*Press Alert* Millionz for Prisonerz March for Human Rightz

Contact: iamWE Prison Advocacy Network P.O. Box 58201 Raleigh NC 27658 Contact: Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), a committee of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), 816-866-3808, iwoc@riseup.net Learn more at http://www.iamweubuntu.com January 25, 2017 The Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads as follows: Section 1. Slavery prohibited. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, […]

Sept. 9 prison strike waz HUGE and iz kontinuing

by Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) Sept. 14, 2016 – Anyone relying on mainstream media wouldn’t know it, but the U.S. prison system is shaking up right now. No one knows how big the initial strike was yet, but the information is slowly leaking out between the cracks in the prisons’ machinery of obscurity and […]

Prison Labor Revoltz Shake the Foundationz of the Corporate State, Partz I & II

by Matt Stannard “From the Ground Up” is an ongoing series of articles co-conceived by Occupy.com and Commonomics USA, in which we explore people and organizations dedicated to direct action and grassroots projects for economic justice. This is the first of a two-part series previewing the upcoming prison actions happening September 9.  Prisoners Are Slaves […]

“A Call to Action Against Slavery”—We’re About to See the Largest Prison Strikez in US History

by  Jeremy Galloway   On September 9, a series of coordinated work stoppages and hunger strikes will take place at prisons across the country. Organized by a coalition of prisoner rights, labor, and racial justice groups, the strikes will include prisoners from at least 20 states—making this the largest effort to organize incarcerated people in […]

Believe it or not: Texaz prisonerz are finally resisting modern day slave labor

Whether you believe it or not! Some Texas prisoners have gone on a work strike and are proving that they can unite like prisoners in California and Alabama. The last time something this big happened in TDCJ was in the 70’s and 80’s when prison activist David Ruiz successfully filed multiple class action lawsuits that […]

Prisonerz Call for a National Strike on the Anniversary of Attica

by neal shirley In Alabama and Texas, prisoners have enacted multiple strikes and uprisings over the last few weeks. Now they are calling for a national prison strike on the anniversary of the Attica Prison Riot. Since the last Prisons are for Burning column, things have seriously heated up. On the night of Friday, March 11th, […]

Strike Roundup Day 1: Texaz Prisonz Shook by IWOC Initiated Strikez

  CONTACT: Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), a committee of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), 816-866-3808, iwoc [at] riseup.net. April 5, 2016 Houston, TX — Today, in a historic action, members of the Industrial Workers of the World’sIncarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) shook Texas prisons with strikes in seven prisons. According to Texas […]

Black Cats Bond: The Industrial Workerz of the World and the New Afrikan Black Panther Party – Prison Chapter

I have, as an active leading member of the New Afrikan Black Panther Party – Prison Chapter (NABPP-PC), recently joined the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) upon its founding the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC).1 The IWOC’s stated purpose is to “function [ ] as a liaison for prisoners to organize each other, unionize, […]