Free Mumia Abu_jamal
FREE MUMIA
ABU-jAMAL

& ALL
Political Prisoners
NYC Coalition
FreeMumia.com
212.330.8029
Hear Mumia's
columns on:

Prison Radio

Int'l Action
Center


Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. U.S.A.
Book by
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Jailhouse
Lawyers:
Prisoners Defending Prisoners vs.
the U.S.A.

City Lights Books, 2009
The 6th book written by political prisoner Abu-Jamal during his 27 years
on Pennsylvania’s
death row.
Available at:
freemumia.com
and bookstores around the country

Why Mumia
is a hero to

young people

An interview with author
J. Patrick
O’Connor


The Framing
of Mumia
Abu-Jamal

Rainbow Flags
for Mumia

Posted March 10, 2014

Mumia Film Fest - April 5

MUMIA FILM FEST
The day is dedicated to the memory of the great poet, playwright, and activist Amiri Baraka!
Saturday, April 5 • 4 pm to 8 pm

Mumia Abu-Jamal is off death row. Let's bring him home!

Speaker Pam Africa on Current Challenges and Realities, April 24-26
& the Celebration of Life in Philadelphia for Mumia’s 60th Birthday

Other Speakers Media & the Arts
Five hours of Mumia film and video clips, some rarely seen, some familiar to
Mumia supporters, plus a silent auction, MumiaGear table, and cultural presentation.

Admission: $10 - A donation for refreshments

International Action Center
147 West 24th Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Near all the 14th Street train lines

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC), P.O. Box 16, College Station, NY, NY 10030
212.330.8029 • freemumia.com
Limited space on shared political prisoner literature tables available.
Call Free Mumia hotline to sign up: 212.330.8029

Posted Dec. 19, 2013

IT'S TIME TO BRING MUMIA ABU-JAMAL HOME - DONATE TODAY

Millions for Mumia, an anti-death penalty project of the
International Action Center since 1999, strongly urges
its friends and allies to support the important efforts
by the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home especially
the 60 for Mumia's 60th birthday appeal.

Please click on the indiegogo link below to get all of the details.
The Campaign stresses that $60,000 can be raised if 1,000 people donate $60; there is an incentive for the first 100 people who donate. Also $60 is around the cost of one dinner for two or movie tickets for four adults.

Donations can range from $6 to $6,000! No amount is too small or too large. The Campaign's appeal also includes an important petition calling for Mumia's release, which you can click on the link below to sign at the IAC website:
iacenter.org/releasemumiapetition

Also click on to these links to see a video 25 minute video, Manufacturing Guilt at youtube.com/ and also to iacenter.org/prisoners/mumia/MOVE_Kids-for_Mumia.mov
to see MOVE children raising funds to bring Mumia home. 

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an innocent man who was on death row for almost 30 years. We cannot allow the repressive state to have him languish in prison for the rest of his life. You can make HUGE difference by supporting this timely campaign.

DONATE TODAY!
FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
and All Political Prisoners!!

 Together we prevented the state from executing Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Together we can bring him home!

Mumia is off death row, but his life is still in danger.
We ask you to be one of 1,000 individuals to donate $60 to fund
the work of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, which includes
an international petition drive, a Celebration of Life Festival for
Mumia's 60th birthday in April 2014
 and much, much more.

Please click here
www.indiegogo.com/projects/60-for-mumia-s-60th-birthday
to support the $60 for Mumia's 60th Birthday Indiegogo campaign.
After making your donation please share this message with your
friends and family.

The first 100 people to donate will be recognized at the
Celebration of Life Festival, which begins on April 24, 2014.

 

Posted April 13, 2013


Click to download 2-up leafet


Click to download leafet

Posted March 7, 2013

SAVE THE DATE!
Mumia’s 59th Birthday!
Philadelphia’s City Hall Area, Gathering at Love Park
Details to be announced
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 11 AM
Rally, March, and Other Events to Be Announced

WE DEMAND: DISTRICT ATTORNEY SETH WILLIAMS—
      RELEASE MUMIA NOW!  END POLICE TERRORISM!

Partial list of sponsors and endorsers:
International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal, 215-921-8914
(Philadelphia Innocence Project)
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC), www.freemumia.com, 212-330-8029
International Action Center, 147 West 24th Street, 2nd Floor, 212-663-6646
Educators for Mu
mia Abu-Jamal, www.emajonline.com

New York City buses leave at 8 AM from the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center (1199 SEIU), 310 West 43rd S. at 8th Ave., and
from Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. at 120th St.
Call 212-330-8029 to reserve your seat. Tickets are $10 roundtrip.
Tickets will also be sold at IAC in the afternoons, call first.

