These poems depict a journey through a dark landscape, where the political and personal are fused into a geography of disinformation, sex, betrayal and deadly technology. Phelan has produced verbal "snapshots" of a subterranean war-- with fronts in Los Angeles as well as Fallujah-- where the only defense is one's integrity and the stakes may be life itself.
Thank you for your support!
Janet Phelan - Reporter at Large
'Tis The Season.....
I am writing you with holiday greetings and hope for strength in the coming year. The global situation is becoming increasingly concerning and unpredictable. At the same time, more and more is coming to the surface. This is extremely positive.
This past year, I was able to provide reports showing US involvement in the gas attack in Syria (http://www.activistpost.com/2013/09/questions-arise-as-to-defense.html), state of the art genetic weapons (http://www.activistpost.com/2013/06/genetic-weapons-can-your-dna-kill-you.html), attacks on the First Amendment rights of attorneys (http://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/attorney-on-trial-for-exercising-first.html), as well as a number of articles on the ongoing problems in probate courts across the country. I was also able to provide articles on the plight of First World journalists Jeffrey Silverman (http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/youve-met-edward-snowdennow-meet.html) and Kevin Galalae (http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/find-them-and-destroy-them-canadian.html), the latter report which may have contributed to mitigating the legal attacks on Mr. Galalae.
In addition, I am now appearing on a weekly basis on Feet to the Fire radio, as well as maintaining a vigorous schedule of guesting on other radio shows.
This work is all done as a public service without remuneration. If you appreciate these reports and wish to support this type of investigative journalism in the coming year, I ask you to consider making a donation at this time. You may go to Janetphelan.com and donate via paypal or you may contact me directly concerning other methods of donation. Please be advised that your donations are not tax deductible.
I thank all of you for your encouragement during this year and wish you happy holidays and a new year full of vigor and joy.
Keep the faith,
Radio Show on Attacks on Press Freedoms in the 1st World
Committee to Protect Journalists recently came out with a report savagely dissecting the>assault on freedom of the press under the current administration.
The show discussed the CPJ report and also gave details on attacks on several First World reporters, none of which CPJ has chosen to report on or address.
"Find Them And Destroy Them!" Canadian Writer Subjected to Multiple Arrests
Affidavit Concerning a Potential Frame up/ Kevin Galalae
2 Cristobal Colon
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
To Whom It May Concern:
The following constitutes my affidavit, which I am prepared to swear to under penalty of perjury, concerning my communications with Cindy Marshall.
I am a reporter with Activist Post and in the process of researching an article on Kevin Galalae I made email contact with Cindy Marshall. At no time did Kevin Galalae ever suggest I contact Cindy Marshall. The email is contained as EXHIBIT 1 and was sent on November 19, 2013.
Shortly thereafter and on the same day, I received a phone call from Cindy Marshall. We spoke approximately 20 minutes and towards the end of the conversation she expressed the desire that I not report on the contents of the conversation. I assured her that I would not and my subsequent article (EXHIBIT 2 http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/find-them-and-destroy-them-canadian.html ) does not touch on the matters we discussed.
During the course of the conversation she asked me if Kevin Galalae had asked me to call her. I assured her he had not.
On November 25, 2013, I picked up a voicemail from Cindy Marshall, which I have put into an mp3 file and forwarded to both Constable Lalonde and Crown Attorney Elisabeth Foxton, as well as to Kevin Galalae. In this voicemail, Cindy Marshall states that she recorded our sole conversation of November 19. She goes on to misstate what I told her in terms of who initiated my call to her, then says she is using this to put Kevin Galalae back in jail.
The laws of Ontario and Canada prohibit someone from making false witness for the purpose of falsely imprisoning a person. Cindy Marshall’s statements in this voicemail reveal a reckless disregard for the facts and a desire to imprison—again—Kevin Galalae, on a breach that did not take place, and that she would be aware did not take place. This voicemail casts considerable doubt upon Cindy Marshall’s motives as well as her veracity as a witness, as well as creating concern as to whether her behavior may be criminal in this matter.
Entered under penalty of perjury this 26th day of November, 2013,
Janet C. Phelan
Elder Law Attorney Sued for Wrongful Death of His Father
Redlands Probate Attorney J. David Horspool has been sued for the wrongful death of his father, Raymond Horspool, who died under questionable circumstances in 2011.