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Call for a Major National Manifestation Against Police Terror

#RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror 

Which Side are You On?

Come to New York City!

OCTOBER 24

Washington Square Park, NYC 11 am
March at 1:00
Closing Rally at Columbus Circle at 4:00

Actions on October 22 & 23

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Eric Garner...  Michael Brown…Freddie Gray… Rekia Boyd… Andy Lopez…Tamir Rice

One after another — and so many others, precious Black and Brown lives — victims of police murder. We think of their faces, and furiously ache for justice. Over 1000 people a year killed by police – yet since 2005, less than 60 indictments, less than 25 convictions! * (see footnote)

Millions languish in prison, generation after generation, Black and Latino brothers and sisters. The spearpoint of a whole matrix of oppression.

People have struggled, resisted, risen up.  This must go on and go further – all summer, in many different ways, intensifying.

At the same time, these repeated outrages cry out for a major, national manifestation this fall that states very clearly:

NO! THESE MURDERS BY POLICE MUST STOP – NOW!!

This demonstration will be resistance-based, uncompromising in spirit and, at the same time, pluralistic and diverse, involving hundreds of thousands of people, reaching into every corner of this society and powerfully impacting the whole world.

History has shown that no significant change has been won without mass determined resistance.

We refuse to be derailed by promises of reform that are merely that: promises.  We refuse to be intimidated by government repression or by threats from forces of open and unrepentant racism and fascism.  We will respond to the urgency of the political situation by mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets to say these horrors must stop.

We aim to amplify the many forms of resistance against police murder and mass incarceration. More important, we aim to change the whole social landscape, to the point where a growing section of people all over take ever-increasing initiative and make it unmistakably clear that they refuse to live in a society that sanctions this outrage, and where those who do NOT feel this way are put on the defensive.

Join us – on October 24 in the streets of New York City.

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*Thousands Dead, Few Prosecuted - Washington Post, 4/12/15

Police Killings Rise Slightly, Though Increased Focus May Suggest Otherwise - New York Times, 4/30/15

 

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  • signed 2015-11-19 16:19:56 -0500
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  • @EGCunningham tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-19 21:02:08 -0400
    Endorse the Call: #RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror! Which Side are You On? National March, NYC, October 24 http://riseupoctober.nationbuilder.com/call?recruiter_id=22366
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-11 12:13:00 -0400
    Endorse the Call: #RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror! Which Side are You On? National March, NYC, October 24
  • @AminEL tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-11 12:12:58 -0400
    Endorse the Call: #RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror! Which Side are You On? National March, NYC, October 24 http://riseupoctober.nationbuilder.com/call?recruiter_id=19386
  • signed 2015-10-11 12:11:14 -0400
    Throughout the month of October 2015, download the single, “A Million Men 2Many” and 100% of the proceeds will go to:http://stopmassincarceration.net/ and riseupoctober.org

    Take the time to spread the word of this campaign through to everyone you know !

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  • signed 2015-10-08 01:07:01 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-06 22:50:31 -0400
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  • signed 2015-10-03 12:57:16 -0400
    I worked for years as a 32 year veteran US Marshal and prevailed on a landmark lawsuits (www.bwbadge.com) for horrendous discrimination and racial bias behind the federal blue wall of silence. After the verdict and Judgement in my favor the backlash and retaliation has been relentless. I have often said if a bigot with a badge is allowed to operate with impunity (trust me there are many on the force) then imagine the systemic danger to public safety they present. Clearly the people must stand up and assert their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness against any form of Hippocratic justice.
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    Asst. Professor, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
  • @zzcoolj21 tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-02 22:57:51 -0400
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  • signed 2015-10-02 17:35:55 -0400
    Fourth Universalist Society
  • signed 2015-10-02 13:53:40 -0400
    My brother life was taken by the Spd, his name was Jack Sun Keewatinawin. He was 21 and on his knees with hands in the air and shot to pieces, murdered by the Seattle police. They lied about it in the local media and news papers and tried to demonize him. Our father witnessed the Spd murder his son and passed shortly after and my brothers mother was found dead in her room shortly after under very suspicious circumstances bh by
  • @clairesander525 tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-02 12:36:52 -0400
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  • signed 2015-10-02 12:36:29 -0400
  • signed 2015-10-02 11:22:58 -0400
    America cannot say that it believes in freedom when innocent people are unjustly terrorized and murdered. With every freedom comes responsibility.
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  • signed 2015-10-02 01:56:39 -0400
    Brother of Johnny Anderson, killed by Lakewood sheriffs, July 5, 2015.
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-01 22:47:16 -0400
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