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Published on Jul 1, 2011
This video was made leading up to the first round of the historic hunger strike that began July 1st, 2011 in California. The strike started at Pelican Bay State prison and spread to a third of CA's prisons (at least 13 of 33 State prisons), including at least 6,600 prisoners. This video includes former prisoners detailing why Pelican Bay prisoners started the strike, how this action relates to a history of prisoner-led resistance, and what people outside prison can do to support the hunger strike.
The hunger strike is resuming at Pelican Bay & Calipatria state prisons on September 26th, 2011.
This video was made by a coalition called Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity. For updates on the continued hunger strike, check out: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com
[The footage near the end of the video is of youth in Oakland organizing to stop gang injunctions, another struggle you should definitely stay informed on. Visit: stoptheinjunction.wordpress.com]