Agenda of Events Supporting the Pelican Bay Hungerstrikers:
Note from Sis. Kiilu:
I’ve been on three hunger strikes in my life: the first was 8 days, the second, 11 days, and the third 16 days. I said that to say this: a hunger strike is very serious business; it can really mess with your health after the first several days. Since prisoners have vowed to stay on strike until their demands are met, it behooves us to treat this as an emergency and do everything within our power (individually and collectively) to make their demands our demands of this prison system and the State government. Power to the people. KN
Calendar of Events in Solidarity with California Prisoners’ Hunger Strike
California – Eureka
July 8: on the lawn in front of Humboldt County Courthouse. 825 Fifth Street Eureka, CA; 5pm. Wear orange to show support for the striking prisoners. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
California – San Francisco
July 1: Rally at California State Building (VanNess and McAllister) at 11am. Come out, bring others, and show your support for the hunger strikers as they begin their action on July 1st. Bring signs. Spread the word! Consider fasting for a day in solidarity with the prisoners. For more info, call: 510-926-5207
July 9: Solidarity Rally in San Francisco, from 11am-1pm @ UN Plaza (Civic Center Bart). Contact: email@example.com
New York – New York City
July 9: Solidarity Picket; 1pm-2pm Harlem State Office Building (corner 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Harlem, NYC). Contactnyc@nodeathpenalty.org about NYC action and to endorse.
Virginia – Blacksburg
July 1: 5pm-8pm. Demonstration, meet in front of the post office.
Virginia – Harrisonburg
July 1: 2pm-5pm. Flyering at Court Square.
Washington – Seattle
July 2: Noise demo @ King County Juvenile Detention Center,1211 East Alder Ave (12th Ave & Alder) in the CD; Meet on 12th at the corner of 12th and Alder.3PM. Info: http://pugetsoundanarchists.org/node/725
For a more up to date and extensive list of activities in the u.s., see http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com
July 1: Film screening of Unlock the Box Reel Soldiers Productions, in English with French whisper translation) 7pm, Maison Norman Bethune, 1918, rue Frontenac, Montréal (métro Frontenac) Free • Tel.: 514 563-1487. For more information: http://maisonnormanbethune.ca/node/304
July 3: 12 pm- Noise Demo @ Montreal prisons. Meet at the corner of René-Levesque & Mackay. RSVP for transportation: firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 8, 15, and subsequent Fridays:12 – 1.30 pm Picket at the American Consulate. 1155, rue Saint-Alexandre corner René Levesque, metro Place des Arts.
July 16: 1 pm Contractor Crawl, Meet at Dorchester Square, metro Peel to discover some of Montreal’s prison contractors