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The September 9th national prison strike has forged a new potentially decisive link between the black liberation struggle in the streets and the war against the American plantation system inside the penitentiaries.
Prisoners have now launched themselves to the forefront of the struggle, setting a new bar for those of us outside.
The growing rejection of the American plantation system and the call for abolition is gaining strength.
As the prison strike is about to enter its second month, the censorship of the prison rebellion and suppression of its participants has reached a critical juncture. At least three deaths have occurred and organizers are facing extreme repression. Kinetik Justice, a key organizer in Holman Prison, has gone on a hunger strike after being shipped to a new, even more barbaric unit.
At this moment, outside support becomes vital for bridging the muting division of the prison wall.
Prison organizer Keith Malik Washington incisively noted the following about the punishments doled out for participation in the prison strike: “There are elements and individuals within the Texas criminal justice system that don’t want to acknowledge the humanity of prisoners.
Many of us in NYC Anarchist Action see this period as a vital situation in a chain of activities necessary for revolutionary momentum in the United States.
The slave plantation mentality is deeply embedded in the hearts and minds of the oppressor and the oppressed.” Continue reading Many more Prison Strike Solidarity Actions