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The Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

A Fight Against Racist U.S. Capitalism

Mumia Abu-Jamal, former Black Panther, MOVE supporter and journalist known as the “voice of the voiceless,” is an innocent and framed political prisoner.

A new legal action against judicial bias in his appeals opens the door to Mumia’s freedom. The judge ordered the DA to release evidence from its files, but the prosecution continues its cover-up.

For 35 years, Mumia has challenged his racially biased and politically motivated conviction. Winning Mumia’s freedom would be a victory not only for him, but an inspiration and support to all those battling the injustices of U.S. imperialism. This struggle requires a mass movement with international labor support.

Join Us! Free Mumia!

The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Invites you to attend:

Public Forums

Rachel Wolkenstein

Lawyer for Mumia from the beginning of his case. 

ALSO: Other speakers, and a special segment: solidarity with anti-fascist fighters.

San Francisco: 6:30 PM, 27th October 2017

Hastings Law School, 198 McAllister St, Room A

Co-sponsors for the SF forum: San Francisco Law School Chapter,

and UC Hastings Chapter, National Lawyers Guild

Oakland:  7 PM, 28th October 2017

Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave.

ENDORSERS:

Workers World Party, Justice for Palestinians, Leonard Peltier Support Group, Donna Wallach, Transport Workers Solidarity Committee, Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party, Taking Aim, Socialist Viewpoint, Bay Area National Lawyers Guild, Mobilization To Free Mumia, Kiilu Nyasha, Freedom Socialist Party, International Bolshevik Tendency, Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality, Revolutionary Workers Group/Speak Out Now, Critical Resistance Oakland, Haiti Action.

To contact, or endorse: Gerald at 510 417-1252 

Keith Cook, Mumia’s Brother, Addresses

10 January 2015 — The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Prison Radio, and Oakland Teachers for Mumia held a public meeting on December 5th of last year titled “Cops vs Free Speech,” to discuss and protest violations of free speech, which were initiated by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). The meeting focussed on Pennsylvania’s new “gag” law, which criminalized Mumia, other convicts, and anyone who disseminates the speech or writings of convicts; and the suppression of the Urban Dreams web site by the Oakland School Board, an act which also targeted Mumia. (While the Oakland School Board has now restored the Urban Dreams site, the struggle against the “gag” law in PA continues.)

Speakers included Cephus Johnson, Oscar Grant’s “Uncle Bobby”; Eliot Grossman, former lawyer for Mumia; and Keith Cook, brother of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Funds were raised to support the struggle against the Pennsylvania “gag” law. Continue reading

LAC Successful Meeting vs Gag Law, and

In a meeting held at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley on Friday the 5th, the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, together with Oakland Teachers for Mumia and Prison Radio, held a successful public event which netted $611 to fight the Pennsylvania “gag” law, which targets Mumia and the free speech rights of all convicts.

Thanks to everyone who attended and donated to this important effort!

Most of the proceeds were pledged directly to the web site on computers provided at the event by Prison Radio, the non-profit organization which publishes Mumia’s commentaries, and which organized the legal challenge to the “gag” law.  If you haven’t yet contributed to this effort, the site to go to is:

http://bit.ly/defendfreespeech

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