This was our funding drive episode! To donate to the radio station that keeps us on air — check out funding.ckut.ca
We spoke to Diana Block, whose novel “Clandestine Occupations” is one of our funding drive prizes. Diana has been a radical activist since the 1970s. She was a founding member of San Francisco Women Against Rape, Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, and the Jericho Movement for Political Prisoners. She was featured on our show in August and September of this year talking about her experiences underground in the 1980s and 1990s as well as the focus of her organizing since she resurfaced in the mid 1990s. On this show, she spoke to us about her writing process, specifically focusing on her novel Clandestine Occupations (she has also written a memoir called Arm the Spirit).
We also interviewed Helen from the Certain Days Calendar Collective (because we are also giving away copies of the calendar if you donate to the prison radio show!). The Certain Days Calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal and Toronto, and three political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York State: David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes and Herman Bell. You can find out more about the project at certaindays.org.
You can download the entire episode here