Posts made in September, 2013

We Demand the Removal of Asata Shakur from the FBI's Terrorist List

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May 6, 2013 Frank Chapman blasted the FBI for placing Asata Shakur on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list last week.  Chapman is Field Organizer and Education Director of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.  Shakur is a former Black Panther and Black Liberation Army member.  She was placed on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list on May 2, 2013, 40 years after she was charged in the killing of a New Jersey State Police trooper on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1973.  The FBI added $1 million to New Jersey’s outstanding $1 million reward for her capture, bringing the total maximum reward to $2 million. Shakur has been living in Cuba in political asylum ever since she escaped from prison in 1979. Lennox Hinds, her attorney of many years, stated Friday on “Democracy Now”  that the wounds she suffered in the shootout that would not have allowed her to even hold a weapon, let alone fire one.  Nothing she has done fits the definition of terrorism.  Read More Open Letter to Attorney General Erik H....

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Open Letter to Anita Alvarez

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Open Letter to Anita Alvarez

AN OPEN LETTER CHARGING STATE’S ATTORNEY ANITA ALVAREZ WITH BEING A PERSECUTOR OF THE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF A PROSECUTOR FOR THE PEOPLE. View the video by Mike Siviwe Elliot of the presentation of the letter to a representative of Alvarez:   Anita Alvarez Cook County State’s Attorney 69 W. Washington Suite 3200 Chicago IL 60602-3174 December 12, 2012 We, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and our task force, designated the Organizing Committee to Stop Police Crimes, in this open letter and/or communiqué to the Cook County State’s Attorney do hereby make the following charges and demands: We Charge That: 1. You were elected to be the peoples prosecutor but you have earned a reputation as “prosecutor and persecutor of the people,” instead of doing the job you are sworn to perform as the prosecutor on behalf of the people. You have zealously harassed, persecuted and prosecuted African American and Latino men and women and innocent peace activists. Yet you have done nothing to bring to justice the Chicago Police executioners of innocent Black men and women and have rebuffed their families. 2. You appeared on national television (“60 Minutes,” December 9, 2012, http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50136707n) and proclaimed that men who have been exonerated of heinous crimes are still guilty in your opinion, even though you personally admit your office did not examine the evidence.  You have spun most outrageous theories of how “it could happen” that those proven innocent could still be guilty. 3. You have done nothing to bring to justice the murderer of Rekia Boyd, an off-duty police officer Dante Servin.  Boyd was an innocent bystander and was killed on March 22, 2012 when Servin shot at Antonio Cross, who was also unarmed and innocent of any wrongdoing. 4. You have done nothing to bring to justice Police Officer Gildardo Sierra, the murderer of Flint Farmer.  Sierra was video recorded shooting the unarmed Farmer three times in the back as he lay face down and wounded on the ground.   You have told news media the FBI is looking into the case; why aren’t you?  Murder is a state crime. 5. You have done nothing to prosecute the police who killed Dakota Bright, Marquise Sampson, and countless other young African Americans. 6. You twice prosecuted and then imprisoned former police officer Howard Morgan, whom police tried to kill shooting him 28 times, for attempted murder, when the only material non-police evidence clearly established he was a victim of attempted murder by the police and a jury found that he had not fired a gun at anyone. 7. You have done nothing to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the Area Two Lockup “suicides” of Develt Bradford and Melvin Woods shortly after midnight, when the constant video surveillance cameras were mysteriously turned off. 8. You resisted prosecuting Richard J. Vanecko in the 2004 murder of David Koschman and participated in the cover-up of the crime because Vanecko was a nephew of your former boss, Richard M. Daley. 9. You have done nothing to prosecute the detectives who brutally beat Matthew Clark and friend almost three years ago, and the other officers who attempted to cover up the assault. You have refused to release the names of these officers or their duty status. 10. You have tolerated and encouraged the use of police agents provocateur who fomented violence and sought to entrap 5 innocent activists protesting the NATO military organization in Chicago last summer. 11. You have tolerated and even cooperated with reckless endangerment of youth when police have colluded with known criminal elements.  Police car videos have documented...

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Angela Davis on the Prison-Industrial Complex

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Hear Angela Davis on Slavery and the Prison-Industrial Complex at Florida International University, September 2003.

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Bill Fletcher at the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Human Rights Awards Ceremony

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The Murder of Trayvon Martin calls for Civilian Control of the Police

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The Murder of Trayvon Martin calls for Civilian Control of the Police

Like people throughout our country and the world we are shocked and outraged over the senseless, unwarranted and racially motivated murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. This was a case of racial profiling in the extreme.

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