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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.

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...

Why the End of Prison Slavery Could be the Rebirth of Organized Labor

Call to link the prison strike to attacks on organized labor. Are you pissed off about the recent attacks against public employee unions? Are you disturbed by the continuation of literal slavery in the...

Providence, RI: Prison Strike Solidarity Assembly

A call from an IWOC chapter in Providence, Rhode Island for a community assembly about supporting the prison strike. Incarcerated people across the country are currently engaging in a massive strike, along with other...

New Prisoner Audio Confirms “Humanitarian Crisis” at Stillwater Prison: Prisoners and Families Demand An...

Report from Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) on the lockdown at Stillwater Prison. By Joanna Nuñez The lockdown at Stillwater Prison is now in its 27th day. As families and prisoners demand an end to the lockdown the...

In Wake of Death, Minnesota Prisoners Speak Out

Report from the Twin Cities IWOC chapter on the current situation in local prisons, and the end of the recent lock down. As the Minnesota Department of Corrections ends its lockdown at all prisons except Stillwater, prisoners...

Want to Stop Violence in Minnesota Prisons? Free Our People

Editorial from the Twin Cities chapter of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) that links horrific conditions inside with ongoing violence.  On July 18, the first prison guard in Minnesota's history was killed, on top...