FIST says: Support Mumia Abu Jamal, March in Philadelphia May 17th
Posted by raleighfist on May 1, 2007
Award-winning journalist and MOVE supporter Mumia Abu-Jamal is now up for his last appeal. Though convicted of murdering a police officer, the evidence proves his innocence. This evidence, through oral arguments, will be presented on May 17 to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. After 23 years, Pennsylvania will finalize Mumia’s fate, be it a new trial, life in prison without parole or execution.
At this point in time, we need more than just moral support. We need direct action, meaning people in the streets demanding Mumia’s release. We can no longer be silent. Silence is the equivalent to increasing death for people of color. Silence gives the police the “OK” to shoot 50 bullets into a car of three unarmed men. Silence will annihilate Mumia Abu-Jamal.
May 17 will be a historic day in the courts, but we also need history to be made in the streets. We are calling for major actions worldwide. Organize in your community and tell the media to cover this case. To hide these actions is to erase the memory of our freedom fighters.
What set Mandela free was the visible support from the people, and this visibility is the only hope that we have for our brother and comrade, Mumia Abu-Jamal.
For updates on actions happening around the world on May 17, visit http://www.millions4mumia.org
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