This journal entry covers days 10 and 11 (March 23 and 24) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I think I’m approaching a crucial turning point since I started the peaceful protest at 12:01am on Wednesday, March 14. Health-wise.
On Friday evening, I started feeling weak. Late on Saturday, I started experiencing mild chest pains. However, my spirits are high.
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Mar. 19, 2012:
Honorable MP, what is happening to Canada?
At 12:01 am on Wednesday, March 14, I embarked on an indefinite hunger strike whose demand is: the Parliament of Canada immediately repeal the new Safe Streets and Communities Act (omnibus crime Bill C-10). Earlier, I had appealed to the Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable David Johnston, to use the Crown’s reserve powers to either withhold or reserve Royal Assent to Bill C-10. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s tyrannical will prevailed, just as it did when the Conservative majorities in the House of Commons and Senate brushed aside the diverse input of the opposition, experts and victims and passed crime Bill C-10. The bill reportedly received royal assent Tuesday afternoon. I will now continue the hunger strike until the Act is repealed in its entirety.
This journal entry covers days 3, 4 and 5 (March 16, 17 & 18) of my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at 12:01am on Wednesday, March 14. My key demand is the repeal of the Act in its entirety.
My spirits are high. But my injured back hurts really bad.
- Days 3: Mostly rested and reflected. I needed this, after working non-stop during the lead up to the hunger strike, and during the first 2 days into the action.
- Day 4: started re-vamping personal blog to create section for hunger strike updates
- Day 5: Had a terrific time with the safety gang from Occupy Ottawa and other friends. Felt rejuvenated. It’s as if I was walking this almost-lonesome road and suddenly this bunch of merry travelers appeared from i-dont-know-where & joined me.
In the works:
- Email to Canadian MPs
- 2nd press release
- Media and PR team