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NO JUSTICE NO BART NEEDS YOU!
by nojusticenobart
Sunday Mar 1st, 2009 5:49 PM
Plug into the nojusticenobart campaign! DIRECT ACTION GETS THE GOODS!

We know there are thousands of us out there that believe that DIRECT ACTION GETS THE GOODS. If you are one of them, if you believe in this organizing, then we are asking you to get off the sidelines, and put some of your energy and time into the No Justice No Bart campaign.

NJNB is about building a strategic, militant mobilization, and hopefully reacquainting people with the direct action model for how justice is fought for and won in progressive social movements. This is a real strategy, its about disruption, creating "tension" as MLK referred to it, tension that requires resolution. Its a strategy that's been absent from more mainstreamed social movements for so long that most of this country (including the political left) has lost all familiarity with it.

NJNB is also about old-fashioned organizing. This campaign is going to rely on you and me getting the word out, by reaching out directly to people, giving them a flier, calling them on the phone, or having a face to face conversation. The media and the internet are great for organizing, but they can never take the place of those forms of contact.

So we are asking you, the readers of indybay, the radicals of the bay area, to:

MOBILIZE - Come out Thursday at 4 pm to Fruitvale. RSVP to nojusticenobart [at] gmail.com so we know how many folks yoou are bringing.

BLOW THIS UP ON THE INTERNET: Go on facebook, myspace, twitter, whatever. Send emails out to lists. Just promote the event.

JOIN US IN SOME OLD FASHIONED OUTREACH: There are two flyers attached to this post. If you can print them out, cool! If you can't email us and well deliver some to you. Use the BART "justice denied" to put all over BART and give to riders in the trains. The RIP oscar grant flyer is for people who might want to organize with NJNB (use it to start a conversation)!

Also, if you can do any of the following, please send us an email at nojusticenobart [at] gmail.com:
- Come to meetings and plan the actions and organizing strategy!
- Put us in touch with good people or organizations for us to talk to!
- Help us hookup reliable and accessible meeting space for public meetings!
- Send us comments or suggestions about our plans or strategy!
§For potential organizers
by nojusticenobart Sunday Mar 1st, 2009 5:49 PM


Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Concerned
Thursday Mar 5th, 2009 11:39 PM
The Oakland Trib is reporting that several protesters left the demonstration when it ended at 6pm by taking the BART home.

Please, tell me this isn't true.
by Ashamed
Friday Mar 6th, 2009 12:37 PM
I couldn't believe it.

It was embarrassing enough at how few people showed up. We looked like fools. And then to have protesters actually pay money and use BART to leave Fruitvale was just disgusting and shameful. It wouldn't surprise me if those same cowards now apply for jobs as BART policemen.

THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!!!!!!
by WONDERING
Monday Mar 9th, 2009 8:54 PM
For people coming from San Francisco, Concord, Richmond, and Fremont; how are we supposed to get to Rockridge if we don't have a car? Do you know any cheaper forms of transportation to helps us boycott BART and get to the Rockridge BART station to help shut it down?
by Simpson B
Tuesday Mar 10th, 2009 11:13 AM
That's perfect. This is exactly why shutting down a BART station is a lame-ass no-imagination stunt. Which is why you got rocked in the media, with statements by the very people you were trying to rally. People's rage aimed at making other regular people pissed off. Why don't we organize a blockade of the BART police HQ, or all of us rush on BART for free and leaflet passengers or even tag the train with our message? What the fu*k is the point of blocking people from getting home? You know what the point is, the point is that a few media-hungry activists want to make a name for themselves in the activist ghetto, even though they have no real connection to people's daily lives and struggles. They jump on flashpoints like this and then go home and watch themselves on TV. I'm sick of fuc*ing activists and so are lots of other people.
by Wondering
Tuesday Mar 10th, 2009 2:22 PM

You just say that because you don't care who got shot which could have even been me so "FUCK YOU BUDDY!"

I was sincerely asking for alternative ways of transportation because I am one of those activists trying to boycott Bart and shut it down. Sorry to burst your bubble if you thought I was another apathetic asshole such as your self.

You got plenty of time to come on here and talk shit about our cause to try and discourage everybody from doing what has to be done which is the right thing to be done only because it is an inconvenience to you as a BART commuter, you selfish asshat.

We see that a life that has been taken by murder means a lot more than your precious job, or your precious car, or your precious business. Hell all the loss of all material possessions in the world can never equate to the lose of a human life. You know why?

Because material possessions can be replaced. Life on the other hand cannot!


DON'T COME HERE ANYMORE!