Friday, July 01, 2011

Calendar of Events in Solidarity with California Prisoners' Hunger Strike July 1, 2011

California - Eureka

July 8: on the lawn in front of Humboldt County Courthouse. 825 Fifth Street Eureka, CA; 5pm. Wear orange to show support for the striking prisoners. For more information:

California - San Francisco

July 1: Rally at California State Building (VanNess and McAllister) at 11am. Come out, bring others, and show your support for the hunger strikers as they begin their action on July 1st. Bring signs. Spread the word! Consider fasting for a day in solidarity with the prisoners. For more info, call: 510-926-5207

July 9: Solidarity Rally in San Francisco, from 11am-1pm @ UN Plaza (Civic Center Bart). Contact:

New York - New York City

July 9: Solidarity Picket; 1pm-2pm Harlem State Office Building (corner 125th Street & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Harlem, NYC). Contact about NYC action and to endorse.

Virginia - Blacksburg

July 1: 5pm-8pm. Demonstration, meet in front of the post office.

Virginia - Harrisonburg

July 1: 2pm-5pm. Flyering at Court Square.

Washington - Seattle

July 2: Noise demo @ King County Juvenile Detention Center,1211 East Alder Ave (12th Ave & Alder) in the CD; Meet on 12th at the corner of 12th and Alder.3PM. Info:

For a more up to date and extensive list of activities in the u.s., see



July 1: Film screening of Unlock the Box Reel Soldiers Productions, in English with French whisper translation) 7pm, Maison Norman Bethune, 1918, rue Frontenac, Montréal (métro Frontenac) Free • Tel.: 514 563-1487. For more information:

July 3: 12 pm- Noise Demo @ Montreal prisons. Meet at the corner of René-Levesque & Mackay. RSVP for transportation:

July 8, 15, and subsequent Fridays:12 - 1.30 pm Picket at the American Consulate. 1155, rue Saint-Alexandre corner René Levesque, metro Place des Arts.

July 16: 1 pm Contractor Crawl, Meet at Dorchester Square, metro Peel to discover some of Montreal's prison contractors

For a more extensive and up to date list of activities in canada, see


Key Documents

Agit Prop

Letters from Prisoners


Support Organizations


Off The Air, CKUT 90.3FM, interviews Ed Mead, June 9, 2011

Hard Knock Radio KPFA 94.1 FM, A Letter by a Corcoran prisoner, followed by an interview with Ed Mead and Laura Whitehorn, June 24, 2011

Solidarity Statements

Background Material

Outside support work for the July 1st hunger strike is being coordinated by the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity (PHSS) Coalition, based in the Bay Area and made up of grassroots organizations committed to amplifying the voices of and supporting the prisoners at Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU) in their hunger strike to end tortuous conditions. Support is crucial; to get involved check out or telephone 510-444-0484.

A blog has been produced my comrades in Montreal with a focus on support activities in canada:

i also have a page up with as complete a calendar of solidarity events as i have been able to manage.

The Kersplebedeb website is in support of the goals of the hungerstriking prisoners, and of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition, but is a completely separate project, and PHSS and the prisoners in question are in no way responsible for or necessarily in agreement with anything here. If you see any links or resources you think would belong on this page, please get in touch!

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