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|Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and the P.O.C.C. & CISPES present: Cross Border Resistance|
|Date||Wednesday June 11|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
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3030B 16th St. @ Mission, SF
Join the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador and the Prisoners of Conscience Committee in screening segments of the controversial films "Hijos de la Guerra" and "Bastards of the Party" to explore connections between police violence and assassinations throughout the US, Mexico, and Central America historically and now, since the opening of the U.S. Police Training Academy in El Salvador in 2005.
followed by a bi-lingual panel discussion with:
Revolutionary journalist JR Minister of Information, P.O.C.C. Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., Latina Indigenous community organizer Valerie Tulier, and members of CISPES.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
7-11pm @ Station 40
3030B 16th St. (@ Mission St.)
San Francisco, CA
$10-20 suggested donation to cover costs of P.O.C.C. delegation to El Salvador later this month
The U.S. State Department's use of "anti-terrorism" rhetoric and racist "anti-drug", "anti-immigrant", "anti-gang" sentiment to pass severely repressive laws has touched off another surge of assassinations and forced detentions in Black and Brown communities throughout the US and poor, leftist communities in El Salvador.
People throughout the Americas are mounting a resistance. Last year In El Salvador, 28 vendors and protestors were charged with "Acts of Terrorism" when resisting police raids and water privatization. After months of international outrage and protest, hunger strikes and massive marches in El Salvador, the charges were dropped but political repression and assassinations persist.
Activists at the frontlines fighting police brutality, corporate land theft, and prison plantations or "concentration camps" in the U.S. and its client states are fueling a new struggle that communicates, agitates, and facilitates education and organization across borders with solidarity messages of "Resistencia!" and "Free 'Em All!" towards our collective liberation from capitalist violence and occupation, from racism and political isolation.
P.O.C.C.s Statements on the African Anti-Terrorism Bill http://socialjustice.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/index.php/African_Anti-Terrorism_Bill
International Statement Regarding Assassination of Hector Antonio Ventura and Surge of Political Assassinations in El Salvador
On the early morning of Tuesday, May 27, members of more than 20 communities in the Cutumay Camones area of the Department of Santa Ana succeeded in halting the construction of a landfill. This victory came after more than 6 months of organized, peaceful resistance to the government's plan, which threatened to contaminate local water sources.