Occupy The Justice Dept (OccupyforMumia)

Occupy The Justice Dept (OccupyforMumia) Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Occupy the Justice Department! DEMAND the release of Mumia Abu Jamal & ALL Political Prisoners! 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington DC.
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contact info: Phone: 1 215.600.6626 Email: [email protected] Next stop -Mumia's FREEDOM! Now that the celebrated, radical journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, is off death row, many dare to imagine the next step--his release from prison. On December 9, 2011 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, where over 1,100 people gathered to mark the 30th anniversary of Mumia's incarce

contact info: Phone: 1 215.600.6626 Email: [email protected] Next stop -Mumia's FREEDOM! Now that the celebrated, radical journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, is off death row, many dare to imagine the next step--his release from prison. On December 9, 2011 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, where over 1,100 people gathered to mark the 30th anniversary of Mumia's incarce

You can save a black man from being killed by the state.  Use your voice.  Organize or attend an action in your city.  F...
04/08/2015

You can save a black man from being killed by the state. Use your voice. Organize or attend an action in your city. For more information go to www.bringmumiahome.com

04/07/2015

For more information on Mumia and updates on actions please follow @bringmumiahome on Twitter

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04/02/2015
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The latest Tweets from Bring Mumia Home (@BringMumiaHome). International Campaign Demanding Release of Journalist & Political Prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal Wrongfully Imprisoned 32yrs For Murder of Philly Officer. Philly,NYC,D.C.

@BringMumiaHome: TODAY #MumiaMustLive Twitter Town Hall at 1pm (EST) please RT and participate. We all we got! http://t....
04/02/2015
Bring Mumia Home on Twitter

@BringMumiaHome: TODAY #MumiaMustLive Twitter Town Hall at 1pm (EST) please RT and participate. We all we got! http://t.co/kfHNXthqJ7

“TODAY #MumiaMustLive Twitter Town Hall at 1pm (EST) please RT and participate. We all we got!”

03/30/2015

Mumia Update: Keep The Pressure Going
Because we all have been calling SCI Mahanoy shut down some of their phone lines.
Please call these numbers to demand that Mumia's family see him at Schuylkill Medical Center immediately.
Call these numbers now to demand the hospital give visitation rights for Mumia's family:
Richard Ellers
Director, PA Department of Corrections Health Care Services
[email protected]
(717) 728-5311
John Wetzel
Secretary, PA Department of Corrections
(717) 728-4109
Schuylkill Medical Center
420 S Jackson St, Pottsville, PA
(570) 621-5000
SCI Mahanoy
Superindendent John Kerestes
(570) 773-2158

@iamanthonyriley #TheVoice contestant who sang a James Brown song was released from the show because he dedicated his ba...
03/25/2015
Anthony Riley on Twitter

@iamanthonyriley #TheVoice contestant who sang a James Brown song was released from the show because he dedicated his battle round win in a tweet to Mumia Abu Jamal. We need your help in supporting Anthony Riley's freedom of speech!! here is link to the tweet https://twitter.com/iamanthonyriley/status/575460471316197376 p

“I dedicate my Battle Round Victory to Mumia Abu Jamal and political prisoners everywhere. #Free Mumia: http://t.co/3Gyt6oAFQj via @YouTube”

05/02/2014

#haikus4Sundiata

Flying higher than
Eagles ever would dare try --
Black Panther with wings.

--Mumia Abu Jamal

M1, Rebel Diaz, Intikana Kekoeia, Squala Orphan LC the Poet, Raging Grannies, Red Microphone Revolutionary JazzThursday,...
04/22/2014

M1, Rebel Diaz, Intikana Kekoeia, Squala Orphan LC the Poet, Raging Grannies, Red Microphone Revolutionary Jazz
Thursday, April 24 6:30PM Mumia's 60th! Join us!

Short piece on a prison visit with Mumia. Echoes of slavery...Very powerful. On feminist wire. please pass along to your...
01/23/2014
Mumia: Vulnerability and Hope

Short piece on a prison visit with Mumia. Echoes of slavery...Very powerful. On feminist wire. please pass along to your lists.

http://thefeministwire.com/2014/01/mumia-vulnerability-and-hope/

By Jessica Millward . I began writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal in December 2011 while he was in the liminal space between Death Row at SCI Greene and his released into the general population at Mahanoy Prison. During the seven weeks that he was in “the hole,” we communicated in a series of ha...

