Update – November 2nd 2010

Ottawa Movement Defense
J18 UPDATE
Tuesday November 2nd

CONTENTS

  1. next court appearance
  2. Sending Letters of Support to the Roger Clement
  3. No Public/Media Statements
  4. Donate to the Legal Fund
  5. Hold a Fundraiser
  6. Stay Up-To-Date

1. NEXT COURT DATE

Call for court support –
please forward

Two of the J18 defendants will be appearing in court on:
Tuesday Nov. 9th at 10:00am in Courtroom 12

A call for court support has been requested. If you are able to make it, please show your love for our friends who are going through this process. It is important to note that one defendant is still behind bars, months after his initial arrest, and the other is living with restrictive conditions, after having spent a considerable amount of time also in jail.

2. SENDING LETTERS OF SUPPORT TO ROGER CLEMENT

One of the most tangible ways you can support Roger Clement while he is in detention is to send him letters. Roger is only allowed to short visits per week, which makes it very difficult for him to stay in touch with the wider community.

We encourage you to write letters of support to him. Please tell him that you are with him and support his immediate release. You can send up to ten double sided pages per envelope, so feel free to include any interesting magazine or newspaper articles you’ve come across that you feel Roger might be interested to read.

His mailing addresses is:

Joseph Roger Clement
Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre
2244 Innes Road
Gloucester, ON
K1B 4C4

Your letters of support will be very much appreciated.

3. NO PUBLIC / MEDIA STATEMENTS

PLEASE NOTE: The June 18th Defendants have asked supporters NOT to make public or media statements at this time.

Please be careful when discussing this situation publicly, including online and to the media, as incautious statements may compromise the ability of the accused to defend themselves in court.

Now that this matter is before the courts, we need to ensure the Crown is able to base its case only on substantive evidence, rather than relying on sensational or incautious public comments.

In particular, IT IS THE POSITION OF OTTAWA MOVEMENT DEFENSE THAT SPEAKING VOLUNTARILY TO THE POLICE WILL PREJUDICE THE DEFENSE OF THE ACCUSED AND MAKE THEIR COURT PROCEEDINGS MORE DIFFICULT.

ANY STATEMENT MADE TO THE POLICE OR MEDIA CAN BE USED AGAINST THE ACCUSED, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS HYPOTHETICAL OR BASED ON
DISTORTED INFORMATION.

No matter how friendly or intimidating police may appear, or how clever you think you might be in getting information out of them, nothing good can come of voluntarily talking to the police.

If police contact you, please let us know as soon as possible at ottawamovementdefense@gmail.com

4. DONATE TO THE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

Ottawa Movement Defense now has a bank account with the Ottawa Women’s Credit Union. Cheques can be made out to ‘Ottawa Movement Defense’ and mailed to the mailing address below.

For other methods, please contact us at ottawamovementdefense@gmail.com

5. ORGANISE A FUNDRAISER

Please consider organising a fundraiser in your city or within your social networks. We really appreciate the fundraisers people have already organised. There are currently more underway!

If you would like to volunteer and help organise with the fundraising subcommittee, please email us atottawamovementdefense@gmail.com

Please let us know if you are organising a fundraiser so we can help get the word out.

6. STAY UP-TO-DATE

If you would like to be added (or removed) from the Ottawa Movement Defense announcements list, please write to us: ottawamovementdefense@gmail.com

The purpose of the announcements list to provide information to the friends and supporters of the June 18th Defendants.


Ottawa Movement Defense is a legal and political support committee for the June 18th Defendants. We take direction from the June 18th defendants. Our support activities include: coordinating visits, fundraising towards legal and support costs, informing friends and supporters of the court proceedings, etc. We do not provide legal advice to the defendants. Currently, we are not making any statements to the media.

Email: ottawamovementdefense@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
Ottawa Movement Defense
207 Bank Street
Suite 453
Ottawa, ON
K2P 2N2

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