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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
8 Aug 2022
Features|Indigenous Rights
Witnessing Pope Francis's apology for abuses against my people
Indigenous journalist Brandi Morin reflects on the papal apology tour in Canada – and what ‘sorry’ means to survivors.
By Brandi Morin
<<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.
Maskwacis, Canada – My eyes were drawn to the thousands of people walking through the fields in Maskwacis, Alberta. It was a momentous occasion; within an hour, Pope Francis would arrive to deliver a long-awaited apology to the victims of Canada's residential schools. It was the morning of July 25 and these Indigenous people were making their way to the main pow wow arbour at the reser-vation of the Ermineskin Cree, one of four Indigenous nations that make up the community, about 100km (62 miles) south of Alberta's capital city of Edmonton. As I watched them, I broke down and cried. After documenting the stories of countless survivors of the residen-tial schools in my work as an Indigenous journalist and travelling to Rome where the pope first apologised on April 1, I was finally about to witness an admission of the evils the Catholic Church had inflicted upon Indigenous children on their own native lands. I am from the Michel First Nation, a band of Cree and Iroquois people who were displaced from our reserve west of Edmonton. My beloved <Kohkum> (grandmother in Cree) was a survivor of the notorious residential schools and I have carried her pain throughout my lifetime. The residential schools ripped families apart, forced assimilation and committed horrifying abuses against generations of Indigenous children. These evils were revealed for all the world to see in 2021, with the discovery of the unmarked graves of hundreds of Indigenous children who never made it home. The Catholic Church ran 60 percent of Canada's 139 residential schools. The graves, which are still being discovered across the country, galvanised the Church to finally res-pond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for the pontiff to apologise for the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of Indigenous, Inuit and Metis (mixed Indigenous and non-Indigenous) children in the schools.
'I am deeply sorry'
As helicopters and drones flew overhead and police and security officers flanked those gathered, the frail and wheelchair-bound pope arrived. He said a prayer at the Ermineskin cemetery before being wheeled down a newly paved road to a large field where three teepees stood alongside photos of the Ermineskin Indian Residential School that had once stood on the site. Standing close to him during this powerful moment of remembrance, regret and silent prayer, I searched his face for the deep sorrow he proclaimed to feel. His features registered pain as he <begged> for forgiveness. Then the procession to the pow wow arbour continued with the pontiff accom-panied by chiefs from the four nations of the Maskwacis. Sitting on a raised stage, he spoke the words the survivors had been waiting for: <I am deeply sorry>. The response from the survivors was a sigh of relief, followed by tears and hugs. Wilton Littlechild, a former Truth and Reconciliation commissioner and Ermineskin Indian Residential School survivor, who has advocated for an apology for more than 20 years, crowned Pope Francis with a white-feathered headdress that once belonged to his grandfather. Along with cheers from the crowd, there were gasps of disbelief that such an honour – normally reser-ved for high leadership and ceremonial purposes – had been besto-wed upon the pope. But Littlechild said he had made the decision along with local elders, to help seal the reconciliatory nature of the visit. <Many survivors, about 7,000 of them I had spoken with during my time as commissioner told me all they wanted to hear was: 'I am sorry,' on our own lands,> Littlefield told me. <And when [the pope] responded, he told me, 'I was ashamed, I was deeply moved and from the bottom of my heart I am very sorry'.>
An unplanned appearance by Si Phi Ko, a Cree mother who had travelled to Maskwacis from Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, followed. Dressed in a white buckskin dress and a crown decorated with colourful beading, Si Phi Ko stepped forward just below where the pope stood. Then, raising her fist high in the air, she sang in her own language so that even those of us who did not understand the words recognised the message – her voice strong, her face devastated, she sang the anguish of lost generations.
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.>
I left the event early.
But just because the apology tour is over it does not mean the road to reckoning and reparations is. We have a long way to go on this journey with the Church and with governmental powers and institutions in Canada. We must keep the momentum of the broken hearts of all who were affected by the unmarked graves and the truths of the colonial harms that took place. We must use it as fuel to create a new and just way forward to ensure no children or families will ever have to experience this nightmare again.>>
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Note from Gino d'Artali: Brandi Morin left the event but cotinued following the 'tour'.


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