Second Annual March to Reclaim King's Radical Legacy / Culmination of #96Hours of Direct Action Weekend

Monday  18 January  2016  11:00 AM
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This invitation is for the March on Monday,the culmination of the #96Hours of direct actions over the MLK Day weekend. We are marching from Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th & Broadway, to the Bay St Mall in Emeryville.

Over the last year, in the Bay Area alone, there have been dozens of police murders. In San Francisco, we have most recently seen the brutal execution of Mario Woods, in addition to police beating a disabled man in front of the Twitter building and racist text messages exchanged between SFPD on-duty officers.
In Oakland, we have seen 8 Black men murdered by police since only June of 2015. In fact, a recent graphic by Mapping Police Violence shows that in 2015, Oakland ranks third in police killings per million people in 60 of America's largest cities.
(https://www.facebook.com/photo.phpfbid=10206329825138680&set=a.1214863845917.33741.1058446890&type=3&theater)
Police are the shock troops of gentrification. Mayors give them a mandate: make this city appealing to developers by any means necessary. City Councils fund police and constantly seek to expand their numbers and their powers. As a result, people of color are being pushed out of cities at unprecedented rates, by an out of control rental market, increased police occupation and terrorism against communities of color, as well as crackdowns on those who dare protest these unjust policies.
A year ago, people across the country began taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers; storming shopping centers, blocking streets and highways, interrupting cultural events and public transit. And the people SHUT IT DOWN. We SHUT IT DOWN because there is a state-sponsored war on Black, Brown, and other marginalized peoples in the United States. WE SHUT DOWN BUSINESS-AS-USUAL because business-as-usual is an out-of-control epidemic of police terror.
Last year, in partnership with comrades and allies, APTP launched 96 Hours of Direct Action in the Bay Area, and answered a national call to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy which we did through a march that brought over 7,000 people into the streets of Oakland. We believe it is important for our movement to draw on King’s legacy to ground ourselves, to reinforce our conviction and confidence in the tactics and strategy of disruptive direct action.
A year later, while we are starting to have an impact, we also see that we have a long long way to go. So this Martin Luther King Day weekend, Oakland’s Anti Police-Terror Project* is calling on you to help us SHUT IT DOWN - again. Together, we will unleash the vast creativity and organizing capacity of our communities to produce a spectrum of disruptive and creative activity. In the spirit of MLK, we want these to actions to meaningfully interrupt business as usual whether that be with direct action, teach-ins, concerts or prayer vigils and to do so with action logic that links our resistance to fighting racism, economic injustice, and imperialism. We want you to plan these actions independently, but together we will coordinate collective support for these actions through a spokescouncil so that they have maximal support and impact.
Please visit the 96 Hours facebook event page: Updates, meeting agendas, calendar, and other info will be posted:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1637988586490486/
Invite your friends!
Check out the web site for more about APTP's vision: http://www.antipoliceterrorproject.org/new-events/
The weekend will once again culminate in a King Day march that embodies the true spirit of King's resistance to capitalism, imperialism and racism.
WE DEMAND:
The resignation of Mayor Libby Schaaf
The immediate termination of Chief Sean Whent
The immediate termination of Chief Greg Suhr
The immediate termination of the officers involved in the murders of Richard Perkins, Mario Woods, Yuvette Henderson, Amilcar Lopez, Alex Nieto, Demoriah Hogg and Richard Linyard
The immediate reallocation of city budgets: reduce police budgets and reallocate those funds to provide for affordable housing that allows Black, Brown and other people of color to remain in San Francisco and Oakland.
Spokescouncil Meetings are scheduled to take place:
January 14th @ 7pm at the OMNI
Reminder this is a call out for affinity groups to organize autonomous solidarity actions in line with APTP's Principles.
This year, we shut it down in the names of:
Yuvette Henderson
Nate Wilks
Richard Perkins
Richard Linyard
Demoriah Hogg
Yonas Alehegne
Amilcar Lopez
Mario Woods
Alex Nieto
#mlkshutitdown
#96hours
#reclaimMLK
“This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism” -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Questions, ideas, comments, or to get involved…
Email aptpspokescouncil@gmail.com

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Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street and Broadway, Oakland, CA, United States

Thorn Coyle Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/01/2016 18:38
It was a great day. Thank you.

Nicole Deane Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/01/2016 18:24
https://www.facebook.com/plantingjustice/videos/10154459955108776/ Thank you to Anti Police-Terror Project & Community READY Corps for organizing the amazing march on Monday. My friend Bilal Coleman came, it was his first March just 62 days after completing a 20 year prison sentence. Thank you all for creating a space to build freedom!

Rhonesha Shawnté Victor Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/01/2016 08:14
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1085104988189654.1073741871.415788988454594&type=3
Kevin Tillman
-- 20/01/2016 08:14
dope! thanks for these!!

