11 AM PRESS CONFERENCE
1 PM DELIVERY OF LETTERS TO JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
AT THIS CRITICAL MOMENT IN MUMIA'S CASE, A CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION COULD MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH FOR HIM. IT COULD ALSO OPEN THE DOOR FOR MUMIA'S ULTIMATE RELEASE.
There is right now a very dangerous converging of forces committed to the execution of Mumia. Lynne Abraham, the current District Attorney in Philadelphia, is calling loudly for the Supreme Court to reinstate Mumia's death sentence so that Governor Ed Rendell can do what he has repeatedly promised to do: sign the death warrant. The US Supreme Court is currently reviewing a death penalty case that could have serious implications for Mumia. A ruling on Mumia's case could come anytime.
To cover up the obscenity of their trying to murder an innocent Black man, a great thinker and revolutionary, they now have a Black man, Seth Williams, leading the race for those running to replace DA Abraham. Williams, who is expected to be the next DA of Philadelphia, has stated that he believes Mumia is guilty and should be executed. He is being actively supported by the Fraternal Order of Police.
Finally, on December 9th, the 28th anniversary of the original incident that led to Mumia's incarceration and death sentence, a new film, a hit-piece, called "The Barrel of a Gun" also produced by a Black man, will premiere both in the US and Germany.
PLEASE JOIN US. YOU CAN DO ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. Organizations: co-sponsor the November 12th event at the Justice Department, and please, send us whatever financial contributions you can. We are asking for at least $50 from each organization. Checks should be made out to the FMAJC/IFCO and sent to FMAJC, PO Box 16, College Station, New York, NY 10030, or you can make a contribution on www.freemumia.com
2. Organizations and individuals: help us get the word out. Mobilize. Raise and contribute money. Forward this letter to your lists. Fliers will be ready in a few days.
3. Come to the Coalition's next meeting, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, at 6:30 PM at ST. MARY'S CHURCH, 521 WEST 126TH STREET, BETWEEN AMSTERDAM AND BROADWAY to get fliers, share ideas, and volunteer your work and financial contributions. Organizations are urged to send representatives. Everyone attending will be encouraged to take on work.
FRIDAY, OCT 23, 6:30 PM, AT ST. MARY'S CHURCH, 521 WEST 126TH STREET
(LIST OF SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER DETAILS WILL FOLLOW, AS WILL FLIERS)
Free Mumia and All Political Prisoners! Abolish the Death Penalty! Abolish the Prison Industrial Complex!
Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Suzanne Ross, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition
For more information: Call 212-330-8029, 215-476-8812 and check www.freemumia.com