A Call for: Emergency Action in Solidarity with University of Missouri Black Students

November 10, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


A Missouri State University student has issued a call to action for Thursday, November 12: "Emergency Action in Solidarity with University of Missouri Black Students." This call was originally issued before University of Missouri President Timothy Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin were forced to step down because of the student protests—but the call for emergency action is still going forward, and it has been taken up on at least 14 different campuses.

As of Tuesday night, November 10, universities and colleges committed to participating in this action include: Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Missouri Western University, Webster University, Stephens College, University of Central Missouri, Missouri Baptist University, Loyola University-Chicago, Columbia University, DePaul University, University of Missouri Kansas City, Rockhurst University, Kansas State University, University of Kansas.

The call to go forward from the protests at University of Missouri and spread the fight to campuses across the country is very significant and important. As Carl Dix, co-initiator of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party, said in his statement of support for the University of Missouri students: “All this indicates that there is a new generation that is not going to take the racism constantly hammered on people by this white supremacist society, that they are willing to put things on the line to stop it, and that when this kind of bold stand is taken it attracts, and compels, others to support it and also step into the fight. This is a very important moment in relation to the struggle throughout the society against the oppression of Black people and other oppressed peoples, and it is part of focusing the thinking of millions to what is fundamental in this society.”

We call on our readers to unite with and support these actions on campuses across the country—and to join them where you can. Take out to the students the basic truth that this system has no future for Black youth. And the understanding that we need a whole different system that will eliminate the oppression of Black people and other oppressed people, as well as all the other outrages and horrors of this system. That bringing such as system into being requires an actual revolution—nothing less! That making this revolution requires science and leadership—and that we have this science and this leadership in Bob Avakian, the leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party.

And take out to students that right now—as part of hastening and preparing for this revolution, as well as taking further the fight to STOP the racist terror of the police—students and others must go into the streets in a major way on November 22, one year since the police murder of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black child playing with a toy gun in Cleveland. The system has been moving to exonerate the cops who murdered Tamir, and this must not be tolerated. Join the protesters nationwide who will be saying on that day: Indict, convict, send the killer cops to jail. The whole damn system is guilty as hell!

Get out copies of the statement from Carl Dix to everyone (download PDF of the statement to print) at the campus actions. Bring Stolen Lives posters and banners—with the faces and names of people murdered by police. Spread the word and organize for the November 22 actions on the one-year anniversary of the police murder of Tamir Rice. Back-pack copies of BAsics, from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian—a great way to introduce people to BA. And distribute copies of Revolution newspaper.

Send reports, photos, and videos from the November 12 actions to revolution.reports@yahoo.com.






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