Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Mass march against police murder: part of the struggle against mass incarceration

The links between racist police terror and mass incarceration are inseparable. But now there is an opportunity to strike against the institutions that maintain the power of the social order of oppression through racism, police terror and poverty. Please see my article that appeared in about the mobilization of dozens of organizations regarding this mobilization on July 25 in Newark, NJ.

Larry Hamm of the People’s Organization for Progress (above) announces mass march.

Please also download the flier to help distribute it in your community by clicking here!

by John McDevitt

“Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Abdul Kamal, Jerome Reid, Kashad Ashford—these are just some of the young men who have been killed by the police. And the killing goes on unabated, but it must not go on unanswered,” announced Larry Hamm, Chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress in New Jersey that is calling for the mass march.

“In response to this crisis in our community the People’s Organization for Progress is calling for a Million People’s March against police brutality, racial injustice, and economic inequality,” explained Hamm about the march that will take place on Sat., July 25, at 12 noon in Newark, NJ, at the Lincoln Memorial in the heart of downtown Newark at West Market Street and Springfield Ave.

“We need as many students as possible to be there, we need as many people as possible to be there. Now is the time for for unity. Now is the time for our community to speak with one voice,” said Hamm. “And most of all now is the time for action.”

“Stop police brutality,” exclaimed Hamm. “Power to the people.”

The march is endorsed and supported by dozens of organizations including the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism).

For more information on the march visit the People’s Organization for Progress website or call 973-801-0001.

Shelia Reid and Sean Reid (left of photo), mother and brother of Jerome Reid murdered by the police is Southwoods, NJ, at the end of 2014. His murder drew hundreds into the streets from all over New Jersey and Pennsylvania earlier this year. 

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