On September 9, the Stop Urban Shield Coalition and communities from across the state will be mobilizing to Pleasanton, CA, where the Urban Shield weapons expo will be held. Join us in saying no to militarization and policing in our communities!
**We are organizing buses and travel from across the state for people everywhere to be able to attend. Please let us know if you would like travel support.**
Current pickup locations: Pleasanton, Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles
— ACLU of Northern CA (@ACLU_NorCal) August 30, 2016
Urban Shield is an annual SWAT team policing training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional, and international police-military units – including those from the Apartheid State of Israel – to collaborate on new forms of surveillance, state repression, and state violence. It consists of extremely militarized policing trainings and war games that only seek to expand the power of law enforcement over our communities. As we continue to face and witness increased militarizaton and the violence of policing, we must resist programs like Urban Shield, and demand the resources that build our self-determination.
Stop Urban Shield is a broad based coalition of grassroots and social justice organizations that are working to put an end to Urban Shield. In 2014, our organizing and grassroots mobilizing led to Urban Shield being kicked out of Oakland. This year, with enough support from across the state, we can end it for good. Join us and spread the word!
Visit StopUrbanShield.org for more info.