Stop the Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal!
On November 9, the U.S. Third Circuit Court in Philadelphia will hear
oral arguments concerning whether Mumia Abu-Jamal, a black journalist
and political prisoner who has been on death row for 28 years, should
be executed or given a new sentencing trial. If the court rules
against Mumia he could soon be executed. According to lead attorney,
Robert R. Bryan, Mumia is now "in the greatest danger since his 1981
In 2001, U.S. District Court Judge William Yohn ruled that before
Mumia could be executed there must first be a new sentencing-phase
jury trial where new evidence could be presented. This 2001 ruling was
affirmed by the U.S. Third Circuit in 2008, but in January 2010, the
U.S. Supreme Court vacated that ruling and sent the case back to the
Third Circuit for reconsideration.
Mountains of evidence, including witness recantations, a confession
from the actual killer and photographic evidence of the crime scene,
proves Mumia's innocence. Yet state and federal courts have slammed
the door on this outspoken opponent of war, racism, police brutality
and corruption. We have to stop them! Mumia must be freed!
Rally Date: November 9
Time: 6-7:30pm EST
Location: US consulate (360 University Ave., Toronto ON)
Free Mumia! Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!
The event was endorsed by: Anarchist Black Cross, Angola 3 Support Committee,
BASICS Community News Service, Black Action Defense Committee,
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (Toronto Local), Common Cause,
Community Justice Coalition, Community Solidarity Network, CUPE
3903 First Nations Solidarity Working Group, Educators for Peace &
Justice, Esplanade Community Group, Fightback, Ginger Project,
Independent Jewish Voices (Toronto), International Bolshevik Tendency,
NDP Socialist Caucus, OPIRG (UofT), Revolutionary Women's Collective,
Sense of Security (Guelph), Socialist Action, Socialist Alternative,
Socialist Project, The Spot Collective (K-W), Third World First, Toronto
Forum on Cuba, Toronto Haiti Action Committee, Toronto New Socialists,
Upping the Anti
Mumia's Case is being put off for another few months but will resume in early 2011, and everyday that Mumia is not free is another day none of us are Free!
This podcast includes audio from the above rally including speakers representing Academia, Socialist Alternatives, Common Cause, SoS and the SPOT Colletvtive, the Community Solidarity Netword and CAW. Tehere is also audio from Mumia's Prison Radio podcast from the premiere fo the documentary Justice Denied. http://www.prisonradio.org/ and tunes from Leftover Crack, The Coup, and the freshly unconditioned Test Their Logik