Sunday, November 20, 2011

March and Speakout January 1st in Memory of Oscar Grant & all victims of police violence

2011-11-20 message from "Oscar Grant Committee"
The Oscar Grant Committee Steering Committee has written a joint proposal with the Raider Nation Collective and Bring the Ruckus to have a march and speakout on Sunday, January 1st 2012 from the Oscar Grant Plaza (14th & Broadway) to the Fruitvale BART station in memory of Oscar Grant and all victims of police violence and state terror.
In light of the fact that our next general meeting of the OGC is December 6, 3 days after our December 3 forum and the steering committee wants to be able to have flyers and information available at that venue, we suggest moving forward with the organizing efforts of this action prior to the December 6 meeting of the OGC.
This proposal is also going to be presented to the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland as soon as it can be put on the agenda of the General Assembly, which we are anticipating will be within the next few days.

The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality and State Repression, Bring the Ruckus, and the Raider Nation Collective propose that the Occupy Oakland General Assembly support, participate in, and help to organize a march and Speak Out on January 1, 2012 from Oscar Grant Plaza to the Fruitvale BART station to memorialize and protest the BART Police murder of fellow worker Oscar Grant and all victims of police violence and state terrorism.
By approving this proposal, the assembly will be mandated to form a working group set with the task of mobilizing a broad section of working class people from East, West, and North Oakland by the way of hand-to-hand flyering, canvassing neighborhoods, and having conversations that prioritize the struggles against police brutality, police profiling, and imprisonment.
We are also asking this Assembly to stand up, through this proposed Speak Out, against the Oakland Police Department's daily violent, repression of working class, low-income of communities of color through curfews, gang injunctions and loitering laws, in addition to outright murder by police.

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