By Pickels Pepino
Hello Everyone. Entering the 21st day of the Hunger Strike. Thankfully we have heard of no deaths as of yet. Today takes off a weekend of back to back events. Please make sure you come out and support! There has also been a request that we do a mass call-in these next couple of days. So make sure you flood in the governor and CDCr with phone calls! For those who still haven’t heard, a conference call to get the latest info happening at 7pm TODAY!… more details below!
According to PB Hunger Strike solidarity blog:
“While the daily numbers of hunger strikers fluctuates, the CDCR is certainly under-estimating how many people inside prison are participating in and supporting this strike…Despite these attempts, the hunger strike led by prisoners to change prison conditions and outside support for this courageous action has only grown. Thousands of people worldwide are supporting the strike by calling the CDCR and legislators to negotiate with the prisoners immediately, in good faith, before people die and medical conditions get even worse.”
For full article go to: http://prisonerhungerstrikesol idarity.wordpress.com/2011/07/ 20/repression-breeds-resistanc e/
These are updates we have from letters, posts, facebook messages, conversations, emails.
“CENTINELA STILL HAS HUNGER STRIKER‘S!!!! Ten prisons that we know of still do!!!! cdcr is trying to keep the striker’s isolated… many are not being allowed visits, mail is not getting in or out. Pelican Bay seems to be the only prison that mail and info is flowing in and out of – likely because there are attorney’s monitoring all the inmates (200 of them) participating there.”
Inmate hunger strikeWritten by George Gale Wednesday, 20 July 2011 09:30:
Prisoners at Calipatria State Prison are participating. When the hunger strike began there were 1,400 participants. Participation is now down to 33 inmates.
Response: “This ended up being inaccurate information about Calipatria… its more. Segregation unit only though. Around close to 300…ASU/A5 yard, visits have been either ‘neglected’ when requesting an appt/ ignored by the prison to make an appt for them or they have been getting cancelled. No one knows if they are receiving proper medical care at this time. Many men have been losing quite amount of weight but it is not reported how much… general population is running normal, only for the hunger strikers in ASU/A5 (segregation unit), i cant make a visit at all, neither can some of the other women/families i’ve talked too, all of mine/theirs have been cancelled or lost in their system. Corcoran has been experiencing the same thing with many families too on the hunger strike. If you know of someone was able to to go visit this weekend for a hunger striker at CAL, can you talk to them & please update in here. thank you!! =)….. Terry Thornton told the reporter it was 11 prisons participating… and that was yesterday. Thats WAY off from 4 prisons…
“The hunger strike is far from over, as long as cdcr refuses to negotiate or meet the demands – many are willing to take this to the end – for them, if changes aren’t made then death is preferable.”
Special Opportunity: Conference call with Marilyn McMahon, Director of California Prison Focus, with up to the minute news and analysis on the prison hunger strike. Write firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be on the 60 minute phone call THURSDAY.THURSDAY July 21 10:00 pm EST, 7:00PM Pacific.
Message from Ed Mead:
I just had a long talk with the receiver’s office. No prisoners have died yet. Mr. Soriano is still very much alive.
EVENTS TO PLUG INTO!
THURSDAY JULY 21
Press Conference in South Central LA
YOUTH AND COMMUNITY STAND BY PELICAN BAY HUNGER STRIKERS & CALL FOR HUMANE TREATMENT FOR EVERYONE INSIDE
@ Chuco’s Justice Center
1137 EE. Redondo Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90302
(1 block West of Florence and Crenshaw)
Human Rights Support for Hunger Strike Rally
220 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(Across from SD courthouse, Front St and Broadway)
March & Demo at CDCR Headquarters
1515 S st.
( Meet at Freemont Park, on 15th and Q)
Bring signs for Department of Corrections to stop torture.
For more info contact: sacprisonersupport@ri seup.net
Alameda County Courthouse (Near Lake Merit Bart Station)
1225 Fallon St.
PANEL @ UCSB in Solidarity with Prison Hunger Strikes
UCSB Multi Cultural Center (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Driving directions: http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/About/D irections.aspx
7:00PM, 10:00 pm EST
Conference call with Marilyn McMahon, Director of California Prison Focus
(withup to the minute news and analysis on the prison hunger strike.)
