FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Baltimore/D.C. Based Organizations Make Noise In Solidarity With National Prison Strike.
Washington, D.C. – September 9th, 2016 –
On the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, the most notorious prison rebellion in US history, prisoners around the country pronounced to once again make their voices heard. Refusing to work their assigned job is the direct action over 1,000 plus prisoners agreed to perform.
The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, D.C chapter (IWOC) has swiftly organized a “noise demo” to match the prisoners’ efforts with disruptions from the outside. Calling for aid to strengthen effectiveness of the noisy action, IWOC has pulled support from organizations in Baltimore, Virginia and local support in D.C. The noise demo will take place on September 9th, the same day of the national work stoppage. IWOC is a national project of the Industrial Workers of the World, a radical labor union dedicated to workplace democracy and building a mass workers movement against capitalism. Continue reading