MUMIA ABU-JAMAL faces his likely last court hearing on November 9th, 2010, at the Third Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, in Philadelphia. This hearing is about sentencing only.
Why is this happening?
Targeted by the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO counter-intelligence and disruption program since the age of 15, and now by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Mumia Abu-Jamal is seen as an enemy of the state. His innocence is considered irrelevant, and in US courts, following recent rulings, innocence is no defense.
The US Supreme Court has already thrown out, without comment, Mumia’s last appeal against his frame-up conviction before a racist judge in a blatantly unfair trial in 1982. This rejection meant the Supreme Court had to ignore mountains of evidence of Mumia’s innocence, as well as precedents such as its own ruling in Batson v Kentucky, which was supposed to prevent racism in jury selection.
Now, on November 9th 2010, the Third Circuit is to decide between removing the stay on Mumia’s death sentence, or ordering a new hearing to decide between a new death sentence, or life in prison without the possibility of parole. These are the only two possible outcomes in the courts at this time. The US Supreme Court has pre-arranged the Nov 9th hearing to make an immediate reinstatement of Mumia’s death sentence the likely outcome.
We can have no confidence in the corrupt, racist US legal system to resolve this, because the cops, courts and key politicians are all involved up to their ears in Mumia’s frame-up! This includes the current governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, as well as the Obama administration and its attorney general, Eric Holder.
We need mass actions, and labor actions, to say: Mumia Is Innocent! Free Mumia Now! End the Racist Death Penalty!
ON NOVEMBER 9TH, 2010:
PHILADELPHIA: Demonstrate to Free Mumia Now! Come to the Third Circuit Court, 6th and Market, Philadelphia, at 12 Noon on Tuesday November 9th. (The hearing starts at 2 PM.)
NEW YORK CITY: Get on the bus to Philadelphia! Call the Mumia hotline at: 212 330-8029. Leave a message to request a seat on the bus to Philadelphia.
OAKLAND: 12 Noon on Tuesday, November 9th: Come to 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. Called by the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Demonstrate to say: Mumia Is Innocent! Free Mumia! End the Racist Death Penalty! INFO: 510 763-2347.
ENDORSED BY: Campaign To End The Death Penalty; Mobilization To Free Mumia; Revolution Books of Berkeley; Noelle Hanrahan & Prison Radio; Peoples Radio; ANSWER Coalition of SF; Black Student Union, Laney College; Black Student Union, SFSU; Marsha Feinland; Peace and Freedom Party of California; Minister of Information JR; Prisoners of Conscience Committee; International Bolshevik Tendency; International Socialist Organization; Revolutionary Workers Group; Radical Women; Freedom Socialist Party. New endorsements, call the info number.
SAN FRANCISCO: 7 PM on Tuesday November 9th: Come to Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia St. The new film, “JUSTICE ON TRIAL, the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal,” will be screened. Hans Bennett of Abu-Jamal News, and other speakers. Donation. Called by the Mobilization To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Info: 510 268-9429.
OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS:
OAKLAND: 6:30 and 8:15 PM, THURSDAY, NOV. 4TH — Come to the Black Dot Cafe, 1195 Pine St., West Oakland, for a Screening of the explosive new film:
“JUSTICE ON TRIAL, The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.”
Get ready for the court showdown Nov. 9 in Philly that could mean a new death sentence for Mumia by seeing this film, which points to new evidence of Mumia’s innocence. Presented by Minister of Information JR, email@example.com.
PHILADELPHIA, 6 PM, FRIDAY NOV 5TH:
TEACH-IN: Come to the A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia. Who is Mumia Abu Jamal and why 11/09 is So Critical? TEACH-IN/Informational Session –Who is Mumia Abu Jamal? –What are the facts surrounding his case? –Why are we, on *11/9 demanding:
“No Execution/No Life” for Mumia Abu Jamal? (11/9, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, will be deciding whether Mumia Abu Jamal will be executed or remain in prison for the rest of his life)
–How can you get involved? Q & A with Pam Africa
Sponsored by: International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal (ICFFMAJ). Info: Iresha.Picot@gmail.com
SAN FRANCISCO, 2 PM MONDAY NOV 8TH:
The important new film on Mumia, “JUSTICE ON TRIAL, the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal,” will be shown at:
San Francisco State University. Come to the Richard Oaks Multi-cultural Center, Room T-145 in the Student Center, at SFSU, at 19th and Holloway, San Francisco. Sponsored by the Black Student Union of SFSU. Info: 925 784-9206
PHILADELPHIA: 6:30 PM, MONDAY, NOV. 8TH:
DEBATE! — Come to the National Constitution Center, 6th & Arch Streets. A debate between DA Seth Williams, and attorney/activist Michael Coard, will follow a showing of a film which seeks to condemn Mumia to death for a crime he didn’t commit. The film, “Barrel of a Gun,” by Tigre Hill, denies Mumia’s innocence, but you can be there for the debate that follows the film to support Mumia.
Also debating will be Prof. Johanna Fernandez of Educators for Mumia and Mumia 101, the writer/director of the new film, JUSTICE ON TRIAL, which tells the truth about Mumia’s case. She will be challenging Tigre Hill, the producer of “Barrel of a Gun.”
The Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (ICFFMAJ) have purchased blocks of tickets for this event, at $13 each, to make sure friends of Mumia are in the audience, and not just the FOP. To purchase a ticket, call 215 476-8812. In New York City, call 212 330-8029.
SAN FRANCISCO, 7 PM, SATURDAY DECEMBER 4TH :
Showing of the important new film, “JUSTICE ON TRIAL, The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal”
Come to the Twin Space, 2111 Mission St, San Francisco. Sponsor: Minister of Information JR. Info: 415 504-5289
HAMBURG – 5:30 PM, Tuesday Nov 9th: RALLY! Come to: Hamburg-america-center Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Am Sandtorkai 48, 20457 Hamburg. The rally is endorsed by the International Bolshevik Tendency and the Antikrisen-Bündnis Hamburg.
LONDON – 5 – 7 PM, Tuesday Nov 9th: DEMONSTRATE: US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Sq, London W1. FOR FREEDOM FOR MUMIA! Mumia’s case returns to court on the 9th November 2010. At stake is whether he will be murdered by the State or granted a new jury trial [on the sentencing issue]. Mumia is innocent! He is a political prisoner! Mumia should be released unconditionally immediately! FREE MUMIA FREE MUMIA FREE MUMIA
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW BRING FLASHLIGHTS Contact:ThePanAfrikanVoice@gmail.com 07597078221/07949738851
TORONTO – 6 PM, Tuesday Nov 9th. Come to the U.S. Consulate, 360 University Avenue (between Dundas and Queen) to demand:
Free Mumia! Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!
At a meeting on Wednesday 27 October representatives of a number of organizations met and formed a committee to organize a united front demonstration for Mumia Abu-Jamal on 9 November. The following organizations have endorsed the demonstration to date: Angola 3 Support Committee, Black Action Defense Committee, Fightback, Ginger Project, International Bolshevik Tendency, OPIRG (UofT), Socialist Action, Socialist Alternative, Toronto Young New Democrats.*
*Other endorsements are expected, and all defenders of Mumia are welcome.
This message compiled from various reports by:
The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
PO Box 16222 • www.laboractionmumia.org