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

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.  

justice-placards-3

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.
Michael Brown
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.


 

Protest Dec 19

by on December 18, 2014
GarnerChokehold

***TAKE ACTION NOW: Protest outrageous pro-cop rally: Dec 19, 2014. 5pm. City Hall Park, NYC.

-Sign on to & spread the Statement. 

Statement also at FB.

-Spread the word: FBEventNoThankYouNYPDFBPPAFB
#NoThankYouNYPD; #BlackLivesMatter; #ThisStopsToday

 

Week of Dec 13, 2014

by on December 8, 2014

STAND WITH FERGUSON.

END POLICE TERROR, NOW!

NYC_Garner
MillionsMarchNYC

CLICK for NYC actions week of Dec 20. **URGENT: See FB & #NoThankYouNYPD for responding to pro-cop rally Friday, Dec 19, 2014.

The uprising continues, expands:  Most updated report-back on the courageous & inspiring actions from around the country on PPA FB & PPA FB Event. Also check FergusonAction for ongoing actions & esp. FergusonActionNetwork.
 -NAN-called action in D.C. Sat Dec 13, 10:30 am. 
**See also NYC Local Actions.

(see Resources for placards in pic.)

 

Dec4

by on December 2, 2014

(Scroll down or see HERE for other actions (Low Wage Workers, Water is a Right, etc), other cities, esp Balt, LA, other.) 

 See FergusonResponseNetwork for over 85 (& growing) Eric Garner actions. Also FergusonAction.com. MOST UPDATED NYC (& other cities) info on PPA FB, PPA FB EventSpecial “What’s Next” Strategy Session: Sat, Dec 6, Solidarity Center, NYC: FB Event.

NYC show your

OUTRAGE over
NO indictment
of police murder

of #ERICGARNER
#thisstopstoday

Peoples Power Assembly is encouraging people to GO

THURSDEC 4th 5:30 pm FOLEY SQ 
facebook.com/events/832643866757953/

WORK SESSION TODAY to help prepare and also carry materials down to the action. Come to the Solidarity Center 147 W 24th St., 2nd floor, 1:30 pm – 4:30. The Solidarity Center will be open as a►SAFE SPACE for activists. Please call us / Report in If you have been ARRESTED, Witness an ARREST or are doing JAIL SUPPORT at a demonstration. Please contact the Nat’l Lawyers Guild NLG-NYC HOTLINE at 212.679.6018.

**FRI DEC 5 : Meeting with panel discussion on how to support National Struggle against Police Terror
-7 pm (dinner at 6:30); Solidarity Center, 147 W 24th St., 2ndfloor, NY, NY 10011

ALSO ON THURSDAY

IN THE SPIRIT OF FERGUSON —

Solidarity with Low-Wage Workers Day
BRONX PROTEST

183 St. & Jerome Ave (# 4 train to 183 St. Station)

THURS DEC 4 @ 5pm

Hands up – give workers $15 & a union!

Stop the
police war

against Black & Brown youth!

It’s the
same struggle!

It’s about respect & justice!

On Thurs. Dec. 4 join the People’s Power Assemblies, Alternative Banking Working group and Occu-evolve, both from Occupy Wall Street, and other movements to participate in a national solidarity action for fast food/low-wage workers. This evening action (which follows several early morning actions across the city) shows: it’s time to show that the struggle of low-wage workers for justice & the nationwide uprising to stop the police war against Black & Brown youth – are the same struggle.

PEOPLE’S
POWER ASSEMBLY


www.peoplespowerassemblies.org 

Meets Every Wed. 7 pm
147 W. 24th 2nd Fl. NYC



OCCU-EVOLVE (OWS)

www.occuevolve.com
Meets Every Fri.@ 7 pm
60 Wall St NYC

 

 

Liked this? Share it with your friends!