October 28, 2015 by socialaction2014
#RISEUPOCTOBER made history in bringing 100 families of police murder victims marching alongside Cornel West, Carl Dix, Eve Ensler, Jamal Joseph and Quentin Tarantino demanding that Police terror must stop and asking people to answer a simple question: Which Side are you on?
The march and protest marked the 20th annual march for The October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation which has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest, working to expose the epidemic of police brutality.
An interview with Carl Dix.
Carl is a co-founder, with Dr. Cornel West, of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, and has spent his life opposing injustice. He is a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party. In 1970, Carl was one of the Fort Lewis 6, the largest mass refusal to go to Vietnam by US soldiers during that war. He spent two years in a US military prison for this stand. Carl has been a leader in the fight against police terror and of the annual October 22 marches to stop police brutality. In 2011, he and Cornel West called for mass, nonviolent protest at NYC police precincts with the highest rates of “stop and frisk,” contributing to mass public opposition to the practice. Along with Dr. West, Carl put out the Call for the October 2014 Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. In August and October 2014 Carl joined mass protests in Ferguson, Missouri, against the police murder of Mike Brown, and was arrested while standing with the “defiant ones” on the first night of the national guard mobilization there. With Cornel West, he issued a Call for a national Shut Down 4/14/15 to Stop Murder by Police.
Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, NYPD, Police Murder, Carl Dix, Cornel West, Carl Dix, Eve Ensler, Jamal Joseph, Acronym TV, Dennis Trainor Jr, atv, TYT