Repression for the September 2016 Prisoner Strike continues to this day. One example is Florida prisoner Julius Smith currently at Hamilton CI.
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The recent work by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) has caught the attention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), bringing their support to the effort to unionize incarcerated workers. At their recent convention in late May the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists voted to support the IWW in the struggle, growing the prisoner unionization movement that has, until now, been overlooked by trade unions. The CBTU brings with it support for the implementation of collective bargaining and a minimum wage for prisoners, which can be viewed as a step toward prison abolition in regards to near-slave labor which prisoners currently perform.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has disappeared political prisoner Rashid Johnson, whom they were retaliating against for organizing fellow prisoners for improvements.
To ensure Rashid's safety, we are asking you to phone in to the TDCJ and ask for his whereabouts using this script.
The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee is excited to announce that we have a new, redesigned website. You can visit it at incarceratedworkers.org. So update your bookmarks because iwoc.noblogs.org will be shutting down in the end of June.
Our friend Rashid is being retaliated against for his prison organizing. A shank was planted on him by guards, which can be confirmed by multiple witnesses. Join others in calling to demand that charges be dropped and his possessions be returned to him.
Prisoners are going on strike against prison slavery on September 9, 2016. Help support their organizing, and hear their story. Subscribe to the Incarcerated Worker, a mini-magazine written and edited by prisoners. Subscriptions are $20/year, and all proceeds go to supporting prisoner organizing.
In celebration of the wave of resistance going down and about to go down, and as a tool to help raise money and highlight the rebellion of folks down in ‘Bama, a comrade has made this “Straight Outta Holman” shirt design. The idea came up in conversation with a prisoner at Holman, and went from there.
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Whoever gets the MOST sustainers signed up as an individual, IWOC local, or branch will win big with the IWOC Sustainers Contest.
Prisoners from across the United States have just released this call to action for a nationally coordinated prisoner work stoppage against prison slavery to take place on September 9th, 2016.
The Free Virginia Movement (FVM) is an Inside-Out, multiracial statewide movement founded and organized by people incarcerated in Virginia prisons affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) Union and sentenced under the so-called "no parole" or "85%" law.