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Activists Across Walls! Join Us for a Week of Hunger Strikes

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Join us for a week of hunger strike solidarity by observing a one day hunger strike anytime today, Monday February 12 to Sunday February 18.

For one week we will do a rolling hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strike and work stoppage currently happening in the Northwest Detention Center as well as the harsh retaliation they are receiving from Geo. We invite you, whether individually or with an organization, to join us by choosing one day of the week (or more) and going on hunger strike. We are doing this to honor the current hunger strikers’ demands inside, and to demand an end to detention and an end to deportation.

Activists who speak out against ICE and the deportation machine are targeted by the state, whether inside the detention center or outside. When people detained at NWDC go on hunger strike to demand better conditions inside and an end to deportations, GEO Group retaliates with isolation, threats of force feeding, physical and emotional abuse, and more. When people on the outside demand freedom of movement for all and take actions in line with those demands, the state spies on us, our families, deports us, arrests us, intimidates us. But we are not alone. Inside or out, we will continue to work towards a world with no detention and no deportations. We will continue to work towards a world where freedom of movement is granted for all people.

Join us and pick a day between February 12 and February 18 to strike in solidarity with the activists detained at NWDC.

1 - Email us at resistenciasolidarity (at) gmail.com and tell us what day.
2 - Take a picture of yourself, or your organization, with the signs attached (or make your own) and post them to your social media! Tag us!
3 - Write a message or letter of support to the strikers inside. We will send them the messages and photos.
4 - Download our most recent People’s Tribunal findings and use them as talking points to chat with people around why you’re on hunger strike.

Messaging for signs:

Activists Across Walls
Week of Hunger Strikes
#WeAreNotAlone

Other hashtags for social media posts:
#TacomaStrike #YouCantDeportAMovement #HungerStrikersVsICE #MaruVsICE #DetentionStrike #EndDetentionEndDeportation
 

February 2018 Breaking Hunger Strike & Third Annual People's Tribunal Report

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The People's Tribunal Judges Share Their Findings
Visit our Press page to view the most recent information on the breaking hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center and the Findings to our recent People's Tribunal.

#MaruVersusICE

The Seattle office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has served a “Notice to Appear,” to Washington-based community activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando. This means that ICE has begun deportation proceedings against her. Here are a few actions you can take now: SIGN THIS PETITION to rescind the deportation order, donate to Maru's Deportation Defense Fund, join us for our 3rd Annual People's Tribunal on February 4th. You can read more about it here and watch an interview with Maru here.  

Hunger Strikes: A Call to End Immigrant Detention

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September 4th: A Dozen Continue on Hunger Strike in NWDC. Cuban Asylum Seekers Face Force Feeding and Solitary Confinement

While we all plan for next steps for #DACA, we ask you to remember the dozen people still on #hungerstrike in NWDC. Read our press releases and learn more about the hunger strike happening now at the Northwest Detention Center.  Follow our Facebook for more info. 

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Solidarity with Mele

February 27, 2018, 9:00am - February 28, 2018, 12:30am

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Solidarity with Mele

February 27, 2018, 9:00am - February 28, 2018, 12:30am

Mele is a father and activist who has organized with NWDC Resistance. He has been called in for a check in with ICE on Tuesday at 9:00am. He has asked for solidarity - supporters please come and stan...

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Mele is a father and activist who has organized with NWDC Resistance. He has been called in for a check in with ICE on Tuesday at 9:00am. He has asked for solidarity - supporters please come and stand outside the DHS building in Tukwila during his check in. We want to be there to show that we want Mele to stay. Bring posters! #NiUnaMas ... See MoreSee Less

Solidarity with Mele

February 27, 2018, 9:00am - February 28, 2018, 12:30am

Mele is a father and activist who has organized with NWDC Resistance. He has been called in for a check in with ICE on Tuesday at 9:00am. He has asked for solidarity - supporters please come and stan...

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Hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
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Hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
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Hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
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Folks from European dissent (an anti racist white organizing collective) will be on hunger strike thursday feb 15. We see the detention and deportation system as an explicit form of white supremecist violence. We call on white people to stand in solidarity with the activists detained and to examine and undo our own whiteness that, when unchecked, causes large scale systemic harm to black and brown peoples. Much love and strength to the people who are leading the struggle inside. #defendthedefenders #wearenotalone
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Hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
Activists Across the Walls.
#TacomaStrike #YouCantDeportAMovement #HungerStrikersVsICE #MaruVsICE #DetentionStrike #EndDetentionEndDeportation #WeAreNotAlone

Thank you BAYAN PNW for your support

BAYAN PNW stands in solidarity by joining in a 24-hour fast with the 120 detained migrants in the Northwest Detention Center who began a Hunger Strike Feb 12 - 18 to protest the abuses they face inside. It is owned and operated by GEO Group, a private prison company, for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The strike comes at the heels of a work stoppage on Wednesday February 7th by detained people who work in the kitchen and just days after NWDC Resistance held a People’s Tribunal in front of the NWDC.

