June 11th has been observed since 2004 by anarchists and environmentalists as a day of action to mobilize around imprisoned comrades. Tonight we bring you an interview conducted by June 11 organizers with Ann Hansen, a freelance writer living on a farm near Kingston and former member of Direct Action, an underground anarchist guerilla group active in the 1980s.
This year, CFRC 101.9FM held a special broadcast live from May Day celebrations in Kingston, on May 1st from 4-6pm (despite terrible weather!). As the whole CPR crew was involved in producing this broadcast, we have uploaded the broadcast here for your listening pleasure.
This week we welcomed special guest M into the studio for a live on-air interview. We discuss the Guelph Anarchist Black Cross and its role in anarchist prison support, the emergence of the ‘noise demonstration’ tactic in Ontario, state repression and defensive infrastructure, and whether we can ever claim ‘victories’ in the struggle to destroy prison for anything short of, well, destroying prison.
Later in the show, we aired a short interview by a CPR contributor with anarchists in Philadelphia about the September 9th U.S. prison strike and the various ways people tried to support it in their local context.
Call for information: We’d like to do a future show with M about Do-It-Yourself remedies for common ailments using items you can get at canteens and cafeterias inside. Send us your ideas and we’ll work on this for the new year!
With the U.S. prison strike now in full swing, we set out to review the strike activity and outside solidarity to date across the world. We share several audio segments from across the U.S. covering what’s happening with the strike.
CPR hosts C and Reeko discuss the imminent U.S. Prison Strike. We play the initial call-out for the strike, Ohio prisoner Sean Swain’s statement in support of the strike, a poem by an outside organizer, as well as an original interview with a member of the Providence, Rhode Island chapter of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee.