#FloodTheSystem Launch: September 1, 2015 “This September, Rising Tide North America is calling for mass actions to shut down the economic and political systems threatening our survival. Already, hundreds of […]
Why are prisoners striking?
More than anything, the hunger strikers want to put an end to the increasingly common practice of long-term solitary confinement in the state’s prisons. Most of them are inmates in the Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Unit (SHU), where 1,198* people are being held in 11-foot-by-7-foot windowless cells; about 400 have been in solitary confinement there for more than a decade.
Gulf South Rising is collaborating with local and regional organizers to coordinate and support over 13 events from August 23-30 in multiple locations from Gulfport to New Orleans. The Katrina 10 Week of Action represents a powerful coming together of many organizations dedicated to lifting up the leadership and resistance of the people on the frontlines.