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Ferguson update

Illustrating that racism knows no limits, the KKKops in Ferguson just killed another black member of the working class. The man allegedly had a knife and approached the racist police while asking for them to kill him. How much of this is true and how much was spun by the police to save their racist asses will come to light in the next few days. Unlike past events where the KKKops were allowed to just get away with it, a crowd of angry workers began chanting at them. “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “No Justice! No peace!” rang out as the protesters pointed out that the police did not need to use such lethal force since they had other options. Again, the racism that drives the U.S. capitalist system is rearing its ugly head.

Inter-imperialist rivalry is clearly illustrated in this tragedy as the humanitarian façade that the U.S. loves to use as they parade their black puppet president, Obama, is being challenged by its imperialist rivals. China, Iran, and other countries are now pointing out the extreme hypocrisy of the U.S.. Criticism of the US over Ferguson has similarly flowed from other repressive regimes, including China, with a comment piece published by the state-run Xinhua news service on Monday excoriating the US for the “racial divide” that “still remains a deeply-rooted chronic disease that keeps tearing US society apart, just as manifested by the latest racial riot in Missouri”. The images of heavily armed combat fatigued U.S. KKKops attacking peaceful protesters has become a liability to a ruling class used to being able to use imperialistically intervene in different geostrategically important areas under with some kind of humanitarian rationale.

The capitalist cherry-picked misleaders are urging calm, and the bosses’ media is trying to create sympathy for the murderer cop. The misleaders are saying to let the system work and for the investigators to do their job, yet how much would have come to light if the working class did not fight back. Ferguson is an inspiration to the international working class. Those brave protesters who opened fire on the police, threw Molotov cocktails at them, and refused to back down are a shining example of what we should do whenever any member of the working class is gunned down by the fascist KKKops. CNN’s very own Don Lemon got a brief taste of the fascism in Ferguson. He was given a first hand lesson in what the racist police do.

Progressive Labor Party continues to support the workers who are battling the KKKops in the street. We are happy to see workers who are engaging in armed struggle with the racist police. We would like to see more and more intense struggle break out as the ruling class desperately needs to build fascism on the bodies of the working class. PLP will continue to fight for a Communist world where the workers will not be gunned down by racist police defending the laws of capitalism.

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Following the racist tradition of police brutality in DC and Prince George’s County, cops have killed two unarmed suspects in two days. In Prince George’s County, the cops chased a man through woods and shot him as he tried to climb over a fence. The 7 year veteran of the police force claimed he feared for his life.  Of course!  No weapon was found at the scene—other than the cop’s gun.

In a gross display of brutal overkill, the Secret Service and the Capitol Police shot 17 times and killed an unarmed mentally ill young black woman who apparently tried to first crash the White House and then tried to crash the Capitol. The cops declared that there was “an active shooter incident”, but the only shooters were the trigger-happy cops. In fact, the chief of police boasted that the bollard barriers to both the White House and Capitol, put in place after 9/11, worked perfectly.  If that was the case, there was absolutely no reason to gun down the erratic driver. But in the Washington area, it seems that if you’re black, the cops shoot first and ask questions later.

The “war on drugs” by the government and cops made blacks an even bigger target of police repression, and the “war on terror” has unleashed military style attacks against any “threat to the homeland”. The working class is enduring ever greater fascist terror.  It is time to resist and fight back!

Workers and students in the Peoples Coalition in Prince George’s County recently rallied to demand the indictment of the Prince George’s cops who killed Archie Elliott, 3rd as he sat handcuffed in the front seat of a police cruiser in 1993. The States Attorney finally agreed to meet with the Peoples Coalition, but brought the message that there was no way that her office would re-open the 20 year old case. Now there are two more bodies that the killer cops have given us.  The struggle will continue, and workers’ revolution will finally bring justice that can never be attained in a racist capitalist system!

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