Posted by copwatch | Wed, 06/23/2010 - 2:41pm story
(CNN) -- On Wednesday the saga of death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis
will begin its last chapter. In an extremely rare ruling last summer,
the United States Supreme Court ordered a federal judge in Georgia to
grant Troy an evidentiary hearing to prove his innocence.
The ruling is unusual in that the Supreme Court has not granted this
writ of habeas corpus in more than 50 years. Their decision is a
strong indication that they are concerned about the constitutionality
of executing the innocent -- as am I.
Although much work still must be done in our justice system to ensure
the innocent do not pay the price of the guilty, the granting of this
evidentiary hearing is a major step for Troy Davis and for many other
likely innocent prisoners sitting on death row; Troy Davis will have
an opportunity to tell his side of the story and new evidence will be
considered in this nearly 20-year-old case.
The hearing will allow the testimony of witnesses who have recanted or
contradicted their original eyewitness testimonies to be heard and
A message to all friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal from Yuri Kochiyama
Mumia’s birthday is April 24 and we would like to celebrate a gigantic Freedom Birthday Remembrance for Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Please join Pam and Ramona Africa and all who love and admire Mumia by avalanching him through the month of April with Freedom Birthday wishes. And, to those who can afford to, please send a few dollars through postal money orders. This would be helpful when he is released.
Mail cards to: Mumia Abu-Jamal, AM 8335, SCI Greene, 175 Progress Dr., Waynesburg, PA 15370-8090.
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 07/03/2009 - 10:29am event
Come see this film at PARC's new location!
"In Prison My Whole Life" is a well done documentary inspired by a man who was born on the day that Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested. Mumia has been a political prisoner, on death row, for over 27 years, now.
The filmmaker does a great job talking with people about (researching) racial injustice and the Prison Industrial Complex and giving a thorough run down of the frame-up that has had Mumia on death row since 1981.
Mumia is facing execution and we can't let it happen!!
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 02/28/2010 - 12:53pm event
Pam and Ramona Africa will be keynote speakers at the Social Justice Summit at Humboldt State University, beginning at 5pm on Friday, March 5th in the Kate Buchanan Room. [If you're a student, the whole summit is free; if you're not a student, the whole summit is free anyway- at least I've always just gone- no ticket collectors, etc.]
Wherever you are! Please mobilize rallies, media, strikes, shut downs, walk outs, etc to save Mumia Abu Jamal. Get the media to notice.
Posted by copwatch | Sun, 12/20/2009 - 4:51pm story
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Condemned inmate Troy Anthony Davis filed the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary when he petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for a hearing on his innocence claims.
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 12/15/2009 - 9:46pm story
Michael Schiffman, a leading activist in Heidelberg, Germany, and also a member of Journalists for Mumia, generously translated a statement Mumia's attorney, Robert Bryan, gave at the International Defense Committee in Bremen on December 14, 2009
Breaking News: No Decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal before January 11, 2010
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 01/12/2010 - 11:58pm story
Yesterday there was a huge development in Mumia's case.
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 08/29/2009 - 2:19pm story
Troy Davis and the Meaning of 'Actual Innocence'
August 19, 2009 by TruthDig.com by Amy Goodman
Posted by copwatch | Wed, 07/08/2009 - 11:52am event
Beginning at 6:30pm tonight on the Gazebo in Old Town Eureka, Redwood Curtain Friends of MOVE will be showing the film, "In Prison My Whole Life," which centers around the story of Mumia Abu-Jamal's arrest and imprisonment on death row- and impending exectution. We will also be video taping statements in support of Mumia. Come learn about Mumia Abu-Jamal, an amazing journalist and political prisoner and show your support for his release.
We want, along with people and organizations around the world, the immediate RELEASE of MUMIA ABU-JAMAL and NO EXECUTION!
Posted by copwatch | Mon, 06/15/2009 - 9:14am story
Posted by copwatch | Sat, 05/16/2009 - 12:29pm story
DO NOT LET THE STATE EXECUTE TROY DAVIS!
KEEP THE PRESSURE ON AFTER MAY 19TH!
Tuesday, MAY 19 is the global day of action for Troy Davis.
Troy Davis is an innocent man on death row in Georgia.
Now is a critical time to do anything and everything!
Below is a message from Troy Davis' sister, Martina:
Posted by copwatch | Fri, 04/24/2009 - 12:56pm story
April 24, 2009: Mumia Abu-Jamal's 55th Birthday!!
Birthday Greeting to Mumia Abu-Jamal from Assata Shakur