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logosoco Aug 2014 #1
bigtree Aug 2014 #2
JustAnotherGen Aug 2014 #10
TBF Aug 2014 #8
Downwinder Aug 2014 #3
Live and Learn Aug 2014 #4
tblue37 Aug 2014 #5
Tsiyu Aug 2014 #6
NuttyFluffers Aug 2014 #7
salin Aug 2014 #9
SammyWinstonJack Aug 2014 #11
mcar Aug 2014 #12

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 08:41 PM

1. This, and the other news of the protests today at city hall and the federal courthouse

makes me feel very hopeful that this movement is happening and the people of St. Louis are going to keep it going.

This stuff has got to stop. We have many other things to fight for and this all should have ended many years ago. More proof to me that as long as the people at the bottom are fighting each other, they cannot band together to fight those at the top.

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Response to logosoco (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 09:22 PM

2. much more is planned

here's a good movement related to today's courthouse protest - more actions planned, including a WH petition delivery on the 28th

http://www.handsupunited.org/


OUR VISION

We are striving for a world where we deal with harm in our communities through healing, love, and kinship. This means an end to state sponsored violence, including the excessive use of force by law enforcement. We are committed to an America that comes to terms with the trauma of its painful history and finds true reconciliation for it. Mass incarceration and the criminalization of black and brown people must forever end, leaving in its place a culture that embraces our histories and stories. This means an end to racial bias and white supremacy in all its forms.


Our dreams are directly linked with those resisting militarism, war, and state repression around the world. We will achieve this new beloved community hand in hand, step by step, in global solidarity with all people committed to lasting peace and full justice.


WAYS TO SUPPORT FERGUSON

[link:http://www.handsupunited.org/organize-locally|
SUPPORT FROM WHERE YOU ARE]

[link:http://www.handsupunited.org/local-events|
Organize Globally]

WE NEED SUPPORT AROUND THE WORLD. HERE ARE WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

DONATE

ATTEND AN EVENT

SHARE YOUR EVENT

Host a STUDENT WALKOUT

Contact the Department of Justice, President Obama, Governor Nixon, and key decision makers.

Keep this story alive on your twitter, Facebook, and instagram feed. And continue to use the hashtags #handsup & #handsupwalkout

Collect stories of police brutality in your community and share it in our story bank.

Create art for this moment. And then share it with us.


TRAVEL TO FERGUSON

[link:http://www.handsupunited.org/share-skills|
Share Skills]

We are grateful for medics, attorneys, organizers of color, and other people who have come to Ferguson.

CURRENTLY WE DO NOT NEED MORE PEOPLE IN FERGUSON. If you are willing travel to Ferguson in the future, please share your information and we may contact you at a later date.

For now, we encourage you to be in solidarity with Ferguson from your home location.

SUPPORT LOCALLY IN FERGUSON
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Support Locally

THIS MOVEMENT WILL BE SUSTAINED BY LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS. IF YOU LIVE IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA, WE NEED YOUR HELP:

Medics

Attorneys

Photographers & Videographers (not press-affiliated)

Spiritual Healers & Counselors

Organizers of Color

Jail support (answering phones, giving rides, GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF JAIL)

Graphic design/Web design

Publicity/Social Media

Data entry
Fundraising

**This is a reflection of the needs as expressed by local organizations leading on the ground in Ferguson, such as Organization for Black Struggle, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, and others.

LIVE UPDATES

Tweets from https://twitter.com/handsupunited_/lists/hands-up-don-t-shoot



DEMANDS

The murder of Michael Brown and its aftermath have exposed the ongoing crisis of police-on-black crime. As we work toward justice for the Brown family, we must also address the ongoing systemic problems of police practices in black, brown and all oppressed communities. We come together as diverse organizations to speak with one voice, so that the greater St. Louis area can become a model for justice for all across the United States.
Local Demands

Swift and impartial investigation by the Department of Justice into the Michael Brown shooting and an expanded Department of Justice investigation into patterns of civil rights violations by police across North St. Louis County.
Immediate arrest of Darren Wilson.
County Prosecutor Robert McCullough to stand down and allow a Special Prosecutor to be appointed.
Firing of Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson.
Accountability for police practices and policies, including effective civilian review regarding shootings and allegations of misconduct.
Immediate de-escalation of militarized policing of protestors to protect constitutional rights.
Immediate release of individuals who have exercised their rights to assemble and protest.

National Demands

Obama to come to Ferguson to meet with the people whose human rights have been violated by aggressive and militarized policing, including the family of the victim Michael Brown.

Eric Holder to use the full resources and power of the Department of Justice to implement a nationwide investigation of systematic police brutality and harassment in black and brown communities.

Ensure transparency, accountability, and safety of our communities by requiring front facing cameras in police departments with records of racial disparities in stops, arrests, killings, and excessive force complaints.

Immediate suspension without pay of law enforcement officers that have used or approved excessive use of force. Additionally, their names and policing history should be made available to the public.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 10:09 AM

10. MO Add To Journal

So I don't forget to remember! thanks for all of this info!

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Response to logosoco (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 07:11 AM

8. This right here should be repeated widely -

"More proof to me that as long as the people at the bottom are fighting each other, they cannot band together to fight those at the top."

Think about it - 1% vs. 99% - if we ever get our act together they are so screwed.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Tue Aug 26, 2014, 11:30 PM

3. Keep posting. It is appreciated.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 01:30 AM

4. That was a great speech. So true. I wish everyone would hear it. nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 01:38 AM

5. K&R--to the greatest page with you! nt

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 05:20 AM

6. Great words


"Don't be a robot."

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 06:55 AM

7. this pleased me. therefore it must be kicked.

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Response to NuttyFluffers (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 09:14 AM

9. adding another kick

It is a great speech.

Her speech gave me the chills.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 10:13 AM

11. REC!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Aug 27, 2014, 10:47 AM

12. She was amazing

What an impressive young woman! I now feel better about the future of Ferguson and the country.

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