Click HERE to download the full report. Listen to a report from the recent performance by Public Enemy of Fear of a Black Planet, on the 20th anniversary of its release! We’ll hear sounds and interviews recorded at Club Soda, plus we’ll be joined by Chuck D to talk about Katrina, Prisoners’ Justice, Wyclef’s run […]
Medieval prisons are usually depicted as cold, dirty, and grim places in which to be incarcerated and subsequently, tortured. Professor Guy Geltner of the University of Amsterdam has recently published a book that contradicts this long-held belief. Furthermore, Professor Geltner argues that punitive incarceration originated from the 14th century. By taking a closer look into […]
PRISONERS’ JUSTICE DAY IS… …August 10, the day prisoners have set aside as a day to fast and refuseto work in a show of solidarity to remember those who have died unnecessarily — victims of murder, suicide and neglect. …the day when organizations and individuals in the community hold demonstrations, vigils, worship services and other […]
Peter Collins is an inmate at Bath Penitentiary in Kingston, Ontario. He is involved in prisoner’s issues such as the war on drugs, harm reduction (education, needle exchange, safe tattooing, methadone) and the promotion of Prisoner’s Justice Day (PJD). Below, are his commentaries on PJD and on prison issues. Click here for his introduction, here […]
The Angola Three are political prisoners who were framed for crimes they did not commit and were sentenced to life in jail. Robert King, a member of the Angola Three, spent 29 years in solitary confinement. He was released February 8, 2001. Here, he speaks about his tireless effort to free his friends and to […]
Sara Falconer is a member of 4StruggleMag, a zine which publishes work written by political prisoners, social prisoners, their relatives, and many others. It has existed since 2002. Click here to download the .mp3 file. Click below to stream it.
Kiilu Nyasha, the radio host of Freedom Is a Constant Struggle on a San Francisco radio station, is an accomplished radio programmer. The following interview focuses on her good friend, Hugo Pinell. The media labeled him as part of the San Quentin 6. He endured the longest trial of history of California, lasting over 500 […]
Having spent 30 years in prison, Ken Hartman wrote Mother California: A Story of Redemption Behind Bars, a personal reflection of his experiences in various penitentiaries in California. This interview includes several exerpts from his book and Ken Hartman’s opinions on the “other death penalty” (or “death by incarceration”) and the honor yard program. Click […]
Recently, thousands of police have started evacuating an ancient Bedouin village, designating the land for Israeli use. Doctor Yeela Raanan, an activist in Israel, speaks about her experience with the Palestinians and Israelis. Click here to download it. Click on the arrow below to stream it.
Graham Usher, a former Palestine correspondent for the Economist, is now based in Islamabad. He is the author of Dispatches from Palestine: The Rise and Fall of the Oslo Peace Process. He discusses the Pakistani’s army’s unwillingness to help the American efforts in Afghanistan among other points of interest as well. Right click here to […]
Developers in Montreal threaten to turn Parc Oxygene into condominiums. The history of the park is discussed, as are the current problems with the city government. Produced by Jesica James with audio files from Chris Betts and gretchen king. Click here to download the documentary. Click on the arrow below to stream it. If you […]
The defense of Kanesatake, also called the Oka crisis, took place July 11th twenty years ago. On July 10th and 11th, The Mohawk community commemorated the anniversary through a variety of events. One of the events was a panel presentation on what the defense of Kanasatake actually meant to the men, the women, and the […]
Twenty years after the Oka Crisis, the Mohawk community in Kanesatake marched up Route 344 on July 11th. People from within and without the province gathered in solidarity with the Mohawks to show their own support. Gretchen King attended the event and interviewed the people who marched in solidarity. This is a mix of the […]
On this edition of Off The Hour, the first part in a documentary entitled “The Latin American Revolution,” featuring voices from the 2009 World Social Forum. You can download it by clicking here. AND you can stream the audio here: