prison labor

Tue
18
Oct

Modern day slavery in the USA

By Awsm
libcom.org
June 6th, 2016;

Though the Thirteenth Amendment of the United States forbids slavery and involuntary servitude there is a glaring exemption that is obvious when you read what it states: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

If you have been convicted of a crime you are not protected from the laws that protect other workers from involuntary servitude or slavery. Thus, all over the United States, thousands of prisoners are toiling for little or no money against their will in prisons.

Fri
09
Sep

National Prison Strike

As we build toward September 9th, please plan local actions in support of prisoners and ask other groups / unions to get behind this prisoner-led effort!!

Support suggestions, Frequently Asked Questions, bilingual versions, and links to recent activities are all available at https://supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org/sept-9-2016/

Announcement of Nationally Coordinated Prisoner Workstoppage for Sept 9, 2016

Prisoners from across the United States have just released this call to action for a nationally coordinated prisoner workstoppage against prison slavery to take place on September 9th, 2016.

This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America

In one voice, rising from the cells of long term solitary confinement, echoed in the dormitories and cell blocks from Virginia to Oregon, we prisoners across the United States vow to finally end slavery in 2016.

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