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Towards (A) Communal Cypher Benefit for the Trayvon 2 — June 13: audio & photos
by Dave Id
Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
On June 13, a communal cypher radical hip-hop show was held to benefit the Tryavon 2 at the Qilombo community social center in Oakland. (Full audio below)
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[Photo: Event MC Poesia]


Trayvon Martin was murdered by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, on February 26, 2012. On July 13, 2013, Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the killing.

Outraged by the not-guilty verdict in the shooting and killing of an unarmed 17-year-old African American, "Hoodies UP!" protests against the acquittal erupted across the country, including for days in Oakland.

Two local activists, Hannibal Shakur and Tanzeen Doha, were grabbed by Oakland police during a demonstration on July 15, 2013, and charged with felonies. The Trayvon 2 are the only ones who were arrested during the Trayvon protests in Oakland that are still being charged, and they were the only Muslims who were arrested.

Despite wildly contradictory testimony from two Oakland police officers — and the charges having been reduced from felonies to misdemeanors by the judge in the case — Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s office continues to prosecute the Trayvon 2.

Following a related court hearing on June 13, a Communal Cypher was held in the evening to benefit the Trayvon 2 at the Qilombo community social center.

Performing at the Qilombo benefit show were an array of talented local artists including event MC Poesia, Dani M. Cornejo, Shango Abiola, MC K Swift, Poesia, Jihad, Hannibal, Monotheist, and Alas — as well as several others who joined in the cypher throughout the night. Hannibal Shakur also spoke about the case and the racist and Islamophobic conditions that allow for such persecutions in the U.S.



Towards (A) Communal Cypher / Trayvon 2 benefit
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/06/12/18757287.php

Hands off the Trayvon 2! Courtroom Solidarity, Friday July 25
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2014/06/22/18757734.php


Support the Trayvon 2
http://thetrayvon2.wordpress.com



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§Where's the Freedom / What the Fuck?
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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There were great songs and performances throughout the night. This song by Dani M. Cornejo is singled out here merely to whet your appetite for more in the full audio above.
§Dani M. Cornejo
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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§Shango Abiola of the Black Riders Liberation Party
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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§Poesia
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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§Jihad
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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§MC Kay Swift of Zulu Nation
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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§Hannibal passes the hat for legal expenses
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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§Monotheist
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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§Hannibal joins the cypher
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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§Alas
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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§Xotima
by Dave Id Sunday Jun 22nd, 2014 2:44 PM
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After individual performances, the show ended with a group cypher.