Special—from Ferguson, Missouri
Updated September 4, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Bob Avakian, "The police, Black youth and what kind of a system is this?"
Michael Brown to Eric Garner
This has to stop NOW!
People are standing up in Ferguson!
It's right to rebel!
Time's up for this system.
Fight the Power, and Transform the People, for Revolution!
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A Call to Act Against the Killing of Michael Brown
GET OUT IN THE STREETS—in the downtowns and barrios and ghettoes across the country—to make it known that people are standing with and acting in unity with the people who have stood up in Ferguson, Missouri to protest the police killing of Michael Brown.
Bring, distribute and blow whistles. Bring many copies of the Three Strikes posters and also posters of “We Refuse to Accept Slavery in Any Form” with revcom.us prominently displayed. Spread the posters among everyone to get out widely.
Get out REVOLUTION! Raise your arms and raise your fists. March. ACT, ACT, ACT!!!
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by Bob Avakian
Editor’s note: Attorney General Eric Holder has been deployed to Ferguson, MO to try to dampen the courageous uprising against the police murder of Michael Brown. Both in relation to that, but because it reveals essential truth behind illusions about the Federal Government’s role in relation to the oppression of Black people, we are sharing the following excerpt from Birds Cannot Give Birth to Crocodiles, But Humanity Can Soar Beyond the Horizon by Bob Avakian.
August 11. Photo: AP
From an online comment thread in the Washington Post, August 13:
Heavily armed, white protesters force authorities into retreat at Cliven Bundy Ranch despite allegations of the theft of over $1 million in fees from use of federal land. The police and FBI do nothing.
Unarmed, black protesters are gassed, shot, and beaten by authorities in their own backyards as they peacefully rally to expose a crime committed by a police officer witnessed by many. The police bring armored cars, helicopters, attack dogs, and riot weapons to use against the citizens.
On August 19, St. Louis police shot and killed Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old Black man, just a few miles from where Michael Brown was gunned down by Ferguson police. We will have more on this soon. Watch this video, which shows that this was yet another cold-blooded murder by the police.
Editor’s note: Tyisha Miller was a 19-year-old African-American woman shot dead by Riverside, California police in 1998. Miller had been passed out in her car, resulting from a seizure, when police claimed that she suddenly awoke and had a gun; they fired 23 times at her, hitting her at least 12 times, and murdering her. Bob Avakian addressed this.
If you can’t handle this situation differently than this, then get the fuck out of the way. Not only out of the way of this situation, but get off the earth. Get out of the way of the masses of people. Because, you know, we could have handled this situation any number of ways that would have resulted in a much better outcome. And frankly, if we had state power and we were faced with a similar situation, we would sooner have one of our own people’s police killed than go wantonly murder one of the masses. That’s what you’re supposed to do if you’re actually trying to be a servant of the people. You go there and you put your own life on the line, rather than just wantonly murder one of the people. Fuck all this “serve and protect” bullshit! If they were there to serve and protect, they would have found any way but the way they did it to handle this scene. They could have and would have found a solution that was much better than this. This is the way the proletariat, when it’s been in power has handled—and would again handle—this kind of thing, valuing the lives of the masses of people. As opposed to the bourgeoisie in power, where the role of their police is to terrorize the masses, including wantonly murdering them, murdering them without provocation, without necessity, because exactly the more arbitrary the terror is, the more broadly it affects the masses. And that’s one of the reasons why they like to engage in, and have as one of their main functions to engage in, wanton and arbitrary terror against the masses of people.
August 17, 2014
Six years later, we have to look at reality. And what conclusions must be drawn?
August 20, 2014
August 20, 2014
Black figurehead dnt change the slave ship. NO to slow genocide. We need Revolution–Nothing Less! revcom.us #Ferguson #Michael Brown
Stop slandering the victim and send the killer to jail. #Ferguson #MichaelBrown revcom.us
Cosmetics don’t mean shit. A pig is still a pig. #Ferguson #MichaelBrown revcom.us
Black, white or Latino: once you put on the blue, you gonna serve the system and come down on the people. #Ferguson revcom.us
The heart of the problem is not the color of the skin of the pig. #Ferguson revcom.us
Wolf or fox, just a different way to eat you. #Ferguson #MichaelBrown revcom.us
Calm Down? Hell No! The pig is still walking the streets... and the whole genocidal program is still in full effect #Ferguson #MichaelBrown revcom.us
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