April 3, 2021
From Free Mumia
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APRIL 24 – ALL HANDS ON DECK FOR MUMIA

ALL HANDS ON DECK

PHILADELPHIA and WORLDWIDE

On April 24, 2021, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 67th birthday, supporters will be taking to the streets of Philadelphia and worldwide to demand Mumia’s immediate release from prison and access to adequate medical care.
The main April 24th rally and march in Philadelphia will be kicked off at 2 PM at Philadelphia’s City Hall.
There will be numerous other actions for Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia that weekend, some of which can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/788935022055158
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GET ON THE BUS

Buses, vans, and other transportation are available from New York City to Philadelphia on April 24th meeting at 10 AM at the north end of Union Square (17th Street and Park Avenue) and departing shortly thereafter.
Due to COVID restrictions, seating will be less than half normal capacity and therefore advanced reservations are required.
Please call the Free Mumia hotline at 212.330.8029 or email [email protected] to arrange a reservation.
Since this will be more expensive than usual, we are asking people who can afford it to pay $50 for the roundtrip. However, anyone who wants to go with us will be able to, so we are also asking for donations at: http://www.freemumia.com/donate/ so we can provide scholarship rides for everyone who needs one in order to participate. Any donation will help!!
ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!!

SYNOPSIS OF MUMIA’S CASE

AND THE MOVEMENT TO FREE HIM

On December 9, 1981, police officer Daniel Faulkner was killed and renowned NPR and Black Panther journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was shot on the streets of Philadelphia.
From the start, the State was not interested in determining what actually happened in the incident but instead focused on framing Mumia for Faulkner’s murder.
Mumia had been for years covering the corrupt police occupation of Philadelphia’s black community and in particular their harassment of the MOVE Organization’s liberation struggle.
Mumia’s trial in 1982 was riddled with police and judicial misconduct. Countless organizations and individuals, including Amnesty International, unions, liberation activists, civil rights groups, and others have called for a new trial in Mumia’s case and/or for his immediate release.
Over the following decades of incarceration, Mumia Abu-Jamal has never stopped organizing, reporting, and leading (which is of course why he was framed in the first place), conducting frequent online radio broadcasts on: https://www.prisonradio.org/ and writing 13 books.
Over these same decades the movements formed around his case have:

  • stopped his execution on two occasions
  • convinced the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn his death sentence
  • won his release from solitary confinement
  • won the right for Mumia, and subsequently prisoners across the US, to have access to hepatitis C medicine
  • won the parole of seven members of the MOVE 9
  • won the right to the current legal appeal in his case (see below)

MUMIA’S CURRENT MEDICAL SITUATION

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MUMIA’S CURRENT LEGAL SITUATION

In December 2019, we won the right to a new appeal in Mumia Abu Jamal’s case, which is currently being heard by the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
Shortly thereafter, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner announced the discovery of six of thirty-two presumed boxes of new evidence in Mumia’s case. These boxes contained evidence suppressed from Mumia’s prior trial and appeals. This evidence can form the basis of additional appeals (PA law only allows one appeal process to be heard in the courts at a time).
In February 2020, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the fascist organization of community occupation in Philadelphia, in conjunction with Maureen Faulkner (widow of Daniel), filed a King’s Bench petition attempting to remove DA Larry Krasner from representing the commonwealth in this case.
In December 2020, the King’s Bench petition was denied by the PA Supreme Court. The FOP, DA Krasner, and Mumia’s lawyers in the case have recently filed dueling appeals in the Superior Court.
Because of Mumia’s medical situation, Mumia’s lawyers and the movement for his innocence seek to move forward expeditiously, while the FOP and Krasner are attempting to delay justice, hoping Mumia will die in prison before the conspiracy to frame and railroad him can be fully exposed.
We need to gather in Philadelphia on April 24th, as well as press forward worldwide, to demand immediate action to win Mumia’s release from prison and adequate medical care.



Source: Freemumia.com