16 October 2011
The second recent hunger strike by California prisoners has come to an end. As prisoners throughout California continue their struggle for human rights and against torture, we must keep up the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown and the CDCR as the 5 core demands have only been minimally addressed.
Please visit this website for a more complete update regarding the Hunger Strike and the prisoners’ five core demands: http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com,and click here for listings of upcoming actions in the US and Canada.
These videos capture the entirety of the public hearings on August 23rd, brought about as a result of prisoners going on hunger strike and the mass wave of the pressure across the country that followed. Part 1 of 2, Part 2 of 2.
To sign an online the petition in support of the hunger strike, please visit: http://www.change.org/petitions/support-prisoners-on-hunger-strike-at-pelican-bay-state-prison.
To view a video of the July 18th Sacramento demonstration, please click here.