Past Worldwide Demonstrations, Actions & Events

Thousands of people worldwide have come together to support the hunger strike that started at Pelican Bay.

(Events have already been held in at least 13 cities in the US, Canada & Australia. Click here for a list of past events).

In the US:



Mon, July 18th1:00-4:00pm: Demonstration @ CDCR Headquarters.1515 S St. Sacramento, CA

Thurs, July 21st, 3:45pm: March & Demo at CDCR Headquarters (1515 S. St.). Meet at Freemont Park (15th & Q). Three weeks into the strike, the medical condition of many prisoners is reaching a critical state. Our support from outside the walls is imperative.Please bring signs urging the Department of Corrections to stop torture. Contact

Monday, July 25th noon-4pm: March to & Rally outside CDCR Headquarters. Meet at Freemont Park (on 15th between Q & P Sts) at 11:30 am. March & Rally at CDCR Headquarters (1515 S st). March to State Building to deliver organizational letter to Governor Jerry Brown’s office from 2-4pm. For questions call: 510-444-0484. BAY AREA Ride-share: Meet at West Oakland BART at 9:30am, rides will be leaving at 10am. If you have a car & want to offer rides, or if you need a ride, please contact Lisa Roellig: 415-238-1801 (cell).

Tues, August 23rd 11:30am: Statewide Mobilization to Sacramento: Day of Action to Support the Hunger Strike &5 Core Demands! Family and community members across the West Coast will mobilize to Sacramento for a rally and legislative hearing at the State Assembly. Rally starts at 11:30 am on the South Steps of the State Assembly Building. Hearing starts at 1:30 pm, room to be announced. Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity coalition urges everyone concerned about the torturous conditions in California’s prisons to attend this hearing (more ways to support). For more information, email For carpools from Bay Area, meet at West Oakland BART station at 10am. For more support with transportation (from the Bay Area) call 415.637.8195; (from Southern California) 714-290-9077 or email **Driving & parking directions, as well as outreach flyer, coming soon.**

Wednesday, October 5th, 12 noon-2pm: Protest outside CDCR Headquarters. 1515 S St, downtown Sacramento. For carpooling and transportation needs from the Bay Area, please contact: 415.238.1801 or prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity [at]

San Francisco

Monday, February 20th, 2012, 12noon-3pm: National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners. Demonstration @ San Quentin State Prison–East Gate. Bus & Carpool leaving @ 10am @ 1540 Market in San Francisco. Sign-up for bus/carpool & get directions at

Friday, July 1, 11:00 am: Rally at California State Building (VanNess and McAllister). Come out, bring others, and show your support for the hunger strikers as they begin their action on July 1st. Bring signs. Spread the word! ****Consider fasting for a day in solidarity with the prisoners**** For more info, call: 510-926-5207

Saturday July 9th, 11 am-1pm: Solidarity Rally from 11am-1pm @ UN Plaza (Civic Center Bart). Come out again to show your solidarity with the hunger strikers! It’ll be a week into the hunger strike, and we’ll really need to show our support to help re-energize the work inside and keep the strike going! Click here to download the outreach flyer. Contact for more info

Friday, July 15th 12 pm: Religious Leaders Speak Out in Support of the Prisoner Hunger Strikers at Pelican Bay and other prisons. California State Building in San Francisco, Van Ness and McAllister. There will also be an update on condition of prisoners on hunger strike, an announcement of BRING DA NOISE, July 15, 5pm, UN Plaza, San Francisco (march through downtown), and an announcement about another demonstrations Monday, July 17, Noon, CDCR Headquarters, Sacramento.

Friday, July 15th 5pm: “Bring the Noise” March: Action in support of the hunger strike is planned for downtown San Francisco at rush hour. “Let the world know that the prisoners are human beings and that their demands must be met.”
Week days, 12 noon ’til 1 pm: Rally outside California State Building, VanNess & McAllister. Bring signs, leaflets and other people. We’d like to start having different groups/associations take responsibility for different days, e.g. Lawyers, teachers, unions, families and children, religious forces, etc. Call d’andre/Revolution Newspaper for more info 510-926-5207. This event is no longer happening each week.
Monday, August 1st, 12 noon: March & Rally. Rally at CA State Building (Van Ness & MacAllister) and then March to 455 Golden Gate Avenue office. Contact World Can’t Wait at with questions. For more information, click here.

Monday, September 26, 3:30 – 5:30pm: 1st annual Social Justice Panel Series, Hastings Louis B. Mayer Lounge, 198 McAllister St., SF. Speakers to include legal professionals, leading activists, former inmates, and family members of SHU prisoners.

