A new coalition of groups against militarization forms in Boston and announces community event.
From their facebook page: "STOMP, STop Oppressive Militarized Police
, aims to bring together activists and communities struggling against the wars on drugs, immigrants, dissent, and terror to mobilize and build cross-movement dialogue about the militarization and federalization of our local police departments. What happened in Watertown last year wasn't an anomaly. Communities throughout our cities face these kinds of militarized police raids every day, when the cameras aren't interested."
On May 3-4, police from all over the region will gather to hold militarized trainings called "Urban Shield". We plan to have our own gathering, to bring together affected communities, share our experiences, and lay the groundwork for a citywide movement that crosses neighborhood, color, and religious lines. We will say with one voice: Close the "gang" intelligence fusion centers! Stop the militarization of the police!
WHAT: Community speakout and teach-in on police militarization!
WHEN: Sunday, May 4th, 4-6pm
WHERE: 197A Humboldt Ave., Boston, MA
ACLU of Massachusetts
Black and Pink
Boston Feminsts for Liberation
Dorchester People for Peace
Families for Justice as Healing
International Socialist Organization - Boston
War Resisters League - Facing Tear Gas Campaign
Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment
Youth Against Mass Incarceration
(list in formation)
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/BostonSTOMP