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5/6/17 - San Francisco, CA
5/7/17 - Oakland, CA

Honoring our Heroes and Martyrs


Celebrating the Life of People's Attorney Lynne Stewart

Renewing the Fight to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal with -

(s = SF meeting only
o = Oakland meeting only
so = both meetings)

so Ralph Poynter, lifelong companion of Lynne Stewart; co-founder New Abolitionist Movement; Black community activist

so Mumia Abu-Jamal via Skype

so Judy Ritter, Professor of law; Co-counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal with NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund

o Boots Riley of The Coup

so Cat Brooks, SF Bay Area National Lawyers Guild Interim Director; founder, Anti-police Terror Project and Bay Area Black Lives Matter

Special remarks from...

so Steve Bingham, Former President, SF Bay Area National Lawyers Guild, recipient of the NLG's Champion of Justice Award

s Cindy Sheehan, Activist/Author/Host of Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox

so Jeff Mackler, Director, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal; founder, West Coast Lynne Stewart Defense Committee

so Ralph Schoenman, Former Secretary to Bertrand Russel; Executive Director, Vietnam War Crimes Tribunal; Lynne Stewart defense organizer

s Dennis Bernstein, Host, KPFA's Flashpoints

Greetings from local social justice and prison rights activists o Kim Serrano/Speak Out Now!; o Judy Greenspan/Workers World Party and so Carol Seligman/Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

In San Francisco: Saturday, May 6, 7 pm, Eric Quesada Political and Cultural Center, 518 Valencia Street, (near 16th Street BART)

In Oakland: Sunday, May 7, 7 pm, Humanist Hall, 390 27th St. (between Broadway & Telegraph)

Sponsors: Lynne Stewart Organization & Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Initial Co-sponsors/endorsers: Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox * Lynne Stewart Defense Committee * Socialist Action * Speak Out Now! * Workers World Party * Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal * United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC): Angela Davis

Donation $20 - $10 sliding scale No one turned away for lack of funds. Benefit for Lynne Stewart Organization

For information about tables at $25 each contact: jmackler@lmi.net 510-268-9429

If you can't make these meetings, to help cover Lynne's family expenses, please send your contribution payable to Lynne Stewart Organization to POB 10328, Oakland, CA 94610

Based of the 2016 Williams v. Pennsylvania U.S. Supreme Court decision Mumia's legal team is filing in Philadelphia on April 24 a petition for a new trial. The Williams decision held that in death penalty cases a state prosecutor, who is later appointed to a state court cannot rule on a decision that she/he was previously a party to. In Mumia's case, state prosecutor Ron Castille, who later became a PA Supreme Court judge, refused to recuse himself on Mumia's appeal.



3/1/17

WATER IS LIFE

FROM FLINT TO STANDING ROCK TO PENNSYLVANIA PRISONS

MARCH 1, 2017 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION DEMANDING CLEAN WATER IN PA PRISON'S


Since August of 2016, Mumia Abu-Jamal and other Inmates at the State Correctional Facility in Mahanoy, Pennsylvania, have been plagued with unsafe drinking and bath water.

For several months now, inmates have complained about brown, oily water in both the showers and the faucets of their cells. This has been an on-and-off problem from August 2016 to this very day. One of the inmates at SCI Mahonoy, Lorenzo Cat Johnson, when asked of the matter, stated that one week the water seems good and another week, when run, the water seems to go from the color gray to the color brown.

As recently as last week in a conversation with MOVE Political Prisoner Edward Africa, Eddie was asked what he did for water and he stated that he obtained his water from a hot water filter that was on his cellblock. So other than the alternative to obtain a little water from a hot water filter, men are being forced to shower and wash in brown water. Eddie stated that the only time inmates can get bottled water is when they are on a visit in the visiting room. All the while, prison staff are being provided bottled water at SCI Mahanoy and are being told not to drink the water because it's unsafe.

Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is suffering from a very serious skin condition due to Hepatitis C, is required to take specialized baths in the prison infirmary, but has not been able to take these baths due to the water hazard. Grievances have been filed on this matter, but to no avail--the water situation has not been resolved.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

On March 1, 2017, we are calling for a National Day of Action aimed at both Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel.

The power is in the hands of the people; the only way to make these officials respond is through massive public pressure, so we are upping the ante.

From 9 am to 12 noon, we are calling on people to call, fax, and tweet the office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

(P) (717) 787-2500
(F) (717) 772-8284
(Twitter) @GovernorTomWolf

From 1 to 3 pm, we are calling on people to call, email, and tweet Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel.

(P) (717) 728-2573
(Email) ra-crpadocsecretary@pa.gov
(Twitter) @johnewetzel

These Are the Demands:

(1) Inmates at SCI Mahanoy are provided immediately with clean water both for their bathing and other personal needs.

(2) An environmental Protection Agency testing of the water at both SCI Mahonoy and SCI Frackville.

(3) Bottled water be provided immediately to inmates in all Correctional Facilities across Pennsylvania.

Let's keep the pressure on to get clean water for the men and women across Pennsylvania’s state prisons.

