Holly’s Trial begins next Monday

The trial of Holly Works, the last person facing felony charges and
serious jail time from the Oscar Grant rebellions, begins next week.
The Oakland 100 support committee is calling on all those in coalition
to end police violence to organize a screening of the documentary,
Hand Off Oakland Rebels! Whether it be screened for your household
and neighbors, your political or social organizations, in your
classroom, amongst your affinity groups, or within your larger
abolitionist networks, please help publicize this issue and garner
support for her case. Immediate needs include community support at the
courthouse, witnesses to come forward with media, and funds to cover
legal expenses.

Keep up the resistance, and don’t forget to pass the hat.

Trial Info:

Monday April 5, 2010 9am
Alameda Superior Court, Courtroom 9
1225 Fallon St Oakland

Hands Off Oakland Rebels! Documentary, 20 min.

In January 2009, communities all over Oakland stood up after the BART police murder of Oscar Grant III. What followed the murder and the subsequent cover-up by officials was a broad and emotional grassroots response to a larger problem of police brutality and state sponsored violence. This footage documents the community response to the brutal killing of Oscar Grant III, focusing primarily on mobilizations and direct actions on January 7th 2009. The film also highlights the response by the police, the mayor, and the District Attorney’s office. You will hear stories from three individuals who were targetted by the District Attorney’s office for participating in the mobilizations and were charged with felony counts. Over a year later, all three continue to fight for the DA to drop the charges as the community continues to fight for justice for Oscar Grant III.

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About Oakland 100 Support Committee

The Oakland 100 Support Committee (O100) came together after the rebellions in January 2009 against the police murder of Oscar Grant III. Since then we have worked along side arrestees to raise awareness about their cases. Through several successful benefits we raised over 4000 dollars for the 3 people that had felony cases. To this date none of them served any jail time. We produced a short documentary entitled “Hands Off Oakland Rebels” and participated in the “Drop the Charges” campaign. With the recent news of killer cop, Johannes Mesherle’s lenient sentence of involuntary manslaughter Oakland erupted again in rage. That night close to 100 protesters were arrested and 12 people are still being held in jail and facing trumped up felony charges. We are interested in working with arrestees, their friends, and families to craft what support means to them. For Information on how to befriend us in the struggle, or to send donations to arrestees write us a note at: oakland100 [at] gmail.com Oakland 100 Support Committee PO Box 22449 Oakland, CA 94609 View all posts by Oakland 100 Support Committee

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