The US-Duterte regime blames the working class, poor and migrant communities for the hardships they face while simultaneously perpetuating the systemic conditions that contribute to poverty, family separation, forced migration and peoples resistance.

During the People’s Tribunal the true conditions of the detention center were exposed. As BAYAN PNW, we demand immediate improved, humane living conditions at the NWDC and an end to the institution of imprisoning humans in for-profit prisons. We identify the root cause of undocumented status to be forced migration caused by imperialist policies.

U.S. Imperialism operates under the guise of Free Trade Agreements and relies on the exploitation of the 99% to benefit monopoly capitalists to advance the interests of multinational corporations. U.S. imperialism creates economic conditions that exploit workers through low wages and ultimately force people to seek employment abroad in order to adequately support the homes, families, and communities of their homelands through remittances.

NWDC activist Maru Mora Villalpando is being targeted by the state for resisting fascism locally, activists and human rights defenders in the Philippines are being targeted by the fascist Duterte government. Two weeks ago, political dissident and peace activist Rafael Baylosis was arrested by the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in direct violation of peace treaty agreements the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). That same week, the GRP filed charges against Anakbayan chairperson Vencer Crisostomo and secretary general Einstein Recedes, Renato Reyes of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), Rep. Carlos Zarate, and Teddy Casino of Bayan Muna.

BAYAN PNW organizations demand improved, humane living conditions for all peoples. We demand an end to detention centers. We demand an end to unequal trade agreements that force people to leave their homes. We demand a world where people are able to identify their own needs and determine the best system to meet those needs. We decry global exploitation. We stand with the people. Join your local BAYAN PNW organization today and stand with us.
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Keep sharing your support
Hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
Activists Across the Walls.
#TacomaStrike #YouCantDeportAMovement #HungerStrikersVsICE #MaruVsICE #DetentionStrike #EndDetentionEndDeportation #WeAreNotAlone

Thank you BAYAN PNW for your support

BAYAN PNW stands in solidarity by joining in a 24-hour fast with the 120 detained migrants in the Northwest Detention Center who began a Hunger Strike Feb 12 - 18 to protest the abuses they face inside. It is owned and operated by GEO Group, a private prison company, for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The strike comes at the heels of a work stoppage on Wednesday February 7th by detained people who work in the kitchen and just days after NWDC Resistance held a People’s Tribunal in front of the NWDC.

The US-Duterte regime blames the working class, poor and migrant communities for the hardships they face while simultaneously perpetuating the systemic conditions that contribute to poverty, family separation, forced migration and peoples resistance.

During the People’s Tribunal the true conditions of the detention center were exposed. As BAYAN PNW, we demand immediate improved, humane living conditions at the NWDC and an end to the institution of imprisoning humans in for-profit prisons. We identify the root cause of undocumented status to be forced migration caused by imperialist policies.

U.S. Imperialism operates under the guise of Free Trade Agreements and relies on the exploitation of the 99% to benefit monopoly capitalists to advance the interests of multinational corporations. U.S. imperialism creates economic conditions that exploit workers through low wages and ultimately force people to seek employment abroad in order to adequately support the homes, families, and communities of their homelands through remittances.

NWDC activist Maru Mora Villalpando is being targeted by the state for resisting fascism locally, activists and human rights defenders in the Philippines are being targeted by the fascist Duterte government. Two weeks ago, political dissident and peace activist Rafael Baylosis was arrested by the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in direct violation of peace treaty agreements the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). That same week, the GRP filed charges against Anakbayan chairperson Vencer Crisostomo and secretary general Einstein Recedes, Renato Reyes of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), Rep. Carlos Zarate, and Teddy Casino of Bayan Muna.

BAYAN PNW organizations demand improved, humane living conditions for all peoples. We demand an end to detention centers. We demand an end to unequal trade agreements that force people to leave their homes. We demand a world where people are able to identify their own needs and determine the best system to meet those needs. We decry global exploitation. We stand with the people. Join your local BAYAN PNW organization today and stand with us.
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Keep sharing your support
Hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
Activists Across the Walls.
#TacomaStrike #YouCantDeportAMovement #HungerStrikersVsICE #MaruVsICE #DetentionStrike #EndDetentionEndDeportation #WeAreNotAlone

Thank you BAYAN PNW for your support

BAYAN PNW stands in solidarity by joining in a 24-hour fast with the 120 detained migrants in the Northwest Detention Center who began a Hunger Strike Feb 12 - 18 to protest the abuses they face inside. It is owned and operated by GEO Group, a private prison company, for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The strike comes at the heels of a work stoppage on Wednesday February 7th by detained people who work in the kitchen and just days after NWDC Resistance held a People’s Tribunal in front of the NWDC.

