Every Thursday: Frank Rizzo Down

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Every Thursday at 4 to 6pm On 15th and JFK in front of the municipal building, The Philly Coalition will be petitioning to remove the Frank Rizzo statue and to end stop and frisk. All support is welcome. For more information, the coalition can be contacted directly at PhillyRealJustice@gmail.com

Philadelphia Police Department’s pervasive use of racial profiling, stop and frisk and recently, endorsement of Donald Trump is ridiculous. It ‘s proof that Frank Rizzo’s racist, homophobic brutal police culture is still alive and well. We must force the Mayor and city council to address that police do not represent the interests of the people in Philadelphia. They worship a tyrant that humiliated, harassed and brutalized black community members, activists and students. Investing millions into policing while leaving our inner city schools in shambles still plagues black and brown communities. We were left with a school district crisis. The removal of the Christopher Columbus statue in Argentina and the Cecil Rhodes statue in Cape Town is a testament to the path of restorative justice. Replacing the statue is the first step in having this city acknowledge it’s terror against Philadelphia community members and finally opening up a transparent dialogue.

44th Townhall Meeting: 15th and Cherry

Our 44th Townhall meeting will take place at the friends center at 6:30 on Tuesday, 10/18/2016. This space is wheelchair accessible. This meeting will compose of information concerning our "End Stop And Frisk" and "Frank Rizzo Down" campaigns as well debriefs from previous actions and upcoming events. Hope to see you there.

Every Thursday at 15th and JFK: End Stop and Frisk

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Philly REAL Justice Coalition will be in front of the Municipal building every Thursday at 4:00pm as part of the campaign to remove the Frank Rizzo Statue and ending Stop and Frisk among other discriminatory police practices.

The issues around U.S. corrupt policing is highlighted by the epidemic of racially charged stop and frisk procedures. Philadelphia residents of color have suffered some of the most blatant rejection of constitutional rights by violent and discriminatory policing. An overwhelming amount of stop and frisk incidents have been found to be done without valid reason and often end in meaningless arrests or at worst, violence. Mayor Jim Kenney, who garnered many votes as a result of his platform to end stop and frisk is in no rush to implement this promise and must be held accountable.
 

No More Mummers

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The Coalition is currently organizing around this platform. To find out more about the campaign and/or how to get involved you can contact the Coalition directly at PhillyRealJustice@gmail.com.

The age old South Philly tradition of white colonists and immigrants basking in blackface is more than a day of drunken racist and homophobic escapades. It is a culture that perpetuates violence which the city allows to occur. Every year we watch our city allow the public drinking, drunken belligerence, and trashing of center city streets, the same actions that result in arrests for people of color in Philadelphia. Last New Year’s Day, the Philly Real Justice Coalition conducted a disruption of The Mummer’s parade where parade attendees harassed people of the LGBTQ community and people of color. We must continue the disruption of both the mummers and their sponsors until the event is addressed properly. Philadelphia must either dismantle the parade, or better control the bigoted attendees. We also must see reciprocated energy in providing people of color with as much space and safety from the city.
 

Black & Brown Workers Collective

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Help sustain grass root organizations who are dedicated to worker's rights and black liberation such as BBWC by donating to their causes. You can donate to BBWC here: https://www.gofundme.com/2rkph77u

BBWC's Mission Statement is as follows:

We the Black and Brown Workers Collective (BBWC), a direct action social justice entity, have come together to combat injustices that manifest both in and out of the non-profit organizational structure and in the broader community of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Our mission is to actively challenge, resist and dismantle, those colonialist, white supremacist and oppressive systems that impact our lives as Black and Brown workers.

Most importantly, we seek to create our own spaces where Black and Brown labor and community will define the value of their own work while setting roots in communities that establish black and brown owned enterprise and collectively run spaces. Our philosophy is rooted in decolonization practices and organizing methodologies.

Our mission stands at the intersection of both the Worker's Right's movement and the Black Lives Matter movement. We see these two movements as inextricably connected as the lives of Black and Brown workers and community members are valued differently in a raced and classed system. Finally, as descendants of Warrior African/Indigenous peoples, we see it as our Response-ability to continue the legacy of fighting for our Liberation.

As a Collective we recognize that true radical transformational work will not be funded by the government, but rather supported by community members like you. Because government funded initiatives control what organized community members and collectives can do on the ground, we have decided not to accept government money that silences our voices and stops the People’s Movement.

Accordingly, we are asking for your donations. To continue this on the ground radical movement work, we are in need of the monetary donations. We will be posting ways to donate in the near future.

Every Thursday in West Philly: Food Not Bombs

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Philadelphia Food Not Bombs Affinity often helps provide The Philly REAL Justice Coalition and other comrades with food and hydration during actions. If possible please donate or assist in the creation and distribution of food for our people in the movement. Philadelphia Food Not Bombs meets every Thursday on 46th and Market unless directed otherwise.

Mission Statement is as follows:

WHAT WE DO


• we cook for, serve/share food, work with and support homeless or hungry people. we save and use food that the capitalist system regards only as a commodity; food that would be otherwise discarded.

• we support strategic meetings, actions, marches and events by providing food, and general solidarity, including jail support and court support.

• we work intentionally to foster a space that is safe and comfortable for all (those that are serving and those that are served) -- especially Black people and People of Color in the community.

• we commit this space to being a no-cop zone as well as having no collusion with the state or the non-profit industrial complex.

• we have no leaders; we operate through consensus

* we distribute 'zines, fliers, & signs that explicitly promote our shared politics and values.

