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(en) UK, Action against prison slavery

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Date Fri, 2 Apr 2004 15:37:54 +0200 (CEST)

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Wilkinson's use the forced labour of prisoners in several prisons around
Britain to pack their products, and so they are being targeted by the
campaign. To take part just get a couple of mates together, print off and
photocopy some leaflets (available from the CAPS* website), visit the
Wilko’s website to find the nearest store and turn up on the day to
give them out. More ideas and resources for action will be made
available in the weeks leading up to the day.
If you decide to do an action you can either let the campaign know
before hand so that other activists near you can be informed, or turn up
unannounced. Please let us know how your action went afterwards.

On Saturday March 20th, CAPS activists from Birmingham, Leeds, and
Nottingham picketed Nottingham's main Wilkinson's store. Both
entrances to the Parliament Street shop were leafleted, and a large
banner reading
'Cheap Because We Use Slave Labour' was displayed. A number of
members of the public also signed a petition against compulsory prison
labour, and some even made financial donations to the campaign.
Despite some initial antagonism from Wilko's security, the picket
passed off peacefully, and with a general good response from the public.
The Nottingham group hope to hold further pickets of the store.
For more information see http://www.againstprisonslavery.org
* Ed. Note: CAPS is an antiauthoritarian initiative.
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