Support the Prison Hunger Strikers!

———- Forwarded message ———- From: Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity <> Date: Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM Subject: Mobilize to Support the Prisoner Hunger Strikes!

Take action locally July 8th and then ALL OUT to Corcoran on July 13th!
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Unless the Governor and the Department of Corrections take decisive action, prisoners throughout California will resume a hunger strike and work stoppage ONE WEEK FROM TODAY to protest the torturous conditions in solitary confinement–and other parts of the prison system. 
Stand in Solidarity with the Hunger Strike and other Job Actions Being Called for July 8th!
Communities across the state, country, and world plan on taking action to help the strikers win their demands.
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Wherever you are, please take some form of action on July 8th.  Big or small, every voice counts! Click here for more:
And, please support the statewide mobilization to Corcoran State Prison on July, 13!  Details below.

Rides available by bus and carpool. Contact or 510-444-0484
Caravans will leave from MacArthur BART in Oakland at 9:00 AM and Chuco’s Justice Center in Inglewood at 9:00AM. We will gather at Cesar Chavez Park in Corcoran (1500 Oregon) at 2PM and then march to Corcoran State Prison  where our demands will be heard!
In 2011, over 12,000 California state prisoners engaged in a hunger strike to end long term solitary confinement and to demand changes to the way that prisoners are assigned to torturous cells, known as the SHU (security housing units). Although the Department of Corrections acknowledged that their demands were reasonable and would be addressed – very little has changed for California prisoners since 2011. California is still spending millions of dollars a year to keep people in solitary confinement for decades!

Statewide Hunger Strikes Resume

On July 8, 2013 California Prisoners will begin an indefinite hunger strike and work strike until meaningful changes are made within the Department of Corrections.
On July 13, 2013 we will rally at Corcoran State Prison to show our support for the prisoners and pressure Jerry Brown to meet their demands! Like Pelican Bay, Corcoran isolates nearly 2,000 people in solitary confinement.

How You Can Support

We need your support now more than ever! Please consider making a donation to our coalition so that we can continue to fight for the human rights of people in extreme isolation in California prisons.  Funds collected will be used for the July 13th mobilization in addition to other coalition expenses such as monthly mailings to prisoners, legal visits to Pelican Bay and Corcoran and other printing expenses.
Donations can be made online at; be sure to click the “Special Instructions” link and write “PHSS” to direct your donation to us.  Or you can write a check to California Prison Focus/PHSS and mail it to PHSS 1904 Franklin Street #507, Oakland, CA 94612.  We could also use donations of such as food and water for the July 13 mobilization, as well as vans or buses for the caravan to Corcoran.  Please contact Rachel Herzing, or call 510-444-0484 if you would like to offer assistance in these areas.

Caravanas saliendo de Macarthur BART en Oakland a las 9:00 AM y Centro de Justicia Chuco en Inglewood a las 9:00 AM. Nos juntaremos a las 2 PM al parque Cesar Chavez (1500 Oregon) en Corcoran y marcha a la prisión estatal de Corcoran y hacer que nuestras demandas!
Transporte disponible por bus y coche. Tiene un carro que puedes compartir?  Un van? Para reservar una silla o compartir su carro, contacta o llama al 510-444-0484.

En 2011, más que 12,000 presos en el estado de California participaron en una huelga de hambre para terminar el confinamiento solitario a largo plazo y exigir cambios a la manera en que asignan ciertos presos a celdas de tortura, conocidos como el “SHU” (“security housing units,” o “unidades especiales de seguridad.”) Aunque el Departamento de Correcciones reconoció que sus demandas fueron razonables y que el Departamento las atenderían, muy poco ha cambiado para los presos de California desde 2011. California todavía gasta millones de dólares cada año para mantener la gente en el confinamiento solitario por décadas!

Huelgas de hambre de nivel estatal comienzan de nuevo.

En el 8 de julio de 2013, los presos van a empezar una huelga de hambre indefinida y huelga de trabajo hasta que se realicen cambios significantes dentro del Departamento de Correcciones.
En el 13 de julio de 2013, vamos a manifestarnos en la Prisión Estatal de Corcoran para demonstrar nuestro apoyo para los presos y presionar al gobernador Jerry Brown para atender las demandas! Como el Pelican Bay, Corcoran aísla casi 2000 en confinamiento solitario.

Como Tú Puedes Apoyar

Necesitamos su apoyo mas como nunca! Por favor, considera donando a nuestra coalición para que podamos seguir en la lucha para los derechos humanos de la gente en aislación extrema en los cárceles de California. Fundos coleccionados se usaran para la movilización el 13 de julio además que otros gastos de la coalición como envíos mensuales a los presos, visitas legales a Pelican Bay y Corcoran y otros gastos de imprenta.
Se puede donar online en el sitio; este seguro de seleccionar el link de “Special Instructions” y escribir “PHSS” para dirigir sus donaciones a nosotros. O, puedes escribir un cheque a “California Prison Focus/PHSS” y mándalo a: PHSS, 1904 Franklin St., #507, Oakland, CA 94612. También podríamos utilizar donaciones de comida y agua para la movilización del 13 de julio, o para los carros y buses para la caravana hasta Corcoran. Por favor, contacta Rachel Herzing, o llama al 510-444-0484 si quieres ofrecer asistencia en estas áreas.

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About highboldtage

60 something ya. Libertarian Socialist, community activist, writer and troubador.
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