Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Solidarity with Pelican Bay Hunger Strike


Contacts - Dolores Canales (714) 290- 9077 (mother of pelican bay hunger striker), Angelica (805) 223- 3084, Rodrigo “froggy” Vazquez (323) 667- 8297

Who: family, friends and supporters in solidarity with the Pelican Bay Hunger Strike

What: Protest rally and press conference

When: Tomorrow, Thursday July 28th

10am – 5pm Rally

11am - press conference

7pm – 8.30pm Rally

Where: – from 10am – 5pm…in front of the Ronald Regan Buildingat

300 S. Spring St. in Downtoen Los Angeles, by 3rd and spring st.

From 7pm – 8.30pm infront of Los Angeles County Jail on Vignes St.

@ 441 Bauchet St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

Why: We, the community, family, friends, and supporters of the Pelican Bay Prisoners Hunger Strike, which since has expanded to many other California Prisons thanks to the solidarity of other prisoners, we want to let everyone know that even though some of the prisoners in the hunger strike have started eating this does not mean the fight has ended,

The hunger strikers have put their bodies and lives at risk to get the attention they desperately deserve, now the attention in being received from all over, people are learning about the inhumane conditions these prisoners have been living under for many years now, some for over 20 years now, we, the community will continue to push strong and keep moving forward to meet the 5 demands, but not just for pelican bay but for all california prisons with torture S.H.U. chambers with similar inhumane conditions.

The Pelican Bay Prisoners Hunger Striker’s 5 DEMANDS

1. Eliminate group punishments, instead practice individual accountability.

2. Abolish the debriefing policy and modify active/ inactive gang status criteria.

3. Comply with the recommendations of the US Commission on Safety and Abuse in Prisons (2006) - end LONGTERM solitary confinement. Some men have been in isolation longer than 30 years.

4. Provide adequate food.

5. Expand and provide constructive programs and privileges for indefinite SHU inmates. This means ; self help treatment, education, religious and other activities, which are denied , also inmates are denied there one phone call per week ...

Also find us @ Facebook key words “Pelican Bay – Hunger Strike Solidarity”

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Alternatives and Abolition Panel at the International Copwatching Conference

Alternatives and Abolition

presented by Joaquin Cienfuegos, Greg Robson, and Garth Hardy


Joaquin Cienfuegos will question what our goals are in CopWatching as a tactic, organization, or network. He will discuss the goals of Cop Watch LA, which is to create a safe community which is liberated from oppressive institutions like the police, the armed enforcers of the state, as well as the abolition of the state as a whole, which includes the Prison Industrial Complex and all oppressive social relations: White Supremacy, Patriarchy, Colonialism, Heterosexism, Capitalism-Imperialism. This panel can be used as a dialogue for all people who organize against police terrorism and “law enforcement” agencies (who communicate with and support each other worldwide, and so should we), so we can begin to build a popular movement and a better world as a whole.

Greg Robson will talk about the work he does that provides alternatives to prisons. He will talk about why prisons don't work, why calling the police is not always the best option, and strategies for ways we can hold each other accountable outside of these systems.

Garth Hardy will talk about the efforts of Winnipeg Anarchist Black Cross towards abolitionism and prisoner support — our successes, our failures, and the line between abolition and reform.

Presenter bio

Joaquin Cienfuegos is a member of Cop Watch Los Angeles and the Piece Cooperative. He is from South Central Los Angeles. He started organizing when he was 17 years old. What politicized him were his life experiences, dealing with the police in South Central, and the racist anti-immigration laws that were passed when he was young. He began to focus on community organizing, because he felt the most potential was in empowering the people and building the institutions that will replace the oppressive power structures of capitalism, imperialism, colonialism, patriarchy, and white supremacy. He began organizing and helped create the Southern California Anarchist Federation — Los Angeles Chapter. They built Cop Watch LA.

Greg Robson is originally from the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation. He is turtle clan and his spirit name is Medicine Horse Man. Greg is the proud father of three sons, Chase, Caleb, and Andreas, who he raises with his wife Christin Harris.

Greg uses his personal experience with homelessness and gang involvement combined with Western academia and his culture and spirituality as a foundation in the work he does with youth and the Criminal Justice System. His expertise allows him to be effective at reaching youth and adults who are actively involved in gang culture.

Greg credits breaking the cycles of poverty, generational effects of gangs, and violence to being involved in Aboriginal spirituality and attending ceremonies. Greg takes his responsibilities as a community member, justice worker, and Sundancer very seriously and uses the teachings he has gained throughout his lifetime to help him in the work he does. His greatest teachings have been the value of sacrifice, commitment, and dedication to self, family, and community.

Garth Hardy is a member of the Winnipeg Anarchist Black Cross, a delegate with the Winnipeg General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World, and a member of the IWW General Defence Committee.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

3 Cops Brutally Beat Honor Student

Jasiri X tells the story of Jordan Miles, the 18 year old honor student who was brutally beaten by 3 undercover Pittsburgh Police officers while walking to his grandmother's house. "Jordan Miles" was mixed by Diezel and directed by Paradise Gray.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Solidarity with Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers!!!

Solidarity with Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers!!!
by anonymous Monday July 4, 2011
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a noise demo in front of men's central jail on Sat, July 9th, from 11:00-1:00PM in front of Men's Central Jail: 441 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.


Solidarity with Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers!!!

We are having a support press conference on Tuesday July 5 at the Reagan State office Building at 4:00 PM (Third and Spring Sts. in downtown L.A)

And a noise demo in front of men's central jail on Sat, July 9th, from 11:00-1:00PM in front of Men's Central Jail: 441 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Please come out to support!! Contact is 323-978-3322