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Videos from February 16 Port Shutdown for Mumia

On February 16, 2023, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 shut down the Ports of San Francisco and Oakland to demand freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Local 10, with supporters of Mumia, marched down the Embarcadero in San Francisco to Harry Bridges Plaza and rallied for Mumia.

Videos from the action are below.

Worldwide Solidarity to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal


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ILWU Local 10 holds Stop Work action in Oakland and San Francisco to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
ILWU Local 10 holds Stop Work action in Oakland and San Francisco to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.

By Fighting Words Staff

February 16, 2023 was a powerful International Day of Action demanding freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal. The day was led by labor activists from ILWU Local 10 in Oakland and San Francisco, teachers from Oakland and San Francisco, the National Metal Workers Union of South Africa, and the National Railway Motive Power Union of Chiba in Japan. In New York City, leaders from theTransport Workers Union, Teamsters, Laundry Workers Center, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists held a teach-in for Mumia.

But the overwhelming support didn’t stop there!

  • Noted political activist and academic Angela Davis, who was a political prisoner herself, wrote a letter to Irvin Jim, General Secretary of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, about the bonds of solidarity that hold together this global campaign. She also spoke out in support of the ILWU Local 10 stop work action for Mumia, as an honorary member of the local.
  • The children of Elaine sang “This Little Light of Mine”, their song for Mumia. These young people are descendants of the people killed in the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas Massacre.
  • Free Mumia protest was held in Berlin, Germany.
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February 16: International Actions to Free Mumia!

Thursday, February 16: International Actions to:

Free Mumia Abu Jamal!

This is the hour to fight for Mumia’s freedom. On Thursday, Feb. 16th, longshore workers in ILWU Local 10 will shut down the Ports of Oakland and San Francisco to demand freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Mumia was framed for killing a police officer. With Tyree Nichols’ murder, we know who the real criminals are!

Port Shutdown for Mumia, Thursday, February 16

March at noon from ILWU Local 10 (400 North Point St., San Francisco)to Harry Bridges Plaza (opposite the Ferry Building)
Rally at Harry Bridges Plaza afterwards

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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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