Demand Justice ! #Ferguson ( Day 4 + 5 )


We will try to throw together a list of resources for actions in response to the injustices in Mike Brown’s killing and subsequent Grand Jury (mis)trial of police officer Darren Wilson in Missouri.

Currently the most compelling articles we read these last couple days were from Davey D Cook from KPFA’s Hard Knock Radio and the Hip Hop Corner blog, one of the most engaged journalists we’ve come across on the problems of racism in the US. One text describes the whole corporate media Set-Up for escalating the racial tensions, so precisely ! (Currently only on his facebook page ) It’s a complicated psychological mix, a staging, a peddling of fear ( for the black man, and the other ).  And we should be very alert to how the situation gets further manipulated. As this keeps us divided and not working on the root causes of injustice .We’ll have to come back to analyzing that.

The other was a piece in Counterpunch by Robin D.G. Kelley called Why We Won’t Wait :

“We’ve all been waiting for the grand jury’s decision, not because most of us expected an indictment… District Attorney Robert P. McCulloch never indicted a cop in his life, so why expect anything different now?

Some waited hoping for a miracle; most waited because they knew a crisis was brewing.

As we waited for the grand jury’s decision, a twelve-year-old Black boy named Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police in Cleveland because the officer mistook his toy gun for a real one.

As we waited, Cleveland cops took the life of Tanisha Anderson, a 37-year-old Black woman suffering from bipolar disorder.

As we waited, police in Ann Arbor, Michigan, killed a forty-year-old Black woman named Aura Rain Rosser.

As we waited, a Chicago police officer fatally shot 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh.

As we waited, police in Saratoga Springs, Utah, pumped six bullets into Darrien Hunt, a 22-year-old Black man.

As we waited, a twenty-eight-year-old Black man named Akai Gurley met a similar fate as he descended a stairwell in the Louis H. Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn.

As we waited, LAPD officers stopped 25-year-old Ezell Ford, a mentally challenged Black man, in his own South Los Angeles neighborhood and shot him to death. The LAPD stopped Omar Abrego, a 37-year-old father from Los Angeles, and beat him to death.

And as we waited and waited and waited, Darren Wilson got married, continued to earn a paycheck while on leave, and received over $400,000 worth of donations for his “defense.

Each is a case with details which mark them as a problem of systemic racism, and no one should hold their breath for justice ! Because there is no intervening force other than the people demanding justice, and no system of independent / judicial oversight in place to hold police abuses accountable. The terror just goes on and on and on…

We should by all means consider and expect that there will be ONGOING DAYS OF ACTION until the system is forced to make a change. NOW is the time !

Day 4:

And a fine Thanskgiving weekend to remember the history of white supremicism, and  the LOOTING of indigenous lands :


Day 5

Black Friday, No Business As Usual !

#BlackFridayProtests || #JusticeForMikeBrown || # Ferguson ||

Please feel free to send us links to news, resources, actions, we’ll compile them here as best we can…

For SF Bay Area, keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming actions !

to be cont.

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