Revolution #244, August 28, 2011

New Video from Carl Dix: "Britain Youth Revolt's Righteous Fury"

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2011

"The authorities in Britain have worked themselves into a frenzy of name calling followed by brutal punishment against the people who rose up. They say these youth did nothing but engage in mindless looting. And that the root causes of these actions are poor parenting, a moral collapse in parts of British society and gang culture. These people are straight up hypocrites.

"Who are the real criminals? Police in London murdered Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old cab driver. This was only the latest in a series of brutal killings by police there. These murders happened in an atmosphere where police stop and frisk Black youth in scandalous numbers—2000 per day. This kind of brutality has characterized the way the British ruling class has operated around the world throughout history…

"There is a tremendous, simmering anger. Up till now, far too much of this has been turned inward with people lashing out against each other. But I am here to tell you, people will not, and should not, take this forever. There was a righteous fury and a lot to learn from the youth in the streets of England in these hot days of August…

"'The days when this system can just keep on doing what it does to people, here and all over the world…when people are not inspired and organized to stand up against these outrages and to build up the strength to put an end to this madness…those days must be GONE. And they CAN be.'"

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