January 15, 2015
#AsiansforBlackLives along with other Third World activists within the solidarity formation of Third World Resistance reclaimed MLK’s legacy of struggle and internationalism and protested what is widely seen as a war on Black people by the U.S. government by shutting down the Oakland Federal Building, a prime symbol of the U.S.’s longstanding oppression and violence against Black and other third world people here and all over the world.
Day Of Press Release — Third World Activists to Reclaim Dr. King’s Legacy
WHAT: On January 15, third world activists honor and reclaim MLK’s legacy of struggle and internationalism, and protest what is widely seen as a war on Black people by the U.S. government. Activists are targeting the Oakland Federal Building as a prime symbol of the U.S.’s longstanding oppression and violence against Black and other third world people here and all over the world.
WHO: Third World Resistance, a formation of various Bay Area community organizations who have come together to collectively support the growing nationwide Black-led movements against policing and state violence, and to connect them to ongoing international movements for self-determination.
WHY: In the aftermath of the high profile police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice, communities across the country have erupted in protest at the utter disregard for the sanctity of Black lives. The verdicts in these cases have drawn renewed attention to the ways that policing and the justice system are used to wage war on Black communities in service of imperialism and white supremacy that continue to undergird this country. By xxxx, activists with Third World Resistance are standing with the growing Black struggle in this country, while connecting it to international movements against U.S. imperialism.
To follow this action on Twitter, organizers will be using the hashtags #MLKShutItDown and #3rdWorld4BlackPower. You can also visit bit.ly/3W4BP for updates and more information.