Support the Prisoner Hunger Strike


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What: Life-sized mock Security Housing Unit (SHU) Cell
Where: California State Capitol South Steps
When: Wednesday August 14 – 8 am to 8 pm &
12 noon press conference, with Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Stop Mass Incarceration Network, UCB student Steven Czfra formerly Incarcerated in Pelican Bay SHU, and other voices of conscience

A hunger strike is not taken lightly by us, we are not suicidal, rather we hope to save lives. We may not be able to save our lives. But we have come to identify our existence in SHU as a conveyor belt leading into an oven of inferno. And we may indeed be strapped onto this conveyor belt with no way out as we have continued for years to watch our comrades fall into the abyss of the oven in psychosis, suicide or other chronic illness. And we may not be able to stop our ride from dropping us into the abyss but we will stop this conveyor belt for future generations to come. Today this ride stops!” (Excerpt from a letter to Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition by a prisoner dated July 8, 2013)
Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide


What Is Actually Revealed in the California Prisoners Hunger Strike? Responding to Jeffrey Beard's Los Angeles Times Op-ed from the Revolutionary Communist Party, LA Branch

Friday, July 26th  HUNGER STRIKE DAY19

Protest in Sacramento in Support of the Courageous Hunger Strikers

7:30 AM meet up and Leave from  MacArthur Bart
10 AM Gather in Sacramento at Fremont Park at 16th and “Q" St. Sacramento 95814
11 AM, Rally and Press Conference, California Dept. of Corrections,  1515 “S" St. 95811
12 N to 1 PM, Bannering/leafleting at the State Capitol Building.

1PM to 3 PM, taking the Hunger Strikers’ 5 Demands and “Agreement to End Hostilities" out to the neighborhoods  in Sacramento.



California Hunger Strikers: Support Urgently Called For!

by Larry Everest | July 19, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper |

As of July 18, day 11 of the California prisoner hunger strike, the Department of Corrections (CDCR) is reporting that 1,457 inmates in 15 state prisons continue to refuse food, and 48 inmates in three state prisons refused to participate in their work assignments. [read entire article]

30,000 California Prisoners Join Strike

Revolution Interview: Carol Strickman, from Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition- Prisoners' Struggle Against "Cruel and Unusual Punishment Amounting to Torture" Letters from Prisoners- Cruel and Unusual Punishment  Artwork from Prisoners

Saturday, July 13th, meet at MacArthur BART to go to Corcoran State Prison for PHSS rally in support of Prisoner Hunger Strike

contact: Stop Mass Incarceration Network

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Think about this, from the film BA Speaks: REVOLUTION—NOTHING LESS! Bob Avakian Live
"Those this system has cast off, those it has treated as less than human, can be the backbone and driving force of a fight not only to end their own oppression, but to finally end all oppression, and emancipate all of humanity."

From Pelican Bay Prison, California
"No longer can we sit idle while we are dehumanized"
July 7, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper |

To: Those with Ears and Conscious,
I'm a California prisoner in Pelican Bay's Security Housing Unit. I've been validated as a Member of a prison gang. I am also serving a life sentence for a crime as a juvenile but tried as an adult. What this means is I will likely die here, right here in this Cell. I'm thirty-two. I'm just one of thousands. (read entire article here)

Prisoners Write On:
"What to the Prisoner Is Your Fourth of July?" (read letters from prisoners here)


Model SHU Cell, Vigil, Rally and Rolling Fast in support of July 8 California Prisoner Hunger Strike
* Friday, July 5, 10am-7pm, Union Square, SF, with Press Conference & Rally 1pm
* Saturday, July 6th, 10am-7-pm, Justin Herman Plaza, SF, Rally at Noon
On Friday and Saturday in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN) -Bay Area ( will display a life-sized replica of a California State Prison Security Housing Unit (SHU) cell, and hold a permitted vigil, rally and rolling fast as part of nationwide actions by SMIN and other groups to support the California prisoners hunger strike due to begin July 8. (read more and see more actions here.)