Friday, March 27, 2009

Splitting the Sky in the mainstream media!

Protester to fight charges


KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- A B.C. political activist arrested in Calgary during a protest against former U.S. president George W. Bush says he is going to fight the charge against him.

John Boncore, an actor who often uses his aboriginal name Splitting the Sky, was released but faces a charge of obstructing a peace officer connected with the March 17 demonstration.

The 57-year-old* Chase, B.C., resident was at the front of a line of protesters objecting to a visit by the former president, who made his first public speaking engagement in Calgary before 1,500 people at a $400-a-plate luncheon.

Boncore is a 57*-year-old one-time activist with the American Indian Movement who came to prominence during a 31-day standoff between the RCMP and Natives occupying a ranch they said was sacred land at Gustafsen Lake, B.C., in 1995.

Boncore, one of four people arrested in Calgary, said he told the RCMP that Bush should be arrested as a suspected war criminal.

Instead, he said they pushed him to the ground.

"They smashed my head on the ground and broke my glasses and gave me a mild concussion," he said. "Snipers came out from everywhere."

Video of his arrest circulated on the Internet.

"I'm getting kudos from all over the world," Boncore said.

He said the arrest has only heightened his determination to see justice served to those many feel are responsible for violations of human rights in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Ramsey Clark, a former U.S. attorney general under Lyndon B. Johnson and now a human rights advocate, is representing him.

NOTE: in the original article they state that my age is 67. I am in fact 57 years old, so I made this one correction to what they reported.


Sample videos from my acting career

Splitting the Sky, aka John Boncore (the actor) - sample clips

Video Clip # Description Length
1 Deep Water - Dramatic Feature 1.75 Min
2 Alice, I Think - Episodic Comedy 1 Min
3 Men in Trees - Episodic Comedy 1.5 Min
4 Mindless Love - Dramatic Feature 1.75 Min

The image “” john boncore

I most recently, I played the part of "Predator" in a movie called: The Last Rites of Ransom Pride (2009)

CMT Movies reported:
"A movie co-written by Ray Wylie Hubbard is in the works and two of country’s most eclectic stars are reportedly on board. Dwight Yoakam and Kris Kristofferson will both play villains in The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, a Western-style flick set in the early 1900s. I’ve been watching a lot of old movies lately and sometimes I really have no idea where the story will go next. That doesn’t seem to happen much anymore. To that end I hope this one stays true to some of the old traditions of the genre. With the studio saying it’s going to be “Sam Peckinpah meets Quentin Tarantino,” there may be a good chance of that. Both Yoakam and Kristofferson are accomplished actors and have plenty of experience playing bad asses, so the bloodthirsty minister and grizzly outlaw they play in this one should be pretty convincing."

and yes, I am still looking for work, and need it!

More info available at


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Faces of Fascism: Calgary, March 17th, 2009

Welcome to AlberTexas, where the wicked are welcome and the righteous are punished.

As heavily armed Calgary City Police Officers, dressed in black, obstruct my attempt to do THEIR job, and to do MY civic duty, to arrest the credibly suspected war criminal George W. Bush, Calgary's fascist elite look on and laugh in joyful triumph, as I am thrown down, stomped on, kicked, handcuffed and led off to be brutalized in a Calgary jail for 24 hours, and later to be charged and tried, all at the expense of the average Canadian citizens and taxpayers. The good people of Canada also had to endure this heinous spectacle and travesty of justice, and an assault on their international reputation.

Did I forget to mention the $500 bail, the conditions on my personal liberty, travel costs, and the cost of my defense team? But what, I ask, is the price of freedom, liberty, and democracy? And what are you prepared to do to keep them, or shall I say, take them back? Will you sit idle and silent while the elite few have their way with you? It may be me in that picture, but it is also YOU, if you do not soon take a stand for truth and justice, and for "peace, order and good government".
Picture courtesy of Travis Dickie - (for non-commercial use only)

Suit and Tie: $1,000.00
Gucci Shoes: $500.00
Sunglasses: $150.00
Lunch with Bush: $400.00

See citizen arrested for trying to expose us: PRICELESS!

