Dear Sister, I received a call on ISARC hotline from your son Asa Sullivan s uncle, William, this evening He is asking me what is the possiblity of a concert
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, Aug 19, 2008
I received a call on ISARC hotline from your son Asa Sullivan 's uncle, William, this evening
He is asking me what is the possiblity of a concert in SF in honor of Asa and all victims of Police Brutality, and has a lot of performers lined up !
I know that these Brothers back East
Shafeeq Ali Mujahid PeoplesAdvocate@...
Kalonji Jama Changa Chief@...
were working on a similar venture, ISARC grew outreach but have not heard from them since 2007.
We had collected many endorsements for them ,including :
The Men's Let's Talk Network (radio/internet)
>City/ State: Kennesaw, GA 30152
>Phone # 404-401-0233c
Colia L. Clark
Richard Wright Centennial 2008(2008-2010)
P. O. Box 5827
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128
Can you send me a valid email address for William ?
Is sounds like they might benefit from joining efforts ?
This is the latest piece being circulated, feel free to pass it on to Comrades.
HIP HOP COMMUNITY TACKLES POLICE BRUTALITY
No Stranger to the so-called “Long arm of the
law”, the Hip Hop community is proving that as
the politically charged rap group dead prez
stated, “it’s still bigger than Hip
Hop”. Lately, it seems the climate has shifted
to a defensive position for many Hip Hop
notables. From the Congressional Hearings to the
Jena 6 calamity, many artists are beginning to
utilize their microphone muscle to battle social
injustices. The latest battle is an age old
quandary: police brutality. Over the years we
have witnessed outrageous brutal attacks by the
“Boys in Blue”. We have observed everything from
the beating of Rodney King and the unthinkable
sodomy of Abner Louima, courtesy of NYPD armed
with their weapon of choice: the common bathroom
plunger. We were also devastated by the case of
Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Kathryn Johnston and others.
In 2007 the alarm has been sounded and the Hip
Hop Community is responding. Nationwide, a number
of organizations and individuals from the
National Hip Hop Political Convention to “The
Peoples Congresswoman” Cynthia McKinney have
endorsed a new crusade called Cease Fire: Stop
Police Terrorism. Cease Fire: Stop Police
Terrorism is 5 days of resistance scheduled to
kick off November 21, 2007, marking the
anniversary of the Atlanta Police slaying of 92
year-old Kathryn Johnston and it will conclude on
November 25, 2007, marking the anniversary of
Sean Bell the 23 year-old who was murdered by New
York Police on his wedding day. EDI from the
Outlawz, the Hip Hop group founded by Tupac
Shakur has stated, “We as a people have to
address this issue, in a more hands on
approach. I’m not talking about violence, but we
definitely got to address this situation, when
they’re shooting down our young Brothas and getting away with it”.
“They’re off the hook, grandmothers aren’t even
safe in their own home, there has to be
accountability”, declared Jalil from the legendary rap group Whodini.
Plans for Cease Fire: Stop Police Terrorism
includes vigils, press conferences, rallies,
panel discussions, teach-ins, poetry and
concerts. The goal of the Cease Fire Campaign is
to educate and inspire people to rally around the
countless victims of police murders, misconducts
and false arrests in their areas. “There are
plenty of organizations, artists and individuals
that have been working around these issues, we
are simply saying let’s fly under one banner…”,
stated one of the key organizers, Kalonji Jama
Changa of FTP Movement, “…this is something that
is affecting all of us, so it has to take a
collective effort”. A few other Hip Hop
representatives that have endorsed the Cease Fire
Hip Hop Against Police
Stic of dead prez,
Paradise Gray of X Clan,
Ernie Paniccioli and Bruce George,
Co-Founder of Def Poetry Jam.
The Peoples Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney had
this to say, “From full body cavity searches of
black men on the streets of San Antonio to DNA
samples taken from black men in Charlottesville,
Virginia, America's ‘War on Terror’ has become
for some a ‘War of Terror.’ It is time to draw
attention to the actions of rogue police officers
who target for harassment and even murder the
poor and defenseless among us; and it is time to
stop it. I support the Hip Hop Community's Cease
Fire: Stop Police Terrorism Campaign”.
Stay updated at www.Myspace.com/freeallpoliticalprisoners
If you are interested in joining in on these
efforts or if you are planning something for your area contact:
Shafeeq Ali Mujahid PeoplesAdvocate@...
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