Saturday, February 18, 12 Noon
Park Street T Station, Boston MA
Mumia Abu Jamal is an internationally recognized political prisoner in the United States serving a life sentence for which he did not receive a fair trial. Many thousands of unionists, educators, politicians, and human rights advocates have called for his release. On Thursday, February 16 longshore workers in ILWU Local 10 will be shutting down the ports of Oakland and San Francisco to demand freedom for Mumia Abu Jamal. Unions in South Africa will demonstrate in Pretoria at the U.S. Embassy, and in Durban at the U.S. Consulate. Railroad workers in Japan (in the Doro-Chiba union) will organize a demonstration for Mumia in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Bay Area teachers will also teach on Mumia’s case on February 16th.
Why now? Judge Lucretia Clemons of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has ordered the Philadelphia District Attorney to turn over its files — up to 200 boxes — to Mumia’s defense team. His lawyers expect to find further evidence that he was framed, that police coerced and bribed witnesses, and that extreme racism and judicial bias have permeated all the proceedings against him.
Please join together with supporters of Mumia in Boston demanding: Free Mumia! Please bring signs, energy and enthusiasm.
What you can also do now: In addition to participating in the action of Feb. 18, we can write letters to Judge Clemons to demand Mumia’s immediate release. Here is her address: Judge Lucretia Clemons, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County 1220 Criminal Justice Center 1301 Filbert St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
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