Fascism also has its price, AND its just deserts boys and girls.

As Neo said in the Matrix movie:
"I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid. You're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world ... without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries [and without punks like you]. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."

This was not the end. We are just getting started.

and the Tyranny Task Force

NOTE: the piece of paper on the ground is one of many I had with me detailing the evidence against George W. Bush, which I had planned to serve him with, on behalf of the victims and the people of the world. It was in a bag which was never returned to me. That bag also contained some of my DVDs and CDs of my previous presentations about my involvement in the 1971 Attica Rebellion and the Gustafsen Lake Standoff in 1995, as well as my investigations into the 9/11 Money Trail. I hope you cops and agents enjoy viewing them and that you learn just who and what it is that you are protecting. I hope you can still look yourselves in the mirror today, and I invite you to stop protecting criminals and to join the side of Truth and Justice, to begin protecting the people who pay your wages, and begin arresting the real criminals. Your children and grand children will thank you for it.

Listen to my story:

Archive mp3 of the Unbought and Unbossed Show with Raymond Geisler and 'Splitting the Sky' on March 25th
UnboughtAndUnbossed-Geisler-STS-Mar-25-2009.mp3 (full 2 hours)

Please see the other posts on this blog for information on how you can assist me.

Audio file courtesy of

Picture courtesy of Travis Dickie for Non-Commercial Use Only!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Splitting the Sky vs G.W. Bush - first day in court

Hello Everyone!

I went to court today and I had it put over to April 16th, 2009.

The only charge that was read out in court was "Obstruction of a Peace Officer", so it appears that they are already backing away from their original allegations and charges, that I had "assaulted police officers" and "obstructed justice", which of course, I did NOT. Rather, it was I who was "assaulted" (repeatedly) and it was I who was "obstructed" in carrying out my civic duties and moral obligation to arrest George W. Bush. It was THEY (and their political masters) who were subverting the natural, legal, and appropriate course of justice with their own overtly illegal actions, as well as their criminal negligence, by abdicating their duties and responsibilities under law and the principles Nuremberg, and of natural law.

Before the proceedings began, I spoke with a few lawyers who had come out on their own, and who were anxious to handle my case because of the massive exposure it is getting worldwide. Unfortunately, none of them were ready, willing or able to argue my legal defense from the position of "civil resistance" as postulated by the "Lawyers Against War" and by Prof. Francis Boyle (see my previous post). Hopefully these lawyers will look at the info I gave them and consider it. In the meantime, however, it seems I will have to continue to pay someone to argue these point, and I absolutely need your financial as well as moral support.

By the way, my thanks again to Gail Davidson of the Lawyers Against the War. We will meet soon in person to discuss all of our options.

There were a lot of supporters in court today and I wish to thank them all from the bottom of my heart. It appears that this core group may become the organizing body for the long range struggle of what I call the "Tyranny Task Force".

Thanks, by the way, to Tracey for the "Tyranny Response Team" T-shirt he gave me last Summer in Vancouver which inspired that. I wore it proudly on September 11th, 2008 when I spoke outside the House of Parliament during the 9/11 Truth "March on Ottawa" event (the one that Mr. Harper skillfully avoided by dissolving parliament and calling an election only days before).

Our goal is to advocate an ongoing call to the citizens of Canada, and the world, to act universally, to apprehend and to bring to justice, international terrorists, like Bush, and the syndicated war criminals (members of his former regime, their pay masters, and their minions) who are wanted for War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity, including TORTURE (just for starters).

We will be there again to greet Ms. Condi Rice when she comes to the University of Calgary in May. Hopefully, by then, many more people will join us and help to raise the bar, and with peaceful, non violent action, attempt to arrest her, as well as to expose and criminally indict the university, sponsors, facilitators, government members, agents and police with war crimes, and Complicity in War Crimes, and Crimes Against Humanity, for "aiding and abetting" the "credibly suspected" and identified International War Criminals, and their syndicate.

