On 9th September the largest prison strike in history will sweep the USA. All over the world incarcerated workers and their allies will take action in solidarity. From Anarchist Prisoners in Greece lending their support in communiques and refusing to go to their cells to info nights and noise demos in the UK – inside and out people will be taking action.
The IWW’s Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee is calling for a communications blockade of Lend Lease on Friday the 9th of September. facebook event
In the UK we face massive prison expansion with 9 new mega prisons. Lend Lease is the main construction contractor for the North Wales Prison in Wrexham, which will be the second biggest in Europe, holding 2100 people in cages.
As well as being a Tory Party donor, Lend Lease recently attained notoriety when it was fined $54 million after a three year investigation by the FBI that proved that they had defrauded the public purse whilst working on projects in New York including the 9/11 Memorial and Grand Central Station.
This is your chance to stand in solidarity with those putting everything on the line in their fight against the prison industrial complex as part of this historic prison strike. E-mail, Phone and Tweet Lend Lease what you feel about their profiteering from caging human beings.
London Office 020 3430 9000
Manchester Office 0161 254 1700
Birmingham Office 0121 214 1535
‘Our Wobbly presence at RF Brookes did not go unnoticed. We stopped and engaged many claimants attending interview in conversation and informed them of their rights – that they shouldn’t be sanctioned for refusing to take a job vacancy thats arisen due to industrial action and also let them know to get in touch for support if that happened.
Workers came to chat with us as well as Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union organisers, we received support from visiting vehicles and a few other people stopped by and joined us in conversation during our stay.
RF Brookes were obviously not happy about the gathering outside their gates and after their miserable security guard grassed and revealed my identity (after he let me through their barrier and as I waited at reception) I was refused an interview.
Following their demands to explain what organisation I was from, what the picket was about and telling them in no uncertain terms that I was not happy about betraying workers involved in an industrial dispute, or about their union busting and scabbing which was met with ignorance… an attempt to pass the buck to the Job Centre was made. The DWP is to be informed that I presented for interview but that my views do not meet their requirements. The feeling is mutual!
I attended a meeting of the BFAWU this evening. They thank us for our picket and solidarity, we’ll be seeing them again soon 😉
❤ wobbly love!”