Dear Prison Justice Friends,
Sorry I missed the last conference call. I've been working on this upcoming event,
the intense campaign in Philadelphia to execute Mumia, the two new films that came
out last Tuesday on Mumia's case (one done by the Fraternal Order of Police, the
other done by a Mumia supporter) and now the announcement that there will be oral
hearings on November 9th on whether or not Mumia's death sentence should be
reinstated. If you are in the Philadelphia area on October 9, please join us. For
those in the NYC area, there is also an event on Thursday night, Oct 7th at St.
Mary's Church on police terrorism and the death penalty.
WORLD DAY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY
Saturday, October 9
9 AM RALLY AT BROAD & SPRING GARDEN, 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 AM MARCH BEGINS
11:30 AM INDOOR RALLY La Familia, 1310 North Broad Street
WE DEMAND 100% ABOLITION NOW! NO EXCEPTIONS (INCLUDING MUMIA!)!
Total Death Row Prisoners: 3,000+
122+ Exonerated Death Row Prisoners
How Many More Are Innocent?
Several key members of US anti-death penalty organizations have recently made a move
to exclude 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 and unifying abolition movement:
100% ABOLITION! NO EXCEPTIONS!
NEW FILM BY JOHANNA FERNANDEZ, PACKED WITH NEW EVIDENCE AND NEW LIVE INTERVIEWS,
WILL BE SHOWN.
JUSTICE ON TRIAL: THE CASE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
CECIL GUTZMORE, Pan-African scholar and activist based in United Kingdom and
Jamaica, involved in political and community work and activism within the African
community, one of the editors of the celebrated black theoretical and discussion
Black Liberator and has published in such journals as Marxism Today, Race and Class,
and Jamaica Journal ANournal as well as being a columnist on the Jamaica Daily
Gleaner and a contributor to the Jamaica Observer. lecturer at the University of the
West Indies, Jamaica, and the University of North London (now London Metropolitan
University); engaged in research and writing on Caribbean folk/popular culture,
Creolisation, Pan-Africanism, the history of race and racism, the debate generated
by Eric Williams¹ Capitalism and Slavery and the historical-legal basis of the case
for Euro-American reparations for the Atlantic 'trade' in and enslavement of
Africans, facilitator and founding member of the growing international campaign
Reparations! Haiti First! Haiti Now!
PROFESSOR CLAUDE GUILLAUMAUD-PUJOL, Coordinator, French Mumia Abu-Jamal Collective:
Member, Steering Committee of World Coalition Against the Death Penalty; Author of
the French biography of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
FORMER DEATH ROW PRISONERS
JOURNALIST LINN WASHINGTON, Linn Washington Jr. is an investigative reporter who has
researched and written about race/class based inequities embedded in the U.S.
criminal justice system for over twenty-five years. He is a columnist for The
Philadelphia Tribune and is a founding member of the online progressive newspaper
This Can't Be Happening.
PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE COMMITTEE, Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. and JR Valrey
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), Exonorees from Death Row.
NYC bus info: to buy a ticket call, 212-330-8029 ($15)
Buses leave at 6:30 from 33rd Street and 8th Avenue
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Dear Prison Justice Friends,