Thursday, October 6, 5-7 p.m.: Vigil at UN Plaza, SF.

Thursday, October 13, 5-7 p.m.: Vigil at 24th & Mission, SF.

Friday, October 14th, 10:30 am-1pm: Emergency Action in Support of the Strike! McAllister & Van Ness.


Monday, February 20th, 2012, 12noon-3pm: National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners. Demonstration @ San Quentin State Prison–East Gate. Bus & Carpool leaving @ 10am @ 14th & Broadway in Oakland. Sign-up for bus/carpool & get directions at

Friday July 8th, 6pm sharp: March & Demonstration. Meet at intersection of Broadway & Telegraph in downtown Oakland. Click here for more info.

Tues, July 26th 6pm-8pm: Meeting for Family Members and others with Loved Ones in prison – Please come and discuss the hunger strike and what we can do to support our loved ones from retaliation and in their continued struggle. Where: PARC (Prison Activist Resource Center) 387 17th Street (near corner of Franklin St.) Oakland, CA (walking distance from 19th St. Bart station). More info and rsvp to this email or Pat 510-589-6820 or Jessica 415-314-9390. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Beginning Thursday July 14th: Come out and stand in solidarity with prisoners hunger striking at Pelican Bay State Prison and other prisons across California. Until the strike is over, we will meet every Thursday from 5-7pm in front of the Alameda County Courthouse–1225 Fallon St., near Lake Merritt bart station and downtown Oakland.

Thursday, September 29, 5-7 p.m.: Vigil at 14th & Broadway, Oakland.

Saturday October 8th from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m: social gathering and potlock with Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition members, local activists, friends and family members of incarcerated loved ones in California prisons, to meet and socialized. Come and join us and share your favorite treat with us. Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster Street, Oakland, CA.

Thursday, October 20, 5-7 p.m.: Vigil at Fruitvale, Oakland.

Friday, October 28, 7 pm: Free Film Screening @ East Side Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd. @ 23rd Ave.


Friday, July 8 5pm: on the lawn in front of Humboldt County Courthouse. 825 Fifth Street Eureka, CA; 5pm. Wear orange to show support for the striking prisoners. For more information:

Thursday Oct 13th, 3-7pm: Urgent Rally in Solidarity with Prisoner Hunger Strike! In front of the Humboldt County Courthouse & Jail! 825 5th St. Wear Orange, if possible!

Santa Cruz

Saturday, July 23rd 12-3pm: SideWalk March in solidarity with the hunger strike. Meet at the Clock Tower in Downtown Santa Cruz


July 23, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Day 23 Hunger Strike Support Rally: @ CIM 14901 Central Ave Chino CA 91710 (we will probably arrive by 8:00 a.m.)

Saturday August 20th @ 12:30 p.m: Noise Rally @ Chino Mens Prison. 14901 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710. Come out to show support and get more petitions signed for Sacramento hearing August 23rd!

Los Angeles

Monday, February 20th, 2012, 3pm: Rally & Demonstration @ LA County Court House. Organized by CA Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement as part of Occupy’s National Day in Support of Prisoners. 441 Bauchet St (corner of Vignes & Bauchet), Los Angeles, CA 90012. For more info contact CFASC: or call 714.290.9077

Tuesday July 5th, 4pm: Press Conference at Reagan State Office Building (Third and Spring Sts. in downtown L.A)

Saturday, July 9th 11:00-1:00pm: Noise Demo in front of Men’s Central Jail: 441 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Please come out to support!! Contact is 323-978-3322.

Wed, July 13th: International Day of Solidarity for the CA Hunger Strike. CA Hunger Strike Action Network based in LA is calling for a day of international solidarity with the hunger strike and are asking everyone everywhere to take action in support of the hunger strike. Click here for more info and here to download the flyer (pdf).

Wed, July 13th 5 pm: Encampment in Solidarity with the Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike! Beginning on 7/13 at 5 pm at the KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science: 7825 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047

Fri, July 15th 1:00AM-3:00 pm: Passing out flyers and brining awareness about Hunger Strike to public! LA County Mens Jail 441 Bauchet st Los Angeles 90012 Great opportunity to connect in person with other folks!

Friday, July 15th 6-8 pm: Informational, Organizing & Strategizing Session on Supporting the Hunger Strike. At Southern California Library: 6120 Vermont Ave. , Los Angeles CA 90044. This meeting will be prioritizing the participation and support of family members of prisoners. Folks with loved ones and family at Pelican Bay as well as other CA prisons are encouraged to come to meet each other and share stories. We will also share information about conditions inside Pelican Bay since the strike started on July 1st.

