Artist Title Album Label
Elijah Larsen Intro to the episode
Elijah Larsen The essence of this article
Cameron Willis Cameron describes the peaceful events of October 17, what the prisoners called a strike action. And then how, the next day, things went pear-shaped when the authorities stepped in
Pete Seeger Solidarity Forever
Cameron Willis The Archimbault Commission
Gucci Mane, BiC Fizzle and BigWalkDog The Red Flag
A Shamaluev PSA for great food in Smithers
Noam Chomsky PSA for community radio
Elijah Larsen segue to the second half
Billy Bragg The Internationale Talking with the Taxman about Poetry
Cameron Willis Some of the simple demands that prisoners requested and Alfred Garceau, the author of the most elaborate proposal for reforming prison labour
John Lennon Working Class Hero Plastic Ono Band
Bruce Springsteen Factory Darkness on the Edge of Town
Jack Payne Try a Little Tenderness
Christine Bruce final quote from the article
Elijah Larsen Time for more prison reform...

A Beautiful Statement, part three, with Cameron Willis

Cameron Willis is back for the final episode of A Beautiful Statement, which analyzes the 1932 prison riot at Kingston Penitentiary that fundamentally changed the Canadian penal system. Cameron’s research through the archives uncovered sources and stories that shed a very different light on this prison riot, what the prisoners themselves describe not as a riot but as a strike action.


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