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|"April 14th-Stop Business As Usual" Report Back from Atlanta & Planning Meeting|
|Date||Saturday February 14|
|Time||2:00 PM - 4:30 PM|
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|Report Back and "Hit the ground running for the April 14 National Stop Business as Usual" meeting on Saturday, Feb 14, 2 pm at First Congregational Church 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA 94612. Please come and invite your students and co-teachers.|
|Organizer/Author||Stop Mass Incarceration Nework|
|StopMassIncarcerationBayArea [at] gmail.com|
APRIL 14 – STOP BUSINESS AS USUAL!
WE WILL NOT GO BACK! NO SCHOOL! NO WORK!
SAY NO MORE TO THE SYSTEM GIVING A GREEN LIGHT TO KILLER COPS!
The people have stood up. Beginning in August and continuing through the end of the year, all across the country, thousands and thousands of people took to the streets to stop the murder of Black and Latino people at the hands of the police. People blocked highways and bridges, marched through shopping malls, did die-ins everywhere, walked out from school, and shook this country to its core, opening the eyes of millions around the world to the brutal reality that time and time again police kill Black and Latino people with impunity. For many people, this was the first time they had ever marched and demonstrated. This outpouring was long past due and was a real advance in the people’s struggle to stop this horror.
Now we are at a crossroads: will the authorities succeed in suppressing our resistance, or will we go back on the offensive and bring even more massive waves of struggle to STOP the murder of Black and Latino people by the police?
WE WILL NOT GO BACK!
On April 14, we will take our movement to STOP wanton police murder to a whole new level. NO SCHOOL! NO WORK! STOP BUSINESS AS USUAL!
On this day, thousands of students must walk out of school, take over buildings and go on strike at colleges and high schools nationwide. People must gather and march in cities all across the U.S. The normal routine of this society includes wanton police murder of Black and Latino people. Everyone must disrupt that normal routine.
Our demands are clear:
• The murder of Black and Latino people by the police MUST STOP.
• Justice for all the victims of brutal, murdering police.
• Indict, convict and send killer cops to jail -- the whole damn system is guilty as hell.
• Stop the repression targeting the protests – Drop the charges against those arrested.
The business as usual of police killing our people and never being punished is a concentration of an overall program of mass incarceration and all its consequences that has tens of millions of people living their lives caught up in the criminal “injustice” system of this country. Will our righteous protest and the people’s determination to STOP this be suppressed with threats and empty promises? Will that business as usual continue? Or will we retake the initiative to lead, YES, millions back out into the streets, not stopping until the police murder of Black and Latino people stops? This is the challenge we face. All of us must act on April 14 to loudly declare we will not go back, stop the police murder of our people.
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN) issued this draft Call for a day of massive resistance all over the country on April 14. We will be reporting back from the national meeting, and the plans to build off - and take to a HIGHER AND SUSTAINED LEVEL - the powerful, beautiful and very necessary outpourings of people all across the country calling for an end to the system putting its stamp of approval on police murdering people. This meeting was held in Atlanta on February 7 & 8.
National contact for more information:
Email: stopmassincarceration [at] gmail.com FB: stopmassincerationnetwork
Twitter:@StopMassIncNet Phone: 347-979-SMIN (7646)