Category Archives: Repression

CFRC Prison Radio, May 13, 2020

Updates on COVID-19 behind bars, messages and song requests and tributes from our listeners outside and behind bars, and an interview and discussion about disturbances at Donnacona Institution in Quebec – provided by the John Howard Society.

April 17, 2019 – Joy James talk at Queen’s

April 17, 2019, at 7pm on CFRC 101.9fm’s Prison Radio program:

We start the show with the first in what we hope is a monthly segment featuring Jimmy and Donny Hogan, commenting on historic and contemporary problems in Canadian corrections.

Then starting at 7:25 we will broadcast most of the talk given by Joy James on March 18, 2019, at Queen’s University. The talk, ‘The Architects of Contemporary Abolitionism,’ explores the political theories and activism of George Jackson and Angela Davis, the origins and impact of abolitionist critiques of policing and mass incarceration in the 20th century…and the pragmatic contributions and contradictions of contemporary prison reform, abolitionism and revolutionary politics in the US.

This event was part of Chancellor Dunning Trust Lectureship Series, and co-organized by the Cultural Studies at Queen’s University Graduate Programme, the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of Philosophy.

An archive is located here: https://archive.org/details/CPRApril1719h00

Calls From Home (July 2017)

Aired July 26, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

Calls From Home is a monthly CFRC Prison Radio segment that connects friends and family with their loved ones behind Kingston’s prison walls through the power of community radio.

This week we also brought special guest Cedar into the studio with us to discuss anarchist prisoners in France including Kara Wild.

News: Coroners Report on Soleiman FaqiriCSC closing Regina training facilityCSC transfers first transgender prisoner based on gender identityInuit elders incarcerated for refusing to stay away from Muskrat FallsWeek of Solidarity with J20 DefendantsTennessee County is offering incentives for prisoners to get sterilizedNoise demo at juvenile detention centre in PortlandWorkhouse jail noise demo gets rowdy in St Louis

Music:

Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow
Kerkhophony – Bohemian Captivity
Requiem – Storm Heaven
Sing Me Home – I’ll Break Out Again Tonight
Mother Tareka – Imagine Something Different

Defend J20 and August 19th Solidarity

Aired July 12, 2017
Posted to the Internet Archive

This week we syndicated two interviews from The Final Straw Radio. The first is with Ben Turk of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee about the August 19th call for solidarity with prisoners. The second is an excerpt of an interview with an arrestee and supporter of the J20 defendants, who were mass arrested at the Trump inauguration in Washington, DC on January 20th, 2017. Thanks Final Straw!

Music:

Blackbird Raum – A Rat In My Dream