Click to download the April 24, 2013 leaflet

March 5,2013
'Hugo Chavez Presente'
Listen to an audio broadcast from Mumia Abu-Jamal on prison Radio

 

 

 

Posted Sept. 19, 2012

SEPTEMBER 14 COALITION
To End Mass Incarceration & Close Attica
Link to Shut Down Attica petition

WHAT:  Delivery of letters to Gov. Cuomo to demand the Shutting Down of Attica
WHEN:  WED., SEPT 26, NOON – 1 PM
WHERE:  42nd Street and 3rd Avenue

Close Down Attica

Posted Sept. 19, 2012

Rally of 3,000 in NYC:
Stop incarcerations & torture

The historic Riverside Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side was filled Sept. 14 with 3,000 people — many of them activists of all ages and nationalities — for a rally to end mass incarcerations and torture, to shut down Attica prison and to demand freedom of all political prisoners. Read more

Posted Sept. 8, 2012
Listen to a Special Message from Mumia

Posted August 23, 2012
Mumia Abu-Jamal illegally sentenced
to life imprisonment without parole!
(read more)

All Out Sept 14 RiversidePosted August 17, 2012

 

Posted on June 20, 2012 Click here to download leaflet

 

Posted on April 18, 2012

All out on April 24 Occupy the Justice Dept. for Mumia

Activists from around the world will gather in Washington, D.C., on April 24 to occupy the Justice Department and demand the full release of radical journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Their motivation stems from the historic peoples’ victory that removed Abu-Jamal from death row and stopped the state’s repeated efforts to kill him. Read more

Your help is needed to free Mumia
Donate to the Free Mumia! Campaign
Read more

Posted on March 9, 2012

OCCUPY the Justice Department:
TRANSFORM THE WORLD! 
Tuesday
APRIL 24 • 11am • Washington, D.C. 

Join Danny Glover, M1 of Dead Prez, Frances Fox Piven, Normal Finkelstein and others in a non-violent civil disobedience action or join our large-scale, spirited rally at the US Department of Justice, which will mark Mumia Abu-Jamal's 58th birthday. Your pledge to engage in an act of civil disobedience (CD) is critical to ensuring news coverage of the case of this imprisoned, radical journalist and our broader demands. If you cannot commit to CD, pledge to be at the demonstration. 

Pledge to Occupy the Justice Department, download the flyer, and get more information:
http://occupythejusticedepartment.com/

On April 24, we will breath life into the old labor slogan: "an injury to one, is an injury to all." On that day we will say that we are all Mumia, we are all immigrants, we are all prisoners, we are all Bradley Manning, we are all poor, we are all Palestinian, we are all Troy Davis, we are all political prisoners, we are all occupiers!!! 

WE DEMAND

Release Mumia Abu-Jamal
End mass incarceration
Jobs, Education & Health Care. NOT JAILS!
End solitary confinement & stop torture
End the racist death penalty
Hands off immigrants
Free all political prisoners

Posted Feb.16, 2012
Visiting Mumia

Abdul, Pam Africa and Michael Africa visit Mumia

Posted Feb.4, 2012
Johanna Fernandez Mumia Abu-Jamal Heidi Boghosian

Short Term Goal: Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!"
Be at the U.S. Justice Department on Mumia's Birthday - April 24

from sis Johanna Fernandez

Heidi Boghosian and I just returned from a very moving visit with Mumia. We visited yesterday, Thursday, February 2. This was Mumia's second contact visit in over 30 years, since his transfer to General Population last Friday, Jan 27. His first contact visit was with his wife, Wadiya, on Monday, January 30. Read on

Posted Feb. 1, 2012

Due to mass pressure
Mumia transferred to the general prison population
The next big action will be on April 24, Mumia’s birthday. That day will be Occupy the
Justice Department in Washington, D.C. to Free Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. . . . .

Read more

Posted Jan. 28, 2012
Mumia has been transferred to general prison population
As of 1/27/12, Mumia Abu-Jamal has officially been transferred to General Prison Population after being held in Administrative Custody ("The Hole" or Solitary Confinement) at SCI Mahanoy, Frackville, PA for 7 weeks. This is the first time Mumia has been in General Population since his arrest in 1981.

This comes within hours of the of delivery of over 5,500 signed petitions to Department of Corrections headquarters in Camp Hill, PA and a compliant filed with the support of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez.

PLEASE NOTE that while this is a victory in transferring Mumia out of the torturous Restricted Housing Unit (RHU), we call upon the closure of ALL restricted housing units. Furthermore, we call upon the IMMEDIATE RELEASE of Mumia Abu-Jamal and are not disillusioned by this transfer.


Write to Mumia to send him some love!
Mumia Abu-Jamal
#AM8335
SCI Mahanoy
301 Morea Road
Frackville, PA 17932

Posted Jan. 25, 2012

Lawyers and activists deliver 5,000 signatures urging
immediate transfer of Mumia Abu Jamal

Read more

Posted Jan. 11, 2012

Mumia still held in solitary confinement
An urgent legal update and call to action
Mumia is still in Administrative Custody (AC)—the hole—at SCI Mahanoy.
The confinement conditions in all the Restricted Housing Units (RHU) are degrading and tortuous. . .
read more

Posted Dec. 18, 2011

PVN videos of presentations at the historic Nat'l Constitution Center event for Mumia on Dec. 9
Click on name for youtube link • Monica MooreheadMarc Lamont Hill
Pam Africa introduces Dave Richardson Lennox Hinds'

Please distribute widely.

Posted Dec. 16, 2011

Mumia's message to OWS
On Dec. 15, dictated while in Administrative Custody at SCI Manahoy in Frackville, PA.

My Friends of OWS,|

My message will have to be brief. But let not this brevity take from it, its strength.

You are the central movement of the hour. You're raising questions that are in the hearts of millions. Your motto, "We are the 99%," has been heard, heeded, and responded to by millions. You can be certain that the 1% have heard you clearest of all.

