My name is Manuel C. Salas, founder of National Animal Rights and Anarchist Network (NARAN). I ask everyone to remember we only stay blind as long as we allow ourselves not to grow and see the injustice as well as the difference between what are lies and what is truth. Justice is not just for one but for all and should be the same for all and not judged by the color of one’s skin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other factor.
I write this to request support and to get more information out on the injustices going on with me as I move on with my fight for justice. For background information you can see my previous updates on my support site.
After being moved to Waupun in January 2011 I had to go through hell to get my vegan food back. After making the DOC change their policy they started to harass me more in every way they can, but I have had more problems that are very serious.
The serious medical problems are due to security, HSU, and kitchen staff at WCI playing games with my food. I am vegan and eat absolutely no animal products at all.
For a long time every few days I have been getting animal products on food trays being given to me, but it got worse after two officers started working in the seg wing I’m in, causing it to where I have been forced to be not able to eat on first shift for over 28 days. My blood sugar went as low as 48 and have had other problems. On Valentine’s Day I blacked out and the third shift staff had to get me emergency medical treatment.
And then on February 21, second shift staff, all rookies except two, battered and injured me by using force. Photos were taken of my leg, arm, and hand. I was just taking one day at a time dealing with my medical problems with my blood sugar, and staff would not do their job as they should. So what do they do? Batter me.
I want to stand up and what better way than on April 19, 2012. I do not have the support I need yet, but I would like to get a protest/rally outside of the Waupun Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin. This would show support for me and all prisoners who are vegan and to stop the unjust conditions behin prison walls.
April 19, 2012 would be the day I want to get this together because of the history of the day and what better way to show resect to our comrades/activists that dies fighting for justice.
Any support would be greatly appreciated and anyone that would be willing to help me get this protest/rally going please let me know ASAP.
People can look me up at http://www.supportmanuel.com to see and read other things and movements that I’m going through to fight injustice, and people can write to me at the address below (please print).
Manuel C. Salas #504212
Waupun Correctional Institution
PO Box 351
Waupun WI 53963-0351