By Chief Cheem
Today we celebrate the life of Marielle Franco, an African Brazillian who spoke out against the state violence forced onto the poor working class Colonized communities of Brazil until her very death.
Born on July 27, 1979, in Rio de Janeiro in a favela—slums made out of salvaged materials—known as Maré, she saw the injustices being committed against the poor working class Colonized masses of Brazil firsthand.
Maré, known for its high rates of violence and suffering, is a cluster of 16 neighborhoods with a population of 130,000 where children are exposed to the violence of the neocolonial system.
At the age of 19, she had her daughter, Luyara Santos. Despite this, she earned a scholarship to the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio in 2002, earning a degree in social sciences and a masters’ degree in public administration from Fluminense Federal University in 2012.
She exposed the harsh realities of the favelas and broke down the reasons underlying the problems in her thesis, going in on the pigs who are labeled as “Pacifying Police Units” meant to “take back control” of city favelas from gangs and drugs.
Joining the socialist party in Brazil, she created a Committee for Defense of Human Rights and Citizenship and would soon be elected to Rio City Council, winning the hearts of the masses while being the only African (and female) representative.
Before she had the chance to marry her partner of 13 years, Monica Tereza Benício, she was assassinated on March 14, 2018.
Shot four times in the head by two unknown attackers, we know it was just the white power state killing her for uniting the poor working class people of Brazil.
Her assassination sparked mass protests from the masses, showing off the love her people had for her.
To this day, the violence used by pigs is still forced onto the poor working class Colonized masses living in favelas with over 25 being massacred in a drug raid.
That’s why Black Hammer continues the fight Marielle Franco couldn’t and we’re taking it a step further; we’re taking the land back for ALL poor working class Colonized people of the world.
If you’re inspired by this brilliant Colonized revolutionary, join us and help build a world where no one lives at the expense of another.
We salute the fearlessness Marielle Franco had in the face of all the violence and her dedication to the poor working class people of Brazil.
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