Your work, however, is just beginning. You must deepen, strengthen, and further your work until it truly reaches the 99%, almost all of us: workers, Black folk, Latinos and Latinas, LGBTs, immigrants, Asians, artists, all of us, for we are integral parts of the 99%. I salute you and hope fervently that you will grow beyond number.

Though I speak to you today by proxy, I'm confident that you will hear my voice soon.

Love, fun and music,
Mumia Abu-Jamal

Read an open letter by Johanna Fernandez about her visit with Mumia
During the visit Mumia dictated the letter above for 'Occupy Wall Street'
Fernandez along with Pam Africa co-chaired historic Nat'l Constitution Center event for Mumia on Dec. 9. 
Fernandez is also the writer and producer of the 2010 documentary film,
Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Dec. 7, 2011
Response to DA Seth Williams' decision on the Mumia Abu-Jamal case
The Dec. 9 forum at the Nat'l Constitutional Center will be preceded by an 11:30 a.m.
Press Conference, at the American Friends Service Committee building, 1501 Cherry St 
Then the following day there will be a full-day of organizing and fundraising activities,
Sat. Dec. 10, at the Germantown Event Center, 5245 Germantown Ave., beginning at 12 Noon.

Next Battle for Mumia:  Your Help Is Urgently Needed

Nov.9, 2011
ALL OUT FOR MUMIA
FRI., DEC. 9 • PHILADELPHIA

THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS INCARCERATION AND FRAMEUP
Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia

NO TO LIFE IN PRISON, FREE MUMIA NOW!!!
No to the Racist Death Penalty, No to the Prison Industrial Complex,
No to Police Terrorism, No to U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad,
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS, OCCUPY WALL STREET

HEAR: Cornel West, Immortal Technique, Ramona Africa, Vijay Prashad,
Michelle Alexander (by video), Amina & Amiri Baraka, IMPACT Youth Repertory,
African Drum & Dance Ensemble, Attorney Michael Coard and Monica Moorehead

Come to a joint meeting of the
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition and the International Action Center on
'THE IMPORTANCE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL'S 30 YEARS OF BEING TORTURED'
Hear new legal Information and the strategies for building for DEC. 9th.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, at 6 p.m.
at the SOLIDARITY CENTER, 55 W. 17th St., 5th Floor,

 

Oct. 11, 2011 NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. press release.

Supreme Court ruling
on Mumia Abu-Jamal

Today the United States Supreme Court rejected a request from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office to overturn the most recent federal appeals court decision declaring Mumia Abu-Jamal’s death sentence unconstitutional. The Court’s decision brings to an end nearly thirty years of litigation over the fairness of the sentencing hearing that resulted in Mr. Abu-Jamal’s being condemned to death. Mr. Abu-Jamal will be automatically sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole unless the District Attorney elects to seek another death sentence from a new jury.

The NAACP LDF and Professor Judith Ritter represent Mr. Abu-Jamal in the appeal of his conviction and death sentence for the 1981 murder of a police officer in Philadelphia. The Supreme Court’s decision marks the fourth time that the federal courts have found that Mr. Abu-Jamal’s sentencing jury was misled about the constitutionally mandated process for considering evidence supporting a life sentence.

“At long last, the profoundly troubling prospect of Mr. Abu-Jamal facing an execution that was produced by an unfair and unreliable penalty phase has been eliminated,” said John Payton, Director-Counsel of LDF. “Like all Americans, Mr. Abu-Jamal was entitled to a proper proceeding that takes into account the many substantial reasons why death was an inappropriate sentence.” Professor Ritter stated, “Our system should never condone an execution that stems from a trial in which the jury was improperly instructed on the law.”

Mr. Abu-Jamal’s case will now return to the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas for final sentencing.

Posted Oct. 12, 2011
No new penalty trial likely:
U.S. Supreme Court confirms 3rd Circuit ruling lifting Mumia Abu-Jamal's death penalty

By Dave Lindorff
Oct. 11 — Here's a prediction: Seth Williams, the district attorney of Philadelphia, will decide not to seek to reimpose the death penalty on Mumia Abu-Jamal, the world-famous journalist, former Black Panther and condemned prisoner who has spent the last almost 30 years of his life on Pennsylvania's overcrowded death row. (Read more)

 

September 10, 2011
Troy Anthony Davis
Presente!
Troy was found guilty of murdering a police officer 19 years ago, based upon the testimony of 9 witnesses. Since then 7 of those 9 recanted their testimony entirely, and there are enormous problems with the testimony of the remaining 2 witness accounts. There is NO OTHER EVIDENCE. The murder weapon was never found. There was no DNA to test. Troy was killed by lethal injection on September 21, 2011.

A message from Troy Anthony Davis
To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can't even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.

I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.

So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many more Troy Davis'. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.

I can't wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,

"I AM TROY DAVIS, and I AM FREE!"

Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!

 

 

April 29, 2011

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 1982 Death Sentence is Again Declared Unconstitutional

4/26/11 release from: NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

(New York, NY) —The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has unanimously declared that Mumia Abu-Jamal’s death sentence is unconstitutional. In today’s decision, the Court of Appeals reaffirmed its 2008 finding that Mr. Abu-Jamal’s sentencing jury was misled about the process forconsidering evidence supporting a life sentence. The Court found that, in violation of the United States Supreme Court’s 1988 decision in Mills v. Maryland, the jury was improperly led to believe that that it could only consider unanimously agreed upon evidence favoring a life verdict.

