Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Philadelphia: World Day Against the Death Penalty


WORLD DAY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY: USA
Philadelphia
Saturday, October 9

9 AM RALLY AT BROAD & SPRING GARDEN, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE HEADQUARTERS
We demonstrate at the FOP because of their long-term, vicious commitment to executions, even in cases of innocence, and their terrorist attacks against those who fight for justice.

10 AM MARCH BEGINS

11:30 AM INDOOR RALLY La Familia, 1310 North Broad Street

WE DEMAND 100% ABOLITION NOW! NO EXCEPTIONS (INCLUDING MUMIA!)!

Total Death Row Prisoners: 3,000+
122+ Exonerated Death Row Prisoners
How Many More Are Innocent?

Several key members of US anti-death penalty organizations have recently made a move to exclude Mumia Abu-Jamal from the movement to abolish the death penalty, arguing that Mumia's inclusion alienated potential law enforcement supporters of the abolition movement! This position caused an international uproar.

October 9 will be a reaffirmation of a real and unifying abolition movement:
100% ABOLITION! NO EXCEPTIONS!

Scheduled Participants:
NEW FILM BY JOHANNA FERNANDEZ, PACKED WITH NEW EVIDENCE AND NEW LIVE INTERVIEWS, WILL BE SHOWN.

JUSTICE ON TRIAL: THE CASE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

WELFARE POETS

CECIL GUTZMORE, Pan-African scholar and activist based in United Kingdom and Jamaica, involved in political and community work and activism within the African community, one of the editors of the celebrated black theoretical and discussion journal, The
Black Liberator and has published in such journals as Marxism Today, Race and Class, and Jamaica Journal ANournal as well as being a columnist on the Jamaica Daily Gleaner and a contributor to the Jamaica Observer. lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University); engaged in research and writing on Caribbean folk/popular culture, Creolisation, Pan-Africanism, the history of race and racism, the debate generated by Eric Williams¹ Capitalism and Slavery and the historical-legal basis of the case for Euro-American reparations for the Atlantic 'trade' in and enslavement of Africans, facilitator and founding member of the growing international campaign Reparations! Haiti First! Haiti Now!

PROFESSOR CLAUDE GUILLAUMAUD-PUJOL, Coordinator, French Mumia Abu-Jamal Collective: Member, Steering Committee of World Coalition Against the Death Penalty; Author of the French biography of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

FORMER DEATH ROW PRISONERS

JOURNALIST LINN WASHINGTON, Linn Washington Jr. is an investigative reporter who has researched and written about race/class based inequities embedded in the U.S. criminal justice system for over twenty-five years. He is a columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune and is a founding member of the online progressive newspaper This Can't Be Happening.

PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE COMMITTEE, Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. and JR Valrey

Sponsors: Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Texas Moratorium Network, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, International Action Center, Witness to Innocence (Philadelphia), Exonorees from Death Row.

NYC bus info: to buy a ticket call, 212-330-8029 ($15)
Buses leave at 6:30 from 33rd Street and 8th Avenue

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