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This is a very important article. It is from Liberation School and a comrade of ours posted it on facebook. A lot has been said about cops and their role in society and this article sums it up quite nicely. Here is the opening paragraph:

Cops: Enforcers for the Capitalist Class.

“For decades, into the 1980s, school districts across the country employed the “Officer Friendly” program that brought local cops into kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. Their point was obvious: to “educate” children with the belief that the police are an indispensable part of society, who not only uphold the law but heroically protect them.
This idealized concept of police has to be pushed upon workers at every turn because so much of their real-life experiences show the truth, which is the opposite: that the police function as an organized instrument of state repression.”

and further in the article this:

Historically the police are always used to break strikes and assault picket lines where workers are struggling for rights and better conditions. The cops repressed workers who fought for the eight-hour workday because it was in the interest of the capitalist class to hold onto the highest rate of exploitation possible. But not only have the police functioned to defend the capitalist’ profits they have also functioned, most importantly, to defend the system itself from being politically challenged and overturned. (more…)

~ HOLLY NEAR AND RONNIE GILBERT ~ “Beloved Comrade / Two Good Arms”

“Ferdinando Nicola Sacco (April 1891 – August 23, 1927) and Bartlomeo Vanzetti (June 11 1888 – August 23, 1927) were “anarchists” who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery in South Braintree Massachusetts. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed on August 23, 1927.”

More signs to be carried by folks in the ‎Stonewall Warriors QTPOC Liberation Anti-capitalist Contingent ,Pride March Boston Mass on June 10. Talking the real deal here.

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and this one that should resound with all of us. No we do not think it is great that there are police or and the military in our PRIDE parades.

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We need more than a new president — we need a new system.

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So you are not against all war yet? You think its quite okay and I bet you say under your breath, because it isn’t me. We remember it so well. When young men were threatened by the draft thousands of people were protesting. Take away the draft or get a nice young handsome president and what do you have? Who cares that the US is drone attacking and dropping bombs all over the place. It isn’t me out there dressed to kill. They ended the draft and I haven’t got the time. Let those who can’t get a job go fight a war. Good way to lift them out of poverty.

Even though this song is about one war I would gather we can put all of them in the same bucket of shit. I would gather that it is about time that we bum rush those who make war and stop them in their tracks. War what is it good for? What are those who make war good for? Listen to this man in the song. He knows and he is telling. He is telling those who sit in their arm chair, and those who play in the band entertaining the wounded and dead. He is telling those who send their young sons to die and those who send them. And we by our telling are telling anyone who wants to listen.

A haunting song we chose for this weeks music series. And the band played waltzing Matildia. Sung by Eric Bogle.

 

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The Gallipoli Campaign of 1915-16, also known as the Battle of Gallipoli or the Dardanelles Campaign, was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during World War I. “In all, some 480,000 Allied forces took part in the Gallipoli Campaign, at a cost of more than 250,000 casualties, including some 46,000 dead. On the Turkish side, the campaign also cost an estimated 250,000 casualties, with 65,000 killed.” Source: http://www.history.com/topics/world-w…

 

A song tribute to one of my generations martyrs Sandy Scheuer. Walking to class on May 4, 1970 at Kent State and murdered by the Ohio National Guard along with 3 other students protesting the invasion of Cambodia.

Hey Sandy

written and sung by Harvey Andrews