Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression
1325 S. Wabash Ave. Suite 105, Chicago, Illinois 60605
For release Monday June 22, 2015
For information contact Frank Chapman, 312-513-3795
Rally: From the Charleston Massacre to Rekia Boyd, Rise Up Demand Justice
When: 5pm, Tuesday June 23rd, 2015
Where: Federal Plaza, Chicago. Adams & Dearborn
Who: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression with
Chicagoans from across the city
Chicago 06/23 – On Tuesday, June 23 at 5pm Chicagoans from across the city will be gathering at the Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago. We will be rallying in solidarity with those murdered in the Charleston Massacre and for all those slain by the police, from Eric Garner choked to death by New York cop Darren Wilson to Rekia Boyd who was shot to death by Chicago cop Dante Servin. We will be demanding justice for all Black people and an end to institutionalized racism and genocidal policies:
What are we demanding that the city, state and federal governments do? We are demanding that they:
STOP KILLING US!
FIRE DANTE SERVIN, THE COP WHO KILLED REKIA BOYD
TAKE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG DOWN FROM ALL PUBLIC BUILDING!
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581682608751383/
Mother Emanuel is a sacred shrine of the Black Liberation Movement and at this moment is the site of a racist massacre of Black people. This is so much more than symbolic for in the deranged and delusional minds of racists the struggles of Black people for freedom can be abolished by murder and terror. While fear and terror are the ancient tools of the oppressor they have never been proven to be more powerful than the struggle for freedom.
The Freedom Movement is agitated into existence by oppression, by the thousands of wrongs and injustices heaped upon us daily, until we arrive at that turning point where we are fired up and can’t take it no more. Then the struggle starts up again as open rebellion and no one individual or government entity can stop it.
Every time we have rebelled throughout our history we have been met by white, racist resistance designed to frighten and terrorize us back into submission. In the wake of the Denmark Vesey Rebellion of 1822 Emanuel African Methodist
Episcopal Church was burned to the ground, and was later shuttered by the slave
holding City of Charleston in 1834. Mother Emanuel A.M.E. was reorganized in 1865 in a new building designed by Denmark Vesey’s son, Robert Vesey. The timing of this current massacre coincides with the anniversary of the Rebellion of 1822 led by Vesey. The clock of history never turns back. Freedom is a constant struggle.
Today is no different. Maybe the individual who perpetrated this massacre is not part of an organized racist hate group, but it doesn’t matter since his actions are
consistent with the gang of cops who lynch-murdered Eric Garner, and the Chicago cop Dante Servin who shot into a group of Black people and murdered Rekia Boyd. A government, which allows cops to murder Black people with impunity, cannot escape accountability by apologizing and being in hot pursuit of one racist murderer when you have let Darren Wilson, and other racist murderers, go free because they carried a badge.
If there ever was a clarion call from our history for us to rise up and demand that this Government and this Nation, cease and desist in all its institutionalized racism and genocidal policies against our people, this is it.
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
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