EVENTS: Today in NYC! Rally in Solidarity with California Prison Hunger Strikers

As part of an International Day of Action, members of the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Solitary Confinement, New York City Jails Action Coalition, and concerned community members will rally this afternoon to End Torture in the United States. We will voice our support for the hundreds of individuals still on hunger strike against solitary confinement in California prisons, and press for an end to prolonged isolation in New York’s prisons and jails.

When: Wednesday, July 31, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Where: 163 West 125th Street (at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.), in front of the New York State Office Building

  • Bring a poster!
  • Bring friends!
  • Print out the following handout and share it with people in your community: flyer CA NY
  •  Read the full 5 Demands at http://prisoner​hungerstrikesol​idarity.wordpre​​oners-demands-2​/.
  • Call California Governor Jerry Brown at (916) 445-2841, (510) 289-0336, or (510) 628-0202 to demand that he negotiate seriously with the strike leaders.
  • Visit this website to learn how you can help: www.prisonerhun​gerstrikesolida​rity.wordpress.​com.
  • Hang a sign out a visible window stating you are in solidarity with the Hunger Strike and the days of the strike. Today, Tuesday 7/30 is Day 23!
  • Join the New York City Jails Action Coalition and the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement to fight to end torture in our own state!

flyer CA NY


  1. allan feinblum says:

    Having written many of the organizers at Pelacan Bay Prison I know how these people suffer during this period of hunger strike and refusal to work. Their struggle is our struggle in New York City jails and large turnouts at demonstrations will put the Board Of Correction on notice solitary confinement is unacceptable and alternatives such as treatment for the mentally ill and addicted and not solitary confinement serves the needs of those afflicted, the correctional staff and the public who wants to see nothing , hear nothing but news about Weiner, A-Rod and any other “news irtem” that takes the citizens minds off the inequality in America, the racist system and the one percent who dominates the 99 percent by their control of the media and so called politicians including Congress and the Executive office who are controlled by big donators to their elections.


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