This update, posted October 25th is from the Gender Anarky blog:
A press release we received from Amazon and Cat today
announced the end of the Gender Anarky hunger strike at R.J. Donovan
“Prison’s latest move changes battleground
the transsexual hunger strike at the r.j. donovan prison in
california that was the initiative of gender anarky has ended. the two
girls on strike, amazon and cat, are now eating.
the change in the battlefield came as the prison moved to transfer
both girls. at this, a tactical decision was made to end the strike and
shift tactics. it would have been futile to oppose the transfers, as
prison rules and courts give great discretion to prisoncrats in matters
of transfers. it also gives them leeway to act tyrannically with
transfer to disrupt and retaliation against in-prison activism. the
girls are known to be radicals who struggle for transsexual medicine and
human rights. they are also aware that cat and amazon are partners,
lovers, and resent it. so by transferring the girls out they got rid of
radicalism and lesbianism in a single stroke. the transfer hearings
were a sham and a farce, typical kangaroo court, as prisons everywhere
are notorious for. but it will not deter the girls in their
insurrection against prisons, government, and civilization. the girls
have accepted that they will be separated soon, for how long they are
not sure. it could be one or two or more years that they end up on the
same yard together again. amazon is a lifer with some years to go, cat
will be getting out in about eight years. but they also keep uppermost
that the insurrection is not about individuals but about masses of
people. they will mourn when they are separated, while continuing to
sharpen their weapons of resistance to the tyranny of government and
prisons, they the civilization that spawned them, utterly degenerate and
putrid to the core and deserving not an iota less of merciless
destruction. wherever they are sent, the girls will continue on the
path of anarkist insurrection, spreading the word, and always
amazon and cat send their affectionate love and admiration to all who
resist civilization, and a special embrace to all those who sent
letters and cards and zeens during the hunger strike and so much love
and support, letting them know that they were not alone. your concern
for them is matched with theirs for you.
to be sure, the girls continue to conspire and hopefully can maneuver
themselves back together. the details of this cannot be revealed
publicly lest the enemy know. but for the purpose of this communique
the hunger strike is hereby terminated.
messages about the developing situation with amazon and cat will be posted in future press releases.
**the prison has begun to harrass our mail from supporters. a letter
from [a comrade] in oakland was marked ‘return to sender’ by the pig in
the housing block and sent back to the mailroom for no noted reason.
but the mailroom sent it back to the block again and it was only after a
comment to cat by another pig that cat was able to track it down and
get it. if anyone gets mail you sent us marked ‘rts’ simply resend it.
these kinds of things are a typical fuck-with-them ploy on the part of
the prison department’s counter-insurgency. it will fail.
love and hugs to all,
amazon and cat"