The following statement was distributed by the Communist Workers' Group and Labor Black& Brown supporters at the June 17th 2012 march to STOP RACIAL PROFILING and END STOP AND FRISK:
Defeat Racial Profiling in N.Y.! Down with the Bloomberg-Kelly Terror!
End "Stop-and-Frisk" NOW! Cops Out of Schools NOW!
For Labor-Community Tribunals! For Workers'-Community Defense Guards!
Spin masters of the twin capitalist parties peddle the big lie of a "post-racial America." But you won't find it anywhere the oppressed live, where class warfare is the 21st century norm, with Bloomberg and Kelly waging a war of terror on Black, Latin and now also Muslim immigrant communities. These bosses political program targets and tracks non-white youth for the new slavery, the prison-industrial complex, America's biggest racket-which taxes the working-class to enslave the poor and profit the prison industry and cops!
"Full Employment" is the law, by act of congress in 1946 and '71. Is the prison-industrial-complex the Bloomberg-Kelly regimes' idea of full employment? We want JOBS FOR ALL at union wages for all who can work! The working class must reject its dismemberment and impoverishment! The work week can be reduced to 30 hours with no reduction in weekly pay, and implement a sliding scale of wages and hours can further reduce the work week if need be to accomplish real full employment and also protect workers' purchasing power. Labor was promised the Employee Free Choice Act which the politicians have all forgotten! We can’t wait for legislation and we need Labor to lead, to organize the unorganized, to organize Local Unions of the Unemployed to use the fight for full employment to unite all working class and oppressed and form the rudiments of working class self-defense. We know the bosses won’t do this and the current crop of union and community leaders will not take the lead, therefore it is the task of the rank and file to take our unions back by organizing class struggle anti-racist caucuses to organize the fight back!
For the bankster-racketeer capitalist class, the racist technocrat billionaire Bloomberg and his henchman, the Giuliani/Kerik-associated Kelly are the perfect enforcers. They put over racial profiling sotto voce with "Stop-and-Frisk" and Cops in Schools. They said they would take guns off the streets, eliminate the crack epidemic and suppress gang violence. But this was just propaganda for the un-initiated, pure spin to pit the White workers against the Black and Brown youth and immigrants!
DOWN WITH THE RACIST PROPAGANDA MACHINE THAT DIVIDES THE WORKERS!
Champions of the working people and the oppressed desire thoroughgoing, comprehensive social justice, and by any means necessary. So does the growing national network of Mothers and Families of Victims of Racist Police and Vigilante Violence which has the capacity of uniting and building militant anti-racist violence movement!
"Labor Black and Brown" joins and supports the call, and further calls by the families of the victims for political strikes and indefinite duration general strikes against capital's war on Black and Brown youth!
We will place no confidence in and will not be satisfied with or otherwise be shucked by any revivals of Lindsay-era "Civilian Complaint Review Boards." We saw them! Their game was only to demobilize the victimized, and right away they had diminishing legal powers to go with their complete lack of moral authority among wage earners. Refute this category of flimflam by withdrawing the robber barons' profits! Shut the City down!
Labor Black and Brown calls for Labor-initiated, Labor-And-Community Tribunals to investigate, arrest and try racist killer and brutalizer cops! This is the only way we can establish the truth of the many atrocities and all their inner- and interconnectedness and monstrosity. This is how we will see WHO BENEFITS? Even in conditions where we cannot arrest the butchers or carry sentences out, the great social authority of such Labor-Community Tribunals would thunder through the skyscraper canyons!
We need a Labor-And-Community Workers' Defense Guard for Black and Latin and now also the Muslim immigrant communities. In the existing conditions of the class warfare waged against these sisters and brothers in working class neighborhoods by the cops, the targeted youth l enjoy no personal security and can expect no normal future without this form of self-organization for self-defense. Such organizations are the battalions which much be formed to end the rule of the racist imperialists-the 1%.
Some may say "LB&B" is surely not their fathers' civil rights movement, with no evident pacifism. Most may hope for a non-confrontational path, but our class enemy is not interested, as he has shown over and over, from the bombing of the MOVE family in Philly to the NATO bombing of Libya the bosses will unleash their violence even against the pacifists as recently seen at Zucotti Park. We think if the pacifist Occupy Wall Street protestors were not predominantly white we would have seen many cadavers. We know consciousness tends to lag behind and resists the conclusions of objectivity. But we also know the facts shout their message. If they could speak they would call for an organized Rank and File Labor-Black-Brown-Immigrant Self-Defense Guard.
Right now we can and must fight to get cops out of the schools! The police armed camp ruins the learning environment for students of every ability. It provides DNA samples of the entire non-white school population to a "national suspect’s database (!!!)" It suppresses all test scores and graduation rates by chasing kids from the schools by placing intimidating uniformed gunmen there who don't like our kid’s faces.
But to drive the police out we will need Union-Community unity for Parent-Pupil-Teacher control of the schools. And we may need the muscle of the Labor-Community Defense Guard as well. This generation needs an honest education in how the world works, for the benefit of the imperialist. Rise up the analytical tools and program, the compressed knowledge and experience of generations of industrial workers. Develop the tools and program needed to find the road from exploitation and oppression up to a workers directed socialism of species and planet survival and regeneration. Our kids need to learn how to force the exploiters and oppressors to open their books and expose every "business secret," so that we may have society in place of a dog-eat-dog racist Gotham, U.S.A., and imperialist-divided world!
Labor Black and Brown began on the west coast and is a growing movement across the country. We are here today to tell you to neither be afraid to try nor be discouraged by self-interested "leaders" who block your path. Honest, self-sacrificing leaders will arise among yourselves, and this means they won't be Democrats or Republicans. Or Greens, Liberals or Conservatives, all of whom also stand in line to carry water for the same racist "1%." Some who have things wrong now will change their minds. Others can be "dis-elected" or can be bypassed by your own initiatives in organizing and in action! Let's change our world. This will require putting the robber barons, who chose Bloomberg from among their own, out of business for good. We can do this.
Organize LABOR BLACK AND BROWN LEAGUES IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
CWG (USA) | July 21, 2012 at 1:19 am | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2Aeyl-1y