The murder of George Floyd is an act of police terror and cowardice that demonstrates the total disregard for the human rights and dignity of the poor and working-class peoples. An unarmed and innocent African-American was slowly executed by ‘peace officers’ who are entrusted and sworn to protect their fellow citizens. The Party of Communists USA strongly condemns the recent murder of George Floyd by white supremacist officers of the Minneapolis Police Department on Monday, May 25, 2020. What the Minneapolis Police Department and the City of Minneapolis have proven once again is that they protect the privileges, property, and the power structure of the monopoly capitalist class. NOTHING HAS CHANGED SINCE ‘STRANGE FRUIT’ (CLICK HERE)! A communist, Abel Meeropol wrote the poem in 1937 that became a song performed by Billie Holiday in 1939.
Things have gotten worse since William L. Patterson and Paul Robeson presented the WE CHARGE GENOCIDE! petition to the United Nations in 1951. Nothing will change until we as a nation of people truthfully and openly question the mentality of ‘profits over people’ in the United States. Monopoly capitalism never died in the Americas! It continually persists, exemplified by the events in Minneapolis, with its victims being the poor and working-class members of society!
Just as our brother George Floyd was asphyxiated, so too are the poor and working peoples of the United States. The Party of Communists USA demands: STOP GENOCIDE!
AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!
THE LIVES OF THE POOR AND WORKING-CLASS MATTER!
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL OPPRESSED PEOPLES!