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DA Krasner Withdraws Appeal of Order Allowing Mumia Abu-Jamal New Rights to Appeal His Conviction—Free Mumia, NOW!

Click here for a Word Doc version of this statement.

[The LAC is forwarding on this statement from Rachel Wolkenstein.]

April 17, 2019: This withdrawal of his appeal of Judge Tucker’s grant of new appeal rights to Mumia Abu-Jamal is DA Krasner’s concession to the international protest in support of Mumia’s freedom, including the condemnation of Krasner for continuing the cover-up of Mumia’s frame-up.

Krasner’s decision means that Mumia’s appeals of his conviction can proceed. We won’t be faced with years of legal challenges just to get to a new appeal of all the evidence of Mumia’s innocence, the frame-up and denial of virtually every due process right at trial.

This is an historic win for Mumia and all those held in the grip of this racist criminal injustice system facing biased judges, many in the pay of the police, and subjected to police, prosecutor’s and judicial misconduct.

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LAC Film Showing: From Death Row, Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal invites you to a film showing at the OMNI Commons this Friday evening, April 19th.

Film Showing:

From Death Row, Mumia Abu-Jamal
OMNI Commons,
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Oakland, California
7 p.m.

We will discuss the breaking news from Philadelphia with the DA’s announcement that they will not appeal Judge Tucker’s ruling, provide a legal update, and discuss next steps.

This ruling has the potential to lead to Mumia’s release. It is of critical importance that all of Mumia’s supporters keep their efforts up for a mass mobilization to Free Mumia!

BREAKING NEWS: Philadelphia DA Drops Appeal of Judge Tucker’s Ruling

[This announcement is posted for informational purposes only. The LAC has consistently maintained that Mumia is factually innocent, and does not agree with the Philadelphia DA’s characterization of the case.]

PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ben Waxman
Phone: 215–686–8711, benjamin.waxman@phila.gov

PHILADELPHIA (April 17th, 2019) — Today the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office withdrew its recent appeal of an opinion granting a re-hearing of some previously decided issues in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. We withdrew the appeal because the opinion we appealed has been modified consistent with our primary concern — -that ruling’s effect on many other cases.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal: An Evening for Justice and Freedom

The Labor Action Committee invites you to this upcoming event on behalf of Mumia.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal
Angela Davis
Pam Africa
Judith Ritter
Jeff Mackler
Alice Walker    

Special Greetings: 

Ula Taylor, Chair, African-American Studies Dep’t, UC Berkeley

Stephen Bingham, Former President, National Lawyers Guild    

7 PM, Saturday, April 6th 2019
St. John’s Presbyterian Church
2727 College Ave, (at Garber St.)

(free parking at Garber St. under chruch)

Donation requested: $20 – $10, sliding scale
No one turned away for lack of funds

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Cops and Fascists: KKKolleagues?

This following article by Mumia was originally published at:
https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/03/13/cops-and-fascists-kkkolleagues/

Cops survey a scene of conflict in California’s capital, a struggle between fascists and antifascists. Blood is on the ground, and webcam recordings show images of members of the Ku Klux Klan and related groups, not only armed with knives but actually showing some men stabbing downward at writhing bodies beneath. One side has knives. One side has signs. Guess which side received charges of violating the law? Guess which side had been surveilled by state and federal agents long before the events of the day? I’ll give you a hint: it wasn’t the Ku Klux Klan. According to published reports in The Guardian (London), police accounts concentrated on two major groups: Antifascists and members of Black Lives Matter.

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