“Our nation was born in genocide. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode.”
-Martin Luther King
Ideology is TDCJ’s excuse to write bogus cases on me, to close my inmate trust fund, to block access to law library or grievance process. Till this day, officers come to my door and in a semi-compassionate voice say, “You’re an anarchist, Mr. Zuniga. You asked for the mistreatment. You are making us discriminate against you. You are forcing us to hold your meals, supplements and medical. You are forcing us to hold your mail and open privileged mail. You are an anarchist, and that’s why you are being punished. We are above the law. We can lie, torture and slave you by force too, but you’re backed by the Industrial Workers of the World. If we can’t physically or psychologically kill you, we’ll starve you. We won’t allow your family to put money on your books. You won’t have access to the world, as long as I am working on Darrington. You’re an anarchist.”
Anarchism is TDCJ’s reason for attacking me, discriminating on me, retaliating on me for the past 10 months, and they still haven’t made a dent to anarchism. Solidarity by fellow workers on Darrington has kept me alive, fed and happy. This is the example all fellow workers must display to our oppressors. We stand against prison slavery, guidelines, disgusting living conditions and work conditions. How is it okay for there to be A/C on a 100-year-old unit only for administration and unoccupied areas? Why are power outages occuring without storms? Why are people getting sick by drinking our water? Why are officers getting promotions for stacking dead bodies of inmates dying by suicide? I reported Angela Chevalier for 15 suicides in 3 years. Then, she gets promoted to Warden. Warden Armstrong gets a slap on the wrist, as if it wasn’t Proud Boy red as it is.
Sugarland 95, your spirit and the spirit of George Floyd (aka Big Floyd) lives on. This is what TDCJ is feeling – the wrath of tortured souls who are hellbent on destroying the oppression that is the Texas slaveholding tradition. If you continue to pretend this is just the way it is, you are handing slavery your very soul. Are you a willing slave? I am willing to stand against this culture of racist mass incarceration. This is the time to take control from the oppressor and give it to the people.
Stand up against bullshit policies. We’ve got your back. Fuck TDCJ. Texas Local Charter-IWOC on Darrington is recruiting members statewide for the sole purpose of giving the workers’ power back to the slave. Fuck pay wages. We want parole! Fuck your commissaries. They are worthless. Fuck your policy. It’s cruel and unusual. It’s disproportionate. It’s bent to serve corruption and capitalist agendas. Nothing is for the community. The $90 million a year industry goes to politicians who turn a blind eye to seriously fucked up building code violations, civil right violations, work related injuries, and contaminated water. Wake up and join us in combating this racist regime called TDCJ.
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Bellingham, WA 98227
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2021 is the year of Unconditional Work Stoppage. Everyone who wants to receive their chunk of solidarity, to stand against TDCJ – someone is ready to help.
Long live anarchy!
Solidarity and Sabotage,