And so being that I have been posting about Ferguson, It’s Beyond Ferguson, and all things #BlackLivesMatter on this blog lately, what’s been going in the world of Black Lives Matter lately? Well, lots, lots, and a lot of events have transpired and passed across the country in the demand for Justice For Eric Garner and a host of others who lave lost their lives at the hands of polizei and guns. And guns are the worst invention ever. If only guns could be banished from every human being on planet earth. And it also happens to be a New Year 2015 as I type this blog post. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And again, unless you have been hiding out under a rock or stuck in the stone age and haven’t heard, Ferguson and all things beyond Ferguson is still happening. Ferguson is everywhere. And there was that Shut Down Grand Central Terminal event that happened the other day. And so as in the previous blog posts about Ferguson, I still find myself following that Peoples Power Assemblies page and that Jan 15, 2015 NYC Peoples Power STRIKE AGAINST RACISM Facebook event invite when it comes to finding about #Ferguson actions and events in the New York City area. And their weekly email for events this week reads something like as follows:
Details and Update on Jan 15th PPA Strike Against Racism –
Brooklyn: 9:30am Rally at DA’s office 350 Jay Street #10
Queens: 8am at Archer and Sutphin near the terminal
Bronx: starts at 4pm, meet at Kitmer Park, 161 St, will then join main action at 6:30 at Grand Central
Staten Island: meet at 9am at 30 Bay St (site of Eric Garner’s murder), will take ferry to PBA then meet at Union Square at noon for sing-in
2:30P- 4P Various activities at 1 Police Plaza, Metropolitan Correction Center
4:30 City Hall Park
6:00 PM Grand Central
Enough is Enough ! We are tired of white supremacy and racism that’s so prevalent in the US! We are tired of the constant NYPD repression, occupation and murders within communities of color . If Dr. King were alive today he would be in the streets with our anti-police brutality movement . Let’s organize student strikes, community strikes, workers strikes, etc and March!
Come to our weekly planning meetings on Wednesday at 7 PM 147 West 24th Street – 2nd floor, Manhattan.
#EricGarner #BlackLivesMatter #BLackandBrownLivesMatter #MikeBrown #RamarleyGraham #ShantelDavis #KyamLivingston #KimaniGray #AkaiGurley
Oh yeah, and then there’s that I Can’t Breathe Subway Sing – In (Dr. King’s Birthday) Facebook event invite going on that also reads something like:
There are a couple of subway sing – in’s and other #BlackLivesMatter related events going on the week of the 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Day, January 19th, and I had the idea to create this event invite to see if anyone would like to meet up as part of those actions for MLK week and do an I Can’t Breathe subway sing – in on the subway platforms and trains around New York City or wherever the subway trains may take us, on and off subway platforms to sing the “I Can’t Breathe” song along the way for an hour or so, or half an hour or so.
“Flood the Subways with your signs and your voices on January 15th to truly honor Dr. King’s birthday”.
I had the idea to meet by the benches at the 14th street Union Square West area of the subway train station platform and decide which direction to sing on the trains from there, maybe take the uptown 4,5 or 6 subway train or 1, 2 or 3 Times Square subway platform or A,C or E Columbus Circle subway platforms or stations around noon, Thursday, January 15th, on Martin Luther Kings birthday, to take the movement to the trains and sing the “I Can’t Breathe Song” that People’s Power Assemblies and others have been singing the past week or so at #BlackLivesMatter events.
I also had the idea to take the downtown 4,5 or 6 or downtown N, Q and R trains to sing the I Can’t Breathe Song on trains, stations and platforms and get off near Foley Square to go to the African Burial Ground, Jan 15, 2015 NYC Peoples Power Assemblies City Wide STRIKE AGAINST RACISM event at 1pm and City Hall event at 4:30pm.
Any feedback or suggestions as to where to meet on the subway train platform or station would be appreciated in the comments.
Here are other subway sing – in related events for the week of the 15th.
I have posted the lyrics to the “I Can’t Breathe Song” in the comments below
#Ferguson #EricGarner #MikeBrown #BlackLivesMatter #alllivesmatter #icantbreathe
And again, Ferguson Action Network events are all to numerous to mention in this blog post, as there seems to be a bazillion or more events happening each day. No one is free when others are oppressed. Is another world possible. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?