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For Immediate Release:January 24, 2021

Contact: Sharon Black and Attorney Alec Summerfield

Phone: 410-218-4835

#FacebookCensorship #DefendPeoplesRights #ReactivatePPA

Facebook shuts down community, women’s groups and activists’ pages without cause

Groups announce campaign to restore pages and to fight censorship

On Friday, January 22, 2021, Facebook disabled the main pages of two major community organizations, Peoples Power Assembly and Women In Struggle / Mujeres En Lucha, and activists around the country who have played roles in either group, extending it’s purge to Puerto Rican activist Berta Joubert-Ceci; Greg Butterfield, Struggle La Lucha writer; Cheryl La Bash, co-chair, National Network on Cuba; Maggie Vascassenno, Los Angeles Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice; and others.

It also included PPA page editor Charlene Lady J. Jenkins, a founder of “What’s Up Baltimore,” whose Baltimore grassroots network was shut down as a result.

In addition, 16 individual activists’ profiles were disabled, which means that close to a dozen other progressive pages and groups were frozen when their administrators were disabled, including: the Baltimore Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center, ICE Out of Baltimore, Prisoners Solidarity Committee, Youth Against War & Racism, and Baltimore and Maryland Amazon Workers.

Sharon Black stated: “Facebook’s disabling of pages and the accounts of major activists who have not violated community standards is meant to silence and censor our voices. The Peoples Power Assembly has played a significant role in the Baltimore Black Lives Matter protests in the summer and more recently opposing Trump’s effort to overturn the election. On Dr. King Jr.’s birthday holiday, we held a car caravan to Jessup Correctional Institute and the Howard County Immigrant Detention Center to demand justice for prisoners and detainees.”

Berta Joubert-Ceci, founder of the Women’s Fightback National Network/Red Nacional de Mujeres en Lucha and Women In Struggle, stated, “It is appalling — the cowardice of Facebook in silencing the voices of women and progressive people who struggle for justice and a better life for all.” Joubert-Ceci is also an organizer of the International Peoples’ Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico. Her personal page used to connect with the Puerto Rican movement was deleted along with Women In Struggle.

Attorney Summerfield concluded, “We intend to fight this! This includes waging a public campaign to demand that the pages of all activists and the groups they represent are reactivated. We intend to use every avenue at our disposal, including legal remedies, to stop the censorship of voices that are too often marginalized.”

Groups are urging people to contact Facebook at:

Twitter: @_Finkd (Mark Zuckerberg);

@Facebook @guyro (VP Integrity @ Facebook)

Email: ZUCK@FB.com;

info@support.facebook.com and zuckerberg@fb.com.

Phone: 650-543-4800 or 650-308-7300

press@osbadmin.com

Tell Facebook: Stop silencing the voices of community, workers, anti-racists, BIPOC, women’s, anti-war and socialist groups. Restore all the pages: Peoples Power Assembly, Women In Struggle / Mujeres En Lucha, and all of the activists impacted and the pages they administer. This includes: Sharon Black, Berta Joubert Ceci, Cheryl LaBash, Greg Butterfield, Maggie Vascassenno, Rasika Ruwanpathirana, Andre Powell, Elizabeth Toledo, Steven Ceci, Lallan Schoenstein, Charlene Lady J Jenkins, Alec Zomerfeld, Andrew Cancon, Miranda Etel, David Card, and Ian Andrew Schlakman.

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Para publicación inmediata:

24 de enero de 2021Contacto: Sharon Black y Lic. Alec SummerfieldTeléfono: 410-218-4835

#FacebookCensorship#DefendPeoplesRights#ReactivatePPA

Facebook cierra sin razón alguna páginas de grupos comunitarios, de mujeres y activistas

Grupos anuncian campañas para restaurar páginas y luchar contra la censura

El viernes 22 de enero de 2021, Facebook desactivó las páginas principales de dos importantes organizaciones comunitarias, Peoples Power Assembly (Asamblea del Poder Popular) y Women In Struggle / Mujeres En Lucha, y la de activistas de todo el país que han desempeñado papeles en estos grupos, extendiendo su purga a la activista puertorriqueña Berta Joubert-Ceci; a Greg Butterfield, escritor de Struggle – La Lucha; Cheryl La Bash, copresidenta de la Red Nacional sobre Cuba; Maggie Vascassenno, del Centro Harriet Tubman de Justicia Social de Los Ángeles; y a otros activistas.

