This is a continuously updated article on the events taking place under Operation Push. To learn more about Operation PUSH and how you can support it, visit the campaign page. For breaking news follow IWOC and Fight Toxic Prisons on Twitter and Supporting Prisoners And Real Change (SPARC) on Facebook.
Noah "Comrade Kado" Coffin reports on the conditions that allow the spread of Hepatitis C behind bars, and the Texas prison system's indifference to the disease.
A report from Rashid about Florida prison guards' use of extreme cold as a method of torture.
Murder at the Ramsey Unit, Texas: A Look at the Administration's Damage Control Efforts and Retaliation Against Whistleblowers
Jason Renard Walker reports on a recent murder at the Ramsey Unit in Texas, the staff negligence that contributed to the death, how the administration has attempted to control the situation, and appeals for help getting his property back after it was seized by staff punishing him for his attempts to expose the truth.
Audio Report: Officials Threaten Prisoners with Solitary & Gang Status in Response to #OperationPUSH
Karen from Gainesville Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) and Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP), discuss #OperationPUSH.
It’s been a hard silence for the past 5 days since Operation PUSH launched a statewide prisoner strike in the FL Department of Corrections prison system (FDOC or FDC) coinciding with Martin Luther King Day.
A call-in campaign is happening in support of #OperationPUSH Monday, January 22nd. You can use the following script to help you in your call. The most important thing is to make the call. This will put officials on alert that we are watching. Encourage your friends and family to join as well, then hold each other accountable!
The Industrial Workers of the World’s (IWW) Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) is excited to announce our first Incarcerated Workers Industrial Union 613 branch application. The charter is currently being reviewed by the IWW's General Executive Board. When approved, this will be the first ever IU613 Branch in IWW history.
On January 15th, in lieu of our regular letter writing hours, a group of fellow-workers from the Tidewater IWW took to the streets in love and solidarity with the #OperationPUSH strike in Florida. We held a banner and handed out flyers and literature to raise awareness about the strike, prison conditions, and prison struggle both locally and nationally.