Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lynching Then, Lynching Now: the Roots of Racism & the Death Penalty in the U.S."

From Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, NYC:

PRESENTING the CEDP's National Speaking Tour for 2009 - 2010
A National Speaking Tour of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty

Join us for a teach-in tour stop at City College of New York City, Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This year's tour looks at the historic link between the death penalty and lynching in the United States. Hear from those who have been freed from death row, activists and scholars on the role of racism in our criminal justice system and why the death penalty and unjust sentencing need to be abolished.

Visit the national Tour blog at http://cedptour.blogspot.com/


Marvin Reeves - Police torture victim and former IL prisoner, freed in 2009

Yusef Salaam – Exonerated in the Central Park Jogger case (NYC). Board member, Campaign to End the Death Penalty

Lawrence Hayes – Former NY death row prisoner

Marlene Martin - National Director, Campaign to End the Death Penalty

7 PM
137th Street & Amsterdam Avenue

The CCNY tour stop is sponsored by Amnesty International USA Local Group 11, Correctional Assoc. of New York, Drop the Rock, Educators for Mumia, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition-NYC, Grassroots Artists Movement (G.A.Me), International Socialist Organization The Paper (CCNY)
(list in formation -- email nyc@nodeathpenalty.org to endorse)

Mumia's FBI File Available for Download

For the first time in the history of Mumia's case, we now have electronic access to his much redacted 900 page FBI file which was all collected several years BEFORE there was any question of a crime or of killing a cop.  It is a record of the targeting of Mumia since the time he was 14 years old

Download the PDF files at:  http://freemumia.com/mumia_file.zip