The Incarcerated Workers Organising Committee (IWOC) launched back in 2016 with branches in Wales, Scotland and England having been inspired by fellow workers in the US, organising in solidarity with incarcerated workers since 2014.
The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) is a revolutionary union founded in 1905 that has a rich and proud history of workplace organising and international solidarity. The IWW recognises that prisoners are on the frontline of wage/prison slavery, capitalist exploitation and the State’s war on the working class. This is why IWOC started to support prisoners to organise & fight back against prison slavery and the prison system itself.
IWOC is also fighting against prison expansion and the increased capitalist exploitation of prison labour, as well as against IPP sentences (i.e. “imprisonment for public protection” generally for indeterminate length) and other forms of injustice in the prison system. Read more about us here.
This talk by IWOC activists will look at their work and intentions of building resistance to prisons drawing on the experience of recent prison strikes in the US.
This event will take place during the book fair in the main hall at 2pm.
For more info on the Derry Radical Bookfair