CAARPR Condemns Horrific Massacre Against Asian American and Pacific Islander Women Near Atlanta
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression calls for utmost solidarity in the wake of the eight-person massacre in North Georgia last week. We mourn the deaths and honor the lives of Daoyou Feng, Hyun Jung Kim Grant, Suncha Kim, Paul Andre Michels, Soon Chung Park, Xiaojie Tan, Delaina Ashley Yaun, and Yong A. Yue.
We do not hesitate to name and condemn the misogynist, racist hate crime in as fierce terms as we do any other crimes against our brothers and sisters, neighbors, and communities.
BREAKING: WE HAVE CREATED A JOINT ORDINANCE WITH ALDERMANIC ALLIES AND THE GAPA COALITION!
We stand together, against Mayor Lightfoot, with the people, to demand an end to police impunity and the empowerment of our communities.
The Empowering Communities for Public Safety ordinance will give communities a decisive role in shaping public safety in their neighborhoods and determining the authority they have over the CPD, and create a pathway for community control of the police. Click here to read the ordinance.
Call your alderperson and tell them to support this joint ordinance as the way forward for community-based police accountability in Chicago.
Call the head of the Public Safety Committee Chris Taliaferro at 773-417-3302 or 312-744-8895. Tell him to give this bill a vote now!
We are demanding that the Governor use his executive power to pardon ALL torture survivors and release those at risk of becoming infected with COVID-19. We demand the Illinois Department of Corrections fix these horrendous conditions in Illinois prisons.
Learn more about the Campaign to Free Incarcerated Survivors of Police Torture (CFIST) here! Sign the CFIST petition here.
Since 1973, when it was born from the movement to free Angela Davis and all political prisoners, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression has defended the rights of oppressed people in Illinois and around the world.
We defend the civil liberties of workers, activists, and prisoners. We struggle against white supremacy, the prison-industrial complex, and state violence. We demand community control of the police and full representation for Black people and other poor and oppressed people at all levels of government.
Click here to read our bylaws.