FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL COALITION (NYC)
P.O. BOX 16, COLLEGE STATION
NEW YORK, N.Y. 10030
Hotline: 212 330-8029
14 November 2008
Mumia Abu-Jamal still faces a state-sponsored murder.
Last March, in a 2-1 decision, a panel of the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals refused to grant him a new trial. The judges also upheld a lower court's decision overturning his death sentence, giving the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania the option of convening a new sentencing hearing or letting Mumia languish the rest of his life in prison.
Our side immediately appealed. We believe that Mumia is innocent and should never have been tried in the first place. Moreover, the so-called trial in 1982 has been condemned by Amnesty International and many others as a grotesque violation of basic human rights.
The state, however, maintained months of deathly silence. Until now, when it announced that it, too, will appeal. If the state is successful, Mumia will get a new execution date with not even a hearing.
The state desperately wants Mumia silenced forever. That this hasn't happened for the last 25 years is only because hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have supported him in the streets, on the picketline, and through scores of other means. Building this support, however, takes money, and that is the purpose of this message.
On 6 December Mumia's supporters are organizing an International Day of Solidarity with actions scheduled in cities around the world. Flyers, signs, banners and busses will be needed. We ask you please to contribute generously to make this day and future organizing efforts successful so that Mumia will finally walk out of jail free.
Tax-deductible checks may be made out to and sent by mail to the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC)/IFCO at the address at the top of this page. Other contributions may be sent electronically by clicking on the How You Can Help and Donate buttons on the Coalition website, www.freemumia.com.
We look forward to hearing from you.