Please read and take action now. If you are in the Humboldt region, please come to the Arcata Plaza on Thursday in Solidarity with the Hunger Strikers, 5PM FOR THE 5 DEMANDS! There are Solidarity events all over CA and the world. Check out the calendar on the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity website & create your own events!
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Vol. 3 #26, August 11, 2013
Day 35 Countdown for Humane Conditions
SHU isolation cell to be installed on State Capitol South Steps Aug. 14
California’s Continuing Prison Crisis
Hidden Behind Concrete and Barbed Wire: Hearings Expose Torture in California's SHUs
"My brother has been in Pelican Bay SHU for the last ten years. I'm here today to be the voice, not only for him, but for all of the prisoners who are suffering in the SHU and for all of the prisons in California. There are a lot of questions that I want answered. I want to know what our elected officials are going to do to change what's being done? Why is it 30 days later and still nothing has been done when the CDC agreed to part of the prisoners' demands? I want to know why my brother is tortured on a daily basis year after year. Why is he not fed correctly and why is he so pale and skinny? Why does my mom have to cry every time she goes to see him? Seeing everybody that has come out today just lights my fire, because I know that I am not alone and I can let him know that he is not alone."
Check it out! This is NOT a boring meeting. This meeting (Aug 23, 2011) could have only happened due to the courage and strong acts of prisoner hunger strikers!
(part 1 of 2)
Here is a link to the letter below, in its entirety:
http://redwoodcurtaincopwatch.net/files/Letter to Probation 7.26.11 .pdf
To view the rest of the letter, go to
October 5th: in Sacramento
12pm to 2pm
1515 S St.
More info call: 415-238-1801
Support the Prisoner Hunger Strike! Support the Five Demands!
All out to Sacramento!
In SOLIDARITY, a group of us will be leaving Eureka on Tuesday night (10/4) to participate in the Oct.5th demo. We'll stay the night in Oakland and rideshare with Bay Area folks to Sacramento on Wednesday morning! We will return to Eureka on Wednesday night (10/5).
Sacramento Tues, August 23rd:
Legislative Hearing on Torture & the SHU at Pelican Bay.
Please join us and support a statewide mobilization to Sacramento on August 23rd for an informational legislative hearing held by the CA State Assembly's Public Safety Committee!
Support Statewide Mobilization to Sacramento August 23rd
Day of Action to Support the Hunger Strike & 5 Core Demands! Family and community members across the West Coast will mobilize to Sacramento for a rally and legislative hearing at the State Assembly. Rally starts at 11:30 am on the South Steps of the State Assembly Building. Hearing starts at 1:30 pm, room to be announced.
MOBILIZE to SACRAMENTO:
This MONDAY , July 18th from 1-3pm. Demonstration outside CDCR Headquarters 1515 S. St. Sacramento
RIDES from East Bay: Meet at West Oakland BART, 9:30 am
Meeting at NOON in Sacramento at Freemont Park on 15th & Q
For more info, for rides: Call Manuel (415-637-8195) or Linda (510-219-0297).
If you are in Humboldt or Del Norte County and want to go to Sacramento, please immediately contact Redwood Curtain CopWatch at 707-633-4493.
SUPPORT the HUNGERSTRIKERS!
On July 1st, prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit (SHU) began an indefinite hunger strike to protest the conditions of their imprisonment. The UN has characterized their imprisonment as ‘inhumane and degrading’. At least 6,600 prisoners across 13 prisons in CA joined the hunger strike in solidarity with the demands from the Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU). Thousands of people both inside and outside prison are supporting their struggle. But if demands are not met soon, people will begin to die….
Jan. 25: National Day of Action- with International Solidarity- Protest FBI and Grand Jury Repression!
Join the National Day of Action on Tuesday January 25, 2011
READ MORE TO SEE THE LIST BELOW OF PROTESTS PLANNED ALL OVER!!
In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered nine new subpoenas in Chicago to anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office is ordering the nine to appear at a Grand Jury in Chicago on January 25.