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Saturday, August 29, 2015

A call to action Labor Day 2016

The recent action of our Dyett brother and sister hunger strikers calls us unified action. Justice is coming, and I plan to help it along in any way I can. I am calling for a Labor Day 2016 action in Washington DC on the Mall.
  " That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." ~ (1776) The Declaration of Independence

These are the sacred words of a free people that I am claim upon the blood sacrifices of countless generations of Americans who came before us. These words holding the aspirations of a free people that Dr. Yohuru Williams often reminds us,
These words
Of minute men long gone,
Slaves yearning to be free,
Women struggling for the vote,
Immigrants following a Lamp in that harbor of hope,
By crossing that sacred bridge in Selma,
By the voices of today youth carrying Black Lives Matter signs,
By SOSers in 2011,
By Opt outers occupying the United States Department of Education in 2012 and 2013
By BATs marching on DC in 2014, and again in 2015,
By my Dyett brothers and sisters on hunger strike in Chicago in August of 2015.

With those scared words passed down from generations past I call a free people to action everyday. By those words I call all to DC Labor Day 2016. No mater plan, no permits, no podiums with speakers, no marching bands to announce our coming, just a free people walking together carrying their signs for justice, letting our silence thunder, joining and embracing our free brothers and sisters on the Great Mall.
Dr. Naison Black History and Labor historian reminds us that silence can speak louder than thunder. He point us to the historic 1917 when silence spoke louder than thunder.
They marched down Fifth Avenue on that summer Saturday without saying a word. They chanted no chants, sang no protest songs. The only sounds were the disconcertingly mournful thuds of muffled drums — and, of course, the marchers’ footsteps on the hot pavement.”
No one owns this action, just as no one owns a free people. Understanding a free people must seek justice, or their freedom shall turn become their bondage.
Ask me where I'll be Labor Day 2016?
You shall find this walking man hold his No Justice No Votes sign.
If I sand alone than I stand one man alone.
But if by chance I stand with one other than surely justice has a chance.
I am calling every student, every parent, every teacher, every principal, every grass roots anti high stakes testing group beaten down by the injustice to stand and march in silence against these destructive education policies that reduce our children to proficiency levels, that demoralize our teachers, and take the right to vote for elected boards of education, abandon and neglect special needs and second language learners over and over again, and close our poorest and most needy schools.
I am compelled to insubordination by justice
My eyes are wide open,
My hearts is true,
Justice is coming, and I plan on making sure it comes.
Come join me next Labor Day for a No Justice No Votes silence protest in DC,
Jesse The Walking Man Turner 

If you want to know what song this walking man is singing it's Josh Stone's version of "Eye On The Prize" from Soundtrack for a revolution

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