[Ppnews] Corcoran SHU - A Brief Update From the Front Lines of the Struggle

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Tue Jul 12 17:19:34 EDT 2011

A Brief Update From the Front Lines of the Struggle:
Corcoran-SHU 4B 1L C-section Isolation Unit Hunger Strike

Date 7/3/11  0917 Hours

             Greetings to all who support 
freedom, justice, and equality, and oppose 
torture.  We are 3 days into the hunger strike 
here in 4B 1L C-section (Corcoran SHU's version 
of the short corridor), and I want to report that 
our first brother has gone down.  Last night 
(7/2/11) at approximately 2255 hours (10:55 p.m.) 
our beloved brother Kambui Nantambu Robinson, a 
Type 1 Diabetic who's commitment, resolve, and 
strength are an inspiration to us all, went into 
severe diabetic shock (hypoglycemia [acute low 
blood sugar]), after our efforts to render 
assistant to enable him to overcome the 
subsequent ketoacidosis which accompanied the 
attack failed.  We called "Man Down" and 
ultimately got the tower's attention.  We are 
only 3 cells from one another so I was able to 
observe the medical response directly (I am a 
former U.S. Naval Hospital Corpsman attached to 
Spec-war PAC-Fleet Command), which was panicky, 
bumbling, and slow . . . far too slow.  The 
comrade did suffer a mild seizure, loss of 
consciousness, and stopped breathing for a brief 
period.  The nurse administered what I believe 
was glycogen and epinephrine.  After our prompts 
to staff, he was finally secured to the gurney 
and transported via ambulance to the hospital, 
where he was admitted and remains.  This stalwart 
new Afrikan soldier of the people is to be 
honored, revered, and admired for his unwavering 
stance in support of our collective basic human 
rights and dignity.  He remains with us in 
spirit, as our love, spirit, and dedication to 
purpose remain with him.  We ask for your 
prayers, your phone calls, and letters – spread 
the word on Facebook, twitter, and other social 
media of our stance here, in Pelican Bay D 
corridor, and across the CDC.  Kambui's spirit 
endures!!  Uhuru Sasa!!  Si se puede!!

             Currently, here and 4B 1L C-section 
the new Afrikan collective and southern Mexican 
collective are in full participation, while our 
white and northern Mexican brothers are lending 
their moral support.  On 7/1/11 they came around 
on 3rd watch and checked ourselves to catalog 
what food we had, if any.  The following today 
they'll start weighing us.  There are some here 
with serious medical conditions such as cancer 
survivors and we anticipate we may well see more 
hospitalizations, or death, as our collective 
resolve to see this peaceful protest through to a 
successful conclusion is adamant.  We have 
documented at least one instance of institutional 
gang investigators attempting to foment racial 
divisions here in the torture unit in an attempt 
to derail or fracture the hunger strike for its 
solidarity.  It, and any other 
counterintelligence assaults of its kind, will 
fail.  We again call on everyone who reads these 
words to support the five point court demands of 
this peaceful protest as outlined by the Pelican 
Bay D corridor collective (see: Turning This 
Tide, July Issue; California Prison Focus, July 
Issue; or go to "www.barnonearcata.wordpress.com 
- Archvies - PBSP - SHU D-corridor Hunger 
Strike").  Call or email your local TV station; 
blog about it on the web; organize support at 
your local church, mosque, temple, synagogue, or 
community center; contact your Congressman, 
Alderman., or local legislature; write and call 
the governor.  Oppose the continued use, 
expansion and broadening of those psychological 
torture units in your nation.  Do not allow the 
prison industrial complex in California 
Correctional Peace Officers Association (guards 
union) to continue using us as scape goats to 
fleece you for billions of your tax dollars to 
line their pockets, and deny our communities and 
children greater prosperity and a future brighter 
tomorrows.  Join us in opposing conditions so 
psychologically torturous that they would compel 
men to embrace self immolation – even death – as 
a viable tool of struggle to alter that 
existence.  Dare with us; dare to struggle, dare 
to win . . . Our love and solidarity to all those 
who champion freedom, justice, and equality, and fear only failure.
Heshima Denhayn

For more information on this N.C.T.T. - Corcoran 
SHU, or the CAL-SHU Hunger Strike Contact:

Zaharibu Dorrough D-83611              Heshima 
Denham J-38283      Kambuit Robinson C-82830
#53                  CSP-COR-SHU 4B 1L #46      CSP-COR-SHU 4B 1L #49
PO Box 
3481                                         PO 
Box 3481                             PO Box 3481
CA  93212                           Corcoran, 
CA  93212               Corcoran, CA  93212

Update:  7/3/11  1845 Hours

             There has been an unfortunate 
development here, and though we knew the 
probability of this occurring was high, we didn't 
know it would come this sudden.  At approximately 
1845 hrs. (6:45 pm) for picking up trash and 
trays from our white and northern Mexican 
brothers, one of the CEOs here began to call our 
staunch a beloved brother Haribu Mugabi Soriono's 
name repeatedly.  He did not respond.  She 
notified the tower "Soriono's unresponsive, 
called EMT and notify the watch commander."  Then 
the alarm was triggered.  Multiple custody and 
medical staff responded, but because Haribu was 
unconscious he could not comply with their 
directions to come to the door and cuff-up.  A 
tactile team was assembled and they entered his 
cell.  As they were putting him in mechanical 
restraints he regained consciousness briefly, and 
quickly lost it again.  EMTs arrived, he was 
secured to the gurney and rushed by ambulance to 
A.C.H. (Hosptial) where he remains.  Comrade 
Haribu is a 57-year-old veteran prisoner and 
human rights activist who just waged and won a 
protracted battle with cancer (Leukemia) and 
suffers from multiple chronic medical conditions, 
yet he started fasting two days before the hunger 
strike started, in solidarity with our Afrikan 
brothers and sisters in the Horn of Afrika 
suffering famine and death with no food or water 
because of a 2-year drought.  A beloved brother 
went five days without eating, knowing his body 
was already severely damaged to uphold our 
collective pursuit of basic human rights and 
dignity.  This brother brave death to free us all 
from torture without end, and to make you all 
aware that it's being carried out – right here in 
the borders of your nation; not halfway around 
the world in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, or some 
CIA blacksite - No - Right Here in Pelican Bay, 
Corcoran, and Tehachapi SHUs; human 
experimentation torture units are being ran and 
expanded.  Haribu is an inspiration to us all, a 
hero of the people, and his undaunted fighting 
spirit abides with us all.  Pray for our beloved 
brother and comrade – pray for us all.

Update: 7/5/11 1520 Hours
             We were again weighed today and her 
vitals taken an average of 8 to 20 pounds has 
been lost by those participating (I've personally 
gone from 208 to 188 in 5 days).  The Associate 
Warden and Captain held a sit down with 
representatives of the population – noting the 
hunger strike has been taken up SHU wide and on 
the Main line (3B Yard as well).  Our Brother 
Zaharibu Dorrough and representatives from the 
southern Mexican, white, and northern Mexican 
collectives expressed our collective concerns as 
outlined in the Pelican Bay collectives five 
point court demands and our local 602.  It 
appeared to be more of a feeling out session and 
nothing of substance will be addressed until 
after a meeting to be held in Sacramento Friday, 
July 8 at 1300 hrs. (1:00 pm).  It is our hope 
that reason, principal, and humanity prevail as a 
result continues unwavering.  Stand with 
us.  Until we win or don't lose, we remain firm.

Heshima Denham
Corcoran SHU

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