How They Are Connected and What We Must Do toEND the Slow Genocide of Mass Incarceration
Demand Justice for Trayvon Martin:
When Jury Goes Out: 5 pm Daley Plaza Washington and Dearborn
Day of the Verdict: 5 pm Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn (if the verdict is announced before 5 pm)
Emergency Community Action Meeting
Friday July 12, 2013 - 7 pm
unless we're out protesting the Zimmerman verdict at Revolution Books
1103 N. Ashland, Chicago, 60622
Nationwide and worldwide attention is riveted on the trial of George Zimmerman - the vigilante wannabe-cop who murdered Trayvon Martin. As a recent article in Revolution Newspaper put it: "Right now, American society-with the whole world increasingly taking notice-is polarizing. Two sides are lining up-one upholding the right of the Trayvon Martins of this world to live and flourish and, if they are attacked, to have justice... and the other upholding the supposed rights of people like George Zimmerman to kill people like Trayvon with impunity."
We cannot allow them to get away with okaying this modern-day lynching and putting a target on the backs of young Black and Latino men, further criminalizing and demonizing another generation.
On July 8, 2013, over 30,000 prisoners in over 2/3 of California's prisons began a hunger strike - putting their lives on the line to demand an end to the systematic torture they face on a daily basis through long-term solitary confinement. Prisoners in several other states joined them. 2.3 million people are in prison in the U.S. 80,000 prisoners are held in solitary confinement - under conditions that are torture under international law.
Join us for an Emergency Community Action Meeting to dig into how the murder of Trayvon Martin and the torture in solitary confinement in U.S. prisons are connected as two aspects of the slow genocide of mass incarceration - and what must we do to END it. Bring your ideas on what actions we can plan to demand justice for Trayvon and how we can support the prisoners on hunger strike - and to END the mass incarceration and criminalization of millions of our youth.
Stop Mass Incarceration Network
National Day of Action!
Solidarity with California Prisoners' Hunger Strike
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is a project of the Alliance for Global Justice, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is building a movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality; and theacially biased policies and practices of the police, the courts and the U.S. legal system; and to support of prisoners and the formerly incarcerated. We call on all to join.
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