Sat, July 16th 1:00pm: “ENCAMPMENT: SOLIDARITY WITH PELICAN BAY PRISONERS HUNGER STRIKE!” (NOT 24 HRS) note: the length of this event is still undetermined. It will probably go no later than 5pm. We would like to clarify THIS IS NOT A 24 HOUR EVENT! There is also no hunger strikers, but rather folks are encouraged to enter into a 24 hour fast all over the world, wherever you are. This encampment is a place where folks are envisioned to come in and out throughout the day to gather, express their support for hunger strikers, and connect. KRSTUnity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science. 7825. S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90047-2728

Sun, July 17th12:00-3:00 pm: Demonstration at San Bernardino County Central Detention Center (CDC). 630 East Rialto Avenue. San Bernardino, California 92415

Mon, July 18th 9am-5pm: Vigil & Protest in conjunction with Mobilization to Sacramento. Outside the Reagan State Bldg (3rd and Spring downtown LA)

Thurs, July 21st, 12:30 pm: Press Conference & Media Action! Youth & Community Stand by Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers and Call for human treament for everyone inside and coming home from prison (in light of realignment). At Chuco’s Justice Center, 1137 East Redondo Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90302 (On the border of South Central LA, one block West of Florence & Crenshaw).

Friday, July 22, 9 am-5pm: All day event to support the hunger strike @ Reagan Bldg: 300 S Spring St Los Angeles CA. Same location that we were on monday but this time we are expecting twice the people! PLEASE Show support! We will have an evening for the 22nd (see below)

Friday, July 22 from 7:00 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.: Day 22 Hunger Strike Support Rally @ Los Angeles Co Jail 441 Bauchet St LA 90012 (be prepared to walk thru the streets of Los Angeles @ 8:30 p.m. to pass out info flyers and get petitions signed)

Thursday, July 28th, 10 am-5pm: Day of Action to Stop Long-Term Isolation & Torture at Pelican Bay and All Prisons in CA and US! Solidarity With The Hunger Strikers 5 Core Demands! Ronald Reagan State Building, 300 S. Spring. Press Conference: 11am. Contact: Keith James 1-213-840-5348 (English media), Angelica Camacho 1-805-223-3084 (Spanish media), Dolores Canales 1-714-290-9077 (Family member of Pelican Bay SHU prisoner)

Thursday, July 28th, 7pm to 9pm: Demonstration outside Men’s County Jail
441 Bauchet St. Contact: Keith James 1-213-840-5348 (English media), Angelica Camacho 1-805-223-3084 (Spanish media), Dolores Canales 1-714-290-9077 (Family member of Pelican Bay SHU prisoner)

Monday, August 1st, 11am-2pm: Convergence at State Building, 300 S. Spring St. Contact: Keith James (213) 840-5348

Thursday August 18th 7:00pm – closing: Art Auction/DJ & Fundraiser for Statewide Mobilization to Sacramento Aug 23rd. La Fonda Supper Club 2501 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90057

Monday, September 26 3pm sharp: Protest at Obama Fundraiser! Wear Orange ! West Hollywood House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd (Sunset Blvd. & N. Olive Drive ) West Hollywood, CA. Phone 213-840-5348 for information

Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! 200 North Spring Street. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (We will be in front of City Hall, 1st and Spring Street on the North Steps). Click here for more info

San Bernadino

Sun, July 17th 12-3pm: Come out & support the prisoners in the SHU that have been on a hunger strike & need more changes..we can help them..we are their voices on the outside!! The more people the better so the media see we are all sticking together on this in the Inland Empire!!! Central Detention Center (CDC) 630 East Rialto Avenue San Bernardino, California 92415

Santa Barbara

Thurs, July 21, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.: Informational Event @ University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) @ Multicultural Center

Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! Location TBD. Click here for more info

Friday, October 21st, 7pm-11:30pm: Benefit Show for the Strike! Proceeds going to Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity. @ the BIKO Garage, 6612 Sueno Road, Isla Vista, CA. Check out facebook event page here.

