Monthly Archives: January 2018

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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Japanese Workers Demand Freedom for Mumia

The Japanese Rail Union, Doro-Chiba, along with the defense committee for Japanese political prisoner Hoshino Fumiaki, have issued a letter calling for Mumia’s release and the disclosure of all files by the Pennsylvania DA.

Hoshino Fumiaki is Japan’s most famous political prisoner. He was framed for murdering a policeman by the Japanese government in retaliation for protesting against the Okinawa Reversion  Agreement, which ratified the continuing  US bases  in Okinawa, in 1971.

A link to the letter and the text are below.

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ILWU Local 10 Demands Full Disclosure of Prosecution Files

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 has passed a resolution calling for full disclosure of all the police and prosecutorial files in Mumia’s case. A link to the resolution, and an accompanying letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, is below:

ILWU Local 10 Resolution to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
ILWU Local 10 Letter for Mumia

The files are necessary in order to determine the involvement of then-Philadelphia DA, and later Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice, Ron Castille’s involvement in calling for the death penalty for Mumia. The US Supreme Court recently ruled that a judge cannot preside over appeals by a prisoner for whom he was  personally involved in seeking the death penalty, and the files, which the Philadelphia DA refuses to provide, undoubtedly contain documents showing Castille’s personal involvement.

Maritime Union of Australia Support Letter for Mumia

The Maritime Union of Australia has issued a letter calling for Mumia’s release. A link  to the  letter by Branch Secretary Bob Carnegie, along with its text, are below.

MUA Letter for Mumia

2 January 2018

District Attorney Larry Krasner
Office of the Philadelphia District Attorney
# S. Penn Square, Philadelphia PA, 19107

Dear Sir,

The Queensland Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia calls on you to release Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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