Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Revolution Books received the following announcement:


TAKE ACTION in Solidarity with  
California Prisoners Hunger Strike 
Friday, September 30, 12:00 Noon 
Jackson & State in Chicago's Loop
Bring signs and Banners


 California Prison Hunger Strike Resumes Sept. 26  
(click for post at REVOLUTION web site)
PEOPLE OF CONSCIENCE MUST ACT!!

Support the Just Demands of the California Security Housing Unit (SHU) Prisoners

"More African-American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began."
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 

On July 1, 2011 inmates at Pelican Bay SHU (Security Housing Unit) began a hunger strike that spread, with over 6,000 joining in prisons across the state.  SHU prisoners live in extreme daily isolation for years...even decades...never leaving their prison cell for 23 hours a day.  Tens of thousands of prisoners are housed in similar units across the country. 

Pelican Bay protest
This torture must stop.

Signs indicate that the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (CDCR) may attempt to quickly crush or isolate hunger strikers and crack down on other California prisoners to prevent the strike from spreading. This makes it especially crucial that everyone who cares about justice, who opposes torture, mobilize IMMEDIATELY and act in support the hunger strike and the prisoners' demands.  We have the moral responsibility to act in a way commensurate with the justness of the prisoners' demands and the urgency of the situation.  After seeing the state MURDER Troy Davis what does it say about our humanity if we don't?

For more information: chicagoforPBSP@yahoo.com, 312-933-9586

For more details on the Hunger Strike go to: http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com 

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