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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.

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,...

The Struggle for Prison Abolition Continues: Battleground UK and Amerika!

What follows is an essay written by political prisoner Keith Washington, a member of IWOC and the New Afrikan Black Panther Party, about ongoing prison struggles in the UK and in the US. By Keith...

Keep PUSHing: Building on the #OperationPUSH Demands

The following is an update on #OperationPUSH that includes an audio report from a prisoner, collected report backs from the inside, and a PDF flyer. For more background on #OperationPUSH, check out our podcast...

Call for Support and Report on Unhygienic Living Conditions at Ramsey Unit, Texas

Jason Renard Walker is Deputy Minister of Labor for the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter) and one of the contributors to the Fire Inside zine. He reports here on the unhygienic living...

#OperationPUSH Timeline from IWOC

The following roundup from the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), gives a detailed look at #OperationPUSH since it was launched in January 15th. To see our...

Raleigh-Durham IWOC and Friends March on Abusive Residential Reentry Center

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - On Friday, January 26th Members and supporters of Raleigh-Durham Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee led a march on the offices of the Salvation Army Center of Hope Residential Reentry Center (RRC). The...

Update on #OperationPUSH in Florida Prisons

Photo from @IWW_IWOC, features banner that was put up at solidarity demonstration at facility where two ex-prison Florida guards who were found guilty of belonging to the Ku-Klux-Klan, and were plotting to kill a black inmate...