One of the problems with Canada’s radical left is their tendency to make heroes out of dirty thugs. Alex Hundert is probably the best example of this madness- let me share his story with you…
Hundert is the leader of Aw@l, an anarchist group based out of Waterloo, On. As most activists have heard, not all anarchists are violent- but, Alex’s group is. In-fact, Alex is proud of his penchant for violence. A great example would be a message he sent out through Twitter last month:
You see, in Alex’s twisted world, people who promote non-violent pacifism are ‘exploiters’ as opposed to people who “don’t play by those rules” are the good guys. Can you see the problem here? This man should be locked-up for a very long time…
Alex and his crowd of hooligans are one of the primary reasons events like the G20 and the Olympics come with billion-dollar security bills. True, some of this money is reserved for real terrorists- that said, we all know that the odds are more likely that Black Bloc will appear than Al Qaeda…
Alex was the Pied Piper of the Black Bloc during the G20 where he was directly responsible for planning and leading the gangs of hooligans who smashed windows, set fires and caused general chaos and terror in downtown Toronto. Have a look their handiwork. (And, see if you can spot Harsha Walia!)
Now, the majority of people caged by police during the G20 were arrested AFTER this incident occured. Considering this, it totally astounds me to think anyone could consider calling Alex a martyr for being arrested. If I were one of the people who was caged I’d be raging mad- after all, it is highly unlikely that the police would have had enough reason to conduct the mass arrests without Alex’s intervention!
So, just like Harsha’s “Heart Attack” violence during the Olympics, Alex’s G20 violence played right into the hands of the authorities. In Harsha’s case, she got all of the middle-class demonstrators to go home. And, in Alex’s case, he gave the police an excuse to conduct mass arrests- justifying the massive expenses they put into policing the G20.
In both cases, Harsha & Alex were rewarded with more fame, and an elevated status within their (twisted) communities. In Alex’s case he will have to spend a few months in jail- but, unless the truth of his intentions becomes more widespread, he will be probably spend the rest of his activist career resting on the laurels of martyrdom.
But, ultimately, the people who lose will be those who followed both of them. They will have no book deals, no newspaper articles, nothing but an arrest record for smashing windows. Their martyrdom will only be to themselves…
AGREED STATEMENT OF FACTS: Alex HUNDERT
This is an agreed statement of facts jointly submitted in support of a guilty to plea to one count of counseling to commit mischief over, and one count of counseling to obstruct a peace officer, as follows:
1. The G20 Summitwas held in the City ofToronto,ProvinceofOntario, between the dates of June 25, 2010 and June 27, 2010.
2. During the months leading up to the G20 Summit, police from a number of forces made massive expenditures of resources to prepare for any threats there might be to public order and security during the Summit. These police forces included the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police and the Toronto Police Service.
3. The police managed to infiltrate a number of activist groups that were meeting to plan protests and actions against the G20 Summit. These groups can be described as anarchist groups or groups that had an anti-capitalist and anti-colonial agenda. Some of these groups were involved in working for indigenous sovereignty, land and treaty rights, for migrant justice and on environmental issues, advocated for and provided services for poor and homeless people, were involved in widespread public education campaigns, and also were independent media providers. Undercover police officers attended and participated in meetings over the course of this investigation. These meetings became increasingly focused on the G20 Summit as the date approached.
4. It was during these meetings that two embedded undercover OPP officers came to be familiar with Alexander Hundert. Mr. Hundert was ideologically opposed to the existence, role and policies of the G20. Mr. Hundert expected the primary focus of the Toronto G20 meetings to be an “austerity” agenda, which he opposed. Mr. Hundert also opposed the security being put in place for theSummit. Based on his perception of past Summits’ histories of protests and policing, Mr. Hundert believed that the security plans for this summit were meant to stifle dissent, contain protests, create distance between the protestors and the delegates, establish police control of the city and would likely entail mass arrests.
5. One or both of the undercover OPP officers were present at meetings of activist groups and organizations inTorontoand other locations inSouthern Ontariowhere discussions and planning for protests at the G20 Summit occurred. It was apparent to both of the undercover officers that Mr. Hundert stood out as being well-known and well-respected in the groups, and appeared to be listened to by other attendees at the meetings. Mr. Hundert was aware from these meetings and his knowledge of what had happened at previous G20 Summits, that some of the people who would be in attendance at this Summit would be intent on committing many different acts in protest of the G20, some of which would be criminal, including marches, rallies, and property damage; and that confrontations with the police would result from some of these actions.
6. It was in these meetings, whose attendance ranged from around 5 people to well over 100 people, that Mr. Hundert counseled and encouraged those in attendance to commit acts involving property damage and to obstruct the police.
7. Mr. Hundert, working with others, compiled and disseminated a “target list” in which he provided the names and locations of places deemed appropriate for direct action by protestors. This list included major banks, police divisions, consulates, corporate outlets and other locations. Mr. Hundert encouraged people to use the “target list” to determine which specific locations should be targeted for protests and a wide range of direct action tactics. He was aware this could involve property damage.
8. Mr. Hundert also taught methods of “de-arresting” any protesters observed being taken into custody. “De-arresting” refers to the act of assisting a person being arrested by interfering with the arrest using a variety of tactics. While advising protesters on how to defend one another, Mr. Hundert did not specify to those he trained that de-arresting should only be undertaken if people were certain that an arrest was unlawful.
9. On June 26, 2010, after a week of protests, a large riot broke out in downtownToronto. During the course of the riot, protesters, some dressed in black clothing and masks, moved through the downtown streets and smashed the windows of banks, and stores using sticks, newspaper boxes and other items. These were not isolated incidents; widespread property damage was caused. This occurred onYonge St.,Queen St. West, andBay St. In addition, several police cars were set on fire downtown, on Queen St. Westand onBay St. This riot went on for several hours on the afternoon of Saturday June 26.
10. The majority of the large scale property damage was done on June 26th and it mostly targeted businesses that would be classically deemed to be “capitalist” in nature, for example, major banks and corporate businesses.
11. In addition, on June 26 and 27, 2010, there were many confrontations between protesters and police. Some of these confrontations included the successful or attempted de-arresting of individuals.
12. Mr. Hundert was arrested at his home, early on the morning of June 26th and was not in attendance at the riot that began later that day. It cannot be proven that the individuals counseled by Mr. Hundert contributed to the property damage or obstruction of the police that occurred on June 26th or 27th.
13. At the time of the time of these offences, Mr. Hundert was on a probation order entered into on March 8, 2010 (as a result of blocking garbage trucks from attending a garbage dump on what he and other supporters perceived to be indigenous lands, in violation of a Court injunction) which required that he Keep the Peace and Be of Good Behaviour.
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- Alex Hundert & Harsha Walia Go To Prison Together! (genuinewitty.wordpress.com)
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- BullyWatch: Judy Rebick Supports The Man Who Assaulted Me Last Night! (genuinewitty.wordpress.com)
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