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Communist Party: Justice for Trayvon Martin!
cpusa.org ^ | July 16, 2013

Posted on 07/25/2013 7:57:43 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

The trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin concluded with a not guilty verdict. But Zimmerman is far from innocent and the entire case reminds us of the pervasive nature of racism in the U.S.

Zimmerman racially profiled 17-year old Trayvon Benjamin Martin. When he saw this African American teenager innocently strolling through his neighborhood, unarmed, he concluded, "There walks a criminal."

Carrying a concealed weapon, Zimmerman proceeded to follow. When told by the 911 operator to get back in his car, this wannabe cop instead confronted Trayvon, ultimately firing his gun point blank, taking the teen's life.

Local prosecutors initially did not pursue the case. But nationwide protests led to the gunman's prosecution by the State of Florida.

Zimmerman's acquittal now sets a dangerous precedent and gives new legal cover for open acts of racist violence under the guise of "self defense." The basic thinking behind the law goes back to Jim Crow and lynch mob "justice." It is part and parcel of the extreme right's attempt to turn back the clock on social progress.

But this is is not solely a case of individual bigotry. It highlights the complex interplay of segregation, institutional racism, cultural bias, rightwing laws and a policing and justice system stacked against people of color.

At the same time there is a broad sentiment across the majority of U.S. people for justice and fairness and a growing anti-racist consciousness.

It is no coincidence that the Tea Party and the extreme right are pushing austerity and the criminalization of the working class and poor especially in the most impoverished Black and Latino communities and at the same time advocate mass proliferation of fear, guns and vigilantism among whites.

It is clearly indicative of a high level of desperation. Racism has been the main weapon of division in U.S. capitalism since slavery and so it remains today.

That is why it is so important that tens of thousands of all races and nationalities have already hit the streets to protest the verdict. Hundreds of thousands more have signed petitions demanding the U.S. Justice Department file a civil rights suit against Zimmerman.

The National Action Network and other civil rights groups are calling for "Justice for Trayvon" rallies and prayer vigils at federal buildings in 100 cities across the country on Saturday, July 20.

In addition, a large coalition of civil rights, labor and religious organizations are advocating a massive march on Washington D.C. on August 24 to commemorate the great 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom.

In reaction to the Zimmerman verdict, a new multi-racial, anti-racist, pro-justice and equality movement for all people is taking shape across the country. Along with it comes the possibility of a new level of unity.

This movement is setting the stage for a big push at the polls in next year's midterm election.

The Republican right helps create the atmosphere conducive to open racism. They represent the most reactionary section of the 1%. They are the ones pushing attacks on voting rights, gutting social services and starving city budgets. They are the ones pushing the spread of unconstitutional "stop and frisk" and "stand your ground" laws and undermining civil rights generally. Not to mention they are on the attack against abortion rights, marriage equality and immigrant rights as well.

It's time to push back: put on your walking shoes, the stakes couldn't be higher.

Sign the NAACP petition calling for the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights case against Zimmerman.

Join the demonstrations at Federal Buildings around the country on July 20.

Come to Washington DC on August 24 to commemorate the historic "March on Washington" and to demand justice for Trayvon Martin and his family.

The Zimmerman verdict is having a big impact on the whole political direction of the country. The time to act is now.


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 07/25/2013 7:57:43 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
They represent the most reactionary section of the 1%. They are the ones pushing attacks on voting rights, gutting social services and starving city budgets. They are the ones pushing the spread of unconstitutional "stop and frisk" and "stand your ground" laws and undermining civil rights generally. Not to mention they are on the attack against abortion rights, marriage equality and immigrant rights as well.

Wow, we're pretty powerful for fraction of the 1%. LOL
2 posted on 07/25/2013 8:00:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If St. Trayvon of Martin had an illegal gun it might be GZ would no longer be alive.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 8:02:21 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“We will know you by your associations and friends”.. This is a confirmation of that theorem..


4 posted on 07/25/2013 8:06:13 AM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: tflabo

He tried to steal George’s Kel-Tec!
Like other things he did, he also, failed that.


5 posted on 07/25/2013 8:07:24 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Zimmerman racially profiled 17-year old Trayvon Benjamin Martin. When he saw this African American teenager innocently strolling through his neighborhood, unarmed, he concluded, "There walks a criminal."

