- An urgent message from the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal -
Please forward, post and distribute widely: * Oscar Grant & Mumia Abu-Jamal - Mass mobilizations*!
TWO RALLIES, SAME FIGHT! Against racism, injustice and official murder of the innocent! PLEASE SCROLL DOWN for full information
1. OAKLAND, October 23rd 2010: PORT SHUT DOWN FOR OSCAR GRANT!
Rally: 12 Noon, City Hall, 14th and Broadway
OUTRAGE! An Innocent Black Man Shot in the Back by Police and... Killed for No Reason!
*Killer Cop Gets Off With Involuntary Manslaughter! * *
Photographic Evidence Proves: It Was Murder! *
Oscar Grant was a father of a young daughter, a working person in Oakland, and innocent of any crime! He was shot while he was held face-down with his hands behind him, by BART cop Johannes Mehserle!
Only because of massive street protests in Oakland, and cell-phone videos of the shooting which made it onto the nightly news, was the cop eventually charged with murder. But after a change of venue to Los Angeles, Mehserle received the lightest conviction: involuntary manslaughter. Oakland's integrated community rose again to protest.
ILWU Calls Rally& Port Shutdown!
With Mehserle's long-delayed sentencing set for November 5th, Local 10 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), supported by many other unions and local community groups, called for a rally in downtown Oakland for Saturday, October 23rd at 12 noon.
And now the longshore membership has voted for a port shutdown as well, to say: Justice for Oscar Grant! Labor Unity With the Community! Jail Killer Cops!
The day-long shutdown on the docks is supported by ILWU Local 10 (longshore), Local 34 (Clerks), and the port workers in SEIU Local 1021, who will also walk off the job on October 23rd. The rally for Oscar Grant has been supported unanimously by both San Francisco and Alameda County Labor Councils. Support has also come in from the Oakland Education Association (OEA - Oakland teachers), AFT Local 2121, UAW 2865, AFSCME 3299, and other unions. The ANSWER Coalition, Campaign To End the Death Penalty (CEDP), Code Pink, Barrio Unido, and numerous others also support this action.
*All out! Make This Labor/Community Rally Massive! Saturday, October 23rd, 12 Noon, at 14th& Broadway, Oakland.*
The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal will be there with the following call: Justice for Oscar Grant! Jail Killer Cops! Maximum Sentence for Johannes Mehserle! Mumia Is Innocent! Free Mumia!
2. PHILADELPHIA, November 9th 2010, 2 PM, Third Circuit Court, 6th& Market
OUTRAGE! *An Innocent Man Faces Execution... Again! Will Mumia Be Killed For No Reason?*
Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist and a political prisoner who has been on death row for 28 years, faces a new hearing to determine: will he get a new court hearing to finally decide his sentence, or will he be executed immediately? In it's instructions to the Third Circuit, the Supreme Court made immediate execution the likely outcome.
Mountains of evidence, including witness recantations, another man who confessed, and photographic evidence of the crime scene, proves his innocence. Yet state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court, have slammed the door on Mumia. Most of the evidence that could free him has gone unheard,because...
*The cops, courts and politicians want Mumia dead!*
A politically motivated conspiracy, led by the Fraternal Order of Police, seeks to silence forever this outspoken opponent of war, racism, police brutality and corruption. We have to stop them in their tracks! The courts aren't going to free Mumia. Only mass mobilizations, as in 1995, when we stopped an earlier execution order, and labor mobilizations like the West Coastport shutdown by longshore workers in 1999, can free Mumia.
*All Out on November 9th: Mobilize to Free Mumia!*
Come to Philadelphia: Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 601 Market St (6th& Market). Hearing starts at 2 PM on Tuesday Nov 9th. Get there early to demonstrate!
Bus from New York: Call: 212 330-8029 - leave a message and a number for a return call to reserve a seat on a bus to Philadelphia.
For Mass Action, and Labor Action!
Mumia is innocent!
End the Racist Death Penalty!
- This message from: The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu_jamal PO Box 16222 . Oakland CA 94610 . 510 763-2347 www.laboractionmumia.org