1. Develop a campaign to promote the Agreement to End Hostilities. We want to promote the agreement both in the prisons and in our communities. We want to emphasize that ending hostilities among ourselves will allow us to unite against our common enemies. We should enlist our celebrity supporters to join this call and should link it to the anti-bullying campaign that is taking place across the country.
2. We would like to see a powerful media campaign to expose CDCR’s retaliation against the hunger strikers. We are all facing disciplinary charges for being part of the hunger strike. Even worse, we are being written up for promoting the Agreement to End Hostilities! CDCR is accusing us of “coercing” other prisoners by urging them to be peaceful. We need to expose CDCR’s outrageous actions. They would prefer to see prisoners fighting among ourselves rather than working for an end to hostilities.
3. We want to consider the idea of designating a certain date each month as Prisoner Rights Day. On that date each month prisoners across the state would engage in peaceful activities to call attention to prison conditions. At the same time our supporters would gather in locations throughout California to expose CDCR’s actions and rally support efforts to secure our rights. We can see this action growing from month to month as more people inside and out become aware of it and join our struggle.
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