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Obert Madondo’s Canada crime Bill C-10 hunger strike: Response from the Minister of Justice

Obert Madondo

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has responded to my 85-day hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s New Jim Crow-style crime Bill C-10, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”. I ended the peaceful protest on June 6 after a beautiful meeting with NDP MP and justice critic, Francoise Boivin, on Parliament Hill. Two of my demands: the immediate repeal the Safe Streets and… Read More

Harper’s Canada “Making Up Terror Identities”

Ottawa Police arresting an Occupied Ottawa activist. Nov 2011

In Stephen Harper’s Canada, we’re all potential terror threats. Until proven otherwise. So suggests a recent study by Queens University’s Jeffrey Monaghan and Kevin Walby, published in the journal Policing and Society.  Welcome to Multi Issue Extremism (MIE), Canada’s new classification of so-called domestic terror threats. We saw it coming.

Obert Madondo’s Canada Crime Bill C10 Hunger Strike Update: May 22, 2012

Obert Madondo

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Today I felt really sick. And this is the first time I’ve felt this sick since I started the indefinite hunger protest against Stephen Harper’s cruel crime Bill C-10 on March 24. For over a week now, I’ve been experiencing severe chest pains. Earlier, I walked to the Loblaws supermarket, about kilometer from my… Read More

Obert Madondo’s Canada Crime Bill C10 Hunger Strike Update: May 18, 2012

Obert Madondo

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Another visit to the doctor today, which is day #66 of my indefinite hunger strike protesting Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cruel new crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly omnibus crime Bill C-10. The tests done just over two weeks ago revealed that my Vitamin D levels… Read More

Obert Madondo: Unpacking my Canada Crime Bill C10 hunger strike

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, May 21, 2012 Today, May 21st is the day 69 of my indefinite hunger strike protesting Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cruel new crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly omnibus crime Bill C10. This potentially-fatal act of peaceful civil disobedience is an informed reaction to Harper’s… Read More