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Solidarity with the Incarcerated Workers of the Free Alabama Movement!

via IWW.org:

We in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) have been approached by a group of hundreds of people currently incarcerated in Alabama who are launching a nonviolent prison strike beginning this Sunday April 20th to demand an end to slave labor, the massive overcrowding and horrifying health and human rights violations found in Alabama Prisons, and the passage of legislation they have drafted. 106 more words

Industrial Workers Of The World

In Illinois Prison, a Hunger Strike Against 'Inhumanity'

By Sarah Lazare, staff writer with Common Dreams:

In the cells of a segregated “high security unit” at a southern Illinois prison, men have taken the step of going without food to protest their isolation and inhumane treatment at the hands of “corrections” authorities. 1,055 more words

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POA members hold meeting outside HMP Leeds

This article was published in the September 11th 2013 issue of The Socialist.

Around 100 POA members at HMP Leeds held a gate meeting this morning, Thursday 5th September, to discuss yesterday’s government announcement regarding the prison estate including the news that four prisons will close by the end of the financial year. 260 more words

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California prison guards retaliating against hunger-strikers, lawyers say

By Rory Carroll of The Guardian:

Prison guards are trying to break a hunger strike involving thousands of prisoners in California by blasting cells with cold air, confiscating legal documents and, in one case, banning lawyers, according to legal representatives and relatives. 802 more words

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Survivors of Solitary Confinement

The above graphic, from Mother Jones, conveys how widely such torture is executed in our nation’s prisons. But to understand the harshness of solitary, one need only listen to the stories of survivors (from the… 32 more words

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Hunger Strike Hit California Prison.

30,000 California prisoners refuse meals in apparent hunger strike

Photo From Luis Argerich from Buenos Aires, Argentina

SACRAMENTO — Officials said 30,000 California inmates refused meals Monday at the start of a prison strike involving two-thirds of the state’s 33 lockups, as well as four out-of-state facilities. 56 more words

California prison officials say 30,000 inmates refuse meals

By By Paige St. John of the Washington Post:

California officials Monday said 30,000 inmates refused meals at the start of what could be the largest prison protest in state history. 286 more words

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