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Members of the IWW have created the IWOC, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, which functions as a liaison for prisoners to organize each other, unionize, and build solid bridges between prisoners on the inside and fellow workers on the outside. Prison is a setup, a big business, there to make money off the People. Neither the setup, nor the slavery inside of prisons can be combated without the conscious participation of prisoners and the working class on the outside through mutual aid, solidarity, and the building of working relationships that transcend prison walls and the politics of mass incarceration. The IWOC has been actively reaching out to prisoners while at the same time prisoners have been reaching out to the IWW for representation and assistance in building a prisoners union. The IWOC has taken up the cause and is helping prisoners in every facility organize and build a union branch for themselves, which will together form a powerful IWW Industrial Union.

Prison Strikers Issue Statement in Solidarity With Those Fighting ICE

The following statement comes from Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, one of the groups pushing the #August21 prison strike across the US. Solidarity with those detained (children, women, and men) by immigration and Customs Enforcement and the...

If Black Lives Matter to You – Then Please by all Means Necessary Help...

Keith "Malik" Washington appeals for contributions to help sustain the SF Bay View, a crucial piece of prison abolitionist movement infrastructure which was the first outlet to circulate the call for the August 21...

IWOC Endorses National Prison Strike and Pledges Support

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) announces its support for the national prison strike starting on August 21st, 2018. Whereas, trusted comrades, collectives, and networks behind the prison...

Phone and Email Zap to Support Prisoner Resistance in Missouri

Prisoners at CRCC in Missouri are already engaging in collective resistance leading up to the National Prisoner Strike which will occur August 21st through September 9th and they need our support. There are also numerous...

Missouri Inmates Call for Support of Multi-Racial Uprising

The following is a statement received by the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) by prisoners in Missouri. It includes a call for support from within the facility that this past Saturday saw an uprising...

NC IWOC Prisoner Petition Against Mailroom Censorship

Radical prisoner and Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) member Stanley Corbett, Jr., recently set up a petition to protest mailroom censorship at Maury Correctional. The petition can be signed here. It reads: Hey everyone. My name...

Reliving the Past: A Hands-On Experience of Modern-Day Slave Labor in the Lone Star...

Jason Renard Walker is Deputy Minister of Labor for the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and one of the contributors to the Fire Inside zine. Here, he describes the experience of forced unpaid work...

Mumia Abu Jamal Paints Water Color for Victims of “Gang” Policing

This announcement comes from NYC Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and details new art work released from political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal to benefit young people wrongfully arrested on gang charges in New York. In September of...

Call-In to Support Incarcerated Folks at Nash CI

An incarcerated IWOC member asks for support in the form of a call-in campaign in North Carolina. Support incarcerated folks in Nash Correctional Institution in Nashville, North Carolina by calling-in and speaking out against the...

The Importance of Public Support and Scrutiny: From Physical to Psychological Warfare

Jason Renard Walker is Deputy Minister of Labor for the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and one of the contributors to the Fire Inside zine. In a previous article published on It's Going Down,...