American lives are not more important than other lives!—Protest Dec 31!

December 29, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


The following statement was made by Richie Marini of World Can’t Wait at the December 23rd Stop Mass Incarceration Network press conference calling for "Rocking in the New Year with Resistance to Police Murder."

Two weeks ago the world was shocked to learn of details of how CIA operatives tortured men in Guantánamo, in the “salt pits” in Afghanistan and at so-called “black sites” around the world.

The truth is, that it wasn’t done by a few rogue agents; it was designed and directed by people at the top; in the White House, in the Pentagon, at the CIA. It was approved by leaders of Congress, and no far, has been held accountable for these crimes.

In the last few weeks the world has been shocked that the police—who are sworn to “serve and protect”—have killed and brutalized so many Black and brown people in this country.

This seems to be approved by governments and approved by the courts; no one is being held accountable for these crimes.

Anyone who has an ounce of humanity and is outraged by the arbitrary use of force—whether in Guantánamo, Brooklyn, Afghanistan, or Staten Island—we call on those people to come out on December 31.

We call on those people who think that the lives of people living in this country are not more important than lives in other countries, and those who think that Black and brown lives matter, to join protests December 31st in New York City and across the country.

American lives are not more important than other lives!

Thank you.


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