Eimeon Hakim Serfaty Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/01/2016 08:38
Photos from the #ReclaimMLK March

Peg Hunter Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/01/2016 01:14
MLK Day - Photos from Oakland rally and march to Emeryville:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43005015@N06/albums/72157663561915082

Kazu Haga Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/01/2016 01:04
For folks who were on the Bay Bridge - I just got back from the first day of our workshop inside Soledad prison. When I got inside, one of the men who I've known for a while approached me with a big smile and his first question was, "So what's going on with the Bay Bridge thing?" Working inside is very different than organizing outside, and we're not able to talk overtly about our role in actions like this, but it kept coming up during the workshop. I smiled inside every time it was brought up. Please know that APTP's leadership and the courage of all of you all are inspiring men on the inside as well.

Bob Follett Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/01/2016 00:42
#96Hours Reclaim MLK March and Rally.

Paradise Freejahlove Supreme Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 20/01/2016 00:03
THE WORLD IS COMING TO THE GREATER OAKLAND/SF BAY AREA THIS YEAR, THE WORLD IS HERE! POST YOUR EVENTS IN THIS CALENDER!
http://www.2016worldsfair.wordpress.com/

Pax Ahimsa Gethen aka funcrunch Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 22:50
Glad to have taken part in this event. Photos and write-up: http://funcrunch.org/blog/2016/01/19/marching-in-oakland-to-reclaimmlk/
http://funcrunch.org/blog/2016/01/19/marching-in-oakland-to-reclaimmlk/

Rab'ia Keeble Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 21:57
Big thanks to all the medics. We partied into the evening! Thanks Lyft and thanks Mr. Jeremiah Tittle for getting us all home safe

Joe Filoso Huitzilopochtli Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 21:56
*** Action Oriented *** "WE DEMAND- The immediate termination of Chief Greg Suhr The immediate termination of the officers involved in the murders of Richard Perkins, Mario Woods, Yuvette Henderson, Amilcar Lopez, Alex Nieto, Demoriah Hogg and Richard Linyard The immediate reallocation of city budgets: reduce police budgets and reallocate those funds to provide for affordable housing that allows Black, Brown and other people of color to remain in San Francisco and Oakland. Spokescouncil Meetings are scheduled to take place: January 14th @ 7pm at the OMNI Reminder this is a call out for affinity groups to organize autonomous solidarity actions in line with APTP's Principles. This year, we shut it down in the names of: Yuvette Henderson Nate Wilks Richard Perkins Richard Linyard Demoriah Hogg Yonas Alehegne Amilcar Lopez Mario Woods Alex Nieto #mlkshutitdown #96hours #reclaimMLK “This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Questions, ideas, comments, or to get involved… "

Bay Peace Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 16:25
The march yesterday was amazing! Thanks to all the organizers of so many actions. Perfect way to honor MLK this weekend!

Josh Warren-White Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/01/2016 23:16
Teresa Bryant
-- 18/01/2016 23:16
So true.

Kelly Johnson Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 04:24
MLK March

Annette Bernhardt Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 03:39
#ReclaimMLK

Cherri Murphy Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 02:43
RECLAIMING KING'S RADICAL LEGACY

Kelly Johnson Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 02:35
#ShutItDownBay Bridge

Clark Sullivan Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 02:14
Great job by all participating activists to show why Oakland is the most radical city in the United States! http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hundreds-join-MLK-demonstration-march-in-Oakland-6767354.php

Clark Sullivan Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/01/2016 22:37
Archived live stream of the rally before the march: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ1X1BC8iMo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1siXDSgn_w (bad link) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYX5alNwbTs
Kat Gouveia
-- 18/01/2016 22:37
I havn't been online much today. I missed the Bay Bridge protest. It was insane.
Clark Sullivan
-- 18/01/2016 22:37
#2 wouldn't properly encode, so here's a replacement: https://youtu.be/TV9riUBqC5I

Eimeon Hakim Serfaty Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 01:34
Post#ReclaimMLK march

Terri Kay Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 19/01/2016 01:17
Urgent. One of the shuttle drivers has some sound equipment which was left in their car. If you have it, or know the person who does, please direct message Forrest Schmidt Thanks!

Juanita Carroll Young Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/01/2016 23:39
Welcome to Emeryville, home of the nation's HIGHEST minimum wage. Glad y'all made it here on your march. Come back any time!!!

Nanci Armstrong-Temple Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/01/2016 23:24
Beautiful March!

Cherri Murphy Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 18/01/2016 22:54
can someone tell me your location?
Diana M. Gomez
-- 18/01/2016 22:54
Hi, If you are not marching, you should join us at Shellmound. Follow the helicopter....
Cherri Murphy
-- 18/01/2016 22:54
I'm at Bay Street.
Cherri Murphy
-- 18/01/2016 22:54
Thanks Diana.
Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street and Broadway, Oakland, CA, United States
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