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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.

Four Imprisoned Rhode Islanders Punished With Solitary Confinement at the ACI for Possession of...

The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee reports on four men who for ten days have been held in solitary confinement for allegedly possessing IWW literature. Providence, RI March 5th, 2019 - The RI DOC (Department...

CDCR Is Orchestrating “Gladiator Fights” Inside Central Valley Prisons

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) reports on the ongoing practice of Central California prisons staging "gladiator fights" in response hunger strikes and continuing organizing. Recently leaked videos taken February 14th and 15th show fights between prisoners...

Phone Zap!: Corcoran Warden Reneges on Pledge to Meet Demands of Hunger Strike

On January 9, 2019 an estimated 250 prisoners initiated a hunger strike within California State Prison - Corcoran's 3C facility in response to an indefinite lockdown. On January 28 after three weeks of refusing...

Hungerstrike in Corcoran 3C Against Indefinite Lockdown and Group Punishment

Since January 9, 2019 an estimated 250 prisoners are on hungerstrike within California State Prison - Corcoran's 3C facility in response to an indefinite lockdown. They have asked that this info be made public...

After Successful Strike, Minnesota Prisoners Think Bigger

A statement from the Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee on the concessions won by a recent strike at Rush City Correctional Facility. In the wake of work strikes by at least 157 prisoners, Minnesota’s...

Guards Continue to Attack Prison Reporter Jason Walker with Trumped up Charges

Prison writer and organizer Jason Walker reports on the continuing attempts by staff to frame him for a recent incident in which guards attacked him. Introduction: Jason is urgently requesting help in beating this attempted...

Rush City, MN: Prisoners Strike Over Abuse & Conditions

The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) of the IWW reports on a recent strike by over 100 prisoners in Minnesota. RUSH CITY, Minn. - On Friday, November 30, 115 inmates inside Rush City Correctional Facility...

#PrisonStrike: Extent of Repression and Next Steps

The Prison Strike Media Team offers up a roundup and analysis of repression following the National Prison Strike and announces some next steps going forward. The extent of repression and retaliation by prison authorities against...

Demand An End to Year Long Lockdown at Lieber Correctional

Call for phone-zap at Lieber Correctional in South Carolina to demand an end to the year long lockdown. Lieber’s abuses of people incarcerated in their facility have effectively created a human-rights-free zone within their...

Urgent Call to Action: Defend Jason Walker from Staff Harassment!

Call for a phone-zap and email campaign to support prison rebel Jason Renard Walker in Texas. Jason Renard Walker, a Texas inmate associated with the 2016 prison strike and who contributed to the Fire Inside...