Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pelican Bay Prisoners Demand Human Rights

Pelican Bay Prisoners on Hunger Strike Press Demand for Human Rights! from collision course video on Vimeo.

On June 30, 2011, hundreds of California prisoners at the Pelican Bay State Prison launched a hunger strike against tortuous conditions for years, even decades-long solitary confinement. Within days, thousands of prisoners throughout the state joined the strike. While the media routinely slammed the strike, discounting and minimizing it and slandering the prisoners as undeserving of their demands, public support has grown.

In this video, Manuel LaFontaine of the prisoner support group ALL OF US OR NONE, explains the significance of this historic struggle. When he spoke at a solidarity rally on July 9th, he had been fasting in solidarity with the hunger strike (since it began) for nine days.

This video was produced by Collision Course Media

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