Thursday, April 09, 2009

NY & Philadelphia: April 11: Emergency Strategy Meetings!


Emergency Meeting in Response to the U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

On April 6, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeal for a new guilt-phase trial. TheSupreme Court has not yet decided whether to consider the Philadelphia DA's separate appeal, which is attempting to execute Abu-Jamal WITHOUT a new sentencing hearing. In response to yesterday's rejection, Abu-Jamal's lead attorney, Robert R. Bryan, will be filing a "petition for re-hearing" in the U.S. Supreme Court.

On Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 6:00 p.m., there will be an open strategy session to determine our next steps forward.This isn’t the first time the Supreme Court chose not to look into this case. It’s quite obvious that they don’t want to look into the case because of its political implications. They clearly are holding fast to the rule that “the Black man has no rights which the white man is bound to respect.” We must not let them get away with it.Since the highest court in the land didn’t even bother to explain why they turned down the case, it’s our job toanalyze the situation and respond strategically and forcefully.

After the strategy meeting, we will watch the recently released documentary, In Prison My Whole Life, shown at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and in the British Parliament this year. The film provides a comprehensive overview of the case and includes the recently released photos showing how Philadelphia police tampered with crime scene evidence.

Dinner will be available for $5, and it will be served promptly at 6:00 p.m.

What: Open Meeting in Response to the Outrageous and Racist Ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court

When: Saturday, April 11, 2009, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Solidarity Center, 55 West 17th Street, 5th Floor
(btw. 5th & 6th Avenues)

Directions: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, F, or V to 14th Street

Sponsored by: Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC) • 212-330-8029

Free All Political Prisoners! •



When: Saturday, April 11, 2009
10 am – 12 noon

Where: Abiding Truth Ministries Church, 5701 Washington, Ave. Philly

Contact: 215 476 8812 or

Given the decision April 24th is taking on a new urgency and importance!!!

PLEASE CONTACT to receive the two new flyers: one details April 24th and the other lists the Revolutionary Week of events in Philly and NYC. Please print these out and copy them double-sided.

If you can donate copies to ICFFMAJ call 215 476 8812 or email Please make it a priority to attend events and distribute flyers!

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