prison strikes

New US Prison Strike Takes us to the Dark Heart of Capitalism

Prison labour is a billion-dollar industry, and the corporate beneficiaries of this slave labour include some of the largest corporations and most widely known brands. There are literally hundreds of corporations and firms that exploit prison labour.

The History of a One-sided Dialogue With Todd Ashker

Historian Denis O'Hearn writes about his relationship with Todd Ashker, one of the leaders of the 2011-2013 hunger strike movement in California prisons. This article first appeared in Counterpunch.

The Short Corridor: How the Most Isolated Prisoners in America Took on the System, and Won

An article from the LA Review of Books giving a history of the mass hunger strike movement that challenged solitary confinement in the California prison system.

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.

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.

Publicity images for the August 21, 2018, prison strike

A collection of publicity images that were created for the prison strike set to begin on August 21st, 2018, along with various photos of banners, graffiti, and protests supporting and publicising the strike. Mostly taken from the collection at https://supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org/

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.