|SF: International Day of Solidarity to Mark One Month of Hunger Strike|
|Date||Thursday August 08|
|Time||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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Prisoners’ Lives Hang In the Balance...It’s Up to Us! Billy 'Guero' Sell, a hunger striker at Corcoran State Prison, died July 22.
Hundreds of prisoners are putting their health and very lives on the line for an end to state-sanctioned torture and abuse. In California, nearly 4,000 prisoners are confined in SHUs, and over 6,000 in Administrative Segregation, another form of solitary confinement. Another 70,000 prisoners are in solitary confinement in prisons across the U.S. The “Emergency Call! Join Us in Stopping Torture in U.S. Prisons!” sharply exposes their conditions: locked in tiny, windowless cells for 22-24 hours every day; denied human contact and violently taken from their cells for petty violations; put in solitary arbitrarily, often because of baseless accusations of being a gang member. Many are forced to endure these conditions of torture for decades.
These conditions fit the international definition of torture! This is unjust, illegitimate, and profoundly immoral. WE MUST JOIN IN AN EFFORT TO STOP IT, NOW!
EMERGENCY! Dangerous Situation! One month on Hunger Strike… Support the Courageous CA Prison Hunger Strikers 30,000 California prisoners went on hunger strike July 8 to end the torture of solitary confinement and for their basic rights and humanity. Hundreds of prisoners have now gone 26 days without food. Thousands more support the struggle. But Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Dept. of Corrections refuse to meet their just demands and are retaliating against hunger strikers. One hunger striker, Billy ‘Guero’ Sell, has already died. Amnesty International says California prisons are an "affront to human rights." This is an EMERGENCY. Many more people need to stand NOW with the prisoner hunger strikers! Demonstrate! Tuesday, Aug 6th at 4-6 pm at 14th and Broadway, Oakland 73rd and International, Oakland, 12 noon, Solidarity Fast Thursday, Aug 8th, from 4-6 pm at Powell and Market, SF Stop the torture of Long Term Solitary Confinement Meet the Prisoners’ 5 demands Twitterstorm: #CAHungerStrike #PBHungerStrike Facebook StopMassIncarcerationBayArea