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Action Announcement

1 Million HOODIES March: Show the World we are all Trayvon.

JOIN US IN SF – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st Rally at Bradley Manning Plaza at 5:30 PM
March to UN Plaza at 6 PM!* Oakland fam: gather at 14th & Broadway BART to ride together to Embarcadero: 4:30PM 5:00PM and 5:30PM.

Lets meet folks with stay-away orders underground at the BART station since the BART station is not part of the stay-away.

On February 26th Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old Florida teen was stalked and murdered by George Zimmermann when he was returning to his fathers house from the store. Florida’s Sanford police dept did not issue an arrest for George Zimmerman. In a disgusting display of hypocrisy the police let him walk free claiming it was self-defense.

We heard the 911 calls and about the trauma this is causing for Trayvon’s family, his girlfriend who was on the phone and told him to run when he was being followed, and for the people who heard his cries for help.

We are tired of bearing the pain of an unjust criminal system that does not value the lives of our children, our sons. We must stand together with our grief, with our rage, and our determination.

Throw on your hoodies and come out to Bradley Manning Plaza for Trayvon Martin! Bring pictures, candles, & items to create an altar for Trayvon and our loved ones whose lives have been lost at the hands of an unjust system.

What can we do:

1. WEAR YOUR HOODIE ON WEDNESDAY 3/21 and upload a pic to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #millionhoodies #Trayvon

2. JOIN US IN OAKLAND / SF – Throw on your hoodies and come gather in Bradley Manning Plaza to show your support for justice for Trayvon Martin! Bring candles and items to create an altar for Trayvon at the UN Plaza.

3. SIGN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION – started by Trayvon’s parents. Currently at 809,721 signatures, we can move the needle to 1 million this week!
http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

4. MAKE THESE CALLS

— State Attorney’s Office – Sanford

Attn: Florida District Attorney Norman Wolfinger

State Attorney’s Office
Criminal Justice Center
101 Bush Boulevard
PO Box 8006
Sanford, Florida 32772-8006
Telephone: (407) 665-6000

— Sanford Police Department

Sanford Police Department, Attn: Police Chief Bill Lee, 815 West 13th Street, Sanford, FL 32771

Telephone: (407) 688-5070

— Florida Governor

Office of Governor Rick Scott, State of Florida, The Capitol, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001

Governor’s office Telephone: (850) 488-7146

— Florida legislators

http://www.flsenate.gov/senators/find

(a) The Florida state senator for Sanford, Florida is David Simmons.

David Simmons, 251 Maitland Avenue, Suite 304,Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Telephone: (407) 262-7578(b) The Florida state representative for Sanford, Florida is Jason Brodheur.Jason Brodheur, District Office, 114 West First Street, Suite 208, Sanford, FL 32771-1273Telephone: (407) 302-4800

(c) The US representative for Sanford, Florida is Corrine Brown.

Representative Corrine Brown, 2336 Rayburn HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515

Telephone: (202) 225-0123, Fax: (202) 225-2256

(d) The US senators for Florida are Marc Rubio and Bill Nelson.

Senator Marc Rubio, 317 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510

Telephone: (202) 224-3041

Senator Bill Nelson, 716 Senate Hart Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

Telephone: (202) 224-5274

5. Talk to your friends and families about what we can do to keep one another safe from this injustice.

* A note about tomorrow: organizers in NY called this march for WEDNESDAY, March 21st, the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and other actions have been happening for the past 3 weeks. Here in the bay, several women have come together in solidarity – some have lost loved ones to the police.
* Feel free to post actions, rememberances, or other things happening
* For our Oakland fam: Please know we’d stay in Oakland but the march to the UN feels necessary.

“We must, individually and collectively, stamp out racism, stigma and prejudice.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2012

Bradley Manning Plaza, Occupied San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Prospero-Tempesto/100003555229680 Prospero Tempesto

    According to statistics, blacks are seven times more likely than people
    of other races to commit murder, and eight times more likely to commit
    robbery, but don’t expect “anti-racists” to acknowledge that. Racial profiling is a sensible action in any country where integration is enforced at gunpoint. See http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.html

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when
    the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or
    Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and “assimilating” with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this “RACE problem” is for EVERY white country and ONLY white
    countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds
    of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about
    the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man
    wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white
    race, Liberals and respectable conservatives alike say I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

    • Mjolnir_maiden

      The problem is hate due to race. Sounds like you need a hug.

