by Justin Podur and Dan Freeman-Maloy Note: this is a rather long article. If you prefer a PDF version, it is linked here.
As the emergency contact for Tarek and John, I was happy to field media calls and requests. Now the emergency is over, and media are being handled by the most excellent and wonderful Touchwood PR. If you wish to schedule an interview with Tarek and John, pleaes contact Touchwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When Tarek and John were arrested on August 16, we were taken by surprise. We used whatever tools we had to hand to get the message out. As their emergency contact, I used my own blog and my own twitter handle, and became one of their official spokespeople. In the intervening 50 days, we set […]
Oct 6/13 Tarek and John are out of jail. Thank you to everyone who followed, supported, wrote letters, helped, worked, and kept going when this thing ended up going so much longer than we thought it would.
Oct 2/13, 8pm We learned today that Tarek and John have ended their hunger strike. They have resumed eating solid food under medical supervision. They saw a doctor, as well as staff from the Canadian Embassy, today. Tarek and John commenced their hunger strike on September 16, a month after their arrest, to call attention […]
Oct 1/13, 10pm Time to close the loophole