From the Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund:

A Call to Prisoners to Speak Out on the Importance of Which Side Are You On?/Rise Up October


July 27, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


Brothers and sisters inside Amerikkka’s hell holes:

Rise Up October 24th logo

Weigh in/speak out on the importance of the Call for October 24 to Stop Police Terror, and how you see the impact it could have, in the U.S. and worldwide. You need to bring your own experience and thoughts, including insights you have gained reading Revolution, to win many more to be part of this day, especially (but not only) the youth who are potentially the next police murder statistic or prison number. Many people don’t get it—many of you do! You have a unique vantage point and voice, and it needs to be heard in support of this history-making October 24th protest!

Write, and ask other prisoners to write, to:

1321 N. Milwaukee Ave., #407
Chicago, IL 60622


RCP Publications
Box 3486, Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL 60654-0486

From the Call from Cornel West and Carl Dix...
#RiseUpOctober to STOP Police Terror

Michael Brown...Freddie Gray... Rekia Boyd... Andy Lopez...Tamir Rice

One after another—and so many others, precious Black and Brown lives—victims of police murder. We think of their faces, and furiously ache for justice. Over 1,000 people a year killed by police—yet since 2005, less than 60 indictments, less than 25 convictions!

Millions languish in prison, generation after generation, Black and Latino brothers and sisters. The spearpoint of a whole matrix of oppression.

People have struggled, resisted, risen up. This must go on and go further—all summer, in many different ways, intensifying.

At the same time, these repeated outrages cry out for a major, national manifestation this fall that states very clearly:


This demonstration will be resistance-based, uncompromising in spirit and, at the same time, pluralistic and diverse, involving hundreds of thousands of people, reaching into every corner of this society and powerfully impacting the whole world.

History has shown that no significant change has been won without mass determined resistance.

We refuse to be derailed by promises of reform that are merely that: promises.

We refuse to be intimidated by government repression or by threats from forces of open and unrepentant racism and fascism. We will respond to the urgency of the political situation by mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets to say these horrors must stop.

We aim to amplify the many forms of resistance against police murder and mass incarceration. More important, we aim to change the whole social landscape, to the point where a growing section of people all over take ever-increasing initiative and make it unmistakably clear that they refuse to live in a society that sanctions this outrage, and where those who do NOT feel this way are put on the defensive.

Join us—on October 24 in the streets of New York City.



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