San Diego

Thursday, July 21, 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Rally across the street from San Diego Court House on Front st & Broadway in San Diego

Saturday August 27th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m: End The Torture in Pelican Bay SHU Action. NBC Building 225 Broadway, San Diego, CA

Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! On the Corner of University & Fairmount in East San Diego. Click here for more info

Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! 415 Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802 (This is the LB Courthouse which is connected to the Jail, we will be on the steps of the LB courthouse on Ocean Blvd). Click here for more info

Grass Valley

Thursday, October 13th, 5-7pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! Location TBD. Click here for more info

Chula Vista

Thursday, October 13, 6:00pm – 8:00pm: Vigil to Support the Hunger Strikers! Location TORRE FUERTE 1547 #D JAYKEN WAY



Friday, August 5th 6:30-8:30 pm: Demonstration to Support the Demands of the Hunger Strikers! Cornor of Bethel & Hotel. March begins at 8pm. The purpose is to disseminate the demands to the thousands of people who attend the monthly Art Walk, and to build support In Hawai`i for the demands of the hunger strikers. Other events are being planned.



Saturday, July 2nd: Noise demo at King County Juvenile Detention Center
1211 East Alder Ave (12th Ave & Alder) in the CD. Meet on 12th at the corner of 12th and Alder. 3PM. Bring signs/banners, leaflets, noise makers, etc. Solidarity with Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers! Solidarity with all prisoners: youth and adult! more info:

Monday, Aug 1, 5 pm: Rally & March Seattle Federal Bldg (915 2nd Ave b/w Marion & Madison). 6:15 pm: Rally & Speak Out. Westlake Park (4th Ave & Pine). For more info contact Revolution Books: or 206 325 7415



Monday, July 11th, 7pm: Solidarity Show to spread awareness and raise funds for the Pelican Bay Prison Strike. Featuring Wasichu, Sceptre, Profits. Black Rose Infoshop, 4038 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227


Las Vegas

Mon, July 18th 8:00- 9:00 p.m: VIGIL IN SOLIDARITY WITH HUNGER STRIKE ACROSS CALIFORNIA. Address: 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016 . Las Vegas, NV 89101



Tues, July 19th @ 8pm: Informational Update on the Hunger Strike and Radical Folk Music Show featuring Ryan Harvey. At Dry River Radical Resource Center 740 N. Main Ave. Click here for more info.



Mon, July 18th, 5-6pm: RALLY IN SOLIDARITY WITH HUNGER STRIKE PRISONERS AT PELICAN BAY. Philadelphia City Hall. Event Co-sponsored by International Action Center, Brandywine Peace Community, Questioning Incarceration, MOVE, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, PRAWN (Philadelphia Regional Anti-War Network), Workers World Party, A-Space, Socialist Action, and more. For more Philly information, contact: 215-724-1618;



Tuesday, July 12, 10:30 am: Rally in Support of the Hunger Strike on the steps of the Cook County Courthouse (26th & California). Click here for facebook event & more info

Friday, July 22nd 4:30-7:30pm: Rally at State of Illinois James R Thompson Center–100 W Randolf Street (downtown Chicago).

Monday August 1, 4:30 pm: International Day of Protest and Solidarity with the Prison Hunger Strikers. Rally & Speakout: State of Illinois Building, Randolph & Clark, Chicago Loop. Contact:

Thursday, August 4 at 7pm: California Prison Hunger Strike & Torture in U.S. Prisons Forum. Grace Place, 637 S Dearborn Street, Chicago
Tues, August 23rd 12 noon: Demo @ Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn).
Join us as we demand better conditions in Pelican Bay & Prisons all across the country! From sexual assault, torture, and shootings by the Chicago Police Department to the huge numbers of people of color who have been locked up from our city, Chicagoans know first hand how brutal the criminal justice system can be. We must stand in solidarity with the California prisoners and show our local officials that we will not stand for injustice in our own community either!

New York


Friday, July 8th – 8pm: Noise Demo in Solidarity with Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strikers. Metropolitan Correction Center – Manhattan-150 Park Row (J to Chambers St, 4,5,6 to City Hall). Contact New York City Anti-Racist Action for more info: or Click here for more info.

Mon, JULY 18th 11:30am – 1pm Demo in Solidarity with Hunger Strike in California. California State Franchise Office, 1212 6th Ave. between 47th & 48th, Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Tues, July 19th 4-6pm: Rally in Union Square Park

Monday, August 1, 4-6 pm: Rally & Speak Out, Union Square (south side of Union Square, 14th street, Manhattan) Contact: World Can’t Wait NYC (866) 973-4463

Tuesday, August 23rd – 4:30-6:30PM. Demo. Governor Cuomo’s Office: 633 Third Avenue, Manhattan (Two blocks from Grand Central Station, and the 4/5/6/7 trains) [or S Shuttle]. As hundreds of Californians, including family members of the strikers, mobilize to Sacramento for the Legislative Hearing, we are rallying at Governor Cuomo’s office to demonstrate that the fight against torture and mass incarceration is not limited to California. We honor the strike in California, as we prepare to defend future struggles in New York. Make some noise to bring the struggle in Pelican Bay to the streets of New York City! Contact:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m: Panel: “The Dangerous Overuse of Solitary Confinement: Pervasive Human Rights Violations in Prisons, Jails & Other Places of Detention.” Church Center for the United Nations @ United Nations Plaza, 44th Street Entrance – Second Floor Conference Room. More info here.


