Hungry for Justice (2013)

Melanie Cervantes
Square digital graphic, August 2013

There are hunger strikes happening inside the concrete labyrinths of Pelican Bay (California) State Prison, Eloy Immigrant Detention Center in Arizona and Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp (U.S. Naval Base in Cuba).

These struggles echo each other in their call for human dignity. The people puppeteering the power structure do their best to keep people from seeing how these struggles are intertwined and love it when we embrace the wedges that are rammed between our communities. Don’t believe their hype. (Mass incarceration, immigration policy and enforcement, and the rhetoric and policies of “Security” are intertwined.)

Sister Assata said it best:
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains..”

I am an abolitionist. These walls will fall.

Support the organizing efforts around each of these struggles:

Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike…/a-just-end-to-the-guantanamo

Pelican Bay Hunger StrikeĀ