But there’s a message there for everyone and it is that people can unite, that democracy from below can challenge oligarchy, that imprisoned migrants can be freed, that fascism can be overcome, and that equality is emancipatory.
Over 2,000 citizens gathered yesterday at a Rally to protest the recent police killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. The peaceful protest started at Oscar Grant Plaza and the Oakland Police Department. The march consisted of religious organizations of all faiths, social justice organizers, and individual community members. The action culminated in a peaceful blockade of I-880 in order bring attention to the coninued militarization and corruption within police departments across the nation.
We urgently need to bring to our communities the limitless capacity to love, serve, and create for and with each other. We urgently need to bring the neighbor back into our hoods, not only in our inner cities but also in our suburbs, our gated communities, on Main Street and Wall Street, and on Ivy League campuses.
GRACE LEE BOGGS