Tuesday, July 14, 2015

On the anniversary of Plainfield rebellion: Appeal to mobilize for July 25!

By John McDevitt

I am not old enough to remember the events that happened today 48 years ago in the town where I was born--I was just a toddler--but the conditions that lead to the Plainfield Rebellion and takeover of the Plainfield Machine Company in order for the community to push back police violence resonates with many still today.

I am writing this blog remembering the spirit of the Plainfield and Newark Rebellions and to appeal to all to come to the Million People's March on July 25 at 12 noon in Newark, NJ.

Be inspired by those organizing this mass march and who will fill the streets of Newark, NJ, demanding and end to police brutality, racial injustice, and economic inequality. Read about their organizing efforts and their stories in the struggle:

Lawrence Hamm

Renee Felton (with Kwadir Felton)

William Morris

Newark Student Union

Max-Evan Aguayo 

Norman Clement 

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