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Emergency Action!  Protest To Show Solidarity With Striking Georgia State Inmates!

Friday December 17, 2010
11:30am – 1:00pm

Richmond, Virginia Courthouse
701 E. Broad St.

Bring signs and banners supporting the striking prisoners and promoting their demands! Join the Industrial Workers of the World, Anarchist Black Cross, and others who feel strongly about human rights, prison abolition, and worker’s rights.

Support The Largest Prison Strike in U.S. History!

Please take a moment and call the following prison systems and declare your support for the striking inmates!

Georgia Department of Corrections (478) 992-5246

Macon State Prison (978) 472-3900
Hays State Prison (706) 857-0400
Telfair State Prison (229) 868-7721
Baldwin State Prison (478) 445-5218
Valdosta State Prison (229) 333-7900
Smith State Prison (912) 654-5000

For more information on the ‘December 9 Strike’ please contact the following designated representatives:

Elaine Brown, 404-542-1211, sistaelaine@gmail.com;
Valerie Porter, 229-931-5348, lashan123@att.net;
Faye Sanders, 478-550-7046, reshelias@yahoo.com

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3 Wingnuts attended the National Day Against Police Brutality Rally held last Night (October 22nd) in Shockoe Bottom. The rally was organized to take advantage of the InLight event happening in that area. About 12-15 people attended the rally, holding banners and a black flag. One person read some statements about police brutality in our communities, and who and why the police are mostly oppressing. Then the group read off the names of people who had been murdered or brutalized by the police.
The InLight Festival goers were sometimes interested, but others were aggressive and very upset. Some told the protesters that they just wanted to look at art. But the Richmond rally was meant to bring the reality of police brutality to people who do not experience it in their daily (privileged) lives. The rally was essentially questioning why some people should be privileged enough to go and look at art and not stop and think about the people who have suffered at the hands of the police.