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Womens Liberation Front


Welcome to, formerly known as.Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  both the global 21th. century 3rd. feminist revolutution as well and a selection of special feminist artists and writers.

This online magazine will be published evey six weeks and started February 1st. 2019. Thank you for your time and interest.

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
and radical feminist











                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

Part 1:<I thought, what made him change his mind? What made him make that apology? Why did it take so long?> Flora says.>....
Part 2:
<Pope calls treatment of Indigenous in Canada schools 'genocide'....> 

Part 3: <[The apology] fell short,....> and
Francis has apologized personally and on behalf of <many> individual bad actors, but not for the Church as a whole.  ....>

Part 4: <Apologies for the role that the Roman Catholic Church, as an institution, played in the mistreatment on the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and sexual abuse that Indigenous children suffered in residential schools run by the church,not enough> Trudeau said.... 

Part 5:  <...the pope said the Church was asking <burning questions... on its difficult and demanding journey of healing and reconciliation.>...

Part 6: <You never invite a wolf into your den,> Chantalle said frankly, during a telephone interview with Al Jazeera days before the pope’s arrival. <Like, you don't bring somebody here that hasn't fully understood what has gone on for all these years. I don't accept that he's coming to my home. It’s not something I agree with.> ....

Part 7: <Part of me is rejoiced, part of me is sad, part of me is numb. But I'm glad I lived long enough to have witnessed this apology,> Korkmaz said during a news conference. <But like I said, I want more because 50 years is too long to wait for an apology.>...

Part 8: RoseAnne Archibald, national chief for the Assembly of First Nations, who also greeted the pope, criticised the <unilateral> organisation of the trip and the <archaic> nature of the church, which has no women in leadership positions. <We don't feel that it has been about survivors>....

Part 9: Eastern Gate Windspeaking Woman, a survivor who had travelled more than 500km (311 miles) from New Brunswick, told me she felt like a <Christmas ornament> and was not sure she belonged there. <It's not about the survivors,> she said. <I felt we were pushed aside, like we didn't matter.

Part 10: Epilogue

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When one hurts or kills a child
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
Gino d'Artali
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Gianna d'Artali

Al Jazeera
27 July 2022
By Brandi Morin
<<Pope's Canada visit 'doesn’t heal' wounds of Indigenous survivors
For many Indigenous survivors of abuse in Canada, the papal tour is a reminder of the 'horrors' committed against them.
Warning: The story below contains details about abuse in residential schools that may be upsetting. Canada’s National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day on 1-866-925-4419.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Chantalle Buffalo lives with the painful history of Canada’s residential schools on her doorstep in Maskwacis First Nations community in central Alberta. The 32-year-old's mother and other relatives are survivors of Ermineskin Indian Residential School, the former government-funded, Roman Catholic-run boarding facility for Indigenous Peoples that operated there for more than 50 years until 1975. Pope Francis paid a visit to the site this week as part of his <pilgrimage of penance> for abuses committed against Indigenous communities. But many like Chantalle are less than impressed with the pontiff's visit. <You never invite a wolf into your den,> Chantalle said frankly, during a telephone interview with Al Jazeera days before the pope’s arrival. <Like, you don't bring somebody here that hasn't fully understood what has gone on for all these years. I don't accept that he's coming to my home. It’s not something I agree with.>
From the late 1800s until 1997, there were 139 federally mandated residential schools which assimilated Indigenous children into mainstream Canadian culture. Abuse was widespread and the children were barred from speaking their Indigenous language and practising cultural norms. More than 150,000 Indigenous children attended the institutions – 60 percent of which were overseen by the church.
Maskwacis is the only First Nations community and former residential school site the pope is visiting during his six-day-long trip to Canada, where he reiterated an earlier apology about the church's role in the schooling system. Chantalle fumed as she spoke about the preparations the community and the Province of Alberta made to host the pope, who is also visiting Quebec and Nunavut. <The reconciliation, there's a whole bunch of reasons why he is coming, yes,> she said. <But it's not like he's going to come and recognise what has happened on our reserve.> Maskwacis, like many other First Nations, struggles with crumbling infrastructure, poverty, addictions, suicide and high unemployment rates. But Alberta Transportation was paving several roadways in the Ermineskin community of Maskwacis as well as improving the surrounding infrastructure specifically for the pope's visit. Chantalle felt it was a cover-up of the real and lasting effects of the residential schools where thousands of Indigenous children experienced neglect and abuse, and died. In recent years, unmarked graves of Indigenous children have been discovered on the grounds of former institutions, and the searches continue. <Everyone here is going to get dressed up in their traditional clothing for him [the pope]. And they’re paving the way for him. Oh, my God, it’s just blowing my mind!> Chantalle said. <I don't think he really is going to see all of the poverty and what's going on in the reserve. And they have this Holy guy coming to the reserve and be a few feet away from the former residential school. They're still uncovering graves there…> Although several of Chantalle's family members planned to attend the ceremony with the pope in Maskwacis, she refused to go. <I know a lot of community members aren't happy about him coming either.> 'Follow your words with actions' Christi Belcourt, 55, a Metis (mixed Indigenous and non-Indigenous) artist from the Lac Ste Anne Metis community – located about 51 miles (82km) west of Edmonton and home to the site of a Catholic pilgrimage which annually attracts thousands of Indigenous participants from across Canada and the United States – also does not support the pope’s visit to her homeland. She said that although the Catholic Church perpetrated violence against Indigenous Peoples, the institution is irrelevant to her. <I think for a lot of us who are not Catholic, who follow a traditional way, the Catholic Church is not even something that we give a thought,> she explained during a telephone interview. <But, as a traditional person, what I've learned in our lodges is that we always respect anybody else's way of approaching spirituality. That's why I think there’s a lot of silence around this visit by a large majority of Indigenous folks because, number one, I think the church is not relevant; and number two, we respect the fact that there are family members we have or others in our community for whom the church is relevant.> For Christi, the pope’s apologies to Indigenous survivors do not go far enough. She said she will decide if it is sincere when the church takes action. That starts with the repealing of the Doctrine of Discovery. The doctrine was created by Pope Alexander VI in 1492 upon Christopher Columbus's voyage to the Americas and was used by European colonisers to stake claim to Indigenous lands. The land was considered terra nullius (vacant land) if it had not yet been occupied by Christians. It ushered in an era of land dispos-session and genocide against Indigenous nations. <You have to follow your words with actions. We need the church to repeal the Doctrine of Discovery, we need them to return our lands [the lands which are still owned by churches on Indigenous territories]. We need them to actively participate in expelling priests and nuns who have abused our children instead of offering them shelter and shuffling them around to different communities where they can continue the abuses and actively seek persecution.> These are not the only stipulations from Christi and other Indigenous Peoples, including survivors and Indigenous delegates who travelled to Rome in late March and April to meet with Pope Francis. They have requested the handing over of thousands of documents held by the Catholic Church and federal and provincial governments, which may hold clues to help piece together the circumstances behind the deaths of Indigenous children in residential schools. Additionally, the Vatican currently holds a vast collection of Indigenous ceremonial artefacts, many of which belong to Indigenous communities in Canada. It is time those <looted> items are returned, Christi said.
<There are a number of these things that they [the Catholic Church] could be doing. That would prove that they are truly remorseful and prove that they're truly wanting to seek a new relationship. In my mind, this would be a brand-new relationship because we've never had a relationship with them that has been anything other than them trying to assimilate, oppress and commit genocide against us.> >>
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