Reject “Thanks-Taking,” Join in National Day of Mourning
“Instead of celebrating genocide, the National Day of Mourning was created to destroy the Pilgrim mythology” that led to “not a nation of immigrants, but of colonizers,” said Nick Estes, a Lower Brule Sioux and co-founder of The Red Nation. The Day of Mourning “celebrates indigenous resistance” to the European invasion, said Estes, a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico.
Community Control of Police = Autonomous Zone of People Power
Pan-African Community Action organizer Netfa Freeman told a panel organized by Black psychology students at Bowie State University, in Maryland: “Community control of police is a way to create autonomous zones of power, so that people can actually take control of public safety.” Dhoruba Bin Wahad, who spent 19 years as a Black Panther Party political prisoner, urged creation of a national front of organizations demanding community control of police. “Unless we abolish policing as it’s presently constituted, we are not going to get anywhere,” said Bin Wahad.
Colin Kaepernick: “Free Mumia”
Abu Jamal “has had to endure this second-by-second assault on his soul for 38 years,” said banned football quarterback Colin Kaepernick. If Black lives truly matter, “then Mumia’s life and legacy matter. Free Mumia!”
GOP Tried to Re-Imprison Jalil Muntaqim
After 49 years as a Black Panther Party political prisoner, Jalil Muntaqim was released on parole, only to be rearrested for attempting to register to vote in his hometown of Rochester, New York. Muntaqim “was literally arrested in front of his mom” and later released on his own recognizance, said his cousin, Blake Simons. “This is a GOP-orchestrated attack. Jalil is caught in the crosshairs of the propaganda war the far-right is waging.”
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