Solidarity with the Kids in Brisbane’s Wacol Youth Prison
23.08.2020: Children between the ages of 10 – 17 who are in the colonial prison system in Meanjin / Brisbane have been locked down in solitary since Thursday after an outbreak of Covid 19. Around 70% of the kids are Indigenous despite comprising only 3% of ‘australia’s’ population.
While testing is being done inside after a worker tested positive who the fuck knows if any of the incarcerated kids are positive, we wouldn’t expect any transparency from the government on the matter. These kids are already isolated and many suffer from health issues. They need to be released immediately back to their families where they belong.
Word has it that the kids have started chanting “Screws gunna die of coronavirus” clapclap, clapclapclapclap, clap, clap (to the tune of “you’re going home in the back of a divvy van”) and laughing in the faces of their scumbag captors.
While the ‘Raise the Age’ campaign is a step in the right direction (demanding that criminal responsibility should be raised from the age of 10 to 14) we believe that all prisons need to be shut down especially youth prisons. Youth prisons in ‘australia’ serve as an extension of the government’s child removal policy of First Nations kids from their families. The racist shit hole Wacol is currently being expanded at a cost of 27 million dollars.
FTP – Fire to the prisons!
Shut Youth Prisons!
ACAB – All Colonisers Are Bastards!