The US-Duterte regime blames the working class, poor and migrant communities for the hardships they face while simultaneously perpetuating the systemic conditions that contribute to poverty, family separation, forced migration and peoples resistance.

During the People’s Tribunal the true conditions of the detention center were exposed. As BAYAN PNW, we demand immediate improved, humane living conditions at the NWDC and an end to the institution of imprisoning humans in for-profit prisons. We identify the root cause of undocumented status to be forced migration caused by imperialist policies.

U.S. Imperialism operates under the guise of Free Trade Agreements and relies on the exploitation of the 99% to benefit monopoly capitalists to advance the interests of multinational corporations. U.S. imperialism creates economic conditions that exploit workers through low wages and ultimately force people to seek employment abroad in order to adequately support the homes, families, and communities of their homelands through remittances.

NWDC activist Maru Mora Villalpando is being targeted by the state for resisting fascism locally, activists and human rights defenders in the Philippines are being targeted by the fascist Duterte government. Two weeks ago, political dissident and peace activist Rafael Baylosis was arrested by the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in direct violation of peace treaty agreements the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). That same week, the GRP filed charges against Anakbayan chairperson Vencer Crisostomo and secretary general Einstein Recedes, Renato Reyes of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), Rep. Carlos Zarate, and Teddy Casino of Bayan Muna.

BAYAN PNW organizations demand improved, humane living conditions for all peoples. We demand an end to detention centers. We demand an end to unequal trade agreements that force people to leave their homes. We demand a world where people are able to identify their own needs and determine the best system to meet those needs. We decry global exploitation. We stand with the people. Join your local BAYAN PNW organization today and stand with us.
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Keep sharing your support
Hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
Activists Across the Walls.
#TacomaStrike #YouCantDeportAMovement #HungerStrikersVsICE #MaruVsICE #DetentionStrike #EndDetentionEndDeportation #WeAreNotAlone

Thank you BAYAN PNW for your support

BAYAN PNW stands in solidarity by joining in a 24-hour fast with the 120 detained migrants in the Northwest Detention Center who began a Hunger Strike Feb 12 - 18 to protest the abuses they face inside. It is owned and operated by GEO Group, a private prison company, for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The strike comes at the heels of a work stoppage on Wednesday February 7th by detained people who work in the kitchen and just days after NWDC Resistance held a People’s Tribunal in front of the NWDC.

The US-Duterte regime blames the working class, poor and migrant communities for the hardships they face while simultaneously perpetuating the systemic conditions that contribute to poverty, family separation, forced migration and peoples resistance.

During the People’s Tribunal the true conditions of the detention center were exposed. As BAYAN PNW, we demand immediate improved, humane living conditions at the NWDC and an end to the institution of imprisoning humans in for-profit prisons. We identify the root cause of undocumented status to be forced migration caused by imperialist policies.

U.S. Imperialism operates under the guise of Free Trade Agreements and relies on the exploitation of the 99% to benefit monopoly capitalists to advance the interests of multinational corporations. U.S. imperialism creates economic conditions that exploit workers through low wages and ultimately force people to seek employment abroad in order to adequately support the homes, families, and communities of their homelands through remittances.

NWDC activist Maru Mora Villalpando is being targeted by the state for resisting fascism locally, activists and human rights defenders in the Philippines are being targeted by the fascist Duterte government. Two weeks ago, political dissident and peace activist Rafael Baylosis was arrested by the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in direct violation of peace treaty agreements the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). That same week, the GRP filed charges against Anakbayan chairperson Vencer Crisostomo and secretary general Einstein Recedes, Renato Reyes of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), Rep. Carlos Zarate, and Teddy Casino of Bayan Muna.

BAYAN PNW organizations demand improved, humane living conditions for all peoples. We demand an end to detention centers. We demand an end to unequal trade agreements that force people to leave their homes. We demand a world where people are able to identify their own needs and determine the best system to meet those needs. We decry global exploitation. We stand with the people. Join your local BAYAN PNW organization today and stand with us.
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Keep sharing your support
Hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
Activists Across the Walls.
#TacomaStrike #YouCantDeportAMovement #HungerStrikersVsICE #MaruVsICE #DetentionStrike #EndDetentionEndDeportation #WeAreNotAlone

Thank you BAYAN PNW for your support

BAYAN PNW stands in solidarity by joining in a 24-hour fast with the 120 detained migrants in the Northwest Detention Center who began a Hunger Strike Feb 12 - 18 to protest the abuses they face inside. It is owned and operated by GEO Group, a private prison company, for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The strike comes at the heels of a work stoppage on Wednesday February 7th by detained people who work in the kitchen and just days after NWDC Resistance held a People’s Tribunal in front of the NWDC.