Saturday, July 9th, 1-2 pm: Solidarity Picket at Harlem State Office Building – NYC (corner 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Harlem). For more info or to endorse this action, contact

Thursday, August 4th 6:30-8 pm: Solidarity Picket at Harlem State Office Building (corner 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Harlem). To build support for the five demands established by the Pelican Bay strikers, and raise awareness of the conditions shared by people incarcerated in New York State. For information about the action, please contact:

Rhode Island

Wed, July 20th: Fast/Rally (assuming the strikers haven’t had their demands met by then). organized by DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality). For more info, call: 401-351-6060



Tuesday, August 23 6:30-8:30 p.m: To show our solidarity, Connecticut activists have been fasting, one or two per day, since August 1st. Join us August 23rd to honor the National Day of Action in Solidarity and the culmination of the rolling fast here in Connecticut. Hear the stories of local fasters and about the campaign to end torture in America’s prisons, from California to Connecticut and beyond! Event @ La Paloma Sabanera, 405 Capitol Avenue. For more information, contact Sara Ferah, 860-897-3489, Sponsored by Connecticut in Solidarity with California Prisoners.


July 1 2pm-5pm: Flyering at Court Square.

July 1 5pm-8pm: Solidarity Demonstration! meet in front of the post office.



Sat., July 9, 12:00 noon: Rally & informational leafleting in support of the Pelican Bay hunger strikers. At Market Square, across from the West Side Market, W. 25th St. and Lorain Ave.


Solidarity for the Hunger Strike has spread across the world! Thousands of people inside and outside of prison have taken action to support the prisoner’s in winning their demands through a variety of ways. Below is list of demonstrations, actions, events that have already happened. Click here to check out upcoming events that are happening worldwide.

*Monday, July 18th: 6 pm EDT/ 5 pm CDT/ 4pm MDT/ 3 pm PDT:

CONTINENTAL HUNGER STRIKE SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE CALL: FOR SUPPORTERS EVERYWHERE! Join a conference call to hear direct updates, and to strategize effective ways to support the strike and the prisoners in winning their demands! Toll-Free Call In Number: 1(800) 868-1837. Participant Code: 62435226. (Click here for facebook event). *If you weren’t able to make the call, don’t worry! Read notes from this call here.

Tuesday, July 26th, 6 east coast/5 central/4 mountain/3 west: CONTINENTAL CONFERENCE CALL #2! Please join us for 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 prisonerhungerstrikesolida​ as we build the agenda. Read notes from this call here.

Monday, August 1st: International Day of solidarity & support for the Hunger Strike! Support the Prisoners in Winning the 5 Core Demands! No Retaliation! World Can’t Wait is calling for all supporters internationally to hold demonstrations, rallies, community events, music shows, etc in support of the hunger strikers to continue building momentum for the legislative hearing on August 23rd. If you are coordinating an action, please email so we can post specifics on this page. Contact World Can’t Wait at with questions. For more information, click here.

TUES AUGUST 23rd 2011: CONTINENTAL DAY of SOLIDARITY & ACTION TO SUPPORT THE HUNGER STRIKE & FIVE CORE DEMANDS. Some events are listed below. If you can organize an event near you, please send us the info and we’ll list it below promptly. Email: Suggestions for organizing events.

In Canada:



Sunday, June 26th: 6-9 pm: Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) Letter Night in Support of Pelican Bay Hunger Strike @ Beit Zatoun 612 Markham St, Toronto ON. If you’re in Toronto, come join ABC for a night of inspirational discussion and prisoner support. Vegan dinner provided, and more info on the strike and action in Toronto on July 9th.

Sunday, September 25 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm: Toronto Anarchist Black Cross letter-writing night to support California prisoners about to go on hunger strike. A vegan dinner will be provided, courtesy of Food Not Bombs. At Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street Toronto, Ontario.