Holy Carp.

I'm guessing the same clown who wrote this also said....

 

And isn't it funny that the Communist Party is in cahoots with the .... Colored People

Sign the NAACP petition calling for the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights case against Zimmerman.

6 posted on 07/25/2013 8:13:07 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Carrying a concealed weapon, Zimmerman proceeded to follow. When told by the 911 operator to get back in his car, this wannabe cop instead confronted Trayvon, ultimately firing his gun point blank, taking the teen's life. "

Wow- that's not the same trial evidence I saw...

7 posted on 07/25/2013 8:14:02 AM PDT by Mr. K (4 election)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Zimmerman racially profiled 17-year old Trayvon Benjamin Martin. When he saw this African American teenager innocently strolling through his neighborhood, unarmed, he concluded, "There walks a criminal."

George *criminally profiled* Trayvon. As the evidence shows, George was correct.

8 posted on 07/25/2013 8:18:52 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

From the communist party U.S.A.org. The same thing, almost word for word, put out by the alphabet net works.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 8:28:28 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
But Zimmerman is far from innocent...

Oh really? Please enlighten me as to what exactly he did that would be seen as "guilty", illegal or even harassing? Is looking at a black man from your car considered illegal or harassing nowaday?? Is walking in the same general direction as a black man considered harassing nowadays? WOW! I better watch my ass then, if I am walking in the street and I see a black man in front of me I better damn well change direction because evidently that gives him permission to immediately use my skull as a jackhammer upon concrete.

10 posted on 07/25/2013 8:29:04 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

These people are truly evil.


11 posted on 07/25/2013 8:31:49 AM PDT by detective
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The commies, always trolling for low information, Useful Idiot Negro racists to add to the rest of ‘em.
12 posted on 07/25/2013 8:32:25 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I wonder if the American NAZI Party, LaRaza, or VHMET will give their support.

With friends like these, who needs enemies!

13 posted on 07/25/2013 8:34:46 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’ve also seen signs by the Revolutionary Communist Party, A.N.S.W.E.R., and the Workers World party in support of Skittle boy.

These people are not kooks. They are enemies of Americans.


14 posted on 07/25/2013 8:43:30 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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15 posted on 07/25/2013 8:44:02 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: BufordP; trooprally; Jimmy Valentine's brother; Angelwood; kristinn

Counterprotest?


16 posted on 07/25/2013 8:44:37 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

After the new Right Wing Conservative Party takes over the CPUSA, ACLU and many others will be outlawed and their leaders forced to wear orange jump suits and bust up big rocks for 10 hours a day.

Cupcake and Moochell will be down in Sheriff Arpaio’s honeymoon suite wearing pink jump suits. Holder will end up as towel boy in a Galveston brothel.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 8:48:15 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: carlo3b
"In 2012 George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin because he was a Black youth in Amerikkka. The capitalist system has protected Zimmerman ever since." - Revolutionary Communist Progressive Labor Party

"The significance of the Trayvon Martin case lies in the fact that national oppression of Blacks in America is not simply “racial” but economic, a key element of the establishment of the American capitalist-imperialist system." - Party For Socialism and Liberation

"The capitalist system is ultimately responsible for the murder of Trayvon Martin and countless others whose only “crime” is being a youth of color. Institutionalized racism, based on centuries-old white supremacist ideology, is central to keeping a tiny minority of the super-rich in power by impoverishing more and more workers with low wages, foreclosures, school and hospital closings, unemployment, underemployment, and mass incarceration and deportations." - Worker's World Party

"So long as the political and economic system of capitalism, based on private ownership of the means of production and production for profit rules, no amount of Black elected officials, or even a Black president, can bring about the liberation of African Americans." - Fight Back! News and Views from the People's struggle

"We must make Trayvon our rallying cry today to rise up for justice and equality with the aim of dismantling the entire system of American capitalism and racism, and fighting for a socialist future based on freedom, equality and the general welfare of society as a whole." - socialistparty.org.uk

18 posted on 07/25/2013 8:48:57 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

cpusa? Did they immigrate/trespass from Dumbassistan? Hey asshats. GZ was driving a truck not a car and he was talking to the non-emergency dispatcher/operator not the 911 dispatcher/operator. If you clowns can’t ever get the simple stuff right, how could you possibly be trusted with more relevant information?