The US-Duterte regime blames the working class, poor and migrant communities for the hardships they face while simultaneously perpetuating the systemic conditions that contribute to poverty, family separation, forced migration and peoples resistance.

During the People’s Tribunal the true conditions of the detention center were exposed. As BAYAN PNW, we demand immediate improved, humane living conditions at the NWDC and an end to the institution of imprisoning humans in for-profit prisons. We identify the root cause of undocumented status to be forced migration caused by imperialist policies.

U.S. Imperialism operates under the guise of Free Trade Agreements and relies on the exploitation of the 99% to benefit monopoly capitalists to advance the interests of multinational corporations. U.S. imperialism creates economic conditions that exploit workers through low wages and ultimately force people to seek employment abroad in order to adequately support the homes, families, and communities of their homelands through remittances.

NWDC activist Maru Mora Villalpando is being targeted by the state for resisting fascism locally, activists and human rights defenders in the Philippines are being targeted by the fascist Duterte government. Two weeks ago, political dissident and peace activist Rafael Baylosis was arrested by the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in direct violation of peace treaty agreements the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). That same week, the GRP filed charges against Anakbayan chairperson Vencer Crisostomo and secretary general Einstein Recedes, Renato Reyes of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), Rep. Carlos Zarate, and Teddy Casino of Bayan Muna.

BAYAN PNW organizations demand improved, humane living conditions for all peoples. We demand an end to detention centers. We demand an end to unequal trade agreements that force people to leave their homes. We demand a world where people are able to identify their own needs and determine the best system to meet those needs. We decry global exploitation. We stand with the people. Join your local BAYAN PNW organization today and stand with us.
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Keep sharing your support
Hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
Activists Across the Walls.
#TacomaStrike #YouCantDeportAMovement #HungerStrikersVsICE #MaruVsICE #DetentionStrike #EndDetentionEndDeportation #WeAreNotAlone

Thank you BAYAN PNW for your support

BAYAN PNW stands in solidarity by joining in a 24-hour fast with the 120 detained migrants in the Northwest Detention Center who began a Hunger Strike Feb 12 - 18 to protest the abuses they face inside. It is owned and operated by GEO Group, a private prison company, for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The strike comes at the heels of a work stoppage on Wednesday February 7th by detained people who work in the kitchen and just days after NWDC Resistance held a People’s Tribunal in front of the NWDC.

The US-Duterte regime blames the working class, poor and migrant communities for the hardships they face while simultaneously perpetuating the systemic conditions that contribute to poverty, family separation, forced migration and peoples resistance.

During the People’s Tribunal the true conditions of the detention center were exposed. As BAYAN PNW, we demand immediate improved, humane living conditions at the NWDC and an end to the institution of imprisoning humans in for-profit prisons. We identify the root cause of undocumented status to be forced migration caused by imperialist policies.

U.S. Imperialism operates under the guise of Free Trade Agreements and relies on the exploitation of the 99% to benefit monopoly capitalists to advance the interests of multinational corporations. U.S. imperialism creates economic conditions that exploit workers through low wages and ultimately force people to seek employment abroad in order to adequately support the homes, families, and communities of their homelands through remittances.

NWDC activist Maru Mora Villalpando is being targeted by the state for resisting fascism locally, activists and human rights defenders in the Philippines are being targeted by the fascist Duterte government. Two weeks ago, political dissident and peace activist Rafael Baylosis was arrested by the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in direct violation of peace treaty agreements the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). That same week, the GRP filed charges against Anakbayan chairperson Vencer Crisostomo and secretary general Einstein Recedes, Renato Reyes of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), Rep. Carlos Zarate, and Teddy Casino of Bayan Muna.

BAYAN PNW organizations demand improved, humane living conditions for all peoples. We demand an end to detention centers. We demand an end to unequal trade agreements that force people to leave their homes. We demand a world where people are able to identify their own needs and determine the best system to meet those needs. We decry global exploitation. We stand with the people. Join your local BAYAN PNW organization today and stand with us.
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12 HOURS OF FASTING ALONGSIDE DETAINED MIGRANTS IN NWDC

FACT: Commissary prices for necessary items like food and hygiene products are inflated.
Detainees work for $1/day in order to make enough money to call their families and purchase necessary items in the commissary. GEO Group thus enriches itself off the labor of detainees.

Ways to get involved with NWDC Resistance:
Become a penpal as some don’t have families and feel isolated. Get connected with people inside and outside the detention center and broaden the movement to end detention and incarceration.

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