Posted on October 2, 2015 by the San Francisco County Central Committee
The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and other organizations are sponsors of three events in the Bay Area on October 16 and 17 to publicize and protest the denial of needed medical care to political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.
- 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! [Note 1]
- Free Mumia now!
When: Friday, October 16 from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm
Where: San Jose, locstion to be announced
When: Friday, October 16 at 7:00pm
Where: Freedom Archives Hall, 518 Valencia St, San Francisco near 15th St. BART (MAP)
When: Saturday, October 17 at 7:00pm
Where: Niebyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. near 65th St., Oakland (MAP)
What: Public forum on Mumia Abu-Jamal and the prison industrial complex
Sponsors: Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, United National Antiwar Coalition
Contact: call 510-268-9429 or email jmackler - at - lmi.net
Cost: donation $20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds
The San Francisco Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed this event.
Rallies to Challenge U.S. Racist Wars at Home and Abroad
- Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal [Note 2]
- Ramona Africa, The MOVE Organization
- Angela Davis, author, scholar, social justice leader & former political prisoner [Note 3]
- Jeff Mackler, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and United National Antiwar Coalition
- Alice Walker, Special message from afar
Diane Block, California Coalition for Women Prisoners • Claude Marks, Director, Freedom Archives & former political prisoner • 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, Labor Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal • Judy Greenspan, Workers World Party • Tom Lacey, Chair, SF Peace and Freedom Party • Steve Willet, CCDS Northern California Coordinating Comm. • Larry Shoup, Green Party & System Change Not Climate Change activist • Nick Baker, Socialist Action • Paul George, Dir., Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
[Note 1] 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. His first court appeal demanding treatment for a disease that is almost always curable, was recently denied by a Pennsylvania court. His attorneys have appealed to a higher court.
[Note 2] Benefit for Internatl’ Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
[Note 3] For Oakland meeting only.
Photos by Prison Radio
For more by and about Mumia Abu-Jamal, see