This mistake rendered Mr. Abu-Jamal’s death sentence fundamentally unfair.The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and Professor Judy Ritterof Widener Law School represent Mr. Abu-Jamal in this appeal of his 1982 conviction and death sentence for the murder of a police officer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“This decision marks an important step forward in the struggle to correct the mistakes of an unfortunate chapter in Pennsylvania history,” said John Payton, Director-Counsel of LDF. “Again acknowledging the existence of clear constitutional error in Mr. Abu-Jamal’s trial, the Court of Appeals’ decision enhances confidence in the criminal justice system and helps to relegate the kind of unfairness on which this death sentence rested to the distant past.”

Prof. Ritter noted that, “Pennsylvania long ago abandoned the confusing and misleading instructions and verdict slip that were relied on in Mr. Abu-Jamal’s trial in order to prevent unfair and unjust death sentences. Courts now use clear and unambiguous language to advise sentencing juries about their ability to consider evidence that favors a life verdict. Mr. Abu-Jamal is entitled to no less constitutional protection.”

Mr. Abu-Jamal he has been on death row in Pennsylvania for 29 years.

Listen to Democracy Now! Guests discuss April 26 court decision:

Judith Ritter, attorney who represented Mumia Abu-Jamal since 2002. She is also professor of law and director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Widener Law School.
Linn Washington, award-winning journalist and columnist for the Philadelphia Tribune and assistant professor of journalism at Temple University.
He has been following Mumia Abu-Jamal’s case for almost three decades.
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/27/court_rules_mumia_abu_jamals_death

3rd Circuit Appeal Ruling Favoring Abu-Jamal
Smacks Down US Supreme Court

By Linn Washington Jr.
 
T
he federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, in a stunning smack at the U.S. Supreme Court, has issued a ruling upholding its earlier decision backing a new sentencing hearing in the controversial case of Mumia Abu-Jamal (read more)

April 22, 2011

Mumia Abu-Jamal's Case
Report from April 3 meeting introducing new legal team
Mumia Abu-Jamal now has a new legal team led by Christina Swarns,
director of the Criminal Justice Project of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund; and
Judith Ritter, professor and director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Widener University Law School
in Wilmington, Del. They will be directing their defense strategy to not only fight reinstatement
of Mumia’s death penalty but also overturn his conviction.
(Read more)

March 2, 2011

INTERNATIONAL CONCERNED FAMILY & FRIENDS OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL COALITION (NYC)
Cordially Invite You to Meet & Hear from Mumia’s New Legal Team
Christina Swarns, Esq., Director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF),
Criminal Justice Project Judith Ritter, Esq., Professor, Widener Law School in Wilmington, Delaware
Sunday   APRIL 3   4 –7 pm

Feb 10, 2011
On Jan. 28, Mumia Abu-Jamal retained the NAACP Legal Defense
and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) to represent him in the ongoing
appeal of his unjust murder conviction and death sentence. 
http://naacpldf.org/press-release/ldf-joins-mumia-abu-jamal-defense-team


January 2011
Check regularly for political and legal updates on Mumia's case
No Death Penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal! 
Sign two International petitions for Justice for Mumia Abu Jamal
Petition Attny. Gen. Eric Holder
Petition Pres. Barack Obama

Posted Nov. 9, 2010

Nov ( Rally for Mumia In philadelphia
Photos: Joe Piette

More than 500 people rally on Tuesday, November 9 in Philadelphia
More than 500 people, mostly African Americans and youth, mobilized for a noontime outdoor rally Nov. 9 in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The rally lasted through a hearing of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that argued on whether the death sentence would be reinstated against Mumia, who has maintained his innocence since being railroaded to death row in 1982. The court’s ruling will be announced at a later date. Supporters for Mumia included a delegation from the Transport Workers Union Local 100; Charles Barron, the New York gubernatorial candidate for the Freedom Party; Free Mumia Coalition (NYC), International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal and the International Action Center. Activists traveled from as far away as California, Texas, Arizona, Germany and France to stand with Mumia. – Monica Moorehead
www.youtube.com/peoplesvideo

Posted Nov. 8, 2010
TWO PRESS RELEASES ON MUMIA'S CASE
On November 9, 2010, Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia Will Consider Reinstating Death Sentence on Internationally Renowned Death Row Political Prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal . . . Read more

Posted Nov.4, 2010
Nov 12 Come to the showing of new film Justice On Trial at the Solidarity Center, 55 W. 17th St, 5th Floor on Fri. evening.
Two important NYC showings of the a new and exciting films, on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Sun, Oct. 31 at Riverside Church and Nov. 2 at Baruch. Read more

Posted Sept. 30, 2010
Nov. 9 in Philadelphia: All Out for Mumia Abu-Jamal
Read background article   (Download article)

Posted Sept 23, 2010
Oct. 9 WORLD DAY AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
Several key members of U.S. anti-death penalty organizations have recently made a move to exclude political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal from the movement to abolish the death penalty, arguing that Mumia’s inclusion alienated potential law enforcement supporters of the abolition movement! This position caused an international uproar. October 9 will be a reaffirmation of a real & unifying abolition movement:
We demand 100 percent abolition Now! No exceptions (including MUMIA)!

