This August we’re expecting a firestorm of resistance and rebellion to rage through US prisons.
Peace and blessings sisters and brothers! It is late May as I write this, and already the heat is reaching unbearable limits inside Texas prisons.
I personally am in the midst of my annual Ramadan fast, and the extreme heat places an extra bit of intensity to our obligatory fast.
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“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends” - Dr Martin Luther King, Jr
Peace & blessings, sisters and brothers!
"Whereas, we, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of the IWW have heard their call for support and find the strike and its goals completely aligned with our material work and with all points of our Statement of Purpose,
Be it resolved, we endorse the strike, pledge our support and furthermore, embrace the work of solidarity."
We here at IWOC have received a statement and call for support from within a Missouri facility that this past Saturday saw an uprising in response to drastic cuts in rehab programs and rec time.
- “The pre-eminence of environmentalism in the 21st century is a novel political and historical development.
April 3, 2018: Kansas City, MO. Widespread problems with food and health care quality are standard in U.S. prisons, according to a new report by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and Research Action Cooperative. 65% of prisoners reported that food made them sick in the last year and 63% reported being denied needed health care.
“The plantation system in the American South no longer exists in its earlier historical form. The wage system of the North clearly established its hegemonic position over its competitor after the Civil War. However, the fundamental issue the abolitionists raised—the matter of slavery and slave society—was not only never resolved, but has been normalized, legalized, and expanded.
Twenty-Five years after the longest prison uprising in which people died, the full story has not been told. April 11, 2018 will be the 25th Anniversary of the Lucasville Uprising, a defining event in the history of criminal justice and prison systems in Ohio and the United States.