On the 4th of July March & Car Caravan to Abolish Racist Mass Incarceration & Free Mumia Abu Jamal and all Political Prisoners

“Struggle Saturday’s” continuing our Saturday protests against racism & police terror.  Saturday, July 4, 2 pm

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On the fourth of July we join national protests for Mumia Abu Jamal and all political prisoners

July 4, Saturday, we march against the racist mass incarceration system and in solidarity with all prisoners behind bars and detention centers and their families.  We will hear from  the family members of those incarcerated and demand an end to mass incarceration and freedom for all political prisoners.

We commemorate Frederick Douglas and remember his famous speech:  “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”  Excerpts by James Earl Jones  From Mumia Abu Jamal read by Bernadette Devlin McAliskey

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Saturday, July 4, 2 pm 

Gather at 20th & N Charles Street

For a March & Car Caravan

Following our March we will hold a brief assembly and hear from the family members and loved ones of those locked behind bars before returning to our departure site.  

For more information call:  410-218-4835

www.PeoplesPowerAssembly.org

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE & SATURDAY JUNE 27

Dear friends in struggle,

We wanted to send our sincerest thank you to all of you who have been in the trenches these past weeks: whether you have protested in the streets or in your car, provided water and organized health teams, carried signs or whether you have contributed by donating financially or bringing material aid.

Huge thanks goes out to all who have shared notices of protests on social media; who have forwarded events to friends and to everyone who has volunteered during the long Marches and caravans.

There are so many ways that people have made this movement against racism and police terror stronger that it’s impossible to list all of them in a short note.  

Just know that whatever role you have played it is deeply appreciated especially by the friends and loved ones of victims who have spent decades fighting for justice.

As Mary Washington, the mother of Joey Wilbon stated, “We have been carrying this fight for the last twenty years”.  

This weekend we are temporarily taking a break from our own initiatives and supporting the actions of others.  We wanted to make sure you had the information.  

We will not give up fighting for justice until we win!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

Peoples Power Assembly

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THIS WEEK

Community members have been protesting at Vince’s Crab House every day because of his deeply racist remarks.  The object is to convince customers not to patronize this business. 

Here is a link from the Baltimore Sun LINK 

Picket Vince’s Crab House

610 Compass Road, Middle River, MD 21220

Monday & Tuesday — hours are 2 pm to 8 pm

Wed to Saturday — hours are 11 am to 8 pm

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Protest in Annapolis at Gov. Hogan’s Mansion to Repeal  the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights (LEOBR) and many other issues including affordable housing, end to private prisons, money for Historic Black Campuses and Universities, fund the Kirwan Commission, etc. 

Saturday, June 27, 6 pm in Annapolis

We are leaving from our office at 4 pm

2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218

If you are driving on your own car, here are the instructions from the SCLC of Prince George’s County – From SCLC logistics for the route:

Take 50 east to Rowe Blvd.  Make a right on Taylor,  Navy Stadium is right there.  Take the driveway into Stadium, First gate, Gate 6 is where we will park.   It will have “State Employees Parking” on the gate.  The Maryland Capitol Police will have that gate open for us to park for free.  ASSEMBLING: Try to arrive between 5:30-5:45.  The march starts at 6 pm.  We are scheduled from 6-9 pm, but should wrap up before 9:00 pm.  We can assemble at Gate 6.  We will come out of Gate 6 and make a left at Rowe Blvd and Taylor.  Make Right on Taylor, Come to First Light at Rowe and Calvert.  Make immediate Right and march down to Fireman’s Memorial.  The Maryland Capitol Police will Block Off Calvert between Rowe Blvd. and Northwestern.  We will assemble and Rally at the Fireman’s Memorial.   

DO NOT PARK ON STADIUM PARKING LOT. 

For those that cannot March, the Prince George’s County Education Association will have a 15 passenger bus to shuttle individuals from the parking lot to the rally location.

The Peoples Power Assembly will be marching with our signs and the “Community Control of Police” banner along with Ujima Peoples Progress Party.  LOOK FOR OUR SIGNS!

Juneteenth and ILWU Local 10 longshore workers call for strike

Juneteenth commemorates the end of chattel slavery in the United States. On this day in 1865, union troops arrived in Galveston Island to inform the enslaved people in Texas that the heinous system of slavery had ended.  This declaration of freedom took place two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth raises the important question of the legacy of slavery and the root causes of white supremacy.  U.S. capitalism was literally built on the backs of African slaves and on the theft of Indigenous lands. The original promise of an acre and a mule to all those enslaved was reneged on and the period of Black reconstruction was overthrown.

