Reposted from prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress
Numbers released by the federal receiver’s office show that on September 28th, nearly 12,000 prisoners were on hunger strike, including California prisoners who are housed in out of state prisons in Arizona, Mississippi and Oklahoma. This historic and unprecedented number shows the strength and resolve of the prisoners to win their 5 core demands and is a serious challenge to the power of the California prison system and to the Prison Industrial Complex in general.
Students and allies are reclaiming university campuses today, dropping banners and organizing rallies, in solidarity with a National Day of Action to Defend Public Education. I woke up this morning to news that some ladies pulled off several banner drops in the early AM. Here is their statement:
This morning, we dropped five banners throughout New Orleans in solidarity with the National Day of Action in Defense of Public Education.
“CLASS CUTS? CLASS WAR! SAVE UNO”
We happen to be women. We happen to not be UNO students. We happen to be very angry.
Budget cuts stemming from the current “global economic crisis” of the financial elite are restricting access to and affecting quality of higher education at UNO, in New Orleans, the State of Louisiana, and across the country. The people hurt first and most are poor, women, people of color, single mothers, and first generation students.
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL CLASS WAR. Continue reading