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In racist America, police and police-related murders of unarmed Blacks are tragically routine. Cop murders of unarmed Black people take place on average at least one per day. Only a tiny few of these racist cop murderers are ever brought to trial, and even fewer are convicted.
Say their names! George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Manuel Ellis, Philando Castile, Oscar Grant, Dontre Hamilton, Jamar Clark, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, John Crawford, Tanisha Anderson, Tamir Rice. And thousands more. All murdered by police.
In our profit-first, people-last society, the role of the police is to protect the private property of the 1%, and to control and repress the 99% who resist. African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, immigrants, women and LGBTQ+ experience this organized repression every day — job opportunities, equal pay, housing, health care, education, in every aspect of their lives. The big business oligarchs embrace racism and all forms of bigotry because they are highly profitable.
The COVID-19 PANDEMIC and RACISM
These powerful protests against racism and cop violence are happening amidst another crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic. Who is suffering the most — with the highest incidence of confirmed cases and deaths and the highest per capita job loss? The same people who bear the brunt of police violence, especially the youth.
These massive protests today are challenging the institutionalized racist violence in America. Our opponents are a well-organized machine composed of the mass media, the repressive organs of the government — laws, courts, police, prisons, etc. — and the smooth-talking apologists of the twin parties of big business, the Democrats and the Republicans.
The millions in the streets now are a harbinger of the broad and united mobilizations that have the potential of posing a challenge to this oppressive, racist, violent system of capitalism.
- Cops out of our neighborhoods! Black community control of police! Defund the cops!
- Right of self-defense for oppressed communities! End the racist violence!
- Drop all charges against protesters! Free them now! Stay in the streets!
- End the raids and deportations!
- Jobs and justice for all! Free healthcare for all! For an eco-socialist green new deal!
- For a fighting workers’ party! No support to Democrats or Republicans!
JOIN THE REVOLUTION! JOIN SOCIALIST ACTION!
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“The Racist Pandemic of Police Brutality”
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Jeff Mackler for President