Juneteenth: Capture the Flag
This Juneteenth the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement calls on revolutionaries to join us in setting fire to prison society, as we renew the abolitionist struggle against modern day slavery. In response to the call from the End Prison Slavery in Texas Movement, we intend to stand side by side with those inside and outside of prison to fight for abolition.
Juneteenth is a day to commemorate the abolition of slavery, but in reality, the system of slavery continues today through the prison system. So while we take the time to commemorate the abolitionist and black liberation movements of the past, the struggle to free people from bondage continues. The prison system in the US houses the most detainees in the world. ICE immigration camps are expanding to include military prisons. And these sites of detention, like Angola prison in Louisiana are either former plantations or modeled from their likeness. This is where our struggle begins. To celebrate this holiday, and for it to be truly realized, we must fight for the abolition of prisons, the “justice system,” and the state and capitalist systems that make these evils palpable.
On the lead up to June 19th we are calling for all comrades out there to capture the slave masters’ flags. Share your actions directly to us or with the hashtags #CaptureTheFlag and #Juneteenth. Solidarity with all those who fight against prison slavery to make a world free from this barbarism.