OBS & Allies Rally At the IACP in Orlando


Youth of Color, Racial Justice Groups March on Annual Conference of Police Chiefs to Demand Fair Policing Practices Calls on International Association Chiefs of Police and its members to End Police Violence and Mass Criminalization in Communities of Color Orlando – Several organizations on the frontlines of Read more

Don't forget Mumia!


New Efforts to Bring Mumia Home Our goal is to bring Mumia home as we work to end mass and political imprisonment in the United States. Because Mumia is known the world-over for his radical commentaries and writings on inequality and because he has spent Read more

Join ColorofChange.org & OBS' Call for A Special Prosecutor


Click here to sign the following letter to Governor Nixon urging him to appoint a special prosecutor. Dear Governor Nixon, We urge you to intervene immediately in the case against officer Darren Wilson, who killed unarmed Black teenager, Mike Brown. County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch has Read more

From Gaza to Ferguson-Two Events


OBS has endorsed both of these happenings.  Join the contingent as part of the Ferguson October national mobilization. We'll see you on October 16 at the Palestine-Israel program sponsored the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Understand the real connections between Ferguson Read more

A National Call to Action: Weekend of Resistance


Sign up to volunteer! We are in a movement moment. What began as a local call for Justice for Mike Brown has grown into a nationwide shout for justice. Mike Brown falls in a long line of others killed as a result of systemic racial Read more

OBS & Allies Rally At the IACP in Orlando

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OBS @ IACP 2014

Youth of Color, Racial Justice Groups March on Annual Conference of Police Chiefs to Demand Fair Policing Practices

Calls on International Association Chiefs of Police and its members to End Police Violence and Mass Criminalization in Communities of Color

Orlando – Several organizations on the frontlines of the racial justice movement gathered at the 121st Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to demand accountability and a fundamental shift in the way police relate to communities of color.

In a year punctuated with enraging acts of young Black and Brown lives devalued and destroyed – including the fatal police shootings of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and 22-year-old John Crawford in Dayton, Ohio, and the killing of Eric Garner in New York, the group urged the IACP to utilize its influential role in impacting local, state, and national policing policy to end criminalization and excessive use of force against people of color.  The group also urged members of IACP, constituting over 20,000 police executives, to take immediate steps to do the same in their departments. Read more

Don’t forget Mumia!

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New Efforts to Bring Mumia Home

mumia_recentOur goal is to bring Mumia home as we work to end mass and political imprisonment in the United States. Because Mumia is known the world-over for his radical commentaries and writings on inequality and because he has spent so much of his time in prison offering a radical critique and analysis of the crisis of mass incarceration, a victory in Mumia’s case would open up a much larger conversation in the mainstream about the crisis of mass incarceration and political imprisonment in the U.S.

Our strategic plan is focused on changing the perception of Mumia in Philadelphia,establishing the facts of Mumia’s innocence, and raising his profile in key cities like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and especially Washington DC. We are also committed to raising Mumia’s profile among a new generation of young people as an important prerequisite to the civil disobedience actions that will be necessary to bring Mumia home.

For more information and to sign the petition, click here.

St. Louis Police Killing of Vonderrit Myers

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Dont Shoot Coalition

Local groups condemn continued police violence, hit the streets to support “Ferguson October: A Weekend of Resistance,”

St. Louisians demand justice for Mike Brown and an end to police violence

 

St. Louis, MO (Oct. 9, 2014)— On the heels of yet another police shooting in St. Louis, members of the Don’t Shoot Coalition are raising a call to action to join thousands seeking justice and an end to police violence by taking to the streets this weekend in a series of protests, rallies and events for “Ferguson October: A Weekend of Resistance.”

The Don’t Shoot Coalition, a diverse local coalition of more than 50 local organizations working to address systemic problems of police practices in black and brown communities, has joined with hundreds of organizations in leading this effort. The Coalition, which convened in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, has called for an end to police violence in our community.

“As last night’s shooting, and too many others demonstrate, our streets still are not safe from police targeting for many members of our community,” said Jamala Rogers of St. Louis’ Organization for Black Struggle, a member of the Don’t Shoot Coalition. “We will take to the streets this weekend to say ‘no more.’ No more violence, no more shootings, no more profiling. This is about basic human dignity for the people of our community.” Read more

Join ColorofChange.org & OBS’ Call for A Special Prosecutor

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Color of Change

Click here to sign the following letter to Governor Nixon urging him to appoint a special prosecutor.

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From Gaza to Ferguson-Two Events

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OBS has endorsed both of these happenings.  Join the contingent as part of the Ferguson October national mobilization. We’ll see you on October 16 at the Palestine-Israel program sponsored the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Understand the real connections between Ferguson and Gaza!
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