So the week of action in solidarity with US struggles against prison slavery has just ended, and on a morning walk around Troopers Hill Park one of our collective spotted this banner, which had been hung on the old mine tower!
In case you can’t see the picture very well, it says “solidarity with incarcerated workers and all prisoners in struggle” This tower overlooks much of southeast Bristol, bringing the ongoing strike and prison struggles to the attention of 1000s of residents (as well as the many dog walkers that pass through the park every day).
Originally published to It’s Going Down
On September 9th, people all over the world answered the call for a strike against prison slavery. Prisoners all over the U.S. began hunger and work strikes, while on the outside supporters took action to express their solidarity. However, despite outside support quieting down significantly after the first weekend, prisoners continue to struggle fiercely against their conditions.
Three weeks into the strike, a call was published for renewed actions in solidarity with the prison strike. While it emphasized the arbitrary nature of any particular day or week of action, for simplicity’s sake the authors suggested October 15th-22nd as the week to concentrate actions.
This page will collect actions in solidarity with the prison strike that took place around this time frame, regardless of whether they were inspired by this particular call or not. You can view a list of events planned for the week here, and remember you can submit communiques anonymously to It’s Going Down here.
Lucasville, OH: Graffiti painted. Communique with photo here.
Lansing, MI: Rally in solidarity with queer & trans prisoners. Report with photos here.
Berlin, Germany: Banner dropped, flyers scattered. Communique with photos here.
Melbourne, Australia: Posters wheatpasted on corporations that profit from prison labor. Report with photos here.
Merced, CA: Noise demonstration outside the county jail, site of an ongoing hunger strike. Report back with video here.
Minneapolis, MN: Posters wheatpasted. Communique with photos here.
Mexico City, Mexico: Incendiary attack. Communique in spanish here.
Jena, Germany: Banner dropped during spontaneous housing occupation. Report on the occupation in german here.
Philadelphia, PA: Graffiti spotted in solidarity with the strike. Photo here.
Heraklion, Greece: Radio station occupied. Communique in greek here.
Philadelphia, PA: UPS lockers vandalized with paint. Communique here.
Rome, Italy: Graffiti painted. Communique with more photos here.
Bern, Switzerland: Courthouse paint bombed. Communique with a photo here.
Jena, Germany: Rally outside McDonalds. Report back here.
Minneapolis, MN: Noise demonstration outside youth jail. Report back here.
Madras, OR: Noise demonstration outside Deer Ridge prison. Report back with photos here.
Austria: Poster published. Download it here.
Denver, CO: Posters wheatpasted, McDonald’s ads and Trump lawn signs vandalized. Communique here.
Denver, CO: Starbucks vandalized. Communique here.