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July 14, 2011

2011.07.14: LO Req: Fri. July 15 Solidarity With Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Prisoners' Rights,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 2:40 pm

From: Morris, Susan
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:40 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: LO Req: Fri. July 15 Solidarity With Pelican Bay Prisoner Hunger Strike

If you can legal observe for this event, please contact the Chapter office (212) 679-6018

Who: Revolution Books

What: Demonstration & Speak Out in Solidarity with Pelican Bay Hunger Strike

When: Friday, July 15 – 12 noon

Where: Federal Building – 26 Federal Plaza (Broadway & Duane)

Contact person: Janet Yip

Contact number: 917-586-9010


About 400 inmates in the Security Housing Units at Pelican Bay State Prison (California) initiated the hunger strike on July 1st. They are now in their 14th day and according to advocates working on behalf of the prisoners, medical conditions for many strikers have deteriorated to critical levels, with fears that some prisoners may die if immediate action isn’t taken.

All people and voices of conscience need to step forward now! By standing up and resisting, these prisoners are asserting their own humanity; and by doing so, their action challenges others to reclaim their humanity by standing with the prisoners. This is the most significant resistance by prisoners in the U.S. to torture and inhumane and barbaric conditions since Attica—40 years ago.

* Spread the word about Friday’s emergency demonstration and speak out.

* NLG Legal observers can now view a calendar of legal observer requests by going to


** Legal observers with gmail accounts can also request to share the calendar by replying to chapter.

Best regards,

Susan Howard
Chapter Coordinator
New York City Chapter
National Lawyers Guild
113 University Place, 8th fl.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 679-6018

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