Carl Dix on Tour: Selma, St. Louis, Madison

Taking the Temperature and Taking out April 14

March 16, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


Carl Dix has been on tour for the last couple of weeks building for April 14—a day of massive resistance all over the country where people say: “STOP BUSINESS AS USUAL! WE WILL NOT GO BACK! NO SCHOOL! NO WORK! SAY NO MORE TO THE SYSTEM GIVING A GREEN LIGHT TO KILLER COPS!” Carl was in Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. He traveled to St. Louis for a speaking engagement and talked with people in Ferguson. The next stop was Madison, Wisconsin for protests against the March 6 police murder of 19-year-old Tony Robinson and to attend the funeral.

Revolution correspondent Li Onesto caught up with Carl Dix to talk to him about his experiences in these cities and what he has been learning about the mood and thinking of people in these weeks of intense developments where the U.S. Department of Justice releases two reports the same day—one with a sliver of truth about crimes carried out against Black people by the Ferguson Police; the other an outrageous decision exonerating the cop who killed Michael Brown; meanwhile in the following week  three more unarmed Black men were murdered by police. Check for a soon-to-come report from this conversation with Carl about this tour.

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