A Rush To Racism
While scenes of mourning played out in Oakland, Calif. yesterday, sidewalk memorials with dozens of floral bouquets sprung up to honor four slain police officers , an uglier side to the City has bubbled up, rising higher than the fivw peace doves released to symbolize the heroes who died.
Searing racial rhetoric is super-charging the already tense situation from Uhuru Solidarity, a group that admittedly I have never heard of before.
A Leftisit "progressive" group is now capitalizing on the horrific tragedy this weekend in Oakland when the four police officers were shot dead by a rape suspect determined to kill his way out of another jail term.
Now we are learning that there are actually people out there expressing support for Lovelle Mixon - and the murders he committed.
They are asking all "progressive- minded" people to join the resistance. What would Dr. Martin Luther King say about this? I know what Bernandine Dohrn and Bill Ayers would say back in the day - Right ON!
Somebody please explain to me how it is ONLY white folks who can be racist ...I think it is time for Attorney General Eric Holder to bring the "cowards" out of the shadows and start that race conversation he says we are too scared to have.
March, Candlelight Vigil and Rally for Lovelle Mixon and Family
Wednesday, March 25th, 6 to 8pm
Gather at Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
6:30 March to Eastmont Town Center
Rally & Return to the Uhuru House
Stop the Genocidal War on the African Community Now!
Economic and Social Justice for the African Community!
The International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement calls on all progressive-minded people to stand against the brutal, long-standing, publicly-supported policies of police containment that keep the African community under the grip of a colonial occupation for which the Oakland Police Department is the front line of assault.
We call for support for the African community demands for genuine economic development and social justice for the African community.
The deaths of four members of the OPD on March 21, 2009, were the result of these relentless policies, which are manifested daily in the cold-blooded police murders, brutality and harassment of African men and women, youth and elderly by the heavily armed, military style Oakland police force;
In draconian laws such as Three Strikes that discriminatorily lock up tens of thousands of African people for life in the multi-billion dollar California prison industry;
In the hostile, substandard education system that profiles African male children as young as six years old as criminals and “super-predators,” and feeds the shameful juvenile prison industry that violates every principle of international law;
In the highly-documented government-imposed illegal drug trade which is often the only last-ditch source of employment in a community whose own economic infrastructure has been destroyed by “urban renewal” and gentrification;
In the specific targeting of African homeowners for predatory subprime mortgages, thousands of which are now in foreclosure;
In the cruel foster care system that turns African babies and children, victimized by this system, into profitable commodities for the lucrative white foster-care industry.
It was the historic brutality of the Oakland Police Department that gave rise to the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in the 1960s.
We recognize that African communities of Oakland and throughout the US are locked down under a deadly colonial occupation no different than the conditions imposed on the Iraqi and Afghani people under the US military occupation and the near genocidal colonial assault on the Palestinian people by the illegitimate state of Israel.
We believe that all oppressed and colonized peoples have a right to struggle for liberation.