Phone Zap! Ohio Hunger Strikers Maced for Protesting Retaliation

(IWOC) - David Easley, James Ward, and Matt Hinkston went on hunger strike on Friday, September 14. They are demanding an end to retaliation for involvement in the national strike, and protesting the long-term solitary confinement of inmates with mental health issues, and violence by guards. Prison officials are trying to put them in solitary and to put David in a sound-isolation chamber (a "bubble") in retaliation for this, and on Friday, September 14, guards in the Toledo Correctional Institution maced them for being on hunger strike and having a sit-in. This situation is still developing. It's really important for prison officials to know that we're watching, and that David, Jay, and Matt have public support for their human rights demands. Prisoners involved in the strikes have been put in solitary for months and years - Matt has been in limited privilege housing for 6 months and they're trying to extend his time in there, and David has been moved between a restricted unit and suicide watch over the last year. 


Phonezap for Wabash Valley Hunger Strikers in the SHU

MAKE THE LINES RING ALL DAY! FRIDAY, AUG 31, sunrise to sunset!

(IWOC) - Several inmates in the Secure Housing Unit (SHU) at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility are initiating a hunger strike in protest of their already starvation-level meal portions, their lack of access to basic necessities like adequate clothing, and access to commissary items . Food portions are extremely small, imagine a high school lunch tray where the section for your main course isn't even half full. The food they receive is already lacking in nutrition and comes in boxes labelled "not for human consumption." Food services in the IDOC are managed by the private corporation Aramark, and food served to inmates lacks basic nutritional value and is often served rotten. To make matters worse, Corrections Officers are known to contaminate food with saliva and feces.


Water Protector Support

Happi AmericanHorse Held Captive By The U.S. Empire

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Republished with permission from Enough is Enough

Happi is currently being held captive by the U.S. Empire around his traditional Lakota homelands (so-called Bismarck, North Dakota). He is in Burleigh / Morton County Detention Center. Any and all funds will be used for his freedom. As a frontline warrior, he took courage during the #NoDAPL struggle by putting his body in front of earth-destroying construction equipment and stood up for the people. Happi continues to inspire with his humble and happy spirit.


Capitalizing on Tragedy

The Right's Use of Children's Deaths to Smear Their Enemies

Infowars, among many others, shows a headline they know to be false to whip up a right-wing frenzy
Infowars, among many others, shows a headline they know to be false to whip up a right-wing frenzy

Valentines Day this year came and left leaving behind great pain for anyone who has the capability of feeling.  At the time of writing, 17 young lives have been lost at the hands of a violent young man.  That's 17 families that will never again have the chance to hug their child, to kiss them, or to tell them that they love them.  For the trolls of 4chan and the right wing of American politics, however, tragedy is not a time of mourning and reflection, it is simply a time of new opportunity for them to use the deaths of children in a pathetic and transparent attempt to smear their opposition.


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