A kindergarten Palestinian girl, Enas Khalil, 5 yrs, died of her wounds as “Israeli” fascist squatter ran over her.
Via Translators for Palestine
Manila, Philippines: Protest at the U.S. embassy, October 16, 2014:
Justice for Jennifer Laude!
Junk Visiting Forces Agreement!
Fight for National Sovereignty!
US Troops OUT NOW!
Photos: Southern Tagalog Exposure
'The evil system of colonialism and imperialism and arose with the enslavement of Negroes and the trade in Negroes, and it will surely come to its end with the complete emancipation of the Black people.'
- Mao Zedong
Happening NOW: Thousands of people from across the country march through St. Louis to kick off a weekend of resistance dubbed #FergusonOctober, demanding justice for #MikeBrown, the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson, and a systemic reform of policing nationwide. Every 28 hours in the US, a black person is killed by racist police terror.
Rest in Peace Vonderrit Myers Jr., Mike Brown, Rekia Boyd, Ramarley Graham, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, AmTimothy Stansbury, Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Iyana Stanley, Amadou Diallo, Corey Brown, DeAunta Terrel Farrow, Derrick Jones, Emmett Till, Guy Jarreau Jr., Jimmell Cannon, Kenneth Harding, Kiwane Carrington, Orlando Barlow, Ousmane Zongo, Patrick Dorismond, Reginald Doucet, Ronald Madison, Steven Eugene Washington, Tarika Wilson, Travares McGill, Victor Steen, Wendell Allen, and too many more.
Via US Uncut
By Abayomi Azikiwe
The people of Ferguson, Mo., and supporters are still demanding the indictment and arrest of white police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. They attempted to block traffic on Interstate 70 on Sept. 10.
Large numbers of police were in force to try to prevent the protest from having the desired impact. Despite the heavy law enforcement mobilization and the arrests of 35 protesters, traffic was tied up for hours.
The demonstration illustrated the African-American community’s ongoing discontent in the St. Louis suburb, which in August witnessed the most significant urban rebellion in several years in the United States. When the youth in Ferguson rose up in mass demonstrations, it struck a chord among African Americans and other oppressed communities across the U.S.
By Josmar Trujillo
It was policing activists and members of the public that left the highly-anticipated hearing with no answers and hours wasted on phony solutions. This was in addition to the news that Bratton wants 1,000 new cops, which (coupled with trainings and re-trainings) would cost the taxpayer somewhere around $30 million. “I think we had a good morning” a smiling Bratton said as he walked out of the council chambers.
Members of the public who stayed around for the public testimony at the end of the hearing spoke to a room that mostly cleared out after Bratton, his entourage, the media and all but one or two city councilmembers left the room after the commissioner’s Q&A. The words of everyday people echoed through the almost empty council chambers. Asked his reaction to Bratton’s testimony, one man replied “Standard operating procedure… we’ve been bamboozled.”
On Sept. 9, 1971, the Attica Prison riot (Rebellion) began.
As Howard Zinn explains in A People’s History of the United States: “The most direct effect of the George Jackson murder was the rebellion at Attica prison — a rebellion that came from long, deep grievances… . 54% of the inmates were black; 100% of the guards were white. Prisoners spent 14 to 16 hours a day in their cells, their mail was read, their reading material restricted, their visits from families conducted through a mesh screen, their medical care disgraceful, their parole system inequitable, racism everywhere.”
Here are links to two primers on Attica and films for teaching outside the textbook about Attica: http://bit.ly/NiOWd6
Via Zinn Education Project
NEW YORK — It took two hours during Monday’s packed City Council hearing with NYPD Commissioner William Bratton for someone to mention “broken windows.” It was council member Robert Cornegy (D-Brooklyn) who finally broached the subject, calling the controversial policing strategy the “5,000-pound elephant in the room.”
Cornegy made the remark while questioning Bratton about the NYPD’s continued crackdown on subway dancers, a classic example of the policing theory that holds that targeting low-level offenses helps curb more serious crime.
Josmar Trujillo, of New Yorkers Against Bratton, told HuffPost he was disappointed at the “softball questions” many council members posed to Bratton.
He said the call for training, although a “politically savvy” response to Garner’s death, does little to address the “fundamental” problems with broken windows. The council, Trujillo added, needs a hearing on broken windows “immediately.”
