USA

Seattle, WA: IWW Direct Action Campaign Forces Bosses to End Lockout

Seattle based members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) wrote the following report about their ongoing organizing efforts at Grassroots Campaigns. Previously published on It's Going Down. The locked-out workers are now running a fundraiser to make up for their lost wages, please donate here.

Vaughn & Building Support for Prison Rebels

An article from the It's Going Down column Bloc Party, discussing the significance of the Vaughn uprising and ways to build solidarity with prison rebels.

The Movement: Silent No More

A short article on the Vaughn uprising by Vaughn inmate Fenel Baine.

Documents from the 2017 Vaughn Uprising

A collection of documents related to the February 2017 Vaughn uprising in Delaware, when inmates rose up in a rebellion against both their immediate living conditions and the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency.

South Carolina freedom fighters call for National Prisoners Strike Aug. 21-Sept. 9, 2018

Men and women incarcerated in prisons across the nation declare a nationwide strike in response to the riot in Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina... These men and women are demanding humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform and the end of modern day slavery.

Our finances have to be redirected from cookies and chips toward freedom initiatives

Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun writes about how the "Redistribute the Pain" prison boycott initiative can help to build up movement infrastructure. This article first appeared in the San Francisco Bay View, and readers who find it useful may wish to donate to help keep the Bay View in print.

Airport Workers Fix Payroll Issue with Seattle Solidarity Network’s Help

Workers at a new airport contractor recently found that they were facing a serious issue with their paystubs: employer-paid healthcare was being listed as part of their Gross Income. After raising the issue with management for several months and getting at first flat out rejection and later half-hearted promises, several workers got in touch with the Seattle Solidarity Network. After a demand delivery to SeaTac management and the contractor’s on-site office, the issue has been resolved!