[Marxism] Fwd: May 17 40th anniversary of LAPD shoot-out, burn-down of SLA

John A Imani johnaimani3 at gmail.com
Fri May 16 10:41:01 MDT 2014


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From: John A Imani <johnaimani3 at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, May 16, 2014 at 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: May 17 40th anniversary of LAPD shoot-out, burn-down of SLA
To: Michael Novick <antiracistaction_la at yahoo.com>, "rac-la at lists.riseup.net"


Comrades,

I was there.  Along w other members of our organization, the Socialist
Collective, a group of, in the main, black communists

I was arrested there.  Taken downtown but no charges were filed.

During the shootout we passed out a flier to the community members entitled
"Let the Ruling Classes Tremble at the Communist
Revolution<https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/ch04.htm>",
a sentence from the Manifesto which gave critical support (i.e. against the
state) to the SLA while chastising them for thinking that a small group of
armed men and women could take the place of a popular uprising of the
working class against capitalism.

The cops were unloading with everything they had.  The SLA had one
automatic weapon, an M-2 which is the automatic version of the M1 carbine.
Periodically, they would cut loose with a burst of fully-auto fire and
those gathered cheered.

The next day we were there w another flier called "We Applaud the People
who Applauded the SLA's Defense".  That was when I was arrested.

The SLA were the ultimate outcome of a militant movement for Black Power
that became militaristic as reflected in the Panther Party and other
organizations.  The lesson then as now is that it is the self-defense armed
working class, not an armed splinter of that class that will destroy
capitalism and pave the way for the humane society which will follow
capitalism and dance on its gravestone.

JAI
RAC-LA


On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 12:10 AM, Michael Novick
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>
>
> The LA Daily News has links to live video footage, a documentary and
> photos. The LSPD SWAT still has the addresses of their attack on the BPP on
> 41st & Central, and their attack on the SLA, on their insignia logo.
>
> Photos: LAPD raid leaves six SLA members dead, May 17, 1974 - LA Daily
> News Media Center<http://photos.dailynews.com/2014/05/photos-lapd-raid-leaves-six-sla-members-dead-may-17-1974/>
>  Photos: LAPD raid leaves six SLA members dead, May 17, 1974 - LA Daily
> News Media Center<http://photos.dailynews.com/2014/05/photos-lapd-raid-leaves-six-sla-members-dead-may-17-1974/>
> Photos: LAPD raid leaves six SLA members dead, May 17, 1974 Posted May 15,
> 2014 By Tweet
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RAC-LA



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