1,000,000 Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin – “I Am Trayvon Martin”

YCL Hamilton Media Committee

The tragic and senseless shooting to death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black youth visiting his family in the Orlando suburbs, is yet another high-profile example of the racism that permeates American culture.

A seemingly paranoid and deranged “neighbourhood watchman”, George Zimmerman, tracked Trayvon as he walked home from the local 7-11 where he had gone to buy candy and confronted him. When Trayvon rightfully resisted Zimmerman’s groundless racial profiling and harassment, Zimmerman shot him three times fatally. Witnesses say they heard Trayvon begging for mercy before he was shot in cold blood.

That night, Zimmerman went home and slept peacefully while Trayvon’s family members were confronted with the reality of his death by vigilante violence.

Below is a link with photos of a massive march at Union Square Park, the birthplace of the Occupy movement.

YCL Hamilton extends our sincerest sympathy over this disgusting, racist act of extrajudicial violence; our deepest sympathy with the Martin family over their painful loss; a strong call for any American law enforcement office to step in, remove Zimmerman from public life and charge him to the full extent that the law allows; a strong call to abolish Florida’s lunatic “stand your ground” law that allows Zimmerman to claim self-defence for stalking and killing an unarmed and innocent youth; and our full solidarity with all those standing up to fight in the name of Trayvon Martin against a revolting culture of racism, wherever it rears its ugly head.

Solidarity from YCL Hamilton with anti-racist warriors everywhere! Give ’em hell!

Photos of the Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin

Announcing the Launching of the Red Hammer – A Forum for All Young Communists in Hamilton!

Greetings from the executive committee of YCL Hamilton!

We are an organization of revolutionary, democratic, socialist youth guided by Marxist-Leninist ideology in Hamilton, Ontario. Our goal is the overthrow of all oppressive forces in Canada and the creation of a new society based on equality, peace, social justice and the dignity of all human beings.

To this end, we strive always to build mass organizations and mobilize all youth to fight for the abolition of tuition fees, more funding for post-secondary education, employment prospects for all youth in Canada, and the democratic participation of all youth in Canada in the country’s social, political, and economic life.

We fight for the full emancipation of youth, students, women, the LGBTQ community, First Nations and indigenous communities, Francophones and the Quebecois nation, immigrants, religious minorities, visible minorities, migrant workers – in short, all oppressed people, from the yoke of capital and imperialism.

We strive to build solidarity between all those who share our goal of a peaceful, prosperous and democratic Canada founded on socialist principles and working always toward the goal of a stateless, classless society – a communist society!

We strive always to uphold the principle of internationalism and vigourously oppose all forms of discrimination, xenophobia, racism and imperialism. We believe in the right of all peoples to self-determination.

In the name of all the democratic and revolutionary youth of Hamilton, Canada, and all of the world, we invite you to join us in our unrelenting battle against capitalism and the forces of reaction. Get in touch with YCL Hamilton today and rise up!

YCL – give ’em hell!