A movement has begun here in Texas North!

To all you Cowboys and Girls, I bid you Happy Trails!

But beware, Splitting the Sky is on your tails!

Some related new stories:

Prosecuting the Bush Administration’s Torturers

By Andy Worthington

As published on the website of the Future of Freedom Foundation.

It’s a sign of how much the Bush administration skewed America’s moral compass that we are currently facing the possibility that the only way to bring the torturers to account is through a “Nonpartisan Commission Of Inquiry” -- essentially, a toothless truth and reconciliation commission -- of the type proposed by Sen. Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Click here to read more

AND ....

Cheney war crimes probe would be 'shortest in history'

President Barack Obama said all the right things on 60 Minutes, according to Jonathan Turley. But no mere verbal rebuff to the former vice president will see the law upheld.

If Obama would step out of the way and allow prosecutors to look at evidence of alleged Bush administration war crimes, "it would be the shortest investigation in history," Turley said on a Monday episode of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.

President Obama, appearing Sunday on the CBS news program, said the former vice president's policies on the treatment of prisoners captured in President Bush's terror are "unsustainable" and had caused "incredible damage to our image and position in the world."

"The reason Obama seems very irritated by it is that he is responsible for the conversation," said Turley, a constitutional scholar and George Washington University professor. "Because he's the one that is blocking a criminal investigation of Vice President Cheney and President Bush and other Bush officials. It is like a bank robber calling up and asking him to debate bank robbery."

It was only Dec. 15 when the former vice president admitted he approved the interrogation tactics which many, including the international Red Cross, have called torture.

Even Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) called Cheney out for his remarks.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Splitting the Sky states his case

I was on the "Fair and Balanced show" on NO LIES RADIO with Kevin Barrett, along with a true 9/11 Hero William Rodriguez. This was areal honor for me.

Unfortunately, I had to do this from a payphone on the street as we were waiting for a new phone line to be installed here in Calgary.

Here is the audio archive mp3

Fortunately, the new phone number for donations and assistance is now up!
Please call: 1-403-668-0598 (also to arrange interviews)

You can send checks or money orders (Canada and USA only) to:
John Boncore (name on checks)
PO Box # 1492
Chase, BC

For a minimum of $20 donation, we will send you a DVD with 7 presentations
(packed with many hours of viewing)

Call or e-mail us if you want to arrange a wire transfer:

Later, I was a guest with the fearless Truth Teller, Dr. Bill Deagle of the Nutrimedical Report.

I don't have the mp3 file yet, but you can here the show repeated in it's entirety until the new show starts on Wednesday. It is a 3 hour show. I was on for the full third hour.

I was able to cover some of my history and where I am coming from constitutionally and legally, and was also able to read part of the speech I was to give in Calgary, but which I could not, due to my arrest.

Listen here: On Demand 24 hour 3 hour show continuous rebroadcast
(The show also includes Joan Veon, and Harvey Schlanger of the LaRouche Foundation)

Download the mp3 archive of my interview here (with commercials edited out)

Press Conference and Rally is tonight in Calgary. Hope to have video of it for you soon.

Please help me get my information out! It is not about me, but about the real criminals, exposing them, and bringing them to justice.


Some background reading on my legal position:

legal doctrine of "civil resistance" as opposed to "civil disobedience"

Google search results:

Francis Boyle's "Law and Resistance"

Such civil resistance activities represent the last constitutional avenue open to ... Civil resistance is the last hope America has to prevent the Bush Jr. ... - 29k - Cached - Similar pages

Civil Resistance In the Age of Bush and Cheney

One of the initial things that Professor Boyle does in his excellent tome is to distinguish between the terms “civil resistance” and “civil disobedience. ... - 53k - Cached - Similar pages

Defending civil resistance under international law / by Francis ...

Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Boyle, Francis Anthony, 1950-; Format: Book; xxii, 378 p. ; 25 cm. - 23k - Cached - Similar pages

Vol. 2, Issue 1 154 L R : T R C P ’ R * Professor Francis A. Boyle ...

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
Francis Boyle is professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Champaign. .... engage in acts of civil resistance designed to prevent, impede, ... - Similar pages

mediaLeft - Francis A. Boyle's "Protesting Power - War, Resistance ...

It's a urgent call to action and demonstrates that "civil resistance ..... Ramsey Clark and Francis Boyle launched a national campaign to impeach GHW Bush. ... 283 - 77k - Cached - Similar pages

Monday, March 23, 2009

Upcoming rado show appearances

Hi Friends,

I was on the Corbett Report again this past weekend.
The show archive should be posted soon here.

Upcoming Live Shows:


Chris Cook's Gorilla Radio, Monday, March 23rd, 5-6pm Pacific Time.

In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable.

Listen Live on the internet at:

Gorilla Radio is a fast moving, weekly, cutting edge radio show from Victoria, BC, dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media.

Chris also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site,



First Voices Indigenous Radio, with Tiokasin Ghosthorse in New York, on Tuesday, March 24th

on Pacifica Radio Network’s 50,000 Watt flagship station – WBAI NY 99.5 FM for the past 7 years and 10 with other community radio stations. The broadcast area of WBAI covers a potential listening audience of 28 million within a 5 state area of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, fringe Pennsylvania including Philadelphia, and fringe Rhode Island.

It also can be heard worldwide via internet, cable and satellite feeds including pirate radio stations and 138 Pacifica radio affiliates in the United States

Listen via the web at

Interview starts around 10:35AM Eastern (NYC)

and then ....

Fair & Balanced with Kevin Barrett on No Lies Radio

Music - Talk - News - 911Truth - Anti-War - Freedom - Justice - Earth - Spirit

Fair and Balanced is broadcast on No Lies Radio every Tuesday at 9:00 am Pacific / 12 Noon Eastern right after Democracy Now.

The show is broadcast LIVE and is 60 minutes in length. No commercials.

There will be listener questions submitted by email only to
Please submit these in advance to Kevin Barrett !

Listen Live via the internet at

See also



Raymond Geisler's "Unbought and Unbossed Show"
on CHLY-FM Nanaimo, on Wed. March 25th at 8:00 PM Pacific / 11:00 PM Eastern

A weekly 2 hour show that addresses the issues not reported in the Canadian mainstream, corporate media won't report, often focusing on the truth about 9/11, the SPP, and the NWO agenda. Guests include both well known social and political commentators and authors, as well as local, regional and national activists, their concerns, activism, projects and campaigns.

Listen Live online at

Unbought and Unbossed Homepage and Archives

"Turn your Televisions off! You are being lied to!"



"Arresting George Bush & Gang is not a pipe dream for people of the world to attain through civil resistance, but instead a moral imperative if we are to wake up and survive the effects of their pipeline nightmares and the unfathomable horrors our children will inherit."


Canadian Police "Arrested the Wrong Man!"

Video: Canadian Arrested for Trying to Arrest Bush

Comment by Talk Show Host Meria Heller:

Arrested the Wrong Man

John Splitting the Sky is a HERO and did nothing wrong. He wasn't the one that should be arrested. As usual the cops are doing the dirty work for the real criminals. When will they wake up and realize how wrong they are?

The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Add your comments here:

Here are a few comments by former Congress Woman and Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney about the crimes of the Bush administration.

I am pleased to announce that I will have some comments from Ms. McKinney on my arrest very soon.

