For Immediate Release
July 9, 2016
Contact: Irma Salvatierra Bajar, Chairperson, GABRIELA USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
GABRIELA USA mourns with the black community over the continued killings of black men, black women, and black queer and trans people whose lives have been taken by police brutality. We mourn and express our deepest condolences to the the loved ones, communities, and families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
“We are in solidarity with your grief and with your rage. We will stand together and help each other turn our anger into action. We will continue to organize and demand justice against police brutality, impunity, and white supremacy upheld by the system of imperialism of which the United States continues to thrive on,” said Irma Bajar, GABRIELA USA Chairperson.
GABRIELA USA recognizes the state violence and repression used against our black brothers, sisters is the same state violence and repression used against our filipino brothers and sisters. It is the same state violence and repression used against our palestinian brothers and sisters. It is the same state violence and repression used against our indigenous brothers and sisters. Freedom and liberation are not conditional. They are our basic human rights. The brutal murder of innocent black people by the police must stop NOW.
We must resist state repression and fight for the lives of black and brown people in the US and worldwide. We demand the police state in the US and the imperialist forces around the world who seek to protect only the interests of the wealthy and maintain anti-black racism be held accountable.