January 2020 Message from Joshua Williams

This is my speech to all my people in the fight, so sit back and listen.

I say to the people all around the world, fighting against slavery, fighting against racism, fighting against the system, I say to you, don’t get tired. Keep fighting. Be strong, because one thing about us is we are stronger than racism. We are stronger than the police who’s trying to kill us off. Anbd the thing about that is when the police kill a black man or woman or a white man or woman: another one is born, stronger than the last one.

People of the nation: I speak to you in peace. I speak to you in love. People of the world, I speak to you and in struggle I say, I’m here with you. Fighting along side of you. Because there are many fights. You can be fighting against cancer, for suicide prevention, against bullying and voter suppression—whatever it is, I say to you: stay strong. Don’t give up. I know you tired. I am, too. But the moment we give up on America is the moment we give up our lives, because we give up the fight.

I say to the police of every department there is: there is a storm brewing, and the longer y’all kill people and get away with it, the hotter the pot gone get.

Now, police: if y’all trying to talk peace, it’s too late. I speak for the families that can’t see their child anymore because your triggerhappy finger took them off the earth. I speak for Michael Brown’s mom when she was crying her fucking soul out right next to me in Canfield, forced to see her fucking son dead on that ground, not for one minute or ten minutes but four fucking hours. This is the type of shit I’m talking about.

People of the world, this is the shit I’m fighting for. Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Danye Jones, Darren Seal, and so much more.

And to all of you who fight with me: let’s go all the way. Let’s overthrow this corrupt system and police our own self.

If you reading this, at this very moment, no matter where you at, this is our creed. Say it out loud and declare with me—you ready?—here we go:

IT IS OUR DUTY TO FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM
IT IS OUR DUTY TO WIN
WE MUST LOVE AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER
WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT OUR CHAINS.

If you read that and meant it, you ready. I will tell you all, there is no finish line for me. I will fight for everybody till there is no blood left in my body, and till I breathe my last breath. I will be on the frontlines, fighting against the police. Who’s with me? Love you guys.


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