Oct. 9 at 9 a.m.
RALLY
at Fraternal Order of Police Headquarters,

We demonstrate at the FOP because of their long-term, vicious commitment to executions, even in cases of innocence, and their terrorist attacks against those who fight for justice.
10 a.m. MARCH begins
INDOOR RALLY at La Familia

Scheduled Participants: Welfare Poets, former death row prisoners, journalist Linn Washington and many others

Sponsors: Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Texas Moratorium Network, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, International Action Center, Witness to Innocence (Philadelphia), exonerees from death row

For more information, including Oct. 9
NYC transportation to Philadelphia, visit www.freemumia.com
or call 212-330-8029

Mumia

 

Posted July 18, 2010

Supporting a Civil Rights Investigation for Mumia Abu-Jamal
can help save his life!
 The time to Act is NOW!

Donate NOW to help the campaign to win Mumia’s freedom!

U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Jan. 19 could bring back the death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal
No Death Penalty for Mumia! 
Sign two International petitions for Justice for Mumia Abu Jamal
Petition Attny. Gen. Eric Holder
Petition Pres. Barack Obama

From CNN  http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/01/19/scotus.abu.jamal/
Washington (CNN) -- The Supreme Court has tossed out a lower court ruling that nullified the death sentence for former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. He has been an outspoken activist from behind bars, claiming there were procedural errors during his capital sentencing, and that too few blacks were on the jury. Pennsylvania officials were appealing a federal court ruling on the sentencing question that went in Abu-Jamal's favor in 2008.

The justices made their announcement Monday, ordering a federal appeals court to revisit its earlier ruling granting a new sentencing hearing. The high court last year denied Abu-Jamal's separate petition for a new trial.

The appeals court now has the option of re-imposing the death sentence or ordering a new federal trial to hear other claims of injustice raised by Abu-Jamal.
212-633-6646 www.IACenter.org

Posted April 21, 2010
Supporting a Civil Rights Investigation for Mumia Abu-Jamal
can help save his life! The time to Act is NOW!

Join us in Washington, D.C. on April 26!
Donate NOW to help the campaign to win Mumia’s freedom!

Posted April 16, 2010

GET YOUR BUS TICKETS NOW

This is Stage II of Our Campaign for a CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION of the CASE of MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
Buses leaving from NYC at 5 AM from 33rd Street and 8th Avenue, North end of the Main NYC Post Office.

Call 212 330-8029 to make a reservation. $25 roundtrip (some partial scholarships are available).

For transportation from Philly, call 215-476-8812. Folks also coming from Pittsburgh and Upstate New York.

PRESS CONFERENCE: 11:30 AM, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue

1:00 PM RALLY AT DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: 915 Pennsylvania Avenue

3:30 -5:00 PM FOLLOW UP MEETING: New York Avenue Presbyterian Church

Read more

Natioanal Writers Union for Mumia

Posted March 19, 2010

An appeal from Pam Africa:

We need your help again for justice for Mumia! 

Dear Friends and Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal

The time has come to ante up for Mumia. We are writing to invite you to join our Civil Rights Investigation Campaign (CRIC) on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal with your checkbooks and credit cards. As many of you know, the campaign is urging the Justice Department to open an investigation into the decades-long violations of Mumia's civil rights. As you also know, Mumia recently suffered a setback when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the Philadelphia district attorney, vacating earlier rulings that had overturned the death penalty and granted a new sentencing-phase trial. Now, the Third Circuit Court will decide whether or not to execute Mumia without having a new sentencing trial. It's no exaggeration to say that Mumia's life is in grave danger — more than ever. Read more

Feb 13., 2010 Philadelphia organizing meeting to stop the murder of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Leaflet for Mumia Abu-Jamal Teachin

 

Ramona Africa speaks at MUmia teachin
To see PVN
video of
Ramona
Africa

Listen to Mumia
Abu-Jamal's statement on the Law

 

Victor Toro says Free Mumia
To see PVN
video of
Victor Toro

Nana Soul

Greetings
from Lynne Stewart

Free the
Cuban 5

 

Pam Africa
Call for a
Civil Rights
Investigation of
COINTELPRO &
the FOP with
Suzanne Ross,
Lawrence Hayes
and Pam Africa

 

Linn Washington
To see
PVN video
with Linn Washington
speaking

Bolvilarian Support

Venzuelan
Support

 

 

Suzanne Ross
To see PVN
video with Suzanne Ross
speaking

For the complete collection of videos from the Feb 13th Teach in for
Mumia go to IACenter.org Web-site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted Jan. 28, 2010
Now is the time to act on dangerous legal exception for Mumia

Jan. 19 Bulletin:  U.S. Supreme Court ruling today
could bring back the death penalty for Mumia Abu-Jamal

No Death Penalty for Mumia! 
Sign two International petitions for Justice for Mumia Abu Jamal
Petition Attny. Gen. Eric Holder
Petition Pres. Barack Obama

From CNN  http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/01/19/scotus.abu.jamal/
Washington (CNN) -- The Supreme Court has tossed out a lower court ruling that nullified the death sentence for former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. He has been an outspoken activist from behind bars, claiming there were procedural errors during his capital sentencing, and that too few blacks were on the jury. Pennsylvania officials were appealing a federal court ruling on the sentencing question that went in Abu-Jamal's favor in 2008.

The justices made their announcement Monday, ordering a federal appeals court to revisit its earlier ruling granting a new sentencing hearing. The high court last year denied Abu-Jamal's separate petition for a new trial.

