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Photos: CA Hunger Strike Anniversary in Santa Cruz

Photo Credit – Bradley Allen

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On July 8, we held a rally to commemorate the 1 year anniversary of the California Hunger Strike. The rally was small but powerful because of who showed up. Cynthia Fuentes heard about the mobilization and drove from San Jose to participate. Her brother, an incredible writer, has been incarcerated in the SHU. And when the mic got to her, she shared her experiences of heartbreak, frustration, and edurance, and tears welled up in her eyes and those of folks listening.
His family, are pleading for his immediate parole or compassionate release – please sign this petition.

Barrios Unidos read excerpts from a letter their organization received in June from a SHU prisoner. The prisoner was asking them to help him find information on kidney donations, because he’s preparing for the possibility of another hunger strike. This letter really demonstrated the selflessness and dedication to social justice that is fueling this human rights movement.

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