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Toronto Call to Action: Tomorrow, Tuesday October 12th THIS IS WHAT A DEMONSTRATION LOOKS LIKE!

Mick
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THIS IS WHAT A DEMONSTRATION LOOKS LIKE!

WHAT: Demonstration

WHEN: Tuesday, October 12 at 5pm

WHERE: Starting at 55 Gould Street (Ryerson Student Centre)

On October 8th, a Justice of the Peace ruled that Alex Hundert, a
community organizer facing politically motivated G20 related "conspiracy"
charges, had violated his "no-public demonstration" bail condition for
participating in panel discussions at two university events. He was
arrested on the evening of September 17th in front of his father's house
after speaking on a panel at Ryerson University and has been in jail ever
since. Based on the ruling on Oct 8, the Crown is now seeking to revoke
Alex's bail entirely and keep him behind bars.

Alex is one of many community organizers and activists facing "conspiracy"
charges for effectively voicing their opposition to the G20 agenda of
exploitation and exclusion. Police have threatened many of these
organizers with arrest for speaking at events or to the media. This
targeting of organizers is intended to weaken our growing and thriving
social and environmental justice movement, to isolate effective and vocal
community activists, and to criminalize dissent against the violent
policies of the G20 that perpetuate environmental degradation,
militarization, labour exploitation, and theft of Indigenous lands that
wreaks misery for the world's majority. While the panic surrounding the
G20 protests has pushed forward the criminalization of resistance, we also
continue to witness the criminalization and intensification of repressive
state practices against immigrants and refugees, Indigenous people, queer
and trans folks, and communities living in poverty.

The ruling that a public panel is somehow a public demonstration sets a
dangerous precedent and is an attack on us all. This is why we must
challenge it and its' potential to silence not only G20 organizers, but
all communities in struggle.

We will not be silenced or intimidated. Show your support and solidarity
with Alex and all those facing G20 related charges on Tuesday at 5pm at 55
Gould Street, as we show the police and the attorney general what a PUBLIC
DEMONSTRATION really looks like!

See you there!

www.g20.torontomobilize.org

 


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Cytizen H
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Please come out to this!!! Show them we will not be silenced. Show them an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us and we will not take it anymore. Show them we are sick and tired of their repressive bullshit. This neoMcarthyist bullshit will not stand if there are enough of us to fight back. Let us be uncontrollable in the streets. Let us smash their bullshit. Let's take to the street with fiery rage and incendiary love.


Maysie
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Joined: Apr 21 2005

I'll be there.

Bastard fuckwad assholes.


Caissa
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Joined: Jun 14 2006

The judge's ruling of what constitutes a "demonstration" is as  atrocious as the SCC's 5-4 ruling on the right to counsel.


NDPP
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Joined: Dec 28 2008

Down with Empire and G20 Wars - Defend Dissent and Dissenters! Refuse to be Silenced!

"When an increasingly authoritarian state passes a certain critical point in its development, the law is no longer the protector of individual rights and individual liberty. The law becomes the weapon of the state itself -- to protect not you, but the state from threats to its own powers...the law is the means by which the state corrals its subjects, keeps them under control and forbids them from acting in ways that the overlords may perceive as threatening..

Friends, if this country--and if you individually - are to have any kind of human future at all, and by 'human' I mean a life with any genuine meaning and joy, a life not fatally compromised by ongoing murder, torture and brutality - you had better fucking disturb the peace every second of every day.."

The Law is An Ass -- Armed with Rockets

http://www.chris-floyd.com/articles/1-latest-news/2032-the-law-is-an-ass...


Mick
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Environmental Justice Toronto activists drop banner off Gardiner Expressway demanding freedom for G20 arrestee Alex Hundert | Toronto Media Co-op http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/story/environmental-justice-toronto-activist...

Cytizen H
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While the ignorant, foolish, incompetent Justice of the Peace, Inderpaul Chandhoke, did see fit to grant Alex Hundert bail, he also decided to accept the flagrant over reaching conditions proposed by the most supreme asshole Crown Attorney Byrne.  Alex was given non-association with all those closest to him, barred from speaking to the media, posting to the internet, attending any public meeting or publically expressing any political views. He has chosen not to sign those conditions, which means he will spend the next month in jail until he can appeal this dipshit JP's bullshit ruling. This Chandoke character, if you can find him, let him know how much he has embarassed himself and how much damage he has done to any semblance of justic within the "justice" system of ontario. This incompetent douchebag needs to be stopped before he ruins more lives.


milo204
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Joined: Feb 3 2010

wish i lived near toronto!  

...in solidarity....


NDPP
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Joined: Dec 28 2008

'Staggering' Conditions on Accused G20 Ringleader

http://www.thestar.com/news/torontog20summit/article/875746--accused-g20...

"ALex Hundert's words will not appear in this story. Unlike other Canadians, he's not allowed to speak to the press. At least that's how a court interpreted the new bail conditions placed on Hundert...'It's staggering in its breadth,' said John Norris, Hundert's lawyer. 'I've never heard of anything as broad as that...' Nathalie  Des Rosiers of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, says they plan to write to the Attorney General in Hundert's defence. 'Speaking to the media does not threaten public safety,' she said. 'These bail conditions are only aimed at silencing speech..."

the fences continue to be moved in closer and tighter...


remind
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Joined: Jun 25 2004

Cytizen H wrote:
 This incompetent douchebag needs to be stopped before he ruins more lives.

While looking for solidarity, it would be great if one did not use sexist terms.


Cytizen H
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Joined: May 20 2010

Remind, my sincerest apologies. Had not been aware that this was a sexist term. I won't be using it anymore.


remind
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Thank you, using specifically female oriented perjoratives in respect to male actions is never pleasant.


NDPP
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Joined: Dec 28 2008

Alex Hundert 'Released' on Bail: Put in Solitary Confinement and Coerced into Accepting Outrageous Bail Conditions

http://mostlywater.org/alex_hundert_released_bail_put_solitary_confineme...

"On the night of Wednesday, Oct. 14, Alex was told by the security manager at the Toronto East Detention Centre that he had to sign the bail conditions or face solitary confinement in 'the hole', without access to phone calls or writing paper. He was put in solitary confinement after an initial confrontation with corrections staff where he resisted initial attempts to make him sign. He was denied the right to call his lawyer and told that if he didn't sign now, they would revoke the bail and he would be held in solitary confinement until his eventual release.."

injustice to one really is injustice to all folks and if you let them get away with doing this to Alex...


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