22 year old Black Father Murdered by BART Cops, Communities Respond in Outrage

Oscar Grant, a 22 year old father, was murdered by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale stop early in the morning of January 1st while being held face-down, unarmed, and showing no resistance.  
Outraged communities demonstrated on January seventh, following a memorial for Oscar and shortly after Johannes Mehserle resigned from the BART police force so he would not have to testify. 

CR10 Reportback: Where is CR10 Taking Us?

To follow up from CR10 we want to map out how CR10 is moving our work, what we took away from the conference and where we are going. If you have a reportback, email it to us at cr10news@criticalresistance.org

From Carlos Perez de Alejo of Austin, TX

*Member of the Student/Farmworker Alliance 

*Volunteer organizer for the Workers Defense Project/*Proyecto Defensa Laboral

"The energy and focus of CR10 was refreshing.  The conference structure itself was an inspiring microcosm of an alternative way of living: gender-neutral bathrooms, free medical and childcare, affordable and healthy food, quality entertainment, and collective education on pressing social problems.  Also, the explicit emphasis on building power within communities most intimately affected by the PIC--whether through centering the voices and leadership of former prisoners, or establishing community-based collectives--is a strategy that more organizations across the country should be adopting right now if we genuinely want to uproot the deep structural problems afflicting the US, and the planet.  I look forward to seeing CR grow in the coming years and would like to thank all the organizers in Oakland and elsewhere for a great conference."


CR10 Art Exhibit

Check out the CR10 Art Exhibit at the Lighthouse Community Charter School, 345 12th Street, at Webster in Oakland, just a few short blocks from Laney College. Take the CR10 shuttle over and see the paintings, drawings, video installations and more.

The Power of Prayer
Daniel Gwynn, SCI Greene, PA

CR10 Party Tonight!! Free 'em ALL!

Jury of Peers? (Mumia's message to CR10)

Check out Mumia's new radio-essay on the issue of the fair jury, including this special message to the CR10 conference:


And read Journalists for Mumia's interview with CR10's Rose Braz:

For more information on Mumia's case:

International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
P.O. Box 19709
Philadelphia, PA 19143

And write to Mumia:

Mumia Abu-Jamal
AM 8335
175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370

Are you blogging from CR10? Let us know

We'll be getting some photos up from yesterdays sessions and events soon. In the meantime, check out the CR10 site for schedule information and updates.

And if you're blogging from CR10 (and we know some of you are), let us know so we can link up. So far, we've seen mentions from feministing, lambs knitting sweaters, enough enough.org/,
a book without a cover, o-scene, tomatoes from the vine.

Kenyon, you here? Bloggers from the south? Chicago?? And where's New York?

Let us hear from you!