Uhuru Movement praises cop killer

From the Web site of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement, a notice of a gathering from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, March 25) at the Uhuru House at 7911 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland:

“Uphold the Resistance of the African Community as Represented by Brother Lovelle Mixon

“Gather at 6pm at the Uhuru House
7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
6:30 March to Eastmont Town Center
Rally & Return to the Uhuru House

“Just like the resistance of Nat Turner and Gabriel Prosser, enslaved Africans once vilified and today considered heroes, African people in Oakland have a right to struggle against this government-imposed terror. Like the missiles launched from Gaza and the Iraqi resistance forces, African people will rightfully fight to free themselves against oppression in every form.

“We call on the citizens of Oakland to unite with the demands raised by the Uhuru Movement for genuine economic development to the African working class community, for reparations for the families of victims of police violence, for a community controlled police review board with subpoena powers and for an immediate end to these failed public policies of police containment which have brought so much suffering to the African community for so long.

“We call on Oakland citizens to join us in rejecting the knee-jerk criminalization of the oppressed African community by the city and state governments, and in recognizing that in order to go forward as a city we must unite in the quest for economic and social justice for the African community.”

I don’t think many Oaklanders have a problem with calls for economic development and tight citizen oversight of police, but I’d think most Oaklanders do have a big problem with trying to justify and show solidarity with the murder of police officers.

UPDATE @ 4:50 P.M.: Right after posting this item at about 9:30 a.m. today, I e-mailed spokespeople for Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland; state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley; Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, D-Alameda; and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums to see if they would comment on this. As of now, only Lee’s office has responded: “The focus of the office is on the four officers and their grieving families and members of the OPD. We know nothing about this group at all.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Tony

    Although I truly believe that the message conveyed by Uhuru is disgraceful. I think that it will draw a lot of attention due to it’s inflamitory nature and I wanted to make a comment on what I hear time and time again on this and many other forms of media.
    African, African community, African American; oppressed or otherwise. You will never fully integrate or be integrated and totally flourish in America until you drop your (insert any country/continent here)-American.
    Yes that goes for you as well Irish, Mexican, Italian, etc, etc, this BS only plays here in the United States, as I have traveled to different places in the world I have found it quite funny when American’s black, white or otherwise try to call themselves ____ -American they are corrected by the natives of that country and told simply “No; you are an American”. So please accept the fact that if your born with a birth certificate that says United States of America that is exactly what you are. Accept it because in the eyes of the rest of the world you are American. Stop making jokes of yourselves, it minimilizes you as someone who possibly has something worth listening to. Just a thought.

  • Elwood

    The Uhurus are nothing but a bunch of crazy African commies.

    They should be given all the respect they deserve.

    I certainly hope that OPD will provide adequate protection of their civil rights during their march for Brother Mixon.

  • Bashawn

    Everyone has been oppressed and everyone’s ancestors have been in a form of slavery in one historical time or another. There WERE Black slave traders who collectively sold their own race into slavery from Africa and all you want to do is blame white people and complain about oppression. You need to be thankful your race has gone through what it has, open your eyes and see how better off you are in America. You could be a shirtless, shoeless dirt poor, uneducated Kenyan like Obamas brother, a recipient of UNICEF in a grass hut. However, instead with all the opportunities America has to offer where you can go to school for free, go to college free on scholarships and become president of the United States like Obama, you still have nothing to show for yourselves except to scream loud and play the victims race card over and over. I’m from Poland and if you don’t want to live in America, I’ll trade you passports any day! Your race is a discrace to itself.

  • dee mora

    u are a disgrace to humanity mr polish boy. if u dont live in the ghetto u dont understand and feel the opression the ghetto has to offer. its a different kind of america and im mexican american and i can see the racism in the hood.80 percent of police i have ran into are o.k. but it seems that the 20 percent of the crooked cops are in the hood.i am a nuetral set of eyes and i see it.

  • dee mora

    dont get me wrong those killings are evil and that sucka deserves to die a slow and painful death but to say that the whole race is wrong is racism i think dude shuold have gotten shot up a hundred times by bullets, u live by the gun u die by the gun thats the life of a thug and thats what he gets only him not the african american community quit showing ur obama stickers one day and wish ALL BLACKS DIE FOR BEING ANIMALS THE NEXT DAY. AND thats coming from a brown mexican american oaklander born and raised.

  • Bashawn

    The killing of police is a disgrace no matter what race is involved. But I was reading your California lawmakers releasing thousands of parolees. Anyway all those people protesting are commi marxists.

