From June 11-13 RTNA friends and allies will be converging in DC to help in the fight against toxic prisons. The convergence is centered around the Environmental Justice Rights of all prisoners as well a s a demand to halt the construction of a new federal prison in Letcher County, KY.
From the Campaign to fight Toxic Prisions:
"We will converge on DC to put dual pressure on both the BOP and the EPA to stop this prison, and highlight environmental justice issues related to prisoners in general, while continuing to fight for the release of eco-prisoners in the spirit of June 11th. We hope to see this effort build stronger bonds between the eco-defense movement and the movements against police and mass incarceration.
We’ll bring the momentum of the weekend convergence into the streets on Monday June 13 to take direct action against the Bureau of Prisons’ plan to build their new maximum security prison in the coalfields of KY; and let those locked up for defending the Earth know they are not forgotten. Bring your affinity group, crew, friends, banners, noisemakers and your desire for disruption."
We invite you to join us!
(See below for more organizing information)