Anyone relying on mainstream media wouldn’t know it, but the US prison system is shaking up right now. No one knows how big the initial strike was yet, but the information is slowly leaking out between the cracks in the prisons’ machinery of obscurity and isolation. Here are some speculative numbers we can share with confidence at this time:
Hungerstrike back on in Toledo CI
David Easley, James Ward, and Matt Hinkston went back on hunger strike September 14th to raise up the ten prison strike demands, in protest to their own isolation after the August 21st strike and to fight for proper mental health treatment for their fellow incarcerated comrades.
Video Call to Action from Inside Angola Prison
Decarcerate Louisiana member broadcasts a video message from inside Angola prison on their goals to organize incarcerated people against the racist and exploitative nature of the prison system and society as a whole. This video and call to organize comes on the heels of Juneteenth and as momentum begins to build toward the national prisoner strike August 21-September 9.
All Eyes On Florida and Texas!: Heat Turned Up Around Juneteenth Call To Action
August 21 prison strike printable flyers
Preface written by MAPS (Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity). Press release written by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak.
Interview with Free Alabama Movement Member Melvin Ray
An exclusive interview filmed clandestinely inside Holman prison in Alabama. At great risk to himself, Alabama Movement’s Melvin Ray, talks about the upcoming prison strike, corporate jail slavery and the 13th amendment.
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The Strike is On! Texas Prisoners Strike for Human Rights, End to Prison Slavery
In a historic action, members of the Industrial Workers of the World’s Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) inside Texas prisons announced rolling prison strikes beginning this morning. As of 9:30 AM we have confirmed that Robertson Unit is on lockdown.