I feel as though I’ve been wrenched from the light of the world and exiled to the heart of darkness.
My friends, I just want to let you all know that we’ll not be able to stay as connected as we’ve been during the last seven weeks of my ongoing indefinite hunger strike against Harper’s cruel new crime law, the Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C10). I owe Ottawa Hydro and they disconnected my hydro service earlier today. (For those unfamiliar with the term “hydro”, it’s what you’d call “electricity”.)
So far, being connected and communicating with you all via Facebook, Twitter, email and my blog had been a pillar of my coping strategy. Now I’ll have no internet access. I’ll not be able to update my blog as regularly as I should. And, needless to say, my apartment will be in the dark most of the time. (Well, what are candles for, right!) I can’t say when the service will be restored. I don’t have the more than $250 I owe them.
This journal entry covers days 41, 42, 43 and 44 (April 23, 24, 25 and 26) of my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian new crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act” (Bill C-10). Before I started the peaceful protest on March 14, I prepared my body through a feast-and-famine practice regimen that started in mid-January. Through plenty of water, regular glasses of orange juice and a fortified soy drink, and measured doses of sugar and salt, my body has been able to slow down muscular atrophy (the wasting or loss of muscle tissue).
But now my health has deteriorated significantly.
Friends of Obert are pleased to announce the petition for Obert Madondo’s ongoing crime Bill C10 hunger strike. Hosted on Change.org, the petition is titled: PM Harper, Parliament of Canada: Fulfill Obert’s Bill C10 hunger strike demands NOW!
Your support is crucial to the success of this campaign. Here’s how you can help:
- Sign the petition
- Use the “Facebook button” on the petition page to invite all your friends to sign the petition
- Use the “Email button” on the petition page to invite your email contact to join the campaign
- Use the “Twitter button” on the petition page to post the petition to twitter.
- Use the “Like button” on the petition page to post the petition to your Facebook wall
- Email friends with a link to the petition. Just imagine how far we can go if you pass the petition on to 10 of your friends, and they do the same…
- Share your views on crime Bill c10. Leave a comment!
- If you have a personal blog, please embed the petition’s widget on it.