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Stop the Attack on Immigrants! Defend our Brothers and Sisters

Date:
Friday, July 10, 2015
Time:
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Bay Area Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Email:
Phone:
510-404-3628
Location Details:
24th & Mission, San Francisco

We Stand With Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters

The death of young Kathryn Steinle at the S.F. Embarcadero was tragic, and a great loss to her family and friends. But her death has been opportunistically seized upon by some very ugly political forces to whip up racist, white supremacist hatred and fear – against immigrants.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump (a fascist, who, in the 80’s, led the outcry for the immediate execution of 5 innocent Black youth - jailed unjustly for years in the Central Park Jogger case in NYC) is now whipping up this lynch mob hysteria. Trump is joined by Diane Feinstein, Hillary Clinton, and others in the political “Shark Tank”, circling, eager to rip into the broader immigrant population.

They are doing this to target not only immigrants, but good people in San Francisco (and other cities) that have passed Sanctuary laws that treat immigrants with some measure of humanity!

While these politicians howl with feigned outrage against this tragic killing, WE MUST ASK, where was their outrage around the thousands of Black and Brown people killed by police, the hundreds of immigrants who die yearly crossing the border or the more than a million of OUR immigrant brothers, sisters deported, with many families torn apart these past seven years?

Dylan Roof, the young man who murdered nine people in the Mother Emanuel church in Charleston was an open, avowed white supremacist. But the hatred in his heart for Black people was planted there by this system. Now the same system, and the same politicians who cried crocodile tears over Charleston, are leading an attack on another group of non-white people.

Over the past year we’ve seen, and been part of, a beautiful outpouring of resistance to one horrific expression of this system – the murder by police of Black and brown people. Now we need to rise up in struggle to stand with our immigrant Sisters and Brothers against the system that is looking for ways to divide us and reinforce their rule over us.

While the system demonizes immigrants, we embrace them as brothers and sisters.
While they want us to be quiet and complacent we need to step up our movement!

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has put out a call initiated by Carl Dix and Cornel West for a RISE UP OCTOBER, a massive mobilization of protest in New York, October 24, to stop the spearpoint of a whole matrix of oppression – the targeting, murdering and criminalization of Black and Latino brothers and sisters.

To quote from the Call for October 24:
“This demonstration will be resistance-based, uncompromising in spirit and at the same time, pluralistic and diverse, involving hundreds of thousands of people, reaching into every corner of this society and powerfully impacting the whole world. History has shown that no significant change has been won without mass determined resistance.”

Join us, and tens of thousands of others, in the streets of New York City, October 24th
Added to the calendar on Thu, Jul 9, 2015 4:49PM
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