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Julian IchimOn the October 14, 2012 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I interviewed anti-G20 activist, Julian Ichim, who has been a 2011, 2006, 2003 and 1999 federal or provincial election candidate.

Ichim described how his peaceful group was infiltrated by police prior to the 2010 G-20 summit in Toronto and how he was selectively charged with breaching a publication ban on releasing the pseudonym of an undercover officer who befriended and eventually betrayed him.

He described how groups like his are targeted because they offer alternatives that are outside the controlled political system.

During the interview, I shared this quotation from the Globe and Mail article, How police infiltrated groups planning G20 protests, of an admission by a police sergeant that police claim the authority to be above the law:

“[The officer]was saying ‘we need to take monkey wrenches and [damage construction]machinery,’” he said. “The occupation had a lot of support and he was talking about wrecking machinery, which tactically makes no sense.”

(Sgt. Chamberland said officers can break the law, but only with “prior, specific” permission from higher-ups.)

The Globe and Mail is, ironically, the same newspaper that broke the same publication ban in publishing the undercover officer’s name, yet wasn’t charged, which lends further credence to Ichim’s claim that the charges against him were politically motivated, and is yet another example of selective enforcement of our laws.

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Julian IchimJulian Ichim, an anti-G20 activist, is scheduled to be on Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb on October 14, 2012.

From the September 20, 2012 Waterloo Region Record article:

Activist Julian Ichim was committed to stand trial Tuesday for violating a publication ban in place for the G20 trials by writing a blog containing the pseudonym of an undercover police officer.

Previously, I wrote the articles, Boycott G20 summits just as rigged elections are boycotted and Canada’s government blatantly disregarded the law in run-up to the 2010 G8/G20 summits.

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With Western Union, I priced a ‘Money in Minutes’ online and agent money transfer of $1000 USD from America’s financial capital, New York City, to Iraq, and from New York City to Canada.

The service fee was only $19.99 from New York City to Iraq, but was $86.00 to Canada — 430% more.

Similarly, MoneyGram’s agent 10-minute money transfer fee for $1000 USD was only $16 from the U.S. to Iraq, but was $61 to Canada — 381% more.

This, despite Canada’s deep economic integration with the U.S. through NAFTA and the SPP, the world’s largest bilateral trading relationship among individual countries, their membership in the G-8 and G-20, being ranked #7 and #8 in economic freedom according to the Heritage Foundation, Canada having the soundest banking system in the world according to the World Economic Forum, and bigger economies of scale.

Previously, I wrote about how it’s cheaper to send a text message to Iraq than to the United States.

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