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New Legal Action is a Path to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Freedom, But a Re-ignited International Mobilization is Critical for Victory

 

For over three decades thousands of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe have mobilized to save Mumia Abu-Jamal from execution, to overturn his conviction, to demand his freedom. Without these international mobilizations, crucially including the organized labor movement, we would not have saved Mumia from two warrants of execution and compelled the state to concede defeat in trying to execute him. Mumia is now off death row and out of solitary confinement in prison general population.

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Planning Meeting for March 24-25 Days of Offensive to Free Mumia!

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Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Join us for a
planning meeting
to decide on
Action(s) for March 24-25
Days of Offensive to Free Mumia!

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The Planning Meeting for March actions in Oakland Is:
Monday, 26 February 2018 at 4 PM
At the Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave. Oakland.
We hope to see you there!

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Black Panther Film Fuels Calls for Release of Jailed Political Activists

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/feb/16/black-panther-party-marvel-film-jail

Sam Levin February 16, 2018 The Guardian

Film serves as ‘opportunity to remind people of the real
heroes of the Black Panthers’, says former party leader

When he was released from prison in 2014, Sekou Odinga felt like he was
falling from the sky into a foreign land. After 33 years behind bars, the
former Black Panther party leader was released into a United States he didn’t
recognize – with strange technology and grandchildren he had never hugged.

Though he celebrated with family and supporters, Odinga, 73, also remained
mindful of the many other civil rights activists who weren’t so lucky: “You
always feel like you don’t want to leave nobody behind.”

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San Francisco Labor Council Passes Resolution Supporting Mumia Abu-Jamal

The San Francisco Labor Council has passed a resolution calling for disclosure of the DA’s files in Mumia’s case and for Mumia’s release. The resolution is posted below.

SF Labor Council Resolution for Mumia

RESOLUTION TO FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

Whereas, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the most prominent political prisoner in the U.S., has been defended by trade unions internationally, the European Parliament, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and

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