The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home
Workers World Party
The International Action Center
The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC)
The MOVE Organization
Philadelphia Coalition for Real Justice
For more info, people can go to http://www.freemumia.com and www.bringmumiahome.com



Dear Mumia Supporters:

Mumia needs us again! Please call, email and fax Governor Wolf, the prison and the DOC to demand that Mumia immediately receive hepatitis C treatment. See News and the links below for numbers.

Bring Mumia Home

ICFFMAJ & FMAJCNYC

Philadelphia Events:

4/18, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24/16

Event details: Bring Mumia Home



Pack the Philadelphia courtroom on Friday, December 19, 2015!

On Friday, December 18 a Pennsylvania District Court judge will hold an evidentiary hearing, with Mumia Abu-Jamal present via Skype, to determine whether to grant Mumia the presently available medical treatment/cure for his Hepatitis C condition. Mumia's attorney's are also seeking this treatment for an estimated 10,000 Pennsylvania prisoners with the same disease.

Mumia contracted Hep C in 1981 via blood transfusions administered by Philadelphia doctors following his racist shooting on December 9 by Philadelphia police officers.

The federal court judge overruled Pennsylvania state officials who opposed both Mumia's presence in court via Skype and his demand for an evidentiary hearing. The later is expected to last for at least an entire day, if not longer.

This video is a call to action to pack the Philadelphia courtroom on Friday, December 19!

Free Mumia! Join the December 18 mobilization!

Spread the word!



October 16 - 18, 2015
Download flyer

San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland & Sacramento California:

Four Rallies to Save Mumia's Life & Challenge U.S. Racist Wars at Home and Abroad

Stop police brutality & murder, mass incarceration & the prison industrial complex!

End the death penalty & racist discrimination! No to U.S. wars across the globe!

Stop the Medical Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal!

Free Mumia Now!


Hear...

Pam Africa

International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Ramona Africa
The MOVE Organization

Angela Davis
Author, scholar social justice leader & former political prisoner

Jeff Mackler
Dir. Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal & United National Antiwar Coalition

Alice Walker, Lynne Stewart and Cuba Special messages from afar

GREETING FROM:
  • Diane Block, California Coalition for Women Prisoners
  • Claude Marks, Director, Freedom Archives & former political prisoner
  • Alicia Garcia, co-founder, #BlackLivesMatter network
  • Gloria La Riva, ANSWER coalition organizer
  • Laura Herrera & Vanessa Anderson, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • Barbara Blong, Coordinating Committee, Northern California Committees of Correspondence for Socialism and Democracy (CCDS)
  • Walter Riley, SF Bay Area National Lawyers Guild
  • Judith Mirkinson, National Boricua Human Rights Network
  • Jack Heyman, ILWU retired
  • Carol Seligman, Labor Action Comm. to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • Judy Greenspan, Workers World Party
  • Tom Lacey, Chair, SF Peace and Freedom Party
  • Steve Willet, CCDS Nor Cal Coord. Comm.
  • Larry Shoup, Green Party & System Change Not Climate Change activist
  • Nick Baker, Socialist Action
  • Paul George, Dir., Penin. Peace & Justice Center
  • Michael Parenti, author, lecturer, lifelong political activist
  • Mary Prophet, Labor Comm. For Peace & Justice, delegate, Alameda Labor Council, KPFA Community Adv's Bd.
  • Rep. Freedom Socialist Party
  • Kim Serrano, Speak Out Now
  • Hip Hop artist Aaron Mirmalek/DJ Free Leonard, first cousin of Leonard Peltier

    San Francisco, Friday, October 16
    7 pm Freedom Archives Hall, 518 Valencia Street, SF (near 16th Street BART)

    San Jose, Friday, October 16
    12 Noon - 4 pm, Evergreen Valley College, Montgomery Hall

    For San Jose info/directions/free parking: 408-274-7900 ext. 6065

    Oakland, Saturday, October 17
    7 pm, Niebyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. (near 65th Street)

    Sacramento, Sunday, October 18
    2-5 pm, 2251 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95822 - Suite 126

    (24th St & Florin Rd.)

    For more Sacto info please contact: fayek@springmail.com OR (916) 484-5025


    Tour Sponsors: Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal; International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; United National Antiwar Coalition

    Donation $20 for SF and Oakland. Sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.

    For information: 510-268-9429

    *Innocent political prisoner, government frame-up victim, journalist, author and lifelong fighter for human freedom and dignity, Mumia Abu-Jamal and 10,000 other prisoners have been denied readily available medical treatment to cure Hepatitis C. Mumia contracted Hepatitis C, a liver disease that can remain dormant for decades, when he received a hospital blood transfusions in 1981 following his near death shooting at the hands of Philadelphia police. When PA prison authorities recently rejected Mumia's request for medical treatment, a Pennsylvania judge, in anticipation of Mumia's appeal to PA courts, literally drafted a rejection of this appeal before Mumia's attorneys submitted it!

    ** For Oakland meeting only

    Benefit for International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal




    FREE MUMIA! END THE RACIST, CLASSIST DEATH PENALTY!