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Home Calendar Past Events 2016-12-09 Free Mumia Now! Rally in Oakland

2016-12-09 Free Mumia Now! Rally in Oakland

Posted on November 29, 2016 by the Alameda County Central Committee

On Friday, December 9, at 4:00pm supporters of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal will rally at Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland and march to Oakland Police Department headquarters.

  • Free Mumia Abu-Jamal now!
  • Free Hep-C meds for all infected prisoners!

When: Friday, December 9 at 4:00pm
Where: Oscar Grant Plaza [Frank H. Ogawa Plaza], Oakland (MAP)
What: rally and march
Sponsor: December 9 Free Mumia Coalition
Contact: Tova at 510-600-5800; Jack at 10-501-7080; Gerald at 510-417-1252

The Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement has endorsed this event.

 

Join us for a National Day of Action on December 9 to FREE MUMIA NOW and FREE HEP-C MEDS FOR ALL PRISONERS, in coordination with his Philadelphia and New York supporters!

Mumia, a former Black Panther who police tried to execute on the streets of Philadelphia in 1981, was framed by a racist judicial system and sentenced to death. Like other Black Panthers he was an innocent target of the FBI’s repressive COINTELPRO campaign. From death row Mumia, became known as the "voice of the voiceless”, exposing deplorable prison conditions and fighting racist police killings, imperialist wars and capitalist oppression. International protests got him off death row, but now they are trying to kill him by medical neglect. They are withholding life-saving Hep C medication he and 7,000 other Pennsylvania prisoners desperately need. After 35 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, it’s time to mobilize to FREE MUMIA and other political prisoners like him now!

A recent US Supreme Court decision, “Williams vs. Pennsylvania” could open the door for Mumia’s freedom but only if this fundamentally racist judicial system is confronted with mass protests like those that got him off death row. This decision ruled that a prosecutor cannot later sit as judge over the same defendant’s appeal. This is exactly what happened in Mumia’s case. On this basis Mumia’s attorneys have filed a new legal action. If successful, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rulings that upheld his conviction would be overturned. Mumia could then re-appeal the issues of his innocence, jury bias and falsified evidence to win an outright dismissal of charges or get a new trial. Mumia was framed by corrupt cops, prosecutors, and judges for the murder of a policeman that he did not commit!! Let’s mobilize for Mumia now!

Endorsers for the Dec. 9 Free Mumia Action Coalition:

Angela Davis; ANSWER Coalition; Anti Police-Terror Project; BAMN; Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NY; (Former) Black Panthers: Cleo Silvers, Eddie Conway, Larry Pinkney, William Johnson; Cal BSU; Code Pink, Freedom Socialist Party-Bay Area; Haiti Action Committee; International Action Center; John Brown Society; Justice for Palestinians-San Jose; Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal; Love Not Blood Campaign/Uncle Bobby; National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party; Oakland Socialist Group; Oakland Teachers for Mumia; Oasis Hepatitis C Clinic; Occupy 4 Prisoners; Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality and State Repression; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Peace and Freedom Party; Socialist Organizer; Socialist Viewpoint; Speak Out Now; Veterans for Peace – East Bay; Workers World Party

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Flyer for December 9 National Day of Action to Free Mumia Now

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