Day 16 of the California Prison Hunger Strike


Hello Everyone. We are now on day 16 of no food! As many have heard, CDCr entered negotiations but is offering nothing substantial. The hunger strike continues and we must show as much support as possible! Below find new events you can plug into, updates, and phone numbers (new scripts). Let’s keep this group going and energy up high 🙂 PLUG IN! New Events in New York, Arizona, Los Angeles!

 

(THE 405 is CLOSED FOR THE WEEKEND, I KNOW 😦 ) WE STILL GOT EVENTS!!

 

 

SATURDAY- JULY 16

 

1:00PM

Contractor Crawl! In MONTREAL!

Meet at Dorchester Square, metro Peel

to discover some of Montreal’s prison contractors

 

1:30PM

KPFK RADIO SHOW- will be doing a coverage of the strike,

Listen online: http://www.kpfk.org/

 

1:30PM-5:00PM.

“ENCAMPMENT: SOLIDARITY WITH PELICAN BAY PRISONERS HUNGER STRIKE!” (NOT 24 HRS)

(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

 

 

SUNDAY-JULY 17

12:00PM-3:00PM

PROTEST at San Bernardino County Central Detention Center (CDC)

630 East Rialto Avenue

San Bernardino, California 92415

 

 

MONDAY- JULY 18

1:00PM-4:00PM

DIRECT ACTION @ CDCr Headquarters

1515 S St.

Sacramento, CA

 

6 PM EDT/ 5 PM CDT/ 4PM MDT/ 3 PM PDT

NATIONAL HUNGER STRIKE SOLIDARITY CONFERENCE CALL

Toll-Free Call In Number: 1(800) 920-7487

Participant Code: 62435226

 

9:00AM-5:00PM

RALLY outside at State Building

Downtown Los Angeles

 

7:00PM

VIGIL and JERICHO MARCH

Los Angeles County Jail

441 Bauchet Street

Los Angeles, California 90012

 

8:00 PM.- 9:00 PM

VIGIL IN SOLIDARITY WITH HUNGER STRIKE ACROSS CALIFORNIA

Las Vegas , Nevada!

Address: *waiting on location*

 

 

TUESDAY- July 19th

8:00PM

Informational/Update on Hunger Strike and Radical Folk Music Show feat. Ryan Harvey

Dry River Radical Resource Center

740 N.  Main Ave.

Click here for more info.

 

 

WEDNESDAY- JULY 20

Fast/Rally in Rhode Island (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

 

 

UPDATES/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

According to Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity Blog:

“Today prisoners at Pelican Bay resoundingly rejected a proposal from CDCR to end the hunger strike.  Prisoners characterized the proposal as “smoke and mirrors,” and “insulting,” and vowed to continue striking.  In fact, after reading the proposal, some prisoners who had previously resumed eating changed their minds and rejoined the hunger strike…. While the CDCR has claimed that there is no medical crisis, mediators report that the principal hunger strikers have lost 25-35 pounds each and have underlying medical conditions of concern. Despite the promises from the federal Receiver overseeing the CDCR, no one has received salt tablets or vitamins….Hundreds of prisoners at Pelican Bay remain on strike, with thousands more participating throughout the CA’s 33 prisons…From day one. the CDCR has demonstrated it’s inability to resolve this situation. We call on Gov. Brown to step in and negotiate in good faith to bring this situation to a just resolution.”

 

For full article go to: http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/pelican-bay-hunger-strikers-reject-proposa​l-the-strike-continues/ 

 

These are updates we have from letters, posts, facebook messages, conversations, emails.

 

There is a rumor that men who are incarcerated in the SHU are not receiving their Jpay. Please double check with your loved ones. It might be that they are receiving the money, just maybe not the notice? Let us know what you find out so we may post and let others know. If this rumor is true, maybe folks can flood Jpay with phone calls and demand they do something about this or that you will never use their service again.

 

Julie Gilbertson (a hunger striker friend and monitor who’s been at PB since end of June) has agreed to help put three lists together. One will be for all 33 prisons. We can start tracking which ones we know for sure have striker’s, which one’s might still have them, which one’s (like HDSP) we need to check on to see if they are keeping striker’s and their condition hidden. The second list will be of family or loved one’s of strikers. We’ll be able to note which prison their loved one is in, keep an update of their condition, and have contact info for them. This will be strictly private, by invite only, so identities can be kept safe… the third list will have all the org’s/groups/community leader’s that are participating (All of Us or None, Critical Resistance, etc.), with contact info. Any thoughts or other idea’s? Or do such lists already exist???” Please get in contact with her if you are interested.”

