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Emergency Meeting : Justice For Oscar Grant! No More Police Murder!
Date Sunday January 11
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Revolution Books 2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue) Berkeley,CA 94704 Wheelchair accessible.Donations accepted.
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone(510)848-1196
Address2425 Channing Way,(off of Telegraph Ave)
In the first hours of 2009, Oscar Grant, a 22 year old Black man, was shot in the back by a BART cop at close range, as he lay face down on a train station platform. Oscar died that morning. Yet another Black man, murdered by police: but this time the killing was committed in front of dozens of witnesses. And when BART riders came forward with their videos caught on cell phones, soon thousands of people had seen the killing. And it sparked tremendous anger. After one whole week this cop has not even given a statement nor been interviewed. And BART and BART Police spokespeople appeared in the media day after day saying that people "should not jump to conclusions," and that this was a "double tragedy" because the cop "was devastated." Many, many people are outraged by this cold-blooded murder - everyone should be! And we must build a massive outpouring, from every corner of society, demanding: Justice for Oscar Grant-Now! Last night protestors made up of mainly youth of all colors spilled out into the street chanting, "We are Oscar Grant." And, "When the people of Oakland are under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back!" "When the people of the world are under attack, what do we do? Stand Up Fight Back." This resistance is righteous - and we need a lot more. No one should rest until there's justice for Oscar Grant. Oscar's story is way, way too familiar. Uncounted thousands of our youth - especially Black youth - have been stolen from us by murdering police. Hundreds and hundreds of thousands have been criminalized by this society. We're facing a nationwide epidemic of police brutality and repression. And let's be real, this system offers few jobs and no real future at all for most of our youth. Why can't this system stop police brutality and murder? Why does it justify and protect murdering pigs every time? Why can't it offer our youth something better? Because like we say in Revolution newspaper's The Oppression of Black People, The Crimes of this System and the Revolution We Need, "The oppression of Black people has been at the very heart of the fabric and functioning of this country, since its beginning and up to the present time," and that only revolution "could deal with and overcome that oppression, bringing in an entirely different, and far better, system as part of getting to a whole new, emancipated world." So join with us to live andfight for that future. The Whole Damn System is Guilty! Humanity Needs Revolution More Than Ever! Stay tuned to Revolution Newspaper Online for updates (revcom.us)
Added to the calendar on Friday Jan 9th, 2009 7:46 PM
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Where to beginAnarchist person of colorSunday Jan 11th, 2009 4:29 PM
Anarchist take noteCitizen of Oakland supporting Grant family Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 2:40 PM
Unite w/Uhuru (Free) HouseBay NativeSunday Jan 11th, 2009 12:06 PM
RCP has their place but --Miguel Sunday Jan 11th, 2009 11:37 AM
The headline above should have read...an anarchistSunday Jan 11th, 2009 10:20 AM
you mean party-ban ased cult of no0n-revolution.an anarchistSunday Jan 11th, 2009 2:48 AM
Seconded, but...(A)Saturday Jan 10th, 2009 9:25 PM
You would think the RCP was attempting to control the movement....an anarchistSaturday Jan 10th, 2009 4:43 PM
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