me (other than the aformentioned testimony of Jake, Jeremy and Angie) which would link me in any way to these or any other arsons. The reality is that there is no other evidence and never will be.


The reality is the government is making a desperate attempt to try to stop and silence me because they see me as a threat. They see me as a threat because I have garnered widespread public support in stopping some of the destruction to sacred ancient forests. I am a threat to multinational corporations because I volunteer with peaceful organizations who cause a loss of profit through successfully cancelling logging sales. Perhaps the biggest threat I pose is that I speak the truth. I speak about the actions and agendas of the governments and corporations who have dedicated much energy and time to maintaining their power and control over the planet, its resources and the wealth of the world. I speak the truth that unravels the web of lies in which our governments and the multinational corporations have been trapping us our whole lives. This challenges their control, power and wealth and they don't like that. Well, I have news for you all: As long as I am breathing, whether I am incarcerated or not, I will continue to speak the truth! The powers that be can only surpress the truth for so long before it explodes into a shining beam of light which noone can deny is the path to health, love, happiness, justice, equality and peace for everyone and everything. We are creating peace on earth, one word one action and one day at a time. I will be vindicated, I will be free!

Namaste
Tre


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