Philadelphia: Free Mumia! Free them all!

Pam Africa demands Mumia Abu-Jamal’s release. SLL photos: Stephen Millies

Righteously angry people protested outside the office of Philadelphia’s “progressive” District Attorney Larry Krasner on March 12. They demanded the immediate release of world-famous political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and all other incarcerated fighters for the people.

Abu-Jamal has been confirmed to have COVID-19 as well as congestive heart disease. The Pennsylvania deep state has been trying to kill him for almost 40 years.

The people stopped Mumia’s execution twice after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge signed death warrants in the 1990s. After Abu-Jamal was taken off death row, prison officials tried to kill him by medical neglect, first by denying him treatment for hepatitis C and now for COVID and heart disease.

As a sign of how much the wealthy and powerful want Abu-Jamal dead, it’s been revealed that National Public Radio asked Philadelphia radio station WHYY-FM for help in writing his obituary!

Over a hundred prisoners in Pennsylvania have died of the coronavirus. Gov. Tom Wolfe has refused to release prisoners over 50 years old who are most likely to die from it.

Pam Africa from the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal demanded the release of Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners. She denounced the phoniness of DA Krassner, who claimed he was against mass incarceration yet keeps the prisons full.

Krassner has opposed Mumia Abu-Jamal’s struggle to get a new trial.

After the speak-out outside Krassner’s office, people marched to block traffic in front of City Hall and South Broad Street. The power of the people will free Mumia!