Bring the Revolution into Actions on the Anniversary of the Murder of Trayvon Martin

January 27, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has issued an important call 2 years since the murder of Trayvon Martin. They are calling for A Day of Outrage and Remembrance on February 26, 2014:

We Are All Trayvon Martin,
The Whole Damn System is Guilty

This is an important call in its own right, and the anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin is a moment to seize in bringing forward a movement for revolution—for a world where among other things, there will be no more of these kinds of murders.

A basic plan:

1) Find ways to make a statement wearing black—be out in the streets where you can. Prisoners, find ways to make a political statement on this day and write us.

2) Promote BAsics 1:13:

No more generations of our youth, here and all around the world, whose life is over, whose fate has been sealed, who have been condemned to an early death or a life of misery and brutality, whom the system has destined for oppression and oblivion even before they are born. I say no more of that.

(From BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian—downloadable as a free e-book or available in paperback at

Bring this quote into the communities and schools on February 26—on palm cards, posters, flyers, human billboards, and other creative forms. Use it to provoke thinking and discussion, to introduce people to Bob Avakian and invite them into the movement for revolution he leads and building the Party as its leading core.

3) Along with BAsics 1:13, get out the poster of Bob Avakian's powerful "3 Strikes" quote—available at

4) Take out Revolution and promote


On January 20, at the MLK Day Parade in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles, the Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN) of Southern California spearheaded a marching unit in the parade. Many thousands of people turned out and lined the parade route. The SMIN marching unit was made of people whose children are unjustly locked away in prison for life, women with sons locked away for over 20 years in solitary confinement, individuals who'd spent years tortured in the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay, families who have lost their loved ones to police murder, and others. The lead banner said "Mass incarceration + Silence = Genocide/Break the Silence!" Two dozen Cuauhtemoc Dancers stepped, whirled and carried posters condemning solitary torture and the school-to-prison pipeline. Stickers with the slogan "We Are All Trayvon, The Whole Damn System is Guilty" were spread, calling for Hoodies Up! on February 26, 2014—two years since Trayvon's murder. Revolution Club members played a powerful role helping to lead chants with family members in the contingent, and revolutionary communist activists, as part of the mix, spread to the crowd Bob Avakian's New Year's message and Revolution newspaper.

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