Friday, July 1st, 7pm: Pelican Bay Hunger Strike: Down With Isolation Imprisonment! 1918, rue Frontenac, Montréal (métro Frontenac) Free Event Tel.: 514 563-1487. A film screening of the documentary Unlock the Box (Reel Soldiers Productions, in English with French whisper translation) about the struggle against isolation imprisonment. We will also discuss solidarity actions with the hunger strike taking place in Montreal. For more information:

Sunday, July 3rd 12 pm: Noise Demo in Solidarity with California Prison Hunger Strikers! Meet at the corner of René-Levesque and Mackay, metro Guy Concordia. We will be traveling by chartered bus to the prisons from there. Please RSVP if you will be attending so we can be sure we have enough seats on the bus for everyone:

July 8, 15, and subsequent Fridays 12 – 1.30 pm: Picket at the American Consulate. 1155, rue Saint-Alexandre, corner Rene Levesque, metro Place des Arts. For more info, contact:

Saturday, July 16 @ 1 pm: Contractor Crawl! Meet at Dorchester Square, metro Peel to discover some of Montreal’s prison contractors

Monday, September 26 at 7pm: Info night in support of second California prisoners’ hunger strike. At DIRA, 2035 boulevard Saint-Laurent, metro St. Laurent (Montreal).

67 thoughts on “Past Worldwide Demonstrations, Actions & Events

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  2. For the Action in Cleveland, OH: Three of the death-sentenced Lucasville uprising prisoners had a victorious hunger strike in Jan. 2011, so we will be chanting: From Lucasville to Pelican Bay, Fighting back is the only way!

    • I look forward to being in touch with Sharon and others in the labor movement about supporting human rights for prisoners. Even after prisoners have done their time, they still face discrimination in jobs, housing and even voting rights.

      • Don’t forget about educational discrimination, profiling (before prison is even in the picture) Police brutality, and all of the other OUTLANDISH mistreatments and pocket lining schemes of the federal and state governments with regard to ALL PRISONERS in ESPECIALLY CALIFORNIA. What a racket! As SOAD once put it; “Their trying to build another prison, for you and me”!

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  6. You should definitly contact the offices of Irish Republican Socialist Party and of Republican Sinn Fein in northern Ireland. They are also struggling for humane treatment and conditions. Make this hunger strike known across the world by having solidarity with political prisoners in ireland.

  7. Asking support and prayers for all our brothers in the “SHU” Hundger Strike. Rally this Sat. at the Men’s Central Jail, L.A. 441 Bauchet St, L.A. from 11am to 1pm, questions, 323-978-3322

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  9. Another upcoming action in Ohio, of Sat. July 23: From Supermax to Supermax – Rally 2:00-4:00 pm at Ohio’s supermax, Ohio State Penitentiary, 878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd., Youngstown, OH 44505.
    Followed by a reception, discussion and DVD on physical & psychological torture USP at Marion.
    Come to St. Augustine’s Church, 614 Parmalee Ave., Youngstown, OH 44510.
    For more info, contact .

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    • Thank you for the love & care everyone is working so hard!
      I have a son in the SHU in Pelican Bay. I’ve witnessed so many abuse circumstance with-in the 13 yrs. he’s been in prison. Oh what a terrible shame our Leader’s have such little education after all! Furthermore; they just have ego trips! Let’s all keep the faith. Power of prayer works. Work it!

      • Teresa, I too have a son in the SHU at Pelican and have been aware of so many abusive acts towards the inmates in that facility and others. I don’t know how to find out how they (our sons) are doing. I pray for your son too.

  11. When I learned that the hunger strike was to begin I was elated. It is one of the few potent tools and avenues of protest open to prisoners, and whenever I hear of one — whether in Pelican Bay or Luragancha in Peru — I see it as a real sign of consciousness and vitality. I’ve committed to joining in solidarity with the people involved by fasting every Monday, which I began on the 4th of July. I will encourage others here on the “outside” to join in. As co-chair of the Erie County Prisoners’ Rights Coalition, our group which has been picketing the jail in Downtown Buffalo, NY, for nearly 2 years, will strive to educate others (especially former prisoners) as to the ongoing action at Pelican Bay. Stay strong. There are many outside who stand with you, and hunger with you, for justice and freedom, and an end to the destructive policies going on where you are and in prisons and jails across America. Peace! Chuck Culhane

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  13. Organizing a rally in support of the hunger strike in Chicago, Tuesday July 12 at 10:30am at the Cook County Courthouse at 26th & California.

