Hunger Strikes Renewed At Wisconsin Prisons

https://solitarytorture.blogspot.com/2017/05/hunger-strike-renewed-at-gbci-wci-and.html

HUNGER STRIKE RENEWED at GBCI, WCI and WSPF

Message:PLEASE HELP US Get out of this torture!!
Many under 25 Years old, soon to be released after having no treatment or training while in prison and will get very little support upon leaving prison.

1)(coming)Sign our petition- 290 signatures so far -we are going for 1000(started with hunger strike last year but still relevant)

2)Help us strategize on how to build an effective campaign that will bring treatment and rehabilitation back to WI prisons. (email FFUP at pgswan3@aol.com if interested in working with us)

3) help us spread the word- send this link to your contacts and local media . This site will evolve as we gather more :
click here https://solitarytorture.blogspot.com/2017/05/hunger-strike-renewed-at-gbci-wci-and.html

or type  this in your browser: http://www.solitarytorture.blogspot.com

3) send a prisoner a nurturing note/letter
you can use FFUP’s address for your return address, just make sure we have your real address if you want to read inmate’s response/we will forward.
your name; c/o FFUP ;29631 Wild Rose Drive; Blue River, WI 53518
Names of strikers we have so Far

A) Green Bay Correctional Institution(GBCI); PO Box 19033, Green Bay, WI 54301

Tommie Carter 389297
Matthew Richard 259590
William Jones 473038
Jermaine McKinney 442501
Altreo Scott 540123
Victor Brown 529809
B) Waupun Correctional Institution (WCI);PO Box 351; Waupun, WI 53963
David Claudio 289694,

Timothy Sidney 480019,
Jack Williams 271433
Alex Javier Lopez-Smith 559448
C)WSPF;PO Box 9900; Boscobel, WI 53805
Jimmy Chandler describes conditions, “about ten on strike”(typing coming)

SOME DETAILS:
WCI:

Alex javier Lopez-Smith 559448, WCI  22 Years old!!

Birth year 1995/out date 6 10 2018

I’m writing to tell you there is four people on hunger strike. Their names are David Claudio 289694, Timothy Sidney 480019, Jack Williams 271433 and Alex Javier Lopez-Smith 559448.

We’re pretesting how the C/o officers are treating us. And I’m protesting the psychologist not sending me back  to WRC for prerelease and trauma group before I go home june 10, 2018. Doctor N Stewart paying games even though the psychologist and social worker in WRC say I can benefit from these groups before I’m released. Can you please check into this. And they put me in segregation for supposedly disobeying orders, disrespect, For something I didn’t do. 
Above in original letter

Many Disturbing reports from WCI
The worst: Joseph Beahm , Guard with record of most assault complains is now heading the Segregation unit at WAUPUN
# see 2014 articles by Bill Lueders of the WI center for Investigative Journalism

# Darnial Craig and Vandelle Over describe assaults and fear- they ask for help getting to the media as they are still in danger

#Darnial Craig description of incident directly after it happened

We are LOOKING for Help and ideas for getting this guard off the unit ( along with all the rest of the reforms needed) Idea for start- petition drive targeting Sergeant Beahm.

Timothy Sidney describes Life in WCI and more on Sergeant Beahm:
Timothy Sidney 480018 WCI
Birth Year 1988/ out 5 23 19
Letter 5 10 17 typed
I write in regards to mental health, my mental health! I been incarcerated a little over 7 years and I’m worst! Long story short 2011 until 2012 I had not one scar on my body, now my body will tell you7 years worth of cruel unusual acts in scars! From 2012 until 2015 I was housed in segregation form Waupun , to Boscobel , to Green Bay, to WRC , back to Waupun! As I write you this letter I’m currently housed in Waupun seg unit on strike, Cause I’m subject to all type of cruelty, aged trays, Impartial Hearing, Excessive force, dirty cell guards, not mental health treatment  for my PTSD, So I cut  a lot for grounding, COR’s here in their seg building, CO Beahm , CO Demers, CO Pole are putting razor blades, unprescribed pills in my cells even in my observation cell before being placed on suicide watch and I’m sending proof enclosed in this letter ,some people want a way, some want lawsuits , some want revenge, but I just want help, treatment because I go home soon and I don’t want to go home like this, so please reach out because I’m to the point of no return! Another thing I think you should know is I was housed in seg from 2012 to 2015 off ticket for overdosing and cutting and my records speak for they self this is no lie  your reading. The charges was wither misuse of medication or disfigurement.  All I ask is that you reach , because I need to be touched. Well thank you for your tine and I hope I didn’t take too much of it.
Original PDF :https://ffupstuff.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/timothy-sidney-letter-5-10-17orig.pdf

SOME DETAILS CONTINUED:  GBCI ( Green Bay Correctional Institution)
Jovan Williams 575056, GBCI born 1993 out date 10 17 27
Luis C Granados  1991. GBCI   out date :6 16 17 OUT IN A MONTH!!

WI AFL-CIO Supports Striking AT&T Workers, Join A Picket Line Near You!

http://wisaflcio.typepad.com/

Brothers and Sisters,

Today, 40,000 AT&T workers, including many in Wisconsin, walked off the job after failure to reach a fair union contract with AT&T Mobility. Workers have been at the bargaining table for months fighting for good jobs against a company dead set on lining its pockets at the expense of the workers who make them billions.

Join Communication Workers of America (CWA) families on the picket line in Wisconsin Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Find a picket line near you.

