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Take it to the streets to tear down white supremacy!
Come to Durham Sept 12 and/or host local actions http://iacenter.org/supportsep11-17durhamweekofaction/
Momentum continues to build towards actions planned in Durham on September 12 and elsewhere around the country throughout that week to build the struggle against white supremacy. Caravans are being organized to join the major demonstration planned in Durham that day. Additionally, solidarity actions are planned in cities from coast to coast.
An informal alliance of national, regional and local organizations have pulled together a national call for a coordinated week of actions to topple white supremacy and state repression from Sept. 11-17, in the wake of events in Durham and Charlottesville.
Tuesday, Sept. 12, will be the next court date for anti-racist freedom fighters in connection with the toppling of a Confederate statue in Durham, as well as the one-month anniversary of the righteous resistance to white supremacists in Charlottesville and the murder of anti-fascist protester Heather Heyer there.
That morning, the community will gather at the Durham County Courthouse at 8:30 am before the next court appearance begins. Following the hearing, a march will leave the courthouse and head to Victory Plaza (CCB Plaza) in downtown Durham for a celebration of resistance, in the South and around the country, to the system of white supremacy in all its forms – racist monuments, the prison system, police brutality, deportations and detention of immigrants, the school-to-prison pipeline, and more. Caravans from Baltimore, New Orleans, Detroit, and elsewhere will join Durham activists for an assembly and community gathering.
The events in Charlottesville and Durham have lit a spark of resistance across the country to the neo-fascist, far-right, and white supremacist forces who have been emboldened by the Trump presidency. The week of actions, and the demonstration in Durham on September 12, will help to carry the resistance forward. This takes added significance in the face of the Trump administration’s new attacks on immigrants, with the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program just this week.
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Onwards to tear down white supremacy!
Durham Sept 12 action:
Sept 11 – 17 week of actions:
Defend Durham Network that includes: Inside-Out Alliance, International Workers of the World (IWW), Ignite NC, Durham Beyond Policing, Workers World Party, Durham Branch, Southerners on New Ground (SONG), Youth Organizing Institute (YOI), Spirit House/All of us or None, Durham Solidarity Center, Redneck Revolt, Fight for 15; Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly; Baltimore Workers Defense Network; Rev. CD Witherspoon, President Emeritus, Baltimore Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Monica Moorehead & Lamont Lilly, Workers World Party 2016 presidential & vice-presidential candidates; Andre Powell, AFSCME Delegate, Baltimore Metropolitan AFL-CIO Council; Anti-Police Terror Project, Oakland; Unión del Barrio; International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal; The MOVE Organization; Families United For Racial & Economic Equality NYC (FUREE); USW 8751 Executive Board, Boston Bus Drivers; May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights, NYC; BAYAN, USA; ILPS (International League of Peoples Struggle), US Chapter; Peoples Power Assembly, NYC; Equality for Flatbush, NYC; NYC Shut It Down; Peoples Power Assembly; Hoods 4 Justice; Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Committee (MACC); Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (BAN); Virginia Student Power Network; UVA Students United; Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement; Take Em Down NOLA (New Orleans); Peoples’ Assembly (New Orleans); Smash White Supremacy Coalition – Chicago; Roanoke Peoples Power Network; Michigan Peoples Defense Network (MPDN); Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs (Detroit); Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI); William Davis, President, Detroit chapter of National Action Network, President, Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association; Women’s Fightback Network, International Action Center; Deloyd Parker, Exec Dir of S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, Houston; Philippines-U.S. Solidarity Organization – Southern California (PUSO SoCal); Union of Progressive Iranians; Puerto Rico Alliance; ILPS Southern California; Anti-Racist Action, Committee to Stop FBI Repression, Latin American Solidarity Committee Milwaukee, Workers World Party Wisconsin