    Dee Mora, I would kindly ask to trade for your passport except everyone knows you don’t have one. With a comment like a brown oaklander born and raised your obviously paranoid. With over 11 million illegals in the United States your one of either A. an anchor baby “born and raised” with illegal family or your B. 1 of 11 million illegals. Not saying you got there illegally, you could have been on a student visa, haha, but all the world knows the USA issues no educational visas to mexicans. So I guarantee you and or your family are or have been illegal in the USA at one point in time. Keep crying ghetto starvation your as bad as the commi, marxist-socialist UHURU movement protesting the streets of Oakland in the name of Martin Luther King with one fist in the air and the other out in front of them for a welfare hand out crying opression! Between your USA welfare and affirmative action, blacks have received their reparation. Dee Mora, if you want to find REAL ghettos, move to Poland.

  • Paul

    This group and many other elements that promote violence as a means of solving problems has to end. I just finished sending President Obama an e-mail about this event and the overall reactions coming from the Bay Area about these murders of police officers. Do you believe this is the change the President talks about. I think not, in fact I remember him talking about responsibility. Everyone needs to take personal responsibility for their own self and family before we can move forward. Maybe he will respond and remind everyone that they have not been empowered to do as they please, they have a chance for real change that begins from within. Release the hate that I suspect many have been taught from birth and don’t know anything different.

  • Tom O

    In all fairness, Uhuru is not a black movement but, in the words of their own website, exists for the purpose of “building white solidarity with the movement for African liberation”. These aren’t local underprivileged African-Americans but overprivileged, over-educated, white Marxist baby boomers from Piedmont, Montclair, and Berkeley who think that they’re still “fightin’ the man”. Joke’s on them, though, as their latest poster child is not only a cop-killer but apparently a serial rapist as well, whose latest verified victim was a 12 year old black girl.

  • John

    Paul: Maybe if this group should attend Obama’s church of twenty years to replenish, and re-dedicate, their hatred for whites. Too bad Obama refuses to take personal responsibility for attending his white hatred preacher’s church. Here’s the kind of “change we can believe in” coming from Obama’s chruch of White HATE. You “remember Obama talking about responsibility.” As Obama’s preacher Wright disclosed, Obama’s a politician and will say what he’s got to say in pursuit of his interests. For the kiddies attending Obama’s Church of Hate they are being (as you say) “taught from birth and don’t know anything different” than hating whites. Now open your ears and praise “THE ONE” as you listen to Obama’s (20 year) minister of HATE. The same minister who baptized Obama’s kids and officiated at Obama’s wedding.


    You’re an ignorant stooge Paul! You know that don’t you? Of course you don’t!

  • Nancy

    Sorry.. Having a hard time with this. Cop Killer with a violent past, Hero? Martyr? NO! He was a violent person who obviously seemed to have little respect for life or the rights of others. UHURU.. why are you still trying to preach hate? Live here? Make your money here? You’re Americans. LIft yourselves up from the hatred you choose and try to improve yourselves. Police oppression, OK not too schooled in that, but, hey, not too schooled in drive by shootings and rolling Mexican “ATMs” and choosing to live my life as a thug and then complain when I get in trouble for acting up against the society in which I live. CHOICES, that’s what it’s all about. Oh, Poor me.. can’t get out of this oppression everyone is putting on me!!! Keep thinking that way and you never will. why do you insist on spreading your venom of hate instead of hope?

  • Mr. X

    Boycott Uhuru House!! Do not patronize their stores. Vote on their vile political stance with your wallets.

  • the real ting

    you all are so sure you know the truth but what do you know. You know that lovelle mixon was a black man, how many people in this forum are black and know how it feels to have family members murdered by OPD in the past 100 years, or detained or imprisoned or set up or beaten or spit on pissed on blamed for many crimes they didnt commit. I police officer dies its a national travesty, a black man dies its a shame, no mayor comments no international news story….you folks are heady and not looking at the solutions or root causes, where are the black Panthers, AIM, marginalized or imprisoned,,,, fuck the OPD most of them are racist and are overseers to this white power system we all claim to be changing. We must look at why are cops killing blacks and vice versa, all you revolutionaries have gone soft might as well join the grey panthers and grow old not changing shit but your houses or wine selections. Uhuru house is still seeking justice for what was done to the African Community in the 60’s but lets just sweep that under the rug and move on like Joe Biden said. Oh i guess we should focus on the now….. now we are seeing brothers and sisters kill each other over crumbs while Obama is giving BIllions to bankers. COPS KILLS BLACKS GET PROMOTION, BLACKS KILL COPS GET LYNCHED FUCK THE SYSTEM WE ARE ALL SLAVES TO OBAMA’S AMERICA, PAY UP AIG NEEDS U, ISREAL NEEDS YOU focus on the real war let UHURU FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE UNTIL THEN YOU ALL ARE JUST NEO LIBERAL GO FISH FOR CHANGE OBAMA AINT GOT A DIME

  • RR

    Real Ting:Are you a history teacher in Oakland?