Prisoner Hunger Strike

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Making noise to support immigrant hunger strikers in Washington state

Tacoma solidarity rally

No Human Being is Illegal banner held up by dozens at rally in Tacoma, Wash.

Two hundred ralliers chanted within earshot of the detainees in solidarity with their effort on Tuesday, March 11.

As a hunger strike by immigrants detained at the Tacoma, Wash., Northwest Detention Center run by the private-prison corporation GEO Group entered its second week, hundreds of friends, neighbors, and co-workers rallied outside the center to support their demands.  

The unprecedented protest began March 7, when 1,200 detainees being held for deportation began a hunger strike and work stoppage. They are protesting the ongoing deportations overseen by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and inhumane conditions at the center, which is owned and operated by GEO Group.

TAKE ACTION in Solidarity with California Prisoners Hunger Strike

Friday, September 30, 2011 - 12:00pm

Jackson & State in Chicago's Loop
Bring signs and Banners
 California Prison Hunger Strike Resumes Sept. 26

Support the Just Demands of the California Security Housing Unit (SHU) Prisoners

"More African-American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began."
Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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