Letter from Carl Dix & Cornel West

March 6, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


Cornel West and Carl Dix

Cornel West and Carl Dix


Dear friend,

As you are well aware, we face a serious problem today—police killing again and again and being given a pass by the authorities when they do. Last year many, many people stood up to deliver a message that this horror must STOP! These protests were powerful, beautiful and very necessary because without them the loss of so many Black and Latino lives at the hands of the police would've been swept under the rug.

Yet the killings continue without let up. Worse yet, the authorities have attempted to derail these protests with threats and false promises and by promoting a false narrative that the actions of the police should not be protested because cops have such a tough job. Those who took to the streets in Ferguson and everywhere else to say NO MORE to police murdering Black and Latino people had right on their side. We must not back down from calling out this injustice and demanding that it be STOPPED. In fact, we must step up our resistance.

As part of doing that, a conference in Atlanta issued a call for a day of “disrupting business as usual” on April 14 because business as usual in this society includes police killing people and getting away with no punishment for their murderous deeds. We urge you to enlist in the effort to make April 14 as powerful as possible in every way you can.

Ways that you could join this effort include:

1) Sign the Call for April 14—You can sign the Call on line at: http://stopmassincarceration.net/content/call-shutdowna14;

2) Spread the Call for April 14 and the hash-tag, #ShutDownA14, as broadly as you can;

3) Join activities planned in your area on April 14 and building up to April 14, or if nothing is planned in your area, plan something; and

4) Donate generously to help make April 14 as powerful as possible. (You can go to the web site: http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/, to make a donation on line.)

Thank you,

Carl Dix and Cornel West


Email: stopmassincarceration@gmail.com
FB: stopmassincerationnetwork
Phone: 347-979-SMIN (7646)


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