For Troy Davis and Mumia Abu-Jamal

Friday, Dec. 9, marks the 30th anniversary of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s incarceration on frame-up murder charges. Amnesty International, the NAACP, city and national governments, national labor unions, and prominent human rights groups and individuals around the world have backed Mumia’s demand for justice and his insistence on his innocence—as they did for Troy Davis.Mumia is still on … Continue reading For Troy Davis and Mumia Abu-Jamal

Interview with political prisoner Lynne Stewart

Attorney and political prisoner Lynne Stewart was interviewed by mail by Patricia Vickers, a founding member of the Human Rights Coalition (HRC) of Pennsylvania. Ms. Vickers is the co-founder/editor of The Movement magazine of the HRC. A former 1960s student activist, Ms. Vickers is an eco-feminist whose youngest son, Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall, was a wrongly … Continue reading Interview with political prisoner Lynne Stewart

Latest Development in Mumia Case

by Michael Schreiber [The following article appears in the December 2010 edition of Socialist Action newspaper.] PHILADELPHIA—On Nov. 9, several hundred people rallied outside the federal courthouse here to “Free Mumia!” Inside the building, meanwhile, a three-judge panel deliberated over the fate of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the political prisoner and noted Black journalist who has been … Continue reading Latest Development in Mumia Case

Two new films fuel debate on Mumia Abu-Jamal

by Michael SchreiberPHILADELPHIA--Two films with radically opposed viewpoints about the case of death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal had their premiers here on Sept 21.Tigre Hill’s “The Barrel of a Gun” created a huge splash in the media, warranting the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Celebrities, city and state officials, and off-duty cops joined the … Continue reading Two new films fuel debate on Mumia Abu-Jamal

Supreme Court Opens Door to Mumia’s Execution

by Jeff MacklerIn a dangerous decision and a break with its own precedent, the U.S. Supreme Court, on Jan. 15 opened the door wide to Pennsylvania prosecutors’ efforts to execute innocent political prisoner, murder frame-up victim, award-winning journalist and world renowned “Voice of the Voiceless,” Mumia Abu-Jamal. Six months earlier, on April 6, the Supreme … Continue reading Supreme Court Opens Door to Mumia’s Execution

Emergency Meeting on Troy Davis, Kevin Cooper and Mumia

Innocent! BUT FACING EXECUTION:Kevin Cooper - Troy Davis - Mumia Abu-Jamal Hear: -Laura Moye, Director, Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Abolition Campaign; actively working for several years with Troy Davis and his family in Georgia -Hans Bennett, Founder, Journalists for Mumia Abu-Jamal; Editor, Free Mumia News; Author, The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal: Innocent Man on Death … Continue reading Emergency Meeting on Troy Davis, Kevin Cooper and Mumia

The Mumia Exception

[by J. Patrick O’Connor]Since his conviction in 1982 for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, Mumia Abu-Jamal, through his numerous books, essays and radio commentaries, has become the face of the anti-death penalty movement in the United States and an international cause célèbre. Paris, for example, made him an honorary citizen in 2003, … Continue reading The Mumia Exception

YSA Free Speech Fight in Connecticut

There is an important free speech fight going on at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. The short version of the story can be found in the petition below and the fact sheet that follows the petition. For more information and many key documents, you can visit http://freespeechcentral.wordpress.com. If you would like to … Continue reading YSA Free Speech Fight in Connecticut

“The Framing of Mumia” Northern California Tour

October 3 - 8 - The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal is organizing a Northern California tour by J. Patrick O'Connor, Crime Magazine on-line editor, author of the recently published book, "The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal." Meetings and media work is planned for San Francisco, the East Bay, Palo Alto, Santa Rosa, and many other … Continue reading “The Framing of Mumia” Northern California Tour