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July 29, 2016

FYI: 7pm Tonight: #EnoughIsEnough #FreddieGray #BlackLivesMatter

Filed under: Civil Rights,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 11:25 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 12:25 PM
Subject: FYI: 7pm Tonight: #EnoughIsEnough #FreddieGray #BlackLivesMatter

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Friday (Tonight) 7pm, at Washington Square Park
#EnoughIsEnough #FreddieGray #BlackLivesMatter
On this day we come together in solidarity to morn this sad verdict against another person of color. #FREDDIEGRAY WOULD STILL BE ALIVE IF THE BALTIMORE POLICE DID NOT Murder HIM .THEY HAVE LET ALL SIX OFFICERS GO #ENOUGHISENOUGH IT IS TIME TO MOBILIZE #BLACKLIVESMATTER

 

 

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July 27, 2016

FYI: Noon Today in Brooklyn: Justice Long Overdue: The March For Nicholas Heyward Jr.

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 10:22 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 10:22 AM
Subject: FYI: Noon Today in Brooklyn: Justice Long Overdue: The March For Nicholas Heyward Jr.

Today, July 27 at 12 Noon
Justice Long Overdue: The March For Nicholas Heyward Jr.
This year marks 22 years since 13-year old Nicholas Heyward Jr. was shot to death by NYPD housing cop Brian George in the staircases of the Gowanus Houses. Nicholas would have turned 34 this year.

Join us on Wednesday July 27th as we march from the Gowanus Houses to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office and tell DA Ken Thompson that he must fulfill his campaign promise and fully investigate the 1994 murder of little Nicholas. We will also be delivering a letter of support signed by over 50 organizations and public figures who stand in solidarity with #JusticeForNicholasHeywardJr.

22 years is long enough. Justice cannot continue to drag its feet after all these years.

Come out and stand with Nicholas’ father, Nicholas Heyward Jr., as we show him, and all of the city, that we won’t let Nicholas’ life be lost in vain. #JusticeForNicholasHeywardJr Justice for all victims of police brutality.

We will be leaving from the Gowanus Houses, where Mr. Heyward still lives, at 11:30AM sharp. We will be arriving at the Brooklyn DA’s office at Noon. Join us on the march or meet us there.

The Brooklyn DA’s office is at 350 Jay Street. Take the A/B/C/D to Jay street or 4/5 to Borough Hall.

Heyward

July 22, 2016

FYI: Upcoming BLM Events

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 10:48 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:48 AM
Subject: FYI: Upcoming BLM Events

Saturday, July 23 at 12:00 PM
Black Lives Occupy Brooklyn
WE WILL BE CALLING OUT THE NAMES OF THOSE SLAIN BY OFFICERS SO A LIST WILL BE STARTED AND PLEASE ADD NAMES. IN ADDITION WE ARE CALLING TO ACTION A CHANGE OF THE LAWS THAT GOVERN THE PROSECUTION OF OFFICERS WHEN IT COMES TO THE KILLING OF CIVILIANS.

Occupy Brooklyn


Monday, August 1 at 9:00 AM
Shut Down City Hall NYC
Approaching the 2-year mark of the Ferguson Uprising on August 9, Millions March NYC is calling for the OCCUPATION OF CITY HALL PARK

Shutdown City Hall

 

Related

Protesters Stage Sit-In at Office of NYPD’s Largest Union
BYP100, an activist group comprised of black people ages 18 to 35, said it staged the protest at the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association in lower Manhattan to compel the union to demand the firing of Wayne Isaacs, the NYPD officer who shot and killed an unarmed motorist in an apparent traffic stop while Isaacs was off-duty earlier this month.

July 21, 2016

FYI: FergusonAction: Take #FreedomNow action today in more than 80 cities

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 3:01 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM
Subject: FYI: FergusonAction: Take #FreedomNow action today in more than 80 cities

Ferguson Action Logo
From: Ferguson Action Team <info@fergusonoctober.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Just yesterday dozens of brave activists staged occupations of police unions in DC, NY, Chicago, Oakland, and Detroit.  Despite efforts to quiet our demands for justice we went to the power behind the violence, the very unions that protect the police that kill us every day.  Yesterday was amazing, and today, there’s much more to come.

