Tag Archive: solidarity

Groups Release Statements of Support for Strike, & Poster Available

Groups are sending in statements of support for the prisoners currently on hunger strike. Two are printed below, and we’ll continue to post more as we recieve them. Also, a new poster is available for mass  distribution here. (more…)

NC Hunger Strikers Call for Boycott and Solidarity Actions Against Canteen Profiteers

Prisoners in North Carolina who began a hunger strike on Monday, July 16th, at three different facilities, are now calling for a boycott and actions against specific prison profiteers in solidarity with their strike. They are hoping that the boycott can spread on the outside as well as the inside. (more…)

Hunger Strikes Reportedly Continue in Multiple Georgia Prisons, Prisoners Await A Movement Outside Prison Walls

A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

The ongoing hunger strikers in Georgia’s Jackson State prison have reportedly been joined by others in Augusta and Macon. But the 37 rounded up as alleged leaders of the December 2010 strike are still officially not named by the state are believed to have been on 24 hour lockdown the last 18 months, with many suffering brutal beatings and denied medical attention. Why has the state not revealed their identities? Why are there still thousands of children and illiterates in Georgia’s prisons? Why do prisoners still work without wages, and why does Bank of America still extract monthly tolls from their accounts? Why has so little changed? (more…)

Solidarity With Virginia Prison Hunger Strikers

Solidarity with Virginia Prison Hunger Strikers has been formed to support and publicize the hunger strike being launched by prisoner comrades at Red Onion State Prison beginning Tuesday May 22nd when men in segregation refused their first meal.

Ten Demands of Red Onion State Prison (ROSP) Hunger Strikers

We (Prisoners at Red Onion State Prison) demand the right to an adequate standard of living while in the custody of the state!

1. We demand fully cooked food, and access to a better quality of fresh fruit and vegetables.  In addition, we demand increased portions on our trays, which allows us to meet our basic nutritional needs as defined by VDOC regulations.

2. We demand that every prisoner at ROSP have unrestricted access to complaint and grievance forms and other paperwork we may request. (more…)