The appeals court now has the option of re-imposing the death sentence or ordering a new federal trial to hear other claims of injustice raised by Abu-Jamal.

212-633-6646 www.IACenter.org

 

Posted January. 15, 2010
Please help to spread the petition
to President Obama against the death penalty
and for Mumia Abu-Jamal:
http://www.petitiononline.com/Mumialaw/petition.html
Read more about petition

December 2009
Dec. 9 Protest and organizing meeting on Mumia's Birthday and 28th year of incarceration
Nov. 12 D.C. protest demands‘Justice for Mumia’

Posted Dec. 17, 2009
Legal update on Mumia's case - Grave danger presists

Statement by Robert R. Bryan,
lead attorney of Mumia Abu-Jamal,
San Francisco:

Today, on Dec. 14, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken its last decisions for this year, taking X-mas holidays till January 11, the day it will officially resume its work.

Surprisingly, in the case of my client Mumia Abu-Jamal the Supreme Court hasn't yet taken a decision whether he will live and get a new jury trial determing his sentence, or whether he will die under the hands of the executioner. Actually, we had won a partial victory last year before the U.S. Appeals Court since the federal judges with their March 27, 2008 decision held out the prospect of a conversion of the death verdict into a life sentence. All the same, Mumia is still on death row because the prosecution filed an appeal wit the Supreme Court in order to push through his execution. Mumia is now in the greatest danger to be executed since his arrest on December 9, 1981.

Posted Oct. 27, 2009
Call for Nov. 12 Protest in Washington , D.C.to save Mumia’s life

Civil rights investigation demanded Massive outreach and publicity are needed.
For more information visit
www.freemumia.com

Posted Sept. 30, 2009
A visit with Mumia Abu-Jamal

Monica Moorehead, Larry Holmes and Larry Hales travel to Waynesburg, Pa.,
from Tent City in Pittsburgh before the G-20 protests to visit political prisoner
Mumia Abu-Jamal on death row at the State Correctional Institution-Greene Unit.

Mumia's speech broadcast at the Rally leading to the March for Jobs
'G20 Speech' Played In Pittsburgh on Sept 20 before the G-20 Summit. Recorded Sept 13

Mumia: G-20 or more G-money
Mumia's audio column from August 18.

Rev. Tom Smith speaks at Sept 20 rally leading to March for Jobs before the G-20 summit  in Pittsburgh
Rev. Tom Smith speaks at Rally leading to Jobs March in Pittsburgh Tent City before the G-20 summit.
Mumia's column on G-20 was broadcast to the rally.
Photo by Brenda Sandburg

Black Waxx and Artisit and Activists
BLACK WAXX AND ARTISTS & ACTIVISTS UNITED FOR PEACE

Celebrate the release of On the Move – Sounds Inspired by
Mumia Abu-Jamal and tthe voices that have come together to
demand through words and song that Mumia Abu-Jamal be set free!

New York—On Aug. 21 the Solidarity Center here was filled with five hours of inspiring sounds: music and spoken word from talented artists (photo right) brought together to support the case of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, known worldwide as the “voice of the voiceless.”

Black Waxx Recordings and Artists and Activists United for Peace organized the celebration to officially release a powerful two-disc CD called “On the Move—Sounds Inspired by Mumia Abu-Jamal.” It aims to help raise broader awareness of the political significance of Mumia’s case and why he should be set free immediately after spending more than 27 years on Pennsylvania’s death row. Throughout the evening, the audience clapped, sang, cried and chanted during the performances. Some of the artists who lent their voices to the CD—such as Nana Soul, Stephanie Rice, SoSoon, Maya Azucena, Spiritchild, Latisha Devine, Melinda Davis and others—gave live performances. The acclaimed, legendary film director Melvin Van Peebles and Pam Africa from International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal gave special remarks. U-Savior Washington, a film director and a producer of the CD, presided over the program.

August 21 has been designated “Black August” because on this day, 38 years ago, Soledad Brother and Black Panther Party leader George Jackson was assassinated by prison guards in San Quentin prison.

Report & photo by Monica Moorehead

ON A MOVE

A
nnouncing ON THE MOVE
Sounds inspired by MUMIA ABU JAMAL
To order the CD, e-mail info@blackwaxx.com

This 2-disc album is a triumphant tribute to Mumia’s living legacy and the excellence of all of the artists who have contributed to this masterpiece!
Those lending their voices to this powerful collection range from renaissance to world-renowned artists such as Grammy winners Public Enemy, Maya Azucena and Living Colour, Abiodun Oyewole of the world-famous Last Poets, who are internationally credited as the godfathers of rap, Philadelphia born Res whose song “They Say Vision” hit number one on Billboard charts, internationally acclaimed jazz and R&B vocalist Stephanie Rice, Immortal Technique—one of the most well-known unsigned rappers in the world, two-time National Endowment for the Arts winner Fred Ho and two-time John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner Nana Soul. Other artists on the compilation include Kahlil Khan, Latisha Divine, Kobe James, Hasan Salaam, AKIR, The Hard Wash, SoSoon, Spiritchild, Kafele Bandele, Voice of the Children, Yaw and Melinda Davis. On the Move also features commentary by Larry Holmes, Monica Moorehead, Richard Kossally, Sara Flounders, Michael Kramer, Larry Hales, Brenda Stokely and Johnnie Stevens.

