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    Wed July 13th – Unity March

    March Against Police Terror: Unite and Fight for our Fallen

    TODAY 1pm SPEAK OUT Against Police Terror and later this week

    (from act-ma)

    TODAY- Saturday 7/9 1:00pm @Dudley Station
    SPEAK OUT Against Police Terror- Say Their Names! NOT ONE MORE!
    Justice for Philando Castile & Alton Sterling

    Wednesday 7/13 6:30pm @Boston Police Headquarters (Tremont & Ruggles Street)
    MARCH Against Police Terror- UNITE & FIGHT for Our Fallen…From Boston to Baton Rouge

    Thursday 7/14 7:00pm @391 Dudley Street
    Community Organizing Meeting

    On July 5th 2016 Alton Sterling was pinned down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by two white police officers, Blaine Salamoni and Howie Lake, and shot to death. Less than 48 hours later in Saint Paul, Minnesota another Black man, Philando Castile was shot by an unidentified Minnesota police officer 4 times during a traffic stop in front of his girlfriend Lavish Reynolds and her 4 year old daughter.

    Both murders were captured on video and the world has seen yet again what the police in the U.S. do as routine to Black people: they murder them in cold blood. Since 2014 a little over 3,000 people have been murdered by the police and less than 1% of these officers get indicted, let alone convicted and sent to jail for their crimes against the people.

    Both of these heinous murders were captured on video for the world to see how the police handle Black people on a daily basis; they murder them in cold blood and hide behind the veneer of “protecting and serving” when they only protect and serve themselves and the owning class. Every 28 hours at least one Black life is lost to enforcement. The police, historically rooted in older modes of controlling and disciplining Black people, and oppressed and exploited people in general, have revealed themselves yet again to be the muscle of a racist white supremacist police state.

    We call on all progressive people, defenders of democratic rights, anti-racists, and those that are against this racist police state to unite and demand justice for Alston Sterling, Philando Castile, and all victims of police brutality and state sanctioned violence. We know that our power is in the streets, in the organization of everyday people, and the criminal justice system is run by criminals and corrupt lackeys of a inherently racist system. Join us and raise your voice against this barbarity and madness! Share your pain, poetry, truth, and rage! Denounce those that say they protect and serve but in reality brutalize, kill, assault, and cover up! It won’t stop until we make it stop! Only through massive action of everyday people can we win!

    Join Mass Action Against Police Brutality

    Mass Action Against Police Brutality
    617-858-0104 (call/text)
    Facebook/Twitter/Instagram MAAPB617


    (from IAC Solidarity Center Action Alerts)


    • 7/8 7 PM – BROCKTON COURT – 215 MAIN ST Brockton MA 02301
    • 7/9 11:30 A.M. – BLACK LIVES MATTER – Bolling Bldg 2300 Washington St Roxbury
    • 7/9 1 PM – Mass Action Against Police Brutality – Dudley Station, Roxbury

    Urgent Call for Solidarity with Oaxaca’s Teachers Union

    (from afgj)

    The Alliance for Global Justice denounces the brutal repression on June 19, 2016 against striking teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico that has left 12 teachers and students dead. They were killed by federal, state and local police who fired on unarmed, nonviolent demonstrators. According to a report by Telesur, the dead include 10 in Nochixtlan, one in Hacienda Blanca and one in Juchitán. Many persons have been wounded, and at least 23 persons disappeared. Witnesses report that wounded protesters and civillians were being turned away from the hospital at Nochixtlan, only police officers being admitted.


    • IF YOU DO NOTHING ELSE, send an email to Mexican authorities to demand a halt to police attacks on striking teachers; the immediate liberty of Rubén Nuñez and Francisco Villalobos and all teachers union members jailed for their labor activities; the reinstatement of all educational workers fired for supporting the strike; that the government enter immediately and without conditions into negotiations to end the strike.
    • Consider organizing a demonstration or vigil at the nearest Mexican consulate or embassy. Vigils are already being organized for Wednesday in Chicago, and Friday in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Please send us photos from your event to JAMES(AT)AFGJ.ORG . We will post these on social media and send them to the People’s Human Rights Observatory in Oaxaca.
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    Municipal Rights Lecture at PirateCon, Tent City Saturday 4:30

    (from Terra)

    WE ALREADY HAVE THE POWER! to do what we want!

    Municipal rights are relatively accessible, via our local elected officials. Relatively accessible compared to say, Congress…or the Statehouse.

    If you want to hear about what I know about using municipal rights to get what you want for your community, or to stop the corporate destruction, please check this out…either in person Saturday, or via the video below.

    I’m trying to pass on what I learned as an elected official, and from collaborating with other towns who are using municipal rights to stop everything from unnecessary pipelines, asphalt plants, gentrification, illegal foreclosures, plastic bottles/bags, etc etc. AND to get what we want…living wage, etc

    They’re requesting $10 to attend, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

    Here’s the lecture announcement from Occupy Natick to learn more about why this stuff is important:

    And here’s a rough video:

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