"I’ve been wearing the same pair of underwear since Tuesday. That night at three in the morning the warden at the super duper max, Jay “Lowdown” Forshay informed me that I was being transferred to Lucasville. Lucasville, home of the 1993 prisoner uprising, is a psychological September Eleventh for the Ohio prison system. It’s also the prison where ODRC officials attempted to put former prisoner writer Timothy “Little Rock” Reed in order to engineer his death until he gained asylum from Ohio in New Mexico, proving conclusively that Ohio prison officials attempted to murder him.
Jose Antúnez Becerra has been on hunger strike for 29 days and his health has declined considerably. He has lost around 20 kilos and his levels of sugar are much below average as well as his blood pressure. We call for a massive sending of faxes as a form of pressure so that a brief response is given to his legitimate demands and so he may end his hunger strike.
taken from contra info
On February 14 there will be an event in the museo de la tolerancia [museum of tolerance] that aims to raise money for political prisoners and anarchists.
Being in prison we have little information about the event.
We don’t know who is organizing it, but we know our names appear on the list of prisoners for whom the event is done.
A recent letter from U.S. anarchist political prisoner Connor Stevens who was entrapped by the FBI under the farce called the 'war on terror' and is serving prison time as part of the 'Cleveland 4'. Give them some support.
"Visions, not blueprints: an open letter from an anarchist prisoner"
"We are an image from the future."
-- graffiti in greece, 2008
Ohio State Penitentiary administrators removed Sean Swain from population, according to a prisoner housed on Sean's security level. He is now held incommunicado, without phone or email access, and likely without writing materials. When prison officials last removed Sean from population at Mansfield Correctional, he was placed in a torture cell with no heat, no bed, no shower, forced to pace 24 hours a day to stay warm. He left there sleep-deprived and hallucinating. Less than 90 days later, two other prisoners died on Torture Cell Row.
From Sean Swain
With fascist fuckweasels ignoring his hungerstrike, anarchist prisoner Sean Swain has vowed to refuse his blood pressure medication, beginning February 9. This medication keeps his blood pressure regulated. To stop taking this medication "cold turkey" is extremely dangerous, as it could cause a spike in blood pressure which can lead to heart attack, stroke or aneurysm.
"Freedom or death," Sean said. "I'm not fucking around."
The prisoner we have been supporting as Jared Chase of the NATO 3 is ready to let her supporters and comrades know that she is a trans woman who prefers to be called Maya and uses she/her/hers pronouns. She also wants to go vegan, although she is currently not able to receive adequate nutrition in general, much less according to her ethical decisions.
In response to ODRC cancelling Sean Swain's scheduled video visits on flimsy pretext, he has been on Hunger Strike since Monday morning. (read more on that here.) Last night he refused the 9th consecutive meal, which makes the hunger strike official. This means a prison official came to talk to him, and told him that they were moving him to the hole to "monitor his health and protect his safety" while on hunger strike.
My sentence to nine months in jail in conjunction with a withheld felony sentence, amounting to 15 years in prison if I “step out of line” in the eyes of the “state,” was a harsh and classist attack on my beliefs and lifestyle. Judge Fox strives to kill my spirit by burying me in a dying urban hole, and desires that I refrain from involvement in the anti-resource extraction struggle; I refuse to be “killed,” and I refuse the idea of coerced complacency.