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Activist Communique: Alex Hundert – hope in the time of incarceration

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"On this stretch in jail
I write letters to allies
instead of media statements.
This is not a media stunt
it is me living my life.
Message is action.
We are building connections,
a community of resistance.
I am learning to build,
to act,
to live,
to love."

- Alex Hundert, Nov 2010, Toronto West Detention Centre

G20 defendant...you know wait, Alex Hundert is so much more than just a currently incarcerated, G20 defendant so I apologize for beginning this sentence in such a way.

Just as it seems like the Canadian government is punishing Hundert through its ability to keep him behind his bars and define his identify and method of communication and influence with the outside world, I need look no further than the above lines of his poetry to remind myself that political prisoners are defined by much more than the dimensions of the state's cages that separate them from us.

Dear Alex,

We've got your back.

Love and solidarity and all that good stuff,



If you'd like to write Alex back, letters can be mailed to the following
Alex Hundert
c/o Toronto West Detention Centre
111 Disco Rd
PO Box 4950
Rexdale ON M9W 5L6

For more information about Alex Hundert's case, please read: Alex Hundert re-re-re-arrested

For more information, please contact [email protected]

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