 

“There is a panel at UCSB happening on Thursday, July 21st 6PM-8PM in solidarity with the hunger strike. If there is anyone who has a loved one incarcerated, can speak to the conditions in the SHU, or/and demands of the hunger strike, let me know! Perhaps a carpool can be organized to Santa Barbara? People in that area get at me! Your loved one doesn’t have to be in the SHU, you could be a family member experiencing drastic concerns for a loved one inside. Remember, carpools are always fun and a great way to connect and get to know folks :)”

 

Was recently told that there are at least 4 men at Jamestown participating..”

Response: “The number at Sierra Conservation Center was actually 13 who had held strong on the fast since July 1st”

 

“A mother of a Tehachapi hunger striker in front Cate’s office today – she is so worried about her son that she doesn’t want to leave until negotiations have been made and settled! She’s 100% Native American, and her Tribe is coming out to stand in support with her – and will be standing in solidarity with the rest of us on Monday. I hear they will be singing and drumming…”  J

If any of you receive word from any letters please send me update so I can post and let others know. TOMMOROW IS VISITING!! So those of you who have the opportunity to go out please provide an update. There is a lot of folks who cannot make the trip and would really appreciate any type of information. Thanks everyone for keeping this Group going. I am so proud of everyone who has gotten together and made things happen. Its super awesome! Now… don’t forget to MAKE YOUR ROUND OF PHONE CALLS!! ( Read Below, NEW SCRIPTS!)

 

PHONE #’s

For Governor, Jerry Brown: (916) 445-2841

My name is _____. I support the reasonable “five core demands” of the hunger striking prisoners. I urge the Governor to become involved or to direct Secretary Cate to negotiate with the prisoners immediately & in good faith.  During this crisis and afterward, the prisoners’ human and civil rights must be respected. Thank you.

 

For CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate: (916) 323-6001— calls now redirected to (916) 445-4950 

“Hi my name is _____. I’m calling about the statewide prisoner hunger strike that began at Pelican Bay. I support the prisoners & their reasonable “five core demands.” I urge the CDCR to negotiate with the prisoners immediately & in good faith. Thank You.”

 

PBSP Warden Greg Lewis: 707-465-1000 x 9040; and

Ombudsman Ralyn Conner: 916-324-6123

 

IF BUSY, please Call The Public Safety Committee:

 

Senator Loni Hancock – (Chair)

Capitol Office Phone: (916) 651-4009

District Office Phone: (510) 286-1333

 

Senator Joel Anderson- (Vice Chair)

Capitol Office Phone: (916) 651-4036

El Cajon District Office Phone: (619) 596-3136

Temecula District Office phone: (916) 651-4036

 

Senator Roderick Wright:

Capitol office Phone: (916) 651-4025

District Office Phone:(310) 412-0393

Long Beach District Office: (562) 427-1028

 

Public Safety Standing Committee of Assembly

Tom Ammiano (Chair)

(415) 557-3013

(916)319-2013

 

Steve Knight- (Vice Chair)

(916) 319-2036

(661) 267-7636

(760) 843-8045

Call Out Terry Thornton on her lies! , 916-324-4590…  http://ontheblockradio.blogspot.com/2011/07/pelican-bay-state-prison-hunger-strike.html

CALL CALL CALL!

If you are looking for more info regarding the hunger strike’s demands:

http://www.prisons.org/hungerstrike.htm

 

Deatiled information regarding the SHU:http://afsc.org/sites/afsc.civicactions.net/files/documents/Buried%20Alive%20%20PMRO%20May08%20.pdf

 

For updates and more detailed information visit:

www.prisons.org and

http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/

 

There you will find actions to plug into around the world.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Day 16 of the California Prison Hunger Strike

  1. Hi Dolores!!
    Carol from FB here…glad you found my blog…should anyone post a reply- I will make sure to forward to you!!

    Like

  2. Know of anyone in Santa Barbara area to attend a panel at UCSB on thursday the 21st regarding the hunger strike? Please get in touch asap!!!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s