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Letter to KQED Protesting Documentary “Philly DA”

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April 11, 2021

Michael Isip
President and CEO
50 Beale Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

            Re:      Request for Equal Time on “Philly D.A.”

Dear Mr. Isip,

We are writing you to express our concern about the upcoming PBS series “Philly D.A.”, and to ask that we be given Equal Time to present another side of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s actions towards the unjustly convicted.

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Bay Area Demonstrations for Mumia: April 20, April 24

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s life is in danger!

A former Black Panther, world-renowned revolutionary journalist and innocent political prisoner, Mumia was recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and congestive heart failure. He will soon be hospitalized for the second time this year, this time for open heart surgery. Earlier, he was hospitalized for four days, and each of his limbs were shackled separately to the hospital bed. The shackles dug into his skin and caused horrific injuries.

The Only Treatment is Freedom!  

Join us for demonstrations to call for Mumia’s release!

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International Dockworkers Council calls on Governor Tom Wolf to Release Mumia Abu-Jamal

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March 19, 2021

The Honorable Tom Wolf
Office of the Governor
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Dear Governor Wolf,

The International Dockworkers Council, on behalf of its more than 140,000 members in the global port industry, once again calls you for the humane and dignified treatment of Mumia Abu Jamal, as well as the other prisoners suffering from Covid-19 at the Mahanoy Correctional Facility in Frackville, PA.

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NUMSA Demands the Immediate Release of American Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

10 March 2021

For Immediate Release


The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), as the biggest trade union in South Africa, and one of the largest on the African continent, has made an urgent call to the Governor of Pennsylvania in the U.S. Mr Tom Wolf to intervene in the case of Mr. Mumai Abu-Jamal.

Abu-Jamal, formerly known as Wesley Cook, was convicted of fatally shooting Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner after Faulkner reportedly pulled over Abu-Jamal’s brother during a late-night traffic stop in 1981. He has been in prison since 1982, and was on death row until 2011, when his death sentence was ruled unconstitutional. He is now serving a life sentence. We believe that he is innocent and has been framed by the corrupt racist justice system in the U.S. He has been imprisoned for 38 years, mostly on death row.

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No State Execution By COVID! No Illusions in “Progressive” DA Larry Krasner!

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March 5, 2021

The movement to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, the most prominent political prisoner in the U.S.,
from the slow death of life imprisonment and the jaws of this racist and corrupt injustice system is at a critical juncture. The battle to free Mumia is as ferocious as it has ever been. We continue to face the unrelenting hostility to Mumia by this racist capitalist injustice system, which is intent on silencing him, by all means.

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