October 10th, 2014
To the Sisters & Brothers of Ferguson & St. Louis, MO
To Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, and your partners in Ferguson
To all communities struggling against state violence
We appreciate your invitation to march in solidarity together this weekend in protest of the brutal violence on behalf of those entrusted to protect us. Unfortunately, the killing of Michael Brown is not unique. Instead, many communities of color have bore the brunt of a militarized state that consistently protects the few at the expense of the many. As movements across the country have repeatedly said, this is a systemic problem, not an accidental incident. And as systemic ills need holistic and revolutionary cures, we can only begin to respond by acting collectively and resolutely. We respect your dignified struggle to come together and demand justice.