REBELLION IN TEXAS PRISONS SINCE APRIL 2016!

APRIL 30, 2016 UPDATE WITH NOTICE OF TEXAS PRISONERS' STRIKE

Xinachtli's Status at the Turn of May 2016

At the turn of May we're continuing our push for proper medical attention for Xinachtli (Alvaro).

We've sent out a mass email to this effect, and it can be found here (time sensitive).

Xinachtli has sent revolutionary fraternal greetings to his supporters and workers who are revolting today on the occassion of May Day 2016, which we've uploaded for you.

 

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The Texas Prisoners' Strike

As of early April 2016 Texas prison wage-slaves are striking—an action facilitated by the Incarcerated Workers' Organizing Committee (IWOC) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) anticapitalist revolutionary workers' union.

Xinachtli is a fellow IWW member and supports the strike, AS SHOULD YOU!

For more information or to get involved, visit IWOC, or contact us.

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           WORKERS' STRUGGLES, PRISONERS' STRUGGLES, ONE AND THE SAME!
DEFEND WORKERS' RIGHTS, PRISONERS' RIGHTS!
INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!
BREAK THE CHAINS THAT MAKE US SLAVES!
NO TO THE PRINCIPLE OF AUTHORITY!

April 30, 2016
Committee to Free Alvaro Luna Hernandez

512-387-1306
PO Box 7907
Austin, TX, 78713

Dear Friends of Alvaro,
 
Comrades, brothers, sisters, allies, friends, I am so tired of the way they are treating Alvaro, all because they claim he’s part of a “gang” (of revolutionary anarchists!!!)

We thought we had gotten a win – Alvaro was to be transported to Lubbock for Hep-C treatment. Considering what’s going on with Mumia, getting Alvaro the best treatment for Hepatitis-C is considered of life-saving importance to his long term well-being. Many prisoners contract Hepatitis-C because of prison conditions who would not have gotten the disease if they were not incarcerated in over-populated, dirty prisons without adequate medical treatment for cuts (which could happen post fights or sexual assaults). Okay, some of that statistically is stick-and-pokes, but nevertheless the prison has responsibility in Alvaro’s contraction of Hepatitis-C, and it is good that they are giving him the best possible treatment, even though we were obviously concerned over his transport
.  We had been led to understand that Alvaro would be sent to the Montford Unit, the special Psych/Medical Unit, known as the best in TDCJ, for 8 to 12 weeks treatment.


Here’s the good news: Alvaro went to Lubbock to begin his treatment, receiving a liver ultrasound to determine the severity of his case. 


Here’s the bad news: his transport through Amarillo was rough. As always, Alvaro says it best himself:

Woof all, now that he has been returned to Allred, they have upped his security level without justification:

If you would like to attend a phone conference call to discuss next steps in Alvaro’s civil rights and habeas writ struggles, click here.
 
If you would like to find out more about a call-in campaign for Alvaro, [please e-mail us].

If you are interested in joining an email listserv to more closely collaborate on Alvaro’s campaign, click here

What can you always do? Write Alvaro!

Use Flikshop – use their return address and get a credit if it’s not forwarded but instead returned; make sure to include your address in case Alvaro is without property.

Use JPay – should forward to whatever unit where he is

Regular snail mail letter? Photocopy your letter or save a digital copy just in case you must resend.

Postcards? Send Alvaro some sunlight!

Alvaro Luna Hernandez
#255725
Allred Unit
2101 FM 369 North
Iowa Park TX 76367

Cantamos y gritamos tu liberacion, Alvaro!!!
 
Azzurra Crispino
Volunteer
Committee to Free Alvaro Luna Hernandez


Alvaro Luna Hernandez is a Chicano liberationist and anarchist who was targeted for his political organizing. He was arrested without warrant, and sentenced to 50 years for aggravated assault on a peace officer after peacefully disarming Sheriff McDaniels and running. He turns 64 in May. You can find out more about his story at freealvaro.net

Alvaro has recently been transferred to a new unit and is facing additional challenges within administrative segregation. Earlier this year, he was transported to a new unit under atrocious conditions, then he was denied access to some of his property due to legal materials counting against his volume restrictions. Recently, we have received word he has been placed on a health diet restriction and been moved to a segregated medical pod within SHU. He is interested in teaming up with lawyers and activists interested in exposing horrible prison conditions within TDCJ as well as helping him to get access to better medical care.

[ Read Alvaro's documentation of the event, via Sacramento Prisoner Support ]