Monday, April 20, 2009

Democracy Now Interviews Mumia!

Check out the April 16 interview with Mumia on Democracy Now!

Send Letters to Barack Obama for Mumia!

from Sis. Fatirah Aziz:


Please, please continue to send letters/emails to President Barack Obama on Mumia's behalf. He is the President of the United States, and even if he doesn't directly pardon Mumia, he certainly has the power to initiate an investigation, or other executive action!

NOTE: This is a sample letter, you can replace Mr. Obama with Eric Holder or further personalize it and send it out!

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

I am writing to request that you grant an Executive Pardon, or at the very least, insure that the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal is reviewed by impartial entities. If you or Mrs. Obama investigate this case,you will find innumerable instances of judicial misconduct, evidence tampering and racism. The Governor of Pennsylvania, Edward G. Rendell, the District Attorney Lynn Abraham, and the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Ronald D. Castille, all had a part in rail-roading Mumia. These are the people who are still in power and who thwart every attempt at justice for Mumia.

Mumia is an innocent man. He is a sought after speaker (via audio tapes) at commencements in prestigious universities and other events. He is the author of weekly columns and several best-selling books. Many in the entertainment and educational field have taken up his cause as they realize the injustice being carried out. It is a disgrace and a shame that this wonderful man has been incarcerated for more than thirty years, based on the agenda of those in power.

Realizing that you have a platform for Change and Fairness, I appeal to you and Mrs. Obama to please see that justice is realized in this case. These are his specifics:

Mumia Abu-Jamal # AM 8335
SCI Greene
175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15730

Thank you

Contact info

Pittsburg 4/24 Film Showing + Honk for Mumia Info

WHAT: Film Screening of In Prison My Whole Life, documentary on the life and case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, political prisoner and journalist who has spent 27 years on Pennsylvania's Death Row after being framed for the murder of a police officer.

WHEN: 7:00PM Tuesday, April 21st

WHERE: The Shadow Lounge, Blue Room, 5972 Baum Boulevard, East Liberty

WHY: The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied Mumia's request to rule on his appeal in a decision that makes a mockery of the constitution, due process, and racial equity. View the film and get involved in the movement to free Mumia in Pittsburgh.

WHO: Pgh. Commmittee to Free Mumia

Attention: On Friday, April 24, Mumia's 55th birthday, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal are calling for worldwide "Honk for Mumia" celebrations of resistance. Pick as many sites as you can in your local area at 12 noon or after work with signs and banners at intersections saying "Honk for Mumia"!

Here are some suggestions for your local Honk:
  • If findable, use that foam-core poster board material. Easy to paint or use Markers on, and it's light, won't get bent easily in the wind, and water resistant. Collect that foam core from behind stores that throw it out after using it for displays, etc.
  • Acrylic paint, often findable in half-used cans in the trash, is best. Dries very quickly. Easy water clean-up of brushes etc.
  • Remember not to put lettering up to edges too much. Leave room for your hand to hold the sign without covering the words.
  • Using tape to mount signs can ruin the sign when tape peeled off. Careful.
  • Signs can be Two-Sides...different slogan on each side if wanted.
  • Some signs ought announce Mumia Support Web Sites.
  • Don't overlook that this is about ALL Political Prisoners. Some signs need to mention that.
  • For balance, Signs ought be not only FOR Justice for MAJ and Others...but AGAINST the InJustice System.
  • Best to aim the signs at drivers as they approach....instead of just holding them facing the street in one direction.
  • Eye contact with the drivers is important. Interact. YOU are asking them to support. It can be quite personal.
  • Some drivers have been persuaded that Mumia activists are bad news. They may be afraid. Don't push them. Let them go.
  • Hold signs high, if possible. Motion is good.
  • Spread 'em out. Not all in one cluster. Cover all corners of intersections.
  • If drivers honk....salute them or thank them any way you think of. Acknowledge them.
  • Accompanying banners and waving tassels and pom-poms and drums really complete the scene.
  • Keep fliers handy for those who look receptive.
  • Do not give fingers back to the "fry Mumia" types. They don't know any better.
  • Don't cause accidents or get run over.
Result can well be a Symphony of Horns, with sign holders as Leaders of the drivers are much more prone to honking in support if they are among others. Result can be intensified curiosity by passers-by who want to know what the heck is going on. Result is that many find that they are not alone in support for Mumia and other political prisoners.