CA Prisoner Hunger Strike Starts July 1st!

California Prisoner Hunger Strike Starts July 1st!

Sign the Online Petition!
Sign this petition and pass it on to your friends to support the prisoners demands! We will be sending the petition to the Warden at Pelican Bay, the Secretary of the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Governor Jerry Brown on June 28th.
Stay Informed & Spread the Word!
  1. Pass the blog on to everyone you know!
  2. Check out the facebook page and share with your friends!
  3. Write letters to people you know in prison and their family members to make sure they know about the hunger strike! 
Attend Solidarity Demonstrations, Events and Actions!
Solidarity Actions & Events  are happening in the US & Canada during the strike!
Check out our blog for more info on when and where
Organize a Solidarity Event, Demonstration or Action!

Don't see an action or event near you? Organize one!
Click Here for more info

Dear Friends,


On July 1st, prisoners in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, California will begin an indefinite hunger strike to protest the tortuous, inhumane and cruel conditions of their imprisonment. The hunger strike is spreading, with prisoners in the SHU at Corcoran State Prison joining the strike in solidarity with those at Pelican Bay.

The hunger strikers need your support to make sure their voices are heard!  


Help Publicize this Action!
Pelican Bay strike
Image by Rashid Johnson at Red Onion Prison (VA)

 when Georgia prisoners in prisons across the state went on a work strike in December 2010, mainstream media barely covered it.

We need to make sure that as many people as possible know about the Pelican Bay hunger strike!

Click here to read their demands!

Please spread the word far and wide to your friends, families, and networks, all over the US and internationally. You can refer people to the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity blog, a place for updates on organizing efforts inside and outside the prison; a location for research, history and analysis relevant to the strike; and a hub for ways people can be in solidarity.


Supporting the Strike, Building an Abolitionist Movement for Liberation
Attica Uprising, 1971

This courageous action of the hunger strikers at Pelican Bay falls within a undying legacy of prisoner-led resistance throughout the world, inside both men and women's prisons in the US, and throughout the world. As such, these struggles are connected to global struggles for liberation and self-determination. 

Supporting prisoner-led resistance in prisons across the country is about supporting those who are living and fighting through the most expansive and sophisticated prison system in world history. The fact that people can resist from inside US prisons, let alone from withing Security Housing Units, is a testament to the struggle of life against the forces of death and disappearance. This deserves our solidarity, dedication and support.

We understand that supporting the Pelican Bay prisoners is to be connected across the prison walls that are meant to disappear so many of our loved ones, friends and neighbors. We understand our support to be connected to the fight against the devastation of communities from which so many prisoners are rounded up and imprisoned. We understand our support to be connected to combating the violence of policing. We see our support connected to the struggle for affordable housing, more jobs, better education, relevant and empowering programs for youth and formerly incarcerated people, sustainable health-care, and overall community self-determination.

Together, our support of the Pelican Bay prisoners is part of building a movement to abolish the prison industrial complex in its entirety, and in so doing creating the world we want and need.

In Solidarity & Struggle,

Critical Resistance


Contact Info!

For more information, contact Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity at

or call Critical Resistance: 510.444.0484

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