Tuesday, August 31, 2004

We are the People

The picture below is from the Still We Rise:Poor People's March yesterday. Up in front is the wife of my political mentor Richie Perez (presente!).

Not surprisingly at yesterday's march , plainclothes police run their scooters through the crowd creating violence. This is the sort of this that has happened often at many a POC march/event. When the media picks up such images, what gets perpetuated is not the continuous profiling and harassment on the part of police but rather how those crazy radical people of color are dangerous and terrorist like.

All of this happened of course as former NYC Mayor Giuliani spoke inside Madison Square Garden. Ah the irony.

Today is a day of direct action and from the early morning non-violent activist have been getting arrested.

I recommend NYC IndyMedia for all the latest.



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