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”

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