Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Detroit Public Meeting to Demand Freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal, the MOVE 9 & All Political Prisoners, Aug. 2

For Immediate Release
Media Advisory

Detroit Public Meeting to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, the MOVE 9 & All Political Prisoners

Hear Guest Speakers:
Ramona Africa, Minister of Communication for MOVE and the only adult survivor of the May 13, 1985 massacre of 11 MOVE members by the police in Philadelphia

Pam Africa, Minister of Agitation for MOVE and the Coordinator for the International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Date: Saturday, Aug. 2, 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit
This event will be held in the Orientation Theater in the Museum on East Warren between John R and Brush

Award-winning journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal has been imprisoned since 1981 after being falsely accused and railroaded for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer. Mumia remains on death row despite two federal court rulings vacating his death sentence. His case is still on appeal in the state of Pennsylvania. Come out and hear a political and legal update on the struggle to release this long-time activist who was a founding member of the Black Panther Party in Philadelphia as well as a staunch supporter of the MOVE organization. Also hear a report on the denial of parole for the MOVE 9 who have been incarcerated 30 years for a crime they did not commit. Additional reports will provide updated information on the imprisonment of BANCO leader Rev. Edward Pinkney from Benton Harbor, the Cuban Five Defense Campaign and the prison industrial complex in Michigan.
This event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI), the Detroit Green Party, Detroit Solidarity, Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and others.
For more information contact:
Tel.: 313.671.3715
e-mail: ac6123@wayne.edu

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