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ILWU Rally and Shut Down All Bay Area Ports Demanding "Justice for Oscar Grant! Jail Killer Cops!"
by ~Bradley ( bradley [at] riseup.net )
Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
On October 23rd, the ILWU Local 10 longshore workers closed all bay area ports (Richmond, Benicia, Redwood City, Oakland and San Francisco) and rallied in Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza to protest the murder of Oscar Grant with the demand "Justice for Oscar Grant! Jail Killer Cops!" ILWU union port workers joined the rally which brought together many organizations, including labor unions, high school and college students, the faith-based community and the general public in a call for justice.

The rally was initiated by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 after Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson of the Oscar Grant Family spoke to union members about the similarity between the murder of his nephew and a mural on the union hall depicting the 1934 West Coast waterfront strike. On "Bloody Thursday," July 5th, 1934, a striking seaman and a strike sympathizer, Nicolas Bordoise and Howard Sperry, were killed by a police officer who fired a shotgun into a crowd.

Johanes Mehserle, the ex-BART cop who shot Oscar Grant in the back on January 1, 2009 while Grant was being held face down by multiple officers, faces sentencing in Los Angeles on November 5th.
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Pictured above: Zachary Runningwolf burns sage while opening the Justice for Oscar Grant rally in Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza.

For more information, see:

Oakland Rally Says: Justice For Oscar Grant! Jail Killer Cops!
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/10/23/18662094.php"

Justice for Oscar Grant! Jail for Killer Cops! Longshore To Shutdown All Bay Area Ports
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/10/18/18661635.php

Oscar Grant Rally For Justice: ILWU Jack Heyman and Clarence Thomas
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/10/21/18661940.php

ILWU Rally for Oscar Grant
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/10/23/18662085.php

http://www.indybay.org/oscargrant
§International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§ILWU Drill Team
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§Clarence Thomas, ILWU Local 10
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§No Justice, No Peace
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§Jack Heyman, ILWU Local 10
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§Hate Police, Love Oakland
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§Brown and Black Unite
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§Poor News Network
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§Allen Temple Baptist Church
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§Raymond Nat Turner, Upsurge
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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Raymond Nat Turner of Upsurge performs his poem, The Hyphen Between Afro and American is as Wide as Wyoming
§BART Workers, SEIU 1021
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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The BART employee speaking says he feels pain each time he moves through the Fruitvale BART station where Oscar Grant was murdered.
§Cat
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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Cat performs her poem asking, What will I tell my three year old daughter?
§Tatiana, Oscar's Daughter
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§John Burris, attorney for Oscar Grant's family
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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Pictured on the left is Jack Bryson, the father of Jack Bryson Jr., a close friend of Oscar's who was on the Fruitvale Station platform when Oscar was murdered. On the right is Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson.
§Nation of Islam Minister Keith Muhammad of Oakland's mosque 26B
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§I Am Oscar Grant
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§SEIU Demanding Justice for Oscar Grant!
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§Without Struggle There Is No Justice -Fredrick Douglas
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:53 PM
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§Bobby Seale, Black Pather Party
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:55 PM
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§Elaine Brown, Black Panther Party
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:56 PM
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§Oakland Hip-Hop
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 8:56 PM
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§Eddie Falcon, Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran Against Wars
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 9:03 PM
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In the evening, a dance party benefit was held at Revolution Cafe in West Oakland for the people arrested on the night of the Mehserle verdict. Veteran and antiwar activist Eddie Falcon was one of the performers.
§No Police
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 9:04 PM
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§Jail Killer Cops
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 9:05 PM
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§He Says Tazer, We Say Murder
by ~Bradley Sunday Oct 24th, 2010 9:06 PM
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