Posts made in July, 2015

Join the Stop Police Crimes Float in the 2015 Bud Billiken Parade Sat Aug 8th

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

UPDATE: Stop Police Crimes Float in the 2015 Bud Billiken Parade  The other weekend we participated in the 2015 Bud Billiken Parade with the first ever Stop Police Crimes float accompanied by over 100 supporters, made up of community members, groups and organizations including AnakBayan Chicago, Fight for 15 Chicago, Elephant Rebellion, and InPDUM Chicago. We received an overwhelming welcome from the communities lining the streets. Three times cops/parade officials tried to remove us from the parade, and three times we continued on…so united were the marchers and the 1000’s of folks cheering us on. We were honored to have with us Dorothy Holmes, mother of Ronald Johnson who was murdered by Chicago police on October 12th, 2014. The parade route passed by the site where he was killed at 54th/MLK Drive. Dorothy Holmes spoke at the site about what happened to Ronnieman–she is still courageously fighting for justice for her son, and all other police crime victims. This was a day of solidarity and power of the people–a great warmup for Aug 29th!. Our warmest appreciation and hugs of solidarity to all the artists who created our great float!             PRESS COVERAGE: RADIO WBEZ – Stop Police Crimes Float in the Bud Billiken Parade (starts around 7 mins 15 secs) FIGHT BACK     Marching against police crimes in the Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade  Article by Dream Defender, Angelique Cherie Fullwood who has been visiting us this past week campaigning for CPAC. She’ll be back on August 29, but before she left town, she wrote this article about the float at this years Bud Billiken Parade. Thanks, Angelique Cherie Fullwood, for all your contributions!             JOIN the Stop Police Crimes float in this 2015 Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday, August 8. We are marching for an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council – CPAC If you want to march with the Stop Police Crimes float, individually or with your group, please contact call 312.939-2750 or email: contact@naarpr.org The more people we have accompanying the float the more powerful the message promoting the campaign for community control of the police and the August 29th mass protest “This Stops Today!…We Can’t Breathe”JOIN the Stop Police Crimes float in this 2015 Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday, August 8. We are marching for an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council – CPAC If you want to march with the Stop Police Crimes float, individually or with your group, please contact us here or call 312.939-2750 or email: contact@naarpr.org The more people we have accompanying the float the more powerful the message promoting the campaign for community control of the police and the August 29th mass protest “This Stops Today!…We Can’t Breathe” The Bud Billiken is one of the largest African American parades in the US. Our previous participation generated huge support from the 1.5 million in attendance, this year is the first time we have a float and we anticipate an even warmer reception! A big shoutout to Elephant Rebellion and all the artists who are donating their hand work and artistic brilliance to building the first ever Stop Police Crimes float, your creative solidarity rocks our hearts! Stop Police Crimes is a campaign of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression organizing with the neighborhoods of Chicago so that the oppressed communities, that bear the burden of the current police occupation are...

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Stop Police Crimes Neighborhood Meeting at STOP/FLY Offices Thurs July 30 2015

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Protest: End IPRA and its “Agenda” of Police Impunity July 23 2015

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

   UPDATE:  PRESS COVERAGE: ABC7Chicago     FightBack!News Protest at Independent Police Review Authority WHERE: 1615 W Chicago Ave, Chicago  WHEN: 10:30am Thursday July 23, 2015  We Demand the End of IPRA and its “Agenda” of Police Impunity The firing of Lorenzo Davis this past week is the final and inarguable proof that the Independent Police Review Authority’s (IPRA) true agenda is total impunity for the police. Out of the 400 police shootings that IPRA has investigated in its eight years of existence, they have only judged one solitary shooting unjustified. IPRA has failed in its supposed mission to hold the police accountable, while it has succeeded in its real mission of generating an untouchable police force. The answer is clear: IPRA must to go. The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is and has been demanding an end to IPRA and the Police Board, to be executed through the enactment of an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC)* We demand that Chicago’s City Council enact CPAC! Once again we demand that the Department of Justice bring criminal cops to justice! Finally, we call upon the people of Chicago who cannot take any more police crimes and cover-ups to join us on August 29th in our mass march in support of CPAC! Endorsed by Black Lives Matter *For more info about CPAC go to...

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“This Stops Today! -Creative Expressions on Police Accountability July 11 2015

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Saturday July 11, 2015, 1pm  Gallery 400 400 S Peoria, Chicago IL 60607 See FB event  Join us on July 11th as powerful Chicago poets, dancers, vocalists, artists, community activists and family members of stolen loved ones share creative expressions. Their presentations will be in response to the call for establishing an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC), ending Community Violence and building Community Safety. Along with the performances, participants will enjoy multimedia presentations, engage in community dialogue and participate in creative solution sessions. Free and open to all! Artists and Performers include: Ugochi Nwaogwugwu, Kush Thompson, Akenya Seymour, Ayinde Cartman, Antonio Toni’Mono Monix, Sol Patches , Grace Needlman, Maila Sylla and...

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