Author Archives: End the Prison Industrial Complex

May Day 2017!

Facebook event On May 1st we celebrate May Day – also known as International Workers’ Day – an international anti-capitalist holiday. May 1st 1886 marked the beginning of a three-day general strike to demand an eight-hour work day and improved … Continue reading

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Montreal Anarchist Bookfair: May 27 & 28, 2017

Mark your calendars … MONTREAL ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR 2017 Two days: Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28 From 10am to 5pm on both days The Anarchist Bookfair will take place in two buildings across from each other in Parc Vinet: – … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan Pen Riot Interview

Last week, CFRC Prison Radio aired an interview that tells the inside story of the riot on December 14, 2016 that “completely destroyed” the medium security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary and resulted in the stabbing death of Jason Leonard Bird and several … Continue reading

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October 18th: Prison Farms Zine Launch and Discussion

Reap What You Sow: Prison Farms Zine Launch and Discussion 6:30 PM on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 AKA – (Red & black house on Queen Street at Wellington) Free / Wheelchair Accessible In 2010, hundreds of Kingstonians participated in the … Continue reading

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Flyering visitors at Collins Bay Institution

Last Saturday, September 17th a small group of people wore orange vests and intercepted cars entering Collins Bay Institution at the start of visiting hours for the day. We were distributing flyers to visitors encouraging them to let their loved … Continue reading

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A Major Prison Strike Is On Across the United States

Since September 9th, 2016 – the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising – prisoners across the U.S. have gone on strike to end prison slavery. This is expected to be one of the largest prison strikes in history, and is being … Continue reading

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Talking Radical Radio interview

A few of us were interviewed by Scott Neigh for Talking Radical Radio in Hamilton about EPIC’s attempts to challenge prison in Kingston. Check it out!  

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Flyer distributed outside prison farms town hall

We heard Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale was in town to hear people talk about re-opening the prison farms, so we distributed a flyer to people gathered outside about ending migrant detention. Here’s the text of the flyer: Front Detained … Continue reading

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Pride Toronto has a prison problem

We’re happy to share an article recently published by Now Magazine that was written by Chester Abbotsbury, a pseudonymous ex-prisoner who has been an active contributor to various prison-related projects over the years including our newsletter Over the Wall. Take … Continue reading

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New Prison Farms Zine

We’re excited to announce “Reap What You Sow: Radicals Reflect on Kingston’s Save Our Prison Farms Campaign” a new zine from EPIC with diverse contributions from past and present collective members and friends. It is available for reading and printing … Continue reading

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