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Dec 19, 16

Coordinated Phone Blast for IWOC Prisoner, Timothy Baker

From Oakland IWOC

Hey IWOCers and supporters! Have you been looking for a way to plug in and offer support to prisoners that are putting their safety and their lives on the line but haven’t been sure how? If you are reading this message there is something you can do RIGHT NOW to support a prisoner who is currently being victimized by prison administration. Timothy Baker is a prisoner at New Folsom and a member of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC).

Timothy’s current counselor is J. Howard and he has suffered repercussions and threats of being sent to administrative segregation for filing grievances against this counselor and the facility for violating his rights.

Timothy suffered beatings and a leg injury for trying to uphold his rights while he was in Lancaster prison. He’s now in the medical wing of New Folsom for those injuries. If you’ve wanted to support IWOC or prisoners putting their lives on the line to defend their rights this is your chance. DON’T HESITATE! Call now and then call again later. It only takes a minute and can have a major impact for Timothy.

This is a coordinated phone blast, and we are calling on all supportive groups and friends to help us. Organize a call-in night. Get friends together during the day. Let this be something that we all can organize around and win!

Call In Days of Action: Wednesday December 21st – Friday December 23rd

Phone number: 916-985-8610

Script:

“Hi my name is _______. I’d like to speak with David Baughman, the (warden). I’m calling on behalf of Timothy Baker a disabled, elderly prisoner at your facility.

Timothy Baker needs a new counselor per his wishes. He is being retaliated against because of the multiple grievances he’s filed against the prison administration and this counselor. The retaliation needs to stop. He has a lot of support on the outside and we need you to take him seriously.

Thank you.”

 

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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.

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