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Support the Prison Strike in Georgia!

14 Dec

There is a prison strike going on right now in Georgia- it started on December 9th.  The strike fits my headspace since I am currently reading Creating a Movement With Teeth, A Documentary History of the George Jackson Bridgade. The George Jackson Brigade was heavily involved in movements supporting prisoners and prisoner’s rights.

The prisoners in Georgia are waging a peaceful protest (not saying that because I endorse pacifism as dogma, just what they are doing currently) and being faced with threats and violence from the guards and prison authorities as well as being ignored by the media. The George Jackson Brigade actually engaged in bombings and attacks of various institutions and buildings in their time in order to try and force the media to give voice to prisoners engaged in struggles for justice.

The current strike in Georgia is really fucking awesome, and includes the following demands:

  • · A LIVING WAGE FOR WORK
  • · EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
  • · DECENT HEALTH CARE
  • · AN END TO CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENTS Continue reading