Check out the week-long forum on Mumia & Mass Incarceration starting today at The Feminist Wire - to kick off MLK week. ...
01/20/2014
“Fire in the Skies”: Introduction to the Mumia and Mass Incarceration Forum

Check out the week-long forum on Mumia & Mass Incarceration starting today at The Feminist Wire - to kick off MLK week. Here is where you convene with the radical King. Mumia's piece on King, women and the movement is phenomenal.
http://thefeministwire.com/2014/01/fire-in-the-skies-introduction-to-the-mumia-and-mass-incarceration-forum/

On December 9, 1981, journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested and later charged and convicted for murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. The prosecution’s evidence was weak and pointed to the framing of an innocent man. In the weeks and days before Mumia’s scheduled date…

After my interview with FOX, this is what I have to say.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johanna-fernandez/what-fox-news-an...
01/11/2014
What Fox News and Hannity Blocked Me From Saying: Mumia as Fuel for Right-Wing Agenda

After my interview with FOX, this is what I have to say.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johanna-fernandez/what-fox-news-and-hannity_b_4579196.html

In classic Fox form, the interview with me would not be about the case nor about the appointment of Adegbile. Hannity gave ample time to Katie Pavlich who was representing the views of the prosecution, and who was clearly committed to simply echoing its conclusions.

06/20/2013

Important News Advisory in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

06/20/2013

Important News Advisory in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

WE CALL FOR THE
RELEASE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL NOW!

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:30AM supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal will gather outside the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 530 Walnut Street (17th Floor), Philadelphia, to call for the release of the world renowned imprisoned journalist.

At 1:15PM that day, the Court will hear oral arguments on an appeal filed by Abu-Jamal challenging his resentencing from death to life in prison without parole. At issue is a motion filed by the President of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Judge Pamela Dembe, that failed to notify the defendant or his attorneys of his resentencing. In so doing, Judge Dembe violated Abu-Jamal’s rights to notice of sentencing, to be present and make a statement, and to be apprised of his right to appeal the sentence. These rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and by the laws of the state of Pennsylvania. Had Abu-Jamal not discovered and filed a timely appeal to Judge Dembe’s motion, his right to file future appeals would have been irreparably compromised.

The unconstitutionality of Judge Dembe’s undisclosed filing echoes the history of due process violations in the Abu-Jamal case, which spans more than three decades. In the original trial the judge, prosecutor, and police conspired to suppress evidence of innocence and to obtain a conviction. The prosecution's case was built on the specious premise that only three people were present at the time of the shooting, but a fourth person – the probable perpetrator – was seen fleeing the scene after Officer Daniel Faulkner was fatally shot. The police, prosecutor Joe McGill, and presiding judge Albert Sabo suppressed this from both the defense and jury. In addition, the bullet that killed Officer Faulkner was never matched to Abu-Jamal’s gun, and police failed to perform routine tests on Abu-Jamal’s hands, which would have determined that he had not shot a gun that night.

Judicial bias, impropriety and contempt for the defendant also figure prominently in this history. At the original trial, Judge Sabo twice refused to recuse himself: when his impartiality as a former Under Sheriff of Philadelphia County was questioned; and again, when he came out of retirement to hear Mumia’s 1995 Post Conviction Relief Act Hearing—the most important appeals hearing in the case--on the judicial and prosecutorial violations of the very case over which he presided 15 years earlier.

Similarly, in 1998, Judge Ron Castille of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court was asked to recuse himself from the case; in his previous role as Philadelphia DA he presided over numerous challenges to Abu-Jamal’s appeals, including the claim of racial discrimination in jury selection. Castille’s unethical conduct was later exposed because his name and the seal of his office were stamped on the so-called McMahon tapes, discovered in 1997. The tapes were instructional lectures to new prosecutors on how to eliminate jurors unlikely to convict. In violation of Batson v. Kentucky, some instructions suggested elimination on the basis of race, one of Abu-Jamal’s strongest claims for a new trial. Abu-Jamal’s attorneys called for Judge Castille’s recusal in hearing Abu-Jamal’s appeal and petition for a new trial because the judge had received financial contributions and support from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). In a written defense refusing to do so, he explained that four other judges out of the seven-judge panel received FOP funding.

In 2008, acknowledging the unequal application of the law in the case of Abu-Jamal, Judge Thomas Ambro of the Third Circuit Court wrote that the decision to deny Abu-Jamal the so-called Batson claim of discrimination in jury selection “goes against the grain of our prior actions.” In previous cases with exactly the same claims, the court had granted new trial relief to the defendants, but this time it ruled against Mumia in a two to one decision that overturned the court’s own precedents.

