Tag Archives: prison solidarity

Riverside County Jails hunger strike, and other ongoing US prison issues

Prisoners held in jails in Riverside County will be staging a 17-day hunger strike, starting on April 13th. To help amplify their action, you can contact the Sheriff’s Department, which runs the jails, by ringing 951 955-2400 (press option 4), … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Calls and emails needed to protect prison rebel Kevin “Rashid” Johson from victimisation

“PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY WHEN: Anytime, but esp. on January 5th WHAT: Protect imprisoned activist-journalist Kevin “Rashid” Johnson FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1794902884117144/ On December 21, 2016, Kevin “Rashid” Johnson was the victim of an assault by guards at the Clements Unit where … Continue reading

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Boxing day round-up: a few recent stories and upcoming events

A few recent stories you may have missed: some festive cheer came from the CPS dropping charges against the Bahraini activist Isa Alaali, who was nicked for disrupting an arms fair earlier this year, and some tentative good news in … Continue reading

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Calls and emails needed for California IWOC member facing victimisation

From the Oakland Incarcerated Workers’ Organizing Committee: “Hey IWOCers and supporters! Have you been looking for a way to plug in and offer support to prisoners that are putting their safety and their lives on the line but haven’t been … Continue reading

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Prisoner solidarity: festive edition

So, we’re approaching that time of year when most of us get a few days off work to spend with the people we care about. Whatever your thoughts on the holiday as a whole, it’s a thing that lots of … Continue reading

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Against the Close Supervision Centre torture regime: Friday 18th November at HM Inspectorate of Prisons

It’s no secret that the UK prison system is in crisis: even if the situation hasn’t yet reached the levels of open conflict seen in US prisons, every day seems to bring new headlines like screws staging a mass unofficial … Continue reading

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Solidarity against the fear: remember the Ferguson rebels

So, as you may have noticed, the USA has a new president. Quite a lot has been said about it, and I don’t really have anything to say about it that hasn’t been said better by others already. I don’t … Continue reading

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US prison struggles: latest calls for support

As the wave of revolt in the US prison system continues, more and more people are finding themselves targeted for reprisals by the prison authorities. These people are taking incredible risks to challenge an unjust system, and knowing that there’s … Continue reading

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US prison strike update: Guards join prisoners on strike in Alabama, uprising and lockdown in South Carolina

Two pieces of news from the ongoing strike and wave of rebellion inside the US prison system: First, guards at the notorious Holman prison, a facility in Alabama that holds many Free Alabama Movement organisers, have joined prisoners on strike. … Continue reading

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