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Humbolt Grassroots Endorsement

Humboldt Grassroots folks are answering the call for solidarity and fully endorse the Nationally Coordinated Prisoner Work Stoppage on September 9th, 2016, organized by the Free Alabama Movement, Free Virginia Movement, and other revolutionary prisoner worker organizations and individuals.
The purpose of this strike is to escalate the struggle to abolish slavery in America once and for all by the end of the year. The strike organizers spell out in the Call to Action that all prison labor is slavery.
“Prisoners are forced to work for little or no pay. That is slavery. The 13th amendment to the US constitution maintains a legal exception for continued slavery in US prisons. It states ‘neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.’ Overseers watch over our every move, and if we do not perform our appointed tasks to their liking, we are punished.”
We pledge to demonstrate on September 9th and to help expose the corporations that are profiting from the slave labor of prisoners. We will continue to work in solidarity with this struggle in the days afterward. Humboldt Grassroots stands against  oppression with everyone in the struggle for freedom and justice for all. We couldn’t agree more with the IWW General Executive Board that  it is the duty of working class organizations like the IWW (and really anyone and everyone who  wants freedom and social justice) to support the struggle of prisoner workers. We echo the IWW call for other revolutionary organizations to offer their support and solidarity to this important cause.
Here is the Pamphlet(http://insurgenttheatre.org/sprdocs/strikepamphlet_notlocal.pdf) to share and print out to let people know what’s going down — National Prisoner Work Stoppage on September 9th.
We are having a solidarity demonstration on the 9th
here is the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1240936135938243/