Workers Vanguard No. 1025
31 May 2013
Boston Area Organizing Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 2,
April 24-26, 2015
New York City
• An international peace, justice and environmental conference – April 24 & 25
• A major international rally, march to the United Nations and peace festival – April 26
Yours for peace,|
Nuclear Abolition Chair
DPPer Denise Zwahlen attended the Boston Ferguson protest this week and shared the following:
Who knows exactly how many of us gathered at Dudley Square to protest the verdict, 2000 or so. Very diverse crowd but with Young Black people in great part setting the tone. We arrived late at the event and first saw a crowd in the dark and total silence, 4 and a half minutes, in recognition of Mike Brown. Amazing sight and feeling.
What I thought was most meaningful and powerful about the event was the March and the Stand Out in front of South Bay House of Correction. There was a long exchange of messages without words from the part of the detainees, just switching lights off and on, raising their arms and waving and chanting of "Let them out" from the part of the crowd. For many young Black men, they don't face immediate death like Mike Brown, but a slow one at the hand of the Criminal Justice System.