People in the Humboldt area and wherever you are! Please mobilize rallies, media, strikes, shut downs, walk outs, etc to save Mumia Abu Jamal. If you've never spread the word before, spread it NOW!! Pass this email on to all of your lists. AT LEAST SIGN THE PETITIONS!! Listen to Mumia's radio commentaries from Death Row, and fight for his life!! There are many links at the bottom of this message.
And put MUMIA messages on your MYSPACE, FACEBOOK, etc!!
MOBILIZE AND FIGHT TO SAVE MUMIA’S LIFE!!!
As of January 11, 2010 United States political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is the closest to death he has ever been. In 1981, Mr.Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther as a teenager and a noted radio journalist, was shot by police, arrested and then charged with allegedly killing a Pennsylvania police officer. He was convicted after a flawed trial and sentenced to death by a jury from which the prosecution had systematically excluded Black people. The judge, notorious for sentencing people to death in great numbers, gave instructions to the jury that have been found to be invalid and incorrect. Although the courts have refused to allow new evidence demonstrating Mumia’s innocence and disproving Police allegations against him, he won an appeal which set aside hisand required a new sentencing phase trial hearing.
In Los Angeles, a group called Mumia: Alive and Free! is working towards getting Mumia Abu-Jamal a new sentencing trial. However, it is our ultimate goal to have this innocent man be free.
We call for a massive gathering outside of the Downtown Los Angeles Federal Building, 200 N. Los Angeles St. (corner Temple) at 5:00 pm, the day after the Supreme Court ruling. We urge cities throughout the country and the world to act in solidarity for Mumia in any way imaginable.
Please distribute flyers far and wide. Encourage everyone you know todo something to spread the word about Mumia’s case, no matter what they can do. Sign the petition to save his life
(http://www.iacenter.org/mumiapetition/). Pressure local media outlets. Initiate public rallies. Engage students, neighbors and co-workers in your area or members of your faith group. If we do not act, every single one of us will share responsibility for his death.
Since Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death, his life has been in the lethal grip of the United States government. Becoming a symbol of resistance to injustice for political movements throughout the world, the human aspects of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s mortality may have been taken for granted. Many of us have grown up with his case ever present in the political dialogues, media and music. However, due to his 27 year stay on death row, the case has seemingly disappeared from the minds of a once outraged public. The death sentence still hanging over his head has not been taken seriously. We must shift our thinking and return the sense of urgency once attributed to his case. We can not trust that the very same legal system which trumped up murder charges against an innocent man because of his political affiliations and the color of his skin, will preserve his life.
We must treat every day as though it is Mumia Abu-Jamal’s very last. He is in there for us, and we are out here for him. What will you do to save his life?
What: Mass gathering in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal
When: The day after the Supreme Court ruling is delivered, 5 PM!
Where: , 200 N. Los Angeles St.
(Corner Temple St.)
Why: Bring Mumia’s case to the headlines again, demand a new criminal and sentencing trial, say NO to the state murder of an innocent man.
http://www.emajonline.com/ Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal
http://abu-jamal-news.com/ Journalists for Mumia Abu-Jamal
http://www.freemumia.org/ Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, NYC
http://www.partisandefense.org/campaigns/index.html, http://www.partisandefense.org/pubs/pamphlets.html Partisan Defense Committee
http://www.laboractionmumia.org/ Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
http://www.millions4mumia.org/ Millions for Mumia
http://www.bolshevik.org/Leaflets/kinder.html Labor Solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal
http://www.onamove.com/mumia/ John Africa's MOVE organization