    • http://twitter.com/wiseoldsnail wiseold snail

      dear prospero, 

      i am on the verge of deleting your comment for violating a common code of decency.  no matter the context, using this phrase ::: ‘I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem’ is a direct and racist threat to black people.  i will investigate whether these comments are editable.  if they are not, i will allow you an opportunity to read, cut and copy if you choose, then edit and repost your opinion without such murderous language.  if i do not see a reformed opinion posted by you by this evening, i will delete your comment anyhow.
      it’s not that you are not welcome to express your opinion, however disturbing it may be.  you are not welcome to use such language on this site, ever.  if you reform this, we will accept it.  if you repeat this as a pattern of using threatening, racist language, you will be banned from the site.  of course you will return with a different screen name.  as long as that new incarnation of your vile self behaves in a manner that shows respect toward others, without use of racist and threatening language, you will be left to incriminate yourself as the racist you have already shown yourself to be.  

      i’m curious whether you just haven’t learned or refuse to understand that the statistics to which you refer are based on dishonest methods and decades long dishonest actions by police, prosecuting attorneys, and the courts.  the fact is that people of color are much more likely to be approached by police in the first place, then much more likely than white people to be charged with a crime based on the exact same behavior or activity.  next, people of color are much more likely than caucasians to be convicted, whether or not the evidence actually proves guilt.  after we get past those inequities, we still have the reality of sentencing.  true statistics show that people of color routinely serve longer sentences for similar criminal convictions as their white counterparts, and in harsher conditions.  

      this doesn’t even begin to address the reality that people of color are more likely to be unable to afford an attorney in the first place, the reality of racism having limited the options for employment up ’til the initial interaction with police.  

      i find it incredibly disturbing that this is your reaction to the murder of an unarmed, innocent, young black man.  he was a child, still.  

      if you are over sixteen years old and do not yet know these truths, you are one of what i refer to as ‘voluntarily ignorant.’  the truth is available.  you can do your own homework to find it.  if you respond with a respectful question as to the whereabouts of this information and i find myself with the time to help you do your homework, i will help.  meanwhile, know this :::
      i am white 
      i am anti-racist

  • CARLOS CURLING

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!! STOP THE RACIAL PROFILING…..LET THE POLICE AND THOSE IN POWER KNOW THAT THEY ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR UNJUST ACTIONS. HE WAS A CHILD ….SOMEONES SON, BROTHER, AND FAMILY MEMBER.
    WHO DID NOT DESERVED TO BE HARRASSED AND KILLED BUY A FREAK, CRAZY, SICK MINDED CRIMINAL LIKE ZIMMERMAN. HE DESERVES TO GO TO JAIL FOR LIFE 

  • Wake Up!

     Hey White man! Have tolerance for other races! It’s trendy!

    Tolerance
     
    Pronunciation: /ˈtɒl(ə)r(ə)ns/
    noun
        •    1 [mass noun] the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with: the tolerance of corruption an advocate of religious tolerance
        •    2the capacity to endure continued subjection to something such as a drug or environmental conditions without adverse reaction.
        •    DIVERSITY IS A CODE WORD FOR WHITE GENOCIDE

  • RobRoySimmons

    Typical anti-white double standards, blacks preach violence against whites day in and day out, violence is comitted against whites by blacks and the authorities look the other way.  Proving once again that racial equality via “anti-racism” is nothing more than anti-white.

    • http://twitter.com/wiseoldsnail wiseold snail

      you may want to take the time to look into the actual statistics regarding this.  the opposite of what you are claiming is the actual truth.  the ‘authorities’ routinely harass, assault, illegally detain, and charge people of color without evidence.  maybe you didn’t know this.  now you know.  look it up.  it’s available research.

      • RobRoySimmons

        You should probably realize that what you are repeating is the same old anti-white hysteria.  And these authorities you cite are Democratic party hacks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1400243492 Yvonne Metiche

    “ I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem”

    that says it all.  i really, really, REALLY hope robroy, prospero, and the people who gave them a “thumbs up” are NOT in occupy oakland.  cuz if so, that would be really fucking disturbing.

  • CenterStage

    “Zimmerman Trial: Black Life -vs- White Privilege,” a must hear podcast. Learn why this trial has divided this country along racial lines…

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/centerstage/2013/07/14/zimmerman-verdict-black-life-vs-white-privilege