By Abayomi Azikiwe
February 18, 2015
Legal Lynching Continues Across the U.S.
The report reaffirms that the current wave of police killings and other racist attacks are part and parcel of the system of national oppression and social control utilized by the ruling class to exploit and contain African people from the 19th century to the present. Today in the aftermath of Civil Rights legislation passed during the 1950s and 1960s and the ascendancy of African American elected officials including the president, people are still being denied justice.
Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Aiyana Stanley Jones, Tamir Rice and countless others have been killed by police officers who remain unscathed by prosecutors and the courts. The Justice Department has not brought any charges against these officers after local authorities failed to indict and arrest the perpetrators.
Undoubtedly it will take a revolution to overthrow the legacy of racial terrorism in the U.S. The African American and other oppressed peoples must be totally liberated from national oppression before they can expect any real justice that protects and values their lives from the ravages of state-supported violence and political repression.
All roads lead to Racine, Wisconsin, Wed. Oct. 17 at 6:30PM CT as we demand a #MoralAgenda from our candidates! Join Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II & The Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call For Moral Revival:bit.ly/WisconsinPPH or watch via livestream:fb.com/anewppc. #PoorPeoplesCampaign
Longtime community leader and volunteer, Ricardo Fierro, was taken into custody by Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his home in Racine, Wisconsin.
Fierro is best known in the Racine, WI community as the former local director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In recent years, Fierro served on the City of Racine Mayoral Advisory Board, Immigration Task Force Chairman for the Racine Interfaith Coalition, the Racine Unified School District Middle School Transformation Committee and the RUSD Diversity and Equity Task Force.
Fierro was elected president of local council 347 of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and enthusiastically participated in a host of volunteer activities too numerous to mention.
Ricardo and his family need your help now more than ever.
As the main source of income for his family of seven children, his mother and physically disabled brother, Ricardo’s detention has presented an unimaginable hardship to his family and loved ones.
Ricardo and his family are in desperate need of donations for his legal defense, as well as food, shelter and transportation for his family during this stressful time.
The fight to return Ricardo to his family and the Racine community requires your help today.
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Too often contracted airport workers –cabin cleaners, ramp workers, baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, terminal cleaners, security officers, skycaps and passenger service workers– are paid so little that they can’t make ends meet even as the industry rakes in billions in profits. Airport workers across the country are tired of making big profits for the aviation industry, while they struggle to get by. Thats’s why airport workers and community allies are standing up and demanding $15 and union. Today, more than 118,000 airport workers nationwide have either received wage increases or other improvements, including healthcare, paid sick leave and worker retention policies.
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