The Peoples Power Assembly supports the demand for reparations.We believe  It is up to the Black community to decide how and what form reparations take.

This legacy is still with us today and reflected in modern day police departments whose history can be traced back to the slave catchers and to mass incarceration.

On this day we  pay homage to those who lost their lives in the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the bigot Trump is scheduled to speak.  Trump’s appearance in Tulsa during the Juneteenth weekend is deeply disturbing.  The Tulsa massacre  and burning of what is  described as the “Black Wallstreet”, took the lives of hundreds of Black people by white racist mobs.

In commemoration of Juneteenth, we are holding a March and People’s Assembly tomorrow, Saturday, June 20th at 2 pm. Gather at 20th & N Charles St. We will march to City Hall and hold a People’s Assembly where people will share their stories about police abuse and how the money spent on repression and police terror could save our communities instead.

We especially salute the ILWU Local 10 and it’s supporters who are showing the way for all workers today!

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Juneteenth Weekend – March & Caravan – Peoples Assembly

March/Car Caravan & Peoples Assembly
Saturday, June 20
Gather 2 pm @ 20th & N. Charles Street
People’s Assembly 3:30 pm
@ City Hall, 
100 Holliday Street 21201

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MARCH AND CAR CARAVAN
2 PM @ 20th & N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21218

This weekend we will commemorate
Juneteenth and March against the continuing
epidemic of police killings including Atlanta’s
#RayshardBrooks, and for #GeorgeFloyd,
#BreonnaTaylor, 
 #ToyinSalau and all victims
of racism and police killings!

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PEOPLES ASSEMBLY @ 3:30 PM
The March will end with a People’s Assembly
3:30 pm @ City Hall, 100 Holliday St. 21201

*Special messages from Rev. Annie Chambers on Juneteenth,
Message from Clarence Thomas, former ILWU Local 10 and
Million Worker March leader, and organizer for Juneteenth
dock workers shut down and others.

*Testimony from the people — Share your stories about police abuse
and how the money spent on repression and police terror could save your community.

*Music by: Anthony Parker aka Wordsmith

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KEEP THE STRUGGLE GOING! Baltimore Joins National Protests to Stop Police Terror, Racism, and Repression

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The Peoples Power Assembly is joining with the (NAARPR) National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression and the Movement for Black Lives for national protests this Saturday
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We are continuing to amplify the call for justice for all victims of police terror! At this minute our movement is under attack.

We demand:
Cops and National Guard out of our streets!
Release all those arrested! Lift the curfews!
End the violent attacks, including the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and concussion grenades!
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This protest will be a march AND a car caravan. If you are driving, gather in the parking lot across the street from 2011 N Charles St.
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Please wear a mask and remember to social distance (6 feet apart)!

#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #JusticeForAhmaudArbery #BaltimoreProtest

Continue the Struggle to End Racist Police Terror!

FB EVENT COVER size Douglas Homes march

Following the enormous #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd protest on Saturday, May 30, the Peoples Power Assembly has called for another march, demanding justice for all victims of racist police terror and the disbanding of the Baltimore City Police Department. The demonstration will also call for amnesty and the release of all arrested protestors, as it is everyone’s democratic right to protest injustice. 

  • WHAT: March and caravan demonstration to protest racist murder, to demand the disbanding of the Baltimore City Police Department, and for amnesty for protesters

  • WHEN: Monday June 1, 2020; 6pm

  • WHERE: The march and caravan will begin in Douglas Homes at 247 N. Dallas Street and end at the Baltimore City Police headquarters at 601 E. Fayette Street.

  • WHO: Peoples Power Assembly and allies

Facebook event here

Baltimore Joins National Day of Protest Against Racism & Repression

WEB VERSION Facebook Event may 30 (1)

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/277827780067737/ 

From the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (NAARPR):

The recently refounded National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression calls upon all its members, comrades, friends and allies to join in a national day of protest on May 30ᵗʰ, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST.

We as a movement have been agitated into taking mass, united action not by the pandemic alone but even more significantly by the Federal Government and the financial lords and barons of Wall Street who, driven by their own greed and lust for political power, are willing to sacrifice the lives, health, safety and wellbeing of the people; who deem their profits and their continuing plunder of the national treasury of our nation more important than the lives of the people.

