Revolution #103, October 7, 2007

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On October 22: No More Stolen Lives—Wear Black to Protest Police Brutality

From the Call for Oct. 22, 2007, National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and Criminalization of a Generation:

“October 22nd has come to be recognized as a concentrated day of resistance -- a national day when people all over the country, in different cities and through different means of expression, come together to STOP police violence, repression, and the criminalization of a generation. The nationwide epidemic of police brutality and repression is hidden from many people who would be outraged if they knew what was happening. We must resist the onslaught of police abuse as we work in many different ways to drag this truth out into the light of day. Our resistance will give others courage…”
(The full Call can be found online at

To contact the October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and Criminalization of a Generation:
web site:
phone: 1-888-NOBRUTALITY
mail: October 22nd Coalition, PO Box 2627, New York NY 10009


Initial List of Assembly Points for Oct. 22, 2007:

Los Angeles
Gather 12 noon at Los Angeles St. and 1st St in front of Parker Center (LAPD headquarters). March at 2 to MacArthur Park

New York
4 p.m. rally at Marcus Garvey Park (124th St. and 5th Ave.). March followed by rally at St. Mary’s Church.

Noon rally at Federal Plaza

6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Bohemos Coffee Shop, 708 Telephone Rd.

Minneapolis, MN

Fresno, CA
Call: 559-268-2261

San Diego, CA

Seattle, WA

Endorsers of the Call for October 22nd, 2007
(as of Sept. 25)

Families of People Killed by Law Enforcement
Larry Barnett Sr., son killed by Sandusky, Ohio police
Ariel Cruz, friend of Silverio del Rios (died under questionable circumstances at Elmira, N.Y. correctional facility)
Ophelia Randall Ealy, mother of Michael Randall Ealy (killed by Seattle police 12/28/98)
Danny Garcia, brother of Mark Garcia (killed by SFPD)
Nicholas Heyward, Sr., father of Nicholas Heyward Jr. (killed by NYPD)
Tina Mercado, companion of Dave Baker (killed by Burlington, NC police)
Mesha Monge-Irizarry, mother of Idriss Stelley (killed by SFPD)
Antonio Ponce,  father of Rick Ponce (killed by El Paso police)
Margarita Rosario, mother of Anthony Rosario and aunt of Hilton Vega (killed by NYPD)
Frank Rosenberg, father of Richard Rosenberg (killed by Fremont, CA police)
Calvert Stewart, father of Gil Barber (killed by Guilford Country Dep. Sheriff)
Juanita Young, mother of Malcolm Ferguson (killed by NYPD)

Comite No Nos Vamos, Fresno, CA
Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliation, Bellevue, WA
Education Not Incarceration, SF, CA
Freedom Socialist Party, NY
Free the Jena 6, SF chapter, CA
Idriss Stelley Foundation, CA
Independent Citizens Review Board of Oregon State Police
International Workers of the World, General Defense Committee
Pastors Against Injustice, Roanoke, VA
People’s Coalition for Justice, Seattle, WA
Picture the Homeless, NY
Radical Women, NY
SF Village Voice Community Radio, CA
San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper, SF, CA
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Anti-Imperialist

Geoffrey Blank, No Police State Coalition, NY
Craig Butler, Evolution Strength and Fitness, Inc.
Dan DiLeva, October 22nd Coalition, Seattle, WA
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party
Aaron Dixon, Seattle, WA
SwanEagle Harijan, SEEDS, Vashon, WA
Pastor Rachel Hartman-Northway, Spokane WA
Tara Hines
Sue Kay, Seattle, WA
Michael Ladd, Socialist Alternative, Seattle, WA
Greg Lewis, victim of police brutality, Seattle, WA
King La Sombra, Almighty Latin Kings and Queens, NY
Edward Martin, Seattle, WA
Efia Nwangaza, African-American Institute for Policy and Planning
John Page, Black Prisoners Caucus, Seattle, WA
Nina Paulino, NY
Ben Saari, Santa Rosa Copwatch
Mary Smith, Seattle, WA
Celeste Taylor, Pittsburgh, PA
Claudette Thomas, Oct. 22, Seattle, WA
Ameegill Whitlock, MSW, Baltimore, MD

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