“Wake up, America!” #BLM protests & other antiracist, anti-fascist & pro-democratic things to do…

July 31 – We have so much work to do & nobody’s slowing down…

Emmett Till died on Aug. 28, 1955 at the age of 14. 1955 is not that long ago. What was called the “last lynching in America” took place in Alabama in 1981. At least, it was until Ahmaud Arbery was gunned down while jogging in Georgia last year. The tally expands every day.

When you hear of parents telling school boards to stop teaching the accurate history of racism in America, we wonder if it’s not just about critical race theory, or the 1619 project, about which they’ve been deliberately misled. We wonder if they’re not just worried that their kids will look at the dates of these not-so-long-ago events, and put two and two together – how people they know – their parents, their grandparents and great-grandparents, could be culpable of racism too…like protesting the teaching of the accurate history of racism in America, for a start.

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Fri. 5/8: Update – Standing indivisible with Ahmaud Arbery. Keep calling – this isn’t finished.

Quote from #irunwithmaud

Update 5/8/2020 – The Third Man: Thanks to the huge public reaction to the cellphone video of a young black man being murdered-while-jogging, the two men involved have finally been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.  We are waiting on whether the man who filmed the incident, William Bryan, will be charged, as well.

We also now know that the former attorney for the Gregory and Travis McMichaels, Alan David Tucker, was the one who released the video on Tuesday.

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Wed. 5/6: Standing indivisible with Ahmaud Arbery. Two actions.

Quote from S. Lee Merritt, an attorney for the Arbery family.

This post has been updated. Please go here for latest information and actions. 

Update 5/8: Thanks to the huge public reaction to the cellphone video of a young black man being murdered-while-jogging, the two men involved have finally been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.  We are waiting on whether William Bryan, the third man who followed Arbery, filmed the incident, will be charged, as well.

We also now know that the former attorney for the Gregory and Travis McMichaels, Alan David Tucker, was the one who released the video on Tuesday.

For all of you who took the time to sign the petition below and make calls and emails to protest this injustice, thank you. We shouldn’t have to ring phones off the desks, but we will.

Action – Sign the petition.

73 days ago, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year-old black man, left his mom’s home for his daily jog. He was chased down and killed by well-armed two white men, a retired police office and his son. Because of the lockdown constraints on local protests, Ahmaud’s family and friends worried that his brutal murder would go unnoticed and that no one would be held to account. But we have phones and computers and we, along with many others, have noticed. (Warning – the video below shows an innocent person being murdered. Skip over and go straight to the actions as necessary.)

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