If anyone doesn't know yet about the internationally-watched Nov. 9 hearing on the life or death of Mumia Abu-Jamal, right here in Philly, here are the details. Links below will lead to explanations of the case as it stands...and there's a Q and A scheduled on Nov 5 in W. Philly if locals have any questions.
If anyone has contacts in other cities, here and abroad, where Mumia actions will be taking place, send the info along to them.
MUMIA ACTIVITIES ROUND-UP (E-mail back to add-on events!)
EDUCATE AND MOBILIZE FOR MUMIA'S NOVEMBER 9 COURT HEARING
REPOST! SUPPORT! PARTICIPATE! REPRESENT!
MECAWI HOSTS SCREENING OF NEW DOCUMENTARY, JUSTICE ON TRIAL: THE CASE
OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL
What: First Detroit Screening on Mon. Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m.
Where: 5920 Second Ave. at Antoinette, North of WSU Campus
Cost: Free Admission
Important Meeting As the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal Takes on Renewed
Urgency With Upcoming Court Hearing
As one of the nation's most closely-watched death row cases heads to the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals on November 9, Baruch College Professor of American History Johanna Fernandez teams up with director Kouross Esmaeli of Big Noise Films to investigate the controversial case of Mumia Abu-Jamal in their new film, Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Fernandez wrote and produced the film, which
Esmaeli directed. Justice on Trial will receive its first Detroit screening at the weekly meeting of the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice on Mon., November 1 at 7:00pm.
To host a screening of the film, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A New Big Noise Film Laying out the Facts
NYC Preview of "Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal"
Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010
Baruch Performing Arts Center
E25th St. Between Lexington & 3rd Ave.
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Screening
afterwards: Q&A with the Filmmakers &
Christina Swarns of NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund
On Nov. 9, under orders from the Supreme Court, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider reinstating Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence. Mumia might still be executed.
"Justice on Trial" a new documentary by Big Noise Films lays out the facts of the case, looks at recently discovered photographs of the crime scene and speaks to both sides of the case in order to understand the ongoing controversy around the world's best-known death row inmate. In the process, the film looks at what this case says about the US criminal justice system and why it continues to mobilize millions of people, here in the US and internationally.
This is a film for people who need an update on the facts and for those who need an introduction to the case.
Come and bring your friends.
The Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave.
Albany Political Prisoner Support Committee
International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal (ICFFMAJ) invites the community out to:
--Who is Mumia Abu Jamal?
--What are the facts surrounding his case?
--Why are we, on *11/9 demanding
"No Execution/No Life" for Mumia Abu Jamal?
(11/9, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, will be deciding whether Mumia Abu Jamal will be executed or remain in prison for the rest of his life)
--How can you get involved?
Q & A with Pam Africa
Come out to be informed, take important information back to your community, and organize on behalf of Mumia Abu Jamal!
Friday, November 5 , 2010
4722 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143
WE MUST STAY THE HANDS OF THE EXECUTIONERS AND PRY OPEN THE PRISON GATES FOR MUMIA'S RELEASE.
For more information, contact us, Iresha.Picot@gmail.com
National Constitution Center - Kirby Auditorium - 6th & Arch, Philadelphia
While we would usually never ask people to shell out cash to see Tigre Hill's documercial "The Barrel of a Gun" financed by the Philadelphia FOP to promote their line on Mumia's case, this screening will be followed by a debate between Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and attorney/activist Michael Coard as well as a debate between Hill and Professor Johanna Fernandez, producer of the new documentary Justice for Mumia.
We want as many supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal in the hall who can make it to support Attorney Coard and to make sure the truth get's out.
Tigre Hill asserts the December 1981 shooting of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was premeditated despite ample evidence to the contrary. The premise of Hill's film is a rehash of the same arguments used by Michael Smerconish and Maureen Faulkner in their book, and also the same theme raised in the sentencing phase of Mumia's 1982 hearing by the prosecutor which will be central to Mumia's appeals hearing before the Third Circuit Court on Tuesday, November 9.
Lynn Doyle, Emmy award winning host of the Comcast Network's "It's Your Call", will moderate the discussion.
This showing of "The Barrel of a Gun" and subsequent dialogue between Williams and Coard are purposely planned a day prior to the arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for a new sentence hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal. On January 19, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a federal appeals court ruling that threw out Abu-Jamal's death sentence because of a confusingly worded verdict instruction that arguably led the jury to a sentence of death over life in prison.
Let's pack the house with Mumia support! We have been able to purchase blocks of tickets at $13 each so we can make sure Mumia supporters are in the audience, and not just the FOP. If you want to purchase one of these tickets, please contact International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal at 215-476-8812.
We need mass actions, and labor actions, to say: Mumia Is Innocent! Free Mumia Now! End the Racist Death Penalty!
EAST COAST -- PHILADELPHIA: Demonstrate to Free Mumia Now! Come to the Third Circuit Court, 6th and Market, Philadelphia, at 12 Noon on Tuesday November 9th . (The hearing starts at 2 PM.)
EAST COAST -- NEW YORK CITY: Get on the bus to Philadelphia! Call the Mumia hotline at: 212 330-8029. Leave a message to request a seat on the bus to Philadelphia.
BAY AREA -- OAKLAND: 12 Noon on Tuesday November 9th: Come to 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland. Demonstrate to say: Mumia Is Innocent! Free Mumia! End the Racist Death Penalty! Called by the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, and supported by Campaign To End The Death Penalty, Mobilization To Free Mumia, Revolution Books of Berkeley, and Peoples Radio (partial list -- call to endorse). 510 763-2347.
