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September 23, 2020

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The movements and member organizations of the International Peoples’ Assembly make an international call for solidarity with the political prisoners of Denver, USA, arrested on September 17, for leading in the massive anti-racist protest movement that has taken to the streets demanding justice for George Floyd, Elijah McClain and other victims of racist police brutality in the United States.

In complex and repressive operation, four members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) who have organized large Black Lives Matter protests have been arrested: Russell Ruch, Lillian House, Joel Northam and Eliza Lucero. They are still in jail, except for one person. All four face multiple felony charges and many misdemeanours (including the bizarre and ridiculous charge of “kidnapping”), which can sentence them to many years in prison.

These political prisoners have not committed crimes. They are being criminalized only for exercising their right to protest for justice and because they have worked closely with other activists and relatives of victims of police brutality to expand their cases.

Their imprisonment is a trap aimed at stopping the PSL and the anti-racist movement in Denver, which is part of a wave of nationwide repression against the Black Lives Matter movement, promoted directly from the White House, in coordination with the governors and local police chiefs and police departments across the country.

Furthermore, this is a political attack against the entire international anti-racist movement. Therefore, it is essential that we mobilize solidarity with the political prisoners of the anti-racist struggle in the United States in all regions of the world, demanding the immediate release of the people arrested and the dismissal of the multiple charges against them. Click here to sign the petition to drop all the charges.

International networks 
1. ALBA Movimientos

Arab Maghreb 
2. Democratic Way, Morocco
3. Tunisian Workers ́ Party, Tunisia

4. Nepal Communist Party, Nepal
5. Workers Party of Bangladesh, Bangladesh

6. Askapena, Euskal Herria
7. Izquierda Unida, Spanish State
8. Potere al Popolo!, Italy
9. Russia Communist Workers’ Party, Russian Federation

Latin America 
10. Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), Cuba
11. Comité de Unidad Campesina (CUC), Guatemala
12. Frente Francisco de Miranda (FFM), Venezuela
13. Frente Pátria Grande, Argentina
14. Levante Popular da Juventude, Brazil
15. Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST), Brazil
16. Movimiento Popular La Dignidad, Argentina

North America 
17. Popular Education Project (PEP), USA

Sub-Saharan Africa 
18. National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, South Africa
19. Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG), Ghana
20. Socialist Party of Zambia, Zambia
21. Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP), South Africa

Coordinating Committee
International Peoples’ Assembly
September 18, 2020


September 23, 2020
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The People’s Forum
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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