HELP SEND PEOPLE FROM FERGUSON-ST.LOUIS TO RISE UP OCTOBER TO STOP POLICE MURDER NATIONAL MARCH IN NYC OCT. 24.
$8000 IS URGENTLY NEEDED BY OCT. 13TH TO SECURE A BUS to take defiant youth, victims of police terror, students and people of conscience from Ferguson-St. Louis to New York City for the Rise Up October national march to STOP Police Terror on Oct. 24th.
It really matters that Ferguson-St. Louis be among the tens of thousands of people flooding NYC streets before the eyes of the whole world, challenging everybody to answer “Which Side Are You On?” It also really matters if there’s a powerful contingent of people from Ferguson-STL (the place where the nationwide movement to stop police terror was born, and which has faced non stop efforts to repress and derail it ever since) is marching in the streets together with the 100 families of people murdered by police, students from across the country, defiant youth from powerful uprisings from Oakland to Baltimore, and people of faith willing to put their bodies on the line.
At a moment when the powers-that-be are working to bury this movement with repression, lies, false promises, or through galvanizing reactionary forces spewing venom against Black Lives Matter and Black people generally, there’s great necessity to grow this movement by having the kind of outpouring that will inspire many more to stand up and to rock the brutal enforcers back on their heels. This is what RiseUpOctober is all about. Think about the impact that a vocal contingent from Fergusoncan have on such an outpouring! And think what it will mean if Ferguson isn’t in the house.
All donations will go to pay travel costs for peple from Ferguson-STL to NYC for #RiseUpOctober. If bus in not secured, funds will go for renting vans.
Contribute $140 to buy your own ticket, or to sponsor and pay for a ticket for a protester from Ferguson to go to NYC.
STL-Ferguson Stop Mass Incarceration Network
See more and endorse the Rise Up October Call at: http://stopmassincarceration.net/
#RiseUpOctober national march, initiated by Dr. Cornel West andCarl Dix, will bring many thousands from around the country to join with many thousands from NY. It needs to be an unprecedented outpouring of protest and resistance to STOP the epidemic of police terror and to awaken and inspire millions, and sharply raise the question to society and the world – WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
Through the actions on October 22-24 and everything building up to it, Rise Up October aims to get things to the point where there are millions who both feel in their bones that this system of intimidation, terror and murder is INTOLERABLE… and are willing to step out and act in all different ways to stop this, and have the ways to do so. In other words, these actions in October aim to change the whole tenor and direction of society.RiseUpOctober