Photos from Black Resistance March

Album by Joe Piette

Album by Joe Piette

A march filled with anguish, pain, anger was also filled with spirit, energy, solidarity and hope for community empowerment. As a multifaceted call for self determination, the masses demanded black community control of police, an end to stop and frisk, ending U.S exploitation and occupation of Haiti, Puerto Rico, Palestine etc. and a divestment from the democratic party until black lives are prioritized both here and abroad.

Black Resistance March

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The Philadelphia Coalition for REAL Justice presents:
Black Resistance March against the DNC: We Have Nothing To Lose But Our Chains!!

The Democratic Party has consistently betrayed their promises to the Black community and the 2016 presidential election is not going to be any different. The presidential election is the largest electoral process in the country, and the Black community can no longer watch a few control the lives of many. Black communities have been underfunded for centuries. Black communities are under siege with militarized police terrorism, assault and murder; public schools are underfunded and do not properly educate our children; economic development means bla...ck displacement through gentrification; prison privatization and the school to prison pipeline; raising the minimum wage to a living standard; the right to proper access of quality healthcare, food, shelter and the essential means of life; protection and inclusion of the LGBTQ community, as well, the releasing of all political prisoners and the right to self-determination and control of our communities. This can only come from the unification of our voices, understanding the intersectional connections, education and support of one another and not the democratic process.

Philadelphia is a historically Black city, as well as the birth of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Both documents have kept the Black community subjugated. The American political system was organized and created by white men who supported and upheld the enslavement of Black people. These documents continue to function under the order of white supremacy and neo-liberal reformists politics. Black liberation cannot occur in a reformist society. White supremacy must be abolished and Black liberation must become a priority.

The DNC is set for July 25th -28th. There are multiple groups and thousands of people coming into the city; some to support, protest, organize, disrupt, get arrested, etc. We cannot allow this political moment to be whitewashed like the Occupy Movement. We must capitalize off of this moment with one goal in mind; and that is to resist the capitalist and racist power structures that allow white supremacy and capitalist oppression to flourish. It’s time to build power, PEOPLE POWER!


If you're interested in organizing and or developing the march email: phillyrealjustice@gmail.com
dncphillyorganize@gmail.com

Shut Down the DNC

Progressives, socialists, peace activists, feminists, environmentalists: Let's build a united front to take on the racist, capitalist Democratic war machine! The Presidential elections that take place every four years bring about only cosmetic changes: different faces running the government while the same billionaire masters still call all the shots. Whether it's Clinton or Trump, Democrat or Republican, police will still terrorize us and low wages will keep us in or near poverty. That is, unless we fight back! WE'VE HAD ENOUGH! No more fake "democracy" in our city! NOT while racist cops run wild. NOT while our public schools go criminally underfunded. NOT while our people suffer some of the highest pov...erty levels in the country. We demand self-government, not super rich capitalists. Free Mumia and all political prisoners! Reparations now! Women's and LGBTQ liberation now! Abolish capitalism and oppression NOW! It'll only happen if we FIGHT FOR IT!  

Progressives, socialists, peace activists, feminists, environmentalists: Let's build a united front to take on the racist, capitalist Democratic war machine!

The Presidential elections that take place every four years bring about only cosmetic changes: different faces running the government while the same billionaire masters still call all the shots. Whether it's Clinton or Trump, Democrat or Republican, police will still terrorize us and low wages will keep us in or near poverty. That is, unless we fight back!

WE'VE HAD ENOUGH! No more fake "democracy" in our city!
NOT while racist cops run wild.
NOT while our public schools go criminally underfunded.
NOT while our people suffer some of the highest pov...erty levels in the country.

We demand self-government, not super rich capitalists. Free Mumia and all political prisoners! Reparations now! Women's and LGBTQ liberation now! Abolish capitalism and oppression NOW! It'll only happen if we FIGHT FOR IT!
 

ShutDownDNC

Next Shut Down DNC meeting will be held July 18th. Email shutdownDNC@gmail.com for more information

Know Your Rights!

In preparation for and during the DNC in Philadelphia, Up Against the Law Legal Collective will provide the following:

Four public Know Your Rights trainings that will specifically address protests for the DNC. These trainings will provide activists with Know Your Rights information for protest in Philadelphia during the DNC.

ALL TRAININGS TO BE HELD AT ARCH STREET METHODIST CHURCH, CORNER OF BROAD AND ARCH ST., 55 N. BROAD ST 19107.

KnowYourRights

The date are as follows:

Saturday, July 9, 2016: 2:00pm-4:45pm

Saturday, July 16, 2016: 2:00-4:45pm

Wednesday, July 20, 2016: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday, July 23, 2016: 2:00pm-4:45pm

May 24th: Black Community Control of the Police Conference

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It should be clear by now that if we don't control those who patrol our streets with guns and badges then we will continue to go to the funerals, the prisons and the jails.

We must have Black Community Control of the Police. Body cameras and sensitivity training of the police is just not good enough. The whole world saw the police choke Eric Gardner on video to death and the cop walked.

Look at the people who saw Mike Brown get shot to death on the streets of Ferguson. Although we saw with our own eyes which is better than any camera, Darren Wison is free today with nearly a million dollars in his pockets to boot.

Bob Mccollough, Barack Obama and Eric Holder are all on the same side. They are all apart of the state just like Darren Wilson is. They will talk about it and say how bad it is, but they will do nothing about the brutal police.

Come to the conference on Black Community Control
of the Police and be apart of solving the problem. No longer will white people with guns be allowed to roam our streets and kill at will, it is us, the working and poor Black folks, young and old, who should decide who carries where we live. That is why we must demand Black Community Control of the Police.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Omali Yeshitala of the Uhuru Movement. Other speakers include Diop Olugbala of the Black is Back Coalition, Michael Coard of the Avenging the Ancestors Coalition, and Cornelius Moody of the Philly Coalition for REAL Justice.