Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide
Taking the Message of October 22nd to the Prisons

October 7, 2012 | Revolution Newspaper |


October 22nd is the day to manifest powerful resistance to Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. The fight to stop mass incarceration has everything to do with this theme. Here's an approach to bringing that fight into the mix on October 22nd in a powerful way that involves the people whose lives are enmeshed in the criminal injustice system, as well as many others who are outraged by the horrific injustice of mass incarceration.

Let's make huge banners with the slogan,  "Mass Incarceration + Silence = Genocide. " Let's take these banners into the projects and onto the campuses in the days leading into October 22nd and call on the people there to write messages on the banners and join us in taking them to the prisons as part of marking the October 22nd National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. In some areas this could be the main activity on Oct 22nd, and in other areas it could be done before that day, with the banners being brought to the main Oct 22nd activity. Or the banners could be brought to the main October 22nd activity so people there could put messages on them. The banners could then be taken to the prisons the following day.

Whatever gets done for October 22nd, good photos should be taken and shared along with brief write-ups. Send to Revolution newspaper at and the Stop Mass Incarceration Network at


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