Category Archives: Strike

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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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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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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Kingston May Day 2016!

MAY DAY MARCH AND FREE BBQ! Sunday, May 1st, 2016 Noon: Free BBQ in Skeleton Park 1 pm: March Downtown On May 1st, 1886, 40,000 workers in Chicago—and half a million across the United States—participated in a three-day general strike … Continue reading

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Full Article: Letter to Warden at Collins Bay Institution

An excerpt of this letter was originally published in our newsletter Over the Wall, Issue 1 (Spring 2014). ATTN: Warden Jackson RE: Proposed 30% pay reduction and $120 savings acount minimum increase I am writing this letter anonymously, instead of making … Continue reading

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Full Article: Resistance to Prison Pay Cuts

An excerpt of this article was originally published in our newsletter Over the Wall, Issue 1 (Spring 2014). Resistance to Prison Pay Cuts: An Account of Accountability By Jarrod Shook of Collins Bay Institution On May 9th, 2012 the former Minister … Continue reading

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