Hunger Strike & Work Stoppage at NWDC Tacoma. People detained join national prison strike

Tacoma, WA- Over 200 people detained at the now infamous Northwest Detention
Center (NWDC) begin today a hunger strike and work stoppage in response to
the call for a national prison strike in the U.S.  NWDC Resistance
organizers received calls from at least three pods confirming the strike,
which is intended to last until September 9th. Organizers received a
document listing the reasons and demands. ³We are taking part in a hunger
strike nationwide demanding change and closure of these detention centers,
we are acting with solidarity for all those people who are being detained
wrongfully, and stand together to help support all those women who have been
separated from their children, and to stop all the family separations
happening today for a lot of us are also being separated and we have U.S.
citizen children², reads the first part of the letter. This is the third
hunger strike in 2018 alone, since 2014 there have been nearly 15 hunger
strikes at NWDC calling for humane detention conditions, access to justice,
and and end to detentions and deportations.

WHAT: Press conference to announce list of demands of hunger strikers
WHO: NWDC Resistance members and community supporters
WHEN: Tuesday August 21st, 2018 at 1PM PST
NWDC Resistance is a volunteer community group that emerged to fight
deportations in 2014 at the now-infamous Northwest Detention Center in
Tacoma, WA. NWDC Resistance supports people detained who organized hunger
strikes asking for a halt to all deportations and better treatment and

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