Politics and its Discontents: Anon Poses Some Questions

I received the following as a comment in my previous post, but decided to feature it here, as I suspect the writer would like readers to offer their answers to the questions posed: I have two questions and an observation: I do not understand the statement that the Child Tax Benefit, benefits the rich more ...

The Disaffected Lib: Higher Fees for Guilty Pleas

Only in Cameron Conservative Britain.   There the government wants to ‘reform’ the legal aid system to set defence counsel against their clients by making it lucrative for lawyers to enter guilty pleas as early as possible.  Legal aid lawyers will also lose money if cases actually go to trial.The London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association ...

The Canadian Progressive: Bradley E. Manning’s Statement for the Providence Inquiry

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | March 2, 2013: This statement below was read by Private First Class Bradley E. Bradley at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications. This rush transcript was taken by ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canada Crime Bill C10 hunger striker takes protest to Parliament Hill

MEDIA RELEASE OTTAWA, May 6, 2012 – Today marks the 53rd day of my indefinite hunger strike against Canada’s new draconian crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly omnibus crime Bill C10. My name is Obert … Continue reading →

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo’s Indefinite Canada Crime Bill C10 Hunger Strike (VIDEO)

Today, April 5, 2012, is the 23rd day of Obert Madondo’s indefinite hunger strike protest against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new Safe Streets and Communities Act (formerly omnibus crime Bill C-10). Obert’s five demands include the immediate repeal of the … Continue reading →

Right of Center Ice: Mr. Speaker, a question for the honourable member…

…What does it cost? The Harper Party rebuttal: law and order is priceless! The logical follow up: Is knowing the price-tag on policies to incarcerate people for non-violent offences too much to ask for these days? The Harper Party rejoinder: YOU’RE SOFT ON CRIME!