Georgia Prison protest

By Lynn Koh
Dec 12, 2010

I first heard about this protest in the Georgia prisons a few days ago while listening to KPFA.  It's a quite inspiring protest over the degrading conditions that the inmates face in Georgia.  Their demands include adequate health care, better access to their families, and real wages for the labor they do.  Apparently, the New York Times saw fit to cover this mostly because the prisoners are coordinating their actions using cell phones.  (Lead:  'The prison protest has entered the wireless age')

As Angela Davis often points out, the prison is the symbol of our society's relationship to marginalized peoples both within and outside our borders:  Guantanomo Bay, Mariposa County, Abu Grahib, Bagram, San Quentin.  We should also add Gaza, whose blockade would not be sustained without US complicity.

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Lynn Koh is a long-time activist in the anti-war movement, and is a labor organizer in the Bay Area.

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