Wednesday, July 20, 2011

7/21-7/22 Mass Call-Ins to Free Prisoners from Solitary


Two Days of Mass Call-Ins for Prisoners in Solitary Confinement

This Coming Thursday and Friday (7/21 and 7/22)

Call for the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers and Leonard Peltier!

Open the Cages!

THURSDAY, 7/21- Call for the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers!
10am-2pm Eastern (1pm-5pm Pacific)

Prisoners in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State
Prison (California) are on an indefinite hunger strike that began on
July 1, 2011 to protest the cruel, inhumane and tortuous conditions of
their imprisonment. At least 6,600 prisoners across the state of CA
have joined them in solidarity with their demands. After unanimously
rejecting an insulting offer by the CDCR, prisoners continue to strike
for meaningful changes in Security Housing Unit (SHU) conditions and

Support the hunger strikers by contacting the CDCR and urging them to
negotiate with the prisoners and honor their 5 demands!

Make Calls to:

Secretary Matthew Cate, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Phone: (916) 323-6001

CDCR Public Affairs Office: (916)445-4950

CA Governor Jerry Brown: (916) 445-2841

Sample Script for Phone Calls:

“Hi my name is _________ . I’m calling about the statewide prisoner
hunger strike that began at Pelican Bay. I support the prisoners &
their reasonable “five core demands.” I am alarmed by the rapidly
deteriorating medical conditions of the hunger strikers. I urge you to
make sure the CDCR negotiates with the prisoners and the outside
mediation team the prisoners have approved, immediately & in good
faith, before prisoners are force-fed or even die. Thank you.”

FRIDAY- 7/22- Call for Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier!
10am-2pm Eastern (1pm-5pm Pacific)

(Info below abridged and adapted from alert launched into cyberspace
by Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee)

On June 27, the 66-year-old Leonard Peltier was thrown in "The Hole"
at USP-Lewisburg where he purportedly will stay for the next six
months. According to what is currently known, Leonard's cell was
searched that day. A guard allegedly was shocked by a wire(s) in the
cell. The guard claimed "assault." Leonard wasn't present during the
search, having already been removed to "The Hole".

Reference "Leonard Peltier #89637-132" being unfairly put in
(administrative) segregation or detention-- and for an unfairly long
amount of time.

Call USP Lewisburg at 570-523-1251 and ask for Warden Bledsoe

Dr. Thomas Kane, Acting Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)-

(202) 307-3250 (Director)

Or (202) 307-3198 (Switchboard)


This 2 Days of Mass Call-ins is being orchestrated by the Anarchist
Black Cross Federation and allies.

Call Thursday and Friday but don't stop! Keep calling and don't limit
yourself to calling!

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