    Speakers/Endorsers list in formation includes:
    Duffie Clark, Illinois Institute for Community Law
    Mark Clemmons, Administrator with the Campaign to End the Death Penalty
    Englewood Political Task Force
    Fred Hampton, Jr.; Chairman of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee
    Omega; C Number Prisoners Campaign
    Dwight Taylor, Citizens Against Violence in Gary
    Voice Of The Ex-offender (V.O.T.E.)

    Event details on FaceBook here:

    More details on my website as well:

  14. Revolutionary greetings. I’m an ex-prisoner, striking in solidarity with the striking prisoners until these common sense demands are met, encouraging the anarchist community out here in Chicago to stand in solidarity with the striking prisoners, with us at Cook County Prison on Tuesday (7/12/11) at noon. Hope to see you there!!
    In Solidarity,
    -Hybachi LeMar

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  16. Saw a banner over Highway 101 in Santa Barbara in support of the strike on my way to school on Thursday. I wasn’t able to take a decent picture from the bus, but someone(s) in the 805 sends their support.

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    4:30 – 6pm, MONDAY, JULY 18


    Rally co-sponsored by: International Action Center, Brandywine Peace Community, Questioning Incarceration, MOVE, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, PRAWN (Philadelphia Regional Anti-War Network), Workers World Party

    For more information in Philadelphia, contact: 215-724-1618;

  19. Philadelphia Protest in Solidarity with the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers – Monday, July 18th, 4:30-6pm; 15th & Market Sts.

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  25. A rally has been planned in Santa Barbara for Saturday July 23rd, 3-5 pm. We’re meeting on the 500 block of State Street (East side of the street near the India Market), Santa Barbara CA.

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  31. Chicago Forum on the California Prison Hunger Strike & Torture in U.S. Prisons

    Thursday, August 4 at 7pm
    Grace Place, 637 S Dearborn Street, Chicago

    Beginning on July 1, 2011, hundreds of prisoners in California’s Pelican Bay SHU (“Security Housing Unit”) began a historic hunger strike to demand an end to long-term solitary confinement, which constitutes torture under international law, and other demands to end the cruel and inhumane treatment they suffer under. The hunger strike rapidly spread to over 6,500 prisoners in over one-third of California’s prisons, making their heroic stand the most significant prisoner-led resistance in the U.S. in decades. After going without food for 20 days, the prisoners at Pelican Bay ended their hunger strike, with a call to people on the outside to continue the struggle against torture in U.S. prisons and to ensure their demands are met and that they are not retaliated against for their peaceful political protest. As of Friday, July 22, California prison administrators reported hundreds of prisoners at California’s Corcoran SHU remained on hunger strike, and families reported as of July 26 that prisoners at Corcoran continued to refuse food. See for the prisoner’s demands and more details.

    The use of long-term isolation pervades the U.S. prison system, with tens of thousands of prisoners held in conditions that violate international standards against torture. Join us for a discussion of the courageous stand taken by thousands of prisoners across California and the widespread, systematic use of long-term solitary confinement in U.S. prisons – including in Illinois, the effects of torture on its survivors and what people of conscience can do.

    The courageous actions of the prisoners in California risking their lives on hunger strike have dragged the hidden humanitarian crisis that is the pervasive use of long-term isolation in U.S. prisons into the light – anyone concerned about human rights must be part of this discussion.

    Panelists include:

    Dr. Antonio Martinez, a psychologist with the Institute for Survivors of Human Rights Abuses and co-founder of the Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture. Dr. Martinez has lectured about the trauma and consequences of torture and abuse throughout the world.

    Alan Mills, Legal Director of the Uptown People’s Law Center. The People’s Law Center has has been engaged in litigation to change conditions at Tamms, Illinois supermax prison, since the day it opened.

    Stephen F. Eisenman is Professor of Art History at Northwestern University. He is the author of (among other books) Gauguin’s Skirt (1997) and The Abu Ghraib Effect (2007). He is also a prison reform activist with Tamms Year Ten, and regularly publishes his criticisms of the “penal state” in The Chicago Sun Times and Monthly Review. Prof. Eisenman is currently completing a book entitled Meat Modernism concerned with the image of animals in Western Art from the mid 18th Century until today.

    Moderated by Gregory Koger, social justice activist who as a youth spent over six years straight in solitary confinement in prison in Illinois.

    *Sponsors/Endorsers list in formation

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  33. Dear friends and comrades,

    Respects and heartfelt thanks for all you are doing. I’m 75 now and
    it’s been a long time since I was down. But may I please share a couple of thoughts with you?

    Hard core hunger strikers willing to die are too important for the long-term struggle to sacrifice themselves at the onset of the fight.

