Monday, May 17, 2010

Aiyana Jones -- 7 years old, killed by police while she slept last night in Detroit

Aiyana Jones

She was just 7 years old. She was not a criminal. She was not a threat. She was not acting unruly. She was not sending predator drones to kill civilians across the world. She was not recklessly drilling for oil deep under the ocean. She was not taking advantage of anyone's poverty to force them to into a sweatshop 14 hours a day.

She was sleeping.

In her own bed.

In her own home.

Yet, she was shot in the neck by police and killed.

How many more will be killed by police...

Anthony Baez

Hilton Vega

Amadou Diallo

Tyesha Miller

Oscar Grant

There's more than we can count. There's rivers of blood and oceans of grief caused by this murderous system.

How many more before you say too much? Before you join in the struggle to put and end to all this?

As it says in the statement, "The Revolution We Need... The Leadership We Have":

"It is up to us: to wake up…to shake off the ways they put on us, the ways they have us thinking so they can keep us down and trapped in the same old rat-race…to rise up, as conscious Emancipators of Humanity. The days when this system can just keep on doing what it does to people, here and all over the world…when people are not inspired and organized to stand up against these outrages and to build up the strength to put an end to this madness…those days must be GONE. And they CAN be." 

With revolution, all this madness ends.  With revolution, the youth will have a future worthy of human beings.  With revolution, a new day for the oppressed and for those who dream of freedom.  The revolution is real.  Get with it!

posted by Sunsara Taylor at 7:17 PM


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