Posted by: prisonradioshow | November 8, 2016

October 28, 2016

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

Posted by: prisonradioshow | October 18, 2016

October 13, 2016

This show featured Krystal Rountree and Mallah-Divine Mallah from Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March. They are a part of the I am We Prison Advocacy Network. They are organizing a march on Washington DC in August of 2017 to demand the abolition of the 13th Amendment.

The show also featured a news item from inside correspondent Chas. Chas asked us to share the following message concerning parole hearings for prisoners in New York State.

“For all those who have a relative in prison, please support your loved one by writing, calling, or emailing your New York State Senator to demand fair and impartial parole hearings. Please let your representative know that by supporting fair parole hearings you will support them for re-election. The practice of bias and politicized parole hearings is a drain on the tax payers that must stop! Show your support for our incarcerated loves ones! Thank you! For more information: Please call the governor’s office at: (five one eight) four seven four eight three nine zero or visit www.ny.gov. Register your complaint! Stop this abuse of discretion! Please make sure the New York State Governor knows your position. Let him know that if he continues to allow parole commissioners to abuse their “discretion” he will lose your support!”

You can download the entire episode here

Posted by: prisonradioshow | October 7, 2016

September 23, 2016

On this episode, we aired an interview with Melissa Munn, a professor at Okanagan college and an activist who has been supporting prisoners for over two decades. We spoke to Melissa about the Penal Press Project, a digitization project of newspapers produced in prisons in Canada since the 1950s.

We also aired an interview from It’s Going Down.org’s podcast with Victoria from Live Free Merced. Victoria was on a hunger strike at the time supporting prisoners in Merced County Jails who were also on hunger strikes against the conditions in the jails. For more information about this struggle, you can check out https://www.facebook.com/LiveFreeMerced/

You can download the entire episode here

Posted by: prisonradioshow | September 10, 2016

September 8, 2016

This episode included the final two parts of an interview with Diana Block that has been airing in pieces over the last three shows. We also interviewed Azzurra from the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee in the US about the Sept 9 prisoner work stoppage.

Diana Block 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 is author of the memoir Arm the Spirit: A Woman’s Journey Underground and Back and the novel Clandestine Occupations – An Imaginary History. She lives in San Francisco with her life partner, former political prisoner Claude Marks.

You can download the entire episode here

Posted by: prisonradioshow | September 10, 2016

August 26, 2016

This show featured a re-broadcast of a Stimulator interview with Melvin Ray of the Free Alabama Movement as well as parts 1 and 2 of an interview we did with Diana Block.

Diana Block 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 is author of the memoir Arm the Spirit: A Woman’s Journey Underground and Back and the novel Clandestine Occupations – An Imaginary History. She lives in San Francisco with her life partner, former political prisoner Claude Marks.

You can listen to the entire episode here

Posted by: prisonradioshow | September 10, 2016

August 11, 2016

This was our Prisoner Justice Day special. It includes audio from PJD Punk Show, which happened in Montreal, including a speech from the Termite Collective (demandprisonschange.wordpress.com) and music from Clayborne (clayborne-mtl.bandcamp.com). The show ended with a sneak peak of a four-part interview that we did with Diana Block. She 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 is author of the memoir Arm the Spirit: A Woman’s Journey Underground and Back and the novel Clandestine Occupations – An Imaginary History. She lives in San Francisco with her life partner, former political prisoner Claude Marks.

You can download the entire episode here

Posted by: prisonradioshow | September 10, 2016

July 22, 2016

We air a news report from prisonradio.org by Mumia Abu Jamal called “Maroon Prevails”. The show also features music from queerprison.bandcamp.com (a queer/migrant and anti-prison band from Copenhagen), a live interview with locally based Prisoner Correspondence Project members about their recent visit to an inside contributor to their newsletter. We wrap up the show with audio from Rochester Indymedia audio from an event supporting Jalil Muntaqim and pass on information from supporters of Jalil to post on social media using the hashtag #ClemencyforJalil directed at NYS Governor Cuomo. For more information about Jalil, you can visit freejalil.com.

Download the entire episode here

Posted by: prisonradioshow | August 25, 2016

July 14, 2016

This show featured an interview with organizers in Winnipeg who have started a prison ride share program there. We also spoke to folks from the End Immigration Detention network about renewed resistance by migrants inside a jail in Lindsay, Ontario.

You can download the entire episode here

Posted by: prisonradioshow | August 25, 2016

June 24, 2016

This show featured an interview with Matt Cicero. Matt was arrested in 2010 in connection with the firebombing of an RBC bank in the lead up to the G20 in Toronto and in the context of the Vancouver Olympics. Matt’s charges were eventually dropped after he had been inside for 5 weeks. In the interview, Matt eulogizes Roger Clement who recently died and had served time in connection with the firebombing of the RBC.

You can download the entire episode here

Posted by: prisonradioshow | August 25, 2016

June 9, 2016

This episode featured the call-out for June 11th, the Day of Solidarity with Long Term Anarchist Prisoners. The text of the call-out is here: june11.org.

The show also featured an interview with organizers from Critical Resistance talking to us about the No New SF Jail Coalition. For more info about that campaign visit: https://nonewsfjail.wordpress.com/

You can download the entire episode here

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