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Triangle Occupy 4 Prisoners National Day of Action!

February 12, 2012

Monday Feb. 20th
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Noise Demonstration and Community Speak Out
In front of Durham County Jail (219 South Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701)
6:30 pm – 9 pm Food and Fellowship : Continuing the Conversation
At the Stanford L. Warren Library (1201 Fayetteville Street Durham, North Carolina 27707)

Please come join us to show solidarity with North Carolina prison rebels and all those affected by the legal and prison system.

We support the following points of unity from the call to action from Occupy Oakland:

1.  Abolishing unjust sentences, such as the Death Penalty, Life Without the Possibility of Parole, Three Strikes, Juvenile Life Without Parole, and the practice of trying children as adults.

2.  Standing in solidarity with movements initiated by prisoners and taking action to support prisoner demands, including the Georgia Prison Strike and the Pelican Bay/California Prisoners Hunger Strikes.

3.  Freeing all political prisoners, such as Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Lynne Stewart, Bradley Manning and Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, a Black Panther Party member incarcerated since 1969. 

4. Demanding an end to the repression of activists, specifically the targeting of African Americans and those with histories of incarceration, such as Khali in Occupy Oakland who could now face a life sentence, on trumped-up charges, and many others being falsely charged after only exercising their First Amendment rights.

5. Demanding an end to the brutality of the current system, including the torture of those who have lived for many years in Secured Housing Units (SHUs) or in solitary confinement.

6. Demanding that our tax money spent on isolating, harming and killing prisoners, instead be invested in improving the quality of life for all and be spent on education, housing, health care, mental health care and other human services which contribute to the public good.


In addition, there are ongoing struggles in North Carolina both from inside and out of jails, prisons, and detention centers; like the current prisoners’ hunger strike at Foothills Prison in Morganton  (http://tiny.cc/morganton) and the battle against deportations and criminalization of undocumented youth (http://tiny.cc/yanelli).

Until every cage is empty!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 12, 2012 5:43 pm

    Reblogged this on Moorbey's Blog.

  2. chel sea permalink
    February 12, 2012 9:43 pm

    Lemme call y’all butter cause everyone’s on a roll! Seriously great seeing how much is going on. Wish badly I could help with gardening and things. Down with everything happening (and down with prisons). In spirit and love, C F

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