PSL Statement

Racism & police repression are the symptoms, capitalism is the disease, socialism is the cure

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George Floyd. Liberation News artwork.
George Floyd. Liberation News artwork by Mitchell Malloy.

The Party for Socialism and Liberation condemns the lynching murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. We extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to his traumatized family and community.

We salute the thousands of Minneapolis residents who have come out in justified  indignation on to demand justice for George Floyd. We are part of those protests in every city. People of all backgrounds and ages have taken to the streets since Floyd’s killing, despite violent police repression with tear gas, rubber bullets and clubs.

It took the tens of thousands of people marching in the streets across the U.S. and rebelling, to force the authorities to charge Derek Chauvin.

George Floyd’s killing was the last straw for the people

Hatred of the police terror is growing. Literally thousands of police who have gotten away with murder has created a national revulsion at their impunity.

People will continue to demonstrate until there is real justice.

We demand Chauvin be charged with first-degree murder and his three police accomplices charged with murder as well. Justice can only begin with a conviction on major charges and sentencing of all involved!

Capitalism is the disease, socialism is the cure

The Party for Socialism and Liberation believes it is not just a few bad cops, it is the capitalist system itself and its apparatus of repression. The police, courts, prisons and the laws that value private property over lives.

We are a militant organization in more than 90 cities, organizing to fight for a new system: Socialism, where the capitalist repressive state is overturned and a new, anti-racist state replaces it to truly serve the people. Socialism means a job, free healthcare and education, a home for all are guaranteed constitutional rights, instead of commodities out of reach for tens of millions, homelessness and landlordism, racism and police brutality, war and oppression, poverty and hopelessness.

We invite you to join us to fight for socialism. Contact us today!

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