top
Indybay
Indybay
Newswire
Calendar
Features

Add comment on:

Statements in Support of Prison Hunger Strikers
by repost
At the July 14 emergency meeting at Revolution Books in New York City on the Pelican Bay hunger strike, participants discussed the need to heighten awareness and support for the hunger strike among people on the outside to a new level – as part of forcing prison officials to meet the prisoners’ demands. One idea that came up was to contact prominent people, calling on them to write support statements and use their voice to spread the word. A letter was quickly written and sent out the next day. The following are initial statements written in response. More statements are urgently needed from other artists, public intellectuals, and prominent voices of conscience and should be sent to revbooksnyc@yahoo.com.

Guidelines for commenting on news articles:

Thanks for contributing to Indybay's open publishing newswire. You may use any format for your response article, from traditional academic discourse to subjective personal account. Please keep it on topic and concise. And please read our editorial policy, privacy, and legal statements before continuing. Or go back to the article.

Enter Comment Info
Comment Title (required)
Author (required)
Contact Info
E-mail

If you choose to display Contact Info, all readers of the site will be able to see it. If you don't want it displayed, you can still enter it, not select the "display contact info" checkbox, and only editors will see it.
Website URL
Enter Comment Text
TEXT/HTML (required)
Tip: use spaces between paragraphs.

For plain text, URLs will be converted to clickable links. You may also use <a href="url">link</a> in plain text articles (other tags will be ignored unless you select "HTML"). When selecting "HTML", you must provide <p></p> and <br /> tags for paragraphs and line breaks.

Upload Attachment
Number Of Uploads

Please note the allowed file types and file sizes!

Maximum size of each uploaded file 3072MB; maximum total size of all uploaded files 4096MB; 6 hours maximum uploading time.
Accepted File Types: 3G2, 3GP, AMR, AVI, F4V, FLV, GIF, JPG, M3U, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPG, OGA, OGG, OGV, PDF, PLS, PNG, RAM, RM, TORRENT, WAV, WMA, WMV
For playability of media files on mobile devices, upload videos as MP4s with H.264 encoding. For audio, upload MP3s.
 CAPTCHA
Anti-spam question (required)
The sweet substance produced by bees is called what?

You must preview your post before publishing.