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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Film Showing: A Case for Reasonable Doubt

The Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal invites you to attend a viewing of…

A Case for Reasonable Doubt

This is a John Edginton documentary film about the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, one of the  United States’ foremost political prisoners who is recognized internationally as a voice for the oppressed.

Over the years labor unions have protested and held work stoppages to free Mumia. This case embodies the issues against which National Football League players, athletes from a number of other sports and Black Lives Matter are protesting.

When: Friday January 12, 2018, 7:00 P.M.

Where: Omni Commons

4799 Shattuck Avenue in Oakland.

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