On a special October 16, 2014 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism, I interviewed Arthur Topham, who has been charged as a political thought criminal for allegedly violating Canada’s Criminal Code provisions for “willfully promoting hatred,” for his writings at his site, RadicalPress.com.
In this interview, the issues we discussed included:
– The Ontario Civil Liberties Association supporting his case and calling for a repeal of all “hate crime” provisions in the Criminal Code and circulating a petition calling for the B.C. Attorney General to revoke her consent for the prosecution of Arthur Topham.
– He was charged with a crime after the Human Rights Commission was no longer to hear so-called hate cases in 2012.
– The tight control of the media and the blackout on mass media coverage of his case ever since November 2012 with a single National Post article.
– The phony media, with so-called liberal newspapers like the Toronto Star not making counter-point arguments to the supposed right-wing National Post newspaper on their article.
– The inconsistencies in the charge and with his prosecution.
– The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees those charged “to be tried within a reasonable time,” yet he was charged in 2012, and his trial has finally been scheduled for October 2015.
– The political nature of the crime, with the Attorney General of the province having to sign off on it.
– The selective application of the law, with others not prosecuted, despite doing similar or more things than Arthur Topham did.