Posted June 25
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to address NAACP 100th Anniversary Convention
JULY 13 at the Hilton Hotel, 1135 Ave. of the America and W. 54th St. New York, NY
NOON PRESSCONFERENCE 5 pm - 8 pm, Educational Rally, Flyering inside & outside for main opening plenary
JUSTICE FOR TROY DAVIS AND MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

NAACP:  Join the Campaign for a Civil Rights Investigation of the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal  
WE MUST ACT NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!

In 2004, the NAACP voted unanimously (with one "nay" vote) to "reiterate its support of the international movement for a new and fair trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal."  Yet the organization has done nothing since that time to ensure justice for Mumia. This April, the US Supreme Court ruled on Mumia Abu-Jamal's 27- year struggle against injustice and racism in the courts:  no new trial, no hearing, no opportunity for the mounds of evidence of Mumia's innocence to be presented, no recognition of the widely denounced violations of Mumia's constitutional rights, especiall, of racial bias.

RESULT:  Mumia will get either EXECUTION - What the State of PA. is seeking
- or at "BEST," LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE, DESPITE HIS INNOCENCE.


Eric Holder and the Justice Department have the power to review Mumia's conviction and officially air the evidence that can overturn it!  The NAACP, as the oldest civil rights organization in this country, has to live up to its promise of 2004 and to its historic mandate.
CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION NOW!

For more information contact the Free Mumia Coaliton
www.FreeMumia.com or call 212.330.8029
Free Mumia Coalition

Posted May 7, 2009
Emergency Rally Friday, May 8, 4-6 pm
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building 163 West 125th Street Community
Meeting will follow at 6:30 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 521 West 126th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam

The following call was sent out by the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC): We call on our elected officials to speak out on the threatened execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal Despite mounds of evidence of his innocence and ample legal basis for overturning his conviction, and after 27 years of police, prosecutorial, and judicial misconduct, Mumia has been denied a new trial by the U.S. Supreme Court. He now faces execution or life in prison without parole.

All indications are that the District Attorney of Philadelphia, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the media supporters of both will be relentless in continuing to seek Mumia’s execution. We are demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder conduct a civil rights investigation of this case based on the ongoing conspiracy to deny Mumia his constitutional rights.
Sign the International Online Petition for Justice for Mumia!

A report on book release and birthday events in Solidarity with with Mumia Ab-Jamal

Posted April 18
Attention:  On Friday, April 24, Mumia's 55th birthday, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal are calling for worldwide "Honk for Mumia" celebrations of resistance. Pick as many sites as you can in your local area at 12 noon or after work with signs and banners at intersections saying "Honk for Mumia"!

Posted April 15
URGENT Sign the
International Online Petition for Justice for Mumia!

Friday 4/24, Philadelphia, MORE THAN A BOOK RELEASE! A CELEBRATION OF JAILHOUSE LAWYERS!
Where: Church of the Advocate, 1801 W. Diamond St., Philadelphia, PA
When: 6 pm Contact: International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal 215-476-8812

Saturday 4/25, NYC, More Than a Book Party: A Tribute to Jailhouse Lawyers
Where: Riverside Church, 120th St. & Claremont Ave., Room 411, MLK Wing
When: 4 pm Contact: 212 330 8029 or www.freemumia.com

Posted April 2009
Supreme Court denies review

Struggle intensifies to free Mumia

Posted April 10
On Wednesday Evening, April 29th 2009 · Newark Public Library · 4th Floor Auditorium · 5 Washington St.
Come and Participate in an Emergency Community Forum and Book Party!

RACE MATTERS - THE DEATH PENALTY
& THE INCREDIBLE CASE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL!

Listen to the April 9, 2009 WBAI Radio show "Where We Live"
focusing on the case of death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the April 4 U.S. Supreme Court ruling which rejected Abu-Jamal's appeal for a new guilt phase trial. The show is hosted by Suzanne Ross, who is Co-Chair of the New York City Coalition to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, and features as guests:
Pam Africa
, Coordinator of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Linn Washington Jr
, Philadelphia Tribune columnist and Temple University professor of journalism
Vincent Southerland
, Assistant counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

April 9 - EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION - Meeting Sat., April 11 - 6 pm - Solidarity Center 55 W 17 St, 5C Fl, NYC with Mumia's vicious kaptors putting out a rumor that Mumia had been found dead in his cell, please treat this announcement withthe utmost seriousness. ...

Posted April 6
The US Supreme Court has turned down Mumia's perfectly precedented appeal re striking Blacks from juries.  In the historic Batson decision in 1986, as well as in the recent Texas case of Thomas miller-El, the Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors cannot strike jurors on the basis of race.
S
upreme Court lets Mumia Abu-Jamal's conviction stand
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/04/06/mumia.supreme.court/

EMERGENCY MEETING The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition NYC and Millions 4 Mumia present: “In Prison My Whole Life”
Saturday April 11 at the Solidarity Center 55 West 17th Street 5th Floor (btw. 5th & 6th Ave)
Directions: take 1,2,3, F,V,A,C,E to 14th Street

Posted April 2
Sign the petition from the German Network Against the Death Penalty
and to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal 
 

Posted April 1
Concerned Family and Friends Leaflet
Download leaflet for the Philadelphia Celebration
of Mumia Abu Jamal's New book:
"Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners vs. the U.S.A.”
(City Lights Books, 2009).

