NO to Racism and Police Brutality 1.18.15

Join us to say NO to racism and police brutality

San Francisco Action

Contingent at MLK Day Parade
Monday, January 19, 11:00 a.m
CalTrain Station – south of the Lefty O’Doul Bridge near AT&T Park

Join us in honoring the true legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.                                                                     We will be marching for an end to racism, police killings and poverty.

Click here for a news story on the ANSWER Coalition’s outreach yesterday, Jan. 17. <http://abc7news.com/news/bay-area-mlk-rallies-call-for-equality/479504/>

From Jan. 15 -19, the ANSWER Coalition is joining with many others                                                             who have proclaimed that this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday                                                        weekend will be a time for protest and resistance, and are organizing                                                  dramatic street actions throughout the country.

In New York City, activists are taking the message into the subways and                                                            on to the trains. In San Francisco, a speak-out will be followed by a similar                                               activity on the trains and buses. In Washington, D.C., DC Ferguson is                                                   organizing a “Shut Down Downtown” march during morning rush hour.                                                          In cities across the country, there will be speak-outs, visibility, outreach                                                      and contingents in Martin Luther King Jr. parades and walks.

This country needs a sustained nationwide movement against racism and                                                  police terror. Join a protest near you or organize one today!

Click here for a list of actions. <http://www.answercoalition.org/protest_and_resistance_on_jan_15_19_martin_luther_king_jr_holiday_weekend#events>

Call to Action

The political establishment, from the White House to City Halls                                                           everywhere, will evoke Dr. Martin Luther King’s heroism and his                                                                        “I Have a Dream Speech” as a way of legitimizing the tradition of                                                                 dissent in U.S. history. Yet for the millions who have taken to the                                                                streets in reaction to the growing national movement against racist                                                           police terror, the words and legacy of Dr. King carry a different                                                              meaning.

Having his life threatened by the FBI and finally being assassinated by                                                            the most reactionary elements in the United States, Dr. King was known                                                             in his later years as a staunch critic of the U.S. economic and political                                                      system that forced upon the Black nation poverty and violence, yet                                                      preached “liberty” and “democracy” abroad.

Dr. King said, “I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of                                                              the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution                                                             of values. We must rapidly begin — we must rapidly begin the shift from                                                           a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines                                                            and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more                                               important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism                                                      and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

Today, after the killings of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Akai                                                    Gurley, Rumain Brisbon, Ezell Ford and so many more – all racist police                                                 killings of unarmed Black men who have received no justice by the same                                                 system Dr. King condemned years ago – the growing movement against                                                  racism and police terror can reclaim the radical tradition of one of the key                                               figures of the civil rights movement.

Across the country, the ANSWER Coalition and scores of other national                                                         and local organizations are taking part in speak-outs, actions on public                                      transportation, contingents in parades and more demanding “Stop the                                                          War on Black America” and “Stop Racist Police Terror.”

More info: 415-821-6545 or http://www.ANSWERsf.org

ANSWER SF
<http://answersf.nationbuilder.com/>

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John Vance – Editor/Publisher/Compiler                                                                                                    Peoples Bark News Berkeley

 

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