Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FRIDAY JULY @: Screening of Operation Small Axe and Q&A with Brother JR

From Free Mumia Coalition NYC:

This film showing is a prelude to the Annual 4th of U-lie Protest for the continued denial of justice for Mumia, the threat of his execution, and the demand for a Civil Rights Investigation of his entire case. Remember, Mumia too was and continues to be a victim of police terrorism. That will be Sunday, July 4th, 10 AM – 2 PM between 5th and 6th Streets on Market Street. We will then join the Avenging of the Ancestors until 4:30 PM.  Call 212 330-8029 if you would like to travel to Philly with the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition.

Join us at the NYC Premiere of 

Operation Small Axe
followed by Q & A with Brother JR

Friday July 2 - 7:00 pm
at the Solidarity Center
55 West 17th Street, 5th Floor

Suggested donation: $10 (no one will be turned away)
Light refreshments will be available

"Operation Small Axe" is a documentary about police terrorism in Oakland California in 2009 and the people's resistance to it. The documentary concentrates on the internationally known case of Oscar Grant and Lovelle Mixon.

The film includes scenes from the Oakland rebellion and shows footage of the community shutting down Mayor Ron Dellums when he failed to take any action or even make a statement against the cold-blooded police murder of Oscar Grant. People voicing their opinion in the film include Cynthia McKinney, Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr., attorney John Burris, journalist Davey D, activist Angela Davis, and Willie Ratcliff, the publisher of the Bay View Newspaper plus more. The film is directed by Adimu Madyun.

JR Valrey, Minister of Information of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee, was charged with a felony as part of the varying charges brought against more than 100 of the protestors. The charges against him and the others were ultimately dropped because of the community's strong stand. The cop charged with brutally killing Oscar Grant is on trial in LA and a verdict is expected within two weeks.
There is much to learn from this intense struggle which took place in Oakland as we all face the constant threat of police terror.