Supporting Prisoners And Building A Movement

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This political education event will discuss the ongoing work in the Portland area connecting various struggles against the Prison Industrial Complex, immigrant detention and police violence. Speakers will discuss the importance of cross movement solidarity for collective liberation as well as how people can get involved supporting incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and friends and families of those locked up. The Prison Divestment and and September 9th coalitions in Portland will be present to discuss various projects and organizations to plug into.

The event will also feature a call in from a member of the Oregon Anarchist Black Cross- Prison Chapter to discuss conditions on the inside.

Event is co-sponsored by All African People's Revolutionary Party, American Friends Service Committee, Black Lives Matter Portland, Enlace, Portland Prison Divestment Coalition, Portland Anarchist Black Cross, Oregon Jericho, The Jericho Movement, September 9th PDX, Incarcerated Worker Organizing Committee, Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media and Education

For more information: Portland Prisoner Support- www.facebook.com/WestCoastPrisonerSupport

https://supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org/

www.FreeAlabamaMovement.com

www.iwoc.noblogs.org

PDXABC.org

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On September 9th, 2016 Prisoners across the country will be conducting work stoppages, hunger strikes and other forms of action in a call to end prison slavery. The call was originated by organizers from the Free Alabama Movement. A national coalition of community groups throughout the country have come together to build a national support network to push for an end to prison slavery. To achieve this goal, we need support from community groups in the Portland area.




On average prisoners are paid eighteen cents per hour across the country. Prison profiteers such as Boeing, GEO Group and Corrections Corporations of America are making billions of dollars a year off of exploiting prison labor. Prisoners are often coerced into working and when they do not they face punishment. With over 2 million people incarcerated in the United States we have seen the rise of a new form of modern day slavery. Prison impacts everyone! When Prisoners stand up on September 9th we need to know our friends, families and allies on the outside will have their backs. Please take a look at the attached national announcement and press release. Also several links are included below so you can find out more about the ongoing work as well as updates.




For more information: Portland Prisoner Support- www.facebook.com/WestCoastPrisonerSupport

https://supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org/

www.FreeAlabamaMovement.com

www.iwoc.noblogs.org

Please Share This Document Widely! Use This Link: http://bit.ly/September9thSolidarity
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