Round-up: Senate House strike vote, deportation blocked, defendant and hunger strike solidarity

Another quick round-up: hot on the heels of the announcement that BECTU members at Picturehouse Cinemas will be striking on Friday, security guards organised through the IWGB at Senate House have just voted 100% to take strike action, with dates to be announced shortly.

Over at Stanstead Airport, a direct action blockade was able to successfully prevent a mass deportation taking people to Nigeria and Ghana last night. As I write this, it appears that people involved in the action are still being held at Harlow Police Station, CM20 1HG, and there’s a call for anyone who can to get down there and help support them until they’re released.

Over in the US, New Orleans artists have just designed a range of prints you can purchase as a fundraiser for people arrested during the January 20th actions there, if you fancy getting some new decorations while helping top up legal funds.

In Ohio, there’s an urgent call for people to help support hunger strikers Siddique Hasan and Jason Robb, as Siddique’s health is now in serious danger. The message people are being asked to pass on is (something along the lines of):

“Hi my name is _______. This message is for Gary Mohr (Director of ODRC). I’m contacting you on behalf of Siddique Abdullah Hasan and Jason Robb, prisoners at the Ohio State Penitentiary.

The punishments imposed on Mr. Hasan and Mr. Robb need to be reversed RIGHT NOW. Mr. Hasan needs his demands met, and his full communication rights restored immediately. The Ohio State Penitentiary has been violating their human rights and displaying extreme bias against them. This retaliation needs to stop. Mr. Hasan and Mr. Robb have a lot of support on the outside. The world is watching Ohio.

Thank you.”

Phone numbers are 614-752-1150, 614-387-0588, and 330-797-6398. Email addresses for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections are drc.publicinfo@odrc.state.oh.us, todd.ishee@odrc.state.oh.us, Laura.Gardner@odrc.state.oh.us, Gina.Wylie@odrc.state.oh.us, joellen.smith@odrc.state.oh.us, Ed.Sheldon@odrc.state.oh.us, Scott.Nowak@odrc.state.oh.us, Ronald.Erdos@odrc.state.oh.us, Larry.Greene@odrc.state.oh.us, and drc.osp@odrc.state.oh.us.

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