Monthly Archives: October 2018

Report on the Free Mumia Coalition Forum

The Free Mumia Coalition held a forum on “Government Repression, the National Prisoners Strike, and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal” on the 25th of October 2018, just days prior to the latest court hearing in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. 

At this up-coming court hearing, the question of throwing out all the tainted appeals rulings against Mumia in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was to be posed. These appeals rulings were tainted by the participation of Ronald Castille.

As a prosecutor, Castille aggressively fought (and prevailed) in getting the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to uphold Mumia’s conviction and death sentence in 1989. Then, as a Justice on the Pennsylvania (PA) Supreme Court, Castille participated in the PA Supreme Court’s deliberations, agreed with the arguments he had previously made as Philadelphia District Attorney, and denied the legal challenges raised in Mumia’s appeals from 1998-2012.

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Public Forum: Government Repression, the National Prisoners Strike and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

•   7 pm, Thursday, October 25th 2018   •

ANSWER Coalition Meeting Room
2969 Mission St. San Francisco
near 26th St., 2 blocks from 24th St. BART.

Tune In To Hard Knock Radio, KPFA, 94.1 FM
4 – 5 PM Wednesday 24th October!
Hear Jack Heyman and Clarence Thomas, both ILWU Activists (Retired)



Gloria La Riva, ANSWER Coalition

Yvette Felarca, BAMN

Gerald Smith, Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, former Black Panther

Clarence Thomas, former Black Panther, ILWU Local 10 Sec.-Treas. retired

Bilal Mafundi Ali, Leader of Bay Area National Prison Strike Solidarity Committee; Poor Magazine.

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