With the 45th annual International Revolutionary Day on Dec. 4, people commemorated the 1969 assassination of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and Defense Captain Mark Clark by a Chicago Police Department/FBI/Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office death squad. They held the IRD at Ground Zero, 2337 W. Monroe, where the deadly raid took place, against the background of this year’s rebellion against the racist state’s violence against the oppressed Black nation.
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., son of the proletarian revolutionary leader martyred on Dec. 4, 1969, and head of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee/Black Panther Party Cubs, has released a statement on this latest wave of white supremacist counterrevolutionary violence, which includes the savage repression of the Ferguson rebellion and the whitewashing of Eric Garner’s murder.
Y’all choking me … y’all choking me! I can’t breathe! In one way or another, y’all got me, mine and all my kind, locked down behind enemy lines, and I can’t leave! Y’all killing me … y’all killing me! From Haiti to Cleveland, to Baltimore and D.C., y’all turning my whole damn community into nothing but a crime scene. Y’all foreclosing my homes and forcing me out into the streets. Y’all choking me … y’all choking me … I can’t breathe!
In the Chi, y’all strategically shut down all transportation in the urban areas called the Red Line, then like mad scientists y’all simultaneously shut down 50 public schools at the same damn time. Y’all choking me. Y’all choking me. And I can’t read! Like a double-edged sword that cut both ways and made me bleed, y’all flooded me with water throughout the 9th Ward and the rest of New Orleans, and then denied me and cut off all my water supply in Detroit, and left me to die, like a mass murderer leaving a crime scene.
They shooting me … they shooting me! And I can’t stop bleeding! In Florida after Zimmerman was clearly the Triggerman, and clearly gunned that child down, your corrupt-ass courts came quoting some shit about “Stand your ground.” They still shooting me. They still shooting me. And I’m still bleeding! Another child down. This time in Ferguson, Mo. — or better yet, as we call it now: Mike Brown Town!
They electroshocking our sex organs. And after they kill us, somehow, in some strange way, our bodies are coming up missing out of them morgues. They sticking plungers up our babies rectums. Some of us been so dogged out, we stuck in denial, while a number of the others got they heads bowed and eyes closed, simply hoping that they baby don’t be the next one.
In CHIRAQ!, they done shot Ronald Johnson all in his back. Then in New York, Eric Garner family had to tell his babies that daddy ain’t never coming back!
They choking me. They choking me! And I can’t breathe!