February 26—One Year Since the Racist Murder of Trayvon Martin

We Are All Trayvon Martin
We Say “NO MORE!

A Day of Remembrance, Defiance and Determination
Wear a Hoodie That Day… and Act

February 10, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


The Stop Mass Incarceration Network and others are calling for people to take to the streets on February 26, which marks one year since the murder of Trayvon Martin by a racist vigilante in Sanford, Florida. For more information on plans as they develop, check regularly at stopmassincarceration.org and revcom.us.

This statement is circulating for signatures, and for publication. Information on adding names and contributing to publishing is at the end of the list of signatories.

We Say “NO MORE”

The killing of Trayvon Martin and 2.4 million in prison make clear that there is a whole generation of Black and Latino youth who have been marked and treated as a “generation of suspects” to be murdered and jailed. This is not an issue for Black people alone but for all who care about justice; it is not a random tragedy.

We say NO MORE!

Signatories to date:

Ron Ahnen, President of California Prison Focus
Charles Alexander, director of the Academic Advancement Program at UCLA
Rene Auberjonois, actor
Eleanor J. Bader, freelance journalist
Shirley Bailey
Ajamu Baraka, Human rights activist; former director of U.S. Human Rights Network
Dan Barker, co-president, Freedom From Religion Foundation
Fr. Luis Barrios, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Kathleen Barry, author: Unmaking War, Remaking Men
Missy Comley Beattie, peace and justice activist; Counterpunch contributor
Morris Benoun
David Ross Curtis Bird
Ken Bonetti, educator
Blase Bonpane, Ph.D.,Director of Office of the Americas
Robert Bossie, SJC 8th Day Center for Justice
Alban Boucher, Social Worker / Activist
Herb Boyd, author / activist / journalist /teacher
Richard Brown, Former Black Panther; co-founder of Committee for the Defense of Human Rights
John Burris, civil rights attorney
Reverend Dr. Richard Meri Ka
Ra Byrd, Sr. Minister and Pastor, KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science
Minnie Carey
Kendra Castaneda, Prisoner Human Rights Activist with a family member in CA State Prison Segregation Unit
Chris Cates, Secretary, National Action Network (NAN), Atlanta chapter
Don Cheadle, actor
Eric Cheyfitz, Ernest L. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letters, Cornell University
Noam Chomsky
Marcus Coleman, President, National Action Network (NAN), Atlanta chapter
Rev. Robert B. Coleman, Chief Program Minister, The Riverside Church, City of New York
Elizabeth Cook, activist in New Orleans
Peter Coyote, actor, author
Nicole Cromartie, Museum educator
Chris Crutcher, author: Whale Talk; Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes; Deadline
Colin Dayan, author: The Law is a White Dog, How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons
Don DeBar, Journalist, host of CPR Morning Show on CPRmetro.org
Blaine Delancey
Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
Lisa Edelstein, actor
Niles Eldredge, Curator Emeritus, American Museum of Natural History
Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, activist, founder of V-DAY
Richard Falk, teacher, author
Father Austin Ford, Civil Rights Movement activist in Georgia in the 1950s
Nick Fossett, supporter of the Revolution
Julian Francisco, U.S. Marine; “someone who’d like to not get stopped every time I go on leave to visit my wife in New York”
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president, Freedom From Religion Foundation
Frances Goldin
Nick Gotts, Aberdeen, Scotland
Elaine Hampton, retired bookkeeper, member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation
Kathleen Hanna, musician
Dennis Hardwick
Joe Harris, father of Joetavius Stafford, killed by MARTA Police at Vine City Station, Atlanta, GA, 2011
Chris Hedges, author: War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
Lyn Hejinian, Professor, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley; poet
Nicholas Heyward, Parents Against Police Brutality and October 22nd Coalition
Merle Hoffman, founder, president and CEO of Choices Women’s Medical Center
Erik James Hopper
Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys
Sikivu Hutchinson, editor, blackfemlens.org; freethoughtblogs.com/ blackskeptics.org; author, Moral Combat: Black Atheists,Gender Politics, and the Values War
Ron Jacobs, author and journalist
Cephus Bobby Johnson, uncle of Oscar Grant
Sherry Tate John
Celes King IV, Chairman, Congress of Racial Equality of California
Peter N. Kirstein, Professor of History, Saint Xavier University; Vice President AAUP Illinois
C. Clark Kissinger, Revolution Books, NYC
Greg Laden, Scienceblogs, The X Blog
Vinay Lal, university professor and social critic
Dennis Loo, author, Globalization and the Demolition of Society
Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun and chair of the Interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives
Marilyn McMahon, attorney, California Prison Focus
Marie Martin, nurse and tutor; son in Pelican Bay State Prison
Sharon Martinas, racial justice educator
Tom Mayer, Professor (emeritus), Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Robert Meeropol, Rosenberg Fund for Children
Leo Mintek, Outernational
Tom Morello, Nightwatchman
Charles Person, one of the 13 original Freedom Riders
Willie Phillips, NAACP/Berkeley, Chairperson of Econ. Department
Anu Ramanathan, atheist and secular humanist
Florence M. Rice, consumer advocate
Tricia Rose, author and educator, Brown University
Al Sandine, author, activist
Lloyd Scott, IKAR
J. Tony Serra
Cindy Sheehan, peace and justice activist
Henry Silverman, Professor and Chairperson Emeritus, Department of History, Michigan State University
Dr. Tolbert Small, poet and co-founder of Harriet Tubman medical clinic in East Oakland
Tavis Smiley, talk show host and co-author of The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto
Dr. Donald Smith, past president of the National Alliance of Black School Educators
Martin Stolar, attorney, New York City
Joshua Streeter
Sunsara Taylor, Revolution newspaper
Saul Thomas
Kim M. Turner
Simba Amka Uhuru, Amka the Griot
Paul Von Blum, Senior Lecturer, African American Studies, UCLA
Cornel West
Donald R. Wright, engineer and humanist activist
James Yakura, student, UCCS
David Zeiger, filmmaker, director of Sir! No Sir

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