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Solidarity: Against Racism, For Worker’s Power: Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Labor Movement

December, 2009
A history of labor actions for Mumia’s freedom which the Labor Action Committee has participated in, including the Neptune Jade boycott, the Oakland and Los Angeles teach-ins of 1998, the teach-ins, stop-work meetings and strikes in Brazil of 1998-1999, the West Coast Port Shutdown of April 1999 and May Day 2008, and the Labor Conferences of 2000 and 2009.
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What You Can Do Now

November, 2009
Suggestions for things you can do to help free Mumia. Includes sample union resolutions.
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Celebrate Black History Month. Come to the ILWU Rally!

January 28, 2009
Flyer for the February 15, 2009 rally at ILWU Local 10
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ILWU Leads the Way! 20,000 March for Mumia’s Freedom in SF

May 1, 2009
Flyer produced by the Rank-and-File Committee to Defend Mumia Abu-Jamal
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Justice Denied! The Long Struggle of Mumia Abu-Jamal

September 9, 2009
Article on the status of Mumia’s case following the rejection of his appeal by the Supreme Court
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Protest Police Shooting In Oakland!

January 7, 2009
LAC flyer produced following the police murder of Oscar Grant
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Resolution on State and National Labor Action for Justice for Mumia

12 May, 2000
Resolution passed at the Labor Conference to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Oakland, 12 May 2000
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A Salute to Labor’s Strength

A statement from Mumia on the 1999 actions, thanking the Labor Action Committee for its work.
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Union Rally Calls for Struggle Against Racism and Repression

February 15, 2009
The Education Committee of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)–the longshore workers of the West Coast US–held a rally against racism titled: Racism, Repression and Rebellion: the Lessons of Labor Defense…”
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“A View From Death Row”, The Dispatcher

January 15, 1999
Mumia Abu-Jamal interviewed by Jack Heyman, ILWU Local 10, in which he discusses his refusal to be interviewed by 20/20 during the ABC-TV lockout of NABET and CWA workers.
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“Why Labor is Marching for Mumia-Abu Jamal”, San Francisco Chronicle

April 23, 1999
Op-ed piece on the April 24, 1999 port shutdown to free Mumia.
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The Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal is a group of union activists dedicated to educating workers about Jamal’s case and promoting labor action in solidarity with his struggle. Our founding statement dated January 10, 1999, is posted in the “Who We Are” page.