19 posted on 07/25/2013 8:49:18 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Mr. K
the WHOLE story...coming to the cover of a Rolling Stone Near You... SOON!


20 posted on 07/25/2013 9:04:01 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Macabre Crumpet of Caucasian Ethnicity)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Idiots keep claiming Zimmerman profiled Martin because of his race, but there is not one shred of evidence to support that. Of course, liberals don’t need or want evidence.


21 posted on 07/25/2013 9:15:02 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Zimmerman racially profiled 17-year old Trayvon Benjamin Martin. When he saw this African American teenager innocently strolling through his neighborhood, unarmed, he concluded, "There walks a criminal." Carrying a concealed weapon, Zimmerman proceeded to follow. When told by the 911 operator to get back in his car, this wannabe cop instead confronted Trayvon, ultimately firing his gun point blank, taking the teen's life.

Yet another fact-free Zimmerman bash.

22 posted on 07/25/2013 9:17:25 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The communist party is behind the movement to create a permanent angry underclass. The goal is to keep them down, poor and miserable, and to teach them to blame their problems on the ‘oppressors.’ Then encourage them to rise up against the ‘oppressors’ and usher in an era of communist paradise.


23 posted on 07/25/2013 9:18:39 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: I want the USA back

We have the leader running this country. Trayvon laid in wait and attacked Zimmerman. He made a huge mistake by not going straight home


24 posted on 07/25/2013 10:10:51 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: I want the USA back

Exactly.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 10:43:38 AM PDT by Misterioso (The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; All

How would the Media and the Dem Party hyenas react were President Sarah Palin’s Administration working hand and hand with the Tea Party, the John Birch Society, and Billy Graham?


26 posted on 07/25/2013 10:55:25 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: I want the USA back
The communist party is behind the movement to create a permanent angry underclass. The goal is to keep them down, poor and miserable, and to teach them to blame their problems on the ‘oppressors.’ Then encourage them to rise up against the ‘oppressors’ and usher in an era of communist paradise.

This is all true of course -- every single word -- but who has been enabling the CPUSA and other subversives to flex their muscle since the 1960s?:

Answer: The pro-statist Rockefeller/CFR globalist elites.

They are the POWER behind the power that's slowly (now rapidly) been destroying American traditions, society, sovereignty and nationalism. The Final End Game is...a New World Order/One World Government. If Communism is used as an means to an end, then the elites fully support the agents of Communism (for now.)

27 posted on 07/25/2013 11:05:18 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Isn’t that special..? They just Hate America, and Americans in general..


28 posted on 07/25/2013 11:24:40 AM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Justice was delivered to St TM by Mr Zimmerman on the night he was assaulted by the cardboard gangster. A jury looked at the evidence and ruled that it was a case of self defense.
29 posted on 07/25/2013 12:10:25 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: peeps36

All these people protesting over this verdict, calling it “racist” are racist themselves because if Zimmerman looked 100% black (he is partially black) like this white-Kenyan Obama, you wouldn’t hear one peep from any of them. Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and all the rest wouldn’t have said one word. Why? Because they’re racist.


30 posted on 07/25/2013 12:23:10 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: I want the USA back

“The communist party is behind the movement to create a permanent angry underclass. The goal is to keep them down, poor and miserable, and to teach them to blame their problems on the ‘oppressors.’ Then encourage them to rise up against the ‘oppressors’ and usher in an era of communist paradise.”

Hey, it worked in Cuba.


31 posted on 07/25/2013 2:57:49 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
When told by the 911 operator to get back in his car, this wannabe cop instead confronted Trayvon, ultimately firing his gun point blank, taking the teen's life.

The leftists continue this lie. I stop reading at this point, knowing the writer is a liar.

The 911 dispatcher asked Zimmerman what the guy was doing now. The only way to know was for Zimmerman to get out and go look. So Zimmerman followed the instructions to find out. Only later did the dispatcher mention that maybe it wasn't necessary, but too late. It was the dispatcher, not Zimmerman causing this sequence, as mentioned in court. And, no witnesses as to who confronted who. Except for Zimmerman's word that Martin came from behind and suckerpunched Zimmerman. Zimmerman says Martin confronted him. No witnesses, no cameras.

32 posted on 07/25/2013 4:33:09 PM PDT by roadcat
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