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WE
CHARGE
GENOCIDE
AGAIN!
A Curriculum for Operation Ghetto Storm: Report on the 2012
Extrajudicial Killings of 313 Black People by Police, Security
Guards and Vigilantes.
ONE EVERY 28 HOURS.
Prepared by Tongo Eisen-Martin
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WE
CHARGE
GENOCIDE
AGAIN!
A Curriculum for Operation Ghetto Storm: Report on the 2012
Extrajudicial Killings of 313 Black People by Police, Security
Guards and Vigilantes.
ONE EVERY 28 HOURS.
Prepared by Tongo Eisen-Martin
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Introduction
WE CHARGE GENOCIDE AGAIN is the companion
curriculum for the Operation Ghetto Storm: Report
on the 2012 Extrajudicial Killings of Black People.
The objective of the curriculum is to have teacher-students and student-
teachers engage the realities of extrajudicial killing of black people with
critical thinking and analysis. In 2012, police summarily executed more
than 313 Black people—one every 28 hours. The use of deadly force
against Black people is standard practice in the US—woven into the very
fabric of society. Through our study of the extra-judicial killing of black
people, we can understand the apparatus of repression. The intention is
for our study of and action against murderous state sanctioned repres-
sion be one tool of a complex of resistance to empire.
We encourage teacher- students and student-teachers to use this curriculum as a mal-
leable menu. Not all discussion and writing prompts have to be used. Add prompts and
text (of all mediums) of your own. Discussion prompts may be used for writing. Writing
prompts may be converted to discussion. Writing and discussion prompts may be con-
verted to visual art or any other medium of expression. Individual work can all be made
collective work. We only recommend that you conform this curriculum to the critical
energy of the learning circle for which the curriculum is being facilitated.
All we need to achieve as movement educators is to help the people recognize themselves
in the material and recognize what they already know in the material. All in order to
expand our concept of who we are and what we know. Reading and writing critically (in all
mediums) is simply the building of our power of recognition and discovery. Recognition
and discovery that we then put into practice. Trust that the people know everything they
need to know, and know how to do everything they need to know how to do, to study op-
pression and resistance. Through this lens, make this curriculum whatever it needs to be.
For more information: tongo_eisen_martin at yahoo.com
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Table of Contents
Said the Bullet to the Back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
We will define extrajudicial killing as well as it’s function in the
maintance of hegemonic power in the United States.
At Roll Call. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
We will analyze the psyche of the police. Further we will analyze
the racist and violent culture, philosphy, and socioeconomic
mandate from which that psyche flows.
The Empire’s Culture, The Empire’s Imagination. . . . 20
The United States cannot commit genocide without mass
consent. We will analyze the perception of Black people, and
the manufacture of that perception, that inspire the masses to
accept extrajudicial killing as justifiable, even necessary.
Dollarism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
We will investigate extrajudicial killing as a tool to maintain
the capital oriented dominance of the ruling class. Extrajudicial
killing is an expression of the organized violence necessary to
maintain exploitative class structure. Ruling class dominance is
ultimately capital oriented and militarily anchored.
We Charge Genocide Again. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
We will synthesize past and present examples of extrajudicial kill-
ing, and speak up for the multi-century span of murdered people.
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