What it is – Why it’s necessary
Rise Up October!
Carl Dix and Cornel West initiated the Stop Mass Incarceration
Network in 2011.
Now they are calling on people in their th...
Here are some
of the reasons
why.
In 2015 nearly 2.5 million people
are locked up in U.S. prisons.
• That is 25% of all people imprisoned in the world!
60% of those prisoners are Black and Latino,
among them, hundreds of thousands of women.
Growth of the prison population
• From 300,000 in the 1970s
– it’s about 1000% higher
today.
• The numbers of women in
pri...
2.5 million in prison + 7.0 million
on probation or parole + millions
of families members =
The outrageous math of
MASS IN...
Millions of immigrants have been detained and
deported – including young children
Black and Latino youth of
this country have a target
on their backs.
Mass incarceration, police terror,
criminalization = a slow genocide.
Stolen Lives – 1000s killed by police
HOW DID WE
GET HERE?
The struggle of
Black people for
Civil Rights and
liberation in the
1960s
Awoke the country,
especially the youth and
put ...
Anti-war soldiers
Farmworkers
It was the catalyst for powerful
movements of . . .
Students and Veterans
Women
Chicano yout...
The response of the Nixon regime was to find a way to
crush the resistance of the Black community without
appearing too ob...
Under Reagan the “War on Drugs”
was fully implemented. Mass
incarceration did not arise from an
epidemic of crime – it has...
In the 1980s and
1990s factories in
the U.S. were shut
down and
production moved
to other, low wage
countries. Millions
of...
• What we now know as the
New Jim Crow:
• Mass incarceration
• Police terror
• Criminalization
School cutbacks, privatization of education, children
treated as criminals – even tried in adult courts =
school as a pipe...
The construction of
super max prisons, the
so-called Special
Housing Units (SHU) and
long periods of solitary
confinement....
Immigration detention in
the U.S. has grown fast. In
2011, the Department of
Homeland Security held
429,000 immigrants in
...
Militarization: Police & the Border
Border Patrol agents have
increased in number from
9,800 in 2001 to 21,400 in
2012
In ...
• Many of the conditions for genocide –
isolation & demonization of certain groups,
brutality & criminalization & massive
...
• Two major hunger
strikes in 2011 and
2013 led by
prisoners in the
Special Housing Unit
at Pelican Bay prison
in Californ...
• Powerful protests to STOP “Stop & Frisk”
mobilized thousands in New York, forcing the
government to take a step back. RE...
.
Important outbreaks of struggle in
the wake of the murders of Oscar
Grant in Oakland, Trayvon Martin in
Florida and Andy...
Struggles have broken out in response to the
police murders of ---
Eric Garner, New York
Alejandro Nieto, Amilcar Lopez Sa...
FERGUSON!
Took Resistance to a new level.
Justice for Michael Brown!
The defiant ones of Ferguson woke the country.
Thousands took to the
streets to stop the
murder of Black and
Brown people at the
hands of the police
They blocked
highways and
bridges . . .
Marched
through malls
– stopped
business as
usual . . .
Mall of the Americas
Held die-ins
everywhere
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Medical Students
White coats for Black Lives
At 70 Medical schools:
From athletes
to symphony
halls . . .
Standing against injustice
But the horrors have not ended
And our people are still being murdered:
Tamir Rice (12) Cleveland
John Crawford III (25) D...
Like --
Antonio Zambrano
Montes, a farmworker
in Pasco, Washington
executed by three
police on February 10,
2015.
Like people pictured here: a few of the 875
men and women killed by police in the first 9
months of 2015!!
Instead, the response from the halls of power has
been to criminalize protests as a form of
“terrorism”.
Black Lives Matte...
We are now at a crossroads . . .
Which way will we go?
Or take the struggle to a
new level!!
Passivity in the face of
more...
Help Bring 100 Families of loved ones lost to police murder to New York.
Contribute now to send 100 families to New York f...
Which side are you on?
There can be no business as usual when people are
being brutalized, murdered, incarcerated and
mass...
Links to STOP MASS INCARCERATION materials
Alice Walker’s poem “Gather”
Alice Walker's Garden
Revolution newspaper Website...
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  1. 1. What it is – Why it’s necessary Rise Up October!
  2. 2. Carl Dix and Cornel West initiated the Stop Mass Incarceration Network in 2011. Now they are calling on people in their thousands to come to New York City October 22, 23, 24 to Stop Police Murder and Terror!
  3. 3. Here are some of the reasons why.
  4. 4. In 2015 nearly 2.5 million people are locked up in U.S. prisons. • That is 25% of all people imprisoned in the world!
  5. 5. 60% of those prisoners are Black and Latino, among them, hundreds of thousands of women.
  6. 6. Growth of the prison population • From 300,000 in the 1970s – it’s about 1000% higher today. • The numbers of women in prison have increased 800% in the past 30 years. • Along with this the epidemic of police brutality and murder. • This is the criminalization of youth!
  7. 7. 2.5 million in prison + 7.0 million on probation or parole + millions of families members = The outrageous math of MASS INCARCERATION 32% of Black men 20 to 29 years old are in prison, on parole or on probation on any given day!
  8. 8. Millions of immigrants have been detained and deported – including young children
  9. 9. Black and Latino youth of this country have a target on their backs.
  10. 10. Mass incarceration, police terror, criminalization = a slow genocide. Stolen Lives – 1000s killed by police
  11. 11. HOW DID WE GET HERE?
