Smash the State Report: November 24, 2012

November 23 2012 - We start locally with shameful reports of a guard at the Grand Valley Correctional Institute (federal jail for womyn) in Kitchener giving prisoners drugs in exchange for sex, the guard is still on duty at the jail. Daily gathersings have been taking place outside the jail to show the disgust at this situation.

We then look to the recent actions of toronto G20 prisoner Mandy Hiscocks who has launched a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario against the Vanier centre for Women (provincial jail for womyn) in Milton for a racist, abelist, classist, statusist classification system which mirrors the priviliges and oppressions seen throughout this broken system.  Mandy's complaint was released with statements from No One is Illegal Toronto and Damn 2025 on system oppression in jails and other government institutions.

- song One Shoe by Geoff Berner

Alex Hundert has been busy while held captive at the Centre North Correctional Centre near Midland, while we do not read his latest work, we talk about his latest blog This Place is a Warehouse, and another article - Solidarity Against Austerity, which he wrote for the student strike issue of the peak magazine from Guelph.

The show then reports on a banner drop in solidarity with the american grand jury resisters in Oregon, and the anti-G20 prisoners in canada, then we jump into a report back from the Poverty Makes Us Sick actions in Kitchener against mpp john milloy, including an office distruption with the Spot Collective and the Alliance Against Poverty.  We close the news with a report from Ireland where an Indian woman died after being denied an abortion.  Protests against the strict abortion laws have erupted across the country and vigils have spread around the world.

The show ends after another tune from Geoff Berner - Dalloy Polezi

Smash the State Report is a segment on the weekly 2 hour AW@L radio (16:00-18:00est) on CKMS 100.3  - Community * Co-op * Campus Radio - Waterloo - http://soundfm.ca

 

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