SLAVERY STILL EXISTS IN THE US.
URGENT CALL TO ACTION
Prisoners from coast to coast are currently on strike in the largest prison strike in US history, and the mainstream media is not covering it!
The strike began with the nation's deadliest prison riot in US history on August 15th and resulted in a call to action amongst incarcerated people nationwide.
Prisoners are going on hunger strikes and staging peaceful protests to demand that they stop being treated like animals.
They are demanding basic decent treatment and to stop being treated as slaves.
Only 2 states in the US allow felons to vote. Most of the country does not allow them to vote. They can not vote for the laws that come into question regarding what only they know best.
Inmates are beaten, put in solitary confinement for months at a time, sexually and physically abused, harassed, refused medical treatment, and paid slave wages in return for their labor.
Who was fighting California's largest wildfire ever in history last month? Prisoners! That's who.
Please, PLEASE, take the time to read about this strike. It started on August 21, on the 47th anniversary of activist George Jackson being fatally shot by prison guards. It will continue until September 9th, the anniversary of the Attica Uprising.
Of 20 facilities questioned about the strike, only 3 acknowledged it was happening. IT IS NOT BEING ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE NEWS.
People as far as Ireland are standing in solidarity with incarcerated people, and immigrant detainees are beginning to strike as well.
We, the people of the United States, currently have a duty to extend humane treatment to all people within our borders. Modern day slavery exists within prison walls. Prisoners are demanding their basic human rights.
Cruel and unusual punishment does not heal wounded people's hearts and minds. They need rehabilitation, decent access to health care, and their basic human rights! Treating people as less than human has NO affect on reducing recidivism in released inmates. Rehabilitation is what they need!
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