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Call to Creative Action

CALL TO ACTION: The USDAC calls on all artists and creative activists to use our gifts for peace and justice, sharing images, performances, experiences, writings, and other works of art that raise awareness, build connection, cultivate empathy, and inspire action.

The murder of Michael Brown (and Eric Garner, Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrell, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and so many others) and the suppression of basic rights in Ferguson, MO (and so many other places) compel us to ask these questions:

  • Who are we as a people? 
  • What do we stand for? 
  • How do we want to be remembered?

As a culture of punishment? Or a culture that values every human life, promoting true public safety grounded in justice and love?

As artists and creative activists, we understand that even as our present crises arise from economic and political conditions, these crises are rooted in culture.

  • Official violence is a cultural issue. 
  • The denial of human rights is a cultural issue. 
  • Racism is a cultural issue.

We join together in affirming to all public officials and policymakers that a culture of punishment cannot stand. We join together in applying our gifts to the public gatherings, organizing campaigns, and policy proposals that will support positive change. We stand together with generations of creative activists in communities across the nation who have been envisioning and working toward a world of equity and safety for all.

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Nine shots, murder in broad daylight.

Kajieme Powell near Ferguson, Mo.

 

King

New IndieGogo project needs help to bring new evidence to light:

 

Evidence that came out in the 1999 civil suit by the King family firmly suggests that James Earl Ray did not kill Dr. King, and that a cover-up and conspiracy were involved. Eyewitnesses saw a man plant the box containing the rifle, used at Earl’s trial, ten minutes before the assassination. Earl never confessed to killing King, but was railroaded by a suspicious attorney into entering a “guilty” plea. The rifle that the government claimed killed King was not sighted correctly and was completely inaccurate, therefore impossible to make the shot. Other evidence emerged similarly casting doubt on the case.

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Israeli army uses Gaza children as human shields

 

 

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Israeli genocide proceeds with calculated effects:

Israel caused $5 billion in damage to Gaza, 40,000 Homes Destroyed or Damaged

Tens of thousands of Palestinian families struggle to simply have a place to live today. The brutal, Nazi-like assault by the rogue state of Israel should call for international sanctions and a complete embargo of that terrorist nation.

The diesel containers belonging to Gaza’s power plant have been destroyed as well, he said.

Stop all “aid” to those cold, calculating murderers. They want all the land, and they are making life unlivable so that the targets of their military aggression eventually flee. This is what Israel has done for 70 years, and it continues today without deviation. The last thing this brutal aggressor wants is peace and co-existence. They have made that very clear.

He added that 70 percent water wells had been completely destroyed, “in addition to waste water lines.”

In the 1980s Israel helped create Hamas in order to divide and conquer the Palestinians who were trying to achieve a peace with borders they could live with. The Israelis do not want any Palestine to exist, at all. They want all the land, and all their aggression is directed at this aim. They want enemies to hold up in the media and justify their illegal land theft and mass murder. Hamas fit the bill.

According to UN figures, up to 485,000 people — a quarter of Gaza’s population — has been forced to leave their homes throughout the assault on the Strip.

 

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Malaysian News:

KUALA LUMPUR: INTELLIGENCE analysts in the United States had already concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by an air-to-air missile, and that the Ukrainian government had had something to do with it.

This corroborates an emerging theory postulated by local investigators that the Boeing 777-200 was crippled by an air-to-air missile and finished off with cannon fire from a fighter that had been shadowing it as it plummeted to earth.

US analysts conclude MH17 downed by aircraft

 Previously:

MH17: Pockmarks look like from very, very heavy machine gun fire, says first OSCE monitor on-scene

 

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