Monday, January 23, 2012

Occupy The U.S. Justice Deptartment on Mumia's Birthday - April 24th, 2012

From Ramona Africa:

ONA MOVE, Everybody!  It's time to step up our actions on behalf of our brother freedom fighter, Mumia Abu Jamal.  We need to make it crystal clear that we the people won't stand for this vindictive sadistic torturing of Mumia by those that are furious at not being able to legally murder him.  You are being strongly urged to demonstrate your outrage at the torture being done to Mumia specifically and to all freedom fighters generally, by participating in an occupy for Mumia and against mass incarceration action. 

We (The Occupy For Mumia Committee) are calling on people internationally to occupy The U.S. Justice Dept. on April 24th, 2012.  

April 24th is Mumia's birthday, his 58th birthday.  There is no better day or place to stand up for Mumia and and against the sadism of this system.  There is plenty of time to prepare for it, plenty of time to organize buses, raise money for airfares and train fares, etc.  People from France and Germany are already preparing to be here, so let's do this, for ourselves  as much as for Mumia. 

I need individuals and organizations, worldwide, to respond to this call, this email, and tell me if you are serious about being in Washington DC. on  April 24th for this action.   I'm looking for strong positive responses from you, ASAP


Sunday, Feb. 5th, Philly: Book Party for Mumia's new book with Marc Lamont Hill

Sunday, February 5th
5:00-7:30 pm
Dowling’s Palace - 1310 N. Broad St.


Marc Lamont Hill
Ramona Africa
Tony Montero
Michael Coard
Mumia’s daughter, Goldi
A Legal Update
A Movement Report-back

Free jazz begins after this event. If you enter after 7pm the jazz show is $5

Come celebrate this profound work from the brilliant minds of Mumia Abu-Jamal and Marc Lamont Hill. The DA’s office has been lying about Mumia’s character for decades. Come meet the real Mumia in his own words. Join the movement to free this innocent man and oppose the “New Jim Crow” - the Prison Industrial Complex!

To see Marc Lamont Hill's powerful speech at the December 9th Mumia event, go here:

To read a review of "The Classroom and the Cell," go here:

Sponsored by International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the MOVE Organization, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC), Educators for Mumia, the International Action Center 267-760-7344

Philly Press Conference to Demand an End to Mumia's Torturous Isolation!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

There will be a press conference this Thursday, January 26, at  the  AFSC, at 1501 Cherry Street (Philly) at 10 AM (note new time).   Our focus will be to call for Mumia's immediate transfer into general population.

There will be a second press conference at Camp Hill, headquarters of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, and where Secretary John Wetzel has his office, at 2 PM.  We will be delivering letters from lawyers' organizations and from Mumia supporters to John 0Wetzel at the press conference. 


*Please alert your media contacts*

Since Mumia's death sentence was dropped on December 7th he's been held in isolation under conditions far worse than those on death row. On Friday, 1/27 a delegation of supporters and prison rights activists will travel to Camp Hill prison to take our demands directly to the Department of Corrections. We will deliver our letters and petitions to demand an end to these conditions for Mumia and all prisoners being tortured in isolation.

Go here to sign the petition:

Mumia was held in solitary confinement on death row for over ten years despite a standing court order declaring his death sentence illegal. He is now being punished because the District Attorney and Fraternal Order of Police are defeated in legally lynching him. Now the state is trying to silence Mumia by other means. He is currently being held in degrading, torturous Adminstrative Custody (AC) at SCI Mahanoy, a medium security prison. The Department of Corrections has bogus excuses for why Mumia is not in general population with contact visits, phone calls, and his legal, reading, and writing materials. Instead Mumia is in "the hole,” shackeled whenever he's outside his cell (even to the shower), glaring lights 24/7, no regular phone calls, restrictive visits, inadequate commissary, no access to his materials and denied his typewriter. The Department of Corrections is subjecting Mumia to daily conditions that are more onerous than death row!

These are the conditions in the Restricted Housing Units called Administrative Custody, Disciplinary Custody, and Special Management Unit. They are designed to torture and we demand that they be shut down!

This issue is critical to the fight to free Mumia from prison. Mumia is innocent. He was framed up by the police, District Attorney, and a racist judge for being a political opponent of the government. Mumia will not be silenced. Stop the torture!