This is a Special Edition of the Michael Slate Show,
Originally Broadcast On Pacifica Station WBAI in New York.
The entire show is devoted to Rise Up October! Which side are you on?
Nicholas Heyward, Sr, whose son Nicholas Heyward, Jr., was murdered by a New York PD cop in 1994, when he was 13, has been courageously sharing the heartbreaking story of his son's murder and organizing to stop police terror. He recently said, "Why must we continue to fight this system that we know we not gonna get no justice under? Rise up October! Let's show them we are tired of this and we are not taking it no more."
Carl Dix, a representative of the Revolutionary Communist Party and co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. He talks about why we should refuse to accept the system that carries out over 1000 police killings each year, year after year -- a system that backs up its cops whenever they murder Black people. And why this is the time when everybody has to choose -- Which side are you on?