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Friday July 8 7:00 pm people will meet again at Union Square, 14th Street (south) end of the park near the steps. Bring your signs, your banners, your drums, your noise makers, your anger and and your determination to#StopPoliceTerror
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network & the NYC Revolution Club call on you to get in the streets right away in response to the outrageous and criminal murder of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and of Philando Castile in Minneapolis MN
Hey again bloggers or whoever could be reading this blagh. And so along with what seems like the remnants of hurricane Joaquin the other day, in the midst of Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter and beyond, there was another March to Shut Down Rikers Island that was held rain, hurricane or shine in that city of New York on that Island of Queens, at the foot of the bridge leading to Rikers Island. And I guess those photos and videos from that event that day that find themselves posted above can speak for themselves. And that March to Shut Down Rikers Island Facebook event invite for this event read something like:
3pm meet-up in front of the Rikers Island sign, followed by a speak out, march, and more! Bring your voice, banners, friends, and family. All are invited to speak about their experiences.
Directions: Q100 bus to the Rikers Island sign (right before the bridge) at the intersection of 19 Ave. & Hazen St. in Queens, from one of the following subway stations: (N/Q) Astoria-Ditmars Blvd, (F) 21 St- Queensbridge, (E/M/R) Queens Plaza, or (G) Court Square.
Contact us to get involved with planning and outreach.
WE DEMAND AN END TO TORTURE IN NYC!
Rikers Island is NYC’s Abu Ghraib, where individuals in need of care are instead caged, languishing both mentally and physically; a place where those suffering illnesses are tortured not treated, denying them the most basic of human rights.
WE DEMAND AN END TO CRIMINALIZING POVERTY!
Most people incarcerated on Rikers Island have not been convicted of a crime. They are unable to afford bail and awaiting their next court appearance and/or trial. NYC’s Tale of Two Cities forces the poor and innocent to endure a culture of violence, rape, and overall barbarism that no human should be subject to.
WE DEMAND AN END TO DECEPTIVE REFORMS!
Mayor de Blasio shows up for photo shoots in newly renovated portions of the jail complex, while most of it remains in a state of serious disrepair and deterioration. There are frequent sewage backups and water main breaks. The floors and ceilings are crumbling. The heating and ventilation systems don’t function properly. There are rotting showers, toilets, and sinks.
WE DEMAND AN END TO OPPRESSION!
NYC Department of Correction and the Correction Officers Benevolent Association have reaped the benefits of inequality and bloodshed for far too long. Too many lives, homes, and hearts have been destroyed so that a morally bankrupt system may flourish.
It’s been called “New York’s Abu Ghraib,” a combination torture chamber & concentration camp. After years of exposure, after lawsuits and decrees, horrors that shock the conscience continue unabated. In the country’s largest jail, lives are irreparably damaged every day.
As part of #RiseUpOctober, join in a non-violent direct action and protest to Shut Down Rikers Island. Sign up to be part of the action, or to provide support. Write: firstname.lastname@example.org
And according to that NAACP photo posted above, “Welcome to America, home to 5% of the world’s people and 25% of the world’s prisoners. And Rikers Island is one of the ten worst prisons in America. And New York City is what a police state looks like. And Rikers Island is what a police state looks like. No one is free when others are oppressed. Is another world possible. And what does this have to do with a No Police State.
Bring noisemakers, banners, friends and family. Spread the word and contact us to get involved with outreach and planning.
And Here are 6 Companies That Get Rich off Prisoners. And then there is this Flickr photo, “We shall return to encircle and suppress the ability of the slave state to oppress the children. We must make our Long March to raze the slave state to the ground!!” And then there is that NAACP photo that finds itself posted above.”The prison state. Welcome to America, home to 5% of the world’s people and 25% of the world’s prisoners”. And the list of articles about the prison state, the slave state of America, goes on and on.
#blacklivesmatter #shutitdown #wewillnotbesilent #alllivesmatter #handsupdontshoot #justiceforericgarner #stolenlives ##thisstopstoday #boycottblackfriday #wewantjustice #indictamerica #icantbreathe #Ferguson #Baltimore Occupy Psychiatry. Psychiatry Kills. Abolish forced psychiatric treatment. No one is free when others are oppressed. Is another world possible. And what, if anything, does this have to do with a No Police State.
This page is for the ONGOING EMERGENCY FERGUSON GRAND JURY RESPONSE PROTESTS In NYC and Nationally .
PLEASE IGNORE the SPECIFIC TIMES, DATES and LOCATION of the PAGE – The Events posted to the page are what are CORRECT & RELEVANT
Please feel free to post your anti-police brutality & Ferguson -related actions, photos, videos, events, ideas, etc to this page.
In solidarity with Hands Up United/ Hands Up Don’t Shoot Coalition in STL/Ferguson, MO we will continue to call militant, disciplined, direct actions and events to fuel our outrage over the epidemic of the racist police repression, murder and terror that is rampant within communities of color.
Again -Please feel free to post your anti-police brutality & Ferguson -related actions, photos, videos, events, ideas to this page. RIGHT WING RACIST POSTS/TROLLS WILL BE BANNED IMMEDIATELY
This is a NOT just a MOMENT ! We ARE A MOVEMENT!! #INDICTAMERICA
#MikeBrown #TheyThinkItsAGame #BlackLivesMatter
Occupy and Don’t Buy From Staples/Save Our Post Offices-US MAIL not for Sale!(Direct Actions)
Broadway and 234th Street Staples Inwood,NY 12 pm-1PM
#Black Lives Matter-*KEEPING FOCUSED** Justice for Mike Brown and Eric Garner The real problem and looters are on Wall Street! Speakout and Rally For Justice and Democracy on Wall Street
26 Wall Street Federal Hall Steps 5:30pm
#Black Lives Matter- Justice for Mike Brown Justice for Eric Garner/Education Coordination Outreach Action Planning Assembly
60 Wall Street New York City, NY 7:00opm
******************************************************** And there are chants, chants and more chants and slogans, slogans and more slogans when it comes to Justice For Michael Brown. Walk Out Of School, Walk Out Of Work, Say No More To Police Murder. Hands up. Don’t shoot! Black lives matter. What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now! Shut it down! No justice, No peace. No racist police. No more stolen lives! Show me what democracy looks like. This is what democracy looks like.And the list of events and actions for police brutality goes on and on. And what does this have to do with a No Police State. Occupy The NRA .
And I have blaghed on this blagh many times before about gun violence and gun control. So much that I could post the same post over and over. And it almost seems as if nothing changes and everything still remains the same. Guns and the images of guns are still everywhere. And there is Trayvon Martin and a host of others, seemingly black males, who have fallen at the hands of polizei in North America. And now in the headline news there is#Ferguson Missouri, more people falling at the hands of polizei and guns. And then there are school shootings and the list of shootings in various places by various people goes on and on to where one can be afraid to leave home sometimes for fear you might not make it back, because of a gun. And then there is Occupy the NRA. Guns are the worst invention ever. If only guns could be banished from every human being on planet earth. There are no words to me to describe that photo above except to say Occupy The NRA. No one is free when others are oppressed. #IndictAmerica #BlackLivesMatter. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?