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Tuesday night, Charlotte police attacked a grieving community with riot police and tear gas. Wednesday night, Charlotte police fired into a crowd, seriously injuring a protestor and inflaming our grief.
Today, our city is occupied by the National Guard and we are in a State of Emergency!
Charlotte, the latest city to be wrecked by police violence against Black people and violence against Black people, is a national crisis. We need to end this epidemic now! Let’s show the nation that we stand against police violence that targets Black people and our communities. Let’s show that Charlotte, and the nation, will no longer tolerate the routine murders of Black people by an unaccountable system of policing.
Come to Charlotte to make a historic stand and to demand dignity and respect for Black lives.Show Up For Charlotte
Read this analysis by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, http://panafricannews.blogspot.com/ on the recent developments surrounding the national presidential elections in the United States. The report was published by News Ghana based in West Africa. Azikiwe writes on the role of the corporate media in shaping how people view the political distinctions between the Democratic and Republican candidates and the actual convergence of their positions related to national oppression domestically and imperialist militarism around the world.
On June 3, 2016, after a courageous three-year battle against Thor Real Estate, Jennette Shannon and her sixteen-year-old son were coldly evicted by a small army of bailiff, police, and dumpster-demolition workers. They not only lost their Detroit home, longtime neighborhood, and most of their belongings. Thor cheated Jennette out of over $21,000 in the process.
Thor is a rip-off. It is a serial “vulture investor.” Thor continues to prey on hundreds of other Detroit homeowners, and has done in the same in Cleveland. Jennette is not alone in having her home stolen out from under her by Thor Real Estate. But she is remarkable in her steadfast willingness to fight for what’s right, organizing alongside hundreds of friends and neighbors to resist her eviction.
Let’s not leave her alone now! She and her teenage son are living day-to-day, faced with the stress of uncertainty and having to start over with almost nothing. Let’s all pitch in to re-house them!
For more on Jennette’s story, listen to a radio interview taped just before her eviction: https://itsgoingdown.org/jennette-shannon-detroit-eviction-defense/
Groups, who have as part of their agenda, working to end police murders and repression, should come together with the efforts to build develop the Freedom Manifesto/ Assembly for Black Liberation and the various People’s Assemblies to craft an agenda/ plank and programs to END the War On Black America. We should consider how to move and engage even more people by stepping up our resistance with a One Day General Strike —BLACK SOLIDARITY DAY…. no school, no shopping, no work — to demonstrate to the powers that be that we want real change NOW!