The recent Black Lives Matter uprisings began with a call for justice for George Floyd, but the list of those senselessly murdered have grown longer. Rest in Power to Rayshard Brooks. Rest in Power to Breona Taylor and Elijah McClain. Rest in Power to Brayla Stone and Oluwatoyin Salau, two children.
On top of fighting against police and horizontal violence, Black and Colonized people are battling coronavirus. The US government is exposing Black and Colonized people to the disease. Their negligence to our communities as well as pushing this narrative of “essential workers” are killing us at alarming rates. Black and Indigenous people make up the majority of service industry workers. We are being held hostage at our work to serve white people who refuse to wear masks. We are dying so the economy can live.
At this moment, Black and Colonized people (People of Color) are enduring a culmination of centuries of colonial violence. We are tired of seeing our siblings and children senselessly murdered at the hands of the police and locked in cages on the homeland. We are tired of dying for our jobs. We are fighting back.
Enough is enough. The Democrats and Republicans answer to our problem is to vote, while they continue to poison, cage, and murder us. The so-called “white left’s” response to us is recycled movements that continue to fail. In 2011, it was Occupy Wall Street. In 2020, it was the Capital Hill Autonomous Region in Seattle. Both failed because they had no organizational power. Black Hammer has the answer: Hammer City. It’s time to stop negotiating with the colonizer on what our needs are. It’s time we turn to each other and design, plan and build what we need to protect our families and communities. Hammer City is being built by Colonized people, governing ourselves, and designing our own city from a decolonized mindset. We want you involved in the process, join Black Hammer to build this new world with us!
The system won't help us, we have to help each other as Colonized people. We are challenging the narrative of liberal Black and Colonized people requesting that our oppressors see us as human. We don’t need them to say “Black Lives Matter”, we need our land back! We don’t want symbolism, we want power!
Donate to our campaign so we can Build Hammer City. This budget is for Phase I of Hammer City, including cost for:
- Purchasing land
- Surveying the land
- Conducting soil testing
- Closing cost
- Establishing an LLC
- Lawyers' fee
- Acquiring building permits
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