Call To Action

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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 2015-10-01 18:15:46 -0400
    My parents escaped from Nazi Germany and survived the Holocaust. We must do all that we can to stop the Holocaust happening now in this country!
  • signed 2015-10-01 14:13:02 -0400
  • signed 2015-10-01 00:07:34 -0400
    The time for justice is Now!!!
  • signed 2015-09-30 23:41:56 -0400
    Along with Catherine Morris of Los Angeles Catholic Worker – advocates for the homeless on Skid Row in Los Angeles.
  • signed 2015-09-30 22:51:59 -0400
    I know which side I am on. That is on the side to stop police killing us.
  • signed 2015-09-30 21:30:14 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-30 16:50:20 -0400
    Endorse the Call: #RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror! Which Side are You On? National March, NYC, October 24
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    Endorse the Call: #RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror! Which Side are You On? National March, NYC, October 24 http://riseupoctober.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=16436
  • signed 2015-09-30 10:33:24 -0400
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  • signed 2015-09-30 07:17:07 -0400
    Release Aging People in Prison/RAPP understands the importance of widespread collaboration of those struggling against historical Black oppression, and connecting the dots of our struggles, in order to break the chains.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-29 22:46:10 -0400
    Endorse the Call: #RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror! Which Side are You On? National March, NYC, October 24
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  • signed 2015-09-29 18:34:21 -0400
    Rev. Cecil L. “Chip” Murray

    co-founder, Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0520
  • signed 2015-09-29 18:17:46 -0400
    Organization: Brothers Standing Together
  • signed 2015-09-29 15:01:36 -0400
    StopPatriarchy.org is signing on to end police brutality and help sponsor a family who’s daughter has been murdered by police.
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    I’m in!
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  • signed 2015-09-27 09:24:17 -0400
    I am in. Things must change and it starts with us coming together.
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