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Unfinished Acts, "The Oakland Rebellions"

The Oakland Rebellions The Unfinished Acts Crew

After its debut at the San Francisco and New York City anarchist bookfairs, we're happy to offer up the final run, all cleaned up and freshly dropped on the internet.

Read it here: http://issuu.com/unfinishedacts/docs/unfinished_acts

Low res for slower connections here: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/06/15/18601725.php

Comment on the indybay site if you decide to print and distro it!

In conversation, unfinished acts crew

From the introduction:

Unfinished Acts was written collectively by a group of anarchists who were and still are actively present in the rebellion following Oscar Grant’s execution -- a collective recounting and analysis of events surrounding the shooting of an unarmed 22-year-old Black man in Oakland.

Oscar Grant III was executed by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officers during the first hours of 2009 on the platform of the Fruitvale station. The following pages include a few short histories of significant social movements to help contextualize the rebellions. This history acts as intermissions for a documentary dramatization (but factually correct!) of some of the events that unfolded in the streets during the first month of 2009.

We have reconstructed the narrative and dialogue from collective stories, personal experiences and videos of the rebellions posted online. We conclude with our own analysis and lessons.