Peoples Power Assemblies organize to empower workers & oppressed people to demand jobs, education & healthcare while fighting against racism, police terror, sexism & LGBT bigotry.

All Out for May Day 2015

by on April 20, 2015

Urgent April 25: Mumia Health Deteriorates: Mumia Monday Call-in / Analysis: Connecting the LWW & BLM movementsPolice use new tactic to divide BLM movement / Report from April 2 Peoples Tribunal on Police Violence & Structural Racism, Youtube.

****FLASH: Baltimore: Justice 4 Freddie Grey Citywide Protests – Emergency Demo to demand arrestees be released. (Sunday 4/26). To Donate, get Background, click here

 

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All Out for May Day 2015

Click here for a nationwide listing. See esp. Port of Oakland May Day SHUTDOWN to call attention to Stop Police Terror.  Click image to enlarge.

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March2015

by on March 11, 2015

***Stop the Medical Execution of Mumia: ACT NOW!

***See a listing of MumiaMustLive actions around the country at PPA-FB & especially FergusonResponseNetwork. (There are also actions internationally: a Paris street is even named after Mumia!) Please also see: “Why Mumia is a hero to young people.”

**Report from exciting & inspiring April 2, 2015 Peoples Tribunal. Youtube.

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People’s Tribunal on Police Violence & Structural Racism: Thurs, April 2, 2015: 6pm 

National Black Theatre, Harlem

FaceBook / peoplestribunal.info / The Call / leaflet  (espanol) /

***Press Release with More Details***

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LET THE PEOPLE JUDGE!
We cannot rely on the courts for justice; we must form our own. The system refuses to hold the police accountable & stop them from terrorizing the people. It’s time for the people to put the system on trial!


BALTIMORE March 30: Water is a Human Right action; Stop Shutoff to 25,000; More info; FB Event

-DETROIT: Emergency People’s Assembly: Demand a moratorium (halt) on all tax foreclosures & evictionsSaturday, March 14, 2015; For details. Also FB Event.

We will be planning direct action to save our communities! Demand a moratorium (halt) on all tax foreclosures and evictions. This is a State of Emergency! Under Michigan law, the Mayor, County Executive and Treasurer, and especially the Governor, have the authority to stop all foreclosures and water shut-offs to stop this disaster from taking place.
62,000 homes are scheduled for tax foreclosure on March 31, 2015. 37,000 are occupied homes.In the meantime, Lansing is sitting on $220 Million of Hardest Hit Homeowners funds, enough to pay all the delinquent property tax bills of occupied homes, stop the foreclosures, and provide funds to restore county and city services.Instead these funds are being given to Dan Gilbert to tear down homes, while the banks are completely left off the hook for the destruction they caused.

 

Feb2015

by on February 4, 2015

**THE CALL FOR A PEOPLES TRIBUNAL AGAINST POLICE REPRESSION AND VIOLENCE. Read Call.

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March 2015 International Working Women’s Day actions. Click for listing of actions in NYC, Balt, Chicago, Providence, Detroit or see right side-bar local links.

 

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**Weekend of Feb 21: actions against police brutality in honor of Malcolm X, who became a revolutionary because Black Lives Matter. 

In Harlem, the PPA & others will “walk in his footsteps,” meeting at 12 noon where Malcolm used to hold street meetings, and walk to the police precinct where he organized a protest against police brutality in 1957. For NYC details. Nationwide.

 

 

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6 Months Later-Black Lives Still Matter-The Uprising Continues-

HANDS UP/WE CAN’T BREATHE!

(Rally, Die-in/Sing In-Reading the NAMES).

Monday Jan 9, 2015. In NYC: 5pm Foley Square. FB Event.
See FergusonResponseNetwork for action in your area.
**Make February Black Futures Month. Actions all month, but especially:
-Feb 9: Six month anniversary of Michael Brown murder.
-Feb. 13: Black Love Day to closely coincide with Valentine’s Day.
-Feb. 21: a national day of shutdowns around police brutality in honor of Malcolm X.
-Feb. 26: Trayvon Martin Day who would have turned 20 years.
 

MLK2015

by on January 7, 2015
**Urgent: PPA statement on shooting of Brooklyn police (Espanol)

Continue to Reclaim the rebellious spirit of Dr. King & the movement that raised him.  

