June 12th: Kingston Penitentiary – Abolitionist Perspectives

End the Prison Industrial Complex Presents…
Kingston Penitentiary: Abolitionist Perspectives

June 12th, 2012 at 6:30pm
Kingston Public Library (130 Johnson St), Wilson Room
Free event, everyone welcome

Discussion presented by End the Prison Industrial Complex, with panelists on:
-the history of Kingston Pen,
-lessons from the closing of the disgraced Prison for Women, and
-the implications of the closure for prisoners and prison abolitionists.

For more information, contact epic [at] riseup.net

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August 10th: Come to Kingston this Prisoners’ Justice Day!

Come to Kingston this Prisoners’ Justice Day!

PJD is an international day to remember those who have died in prisons, during which prisoners around the world refuse work and food.

Kingston has long been the centre of the prison industrial complex in so-called Canada. As the government continues to push forward an agenda of prison expansion following the passage of Bill C-10, construction is already underway on new units at Collins Bay, Millhaven, and Bath Institutions.

This August 10th, join us in Kingston to mark PJD.

Stay tuned for more information at http://www.endthepic.wordpress.com/pjd


May 15th: Mohammad Mahjoub Speaking Tour in Kingston

THE TWELVE YEAR TOUR

Mohammad Mahjoub on speaking tour
Tuesday May 15th, 6:30pm
Wilson Room, KFPL, 130 Johnson Street

*Ottawa–Montreal–Kingston–Guelph–London–Kitchener-Waterloo–Toronto*

For almost twelve long years, Mohammad Mahjoub, a torture survivor, has been detained without charge in Canada. He was held for lengthy periods in solitary confinement and later under house arrest. All on the basis of secret information which the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has admitted was likely obtained under torture. Now, for the first time in twelve years, Mr. Mahjoub is permitted to travel outside Toronto.

Mr. Mahjoub is one of five Muslim men who have been struggling for justice in Canada against so-called security certificates. Security certificates allow the government to indefinitely detain or deport people on the basis of their profile. He will tell his story in a seven-city speaking tour, as the Justice for Mahjoub Network gears up for a day of protest to mark the 12th anniversary of his arrest on June 26th.

Kingston’s event is sponsored by:
No One Is Illegal Kingston, OPIRG Kingston, PSAC Local 901, Levana Gender Advocacy Centre, End the Prison Industrial Complex, Peace Kingston and CFRC 101.9FM.

For more information about the Kingston stop please contact noiik@riseup.net

** More on Mahjoub: www.supportmahjoub.org/background/summary-2/
** Security certificates: www.supportmahjoub.org/background/security-certificates/

The Twelve Year Tour is supported by:
CAIR-CAN, www.caircan.ca
Canadian Labour Congress, www.clc-ctc.ca
International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, www.iclmg.ca
No One Is Illegal (London, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver – Coast Salish Territories),www.nooneisillegal.org
Prism Magazine, http://prism-magazine.com/

MORE INFO:

Justice for Mahjoub Network
WEB: www.supportmahjoub.org
EMAIL: justiceformahjoub@gmail.com
FB: www.facebook.com/SupportMahjoub


Noise Demo Workshop @ The Artel, April 23rd 7-9pm


Reflections in Time: An Exhibit by Peter Collins


Waterloo: Breaking Bars, Building Bridges

Breaking Bars, Building Bridges: Challenging the Prison System & Fostering Communities of Support is an exciting conference hosted by WPIRG this weekend at the University of Waterloo. Check out a number of great speakers, workshops and artistic events, including a workshop facilitated by members of EPIC called “Strategies for Resisting Prison Construction” and another presentation by Save Our Prison Farms organizers called “The Save Our Prison Farms Campaign, 2009-2012: Steps Taken and Lessons Learned.” Travel subsidies and billeting are available.


Kingston Launch of Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners

Certain Days: 2012 Freedom for political prisoners calendar will be launched in Kingston this Thursday!

WHERE: Delahaye Room, Kingston Public Library, 130 Johnson St.
WHEN: 6:30pm, Thursday, November 17th.
WHAT: The Certain Days calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal and Toronto, and three political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York State: David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes and Herman Bell.

The Kingston launch will feature 2 exciting speakers:

Helen Hudson, Certain Days collective member, will speak about this year’s theme: Cointelpro – Repression and Resistance, Then and Now.

Ann Hansen, former member of the guerrilla group, Direct Action, former prisoner, and author of: Direct Action: Memoirs Of An Urban Guerrilla, will speak about her experiences with surveillance and repression.

Members of local Prison issues groups will also be present.

HOW MUCH: The event will be FREE! Calendars, complete with 42 pages of full-colour art and writings, will be available to buy for $15 each.

Download the poster here: http://www.mediafire.com/?fnbj9yhm2dgjwrr
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132685566837820
More info about the calendar available at: http://www.certaindays.org/