…there will be no working here, period.”
This is the first in a series of eight short recordings made by co-founders of Free Alabama Movement while in solitary confinement. These were played over loudspeakers at various stops during the prison strike solidarity march in Oakland, Calif., on September 10, 2016.
We have to get away from piecemeal struggling and look at the entire picture of all of the struggles that are going on in this country…”
Peace and blessings, all. My name is Kinetic Justice Amun. I’m the co-founder of Free Alabama Movement, and we are currently engaged in a national work strike across the country of the United States to end prison slavery once and for all. Things are progressing to the point where it’s understood there will be no working here, period. As is basically almost the situation now as, like I said this is almost like Ground Zero of incidents and change in the State of Alabama. Right now they’re planning to bring the CERT team here to Holman to work overtime for the next week or two. They say they’re doing it because they’re short of staff, as an intimidation tactic to try to undermine the strike. But we’re well aware and prepared for that. So we’re in good shape here, as far as the collective thing, but internally we’re working towards building stronger bonds of solidarity between ourselves and different groups. We have to get away from piecemeal struggling and look at the entire picture of all of the struggles that are going on in this country, and bring them together up under one umbrella. We definitely appreciate their support and solidarity.