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Title: International Day Of Protest And Solidarity With The Prison Hunger Strikers
START DATE: Monday August 01
TIME: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location Details:
Wherever you are
Event Type: Protest
In support and respect for the courageous prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison and other prisons all around California, whose July 2011 hunger strike challenged the inhumane conditions of the Security Housing Units [the SHU] and inspired the support of people far and wide—we now call on people of conscience everywhere across the U.S. and beyond, to join in an International Day of Protest and Solidarity with the Prison Hunger Strikers on Monday, August 1, 2011.

The Hunger Strikers achieved real success: the conditions of systematic abuse and torture in the SHU—and widespread thru the prison system—were dragged into the light of day. Their original five core demands have now been acknowledged—although not yet met—by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), which promised to consider them. On Monday, August 1 many diverse people and organizations will publicly speak out and act in support of these demands. Prisoners must gain the human rights and civil rights demanded by their very humanity—and by ours outside the prison walls too, wherever we may be.

We insist there must be NO RETALIATION by the authorities against individual prisoners, groups of prisoners, prisoners’ family members or attorneys or other advocates, in the wake of the Hunger Strike. (And we will be paying attention.)

Let us show on August 1 that the prisoners do not stand alone, through our demonstrations, rallies, religious services, fasts, call-the-governor-days, art and music, taking to the airwaves thru talk show and other call-ins, and many other public, visual, and creative expressions.

Send word of your plans to prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity [at] gmail.com and follow news and information at prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com.

Wherever you are, make August 1, a Day of Protest and Solidarity with the Prison Hunger Strikers, a day that counts.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 27th, 2011 8:59 AM

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by Curt
Thursday Jul 28th, 2011 2:31 PM
The prisoners and the prison authorities need to see a lot of different kinds of people in actions that day, all expressing the same message: meet the hunger strike demands AND no retaliation.

World Can't Wait is planning actions, including in the Bay Area, check back here: http://worldcantwait.net .

Let us hear about YOUR action plans and we'll post them on our local website too, http://sfbaycantwait.org/ .