As the situation remains extremely fluid in California, Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity will be continuing to bring updates of the prisoners’ struggle and those who support them.
The hunger strike at Pelican Bay may be over, but the prisoners through their courageous action have provided a window of opportunity for us all to move forward, challenging both mass incarceration and the use of torture throughout the prison system.
In this context, it is important for all supporters to participate in the conference call scheduled for tomorrow night, as well as other upcoming events in solidarity with the hunger strike.
The conference call takes place Tuesday, July 26th, 6 east coast/5 central/4 mountain/3 west. There will be further updates & strategy discussion to support the huge gains and outstanding work before us. The line is (and will remain!): 1.800.868.1837, and the code is 326897#. Things are changing really quickly on the ground, which makes our need to communicate and build together all the more urgent. If you have updates or questions you’d like to see addressed on the call, please send an email to email@example.com as they build the agenda.
Part of our work now includes getting more concrete confirmation from prisoners at other prisons of whether or not they are continuing the strike and what specifically they are demanding now. If you have updates you think people should be aware of, please post them either as a comment on this blog, or email firstname.lastname@example.org