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22 Jul 2011

Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike Ends: Prison Strike Leaders Declare It a ‘Success’

More than three weeks later and after building up great support from activists, academics, celebrities and others in the US and around the world, the leaders of the prison hunger strike in the Pelican Bay supermax prison have brought an end to their strike and have begun to eat again. They emphasize that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has given them a few good-faith token gestures and that the end of this strike is entirely conditioned on achieving the long-term policy changes that they have demanded.

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22 Jul 2011

Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike Ends: Prison Strike Leaders Declare It a ‘Success’

(update below) More than three weeks later and after building up great support from activists, academics, celebrities and others in the US and around the world, the leaders of the prison hunger strike in  the Pelican Bay supermax prison have brought an end to their strike and have begun to

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21 Jul 2011

Backlash from US, Israel against Palestinian Solidarity Activism Shows We’re Being Effective

Israel passed a law punishing people who advocate for a boycott of the settlements. The law is definitely not only a blow to freedom of speech in Israel but also another act of repression against Palestinian solidarity activism in Israel.

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