We will be protesting to stop the racist murder and violence that this administration has willfully unleashed. Not only is the government standing by as COVID-19 ravages African American, Latinx and Indigenous communities—inciting mass Black death with their calls to reopen the economy, but the police and racist vigilantes continue to brazenly hunt and kill Black folks while they sleep in their beds and on open roads in broad daylight. We are protesting the murders of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Breonna Taylor in Louisville because they are outrages that demand justice. This lynch style, racist terrorism must stop, and perpetrators must be punished.

We are calling for this united action to protest genocidal policies of government that have allowed city and county jails, federal and state prisons, juvenile detention jails, and Immigrant detention centers to become hot beds for COVID-19 infections and death camps for millions. Who are the human beings incarcerated in these so-called correctional facilities?

They are overwhelmingly oppressed Black and Brown people, LGBTQ and Trans people and poor white, working class people. They come to jails and prisons in large part from the 140 million poor people living in America. They cannot voluntarily social distance themselves. Their confinement prevents them from taking action to protect themselves from death-causing infections. Their continued imprisonment under these circumstances is an act of genocide.

We must help them. The prisoners of Cook County jail in Chicago managed to write on one of the windows of the jail: HELP WE MATTER 2.

We are calling this united action to help protect all prisoners from COVID infections and death by demanding that all prisoners be liberated from the death camps that U.S. prisons have become. We demand that the President, Governors and Mayors, Prosecutors and Judges take immediate steps to depopulate jails, prisons and Immigrant detention centers and juvenile facilities.

We are calling this united action to demand the immediate release of all political prisoners and the wrongfully convicted survivors of torture immediately. These prisoners can be released by pardons, commutation of sentences, paroles, furloughs, signature bonds and prosecutors dropping charges and judges granting probations. The federal and state governments have plenty of means for meeting our demands and no reason to deny them other than greed and profiteering off of private prisons and prison labor, the still legal form of slavery under the 13ᵗʰ Amendment.

We will mobilize for car caravan protests and social distancing protests throughout the country. In united action we will standup, fightback and resist to exist. We will not now or ever stand in silence in the face of the crimes of government perpetrated against oppressed peoples and the working class. We must make certain that there is resistance throughout the land in order to have a new and better world after we overcome this pandemic.

Justice for George Floyd!
Justice for Breonna Taylor!
Justice for Ahmaud Arbery!
Black Lives Matter!
Release the Prisoners! Free Them All!

 

Marlyn Barnes would have been 32 years old if he hadn’t died in Harford County Jail

Marlyn Barnes would have been 32 years old this Thursday if he hadn’t died in Harford County Jail

Let’s show his family and all prisoners still locked up that we care.

Join the Prisoners Solidarity Caravan

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Marlyn Barnes would have been 32 years old this Thursday, if he had not died in custody at the Harford County Detention Center.   The jail claims he committed suicide, but his family has not gotten the answers they need from the authorities and they continue to fight for truth and justice in his case.  The number of suicide deaths at Harford County are alarming, just this past month another prisoner allegedly died as a result of suicide. 

Marlyn’s family and the Peoples Power Assembly and Prisoners Solidarity Committee have continued to press for answers and in the midst of this pandemic and to amplify the demands of prisoners locked up Maryland jails who have demanded PPE, adequate showers, soap, hand sanitizer and much more.  

We have joined the national movement in demanding #FreeThemAll.

You can help by joining the Thursday, May 14, car caravan at 4 pm from the Harriet Tubman Solidarity Center, to the local City Jail Complex and then to Marlyn Barnes’ neighborhood in West Baltimore.  We will then participate in a 32 minute caravan to represent how old Barnes would be if he was alive today.

Let’s show his family and the prisoners still locked up that we care.  SIGN UP AND SHARE WITH FRIENDS.  This is important; even if you can’t actually physically participate, it helps to share, post to Facebook, twitter, Instagram, to increase awareness and build support.

We will also have signs calling for Justice for Ahmaud Arbery!

If you can drive or come – here are the instructions:

Gather and stage ourselves at 20th and N. Charles Streets, Baltimore, MD 21218 at 4 pm to decorate cars and get signs.  Wear your mask or scarf and physical distance; please be safe.  

We will  have a lead car, proceed and leave no later than 4:45 pm, and drive with our lights on similar to a funeral procession.   

It’s helpful if you are able to fill out the google form: CLICK HERE FOR FORM

Thank you so much on behalf of the Barnes family.

Stay safe and huge distancing hug from the Peoples Power Assembly