Glorious Uprising – Looking at Ferguson
Frank Chapman, Field Organizer,
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
When I look at Ferguson and this glorious uprising of our youth, their taking of the helm of rebellion, I cannot help but appreciate that Rebellion is like a wall of fire protecting our people from the violent aggressions of our oppressors. I will never condemn the people of Ferguson for rising up against those who think they have a right to murder us in the name of law and order. We have an inalienable right to rise up against this inhuman criminal justice system, period. This is not an issue to be debated but an issue that will be decided in the dirt and blood of mass struggle. This struggle will be spontaneous and organized, violent and non-violent, moral and physical and ultimately about political power. The powers that be from the White House to the State House have no moral authority to tell us when, where and how to protest while they refuse to hold the police accountable and address the economic devastation of our communities.