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|BRING THE NOISE in support of the prison hunger strikers!|
|Date||Friday July 15|
|Time||5:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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|5pm at UN plaza in SF, then march down Market Street|
BRING THE NOISE IN SUPPORT OF THE COURAGEOUS PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE IN PELICAN BAY AND BEYOND!
March through downtown SF at rush hour. Let the world know that the prisoners are human beings and their demands must be met!
Friday, July 15 5pm. Meet at 5PM at UN Plaza in SF
...By Civic Center BART station. Wear an orange jumpsuit if you have one.
“What is of note here and something that should concern all U.S. citizens, is the increasing use of behavioral control, i.e. Torture units and human experimental techniques against prisoners, not only in California but across the nation. Indefinite confinement, sensory deprivation, withholding food, constant illumination and use of unsubstantiated lies from informants are the psychological billy clubs being used in these torture units. The purpose of this ‘treatment’ is to stop prisoners from standing in opposition to inhumane prison conditions and prevent them from exercising their basic human rights.”
-Statement of Solidarity with the Pelican Bay Collective Hunger Strike on July1st and announcement of participation by Corcoran SHU prisoners
On Friday, July 1, prisoners in California’s infamous Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison began a courageous and determined hunger strike. This then, very quickly, turned into a display of collective outrage and solidarity among prisoners throughout the state and beyond. More than 500 inmates refused food at Pelican Bay State Prison and that 6,600 prisoners in 13 different prisons participated in the hunger strike on the weekend of July 2-3. This is an extremely significant and extraordinary development, something that challenges people on “the outside” to sit up and take notice. Many have been moved to support the prisoners in their just demands”
The prison authorities are refusing to even negotiate while our brothers are dying!
“The prisoners are progressing rapidly to the organ damaging consequences of dehydration. They are not drinking water and have decompensated rapidly. A few have tried to sip water but are so sick that they are vomiting it back up. Some are in renal failure and have been unable to make urine for 3 days. Some are having measured blood sugars in the 30 range, which can be fatal if not treated.”