Thursday, April 19, 2012

Canadian Hunger-Striker Against harper's Draconian "Justice" Bill

Obert Mandondo is putting his health on the line to protest harper's idiotic "Jail More Canadians So That stephen harper Can Has Boner" law.

Canada Crime Bill C10 hunger striker concerned about Parliament’s “silent treatment” (via Canadian Progressive World)

PRESS RELEASE OTTAWA, April 13, 2012 - Today is Day 31 of my  indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new draconian crime law, deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly crime Bill C10. I’m an Occupy Ottawa activist and progressive political…

This sort of principled courage should be supported.


Niles said...

I expect the response from the Harper government will be a resounding "so? why should we give a flying fart if some whacko decides to starve himself to death?"

I'll be shocked if it's any less dismissive.

thwap said...


That's one of the reasons why I'm doing my tiny bit to raise awareness of this action.

I've been thinking about what I'm going to do to genuinely protest harper's anti-democratic behaviour.

I thought about hunger strikes as a peaceful but deadly serious means of speaking out. Then I thought that a prolonged hunger-strike can do permanent organ damage (if you stop before you're dead) and I thought about how little impact it would have on a callous monster like harper.

I didn't want to be permanently debilitated if there was some other way to try to effect change.

(I still think a group hunger-strike, with enough participants nation-wide and with a sizable core in the capital or some other major city would be a good idea.)

Anyway, ... I'm not sure what impact he'll have, but he's putting his body against the machine. It's horrible, anti-freedom, anti-democracy legislation and we should be supporting him.