Support the prisoner strike in Georgia

The prisoner strike in the Georgia state system continues, some reports are coming in of phyiscal attacks by COs on prisoners and a number of facilities remain on lockdown, links to further information are listed below:

http://hiphopandpolitics.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/day-3-of-historic-prison-strike-in-georgia-blacked-out-by-media-guards-committing-violence/

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/dec2010/geor-d13.shtml

http://slumz.boxden.com/f5/dec-12-largest-prison-strike-u-s-history-thousands-ga-prisoners-protest-1461206/

http://streetvisuals.typepad.com/blog/2010/12/day-3-of-historic-prison-strike-in-georgia-blacked-out-by-media-guards-committing-violence.html

http://romenews-tribune.com/view/full_story/10648922/article-Update–Hays-State-Prison-remains-in-lockdown-Monday?instance=home_news_lead_story

http://www.gpb.org/news/2010/12/13/naacp-wants-review-of-prison-conditions

http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=104551&catid=52

Calls to the warden’s office of the following Georgia State Prisons expressing concern for the welfare of the prisoners during this and the next few days are welcome.

Macon State Prison is 978-472-3900.

Hays State Prison is at (706) 857-0400

Telfair State prison is 229-868-7721

Baldwin State Prison is at (478) 445- 5218

Valdosta State Prison is 229-333-7900

Smith State Prison is at (912) 654-5000

The Georgia Department of Corrections is at http://www.dcor.state.ga.us and their phone number is 478-992-5246.

This is a major milestone for the class struggle not only in the prison system, but also for the United States in general, people organizing autonomously and across racial lines to assert their demands against capital has been with occasional exceptions, all too rare in this country, especially over the past several years.

Those of us with a social revolutionary perspective should do everything we can to support and defend those who will be targeted in the repressive response to this action.

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