A Call from Carl Dix and Cornel West—

Join us in Cleveland Tuesday July 19 to say

Tuesday July 19 4:00 pm Public Square, Euclid & Ontario Avenues, Cleveland OH

July 17, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


Asking everyone to Endorse this Call

Again America has forced us to watch Black men being murdered by its police. On top of those horrors, this time we were forced to watch a Black woman who had to remain calm while bravely recording a cop murder her boyfriend, threaten her life, and arrest her. And then, we had to listen to her 4-year-old try to comfort her in the midst of these unspeakable horrors.

These horrors underscore the reality of a people—Black people—who are forced to live their lives in fear of being shot to death by law enforcement for nothing other than the color of their skin. And it concentrates the history of centuries of savage oppression this country has subjected Black people to. It is outrageous, illegitimate, and unacceptable, and it must be stopped!

Carl Dix and Dr. Cornel West

People who protested the atrocities in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis, and those who took to the streets all across the country in solidarity, were acting righteously. And it was beautiful when these protests continued in the face of mighty efforts by the authorities to suffocate them by using the events in Dallas to try to change the subject from police getting away with murder to expressing sympathy for police officers, and even by trying to blame the protests for what happened in Dallas.

These protests need to not only continue—they must be intensified. Police murdering Black and Brown people again and again and being exonerated by the system when their murderous deeds are brought into the light of day amounts to a message that there is a target on the backs of Black and Brown people. It brings to mind the way lynch mobs used to leave their murdered victims hanging in public places as a message to all Black people to stay in their place. Messages like these can’t be allowed to continue to be delivered.

To let our sisters and brothers who are taking to the streets know that we have their backs, that we support them and that we love them, we will gather in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention where Donald Trump, the standard bearer for a growing fascist movement, will be nominated for president to say:



Initial endorsers:
Panzy Edwards, mother of Dakota Bright, murdered by Chicago PD 2012
Gabriel Black Elk, brother of Paul Castaway, murdered by Denver police, July 12, 2015
Willie Ferrell, brother of Jonathan Ferrell, murdered by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, September 14, 2013
Yohana Flores, daughter of Ernesto Flores, murdered by San Bernardino sheriffs, April 15, 2015
Ruben Gonzalez Morejon, brother of Hector Morejon, murdered by Long Beach, CA police, April 23, 2015
Kevin Kellom, father of Terrance Kellom, murdered by ICE agent in Detroit, MI, April 27, 2015
Nate Hamilton, brother of Dontre Hamilton, murdered by Milwaukee police, April 30, 2014
Alice Howell, grandmother of Justus Howell, murdered by Zion IL police, April 4, 2015
Mertilla Jones, grandmother of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, murdered by Detroit police, May 16, 2010
Tawanda Jones, sister of Tyrone West, murdered by Baltimore police, July, 2013
Alicia Kirkman, mother of Angelo Miller, murdered by Cleveland police, March 23, 2007
Yolanda McNair, mother of Adaisha Miller, shot to death by a Detroit cop, July 2012
Jessica Care Moore, poet and musician, Detroit, MI
Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Center for Self Determination, Greenville, SC
Anternitia O’Neal, mother of Dontez O’Neal, murdered by Cincinnati police, November 21, 2012
Gloria Pinex, mother of Darius Pinex, murdered by Chicago PD 2011
Chris Silva brother of David Silva, beaten to death by Kern Co. Sheriffs & California Highway Patrol in Bakersfield, CA, May 8, 2013
Donna Wicks, mother of Kevin Wicks, murdered by Inglewood, CA police, July 21, 2008

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