Stay tuned!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Press Conference and Rally for Splitting the Sky: March 24th, 2009


Tue. March 24, 7 pm – 9 pm

Calgary Area Outdoor Council

1111 Memorial Dr. NW

On Tuesday, March 17, Splitting the Sky, a Mohawk activist from Six Nations now residing in Chase, BC, evoked international law and the Canada War Crimes Act by asking the RCMP to arrest ex-US-president G.W. Bush for crimes against humanity as he spoke at the Telus Convention Centre in downtown Calgary.

When police refused his demand to uphold the law, Splitting the Sky attempted to carry out a citizen’s arrest of Bush, pushing his way through the police line with his hands over his head yelling, “I am not touching anyone.” He was arrested and beaten, sustaining a partial concussion and massive hernia. Splitting the Sky was charged with assault and released on $500 bail after being held in jail for 24 hours.

Splitting the Sky is charged with three counts of assault and obstruction of justice. He must return to Calgary court on March 25th at 9:30 a.m. He plans to launch a legal campaign to indict the RCMP, Mayor of Calgary and others for complicity in war crimes for allowing Bush to enter without arresting him.

On Tuesday, March 24, Splitting the Sky will speak in Calgary about his arrest and pending trial, focusing on his campaign to draw international attention to the need for indicting and arresting G.W. Bush for crimes against humanity.

Suggested Donation:

$5 at the door

($2 - $5 sliding scale)

Come out Tuesday and Show Your Support for Splitting The Sky!

Arrest Bush For Crimes Against Humanity!



Lawyers Against the war:;

Calgary Defence: Tavis Ford 403-606-7034 .

*All funds to go to Splitting the Sky’s legal defense and associated costs.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Civilians Enforcing War Crimes Act Arrested While Criminal Gets Away

Civilians Enforcing War Crimes Act Arrested While Criminal Gets Away

Indigenous activist Splitting The Sky attempts citizen's arrest of war criminal George W. Bush.

Two civilians who tried to arrest George Bush while he was speaking in Calgary last Tuesday were instead arrested by Calgary Police. One man, Splitting The Sky, was held overnight in jail. Splitting The Sky, a resident of Chase, BC, was charged with assault of police officers and obstruction of justice. The second man, Kelly Hostland from Calgary, was released without charges.

The two men, not connected, were attending a protest rally against George Bush outside the Telus Convention Centre. Two other men were also arrested and have been released.

Under Canada's Crimes Against Humanity & War Crimes Act (2000), anyone reasonably suspected of war crimes or crimes against humanity is indictable under the law, regardless of their status as leader of a nation. Section 6 of the Act explicitly points the responsibility for the crimes to the 'superior' or 'military commander'.

"When citizens of democracies worldwide see that the democratic rule of law has been degraded down to military commissions, then it is necessary for us to resist and indict the war criminals. If the police won't do it, then we have to deputize ourselves and arrest these people," says Splitting The Sky, who holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship.

"We need a Nuremberg type trial for George Bush and officials in his administration," he added.

Splitting The Sky successfully entered the Telus Convention Centre, where Bush was scheduled to speak to a select crowd of invited business and political leaders, intending, he says, to make a citizen's arrest of Bush for violations of the War Crimes Act. He was apprehended by CPS before he could reach the former president.

"As a Calgarian, I am embarrassed that the world would think that we would welcome George Bush here and that he was invited to come," says Kelly Hostland.

Both men have since been released from jail.

The protest rally capped a week of anti-Bush events that included a mock trial, public forum and press conference as well as a mini film festival. Approximately 400 people were at the rally.

Splitting The Sky plans to carry on a campaign to give George Bush his day in court. He's organized a panel discussion examining the case against Bush on Tuesday, March 24 at the Calgary Area Outdoor Council. The event starts at 7PM.


Splitting the Sky
Cell: (250) 371 0562

Tavis Ford, rally organizer
Cell: (403) 606 7034

Donations for the Splitting the Sky Legal Defense Fund are urgently needed.
Please contact Tavis Ford if you can help.

