#RiseUpOctober Day 2

rise up october

beyond tragic; Rest in Power, Freddie Gray.  Find peace when youre able,  mama.

But do remember that Brother Cornell has said that ‘the Bern’ is channlein’ ‘black prophetic rage’ or close.

Twenty-five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination

I realized quickly when I knew I should
That the world was made up of this brotherhood of man
For whatever that means
And so I cry sometimes

And I try, oh my god do I try
I try all the time, in this institution
And I pray, oh my god do I pray
I pray every single day
For a revolution.

16 responses to “#RiseUpOctober Day 2

  1. Chicago
    Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), Assata’s Daughters, We Charge Genocide and Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) are taking action today to shut-down the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Chicago to demonstrate the urgency for a fundamental shift in the way this country invests in our most valuable resources – our people.

  2. back in new yawk city:

  3. i’d checked w/ chicago rising, and had seen that the cutting seemed to be imminent. i’d never checked at the time, but they obviously had seen ‘‘Homan Square revealed: how Chicago police ‘disappeared’ 7,000 people’


    • I would suspect that a large percentage at Homan Square were early morning no-knock SWAT raids. It nominally was the “gang unit”. People known at the scene to be arrested likely show up at local district lockups for delayed catch-and-release or preventive detention on exaggerated charges. It will be interesting to see if people were ever mysteriously transferred from local districts to Homan Square.

      • it’s a good ‘wondering’ if any were transferred *to* homan square, and yes, so often blacks were/are the recipients of swat no-knock raids, often warrentless, yes? sometimes even at ‘mistaken’ addresses.

  4. For folks into substantial books, David Talbot’s The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government is an excellent read. The book’s argument is that some in the conservative international banking community, some of the warhawk military leaders, the CIA leadership involved in the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and a certain CIA operative named Bill Harvey all wanted JFK out of the way and so the CIA did in the USA what they had been doing to other countries under the hands off guidance and legitimation of Allen Dulles, whom JFK fired for his recklessness. And further, that the Agency also made sure that RFK never became President and opened a real investigation into the JFK assassination. And that Ted Kennedy signaled that he was not going to pursue it further.

    Lots of detail about the bureaucratic politics involved in all of this and substantial background of how Dulles insinuated Nazi intelligence operatives into the CIA’s counterparts in Germany.

    We’re still trying to dig out from Allen Dulles’s legacy.

    Wonder if Bernie Sanders has become politically viable enough to have gotten the phone call yet?

  5. it may have been these dulles videos i’d posted on an Open Menu recently (for the quick fix). but woot; where did i read a headline in the past two days about docs (foia-ed?) that indicated some revelations that jfk’s assassination was not as…er…officially presented? (made me think of ‘the lone gunmen’ on the x-files.) ;-)

  6. I hate to be so skeptical about these events but they seem to be little more than photo-ops and You-Tube entertainment. 60 thousand people passively ‘following’ the action while a few hundred are actually acting.

    Even the class of people who are most effected by this repression don’t seem to be too interested in these occasional PR events.

    The local media report this action as weekend filler and the MSM ignored it just as the PTB in Chicago had better things to do.

    I wonder who they are trying to reach with these actions, the cops don’t care, the PTB don’t care and the White classes show no real concern for what is happening, so there is no support there?

    • on the other hand, farrakhan’s ‘million man march’ drew hundreds of thousands to deecee, but as far as ‘justice or else’, the ‘or else’ wasn’t entirely clear to me.

      i was glad to see quite a few pale complexions in NYC, though. and i’d imagine that the organizers were disappointed in the turn-out. give that brother cornell was one, i’d half-expected to see bernie there. now yesterday’s popular resistance newsletter featured this, having referenced events of riseUpOctober and StoptheCops in chicago (although i haven’t read it read, so i dunno if it’s just smoke or not):

      ‘Group of 130 law enforcement officials announce plan to reduce the prison population through new policies and services’

    • I have wondered the same thing. “who they are trying to reach with these actions,” Who oh who? BAR seems to have aligned their sights on the right persons. Or rather the right offices.
      “Black Is Back Coalition to March on the White House

      On November 7, the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations will march on the White House to demand Black community control of the police. A conference will follow on the next day at Howard University, under the theme “Black Power Matters.” “It is about Black self-determination,” said Coalition chairman Omali Yeshitela. “If we want people to stop killing us, then we have to have the power, ourselves, to stop it. We have to drive the movement in the direction of Black people accepting responsibility for our own future.””


      ““The Administration does not see a pattern, or launch a systematic investigation against this mentality,” said Initiative director Rev. Anthony Evans. “There has been absolutely no movement.” Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch “have failed consistently to protect the Black community from these white racist murderous thugs who are in our law enforcement.”


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