Meet: 6 pm Wed., Nov 16th at The Omni
4799 Shattuck, between 47th & 48th, Oakland
On December 9, 2016 it will be 35 years since the police tried to execute Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther and revolutionary journalist, the “voice of the voiceless.” Unable to kill him, the cops, courts and politicians conspired to frame him and sentence him to death for a crime he didn’t commit. Actions on this date will happen worldwide, and Oakland must be part of these protests!
It took an international mass mobilization to prevent his execution. Now, it is taking protest and publicity to keep him alive in prison and to get him effective treatment for his Hepatitis C, which he is still being denied by the Pennsylvania prison system. We need to act!
We need a renewed fight for freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Join us on the 16th of November!
Meet: 6 pm Wed. Nov.16th at The Omni
4799 Shattuck, between 47th & 48th, Oakland
From MacArthur BART, head East on 40th,
then left on Telegraph for 5 blocks, and
left onto Shattuck for two more, Omni is on your left.
Mumia is Innocent and Framed! Free Mumia, Now!
Abolish the Racist Death Penalty! End Solitary Confinement!
End Life Imprisonment without Parole!
Quality Health Care for all Prisoners! Hep C Meds for All!
End Mass Incarceration! Black Lives Matter! No Stop and Frisk!
In solidarity, Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
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We are in the midst of on-going struggles which unite us all: opposition to rampant police killings of Black people; freedom for political prisoners including former Black Panthers, PuertoRican independence leader Oscar Lopez Rivera and Native American activist Leonard Peltier; opposition to the death penalty, life without parole, solitary confinement; big pharma price-gouging; immigrant deportations; the Standing Rock resistance to the destruction of both native lands and the environment; the Puerto Rican struggle against imperialist oppression; and defense of Palestinians from Zionist terror.
Join us in an effort to reignite the struggle to free Mumia, which unites all these struggles. Mumia Abu-Jamal is the “voice of the voiceless.” He speaks for all the exploited and oppressed. The next organizing meeting is at the Omni House, 4799 Shattuck Ave, between 47th & 48th, Oakland, 6 pm Wed., November 16th, 2016 to plan action here in the Bay Area for Dec. 9th.
Mumia’s Struggle for Freedom
We advocate joining together now in a renewed fight for freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal. December 9, 2016 will be 35 years since the police tried to execute Mumia on the streets of Philadelphia and then framed him, with the complicity of the prosecution and the court, and sentenced him to death. It took international mass mobilization to prevent his execution. It is taking protest and publicity to keep him alive in prison and to get him treatment for his Hepatitis C.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision (Williams v. Pennsylvania) ruled that a prosecutor cannot later sit as judge over the same defendant. This is precedent setting for Mumia who has filed a new legal action based on the fact that Mumia’s appeals of his conviction from 1998 on were denied by Justice Ronald Castille who was the Philadelphia District Attorney,—his prosecutor—during his first appeal. If successful, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rulings that upheld his conviction would be overturned. Mumia would be able to re-appeal the issues of his innocence, jury bias, falsified evidence to obtain a new trial, if not outright dismissal of charges.
It is unlikely that this new legal opportunity to win a court battle for Mumia’s freedom will be repeated. We began the struggle for Mumia’s freedom with the understanding that the fight for Mumia is one that encompasses the fight against capitalist, racist injustice from police street execution to the legal lynching of the death penalty, to frame-up convictions, mass incarceration, and all the horrors of the U.S. prison system. The fight for Mumia is a defense of those who stand in opposition to the policies of U.S. imperialism; it is a case of Black Lives Matter.
Mumia Won’t Be Silenced
Mumia has never succumbed to the state’s attempt to silence him. He is a beacon of light and hope for other prisoners across the US, as well as for all victims of imperialist war, racism and the “incarceration nation.”
We support all legal actions in Mumia’s defense but recognize that there is no justice in the capitalist courts. The Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (LAC) focuses on mass and labor actions to free Mumia. Without such action, the new case for Mumia’s freedom will—as similar attempts have before—be consigned to the “Mumia exception” judicial waste-bucket. We continue to work to get international labor support for Mumia’s freedom and for Hep C treatment. Mumia’s struggles, if supported by a mass movement can not only free him, but also help unite struggles of prisoners and other victims of the racist-imperialist-capitalist system throughout the world.
We support a renewed campaign to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. An event is planned for Philadelphia for December 9, 2016 initiated by the Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the New York Campaign to Bring Mumia Home and a call is in the works.
Initial endorsers – Dec 9th action in Philadelphia:
International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Wadiya Jamal; Angela Davis; International Action Center; Nation Time Judicial Research; Avenging The Ancestors Coalition (ATAC); Million Woman March; Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement; Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA); Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition NYC; New York State Prisoner Justice Network; Black and Brown Workers Collective; Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice; Campaign to Free Russell “Maroon” Shoatz; NYC Friends of MOVE; Campaign to Bring Mumia Home; Educators for Mumia; Peoples Organization for Progress; the MOVE Organization; Phillly Coalition for REAL Justice; Susan E. Davis, National Writers Union, UAW 1981*; Action Against Black Genocide; WESPAC; Mundo Obrero/Workers World Party; Millions for Mumia; Philadelphia Foods Not Bombs Affinity; Community and Labor United For Postal Jobs & Services ( CLUPJS); Prison Radio; Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement; Minnie Bruce Pratt, UAW Local 1981/ National Writers Union *; Zimbabwe Communist League; Royce Adams, International Longshoremen ‘s Association Local 1291 -AFL-CIO*; Robin Laverne Wilson, US Senate Candidate (NY – Green); Martha Grevatt, Trustee, UAW Local 869*; Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition; Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly; Rev CD Witherspoon Baltimore SCLC President*; Students for Justice in Palestine- Temple; SJP ON THE MOVE; May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights; Labor Against Racist Terror; Estela Vazquez, Executive Vice President, Local 1199 SEIU* *For Identification Only
We ask you to join us in an effort to reignite the struggle to free Mumia, on all fronts. We will look forward to seeing you for an organizing meeting at the Omni, 6 pm November 16th, 2016 to plan action here in the Bay Area.
See you on the 16th of November at the Omni!
This message is from: Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal