Brooklyn, NYC: Rally & March for Justice for Akai Gurley!

Saturday, November 22 - 7pm

Gather at 2724 Linden Blvd, march to 560 Sutter Ave.

At 11:15pm Thursday, Officer Peter Liang fatally shot Akai Gurley, an unarmed Black man who was leaving his girlfriend’s apartment in the Pink Houses in East New York. The cop said he was nervous, so he drew his weapon and shot the first person he saw. The NYPD says it was an “accidental discharge.” There is nothing accidental about it. This is the deadly consequence of the ever so increasing militarization of the police, from New York City, to Ferguson, and beyond. 

We condemn the DeBlasio administration for supporting this militarization by appointing Commissioner Bratton. We condemn City Council for requesting more of these militarized police to patrol NYCHA housing, leading to an unending slew of abuse and harassment by the hands of the police. We condemn Bill Bratton for administering the repressive policing practices which have resulted in the murders of Eric Garner and Akai Gurley. 

Tomorrow, in the spirit of Ramarley Graham, Shantel Davis, Kimani Gray, Eric Garner, Mike Brown & countless other victims of the police in NYC and beyond, the Black Autonomy Federation-North East Branch, our allies in the Fire Bratton Coalition, and members within the community will march from the Pink Houses to P.S.A. 2 (560 Sutter Avenue). In the weeks that follow, we will organize disruptions and direct actions that halt business as usual. In the months that follow, we will use the memory of our fallen and channel it into developing our own organizations for self defense & community mediation. 

Our Demands: 

1. Arrest & Indict Peter Liang, the murderer of Akai Gurley
2. Arrest & Indict Daniel Pantaleo, the murderer of Eric Garner
3. Fire Commissioner Bratton 

*RESPECT THE COMMUNITY IF YOU ARE NOT FROM THERE!* 

ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

Hosted by Black Autonomy North East (BANE)

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2010 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz officials say at least 100 people have been killed and more than 400 wounded in clashes between police and anti-government protesters in the capital, Bishkek. 

The chaos erupted Wednesday after Kyrgyz police at government headquarters began shooting to drive back thousands of opposition demonstrators gathered to demand the resignation of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. Protesters were angry about corruption, poverty and a lack of democracy.

The crowds then stormed other government offices in the city, including Kyrgyzstan’s parliament building and the state-owned television station.

Opposition leaders say they have formed a new government and are negotiating with President Bakiyev and other officials. Opposition leader Temir Sariyev says Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov has submitted his resignation. 

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MEXICO CITY, MEX.- Family members of 43 missing students from Guerrero State in Mexico protest in Mexico City to demand answers from the government of the missing students on November 5, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. The students have been missing since September 26, 2014 and are from the Atyotzinapa teaching college in Iguala, Mexico.

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David Suzuki’s grandson’s speech after his arrest for protesting Kinder Morgan (VIDEO)

“I hadn’t had a speech planned, so I am just going to wing it.  My name is Tamo, and I am David Suzuki’s grandson.”

Such were the opening remarks of 24-year-old Tamo Campos, during a rainy outdoor press conference at the foot of Burnaby Mountain conservation park on Friday, one day after he was arrested.

“What is radical?  Is it radical to expand fossil fuel infrastructure in the midst of climate change?”

“Is it radical to use police force to quell public opinion, and public opposition?”

“It is not radical at all, and stand up and be arrested to unjust laws,” said Campos.

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Tens of thousands of people dressed in black have marched through Mexico City in the largest demonstration yet against the government’s response to the disappearance and probable massacre of 43 student teachers on September 26. The march was marked by an outbreak of violence as a small group of protesters clashed with riot police in the city’s central Zócalo plaza.(Reuters)
November 21 ,2014

Ok so remember that protest photoset I made recently?

Well. 

Here is Germany earlier today. Activists stormed the central bank building and were pepper sprayed by police.

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Here is France today, protesting the building of the Sivens dam and the murder (by police) of a 21 year old activist, Remi Fraisse:

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Here’s Ireland, protesting the proposed introduction of water charges. That is, charges for water they already pay for (their government want to charge them twice.) I believe this photo was taken last month but the protests are still very much active. They have now been threatened with water shut-offs.

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Mexico are still protesting the disappearance of the 43 students. Here they are last night burning their president in effigy

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Meanwhile in my country Occupy demonstrators have occupied parliament square in London and have vowed to stay indefinitely:

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Guys. GUISE.

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Student Democratic Pole to French Consul: “Get out of Bir Zeit University!”

Dozens of student organizers from the Democratic Pole, the leftist student bloc at Bir Zeit University [occupied West Bank of Palestine], protested and confronted the visit of the French consul of the University on Wednesday, November 19.

The students declared him unwelcome at the University, as the representative of a colonialist state. Further, they demanded the liberation of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, Lebanese Arab political prisoner in French prisons, who was active in the Lebanese Communist Party and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and has been imprisoned since 1984 with the full support of the United States and the occupation state.

“We reject the visit of the French consul to Bir Zeit University, the University of Martyrs;” “We reject normalization with the colonialist state that imprisons Comrade Georges Abdallah;” read the students’ signs.

Sbeih Sbeih, a student activist, said that “France is a colonial state which has condemed the Palestinian struggle for liberation and the Palestinian revolution, like other colonial powers such as Britain and America…I am a student at Bir Zeit University, and we do not honor or welcome the representatives of these states to lecture before students. We are determined to preserve the cultural heritage of Bir Zeit University and do not accept in any way the reception of the representative of a colonial state that has supported Israel all the way.”