Download a PDF version of this Press Release here


March 20th, 2009:
Dr. Bill Deagle interviews Splitting the Sky

(approx 17 minutes) Download mp3 (4 MBs)

Robb Revere interviews Splitting the Sky

(approx 60 minutes) Download mp3 (14 MBs)

Audio files courtesy of where you will find more information and opinions on the recent Bush event in Calgary, as well as action alerts regarding other suspected war criminals who will be visiting Canada, and Peace Activists who have been barred from entering Canada.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Splitting the Sky vs George War Criminal Bush

In case you have not heard, I attended and participated in the protest in Calgary, outside the Telus Convention Centre where George 'War Criminal' Bush was illegally in Canada to give a speech to the Calgary business elite (aka the Fascism Support Club), leading AlberTEXANS from the Oil, Land Theft and Pollution Industry, and the Canadian War Industry, and sponsored by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce (aka Aiders and Abetters, Inc.) and the Law(less) firm of Bennet Jones.

According to Canadian law, anyone suspected upon reasonable and probable grounds of being a war criminal is not allowed in Canada and is to be barred, or arrested upon arrival, or if found in Canada. There is more than ample evidence available to show that the 'Babbling Bush' falls perfectly within the description of "War Criminal"!

While outside the convention centre, I asked the police several times to arrest Bush, which they refused. As they had abdicated their duty and were now complicit in war crimes and 'aiding and abetting' a war criminal. I felt compelled to intervene on behalf of the many thousands of victims of the Bush administration between 2001 and 2009. I felt it was my moral and civic duty.

Watch what happened:

I was taken into custody where I was beaten, my glasses broken, and held overnight to see the JP. On the morning of March 18th, I was finally released on $500 bail (posted by friends and supporters in Calgary)

I later gave this interview with Raymond Geisler from CHLY-FM in Nanaimo, BC (along with my friend Prof. Tony Hall)

Unbought and Unbossed Show interviews Splitting the Sky and Prof. Anthony J. Hall, March 18th, 2009 (thanks to Raymond and to for arraging this on short notice)

(approx 20 minutes) Download mp3 (5 MBs)

I wish to thank Tony, Tavis, John Duddy, Nathan Moulton and many others from Calgary and Lethbridge for their support, Gail Davidson from Lawyers Against the War and my old friend Ramsey Clarke for trying to assist me while in custody. Special thanks to Wayne Prante of the 'Coalition of the Willing' and Travis of We Are Change Vancouver for helping to keep every one informed, and so many others for your concern, thoughts, prayers, and offers to help. I really appreciate it!

Dr. Bill Deagle of the Nutrimedical Report on GCN also interviewed me briefly on short notice
, just after my release. We will hook up for a longer interview, if not on the 19th, then in the coming days, depending how fast I recover. Thanks Dr. Bill.

Thanks also to James Corbett for this wonderful article that was posted on his site, and later picked up Alex Jones and some other major alternative news sites.

Thank you gutless PM Harper Canadian Government, Leaders of the Non-Oppositon Parties, and the Calgary Goon Squad for being the cowards that you are, for arresting and charging me instead of your buddy Bush, and as such, now giving me a public platform on this issue. See you in court!

And last but not least, thanks to my wonderful wife She Keeps the Door for her understanding, and of course to my family.

Stay tuned for news regarding The Splitting the Sky Defense Fund!

I will need your help folks.


Late addition: mp3 of interview with Dr. Deagle
(approx 10 minutes) Download mp3 (2 MBs)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New STS Interview on the Corbett Report

Corbett Report Radio Interview with Splitting The Sky
Date/Duration: 2009/03/06 / 1:28:43
Description: Mohawk activist, author and lecturer Splitting The Sky joins us to talk about some of his incredible experiences, including his participation in the Attica State prison rebellion of 1971, his 9/11 Truth research, upcoming activism planned around Bush's Calgary visit this month and surviving the institutional genocide inflicted on the native peoples of North America.
[Download MP3] 81 MBs