    Long live Bobby Sands and the other IRA brothers that starved themselves to death in a British prison, but such iron resolve and determination might have accomplished even more over in the cause of Ireland had they lived to lead and fight on.

    During the farm workers fight, Caesar Chavez fasted on a few occasions, once almost to death. He only relented when Bobby Kennedy and others promised to come to Delano. Many believe this long fast compromised his health, that he never fully recovered, and was a cause of his premature death. It’s possible otherwise that Chavez would still be alive and continuing the fight for the exploited and oppressed.

    As the fight against the inhumane prison conditions go forward (if this
    was a war, the CDC would be guilty of war crimes), all tactics should be
    considered. Like I said, it’s been awhile for me, but coming in from a
    trade union background I discovered immediately that the system was
    dependent on prisoner labor for most everything to function. Very little got done unless prisoners did it.

    Clearly only a small hard-core group of the most militant and dedicated will fast for an extended period of time, but tens of thousands of prisoners in state prisons and county jails might join A Prisoner’s General Strike in solidarity. And not just in California, but nation-wide and beyond to raise the struggle another level both on the inside and outside. Bet that might get Brown’s attention and raise the struggle to another level, both inside and outside.

    Whatever the tactics and strategy going forward, I stand with you AS

    Respectfully from California,

    • belated thanx for insightful analysis. last night we did an informational piece at Burning Books, local radical bookstore, and talked and shared info on the strike before, now, and in futuro, and our chain-fast in Buffalo continuing, need to keep the inside/outside connections going. again, thanks james.

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  39. I want to. Support this movement and attent the events ,i care about my brother, suffering in solitary confinement my phone us 213 273 48 60 ,call. Me

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  41. Please, I need driving directions from San Rafael to Oakland: Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster Street, Oakland, CA.

    I am traveling from overseas, hopefully visiting my husband in S.Q. the next weekend and I would like to join the social gathering in Oakland on Sat. Oct 8th. Thank you !

    I am in solidarity with he men & women on hunger strike, in the name of humanity !


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  45. This is @nthony from So. Chicago ABC Zine Distro. We are getting information to as many people as possible and spreading the terrific work of several of these brilliant and courageous strikers. They’re in there for us and we need to be out here for them!

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  47. I am so proud of the hunger strikers! This scares law enforcement because they are used to business as usual- infighting amoung the different races and gangs in prison, now they are united for a righteous cause-The 5 Core Demands must be looked at! Where is the Redemption in criminal justice? Who are the real criminals? I served 10 years in California’s level 4 prisons for drug charges and turned my life around writing novels-


    SBX211 Retro Active Immunity given to California judges for openly taking bribes. Judges are employees of the state they receive their pay and benefits from the state. The Los Angeles Superior court judges are currently receiving an additional $57.688,00 from the county of Los Angeles. there is no bigger user of the court than L.A. County.(A party to the case and has a financial interest in most cases in the courts) Those payments were found to be unconstitutional / illegal in Sturgeon vs L.A. County. After that decision the judges paid a lobbyist to pass SBX211 ( RETRO ACTIVE IMMUNITY )

    SBX211 does not restore due process
    SBX211 violates Article 1 section 9
    SBX211 violates the 14th amendment (no equal protections)
    SBX211 violate checks and balances between legislative and Judicial powers.
    Judges do not disclose the county payments at the onset of any trial where the county is either a party to the case or has a financial interest. (Judges violate Judicial codes of ethics)
    Judges refuse to recuse themselves when requested under CCP170
    Judges find themselves unbiased and then file an order striking statement.

    In the year of 2010 alone $57,688.00 per year per judge X 460 judges = $26,709.544.00 paid to judges from L.A. County from tax payer money to only have the judges rule against the tax payer in favor of L.A. County or the County’s interest. THE BRIBES WORK.
    1. given for unconstitutional use of torture
    2. given for illegal merger of banks (we can see the effects of that now)
    3. given to telecom company for illegal wire taps. (Fisa bill that led to the patriot act)
    4. SBX211 given to Judges for taking bribes.

    SBX211 is evidence of conspiracy of the California legislative branch of government to cover up the multiple felony’s committed by the Judicial branch of government. By an act of Legislation, California’s judicial branch has admitted to be corrupt.

    This bill would provide that no governmental entity, or officer or employee of a governmental entity, shall incur any liability or be subject to prosecution or disciplinary action because of benefits provided to a judge under the official action of a governmental entity prior to the effective date of this bill on the ground that those benefits were not authorized under law.


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