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DEFEND JR VALREY! Film Screening
Date Wednesday October 28
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley CA
Event Type Screening
EmailLACFreeMumia [at]
Phone(510) 763-2347
The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal urges you to attend a public meeting



Justice for Oscar Grant! Drop All Charges Against JR Valrey!

For Labor Action To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! End the Racist Death Penalty!


"OPERATON SMALL AXE," narrated by JR Valrey, a short film that shows "the occupation of Black and Brown neighborhoods by a militarized local law enforcement apparatus that parallels, in many ways, the current experiences of neighborhoods of color in post-apartheid South Africa and of Palestinians on their own occupied land." -- Cynthia McKinney


JR Valrey, Minister of Information for the Prisoners of Conscience Committee (POCC), host of Block Report Radio, a producer at KPFA and associate editor of the SF Bay View

Gerald Sanders, Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Jack Bryson, father of two friends of Oscar Grant, who were with him on the BART platform the night he was murdered, and

Richard Brown, former SF 8 defendant.

JR Valrey was arrested by Oakland Police on the night of January 7th, 2009, and had his camera confiscated, for covering the street uprising following the police murder of Oscar Grant. JR has consistently covered police brutality and terrorism. The bogus charge he faces: felony arson!

The BART cop who put a bullet in the back of the young Oscar Grant--while Grant was lying face down on a BART platform--is Johannes Mehserle.

With 45 police killings in Oakland in the past 5 years, Mehserle is the only cop to be charged with murder while on duty. But the cops are pulling out all the stops to avoid a conviction. With a starkly racist argument, Mesherle’s lawyer has succeeded in getting the trial moved out of Oakland!

The next hearing date for JR is October 30th. Come out to show your opposition to this vindictive prosecution on trumped up felony charges!

Defend JR Valrey!
9 AM Friday Oct. 30th Room 11, Superior Court
1225 Fallon St, Oakland

MUMIA ABU-JAMAL is an award-winning journalist, and an innocent man on death row for 27 years! Mumia's appeals have been exhausted, and he faces renewed danger of execution. The Supreme Court will rule soon on a petition by the State of Pennsylvania to reinstate Mumia's death sentence. The courts will not free him--we must organize mass and labor actions to FREE MUMIA!

-- The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
PO Box 16222 Oakland CA 94610
INFO: 510 763-2347

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