top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Thu Dec 29 2011 (Updated 06/24/13)
Oscar Grant: Gone But Not Forgotten
Thu Dec 29 2011 (Updated 06/24/13)
Oscar Grant 3rd Anniversary Memorial March and Rally in Oakland
In a call-out for a march at 1pm from 14th Street & Broadway to a rally at the Fruitvale BART station on January 1st, 2012, organizers write: "A major political movement was launched on January 1st, 2009. Its catalyst was the police killing of Oscar Grant, a young, unarmed Black father executed by the BART police. This murder awakened a sleeping giant — Bay Area residents angry and frustrated at the continued abuse of power perpetrated by law enforcement. Oscar and all the young people that were attacked and terrorized by the BART police that night, in addition to the many victims of police brutality in the greater Bay Area, have become ingrained in our collective memory. Their lives are the unspeakable price we pay to live in a society based on racial injustice.

"Not only do police serve the needs of the 1%, they have always existed to put down resistance in communities of color. But when other BART riders posted their video recordings of the murder of Oscar by BART officer Johannes Mehserle, the internationally-viewed footage led to a new form of resistance: Community Copwatching. Cellphones, cameras and a popular upsurge brought the first arrest, trial and conviction of a white officer for killing a Black man.

"The movement that touched ground in January 2009 — the organizing to address police terrorism — laid the ground work for the movement against the 1% here in Oakland. The polarizing disparity of wealth and the numerous police killings in our communities are inextricably linked. To unravel a system that forecloses homes, pushes our families into poverty and criminalizes our youth while gentrifying our neighborhoods, we need to not only address a system based on greed but a system that needs police brutality to survive and thrive through state terror.

"On this 3rd anniversary of Oscar’s murder, lets take to the streets to show that Oscar Grant is gone but not forgotten. Oscar lives on in the memories of his family and friends and in our resistance to the police."

videoOscar Grant Memorial: Rally at Fruitvale Bart Station | photoOscar Grant Memorial: March From Downtown Oakland to Fruitvale Bart Station | photoMemorial March and Rally on the 3rd Anniversary of the Murder of Oscar Grant | videoGone But Not Forgotten: Family of Oscar Grant Speaks at Memorial Rally in Fruitvale | videopdfWe Will Not Forget | calendarEvent Announcement
11/16/17 How Many Homeless Shelter Beds Are There in Fresno ... and Why It Matters Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Central Valley | Government & Elections11/16/17 SubRosa is an Anarchist Community Space Run by a Collective of Volunteers Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Arts + Action | Santa Cruz Indymedia11/06/17 Homeless Campers in Santa Cruz at San Lorenzo Park's Benchlands Face Eviction Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia11/06/17 Kicking Off with Rally in Union Square, SF Starts Campaign to End Trump/Pence Regime Front Page | Anti-War | San Francisco | U.S. | Government & Elections11/05/17 Portland's Reed College Threatens Students for Protesting Its Financial Ties Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | U.S.11/03/17 Health Advocates in San Joaquin Valley Press State to Suspend Deadly Pesticide Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections10/26/17 Study to Start for Public Bank of Oakland as Alternative to Corporate Financial Services Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | Peninsula10/23/17 Open Letter to BART on Plans to Evict Berkeley Homeless Encampment Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | East Bay10/20/17 House Keys, Not Handcuffs: Solidarity with Homeless in Fresno Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Central Valley | Government & Elections10/18/17 Fires in Multiple Counties Contribute to Toxic Air Pollution Across Northern California Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | North Bay / Marin | California | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/06/17 Indybay Co-Founder Kaye "Nana" Griffin Passes On Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | Womyn | Indymedia | San Francisco
Related Categories: East Bay | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Front Page
Alamedans In Charge is a right-wing extremist radical group of landlords Lynda Carson (1 comment) Saturday Nov 11th 10:01 PM
Marcellus Toney Killed by Oakland Police Department: We Want Answers! Anti Police-Terror Project Tuesday Nov 7th 12:54 PM
Homeless Eviction Farewell Party to South Berkeley First They Came for the Homeless (1 comment) Thursday Nov 2nd 3:17 PM
Eviction rates in the Bay Area and Northern California for 2017 Lynda Carson (3 comments) Wednesday Nov 1st 7:12 PM
Privatization of Laney and CCSF and "The Fight For 52 cent" On 1934 Minneapolis Gen Strike KPFA WorkWeek Radio (3 comments) Wednesday Nov 1st 11:47 AM
More Local News...
[ × close ]
Oil Sod Slavemongery...11-14-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 14th 2:52 PM
Stop The Draft Week - Oakland 1967 - Vintage Photos Lynda Carson Tuesday Nov 7th 4:41 PM
Seth Rich died for our sins...11-7-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Nov 7th 1:54 PM
Mueller's Ghouls...10-31-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse Report (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 31st 12:49 PM
Hip Hop The Activist Bunny Rabbit Stolen Victor Noir Monday Oct 30th 4:27 PM
open letter to the Mayor of Berkeley Thomas Lord Friday Oct 27th 6:08 PM
WTC Pentabomb op media DJ Mouse Tuesday Oct 24th 1:46 PM
GaliziaGladiod...10-16-17 Mouse Report DJ Mouse (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 17th 3:00 PM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]