PHILADELPHIA: MUMIA-ABU-JAMAL

25 Years Later, Mumia Abu-Jamal's Best and Last Chance, as French Supporters Face Charges

 
Oral arguments are expected any month as supporters organize mass demonstrations at Philadelphia City Hall and in New York City for December 9.

World-renowned black death-row prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in a 1982 trial that Amnesty International has deemed unfair (see report). His court case has now hit the fast track with oral arguments beginning any month. Supported by the NAACP, NLG, UK Lawyers, and The German Parliament, Philly Journalists Linn Washington and Dave Lindorff have optimistically written of Abu-Jamal's chances for a new trial. In April, longtime French support (2005 photos) continued when the Paris suburb of St. Denis named a major street after Mumia (see video) and was quickly condemned with government resolutions in the US (pdf booklet), while local media continued a long history of bias. In November, Philadelphia Republicans (radio interview) filed criminal charges against St. Denis and Paris for allegedly "glorifying" a "cop-killer". Abu-Jamal's support network is organizing a mass demonstration at Philadelphia City Hall and in New York City on December 9 -- the 25th anniversary of Abu-Jamal's arrest. Also, German author Michael Schiffmann just released a new book on Abu-Jamal.

related links: Philly IMC journalist's series on Mumia | Trial Transcripts (on anti-Mumia site) | Mumia on Oaxaca | New Philadelphia Inquirer article | New Linn Washington interview

World-renowned black death-row prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of killing white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in a 1982 trial that Amnesty International has deemed unfair (see report). Supported internationally by a variety of activists, workers, and educators, his books and radio essays challenging injustice everywhere have earned the former Black Panther the nickname "The Voice of the Voiceless."

His court case has now hit the fast track with oral arguments beginning any month. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals is considering four issues in regards to granting Abu-Jamal a new trial. Supported by the NAACP, NLG, UK Lawyers, and The German Parliament, Philly Journalists Linn Washington and Dave Lindorff have optimistically written of Abu-Jamal's chances for a new trial.

In April, longtime French support (2005 photos) continued when the Paris suburb of St. Denis named a major street after Mumia (see video) and was quickly condemned with government resolutions in the US (pdf booklet), while local media continued a long history of bias. In November, Philadelphia Republicans (radio interview) filed criminal charges against St. Denis and Paris for allegedly "glorifying" a "cop-killer". In response, Abu-Jamal and his lawyer wrote to Paris.

Abu-Jamal's support network is organizing a ,mass demonstration at Philadelphia City Hall on December 9--the 25th anniversary of Abu-Jamal's arrest. Also, German author Michael Schiffmann has just released a new book on Abu-Jamal's case, revealing new evidence and original ballistics analysis.

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morganix 10.Dec.2006 08:46

PLEASE CONTACT:
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P.O. Box 19709
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Phone - 215-476-8812/ Fax - 215-476-6180
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Send our brotha some LOVE and LIGHT at:
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Saint-Denis Condemned by U.S. House of Representatives

Susanna 10.Dec.2006 14:08

The United States House of Representatives voted 368 to 31, with 8 abstentions and 25 nonvoting, in a federal resolution "Condemning the decision of St. Denis, France, to name a street in honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the convicted murder of Philadelphia Police Office Danny Faulkner"

Saint-Denis Condamné par le Parlaiment des États-Unis

La Maison des Représentatifs du Parlaiment des États-Unis a voté, avec 368 en faveur, 31 contre, 8 abstentions et 25 qui n'ont pas voté, dans une résolution fédérale, à "Condamner la décision de Saint-Denis, France, a nommer une rue en honneur de Mumia Abu-Jamal, le meurtrier condamné de l'Oficier de la Police de Philadelphie Danny Faulkner."

The resolution can be read at / la résolution se lit à:

 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll527.xml

Coverage of the 25-Year-Anniversary Demonstrations:

Philly IMC 12.Dec.2006 02:44


Coverage of the 25-Year-Anniversary Demonstrations:
New York, California, and Philadelphia.

Coverage of the 25-Year-Anniversary Demonstrations:

Philly IMC 13.Dec.2006 00:47

Coverage of the 25-Year-Anniversary Demonstrations:
New York, California, and Philadelphia.

a cop killer

kevin bracken 16.Dec.2006 23:57

While the death penalty must be condemned in all its forms, do you really think a re-trial would find anything different? Abu-Jamal will not be executed, but considering he killed a police officer at the height of 1990's American violence, he should be kept in jail.