The International Confederation of Labor stands for the solidarity of all working people and against any kind of state repression. Prisons are used as a vital component of the carceral state that targets a whole segment of the population: poor people, particularly black and brown.
The solution is for us to organize a working-class movement which can do away with that state. The prisoner’s movement in the US is giving an excellent example for incarcerated and “free” workers around the world, and we hope to help it spread. From workers locked out of workplaces in Palestine, to workers whose factories increasingly resemble prisons in China, to a whole section of the working class in the US who are targeted and warehoused because no profit-making work exists for them, we have the same fight, the same enemy, and the same weapon – solidarity!
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