A journal dedicated to truth, freedom of speech and radical spiritual consciousness. Our mission is the liberation of men and women from oppression, violence and abuse of any kind, interpersonal, political, religious, economic, psychosexual. We believe as Fidel Castro said, "The weapon of today is not guns but consciousness."
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Bay Area Kickoff for Nationwide Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression
Dr. Cornel West and Poet Marvin X endorse October as Nationwide Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration. Marvin X says, "The Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party called for a general amnesty. I say we must demand a general amnesty of all prisoners, most of whom are non-violent, drug addicted, mentally ill, poor and suffered lack of adequate legal representation."
Major Bay Area Kickoff Meeting October 2014 Nationwide Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
Saturday, July 26
First Unitarian Church
685 14th Street (at Castro, right next to 980 Freeway)
Just in the past few weeks we have witnessed:
**1000's of children being driven across the border by US devastation of their homelands and then finding
themselves caught between Homeland Security rounds-ups and flag-waving racists
**The District Attorney in Santa Rosa California refusing any charges against the cop who murdered 13-year old
**2 videos that went viral showing cops brutally and unjustly beating Black women
All these and more outrages only serve to underscore more than ever that we need powerful outpourings of resistance in October– as envisioned in the Call for a Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation (www.stopmassinceration.net) that was adopted at the meeting convened in New York in April 2014.
Should YOU be at this meeting?
Yes! If you live directly under these threats, this violence, this repression and want to STOP IT!
Yes!Even If you don’t yourself live directly under it, but you know that it’s wrong it and you want to STOP IT!
In the early 1960’s, a relative handful of courageous people from different backgrounds traveled from the North to stand with the people against viscous Jim Crow racism in Mississippi. They changed themselves and they changed history.
We must do the same. Let’s all come together, individuals and organizations and make real plans for this coming October, so our determination to end all this reverberates across the country and around the world!
October 2014 needs to be a full month of many diverse forms of resistance
Already, prominent and respected voices are signing the Stop Mass Incarceration Network’s Call for the Month of Resistance. JoinAyelet Waldman, novelist, lawyer ; Alice Walker, author; Peter Coyote, actor, author, director; Cornel West, author, educator, voice of conscience; Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party; Noam Chomsky, Professor (ret.), MIT*; Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson; Michelle Alexander, Marvin X and 100’s of others who have pledged to be part of the Month of Resistance
Take the Pledge! Endorse the Call forOctober. Spread the Call far and wide!