Since 2007, Urban Shield has brought police agencies and weapons giants from around the world together in California. This weekend they will be at it again. After a decade, we've had enough: #StopUrbanShield!
Two years ago, the Stop Urban Shield Coalition demanded that the City of Oakland stop hosting the weapons expo and won! Yet Urban Shield - the largest SWAT training in the world - continues to take place in nearby Pleasanton, with participating SWAT teams, emergency respondents, and arms dealers only growing in number and public funding. But our side is getting stronger too, and we've got the momentum!
Join WRL, together with the Stop Urban Shield Coalition and communities across the country, to resist the racism and repression of police militarization. 80,000 SWAT raids a year!? How about livable housing and quality healthcare instead? Join the growing movement against militarization and policing in cities everywhere! Act now:
SIGN HERE! Sign the 2016 petition against Urban Shield
TAKE ACTION! Join California-wide mobilization against Urban Shield this Friday
LEARN MORE! Check out Stop Urban Shield website & this video to learn more: