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(YT Video der Brown University) The Feminist Fight to Bring Mumia Home

(October 5, 2023)


The un will conduct a hearing on the cases of vulnerable political prisoners on April 26th in Atlanta

Atlanta: UN Anhörung über politische Gefangene in den USA

A United Nations delegation from the UN Expert Mechanism on Law Enforcement and Anti-Black Racism or Emler is due to arrive in the United States on April 24th. The Emler is born of the UN 's unanimously voted resolution to investigate police brutality worldwide after George Floyd's murder. The delegation will be composed of three members - in particular Juan Mendez the former UN special Rapporteur on Torture who declared that solitary confinement past 15 days is torture.

The other members are Justice Mokgoro of South Africa and Dr Tracie Keesee formerly of the DOJ.

The delegation will be investigating racism and police brutality violations in several cities : New York, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, L.A., Atlanta.

In Washington, the delegation will speak to U.S. government representatives.

We draw your attention to the fact that in Atlanta on April 26th , the Emler will conduct a hearing of the cases of the following political prisoners : Magee ,Bowers , Al Amin, Poindexter, Tillery and Abu-Jamal. The assault against the Uhuru movement will also be examined.

Of particular interest is that the Emler chose to locate their hearing in the very city where so many are saying No to Cop City and where a younger generation of political prisoners accused of domestic terrorism is at risk.

For the information of press and support groups, the hearing will take place at :

The Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta, between 1:50 and 2:50 EDT on Wednesday April 26th 2023.

We will send an update with the information for registration which will be required for participation whether in person or virtual

For The Mumia UN Liaison Group Members:
Johanna Fernandez
Julia Wright
Michael Schiffmann
Annette Schiffmann
Mark Taylor
Former Judge Wendell Griffen
Consultant : Linn Washington Jr



the judge
may have stamped
her foot,
waved her gavel
like a white supremacist wand
and said no
but this morning
i canna find no Blues
for Mumia

the judge
may have enjoyed
champagne and selfies
with those who pull
her electoral strings
but this morning
I canna find no Blues
for Mumia

I canna find no Blues
cause the whole wide world
is crying
not tears
not a river
but deafening Freedom
for Mumia -
and the judge
is powerless
to stop it

(c) Julia Wright. April 2nd 2023. All rights Reserved to Wadiya Jamal's children.


Spontaner Protest nach Justizskandal gegen Mumia Abu-Jamal in Philadelphia

Judge Clemons: It ain't over yet. The struggle to free Mumia continues!

Mumia Abu-Jamal People rallied and marched in Philadelphia on April 1, 2023, on the day after Judge Clemons ruled against Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeals. Mumia has been a Political Prisoner in Pennsylvania for 41 years - 28 on Death Row. He is a veteran Philadelphia Black Panther, radical radio journalist, grandfather, and foremost revolutionary thinker and writer. Mumia is a loving movement elder who uplifts struggles worldwide with his powerful voice and writings. As 15, he was a Black Panther newspaper journalist and, later, an award-winning Philadelphia radio journalist. Mumia has made thousands of radio commentaries from prison and written more than a dozen books including We Want Freedom, Live from Death Row, Jailhouse Lawyers, All Things Censored, and co-authored three volumes of Murder Incorporated, a searing critique of US imperialism. Mumia's writings are extraordinary and deeply moving. Mumia is a victim of racism and police violence - targeted by the police and FBI in its war on Black people and Black freedom movement.


Terri Maurer-Carter on Mumia case "Judge Sabo said 'I'm going to help them fry the n-x-x-x-x-x-r"


Judge Wendell Griffen on the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal via Democracy Now (December 14, 2022)


(Starts at 5:30 minutes) United Nations Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal (December 13, 2022)


From the Darkness Shines a Light: A Mural for Mumia Abu-Jamal (December 2022)


(Truthout) After 41 Years in Prison, Mumia Abu-Jamal May Finally Get a Chance for New Trial (December 13, 2022)


Evidence suggests the prosecutor in Mumia’s trial bribed star witnesses to testify and wrongly excluded Black jurors.

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(WHYY) Cruel and unusual: How the justice system is failing Mumia Abu-Jamal, by Linn Washington (December 9, 2022)

On Dec. 9, 1981, award-winning journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested for the murder of Daniel Faulkner, a Philadelphia police officer. His case has generated unprecedented attention both nationally and internationally. This attention includes books, documentaries, feature-length films and a seminal report by Amnesty International.



(The Left Berlin) "Campaign Of The Week": Free Mumia Berlin - Mumia Abu-Jamal - 40 Years in Jail. We want Freedom NOW (08/12/2022)

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an African-American journalist and Black Panther who has been imprisoned in Pennsylvania, USA, since 1981 for an alleged police murder. Since his youth with the Panthers, Mumia has reported on racism, exploitation and resistance in the USA. At the time of his politically motivated conviction, he was chairman of the African-American Association of Journalists in Philadelphia. He reported us-wide on murders of unarmed teenagers of color by police officers on the news programme NPR in the 1970s. His work earned him the honorary title of “The Voice of the Voiceless” in PoC communities at the time.



Mumia Abu-Jamal Denied A New Trial by Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio, October 27, 2022

Übersetzte deutsche Version...

By Noelle Hanrahan, Prison Radio
October 27, 2022 - Educate!

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(The Guardian) Ex-Black Panther asks for fresh trial amid new evidence (October 26, 2022)

New evidence shows that the conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal - who has spent over 40 years in prison - was tainted, prompting calls for a re-examination



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PRESS RELEASE Oct. 25, 2022

Join justice seekers for Mumia Abu-Jamal at a Court of Common Pleas hearing in the Criminal Justice Center, Filbert and 13th St. Philadelphia at 9 am on Wednesday, October 26. Supporters from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and points South will be in court and on the streets as they learn whether Judge Lucretia Clemons will choose love or fear in the highly politicized case.

A Black Panther Party veteran, community activist and revolutionary journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal was framed for the murder of a Philadelphia cop. As a result of police, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct in a highly contested trial, Abu-Jamal was given the racist death sentence in July 1982. Since 1981, he has been incarcerated under inhumane and illegal imprisonment - including 29 years in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania's death row. But the court hearing will consider none of these points as Abu-Jamal sits behind bars. Judge Clemons will only consider three narrow arguments.

After the Oct. 26, 2021 denial of the last of Abu-Jamal's five previous PCRA (Post Conviction Relief Act) petitions, Abu-Jamal's defense team filed a 6th PCRA petition on Dec. 23, 2021 that pertains to the newest evidence from six hitherto unknown boxes of files on the case first disclosed to the defense in January 2019. Based on the new evidence, Abu-Jamal's defense again asks for a new trial with the following three arguments.

  1. New evidence shows that the prosecution's most important witness, Robert Chobert, expected to receive money from the Commonwealth in exchange for his testimony. This had not been disclosed to the defense.
  2. Additional evidence in memoranda and letters contained in the boxes reveal the District Attorney's Office made significant efforts to monitor and direct outstanding prostitution charges against witness Cynthia White with the goal of making life easier for her in exchange for her false testimony against Abu-Jamal.
  3. Further, handwritten notes by Prosecutor Mr. McGill show that he was actively tracking prospective jurors by race during jury selection, prominently placing the letter ‘B' next to the names of many prospective Black jurors. The explicit focus on the race of possible jurors in the prosecutor's notes is evidence that the prosecutor relied, at least in part, on race in deciding which jurors to strike, in violation of federal law.

Abu-Jamal is represented by Judith Ritter, Bret Grote (Abolitionist Law Center) and Sam Spital, the latter for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The state is represented by Tracey Kavanagh for Larry Krasner's District Attorney's Office. On Oct 26, the Judge will decide whether to order a hearing on the case or dismiss the PCRA petition.

Abu-Jamal's health is precarious. He is 68 years old. He had double bypass surgery in March 2020, renal failure in 2017, and has been refused necessary cardiac rehabilitation. He also suffers from the after-effects of COVID and Hepatitis C.

As an ill and elderly man, and because he has been unjustly incarcerated, Mumia Abu-Jamal should be released immediately.


(Black Power Media) NEW BOOK! The Trials of #Mumia Abu-Jamal in 25 Voices

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For Mumia's 68th birthday: ALL STADIUMS AIN'T FULL: Pam and the Party didn't buy tickets

ALL STADIUMS AIN'T FULL: Pam and the Party didn't buy tickets
By the Underground Poet for Mumia's 68th birthday

Brick by Brick Poem Today we sang the National Anthem
To celebrate the opening of baseball season
And the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson
breaking the color barrier

Man, we felt so included ...
so red, white, and blue!

Now comes your B-day
beloved brother in Black skin like our own.

You've been red-baited by the red, white, and the blue
and red-lined, too!

Your name circled in green (and green-lighted)
for nefarious reasons.

They used war-talk and war-moves against you:
charging you first with a crime before committing a crime against you.

They cordoned you off with crime scene tape:
Yellow ribbons reading "police line, do not cross."

We know that their ultimate goal is to leave you somewhere sprawled
And outlined in white chalk,
But the people are watching.

"Fuck!" they exclaim in frustration
Because they can't get us all to go to the games.

Man! Between you and Jackie Robinson, I swear
We are truly "Black" and "American."

Written by an activist in total solitary confinement on Texas death row for the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement's event for Mumia Abu-Jamal's birthday.


Open Letter To Larry Krasner About Archbishop Tutu's Bond With Mumia

Greetings Mr Krasner,

I hope you and your family are having a safe and peaceful New Year.

As we all mourn Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the ordeal of Mumia, his friend, weighs heavily on our minds.

I am told that Mumia's eulogy for the Arch is going viral and I know this is true because it strikes a chord no algorithms can reach - the heart.

Mumia's message is already in the minds and hearts of our South African brothers and sisters whose freedom against Apartheid we African Americans heartily and massively helped to obtain.

Our mourning for the Arch overarches borders: together with our African brothers we will sorely miss a warm, funny, forgiving, inspiring and truthful friend-in-the-struggle. We cry for those who, like Mumia, loved him and have lost a father and a "wounded healer".

We listen to Mumia's unsteady voice recorded from his prison of SCI Mahanoy where he sits with congestive heart failure (50 % chance of survival within 5 years - this figure not being applicable to carceral conditions). And we recognize Mumia's inimitable discretion, his refusal to say that the prisoner in shackles a shocked Arch visited was ... him.

We are weary of being sad because all those who go to visit him - as the Arch did - know who the real Mumia is: a man unwilling to assume his so-called fame, scolding those who "starify" him, always speaking up for the voiceless, winning legal suits in their name. He is guided by his own humanity, always. He ends his tribute to the Arch with "Love, not fear".

Archbishop Tutu who chaired the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission at Nelson Mandela's request called for Mumia's immediate release in 2011 on the basis of thirty years of UN-defined torture in solitary confinement, on the basis of the conclusions of the textbook 2001 Amnesty International Report and in the spirit of Reconciliation - that same spirit which permeates your Integrity Conviction Unit, Mr Krasner.

So why not Mumia - as carceral lack of care places his cardiac prognosis in jeopardy?

The late President Mandela, himself a former political prisoner, had a brain child : Reconciling Love. And he asked his friend, the Arch, to create a Commission in that spirit. The same Nelson Mandela also called for Mumia's immediate release even as he invited his former prosecutor to lunch at the presidential house. Mandela ate and drank with the very man who had sought the death penalty against him...

What a historical legacy of love the two of them - the former political prisoner and the priest - have left us.

I am humbled.

Reconciling Love is a verb we all are learning to conjugate.

In the Spirit of Tutu, in the spirit of the Founding Fathers of Truth and Reconciliation, Mr Krasner, would you consider bringing restorative justice to the man the Arch cried with and laughed with and sought immediate freedom for?

Yours sincerely,

Julia Wright
Daughter of Richard Wright


Mila - Calling The Spirits of Justice - Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!

On April 24, 2021 Mumia had his 67th birthday. Appr. 200 people gathered at Weisestrasse in Berlin's borough of Neukölln to demand his freedom. Next to speeches, an exhibition and a letter writing info stall various musicians permormed to celebrate Mumia's birthday despite the circumstances of his almost 40 years of incarceration by a racist and repressive state.

Mila was one of the musicians and performed "Calling The Spirits of Justice - Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!" which he wrote for the occasion. If you want to know more about Mila please visit

More information on the imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal from Philadelphia (USA) online at:

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    Mumia Abu-Jamal's speech to Revolutionary Mayday 2021 in Berlin

    Demo 1. Mai 2021 deutsche version hier...

    to listen und read...

    On April 30 US political prisoner and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal recorded a short message to Berlin Revolutionary Mayday demonstration, which was played yesterday to thousands of people at the start of the protest in the borough of Berlin-Neukölln.

    25.000 people attended and Mumia's speech was welcomed and applauded by appr. 7000 people who were able to hear his recording. Afterwards various sound systems repeated Mumia's message throughout the march.

    You can find the recording either here...

    Later on police attacked the anti-racist workers march and injured many participants. Subsequently many people were arrested. Free Mumia Berlin was amongst the crowd which was affected by brutal and racist cops. Luckily none of our fellow Mumia supporters was badly harmed.

    We stand in solidarity with Mumia and everyone being repressed by this racist capitalist system.

    Free Mumia - Free Them All!


    UN Expert*innen kritisieren Mumias Ankettung im Krankenhaus

    A joint press release was issued today

    USA: Shackling of aged inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal, is deplorable - UN experts

    Read here...


    Press Release from USA 04.03.2021

    Grafik mit Telefonnnummern Mobilization for Mumia

    Contact: Johanna Fernandez: 917-930-0804, & Joe Piette: 610-931-2615,


    News that imprisoned radio journalist and veteran Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal tested positive for COVID came at the very end of a press conference on March 3rd in front of DA Larry Krasner's offices. Abu-Jamal's attorney Bob Boyle called to deliver the news he'd just received from attorneys at the PA Department of Corrections. Boyle was one of the lawyers who five years ago filed the legal suit that won Hep C treatment for Abu-Jamal and other incarcerated people. Abu-Jamal confirmed via phone a few minutes later that he had been hospitalized for four days in a local medical center where 10lbs of fluid were removed from his body. Further tests determined that he has Congestive Heart Disease and COVID.

    Dr. Ricardo Alvarez, an Independent physician with decades of work in prison advocacy, explained that the prison infirmary where Mumia is now being held is no place for those who are ill or elderly. "The only acceptable treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal is his freedom." He added, "We have a simple cost-effective public health intervention in the face of COVID in prisons- release our elderly prisoners. Data shows they do not pose a public safety risk."

    Abu-Jamal, a political prisoner and 66 year-old senior with COVID, cirrhosis of the liver plus a serious heart condition needs not just medical attention but the specialized diet and exercise and loving human contact that he can never receive in prison.

    A virtual town hall, entitled "Freedom has never been so close", on Saturday, Mar. 6, 2-4pm will feature up to the minute updates on Abu-Jamal's medical and legal developments and upcoming actions. Other parts of the program include COVID in prisons, political prisoners, police brutality and mass incarceration and special appearances by Chairman Fred Hampton Jr and Chicago Hip-hop artist Vic Mensa. Register in advance at .

    Abu-Jamal's new medical diagnosis comes after 39 years of wrongful imprisonment due to police, judicial and prosecutorial misconduct - 28 years unconstitutionally held in the infernal isolation of death row.

    The prison infirmary at SCI Mahanoy is the very same place that in 2014 diagnosed Mumia as having critically low blood sugar. The infirmary then ignored the notation in his chart to monitor his blood sugar levels for three weeks. It was not until he fainted and went into renal failure that he was rushed to the hospital. It took a federal civil rights lawsuit and worldwide protests for Mumia to receive the fast acting anti-viral cure to his belatedly diagnosed Hepatitis C. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections routinely fails to provide adequate care for Abu-Jamal and thousands of other incarcerated people.

    Aging people in prison are vulnerable to premature death if they contract the flu, cancer, hepatitis, pneumonia, COVID-19 or congestive heart disease, in Abu-Jamal case. The only humane recourse is to let elderly and vulnerable prisoners go home.

    Most governors have refused to decarcerate, failing to protect prisoners' lives from COVID transmission by guards, who bring coronavirus into the prison because many live in rural areas designated COVID "red zones." Holding a captive population under these conditions is a crime against humanity. It is morally indefensible because excessive and draconian sentencing in the last 40 years means that many US incarcerated people have grown old serving life terms or 40-year sentences. In contrast, most developed nations limit sentences to 10-12 years even for the most serious offenses.

    Dr. Johanna Fernandez, Associate Professor at Baruch College remarked, "Ultimately we want a society in which social problems are not solved with carceral repression. Today's reality has turned US prisons into cruel, old people's homes for poor Black and Brown workers warehoused at the height of urban deindustrialization in the 1980s and 1990s when American capitalism could not employ large swaths of city dwellers." She added, "At the very least, we demand that Dr. Ricardo Alvarez be allowed daily check-ins with Mumia's medical handlers in the prison."

    Gov. Wolf promised to reprieve 1,800 prisoners but he has only granted 165. Separately, 14 people sentenced to life in prison, mostly from Philadelphia, were pardoned to life on parole by Gov. Wolf on Dec. 19th. However, he waited until Feb. 12th to approve their releases, too late for Bruce Norris, 69, who died from COVID 19 on Jan. 30th. (More here...)

    At least 110 incarcerated people have died of COVID in PA prisons. And "90% of inmates who died of coronavirus in 2020 were over 50 with likely pre-existing health conditions," stated 32 PA lawmakers in a Feb. 8th letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. (More here...)

    Free Mumia and all incarcerated people over 50 in Pennsylvania and every state prison immediately!


    Stop Defending Mumia Abu-Jamal's Unjust Conviction (Petition)

    Petition to Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner is now live! Please help us spread the word