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See Resources for placards

Jan. 15: Day of mass resistance on actual date of birthday; Especially Peoples Power STRIKE AGAINST RACISMNo business as usual – Shut It down: Walk Out! Sick out! Don’t Go IN! FacebookEvent, NYC & Balt Local listings. Other actions on Fergusonresponse & FA/actions.
Jan. 18: Day of reflection with special emphasis on faith-based outreach.
Jan. 19: Day of direct and mass actions on the King holiday.  See esp. fergusonresponse for complete listing.

Let’s Make 2015 a “Year of Resistance” for Black Lives.

Continue the uprising: For future actions & reports & videos of past actions (from around the country), see esp: Fight Police Terror drop down, PPA FB & PPA FB Event. See also FergusonAction & FergusonResponseNetwork. Don’t miss the “I Can’t Breathe” anthem. Scroll down or see right side bars for other issues (Low Wage Workers; Water is a Right, etc.)

 

Statement on Shooting of Police In Brooklyn

by on December 21, 2014

Peoples Power Assembly Movement on shooting of police in Brooklyn

Don’t let this incident be used to crush the uprising!

The following statement was issued on Dec. 21.

The police have been desperately searching or waiting for some occurrence that they can use as a weapon to crush the most powerful, widespread, national mass uprising against racist police terror and murder since the 1960s.

Until yesterday, the frame-up of activists from #MillionsMarchNYC on Dec. 13 was the weapon. We demand immediate amnesty for those targeted activists accused of the alleged attacks on New York Police Department detectives on the Brooklyn Bridge.

But now, the police — and the powers that be who rule over society and whose interests the police “protect and serve” — have got a much bigger weapon. The Dec. 20 killing of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, allegedly by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who afterwards allegedly killed himself in a subway station, is NOW that weapon.

We underscore the word “allegedly” because all we know about what happened is what the police have told us.  And while at the moment we have no information that counters the police story, we always suspect whatever the police say because they lie all the time.

One of the reasons that many of us prefer the strategy of a mass, social and political uprising against the whole system, over individuals targeting police, is because history has shown that more often than not, when people engage in individual, random attacks on police, it’s used by the government, the police and the system to attack the movement with violence baiting, in order to justify ratcheting up repression against the masses.

That said, we also know that anger over police repression and murder is so deep that it should come as no surprise to anyone that somebody would, sooner or later, act on that burning rage. Especially when the so-called justice system demonstrates time after time after time that police can, and do, murder with impunity.

Neither do we forget that 99.9 percent of the violence comes from the police.

No repression against the movement

From this point on, the establishment media and all who benefit from or serve the system will insist that we forget that the police have been waging a racist, violent and deadly war against Black and Brown people, especially young people.
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Aiyana JonesThe new narrative coming from on high will be that the murders of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai
Eric GarnerGurley, Tamir Rice, Ramarley Graham, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, John Crawford III and thousands of other young people of color don’t matter

Tamir Rice anymore.

We are about to witness a no-holds-barred campaign to criminalize and break the powerful movement sparked by Ferguson, Mo., which every day has brought many thousands of people into the streets of citiesJohn Crawford and towns aAkai Gurleycross the country.

The rhetoric from rulers about “respecting the right to protest” will be replaced with “the protesters are guilty of murder” — and so the right to protest will be revoked.

Ramarley GrahamThe strength of the uprising has rocked the system and weakened the capacity of the police to crack down on the protests, which, after all, is the ultimate goal of the police. How else can they continue their war against Black and Brown people?

Let us not forget: It is the police who kill without mercy, without regret, without concern for the families of their victims. It is the police who function like a gang, alien and hostile to most of society that’s not privileged by class or race.

The only concern of the police is that their violence, their cover-ups and lies not be questioned.

The people who really value all life, who want a world free of repression, violence and all forms of injustice, are the people who have been marching with signs that say “Black Lives Matter.” It is within this tremendous new movement against police violence that genuine humanity and the understanding of the pain of those who must face the holidays without their slain loved ones are rooted.

Most importantly, we must not let what happened in Brooklyn on Dec. 20 be used to destroy, harm or shake this movement for justice. We demand no escalation of repression against the movement.

This movement is the hope of the future. The oppressors hate it and fear it. We must see that it is not set back.


 

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