BAY AREA -- SAN FRANCISCO: 7 PM on Tuesday November 9th: Come to Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia St. The new film, JUSTICE ON TRIAL, the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, will be screened. Hans Bennett of Abu-Jamal News, and other speakers. Donation. Called by the Mobilization To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Info: 510 268-9429.
Sandtorkai 48, 20457 Hamburg. The rally is endorsed by the International Bolshevik Tendency and the Antikrisen-Bundnis Hamburg.
DEMONSTRATE Outside the US EMBASSY
24 GROSVENOR SQ
NOVEMBER 9th 5-7PM
Mumia's case returns to court on the 9th November 2010 at stake is whether he will be
Murdered by the State or
Granted a new jury trial
Mumia is innocent
He is a political prisoner
Mumia should be released unconditionally immediately
FREE MUMIA FREE MUMIA FREE MUMIA
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW
on November 9 at the US Consulates in the following cities: PARIS, BORDEAUX,
LYON, MARSEILLE, NICE, RENNES, STRASOURG, AND TOULOUSE!!!
At a meeting on Wednesday 27 October representatives of a number of
organizations met and formed a committee to organize a united front
URGENT UPDATES - STAY TUNED - CHECK OUT WWW.FREEMUMIA.COM REGULARLY
MOBILIZE NOW FOR NOVEMBER 9TH IN PHILADELPHIA!
RALLY AT 12 NOON AT 6TH AND MARKET STS.
MUMIA'S HEARING IS AT 2PM AT 601 N. MARKET ST. AND THE STREETS MUST BE
PACKED WITH SUPPORTERS!!
D.A. SETH WILLIAMS STATED VERY CLEARLY THAT WHEN THE TIME COMES, HE
WILL DEFINITELY ASK FOR THE DEATH SENTENCE FOR MUMIA.
THAT TIME IS HERE -- NOVEMBER 9!
We have very few days to do what is necessary to bring thousands of people to the streets of Philly. People must begin organizing NOW to get there -- schools, colleges, labor unions, churches, mosques, temples and every group and individual that can be reached.
As part of the organizing efforts, Johanna Fernandez is working to get her brilliiant film
"Justice on Trial,' which premiered the same day as the FOP propaganda hit piece on Mumia, shown in colleges and by organizers everywhere so that people can understand the importance of being in Philadelphia on November 9.
CONTACT JOHANNA AT email@example.com ASAP!
WE NEED ORGANIZING ON A MASSIVE LEVEL, ALL HANDS PULLING TOGETHER!
- DARBY TILLIS AND LAWRENCE HAYES, DEATH ROW EXONEREES were present on
October 9 and are organizing within the anti-death penalty movement to educate them as to what is really going on with Mumia and to try and get as many exonerees as possible to Philadelphia on NOVEMBER 9, along with DR. SANDY JONES, who also presented at the program.
- THE UNIA HELPED ORGANIZE TO GET PEOPLE THERE
- THE IAC HELPED ORGANIZE TO GET PEOPLE THERE
- THE JERICHO MOVEMENT HELPED ORGANIZE TO GET PEOPLE THERE
- HAKIM FROM CHANNEL LIVE OUT OF NEW YORK IS HELPING ORGANIZE THE HIP HOP GENERATION TO GET ON BOARD
- ORGANIZERS IN FRANCE AND LONDON WERE THERE ON OCTOBER 9TH AND ARE ORGANIZING TO RETURN ON NOVEMBER 9TH
... AND THAT'S JUST TO NAME A FEW, SO EACH AND EVERYBODY CAN DO EVERYTHING THAT THEY CAN DO!
- CALL-IN ON RADIO STATIONS!
- CALL D.A. SETH WILLIAMS' OFFICE AT 215-686-8000 AND TELL HIM HANDS OFF MUMIA!!
- CALL/FAX/E-MAIL THE NEWS MEDIA ABOUT THE NEW EVIDENCE W/THE PICTURES (see http://www.freemumia.com)
PAM AFRICA ADDS...
: "COME IN AND SPEND THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 9TH AND HELP ORGANIZE TO GET PEOPLE OUT ON NOVEMBER 9 DURING MUMIA'S HEARING, THIS IS CRUCIAL. THESE PEOPLE ARE PLANNING TO COMMIT COLD-BLOODED, PREMEDITATED MURDER. WE ALSO NEED TO GET WITH THE POLITICIANS WHO ARE RUNNING FOR OFFICE, THEY NEED TO TALK ABOUT HOW PHILADELPHIA IS PLANNING TO KILL AN INNOCENT MAN WHO DIDN'T HAVE A FAIR TRIAL."
WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING SO LET US KNOW -- WE'LL KEEP PUTTING OUT UPDATES EVERY FEW DAYS.
ALSO, IF YOU HAVEN'T BY NOW...
Please download the EXCELLENT Abu-Jamal News Newsletter at http://abu-jamal-news.com/docs/proof.pdf,
which includes Mumia - MOVE 9 Parole - Mumia Legal Update nn Washington Jr - Kiilu Nyasha - Safiya Bukhari - Fred Hampton- Educators for Mumia - The Polakoff Photos - Justice on Trial - Mumia writes about Lynne Stewart, Oscar Grant, Marilyn Buck, and more!