newsletter (summer 2022)


table of contents

reports from ‘inside’

The Mallard inmate newsletter, Mission (Medium), 1


Stark Raven radio show, 1

action calls

Rights, Regularization, Status for All, 3
Free Maddesyn George, 3
Keep Letty, Andres, Isaias and Claudia Home, 3
grant Adriana and Alberto’s family permanent residence, 3
ban police street checks in BC, 4
Stop the violence against Wet’suwet’en land defenders: RCMP off the land, 4
No to a second extradition of Hassan Diab, 4 (inside “Canada”) (outside “Canada”)
allow workers of all skill levels permanent residency, 4
Free Jack Letts and 43 Canadian Kids, Women and Men in Syria, 4
Write to Canadian diplomat regarding human rights defender Salah Hammouri
Justice for Salah, – العدالة لصلاح , 5

#Free Brittany Martin, 5
clemency to Leonard Peltier, 5
Close Gauntánamo, 5
Ban Weaponized Drones, 5
Art Project by Oso Blanco, 6


Prison Justice Day (Aug 10) videos, 6
BC RCMP’s Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG) sued, 6
fund initiatives for Indigenous-run alternatives to prison, 6
US Guilty Of Genocide! Proceedings of the International Tribunal on US Human Rights Abuses Against Black, Brown, and Indigenous Peoples, 6
“About the People” podcast, 6
BC ending immigration detention arrangement with CBSA, citing human rights, 7
Join the call to other provinces, 6
Theatre in the Pen: New theatre program in Prince George helps inmates find their voice, 7
prisons (not prisoners) routinely break the law, 8
exclusion of federal prisoners from the definition of ‘insured person,’ 8
Protect the Rights of Trans Prisoners, 8
new policy proposals could set [Trans] rights back even more, 8
Alberta Police Misconduct Database, 9
Police fight against defunding, showing their true colours, 9
Police see major budget increases despite majority support for defunding, 9
Police Intervention Program … Targeting Minors and Indigenous Women, 9
Truth Never Mattered at Guantánamo, 9
sudden silencing of Guantanamo’s artists, 9
released Palestinian prisoner Khitam Saafin, 9


#Justice For Jared, 10
Defund [Police], 604 network, 10
hear directly from previously incarcerated people, 10
Abolition Coalition syllabus, 10
three trans women, Cedar, Moka Dawkins, and Tami Starlight about prison, 11
protect the rights and freedoms of gender identity and expression, 11
Indigenous Prison Arts and Education Project, 11–education-program-ipaep.html
Coalition for Justice and Human Rights, Edmonton, 11
Alberta Prison Justice Society, 11
Palestinian Jerusalema dance challenge video, 11
Migrant Farmworkers in Canada Demand Status For All!, 12
Why Canada Must Stop Funding the Philippine Counter-terrorism Campaign, 12
World Without Prisons, 12
Mass Action Against Police Brutality, 13
No Police Military Base in Weelaunee Forest, 13
dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline, 13
Clinic to get your record expunged, 13
Open Arms Lifeguard Sea Rescue, 13
Virtual Palestine tours, 13
Movement of Victims of the Regime (MOVIR), El Salvador, 13
Association of Families of the Detained/Disappeared of Guatemala, 13


Dark Traveller podcast podcast created by incarcerated artists William Head on Stage, 14
Voices Inside and Out podcast, 14
Pandemic Struggles of Prisoners’ Families, 14
Prison Ricochet: Loved Ones of Incarcerated Persons in Canada, 14
Does the Criminal Code apply to federal prisons?, 14
role of prison in genocide and crimes against humanity, 14
“Joe Buffalo” film, 15
“Holy Angels” film, 15
Can you imagine a world without prisons?, 15
Organizing against education’s jailers, 15
Defund, Demilitarize and Abolish Police, Prisons, and All Forms of Carcerality, 15
Imagining Abolition: Beyond Prisons, Wars, and Borders, 15
experiences of Mothers in Nova Scotia provincial prisons, 15
Fatherhood, Interrupted, 16
Dad HERO, 16
Disibility Injustice: Confronting Criminalization in Canada, 16
Anti-Colonial Approach to Abolition, Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, 16
Why Indigenous women account for half of all female inmates, 16
Life in the City of Dirty Water, Clayton Thomas-Müller, 16
Disaster Land Grabs Worldwide and in BC, 16
campaign highlights the systemic barriers facing im/migrant sex workers, 16
Under Siege: Islamophobia & the 9/11 Generation, 17
Disarm, Defund, Dismantle: Police Abolition in Canada, 17
Defund Defined, 17
Reimagining Safety: What happens when we defund the police?, 18
Labour for Defunding Police: Moving our Unions to Action, 18
Disruptive Prisoners: Resistance, Reform, and the New Deal, 18
Abolition Feminisms Vol. 1: Organizing, Survival, and Transformative Practice, 18
Prison-Industrial Complex Goes Beyond Cops and Jails. It’s All Around Us, 19
Social movements and radical legal support organizing, 19
Washington Prison History Project, 19
“Rattling the Bars” podcast, 19
series “The Zo” by incarcerated writer Ivan Kilgore, 19
Sentences Create Us: Crafting a Writer’s Life In Prison, 19
Alliance brought the racial attacks on, and divisions between, Blacks to a halt, 20
poetry in this zine was created by Eric King, 20
Poetry for Political Prisoners, 20
Captive Labor: Exploitation of Incarcerated Workers, 20
Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, IWW, 20
Revolutionary Prison Writing and Praxis, 21
Joy James: Writings and Works, 21
Visualizing Abolition, 21
“The Long Term” film, 21
Out of Control – A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, 21
“The Facility” film, 22
Bucket Jail first performance by a Trinidad prison theatre group in a public setting, 22
Conversations With the Dead by Richard Frankland (Gunditjmara), 22
The Routledge International Handbook of Penal Abolition, 22
Carceral Con: The Deceptive Terrain of Criminal Justice Reform, 22
How DHS’s massive biometrics database will supercharge surveillance and threaten rights, 22
Data-Driven Deportation, 23
More than 98 percent of Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet’s post-2018 awards from the U.S. federal government are from military, intelligence, or law enforcement, 23
Capitalist World-Economy in Crisis: Policing, Pacification, and Legitimacy, 23
Rehearsals for Living, 23
From Data Criminalization to Prison Abolition, 24
Understanding E-Carceration, 24
Deconfiguring the Security State, 24
Abolition. Feminism. Now., 24
See You Soon, girl’s worries when her Mama goes to jail, and the love that bridges the distance, 24
Intimate Partner Violence and Abolitionist Safety Planning, 24
Social Work and Family Policing, 24
Beyond Alternatives: Disability, Madness and Prison Abolition, 25
Alaa Abd el-Fattah, former political prisoner of the Sisi regime in Egypt, 25
“What Happened to Prisoner Justice Day?” podcast (5 episodes), 25
Who To Call Instead Of 911: BC Version, 26