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Pelican Bay prisoners suspend their hunger strike

The PBSP-SHU, Short Corridor Collective Representatives hereby serve notice upon all concerned parties that after nine weeks we have collectively decided to suspend our third hunger strike action on Sept. 5, 2013. To be clear, our Peaceful Protest of Resistance to our continuous subjection to decades of systemic state-sanctioned torture via the system’s solitary confinement units is far from over. Our decision to suspend our third hunger strike in two years does not come lightly. This decision is especially difficult considering that most of our demands have not been met (despite nearly universal agreement that they are reasonable). Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 2

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 2 RICH AND DUNAYEVSKAYA: A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP Thanks for your In Memoriam to Adrienne Rich. It revealed a dimension that many who were appreciative of her poetry and … Continue reading

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Dockers, Occupy close Western ports

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Dockers, Occupy close Western ports Oakland, Calif.–Following a shutdown of the Oakland Port on Nov. 2, whose success took the port and city authorities by surprise, Occupy Oakland called another … Continue reading

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