Sean Swain Refusing Medication in Escalation of Hunger Strike (USA)
Via ABC Hurricane:
With fascist fuckweasels ignoring his hungerstrike, anarchist prisoner Sean Swain has vowed to refuse his blood pressure medication, beginning February 9. This medication keeps his blood pressure regulated. To stop taking this medication “cold turkey” is extremely dangerous, as it could cause a spike in blood pressure which can lead to heart attack, stroke or aneurysm.
“Freedom or death,” Sean said. “I’m not fucking around.”
Fuckweasels have engaged in a concerted, provable pattern of harassing every element of Sean’s communication, waging a war against anarchist expression.
Within 48 hours of suspending his medication, Sean will be in serious danger of medical problems and anticipates he will soon be held incommunicado in a torture cell, in a fuckweasel effort to break his will and cut him off from the outside world. But, as he pointed out, that will not stop his blood pressure from spiking.
“Clock is ticking,” Sean said. “To quote Emiliano Zapata, ‘Mejor morir en pie que vivir en rodillas’ (‘Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees’). If my choice is to surrender to tyrants or risk my health or even my life, then my choices are to live for the wrong thing or die for the right one. In that situation, dig my grave.”
There are two important ways you can show support for Sean at this time.
1. Contact Thomas Miller, who has been put in charge of answering all inquiries regarding Sean.
Mail / visit: 150 East Gay Street, 16th Floor, Columbus OH 43215-6001
2. Try and schedule your own video visit with Sean. A flood of requests may overwhelm the bureaucracy, or at least will show that Sean is not alone.
Step one: get approved as a visitor: http://http//www.drc.ohio.gov/web/Forms/VisitingPacket2013.pdf
Step two: set up a JPay account at: https://jpay.com/
Step three: request a video visit: https://jpay.com/PVideoVisit.aspx
As always, you can write Sean a letter. An outpouring of mail can boost Sean’s morale, and demonstrate to his warders how much support he has. Sean does his best to reply to every letter he gets.
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd
Youngstown OH 44505
This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 2:59 pm and is filed under Prison Struggle.