In more than 80 cities across 5 countries people will take action driven by our dream of a world where Black children live in safety.  We join our partners in the Movement for Black Lives in calling for immediate action to end the unrestricted cash flow into failed policing strategies.  Billions of dollars are spent on policing, while our education, health and housing suffer.  Its time we the demand our federal government stop rewarding our death with unchecked grants.

#FreedomNow

As we prepare for today, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on the events of the last two weeks– what’s being said about our movement vs what we know to be true. Please read this as you’re heading out today.  We need to remember why we take action, what the stakes are, and the serious harm to our communities if things stay the same.

Visit the FreedomNow website to find an action near you.  Text FREE to 90975 for updates and join the conversation all day using the hashtag #FreedomNow. We especially want to see the images of resilience, joy, and determination today so as you take photos post them using hashtag #FreedomNow as well.

Onward,

Ferguson Action Team

July 15, 2016

FYI: Black Lives Matter Events Tonight and Sunday

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 9:44 AM
Subject: FYI: Black Lives Matter Events Tonight and Sunday

 Imprisoned Resistance Green

Friday (tonight), 6:30pm
Imprisoned Resistance: Politics of Incarceration in Palestine & the U.S.
Members of two recent delegations to Palestine—a prison, labor and academic delegation and a Dream Defenders delegation—will report on what they saw and heard, and discuss parallels mass incarceration, and struggles for justice.
Written report online here.

 

Eric Garner 

Sunday, Noon
Two years since the murder of Eric Garner
This action will be led by Eric Garner’s youngest child, two year old Legacy Garner.

July 14, 2016

FYI: Friday: Imprisoned Resistance — Politics of Incarceration in the U.S. and Palestine

Filed under: Uncategorized — nyclaw01 @ 2:42 pm

From: Sampeur, Jane-Roberte
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 2:42 PM
Subject: FYI: Friday: Imprisoned Resistance — Politics of Incarceration in the U.S. and Palestine

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to grow, Mumia Abu-Jamal and other speakers will discuss how the military, police, prisons, mass displacement, and other forms of racialized state terror are used against communities of color in both the U.S. and Palestine. Join us on July 15 for this timely conversation.



Friday, July 15, 6:30 pm

Imprisoned Resistance: Politics of Incarceration in Palestine & the U.S.

Members of two recent delegations to Palestine—a prison, labor and academic delegation and a Dream Defenders delegation—will report on what they saw and heard, and discuss parallels mass incarceration, and struggles for justice.

Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway, NYC 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1160583790659837
Organized by the 2016 U.S. Prison, Labor, & Academic Delegation to Palestine

Imprisoned Resistance Green



Related

Video: Palestinians and Blacks in the US Fight the Same Battle
Palestinians aren’t strangers to racial persecution, and although they are miles away they can empathize with the Black struggle in the US.

Video: When I See Them I See Us (Video)
From Ferguson to Gaza, from Baltimore to Jerusalem, from Charleston to Bethlehem. . . . No one is free until we all are free.

U.S. Police Routinely Travel to Israel to Learn Methods of Brutality and Repression
If we are to end the militarization of U.S. law enforcement, one of the most important parts of that will be stopping the training of police by the Israeli military and intelligence apparatus.  We do not want their methods of repression and brutality replicated here.

Israel’s export of occupation police tactics
The training of foreign police and security forces in the methods used to pacify resistance to apartheid, military occupation and the warehousing of the Palestinians should give pause as to what these tools of Israel’s pacification industry will be deployed against in countries receiving the training.

Modern-day lynchings: an international view
It is not an accident that equipment frequently used by the Israeli military for (read Palestinian) crowd control, such as tear gas grenades, triple chaser gas canisters, stun grenades and LRAD (long-range acoustic devices), are now part of the US police force armamentarium.

