Fighting for Mumia Abu-Jamal: Major Forum Saturday

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Mumia supporters outside the prison where he's confined. Photo: Joe Piette--Flickr

All out to bring Mumia Abu-Jamal home

December 9, 2017 marks 36 years since Mumia Abu-Jamal was wrongfully arrested and jailed by Philadelphia police who helped frame him for a murder of a police officer.

Mumia maintains his innocence.

In the past the movement, united and determined, has won significant victories for Mumia, including his removal from death row in 2011. This unity and support is needed more than ever.

However life without parole is still a death sentence. Mumia’s current legal case could lead to his freedom – with enough mass pressure. Mumia’s fight is part of the struggle against White supremacy.

Observations of this year’s anniversary have taken on a new significance.

In April attorneys for Mumia filed for a new hearing based on a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling which found that Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge, Ronald Castille, violated the rights of another death row prisoner when he ruled on a case he’d overseen as DA in Philadelphia. Mumia’s case, which could open the way for a new trial, remains unresolved in the Philadelphia court system.

Earlier this year Mumia also won the battle to get treatment for Hepatitis C. However while his Hep C is cured, Mumia still suffers from severe skin rashes.

How can you help?

On Friday, Dec. 8 Teach-in: Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?
6pm at the Church of the Advocate, 1801 Diamond St., Philadelphia.

This teach-in will include three panels covering the following topics: The Current Age of White Supremacy, International and Immigrant Solidarity and an Update on Mumia Abu-Jamal's case. Special performance by Shyste a.k.a Mrs Betty's Son.

On Saturday, Dec. 9, a forum on Mass Incarceration (A2Z) will be held at 2pm at 55 N. Broad St. (Arch St. UMC).

Take it to the streets. Leading up to the forum on Dec. 9, there will be a demonstration starting at 11am at the soon-to-be-taken-down Rizzo Statue, 1401 JFK Blvd. in Philly.

Contribute financially: Donations are in serious need in order for supporters to keep getting out information about the case. Contributions can be made via using We are also in process of setting up a account to encourage monthly recurring donations. Keep posted for more information.

Sponsors: International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; International Action Center; Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC); Campaign to Bring Mumia Home; Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal; Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.

For more information:, 215-724-1618.

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