Alex Hundert, Canada’s Latest Political Prisoner

On June 26, 2012, 31-year-old activist and community organizer Alex Hundert was sentenced to 13.5 months in prison, having been accused and arrested by police on charges of conspiracy prior to the G20 protests in 2010. Zach Ruiter and Megan Kinch of the Toronto Media Co-op have produced a video and report about Alex Hundert’s case, which exemplifies state repression of dissent on political grounds. As suggested by Hundert in his speech to the court: when the state uses coercion, deception, and violence, it is called “the rule of law”; but when citizens organize against state oppression in defense of their rights, it is called “criminal.”

“The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer.”
– James Baldwin. The Nation. July 11, 1966.
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