Write email@example.com if you would like to be on the 60 minute phone call
Thursday and Friday JULY 21 & 22
10AM-2PM Eastern (1PM-5PM Pacific)
Two Days of Mass Call-Ins for Prisoners in Solitary Confinement
Call for the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers and Leonard Peltier!
FRIDAY JULY 22
All Day Action
Downtown Los Angeles
Ronald Reagan State Building
300 South Spring St (between 3rd and 4th st)
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(@ 5pm march to LA County Jail)
Los Angeles County Jail
441 Bauchet St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Be ready to walk through the streets of LA)
Montreal (Canada): 12pm – 1:30pm, July 22 (and every Friday for as long as the strike continues) @ the United States Consulate at 1155 rue St-Alexandre (metro Place des Arts) To find out more, get in touch: Web: contrelesprisons.blogspot.com – Telephone: 514-570-6256 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org m
SATURDAY JULY 23
Chino Institute for Men
14901 Central Ave.
Chino, CA 91710
(try to arrive by 8am)
TUESDAY JULY 26
Meeting for family members and friends of Hunger Strikers
for more info contact: email@example.com
PLEASE MAKE THOSE PHONE CALLS! It takes one minute!
Write & Call Governor Jerry Brown and your elected officials and urge them to pressure the CDCR to negotiate with the prisoners and honor their demands!:
Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Send Gov Brown emails: http://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mai l/mail.php
To look up your state legislature:
Sample Script for Phone Calls:
“My name is _____. I support the reasonable “five core demands” of the hunger striking prisoners. I urge the Governor to become involved or to direct Secretary Cate to negotiate with the prisoners immediately & in good faith. During this crisis and afterward, the prisoners’ human and civil rights must be respected. Thank you.”
“Hi my name is _________ and I live your district. I’m calling about the statewide prisoner hunger strike that began at Pelican Bay. I support the prisoners & their reasonable “five core demands.” I am alarmed by the rapidly deteriorating medical conditions of the hunger strikers & the inaction of the CDCR. I urge you to visit the hunger strikers, and make sure the CDCR negotiates with the prisoners and the outside mediation team the prisoners have approved, immediately & in good faith, before prisoners are force-fed or even die. Thank you.”
Make Calls and Write Letters to:
Secretary Matthew Cate
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
1515 S Street
Phone: (916) 323-6001
CDCR Public Affairs Office: (916)445-4950
Public safety committee website: http://spsf.senate.ca .gov/
Sample Script for Phone Calls: (choose one)
“Hi my name is _________ . I’m calling about the statewide prisoner hunger strike that began at Pelican Bay. I support the prisoners & their reasonable “five core demands.” I am alarmed by the rapidly deteriorating medical conditions of the hunger strikers & the inaction of the CDCR. I urge you to make sure the CDCR negotiates with the prisoners and the outside mediation team the prisoners have approved, immediately & in good faith, before prisoners are force-fed or even die. Thank you.”
“My name is _____. I support the reasonable “five core demands” of the hunger striking prisoners. I urge you to become involved or to direct Secretary Cate to negotiate with the prisoners immediately & in good faith. During this crisis and afterward, the prisoners’ human and civil rights must be respected. Thank you.”
CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate @ (916) 323-6001— calls now redirected to (916) 445-4950
PBSP Warden Greg Lewis: 707-465-1000 x 9040; and
Ombudsman Ralyn Conner: 916-324-6123
IF BUSY, please Call The Public Safety Committee:
Senator Loni Hancock – (Chair)
Capitol Office Phone: (916) 651-4009
District Office Phone: (510) 286-1333
Senator Joel Anderson- (Vice Chair)
Capitol Office Phone: (916) 651-4036
El Cajon District Office Phone: (619) 596-3136
Temecula District Office phone: (916) 651-4036
Senator Roderick Wright:
Capitol office Phone: (916) 651-4025
District Office Phone:(310) 412-0393
Long Beach District Office: (562) 427-1028
Public Safety Standing Committee of Assembly
Tom Ammiano (Chair)
Steve Knight- (Vice Chair)
Call Out Terry Thornton on her lies! , 916-324-4590… http://ontheblockradio.blogsp ot.com/2011/07/pelican-bay-sta te-prison-hunger-strike.html