This will be the biggest strike in the United States since 40,000 Verizon workers walked out last year, and may be the biggest strike of retail workers at a national company in U.S. history. The strike would include 21,000 retail and call center workers at AT&T Wireless across the country, and 17,000 AT&T West landline and DIRECTV workers in California and Nevada, along with landline workers in Connecticut. Workers will return to work on Monday.

CWA families are striking to protect their jobs (which are being outsourced left and right), preserve affordable health care, and stop their wages from stagnating.

Please sign up here to join a picket line either Friday, Saturday or Sunday! http://tinyurl.com/lkylyzd

If you can’t join us on the picket line, click here now to send an email to CEO Randall Stephenson to say you stand with workers fighting for good jobs.

Wireless workers at AT&T have seen their salaries eroded year after year and their benefits get more and more expensive. It’s getting almost impossible to make ends meet working at AT&T Mobility.

And this isn’t just about AT&T, which is the 10th largest company in the country and made $13 billion in profits last year – we have to take a stand to say working people can’t be used and abused while companies make billions off our backs.

This fight is bigger than AT&T, this is about working people standing up to corporate power for good jobs and a better future. I hope you’ll join AT&T workers on the picket line this weekend.

In Solidarity,

Phil Neuenfeldt, President

Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer

http://wisaflcio.typepad.com/

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United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) Conference June 16-18 Richmond, VA

The UNAC conference is approaching fast

June 16-18, 2017
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 North 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219


              Have you registered yet?  Register here:  

                                    http://www.unacconference2017.org/p/registration_7.html

This will be the place where the antiwar and social justice movement will come together this spring to discuss, map strategy and organize for the coming period.  Antiwar leaders from across the country and across the world will be in attendance including: Ajamu Baraka, Medea Benjamin, Glen Ford, Bernadette Ellorin, Bruce Gagnon, Lawrence Hamm, Jaribu Hill, Jonathan W. Hutto, Sr, Margaret Kimberley, Ray McGovern, David Swanson, Ann Wright, Kevin Zeese and many more.  For a more complete list of participants, please go to http://www.unacconference2017.org/p/blog-page_4.html.

See the conference web site:  http://www.unacconference2017.org
Join and share the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1208020632638814/
To see a report on UNAC’s last conference, please go here:
http://nepajac.org/UNAC_052015.html

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Raul Castro Extends Warm Cuba Invitation to Oscar Lopez Rivera

“Please accept our fraternal congratulations on behalf of the party, government and people, who share the joy of your liberation,” Castro said. Cuban President Raul Castro congratulated Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar Lopez Rivera on Thursday for being a free man and invited him to visit the island as soon as possible. http://tinyurl.com/ks59bg6
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May 21: March on McDonald’s Headquarters (Travel Information From WI)

May 21 we March on McDonald’s.

We’ll be in the streets in full force, joined by major resistance groups from around the nation, as shareholders arrive for their annual meeting at McDonald’s headquarters.

There’s no chance in hell the billionaire class will miss us as thousands march to demand $15/hr and union rights.

We’re excited to have you out there in the streets with us, Bryan!

There are three locations in Milwaukee where you can catch a free bus with us to Chicago. Busses will leave promptly at 1PM:

Fight for $15 office
2209 N MLK Dr, Milwaukee

Voces De La Frontera
1027 S 5th St, Milwaukee

Progressive Baptist church
8324 W Keefe Ave, Milwaukee

Together, as we march, we will RESIST corporate greed. We will RESIST poverty wages. We will RESIST the bigotry that tells poor people and people of color that we aren’t valuable.

We will RESIST McDonald’s and we will RESIST Donald Trump. Because, after all, they are two sides of the same coin.

Be sure to use our hashtag #FightFor15 when you post march photos on social media. We’ll be looking out for your best posts – and sharing them on Facebook and Twitter.

See you in the streets tomorrow!

Devonte Yates
McDonald’s Employee
Milwaukee, WI
Fight for $15

May 19-21, 2017: Joe Mshahwar and Randi Nord in Chicago, Madison & Rockford, U.S. Out of Syria & Yemen! Money For Human Needs Not War!

CHICAGO May 19: 410 W Chicago Ave., Jesse White Community Center, Rm. 132, 6:30 P.M. https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoWWP/

MADISON May 20: 953 Jenifer Street, 2-4 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/workersworldpartywisconsin/

ROCKFORD May 21: 420 N Main Street, 1 P.M. https://www.facebook.com/rockfordwwp/

ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

http://www.workers.org/

Join us at a public forum to discuss the origins and significance of the bloody wars raging in Syria and Yemen. Speakers will include Joe Mshahwar, a young Syrian activist with the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice, and Randi Nord, a journalist who covers the Middle East for Geopolitics Alert. https://www.facebook.com/GeopoliticsAlert/ https://www.facebook.com/MECAWI/

Our panel will dig behind the headlines to address why the U.S. government is spending billions of our tax dollars to seek the violent overthrow of Syria’s democratically elected president, Bashar al-Assad, and the defeat of Yemen’s Popular Resistance Coalition. What was the real reason for Trump’s cruise missile attack on Syria’s Shayrat airbase? Why is the U.S. supporting Syrian offshoots of the very terrorist groups that Trump claims to oppose? Why is the U.S. arming Saudi Arabia with planes and bombs used to massacre tens of thousands in Yemen, one of the world’s poorest countries?

Our speakers will answer these questions as they expose the role of the western oil companies, big banks, and arms makers in promoting the continued bloodshed in Syria and Yemen. We also will discuss how we in the Midwest can build a movement to demand money for human needs, not for racism & war.

Joe Mshahwar Detroit April 2017