VIDEO: Angela Davis Speaks for Mumia Abu-Jamal
On April 24, in Oakland, CA, former political prisoner Angela Y. Davis spoke in support of death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, at an event marking Abu-Jamal's 55th birthday and the release of his new book: Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. The USA. Recently interviewed by The SF Bay View Newspaper, Davis wrote an introduction for Jailhouse Lawyers and she is also the author of Are Prisons Obsolete?.
On April 6, 2009, the US Supreme Court rejected Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeal for a new guilt-phase trial. In response, Abu-Jamal will be filing a "petition for re-hearing" by the end of April. The Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to consider the Philadelphia DA's separate appeal, through which, the DA wants to execute Mumia WITHOUT a new sentencing hearing.
Please read the SF Bay View Newspaper report for more information, and be sure to sign the ONLINE PETITION.
As reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer and UPI, supporters are calling for intervention by the US Justice Department. Please contact the White House online, by phone: (202) 456-1111, and at FreeMumia.com.
WE CALL ON OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO SPEAK OUT ON THE THREATENED EXECUTION OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
Despite mounds of evidence of his innocence, and ample legal basis for overturning his conviction, and after 27 years of police, prosecutorial, and judicial misconduct, Mumia has been denied a new trial by the US Supreme Court. He now faces execution or life in prison without parole. All indications are that the Attorney General of Philadelphia, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the media supporters of both will be relentless in continuing to seek Mumia's execution. We are demanding that Attorney General Eric Holder conduct a civil rights investigation of this case based on the ongoing conspiracy to deny Mumia his constitutional rights. Go to www.freemumia.com to sign this letter. Our elected officials must actively support this campaign!
FRIDAY MAY 8TH
4 -6 PM
ADAM CLAYTON POWELL, JR. STATE OFFICE BUILDING (Harlem State Office Building)
163 West 125th Street
COMMUNITY MEETING WILL FOLLOW AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, International Action Center/Millions for Mumia, Harlem Tenants Council
For more information: Hotline: 212 330-8029 or www.freemumia.com