prison strikes

Pre-strike statement from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak

A statement from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, looking at the upcoming August 21 prison strike and the repressive tactics being used against it.

As #August21 prison strike approaches, repression against organizers escalates

A look at the co-ordinated clampdown targeting a number of prominent prison organizers in the run-up to the national prison strike set to begin on August 21st.

‘We knew where the power was’: Conversations with organizers of the North Carolina Prisoners’ Labor Union

A set of interviews, conducted by Jonathan Michels, with organisers involved in the North Carolina Prisoners’ Labor Union during the 1970s. This article originally appeared in the San Francisco Bay View, and readers who find it useful may wish to donate to keep the Bay View in print.

Announcing Operation P.O.W.: NC Prisoner Calls for Truce and Solidarity with the National August 21st Strike

The following is a proposal from an NC prisoner to establish a truce and join the mass demonstration and prison strike movement. He has asked to not be anonymous, and for outside supporters to spread this call in mainstream media as well as inside publications.

Report on Juneteenth Strike Actions on the Inside and Out

Gainesville Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee reports on Juneteenth strike actions in Florida prisons along with outside public support. This post first appeared on It's Going Down.

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.

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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.