Tuesday, October 6, 2015

RISE UP CHICAGO



Whatever you can do to direct people to the event in Pilsen on Oct 11 and to the web site www.riseupoctober.org will make a difference. Think big!
On the question of when to do things, there is a real point to why Oct 24 and why this has to be a massive statement in the streets of New York. The upsurge in protest against murder by police that went to a new level with the uprising in Ferguson changed a lot of the consciousness in the country. But the cops have kept on killing, so much so that over 850 people have been killed by cops so far this year, an all time high. And the system has retaliated-- arresting demonstrators, criminalizing and demonizing those who have stood up around the country. Black Lives Matter has been targeted by law enforcement as a "domestic terrorist" group!!!



This situation is not static. Either the protests and resistance will be repressed or derailed and the controversy shut down, with the horrors not only staying in place but intensifying... or people will come forth in much greater numbers and determination than before, and seriously change the terms of how all of society looks at this and acts on it.



So there is real urgency to building stronger support for #RiseUpOctober. Whatever you can do to direct people to the event in Pilsen on Oct 11 and to the web site www.riseupoctober.org will make a difference. Think big! There is urgent fundraising needed to make sure that 100 families of victims of killer cops can be in New York on the 24th, and to pay for buses for 1,000s from around the country to get there. People from all walks of life need to know about #RiseUpOctober and get organized to be there. There are resources and materials online at www.riseupoctober.org