persecution of Canadian political prisoner Brad Love continues. He's an
enthusiastic correspondent and letter writer. I've been getting a letter
or call from him about every 10 days since Ontario's
malignant legal establishment threw him back in prison in July. For the
past month, he's gone silent. Worried, I talked to his brother Matt
today and learned the shocking news. "They have cut off all his mail, in
and out," Matt reported.
While many of his
fellow prisoners while away their time watching television or
semi-comatose on the medications freely ladled out by the authorities,
Brad prefers to read and write. Can't have that. Better
be a compliant zombie than a dissident thinker in politically correct
Brad Love, a decade
after his conviction under Canada's notorious "hate law" (Sec. 319 of
the Criminal Code) for writing non-threatening letters to public
officials criticizing Canada's immigration mess, is
still mired in the toils of repression. In July 2012, for sending some
information packages to some Toronto Jewish groups, he was sentenced to a
further 18 months in prison, plus a further three year gag order from
writing letters to the media or politicians.
He applied for bail; pending an appeal. In July, 2013, this bail was
arbitrarily revoked. So, for the past four months, he's languished in
jail, again for nothing more than the non-violent expression of his
populist, no nonsense working guy views,. .
Brad was employed
in a lucrative job in Alberta's tar sands in Fort McMurray. The
arbitrary imprisonment punishes him for his views, denies him an income
and, ironically, denies the state a hefty junk of
his pay in taxes.