In the end of September, POWER and others organized a mass march and rally commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1966 Hunters Point Uprising. Some longtime activists like Dr. Jimmy Garrett credit the SF Hunter's Point Uprising, the 1965 Watts Riots/Rebellion and Oakland resistance to police brutality with the 1966 founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense.
On Sept. 27, 1966, Matthew Johnson, 16, was fatally shot in the back by SFPD, and the people rose up in rage -- only to be put down by National Guard troops and tanks called in by City Hall. On Sept. 27, 2006, we demand that City Hall reinstate our referendum petition signed by over 33,000 San Franciscans to stop the redevelopment land grab and 'repeopling' of Bayview Hunters Point. For 40 years, we've demanded:No more police brutality, Living wage jobs, especially on City construction, and the right to develop our own community. Don't let City Hall shoot us in the back again!
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POWER is a multi-racial, multi-lingual organization of no- and low-wage workers who are united in our commitment to fight for racial and economic justice. When we say “no- and low-wage workers”, we're talking about that section of people in the
economy whose ranks are rapidly growing. That section of people who do the work that is vital to the functioning of the economy and who work in the most dangerous and under-valued jobs- jobs which receive small wages, usually no benefits and no opportunity for advancement. These workers are welfare recipients, workfare workers, unemployed workers, domestics, day laborers, childcare workers, security guards, sex workers, farmworkers, housemakers and all other no- and low-wage workers.