CONDEMN THE LATEST MURDERS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS BY THE U.S. AUTHORITIES
The International League of Peoples Struggles (ILPS), in solidarity with the People of the United States and millions of people around the world, condemns the vicious, brutal murder of George Floyd by Police in Minneapolis.
The ILPS expresses its deepest sympathies with the family and friends of George Floyd. We share the deeply felt anger and grief felt by many.
Floyd’s murder by choking follows a seemingly endless list of recent police killings of black people, including Breonna Taylor, 26, shot at least 8 times in her own apartment, and Ahmaud Arbery, 25, executed on camera by a former police officer and his son acting as a modern day lynching party.
The U.S. authorities have a history of targeting Black, indigenous, migrant, and poor working class communities by militarized policing and other activities, demonstrating that the state in the U.S. believes that a united front of these communities for a better life and a better system than capitalism represents a real threat to existing power structures.
There is a deep distrust of the U.S. Authorities who have a history of covering up the crimes of their state against the people, and especially their anti-Black racism, and the ILPS shares that distrust because it is based on concrete experience which goes back centuries to the very foundation of the modern U.S. state.
The American people are showing their anger and tremendous courage demonstrating in growing numbers in city after city, actions that are now spreading around the globe.
The ILPS supports these demonstrations as vital in fighting for the democratic and human rights of the people. As well as a history of criminal violence against its own citizens and others who reside in the U.S., imperialist America daily carries out violence in various forms, either directly, or through its client governments and agents, against many peoples of the world, in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Lethal military equipment, including assault rifles, bayonets, grenade launchers and armored vehicles intended to kill people in other countries and territories, is being distributed to local U.S. police forces.
The U.S. Imperialist state oppresses the people of the U.S. to ensure that the capitalists state, the state of the wealthy minority, is protected from real change, and it does the same to the oppressed people of the world, to protect U.S investments, to protect U.S, territorial control of the world and to try to prevent the people in those places from mobilizing for democracy, independence and liberation.
The current pandemic and economic crisis is demonstrating even more clearly that capitalism is well past its expiry date.
The working people of the U.S. Blacks, Chicanos and peoples of all origins, will unite to change the system in the U.S. in solidarity with the other oppressed peoples of the world, to a system which is controlled by the working people and other toilers to eventually prevent the mayhem, murder, oppression, aggression and destruction, which is today characteristic of the global capitalist system dominated by the wealthy minority.
ILPS raises its collective fist:
Long live the courageous struggles of the African American people! Long live International Solidarity and the world wide resistance to Imperialism!
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