PLEASE JOIN ILWU LOCAL 10 IN HONORING HOWARD KEYLOR, LONGTIME FIGHTER FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, ON HIS 93RD BIRTHDAY:
Sunday, December 9th 2018, 2 – 4pm
ILWU Local 10, Henry Schmidt Room
400 North Point St, San Francisco (near Fisherman’s Wharf)
Click here for a PDF Announcement (Shortened Biography)
Letter from the MUA (Maritime Union of Australia)
Letter from the IDC (International Dockworkers Council)
ILWU Local 10 Pays Tribute to Howard Keylor
Longshore Veteran of Bay Area Labor Struggles
Local 10 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in San Francisco is holding a public event to honor Howard Keylor. A veteran of the Battle of Okinawa, Howard opposed the atomic bombing of Japan, an experience that led him to become anti-militarist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist. He quit college to support Filipino farm workers in the 1948 asparagus strike and became a labor activist during the McCarthy period, joining the longshore union in Stockton in 1953.
The Free Mumia Coalition held a forum on “Government Repression, the National Prisoners Strike, and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal” on the 25th of October 2018, just days prior to the latest court hearing in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
At this up-coming court hearing, the question of throwing out all the tainted appeals rulings against Mumia in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was to be posed. These appeals rulings were tainted by the participation of Ronald Castille.
As a prosecutor, Castille aggressively fought (and prevailed) in getting the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold Mumia’s conviction and death sentence in 1989. Then, as a Justice on the Pennsylvania (PA) Supreme Court, Castille participated in the PA Supreme Court’s deliberations, agreed with the arguments he had previously made as Philadelphia District Attorney, and denied the legal challenges raised in Mumia’s appeals from 1998-2012.
• 7 pm, Thursday, October 25th 2018 •
ANSWER Coalition Meeting Room
2969 Mission St. San Francisco
near 26th St., 2 blocks from 24th St. BART.
Tune In To Hard Knock Radio, KPFA, 94.1 FM
4 – 5 PM Wednesday 24th October!
Hear Jack Heyman and Clarence Thomas, both ILWU Activists (Retired)
Gloria La Riva, ANSWER Coalition
Yvette Felarca, BAMN
Gerald Smith, Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, former Black Panther
Clarence Thomas, former Black Panther, ILWU Local 10 Sec.-Treas. retired
Bilal Mafundi Ali, Leader of Bay Area National Prison Strike Solidarity Committee; Poor Magazine.
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Rachel Wolkenstein, lawyer for Mumia, reports on the August 30th hearing, 2018
District Attorney Larry Krasner Opposes Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Petition for New Rights of Appeal – Despite Clear Evidence of Ronald Castille’s Bias and Conflict of Interest When He Participated As a PA Supreme Court Justice Denying Abu-Jamal’s Post-Conviction Appeals from 1998-2012
Next Court Date: October 29, 2018
September 1—Additional demands for discovery made by Mumia’s lawyers at the August 30 court proceeding led to Judge Tucker granting a 60-day continuance. The new date for oral argument that Mumia’s appeal denial should be vacated and new appeal rights granted is now scheduled for October 29, 2018.
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Mumia’s freedom is at stake in a court hearing on August 30th. With your help, we just might free him!
Rally To Free Mumia
Tuesday August 28th 4 pm
at 14th & Broadway, Oakland CA
A Philadelphia court now has before it the evidence which could lead to Mumia’s freedom.
The evidence shows that Ronald Castille, of the District Attorney’s office in 1982, intervened in the prosecution of Mumia for a crime he did not commit. Years later, Castille was a judge on the PA Supreme Court, where he sat in judgement over Mumia’s case, and ruled against Mumia in every appeal!