One of our comrades, Truth, was arrested the evening of the General Strike. He now is still in custody due to a probation violation. The Anti-Repression Support Committee would like to encourage everyone involved in the Occupy movement to stand in solidarity with him through this rough time. Truth is (as he put it) “an occupier for life!” and was with us from day one of the occupation of Oscar Grant Plaza until his arrest. We just received a letter from him and he has expressed that he wants to hear from and see fellow occupiers and was overjoyed to know we hadn’t forgotten him.
Here’s a few suggestions on how to get Truth’s back:
1. Go to his courtdates, give him a wink and the evil eye to the judge and DA (who’s trying to give him a year! F-that.)
NEXT COURTDATE: January 31st at 2pm at Rene Davidson courthouse (note this is a different courthouse than the arraignments!) on 12th and Oak street. Department 11.
2. Write him letters!
HIS ADDRESS: Eric Benard #AWK373
550 6th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
3. Visit him. He’s at North County Jail (aka Glenn Dyer Jail) which is on 7th Street and Clay.Visiting hours for Truth are Fridays 12:00 3:00 – you must sign up for this visit between 9:30am and 2:00pm, and Sunday 8:00am – 11:00am – sign up times are from 7:15- 10:00am. Each visit is 30 minutes and Truth is allowed 2 visits per designated day. When you sign up to visit you must present a valid form of identification and his PRN number #AWK373
4. Truth’s NLG attorney is looking for witnesses to his arrest. Did you witness his arrest? Please get in touch with the National Lawyers Guild if you think you did, or if you have video or pictures of his arrest. If you’re not sure do not hesitate to check with the NLG. Call the hotline: 415 285 1011
To get in touch with the Anti-Repression Support Committee email us at firstname.lastname@example.org