  12. 12. The struggle of Black people for Civil Rights and liberation in the 1960s Awoke the country, especially the youth and put resistance and revolution in the hearts of millions.
  13. 13. Anti-war soldiers Farmworkers It was the catalyst for powerful movements of . . . Students and Veterans Women Chicano youth Black Liberation
  14. 14. The response of the Nixon regime was to find a way to crush the resistance of the Black community without appearing too obvious about it. Thus began the “war on drugs” . . .
  15. 15. Under Reagan the “War on Drugs” was fully implemented. Mass incarceration did not arise from an epidemic of crime – it has grown beside the militarization of police and the criminalization of whole peoples.
  16. 16. In the 1980s and 1990s factories in the U.S. were shut down and production moved to other, low wage countries. Millions of people in the inner city were left with no jobs, no future except . . .
  17. 17. • What we now know as the New Jim Crow: • Mass incarceration • Police terror • Criminalization
  18. 18. School cutbacks, privatization of education, children treated as criminals – even tried in adult courts = school as a pipeline to prison. Prison spending School spending
  19. 19. The construction of super max prisons, the so-called Special Housing Units (SHU) and long periods of solitary confinement. 10s of thousands of U.S. prisoners are kept, sometimes for years, in conditions the United Nations describes as TORTURE.
  20. 20. Immigration detention in the U.S. has grown fast. In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security held 429,000 immigrants in over 250 facilities across the country Obama has earned the title “Deporter-in-Chief” having deported 2 million immigrants, including children from Central America put on a fast track to deportation.
  21. 21. Militarization: Police & the Border Border Patrol agents have increased in number from 9,800 in 2001 to 21,400 in 2012 In 2014 the United States army gave away 13,000 armored trucks to the Department of Homeland Security which then gave them to local police forces across the U.S.
  22. 22. • Many of the conditions for genocide – isolation & demonization of certain groups, brutality & criminalization & massive incarceration – already exist. • Genocide does not require a master plan but a build up of oppression and brutality that goes unchallenged. • A slow Genocide could become a fast one. • The slide toward such horrors must be stopped with RESISTANCE!
  23. 23. • Two major hunger strikes in 2011 and 2013 led by prisoners in the Special Housing Unit at Pelican Bay prison in California were joined by more than 30,000 prisoners around the state and country RESISTANCE!
  24. 24. • Powerful protests to STOP “Stop & Frisk” mobilized thousands in New York, forcing the government to take a step back. RESISTANCE!
  25. 25. . Important outbreaks of struggle in the wake of the murders of Oscar Grant in Oakland, Trayvon Martin in Florida and Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa, California. RESISTANCE!
  26. 26. Struggles have broken out in response to the police murders of --- Eric Garner, New York Alejandro Nieto, Amilcar Lopez San Francisco Omar Obrego, Los Angeles Ezell Ford, Los Angeles Carlos Mejia, Omar Hernandez, Salinas, Calif. Yanira Serrano, Half Moon Bay, California James Boyd, Albuquerque, New Mexico John Crawford III, Beavercreek, Ohio And many more police murders across the country – RESISTANCE!
  27. 27. FERGUSON! Took Resistance to a new level. Justice for Michael Brown!
  28. 28. The defiant ones of Ferguson woke the country.
  29. 29. Thousands took to the streets to stop the murder of Black and Brown people at the hands of the police
  30. 30. They blocked highways and bridges . . .
  31. 31. Marched through malls – stopped business as usual . . . Mall of the Americas
  32. 32. Held die-ins everywhere Philadelphia Los Angeles Medical Students White coats for Black Lives At 70 Medical schools:
  33. 33. From athletes to symphony halls . . .
  34. 34. Standing against injustice
  35. 35. But the horrors have not ended And our people are still being murdered: Tamir Rice (12) Cleveland John Crawford III (25) Dayton Camaron Tillman (14) Louisiana Laquan McDonald (17) Chicago Carey Smith-Viramontes (18) Long Beach Jeffrey Holden (18) Kansas City Miguel Benton (19) Georgia Levi Weaver (18) Georgia Karen Cifuentes (19) Oklahoma Sergio Ramos (18) Dallas Rashad McIntosh (19) Chicago Diana Showman (19) San Jose Dillan McGrae (18) Jackson, Tennessee Antonio Zambrano Montes (35) Pasco, Washington Walter Scott Sandra Bland Sam Duboce AND MANY, MANY MORE since Ferguson . . .
  36. 36. Like -- Antonio Zambrano Montes, a farmworker in Pasco, Washington executed by three police on February 10, 2015.
  37. 37. Like people pictured here: a few of the 875 men and women killed by police in the first 9 months of 2015!!
  38. 38. Instead, the response from the halls of power has been to criminalize protests as a form of “terrorism”. Black Lives Matter Labeled A Terrorist Group By Fox News Despite the continuing murders very few police are put on trial, let alone convicted!
  39. 39. We are now at a crossroads . . . Which way will we go? Or take the struggle to a new level!! Passivity in the face of more brutality and murder?
  40. 40. Help Bring 100 Families of loved ones lost to police murder to New York. Contribute now to send 100 families to New York for Rise Up October.
  41. 41. Which side are you on? There can be no business as usual when people are being brutalized, murdered, incarcerated and massively mistreated.
  42. 42. Links to STOP MASS INCARCERATION materials Alice Walker’s poem “Gather” Alice Walker's Garden Revolution newspaper Website Stopmassincarceration.net Website Rise Up October! Website

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