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