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Monday, 8 July 2013

ALL OUT FOR CA PRISONER HUNGER STRIKE 2013

JULY 13TH RALLY AT CORCORAN - https://www.facebook.com/events/52780...
SIGN THE PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE and become part of the EMERGENCY RESPONSE NETWORK: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51040/p...

DONATE (any amount helps): http://prisons.org/Donateinstructions...

SIGN THE PETITION TO GOVERNOR BROWN: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/51040/p...

MORE INFORMATION: http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity...

In 2011, over 12,000 prisoners and their family and community members participated in statewide hunger strikes protesting the inhumane conditions in California's Security Housing Units (SHU or solitary confinement). California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation promised meaningful reform as a result of those protests, but nothing meaningful has reached the people living in these cages. Prisoners have announced another hunger strike will begin July 8th because of CDCR's failure to fulfill that promise.

On July 8, prisoners living in the SHUs at Pelican Bay and other prisons will resume their hunger strike and work stoppages if decisive action is not taken by the State before then.

On July 13, we will mobilize from around California to Corcoran State Prison—which isolates over 1,600 people in solitary confinement—to stand in solidarity with striking prisoners across the state. We must take this movement to the prison gates and show the Governor and the Department of Corrections that we support the prisoners and demand that the Governor meet with prisoner representatives immediately to negotiate their demands!

California currently holds nearly 12,000 people in extreme isolation. The state spends over $60 million per year on maintaining prisoners in isolation.

Demand the State of California stop the torture!

Show your support for the hunger strikers!

Organize to help win their demands!

Rally at Corcoran State Prison on July 13th!

More info for the mobilization:
Rides available by bus and carpool.

Caravans leaving from MacArthur BART in Oakland at 9:00AM and Chuco's Justice Center in Inglewood at 8:30AM.

We will gather at 2PM for a RALLY at Cesar Chavez Park in Corcoran 1500 Oregon Ave, Corcoran CA 93212

We will MARCH from the park to the front gates of CORCORAN STATE PRISON. (there will be transportation available for folks who are physically unable to march)

How You Can Support

We need your support now more than ever! Please consider making a donation to our coalition so that we can continue to fight for the human rights of people in extreme isolation in California prisons. Funds collected will be used for the July 13 mobilization in addition to other coalition expenses such as monthly mailings to prisoners, legal visits to Pelican Bay and Corcoran and other printing expenses.

Donations can be made online at www.prisons.org;be sure to click the "Special Instructions" link and write "PHSS" to direct your donation to us. Or you can write a check to California Prison Focus/PHSS and mail it to PHSS 1904 Franklin Street #507, Oakland, CA 94612.

We could also use donations of such as food and water for the July 13 mobilization, as well as vans or buses for the caravan to Corcoran.

Edited by Lucas Guilkey & Nicole Deane
Music: Fatgums 'Kill the Vultures" & The Coup 'My Favorite Mutiny'

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