2015 Black Solidarity Statement with Palestine
Israel’s widespread use of detention and imprisonment against Palestinians evokes the mass incarceration of Black people in the US, including the political imprisonment of our own revolutionaries.

Black Solidarity Statement for Bilal Kayed & All Palestinian Political Prisoners
This week in particular, we grieve the further loss of Black lives to extrajudicial killings by the state. We express our solidarity in the midst of immense pain because we understand that these violent acts are not “isolated incidents” for us or Palestinians, but systemic to the US and Israel.

The Greatest was a black man who supported Palestinians
Many of those who got up to praise and eulogise him would be among the first to persecute a contemporary athlete if he/she would dare to embark on the moral path Ali walked decades ago when he went to a Palestinian refugee camp and said openly, “I declare support for the Palestinian liberation struggle”.

FYI: Today’s Black Lives Matter Events

Filed under: Uncategorized — nyclaw01 @ 10:13 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2016 10:13 AM
Subject: FYI: Today’s Black Lives Matter Events

Giuliani
5 pm: Defend the Black Lives Matter Movement
Confront racism! Confront Giuliani!
[Note: Giuliani’s union-busting attacks on LAS and its unions are discussed here.]

Legal Observers
6:30 pm: Nlg-Nyc Legal Observer Training
The Legal Observer program is part of a comprehensive system of legal support coordinated by the National Lawyers Guild designed to enable people to express their political views as fully as possible, without unconstitutional disruption or interference by the government and with the least possible consequences from the criminal justice system.

Alton Philando
7 pm: #AbolishThePolice – Justice for #AltonSterling & #PhilandoCastile #BlackLiv
Justice for Philandro, Alton, and all victims of racist police violence is the elimination of this carceral state.

July 13, 2016

FYI: 6:30 tonight: Justice for Sandra Bland and All Black Women Killed by Police

Filed under: Uncategorized — nyclaw01 @ 10:11 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 10:11 AM
Subject: FYI: 6:30 tonight: Justice for Sandra Bland and All Black Women Killed by Police

Sandra Bland

Justice for Sandra Bland and All Black Women Killed by Police
Please join us in honoring the life of Sandra Bland and letting the community know we are still in the streets, fighting for Sandra Bland and other Black women who were killed by police or who died in police custody.
Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in EDT
Church Avenue train station B/Q trains
1896 Caton Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11226

July 11, 2016

FYI: Black Lives Matter Update: 7pm tonight

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 4:29 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 3:39 PM
Subject: FYI: Black Lives Matter Update: 7pm tonight

*Legal observers needed*

Shut it Down
7pm tonight (Monday): #PeoplesMonday #KathrynJohnston #DelrawnDempsey #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile #BlackLivesMatter
Meet Up Location: 2nd Ave and E. 115

Related:

Photos, Video: Protesters Demand Justice After Release Of Brooklyn Road Rage Shooting Video

Children’s March in St. Paul (Video)

Alton Sterling Is the 114th Known Black Man Killed by Police in the US in 2016

Police have killed at least 2,614 people since Ferguson

This flag once protested lynching. Now it’s an artist’s response to police violence

A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing

July 9, 2016

FYI: Black Lives Matter Protests This Weekend

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 2:47 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2016 3:47 PM
Subject: FYI: Black Lives Matter Protests This Weekend

*Legal observers needed*

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7:30 Tonight (Saturday): #Justice4DelrawnDempsey
“Join NYC Shut It Down as we March in Solidarity with the nephew of #DelrawnDempsey to protest Police Brutality. Meet Up at Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (Manhattan Side).”

11-4 Sunday: Black Lives Occupy Time Square
“Demonstration to show solidarity in the wake of the tragedies that occured this week. Stand with the families of the Brothers #AltonSterling and #PhilandoCastile!”

Related:

Video of Thursday Night NYC Protest
Shooting Protest in New York
Vigil for Philando Castile Brings Over 4k People – 2nd Night of Occupying Governor’s Mansion
Hundreds join Black Lives Matter march through London
Philly black protest voices: ‘Shutting things down today’
Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets in Atlanta (UPDATED)

 

 

 
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