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Under lock and key: I was thrown in solitary and punished for following the warden's orders

Jason Walker, a Texas inmate and outspoken writer and organiser, gives an update about the administration's continuing harassment and retaliation against whistleblowers. This piece is a sequel to his previous article about extreme heat and censorship.

Iran: Two weeks of strikes by the Haft Tappeh sugar workers

Sugar cane cutters at the Haft Tappeh sugar factory have been out on strike for two weeks over non-payment of wages.

Prison Strike Statement to the Press, August 28, 2018

A press statement from the prison strike media team, discussing coverage so far and giving a round-up of confirmed actions.

Comrade Malik speaks from inside the South Texas Gulag – McConnell Unit Ad-Seg

An update from Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington, a Texas inmate and IWW/IWOC member facing serious repression for his organizing, including a censored article in support of the prison strike.

Not white genocide, not really land reform, not really farmers

This week the far right South African white genocide meme went mainstream via a Trump tweet, but apart from ‘no it’s not really white genocide’ fact checking there’s been little discussion of what’s actually going on.

Comrade Malik speaks out on nationwide program of political repression against prison organizers

Keith "Comrade Malik" Washington writes about his own experiences of the nationally coordinated program of repression against prison organizers in the run-up to the August 21 prison strike.

Statement from protesting inmates at Burnside Jail, Nova Scotia

Inmates held at the Burnside Jail in Nova Scotia, Canada, have launched a protest in solidarity with the international prisoners' movement and articulating their own specific demands. Here is a statement they released to the press.

Hunger Strike Launched Inside Sterling Correctional Facility in Colorado

The following report was previously forwarded to It’s Going Down after being first sent to people within the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) network, who received correspondence from an inmate being housed in the MCC (ad-seg) unit of Sterling Correctional Complex in Sterling, CO and details a hunger strike.

Video: Jasic factory workers imprisoned in China

Jasic workers protest against dismissals

In this video protestors outside the Jasic machinery factory in Shenzhen are demanding to be reinstated, after seven workers were fired for trying to form a union. On July 20th, 2018 several workers were beaten by the police and arrested, but released that same night. Protests carried on throughout July, and on 27th July, 29 workers, family members and supporters were violently arrested by police and detained.

https://en.labournet.tv/jasic-factory-workers-imprisoned-china