Az Prisonerz Go on Strike to Defend Their Human Rightz, Government Usez Boguz Terrorism Allegationz In Attempt to Stifle Dissent

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September 10, 2016 by socialaction2014

Moorbey'z Blog

Today, the United States may witness the largest prison strike in its history. While the strike may be historic because of its size and breadth, the strike will take place in 40 prisons across 24 states, dissent behind bars, including strikes, uprisings, and rebellions, are not unheard of in the United States. September 9 was specifically chosen, because it is the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, which was a pivotal moment both for prisoners’ self-organized movements for human rights and for the development of solidarity movements beyond the prison walls. Recent years have seen other examples of prisoner collective action, such as when 30,000 prisoners across California went on a hunger strike  to end the use of solitary confinement, a form of torture routinely deployed by the US carceral state. This mass prison strike was inspired by a 2010 Georgia prison work strike. Given that the…

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