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Prisoners across 17 states are planning to strike for nearly three weeks starting later this month to protest prison conditions, Vox reports.
The demonstrations are planned to take place from August 21 to September 9, marking the anniversary of a bloody prison uprising in upstate New York in 1971.
Protesters are “demanding humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform and the end of modern day slavery,” according to the website for the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC).
The article goes on to state the following:
“Every single field and industry is affected on some level by prisons, from our license plates to the fast food that we eat to the stores that we shop at. So we really need to recognize how we are supporting the prison industrial complex through the dollars that we spend,” Amani Sawari, a spokesperson representing organizers of the protests, told Vox.
Our Local Council has voted to endorse the #August21 prison strike. We stand in solidarity with striking prisoners and in opposition to mass incarceration & all tools of the state used to divide and oppress working people. Read our full statement here: https://t.co/m0894T6X25
— New Orleans DSA (@NewOrleansDSA) August 17, 2018
The official strike information pages – the demands and call, the list of endorsees, list of outside solidarity events, all copies of the strike newsletter, press and resources.https://t.co/EWBHpdIm8P
— IWOC (@IWW_IWOC) August 14, 2018
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Antigravity Magazine stands in solidarity with incarcerated people across the nation who have declared a nationwide prison strike from August 21 to September 9, 2018. [thread] pic.twitter.com/4on7Nh01Ap
— ANTIGRAVITY Magazine (@antigravitymag) August 17, 2018
At our meeting last night, Worcester DSA unanimously passed a resolution in support of the National Prison Strike beginning August 21st. Read our full resolution here: https://t.co/HZ2Wc6Fse2 #August21 pic.twitter.com/wgRWtQ36eg
— Worcester DSA ❤️ (@WorcDSA) August 15, 2018
— RAM – Inland Empire (@RevAbolitionIE) August 15, 2018
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) August 18, 2018