Since September 9th, 2016 – the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising – prisoners across the U.S. have gone on strike to end prison slavery. This is expected to be one of the largest prison strikes in history, and is being coordinated by groups such as the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, the Free Alabama Movement, and a diverse network of prison abolitionist and prisoner solidarity groups across the U.S.
In Canada, we have helped circulate a call from La Solide into Canadian prisons to make connections across the border, and a letter of support has been published by the Termite Collective in Quebec. There have been info nights and banner drops in Montreal. If you know someone inside, let them know what’s going on and that we’d love to hear from them.