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Song for Oscar Grant on Day of Verdict in Mehserle Trial

by Raging Grannies (info [at] raginggrannies.com)
TODAY THURSDAY JULY 8 GRANNIES' RAGE-OUT. The Grannies are planning a "Rage Out Center" where people will be able to vent their feelings on the peninsula side of the bay.
***UPDATE*** Location is Lytton Plaza corner University and Emerson in downtown Palo Alto at 5pm on the day the verdict is announced.
TODAY THURSDAY JULY 8. WE WILL BE THERE
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Also see Revolt's "Rap for Oscar Grant and to End Police Brutality" at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/07/05/18652707.php

Here's a Raging Granny song to the tune of "When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home". We call it:
*We All Are Oscar Grant*

Tune: When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home* ***original lyrics at the end of this post***

to hear the tune if you don't recall it go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3k8H_9SjoM&feature=youtu.be

It happened there not long ago,
in Oakland town
at Fruitvale BART on New Year's night,
a MAN shot down!
They said he was a rowdy male
The cell phones proved a different tale
And until there's JUST--ice
We all are Oscar Grant

Oh Oscar was pulled off the BART
In Oakland town
And then they shot him in the back
They shot him down!
They said he was resisting there
The cell phones proved a different tale
And until there's justice
We all are Oscar Grant

Oh Oscar Grant now Rest In Peace, we Grannies say
And may the future bring relief, yes in our day
Our system's broken sad-ly so
The Guns and tasers have got to GO
And until there's justice...
we all are Oscar Grant

ORIGINAL LYRICS to Johnny Comes Marching HOme below:

When Johnny comes marching home again
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

§This is how we Rage
by Raging Grannies
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Raging Grannies join E. Palo Alto youth group YUCA to fight for tenants rights and against environmental racism
§2008 Rally outside slumlord's office
by Raging Grannies
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Granny Ruth C. forgot her hat that day, but not her enthusiasm!
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