Atlanta Black Cross

Georgia Prisoner Hunger Strike Update

From http://atlantablackcross.org/abc/

Solidarity with the NC Hunger Strikers

There are currently over 100 prisoners on Hunger Strike in NC. These men have asked for letters of support, boycotts, and constant call-ins to help them get there demands met. As supporters of these men and those currently on strike here in Georgia, the Atlanta Black Cross has released a statement of support and is hoping to spead the word here in GA about the struggles of the prisoners in NC. 

For information on the boycott:

http://prisonbooks.info/2012/07/20/nc-hunger-strikers-call-for-boycott-a...

For more information on the NC Hunger Strike: 

http://prisonbooks.info/

http://prisonbooks.info/2012/07/18/prisoners-begin-hunger-strike-at-thre...

Atlanta Black Cross Statement of Support for the NC Hunger Strikers

Letters to Prisoners: Canceled for Today

Date/Time: 
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Edgewood Community Garden
Mayson Ave NE @ Hardee Street
Atlanta, GA
United States

The weekly letter writings are now bi-weekly and we will be enjoying food with eachother and reporting back on anti-prison organizing work.

Letter Writing to Political Prisoners

Date/Time: 
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
55 Montgomery Street NE
Atlanta, GA
United States

August 14th during a march against the Federal Reserve two members of Occupy Atlanta were arrested. Because he was on probation at the time it appears that one of them will be held for violation of his parole. 

Thursday at the letter writing we are asking that you come, bring a friend, and a few dollars to contribute to his commissary,  Please spread the word.

There will be food provided as well as letter writing materials but if you have things to share we could always use more stamps and snacks.

Weekly Letter Writing Canceled for 8/16

Date/Time: 
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Weekly Letter Writing is canceled for today.

March and Noise Demonstration in Solidarity with the Hunger Strikers

Date/Time: 
Mon, 07/30/2012 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Troy Davis Park (formerly Woodruff Park)
Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA
United States

Since July 10th, 2012 several inmates at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center (Jackson State Prison) have been on hunger Strike demanding better medical treatment, the ability to visit with family members, exercise and many other things.

After over 40 days of being on the strike the prisoners have not be given any of their demands and in some cases the prison officials have tried to cut off their communication with families by holding mail and removing loved ones from their visitation lists.

In addition to the strike in GA, a few days ago over 100 prisoners in NC began a hunger strike with similar goals and demands.

Members of the families have called this march and noise demonstration to show that people are in solidarity with the prisoners, who are suffering inside, and that the intimidation of the prison officials towards members of their families will not be tolerated.

Join us as we stand in solidarity with the hunger strikers.

Report-back: July 16th Rally in Solidarity with the Georgia Prison Hunger Strikers

On Monday, July 16th, 2012 there was a rally held in Forsyth, Georgia to show solidarity with Hunger Strikers in the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center (also known as GDC or Jackson State Prison).  About 80 people attended the event, which was organized and coordinated by many local radical organizations and members of the Hunger Strikers’ families. Some of the groups involved included Project South, The Ordinary People's Society, Prodigal Child Project, Take Back the Block, Industrial Workers of the World – Atlanta Chapter, and the Atlanta Black Cross to name a few.

Over 100 Prisoners Start Hunger Strike in NC

OVER 100 PRISONERS START HUNGER STRIKE IN N.C.! SUPPORT NEEDED!

http://prisonbooks.info/2012/07/18/prisoners-begin-hunger-strike-at-thre...

“Please make calls to the wardens at these facilities, over 100 men starving themselves and willing to die to get basic human rights met. Your call matters!

At the end you will find prison books statement of support. If your group would like to sign on, please let us know.

Prisoners at Three Facilities Begin Hunger Strike

On Monday July 16th, prisoners began hunger strikes at Bertie CI in Windsor, Scotland CI in Laurinburg, and Central Prison in Raleigh. Targeting a wide range of conditions related but not exclusive to solitary confinement, the prisoners have vowed not to eat until their demands are met.

Letters to Prisoners: Weekly Letter Writing

Date/Time: 
Thu, 08/09/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
55 Montgomery Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA
United States

Due to last week's rain we didn't have a big of a turn out for letter writing. That means we still need to make a lot of postcards/birthday cards for the political prisoners with birthdays this month.

If you're not in the mood to be artistic feel free to write a letter instead of making a card.

Feel free to write letters to prisoners; including friends locked up in Chicago, prisoners on the hunger strike that's happening here in Georgia and the ones that have started in North Carolina. Supplies will be provided, if you've got some to share feel free to bring them though!

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

For more information and updates on Atlanta Black Cross: http://atlantablackcross.org/

 

Letters to Prisoners: August Birthday Card Making

Date/Time: 
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:41pm
Location: 
Edgewood Community Garden
Mayson Ave NE @ Hardee Street
Atlanta, GA
United States

Please join us for our weekly letter writing to prisoners. 

This week we will be making birthday cards for the political prisoners with Birthdays in August.

If you have supplies to share please bring them.

We will be meeting at the Edgewood Community Garden and there we will share food and write letters to our pen pals as well as birthday greetings, and words of support to other prisoners.

Please stop by and write a letter. If you have supplies bring some if not we have some to share.

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