También incluyó a la editora de la página de PPA Charlene Lady J. Jenkins, fundadora de “What’s Up Baltimore”, cuya red de base de Baltimore se cerró como resultado.Además, se desactivaron 16 perfiles de activistas individuales, lo que significa que cerca de una docena de otras páginas y grupos progresistas se congelaron cuando sus administradores estaban inhabilitados, incluidos: el Centro de Solidaridad Harriet Tubman de Baltimore, ICE Out of Baltimore, Comité de Solidaridad de Prisioneros, Youth Against War & Racism, y Trabajadores de Amazon de Baltimore y Maryland.

Sharon Black declaró: “La desactivación de Facebook de las páginas y las cuentas de los principales activistas que no han violado los estándares de la comunidad tiene como objetivo silenciar y censurar nuestras voces. La Asamblea del Poder Popular ha jugado un papel importante en las protestas de Baltimore Black Lives Matter en el verano y, más recientemente, oponiéndose al esfuerzo de Trump para revertir las elecciones. En la fiesta de cumpleaños del Dr. King Jr., llevamos a cabo una caravana de automóviles al Instituto Correccional Jessup y al Centro de Detención de Inmigrantes del Condado de Howard para exigir justicia para los prisioneros y detenidos”.

Berta Joubert-Ceci, fundadora de Women’s Fightback National Network / Red Nacional de Mujeres en Lucha y Mujeres en Lucha, declaró: “Es espantosa la cobardía de Facebook al silenciar las voces de las mujeres y las personas progresistas que luchan por la justicia y una vida mejor para todos “. Joubert-Ceci también es organizadora del Tribunal Internacional de los Pueblos sobre Crímenes Coloniales de Estados Unidos en Puerto Rico. Su página personal utilizada para conectarse con el movimiento puertorriqueño fue eliminada junto con la de Women in Struggle.

El abogado Summerfield concluyó: “¡Tenemos la intención de luchar contra esto! Esto incluye realizar una campaña pública para exigir que se reactiven las páginas de todos los activistas y de los grupos que representan. Tenemos la intención de utilizar todas las vías a nuestra disposición, incluidos los recursos legales, para detener la censura de las voces que a menudo son marginadas”.

Los grupos instan a las personas a ponerse en contacto con Facebook en:

Twitter: @_Finkd (Mark Zuckerberg);

@Facebook @guyro (VP Integrity @ Facebook)

Correo electrónico: ZUCK@FB.com;

Teléfono: 650-543-4800 o 650-308-7300;

press@osbadmin.com

Dile a Facebook: Deje de silenciar las voces de la comunidad, trabajadores, antirracistas, BIPOC, grupos de mujeres, pacifistas y socialistas. Restaure todas las páginas: Peoples Power Assembly, Women In Struggle / Mujeres En Lucha, y todas las y los activistas impactados y las páginas que administran. Esto incluye a: Sharon Black, Berta Joubert Ceci, Cheryl LaBash, Greg Butterfield, Maggie Vascassenno, Rasika Ruwanpathirana, Andre Powell, Elizabeth Toledo, Steven Ceci, Lallan Schoenstein, Charlene Lady J Jenkins, Alec Zomerfeld, Andrew Cancon, Miranda Etel, David Card e Ian Andrew Schlakman.

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Michigan: Email the New Prosecutor: Drop the Charges Against the Shelby 5!

Detroit Will Breathe

SIGN PETITION: https://bit.ly/35SB7iA

Send an email to the NEW Macomb County prosecutor Peter Lucido and Macomb County executive Mark Hackel! The Shelby 5 have a court date for their felony charges on January 19th. Show solidarity with them by demanding these politically motivated charges get dropped.

On October 24th, 2020 SHIFT and Detroit Will Breathe planned a march to demonstrate against the racist and hostile climate of Shelby Township, in particular the racist and violent comments of Chief of Police Robert Shelide, who called protesters “vicious subhumans” and threatened to put them in “body bags.”

Immediately upon setting off to march we were met with a heavy police presence. We were assaulted and beaten by a collaboration of multiple police departments including Shelby Township, Utica Police, and Macomb County Sheriffs deputies. Protesters were beaten and thrown to the ground with officers’ knees in their necks. 7 people were arrested and 5 are  charged with felonies, including obstruction, assault and resisting arrest despite police being the agents and instigators of violence.

This is all very clearly an attempt to silence the movement in defense of Black and Brown lives through force, brutality and trumped up charges. Shelby Township and Macomb county has long been a safe haven and breeding ground for Jim Crow-style racism and injustice. This can no longer be tolerated, and it can no longer be acceptable to brutalize and terrorize protestors.

Send an email today to take a stand against racist political repression.

SIGN PETITION: https://bit.ly/35SB7iA

Detroit Will Breathe

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The police attack and brutalize peaceful protesters.