Written by: Dmonet
Last Saturday a group of Chicago organizers made their way to Geneva, Switzerland to present a report about police violence to the UN Committee Against Torture. This youth delegation is comprised of people from all over the city. They are poets, organizers, artists and leaders. In the wake of growing violence and brutality by the police in Chicago (and across the world) they are a glimmer of hope in an otherwise bleak situation.
I often feel powerless in the face of oppression and the strong arm of the law. The senseless death often leaves people with the feeling that there is no hope for change. We are made to feel like we have to work within the status quo to be able to facilitate any type of change in our community. Become a lawyer, vote for this congressman or sign a petition. It’s very rare that the youth actually get a platform to discuss their perspective on the state of affairs in an effective manor.
We Charge Genocide is taking the fight to the world stage where people with some level of power will have to hear their arguments. We have to create a united front though. There is so much work to do across the city. We at PrimeFortune support these young people and we pledge to update our blog with updates of different actions or campaigns people should be a part of.
Below I posted an event to protest the fact Darren Wilson has not been prosecuted, he is the officer who shot Mike Brown.
Support these young men and women, they are the future. For Domnique Franklin, for Mike Brown, and any other victim of police violence. The only cure for tyranny is revolution.