Cornel West Sparks #SHUTDOWNA14 Movement

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Dr. Cornel West has called for people across America to participate in a national movement to put a stop to the killing of black and Latino people.

Dr. West’s call to action is trending on social media under the hashtag #ShutDownA14, with supporters and participants of the movement using the expression to speak out on the injustice of police brutality.

According to the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, #ShutDownA14 is meant to “disrupt business as usual.” People are encouraged to flood public offices, buildings and spaces in the name of justice.

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West made the request at an emergency program held on Monday April 7, at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in New York.

“For over seven years young black and brown women and men have been shot down by the police every 28 hours,” West stated. “We’ve got a black president, black attorney general, black cabinet secretary of homeland security. They’re fundamental aim is to ensure the citizens are secure and safe in America, but we haven’t had one federal prosecution of a policeman for killing all of those folks. Something’s wrong. Something’s deeply wrong.”

Watch West’s speech and call to action below:

 

  • PETER CHILDS

    This horrible state of affairs is just one symptom of the purely animal “Biggest Dog” way of looking at things that has characterized the behavior of the West for centuries, and which is now reaching a critical point.

    Read “The Brothers” (Stephen Kinzer) to see how our modern practice of “regime change” got kicked into high gear. Then, if you can handle that, read Andre Vltchek’s “Exposing Lies Of The Empire” to see how terribly far it has gone.

    It’s not just the rest of humanity that we have trashed, it’s also the environment upon which we all depend. At a time when our insanity actually threatens the continuation of life as we know it on this wonderful planet that God gave us, I agree with Cornel; something MUST be done. We need to get together and figure out what to do and how to do it.

    And somehow we must at all times bear in mind and heart that we ARE all brothers and sisters in the human family. Those of us who are wielding power for terribly harmful purposes are doing so out of ignorance. They know not what they do. But they must be stopped.

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