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MATT AND KTEEO TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW, 2/28

Feb 27, 2013. Committee Against Political Repression: MATT AND KTEEO TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW, 2/28 As reported by Brendan Kiley (a good man and fine reporter), Matt Duran and Kteeo Olejnik are scheduled to be released from SeaTac FDC tomorrow … Continue reading

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Their Names on Every Wall

BC Blackout. Oct 3: While we prepare for an incredible battle with large oil, gas and coal interests and all the forces of BC and Canada, we must never forget those who are already locked up or otherwise facing repression … Continue reading

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Call for Boycott & Solidarity Actions Against Prison Canteen Profiteers

Prisoners in North Carolina who began a hunger strike on Monday, July 16th, at three different facilities, are now calling for a boycott and actions against specific prison profiteers in solidarity with their strike. They are hoping that the boycott can spread on the outside as well as the inside.

Striking prisoners, several of whom are calling themselves the “Freedom Riders Movement,” have singled out the following companies specifically. The list includes headquarters of the companies; it is likely they have distribution and production centers all over.

KEEFE Supply Company, in St. Louis, MO – Sells snacks and junk food.

American Amenities, located in Woodinville, WA – Sells hygiene items.

JM Murray Center, Inc. in Cortland NY – Sells toothpaste.

Four-in-One Co. Inc. in Mountainview, CA – Sells salad dressing and mayo.

Heinz Co. in Pittsburgh, PA – Condiments, etc.

Ascent Battery Supply LLC in Harland, WI – Sells batteries.

Medique Products in Ft. Myers,, FL – Ibuprofen and other medical supplies.

Sony

New Balance

Coca Cola

It goes without saying that the companies who sell their products in prison canteens make millions of dollars off the most perverse kind of monopoly capitalism imaginable. Much of the money for their products, which due to budget cuts and the resultant decrease in calories rationed to prisoners over the last few years, comes from already poor families on the outside trying to help subsidize their loved one’s meager diets on the inside.

This kind of exploitation goes beyond “unjust” – it is disgusting and obscene at the most basic human level. NC prisoners and those who share affinity on the outside are encouraging folks on both side of the wall to follow the money trail and target the prison system where it financially hurts, and take actions to spread this hunger strike in both numbers and scope.

 

For more on the North Carolina prisoners’ hunger strike: http://prisonbooks.info/2012/07/18/prisoners-begin-hunger-strike-at-three-facilities/

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Daniel McGowan having mail rejected

via EF! Newswire. July 16: Folks from NYC Anarchist Black Cross have heard from Daniel McGowan regarding the every-other-week collection of updates and announcements we compile. These updates are typically about U.S. held political prisoners and prisoners of war and add up to 25-35 pages each … Continue reading

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Portland: Summer 2012 Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night

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Seattle: Reportback from June 11

via PugetSoundAnarchists.org. June 12: The June 11th celebrations began last night in Seattle with a well-attended benefit dinner that also included the sharing of poetry and words of solidarity and struggle. After the dinner, there was a demonstration of about … Continue reading

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Portland: QUEER ATTACK SQUADRON – CeCe Solidarity Molotov

from PugetSoundAnarchists.org. June 6: Portland: QUEER ATTACK SQUADRON – CeCe Solidarity Molotov SO MUCH TO BE FURIOUS ABOUT, SO MANY WAYS TO VENT Forever in the footsteps of beautiful queers like CeCe McDonald, we frustrated queers and dissidents refuse to … Continue reading

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