October 22 Coalition
Posted by Arroyoribera on October 10, 2009
The October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation has been mobilizing every year since 1996 for a National Day of Protest on October 22nd, bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality.
The Coalition also works on the Stolen Lives Project, which documents cases of killings by law enforcement agents nationwide. The second edition of the Stole n Lives book documents over 2000 cases in the 1990’s alone. (available for $15 from Amazon.com or from the National Office.)
Research and collection of data in preparation for a second volume continues, and volunteers for researching or editing are welcomed.
Contact the National Office of October 22nd at:
Info@october22.org or 1-888-NOBRUTALITY (or 347 586 1773)
October 22nd Coalition
P.O. Box 2627
New York, N.Y. 10009
To donate funds, make check out to: IFCO/October 22,
and mail to: October 22, PO Box 2627, New York, NY 10009
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE OCTOBER 22nd COALITION TO STOP POLICE BRUTALITY, REPRESSION AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF A GENERATION:
Founded June 14, 1996,
The National Day of Protest was initiated by a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals. We came together out of our concern that the peoples resistance to Police Brutality needed to be taken to a higher level nationwide.
The National Day of Protest aims to bring forward a powerful, visible, national protest against police brutality and the criminalization of a generation. It aims to expose the state’s repressive program. It aims to bring forward those most directly under the gun of Police Brutality AND to also reach into all parts of the society–bringing forward others to stand in the fight against this official brutality. And the National Day of Protest aims to strengthen the peoples’ organized capacity for resistance in a variety of ways.