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Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Posted on July 01, 2010 by Flashpoints

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Supporters of Oscar Grant outside the LA courthouse

Please note: Upcoming town hall meeting for Oscar Grant. It is this Saturday at Olivet Institutional Missionary Baptist Church, 807 27th st, Oakland. Click HERE for more info.

We’ll get an update on the BP volcano and what’s going on in Mississippi at the Gulf: we’ll speak to the state director of the Sierra Club for Mississippi and the director of First Responders there; also, we’ll have an in-depth look at the Oscar Grant-Johannes Mehserle trial, as both the defense and the prosecution conclude their closing arguments; we’ll also take a look at what could come of the community reaction to the verdict; finally we’ll hear from a Pakistani human rights campaigner who works with domestic workers in Lahore.

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Guests:

Louis Miller, State Director of the Sierra Club in Mississippi

Linda St. Martin, Director of First Responders in Mississippi

Thandisizwe Chimurenga, LA-based independent journalist

Aige Patterson, activist with the LA Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant

Bushra Khalik, Pakistani women’s rights activist, speaking tonight at the Socialism Conference in Oakland

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Palestinian community activist

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Richard Becker

Labor community committee, in solidarity with the Palestinian people

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