In 2011, Abu-Jamal’s death sentence was confirmed unconstitutional when a Supreme Court motion allowed to stand the past rulings of four federal judges who had as early as 2001 set aside the death penalty in this case. In late 2011, Archbishop Desmond Tutu called for Abu-Jamal’s release -- "Now that it is clear that Mumia should never have been on death row in the first place, justice will not be served by relegating him to prison for the rest of his life….Based on even a minimal following of international human rights standards, Mumia must now be released….District Attorney Seth Williams [should] rise to the challenge of reconciliation, human rights, and justice: drop this case now, and allow Mumia Abu-Jamal to be immediately released."

Because for more than 28 years Abu-Jamal was wrongly subjected to inhumane conditions on death row, because he is innocent, because he has been consistently denied his Fifth Amendment right to a fair trial, and because of the uninterrupted history of judicial and prosecutorial corruption and police conspiracy in this case, his supporters call for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s immediate release.

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For Interviews Contact:
Pam Africa, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal: 267-760-7344
Dr. Johanna Fernandez, Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal: 917-930-0804
Dr. Suzanne Ross, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC): 212-927- 2924

Timeline Photos
04/11/2013

Timeline Photos

Check it out! In the Boogie Down, view, from the Bruckner Express way, of Rebel Diaz Arts Collective Rooftop. Certainly ...
06/13/2012

Check it out! In the Boogie Down, view, from the Bruckner Express way, of Rebel Diaz Arts Collective Rooftop. Certainly inspired by Occupy the Justice Dept April 24 event.

06/06/2012
Pam Africa Speaks at Stand Your Ground Rally

The work is far from over...Stand Our Ground Rally in Philadelphia PA May 29,2012 Let's work to Free Em' All!!!

Free Marissa Alexander Rally May 29, 2012 (Philadlephia, PA)

05/12/2012
MIKE AFRICA JR: the May 13, 1985 bombing of MOVE

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Along with the new Mike Africa Jr. interview, this video features archival footage from May 13, 1985, including an excerpt of a police video of the fire take...

05/11/2012

IMMEDIATE ACTION call Judge Daniels, 904-630-7075, RIGHT NOW and tell him to release Marissa Alexander NOW!!!

This is a complete sign of hypocrisy.  Duval county procescutors drop charges for this repeat offender because he is a j...
05/10/2012
Charges against Judge Moran's son dropped after he completes community service

This is a complete sign of hypocrisy. Duval county procescutors drop charges for this repeat offender because he is a judge's son but extends the full arm of the law on to Marissa Alexander for protecting herself from her abusive husband. Ask Angela Corey where is the justice in that!!!! Angela Corey - 904-630-7154
Please spread far and wide; Free Marissa Alexander!

Duval County prosecutors have dropped all charges against Chief Circuit Judge Donald Moran's 37-year-old son stemming from his February run-in with Jacksonville Beach police.

We must say Remarley Graham's name as well.  Support and learn about this reality.  We must say our children's names so ...
05/09/2012

We must say Remarley Graham's name as well. Support and learn about this reality. We must say our children's names so we don't forget.

Weekly vigils for Ramarley Graham, which will be held until July 19, 2012, will continue this week. This week's vigil will be dedicated to mothers who have lost children by police brutality and will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012. It will begin in front of 749 East 229th Street, Bronx, New York 10466 (between White Plains Road & Barnes Avenue) and will be followed by a march to the 47th precinct located at 4111 Laconia Avenue (Laconia Ave & 229th St). Refreshment will be served.

The struggle continues, the stuggle is now!!!
04/27/2012
Videos - Occupy the Dept of Justice & Mumia Abu-Jamal\'s Birthday Party

The struggle continues, the stuggle is now!!!

Occupy DC, Occupy the Hood, Chuck D, M1 from Dead Prez, Rebel Diaz, Ramona Africa and a bunch a rowdy Justice seekers rally at the Department of Justice and March on The White House for Mumia Abu-Jamal\'s birthday. 20 some arrests are made.Warning: Some may find language offensive] Published on Apr ...

04/26/2012
Supporters rally on Mumia's birthday to call for his release

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In 1981, journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal was charged with killing a police officer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mumia was convicted of first degree...

04/26/2012
Exclusive: Mumia Abu-Jamal and Danny Glover Speak for First Time Ever on Democracy NowI

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For the first time ever, actor and activist Danny Glover speaks to prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Glover has supported Abu-Jamal for more than two decades. "I just want to tell you that — and I’m really emotional because I didn’t expect to hear your voice this morning — that we continue to struggle and w...

04/26/2012

"The real deal is “OccupyEverything!” Where the People are, there should you be. Where power and wealthare hurting the People, there should you be organizing, resisting, fightingback, winning a better world."

—Mumia Abu-Jamal from Message to the Movement

04/24/2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MUMIA!!

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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

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