Hands Off the School Bus Union 5! An Injury To One Is An Injury To All!
National Day of Solidarity on Saturday, Nov. 9th
The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal urges you to come out to defend union school bus drivers who were fired by a union-busting transnational corporation for legally protesting unfair labor practices in Boston.
These firings took place on the very day (November 1st) of a scheduled showing of the documentary, “Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary,” which the school bus drivers’ union had helped to organize and promote!
A National Day of Solidarity with the five fired (one suspended) drivers, and with all Boston school bus drivers, has been organized for this Saturday, the 9th of November 2013. Protests are being held at offices of Veolia, the corporation responsible for these union-busting attacks.
How Philadelphia's Police and DA actively manufactured Mumia's guilt, and suppressed his innocence
The Labor Action Committee is proud to present a short film by Stephen Vittoria, writer/director of “Mumia – Long Distance Revolutionary,” Keith Cook, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s older brother and Rachel Wolkenstein, lawyer for Mumia, and legal consultant on this film. Co-produced by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.
“Manufacturing Guilt” is a riveting narrative description, with graphics, of how Mumia was framed and sent to death row for a crime he didn’t commit.
“’Manufacturing Guilt’ highlights truth. Everybody who has a heart for justice, passion for truth, and concern for the innocent should see this film.” – Keith Cook (Mumia’s eldest brother)
“’Manufacturing Guilt’ is a chilling and vital inside view of what happened to my beloved father Mumia Abu-Jamal on that forsaken night that forever changed his life—and ours.” – Jamal Hart (Mumia’s oldest son)
Labor Action Committee Protests Shaq's Censorship of "Long Distance Revolutionary" at Oakland Coliseum
May 12, 2013
A documentary movie about Mumia Abu-Jamal (Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary) had been scheduled to open at the Cineplex-12 Theater in Newark, N.J., this spring. The documentary has been playing to full houses on extended runs in more than 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Oakland, New York, Philly, New Orleans, Seattle, D.C, and Calgary, and the Newark theater had planned a gala opening–until Shaquille O’Neal, co-owner of the theater, stepped in and cancelled it at the last minute.
Shaquille O’Neal has long been a wannabe cop. He says he was “raised” by the Newark Police; he’s a big supporter of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and a “reserve police officer” in a number of cities; on a “ride along” in Baton Rouge police internal affairs accused him (then cleared him) of flushing a suspect’s head in a toilet. His canceling of the movie furthers a 30-year campaign by the FOP to see that Mumia dies in prison.
Please sign our solidarity statement for Mumia using the form at the bottom of the page.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an innocent man. For almost three decades he was held in solitary confinement under the threat of execution, until the courts finally ruled his death sentence was illegal. In December 2011, the Philadelphia DA Seth Williams, backed by the Fraternal Order of Police, and Edward Rendell, former Pennsylvania Governor, Philadelphia Mayor and the DA who prosecuted Mumia, conceded defeat in trying to legally lynch him for the shooting death of police officer Daniel Faulkner. Now, after a secret proceeding with no notice to Mumia, Mumia is sentenced to “slow death row,” life imprisonment without parole.