By J.M. Valle
End of Hostilities: The termination of a declared war or armed conflict by simple cessation of hostilities.
I’d like to take this time to remind you all that in 2012 four gentlemen allegedly from The Aryan Brotherhood, Black Guerrilla Family, North and South put their differences aside after 50 years of warfare behind the walls into a united front known as Prisoners Human Rights Movement to dismantle the use of indefinite solitary confinement.
This movement lead to a lawsuit settlement and a End of Hostilities between all races behind the walls, the largest and longest hunger strike in history and a cease fire between North and South. This End of Hostilities reached Santa Clara County Jails in 2016 who followed suit embarking on their own hunger strike including North, South, Black, White and Asian under the banner of Prisoners United. A federal lawsuit followed and a total demolition of the hoyo in East Little Max!
This end of hostilities has even been successful in touching down on the streets of Southern California between crips, bloods and southern varrios.
Meanwhile the outside seems to be erupting on issues of race, black lives matters, blue lives matters, the take down of Confederate monuments and anti-Mexican rhetoric. Somehow our people behind the walls have managed to embrace their commonalities as one oppressed prison class.
OGs are now able to see daylight and wives and children are able to hug their fathers. Most of all, the system has recognized that under a united front, the prisoner class is a force to be reckoned with.
Although this End of Hostilities and Hunger Strike has received little to no media attention, mass national demonstrations, murals etc. these gentlemen should be honored for their sacrifice, struggle and example for one of the most powerful and overlooked movements of our time! People can criticize, but they have not endured their sacrifice, and they all deserve Nobel Peace Prizes!
I have had the honor to get to know some of these gentlemen, and my life has been enriched ever since! With that said, I hope this video and testimony reaches you all with a revolutionary spirit, some clecha for thought to put our differences aside as we continue to struggle together under these historic times against one oppressive state.
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