Posted April 1
The latest twist in the Mumia Case
Supreme test
By Linn Washington

Legal Update: Feb 8, 2009
Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeals
Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Legal Update: December 15, 2008
from From: Robert R. Bryan, lead counsel
U.S. Supreme Court developments regarding
Mumia Abu-Jamal, death row


Dec 6 Int’l Day of Actions in cities across the U.S. & the World
U.S. activists in solidarity with political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

People's Video Network in NYC has produced 2 videos from the demonstration supporting Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia on Dec. 6, 2008.

The first video titled "New Evidence for Mumia" features Ramona Africa of MOVE, a solidarity message from Venezuela, a presentation at the crime scene by Journalists for Mumia focusing on alleged eye witness Robert Chobert's missing taxi and testimony from Billy Cook's trial, and most dramatically Pam Africa in front of DA Lynne Abraham's office detailing the different new evidence of both DA misconduct and Mumia's innocence. Africa focused particularly on the newly discovered crime scene photos that were suppressed by the DA in 1982 and 1995. Africa handed the new evidence to Civil Affairs Captain William Fisher for him to deliver to DA Abraham. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5M1qRamSGo

The second video titled "Youth for Mumia" is from the conclusion of the protest march in front of the Federal Court at 6th and Market, where Mumia's oral arguments took place on May 17, 2007. Featured are Pam Africa and Isolina from Iglesia San Romero de las Americas.  Also featured are Monica Moorehead of the International Action Center, and Larry Hale of Fight Imperialism—Stand Together (FIST) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y-vJCt9XS8

Marching toward the Federal Building in Philadelphia

December 6, 2008
Lucasville, Ohio Political Prisoners support Mumia Abu-Jamal

A Journalists for Mumia flyer to reflect the news that the DA is appealing to execute Mumia without a new sentencing trial, as well as the new deadlines for the petitions to the US Supreme Court, and the flyer is also at the link here:
http://abu-jamal-news.com/docs/crflyer.pdf

Posted Sept. 12, 2008
U.S. Supreme Court litigation on behalf of
Mumia Abu-Jamal, death row, Pennsylvania

From:      Robert R. Bryan, lead counsel

Posted July 24,2008
PLEASE Be on Point for Mumia! Friday, July 25
Given the bad news we just received regarding the Third Circuit's refusal to reconsider Mumia's appeal, and the limited legal options now open to him, we have decided to call this open meeting for all interested and able to come. We know it is very short notice but Attorney Soffiyah Elija, who is one of Mumia's attorneys at this stage of the proceedings and who just visited Mumia this past Monday, is only available this Friday. So join us to better understand the legal situation and to plan our next steps of RESISTANCE! ONA MOVE! The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC)

July 17, 2008
Legal update on Mumia Abu-Jamal

On July 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia filed a petition on the case of death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Robert R. Bryan, lead counsel for Abu-Jamal, submitted the petition on June 27 focusing on the racist exclusion of Black jurors during Abu-Jamal’s original trial in 1982.

Abu-Jamal was convicted of first degree murder of a white police officer on July 3, 1982, and has been fighting for the right to a new trial to prove his innocence. He was denied the right to legal representation at his trial and was railroaded to Pennsylvania’s death row due to his revolutionary politics.

If the Third Circuit rules against the petition, the next appeal will be sent to the U.S. Supreme Court.
- from Monica Moorehead

Read July 8 Report from Mumia's lead Council Robert Ryan

July 7 Article on developments by David Lindorf
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Mumia-Abu-Jamal-s-Long-Sho-by-Dave-Lindorff-080707-97.html

 

June 10, 2008
L
egal Update on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is still on Pennsylvania’s death row.
From Robert R. Bryan, lead counsel

April 11, 2008
The third circuit court of appeals ruled against a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal. They have called for a sentencing hearing which can result in either an execution or life in prison without parole.
To read the third ciruit court opinion document click here
April 11, 2008
Legal Update from Robert Bryan

March 30, 2008
This Is No Victory”—Analysis of recent court decision by Linn Washington Jr.

April 19 mobilization New York and Philadelphia and St Denis, France

NYC, April 23 In the Struggle to Free Mumia and in Honor of his 54th Birthday …
an evening of music, performance, and film Master percussionist of Jazz and World Music

April 1, 2008
Cuba Granma International: Mumia: “Unshakeable determination”

Posted April 7, 2008
Communique du comité Martiniquais
« SAUVER MUMIA ABU-JAMAL »

Posted April 7, 2008
Communiqué de presse du comité Mumia Saint Denis

TOUT ESPOIR ANNULE POUR MUMIA ? French protest planned for April 19

March 28
Following mixed court ruling, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s lead attorney maintains hope
for overturning conviction. Interview with Robert Bryan, Mumia's lead attorney,
by Amy Goodman & Juan Gonzalez on the court decision

Two other important articles on the recent Third Circuit Court decision
denying Mumia a new guilt-phase trial are written by Dave Lindorff
and Michael Schiffmann.

Day after protests report from Monica Moorehead:
Friday, March 28 - New York City - Houston - San Diego - San Francisco

New York Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition www.FreeMumia.com
Hotline 212.330.8029 P.O. Box 16, College Station, NY, NY 10040

There will be a massive protest in Philadelphia on April 19
Spread far and wide!

Mobilize for Mumia's Life!

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and All Political Prisoners!

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