But even if the council were to reform the NYPD’s embrace of broken windows, it’s unclear whether Mayor Bill de Blasio would support such a move. Despite coming into office this year with a promise to end stop and frisk, and to improve the NYPD’s relationship with communities of color, de Blasio has thus far been steadfast in his support of Bratton’s use of broken windows.
A human rights lawyer who was formerly the top attorney for Public Advocate Tish James was arrested for blocking the sidewalk following a pro-Palestinian rally in Times Square while waiting for her children to use the bathroom.
Chaumtoli Huq, 42, was standing outside of Ruby Tuesday on July 19th when her husband and children went into the restaurant to use the restroom. Police officers told her to keep moving down the sidewalk.
"I’m not in anybody’s way. Why do I have to move? What’s the problem?" Huq told police, according to the criminal complaint obtained by DNAinfo.
Police officer Ryan Lathrop and his partner then pinned her against a wall and arrested her.
“At that point I didn’t know what was happening. I was just thinking, ‘What’s going on?’ and all of a sudden the officer flips me [around]…he [turns] my body and presses me against the wall of the restaurant,” Huq told DNAinfo. “He shoved my left arm all the way and kept pushing it and handcuffed me. At that point I just like instinctively yelled, ‘Help!’ because I was alone. I screamed, ‘Help!’”
In her lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court, Huq claims the NYPD acted with “unreasonable and wholly unprovoked force” and that their behavior was “characteristic of a pattern and practice of the NYPD in aggressive overpolicing of people of color and persons lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights.”
National Caravan to the Mexico & Texas borders in solidarity with Central America refugee children and all children & youth under attack
Immigrant rights, labor union, faith-based community and many progressive and social justice activists are organizing a caravan to South Texas in support of migrant refugees. This caravan will take badly needed material aid to the children on the border as well as to organizations that are supporting immigrants. We will carry out a National Educational Campaign.
• Refugee status for all Central American children
• An end to the deportation of all immigrants
• Legalization for the over 12 million undocumented immigrants
• An end to U.S. Neo-liberal foreign policy, both economic & political, that leads to forced migration around the world
• An immediate end to the Prison Industrial Complex and mass incarcerations
• An end to the killing and abuse of children and youth from Ferguson to Gaza to the Mexico & Texas borders
How you can help:
• Attend our organizing meetings in NYC. For dates and locations, check our website.
• Make a monetary or material aid donation. Payable to:
IFCO/Solidarity Caravan 2014
• Participate in the Caravan as a driver or a passenger.
• Ask your church, mosque, synagogue, union or community organization to make a donation, send participants or collect material aid.
• Organize a local Caravan committee in your city.
• Volunteer to host the Caravan in your city.
For more info, call: 917.328.6470
Caravan leaves NYC around Oct. 2nd!
Defensoras de los derechos de los inmigrantes, sindicatos, comunidades de fe, y luchadoras por la justicia social están organizando una caravana con destino al Sur de Tejas para apoyar a los niños migrantes refugiados. La Caravana llevará víveres y otras provisiones a los niños refugiados en la frontera así como también a las organizaciones locales que les ofrecen apoyo. También se va hacer una Campaña de Educación Nacional para informar, educar y movilizar.
• Estatus de refugiado para todos los niños Centroamericanos
• Fin a las deportaciones de todos los inmigrantes
• Legalización de los 12 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados
• Fin a la política exterior neoliberalde Estados Unidos, tanto política y económica, el causante principal de la migración
• Fin inmediato a las políticas de encarcelación masiva y la construcción de prisiones y centros de detención
• Fin a los asesinatos y abusos de niños y jóvenes desde Gaza a Ferguson a la frontera de México y Tejas
• Participe en las reuniones organizativas de NYC. Revise en nuestra pagina de Internet la fecha y lugar de nuestra próxima reunión.
• Haga una donación monetaria o de provisiones. Envíe su contribución a: IFCO/Solidarity Caravan 2014
• Sea voluntario en la Caravana como conductor o pasajero.
• Pida a su iglesia, mezquita, sinagoga, sindicato o organización communitaria que haga una donación, una colecta de provisiones o que envíe voluntarios para la Caravana.
• Organize un comité local de la Caravana en su ciudad.
• Ayude a recibir la Caravana en su ciudad.Más Info: 917.328.6470Caravanasolidaridad@gmail.com www.may1.info