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#Hamilton, #ON in times of the #coronavirus: #Barton jail update – Freeing all the prisoners is possible

Hamilton- ON. April 1, 2020. Since last Friday when it was confirmed that a Barton Jail employee tested positive for the coronavirus, we’ve been on the phone daily with inmates asking how the news has played out on the inside. Today, the jail is on lockdown — just the most recent in a string of at least ten lockdowns in the last month. This one, however, is expected to last since it’s caused by guards no longer showing up to work due to the virus. It is expected to last until at least Thursday, though some have been told to expect it to last even longer.

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#Chile – Complete isolation in the High Security Prison in times of the #coronavirus in Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile. Chile. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the High Security Prison indefinitely suspends visits and parcels, effectively leaving the various prisoners who are hostages of the State completely isolated. We cannot understand these measures differently than another repressive action, that far from seeking a “quarantine” or sanitary measures, leaves our comrades imprisoned at the mercy of their jailers without the possibility of communication or an income of basic needs for hygiene and subsistence.

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New report from Comrade Malik: Urgent #COVID-19 Update Follow Up! Federal USP #Pollock, #Louisiana and Surrounding Areas

Turtle Island. March 31, 2020. Peace and Blessings Everyone!  Please, I ask that you share this update far and wide.  Please Utilize Social Media Platforms. 

In Solidarity, Love and Respect Malik.

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Words from Anarchist Political Prisoner for Day of the Young Combatant in #Chile

Chile. March 29, 2020. These words of love and war go to Jhonny Cariqueo and his fireproof father.

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Update on anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva

Porto. Portugal. March 27, 2020. We recall that our anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva was arrested in Portugal on January 25th, after a year and half of clandestinity.

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#Hamilton: March 27 Update from the #Barton Jail

Hamilton. ON. March 27, 2020. A lot happened in Barton today and the people we talked to were feeling stressed. Late morning today the jail was put on lockdown, we got a quick call from someone just as prisoners were being made to return to their cells. While they were locked up, word came out that a prison employee had tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, March 25th after being told to go into self isolation on Friday, March 20th. Prisoners were allowed back out of their cells in the afternoon, so seemingly they were just locked up in case people had strong reactions to the news that they could have been exposed to the virus.

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#Chile: A few quick words from Refractario on the #covid-19 #pandemic

March 25, 2020. The spread of covid 19 around the world reached the territory dominated by the Chilean State, the rate of sick people grows exponentially and we assume the number of dead people will grow.

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Communiqué from Prisoners in the #Laval Immigration Holding Centre: Hunger Strike Until We Are Free

Laval. QC. March 24, 2020. Following the petition we wrote [on 19 March, sent to government officials and asking to be released in the context of the pandemic*], which had little impact on our situation of detention, we have decided to move to the second phase of our plan. This is to go on an indefinite hunger strike, starting today. This will be done in the most peaceful way and we are not breaking any detention centre rules. Thank you for your support and all help is welcome.

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The Final Straw, #COVID-19 and the Prison System: 5 Voices from the Front Lines of Resistance

Today we have a show about COVID-19, specifically how the pandemic is being handled in prisons and detention. This show includes a lot of voices, and we structured it that way in order to both include as many perspectives as we could and also to take some of the expectation that interviewees speak to us for an extended period; everyone who is working on this is very busy and we wanted to respect that.

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