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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.

Inspired by US, Prison Strike Sweeps Across Brazil

This November, prisoners across 14 states in Brazil went on a six-day hunger strike against abusive and unsanitary conditions, inspired by the USA-wide prison strike on September 9th 2016. The action took place in...

Phone Zap: Franklin County Detention Center

Franklin County Detention Center - Kansas Phone Zap: November 27th & Beyond PLEASE CALL BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9 AM TO 5 PM FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT SCRIPT: Detainees housed in the women's section of the Franklin County Detention Center...

Phone Zap! Stop Prisoner Abuse in New York

Jermaine Reynolds, a prisoner being held at the Upstate Correction Facility in Malone, NY, is currently suffering in solitary confinement with injuries to his kidneys, head and leg after being beaten up by his...

Call-in Against Abuses at McCormick Correctional, South Carolina

The following is a request for action regarding human rights abuses at McCormick Correctional prison located in South Carolina. To read a report from prisoners about what is happening at the facility, go here....

Hunger Strike Launched in Alameda & Santa Clara County Jails

This report comes from Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity and Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee on a recent hunger strike started by inmates in the bay area of California.  PRISONERS UNITED in Alameda and Santa Clara County...

Action Needed to Fight Retaliation at the Eastham Unit!

Comrade Malik, a tireless revolutionary writer and organizer who's been very active in exposing the terrible conditions at the Eastham Unit in Texas, is currently facing threats of retaliation. For more general information on...

Incarcerated Workers #7

The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), part of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), organizes prisoners into unions and support organizing efforts of incarcerated people. Check out their latest newsletter below.  Issue 7 includes...

“Destroy All Prisons Tomorrow”: IWOC Responds to Jacobin

A response to the debate on abolition in Jacobin Magazine. The weekend of August 19 2017, amid the second nationwide inside/outside mass protest against prison slavery in as many years, Jacobin Magazine published an article against...

Twin Cities IWOC Podcast #2: Stories from the Inside

Listen and Download Here Stories from the Inside is produced by the Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC). It features stories from people inside Minnesota's prisons about what it's like to be there, how they're...

Twin Cities IWOC Podcast: Stories from the Inside, “The Water Ain’t Right”

Stories from the inside is produced by the Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee or IWOC. It features stories from people inside Minnesota’s prisons about what it’s like to be there, how they’re working...