The struggle for human dignity and life is not only happening at the border, but in Seattle. Deportation and detention of immigrants happens on a daily basis–tearing apart families and lives. Right now, in Tacoma, people held in detention are on hunger and work strike in protest of their conditions and deportation.
SUPER, as we write in our mission statement, understand struggles for liberation as connected to each other. Through conversations with MEChA and research about the border walls and deportation we have seen concrete connections of how the wall is built and population control is exercised in Israel/Palestine and US/Mexico (Jimmy Johnson’s article pulls together many of these threads: https://nacla.org/blog/2012/6/
Hunger strikers are:
calling attention to the unrelenting deportations, the hunger strikers demands include
· Improved food quality
· Improved treatment (including medical treatment)
· Increased pay for work in the facility (the current pay is $1.00/day)
· An end to exorbitant commissary prices
· Fundamental fairness and justice
Follow the link for signing to support hunger strikers in their demands for fairness and justice.
Signatures are needed TODAY! and there is also a solidarity rally in Tacoma this evening (Tuesday, March 11).