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Sent: Sat, December 18, 2010 9:41:16 PM
Subject: Hello There it's Elvira can someone please help me! see why below!!!Re: [SNCC-List] Fw: [AbolitionMovement] News Junkie puts strike into historical perspective
Please read and help me the spray is killing me read my proof I've put my story out for years no one care. I've lost my family grandchildren and all help me help myself my grandchildren and other children need us. this and other things are happening to them as well
http://www.targetedindividuals.com/yvonne-hiller/ I'm being tortured by chemical spray I need help they have cut my SSA from $806 to $ 784.30 I'm homeless I need help please danger. I want let what they did to Yvonne happen to me I pray. I feel like I'm on fire bleeding pain my list is long this could happen to all of us.
there must be and end to this some how they found me and spraying me bad I don't know what to do? I need safe housing and medical help for the burning and bleeding the smell is so bad.
I'm 60 years old also check out www.freedomfchs.com help us have our voices heard this is going on all over the world.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28932432@N05/ donate to the Billboard if you can't help me. our children and their Children are in grave danger so are all of us don't waite until it's too late.
I pray for help for us all uneducated and a long story Activist for the poor who did this to me? I know some of the people that has sprayed me sent me to Holly Cross Hospital 10 times with in a month they did nothing I'm on a bad list or something why?
Please help me end this nightmare for both myself and Yvonne she may have had the gun. but I tell you the stockers pull the triger not Yvonne.
Thank You So Much,
Great story below
From: Joanne P Gavin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sat, December 18, 2010 8:44:29 PM
Subject: [SNCC-List] Fw: [AbolitionMovement] News Junkie puts strike into historical perspective
strike summary plus historical/economic context, plus a great comment
Anybody know later info?
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From: Joanne Gavin <email@example.com>
Sent: Sat, December 18, 2010 3:30:09 PM
Subject: FW: [AbolitionMovement] News Junkie puts strike into historical perspective
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 16:22:46 -0600
Subject: [AbolitionMovement] News Junkie puts strike into historical perspective
This piece from News Junkie gives a big-picture view of the prison strike: http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/12/16/the-largest-prison-strike-in-us-history-rages-on/
Kudos on your article, Mr. Olson.
Simply writing about the strike is subversive, based on prevailing (low) standards of journalism in the United States. By including historical analysis that puts the strike in a larger context, you are being positively seditious.
I have two comments about your article, both quibbles.
One is that the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution exempts "punishment for a crime" from its injunction against slavery and involuntary servitude, providing a legal foundation for the post-emancipation form of slavery called convict leasing.
The other is that Georgia is not the only state that doesn't pay prisoners for work. True, some give minimum wage. But many states pay nothing or a token amount.
Figures from 2008 indicate Colorado pays prisoners about $2 per hour. In private prisons, inmates get as little as 17 cents an hour for up to six hours a day, or $20 a month. The highest-paying private prison, in Tennessee, gives some prisoners 50 cents an hour -- for work considered highly skilled.
The burden of exploitation falls disproportionately on blacks. Four out of every ten prisoners in the U.S. are African-American, even though they make up 12 percent of the population. It is no coincidence that the prison labor system has its roots in slavery.
The Civil War left ex-slaveowners bereft of cheap labor. Prison administrators seized the opportunity by hiring out prisoners for profit. To ensure a sufficient pool of former slaves, law enforcement swept them into prison for Black Code crimes such as vagrancy, petty theft and loitering. The slaves-turned-prisoners were again forced to work for free, picking cotton, working in mines and building railroads.
In Georgia at the turn of the 19th Century, one out of every nine hired-out convicts was black.
Today, selective enforcement of drug laws serves the same purpose of raiding the black community disproportionately to stock prisons with dark-skinned slave labor.
At least 37 states have codified the tradition of hiring out prisoners for profit by legalizing the contracting of prison labor by private corporations operating inside state prisons.
Companies that owe part of their profitability to cheap prison labor include IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instrument, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom's, Revlon, Macy's, Pierre Cardin and Target.
Comment: You have been at this for a long time now Elvira. I am really concerned about your health in general, including your mental health. If need be you need to present a calm rational non-frantic persona and contact the Attorney General's Office in your state. This back and forth to a zillion people seems to get zero results.
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