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Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 05:34:43 -0500
From: Kaidi Al-Muntaqim Allah <email@example.com>
Subject: (en) Free Mumia News (11/1/99) FOP Demo
A - I N F O S N E W S S E R V I C E
> From: Grinnell Coalition in Defense of Mumia
> Please spread the word!:
> BRING THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE TO IOWA CITY ON SATURDAY
> NOV. 6th
> 11 AM-Rally in front of Old Capitol at Clinton
> Street and Iowa Avenue
> 12 Noon-March
> Sponsored by the Grinnell Coalition In Defense of
> Mumia Abu-Jamal
> e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Philly Daily News - November 1, 1999
Sting draws fire over Abu-Jamal
Cops to stage protest over Brit rocker's Mumia
by Christine Bahls Daily News Staff Writer
In two weeks, rocker and international activist Sting
at the Tower in Upper Darby. And some local cops
plan to be outside - sending him a message.
It'll have the name of Mumia Abu-Jamal written all
Delaware County police are upset about the
entertainer's position on
Mumia Abu-Jamal, the convicted killer of
Philadelphia police officer Daniel
Faulkner. Sting has called for a new trial.
"Sting opened his mouth," said Chester City police
officer Ed McClellan,
president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 19.
"Let them come on," said Pam Africa, coordinator of
Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. "All they're
doing is exposing
themselves . . .
They prove why the death penalty has to be
The impetus behind the protest is FOP Lodge 27,
representing at least 900
and active Delaware County police officers, said
lodge president Joseph
Fitzgerald said lodge leaders will be meeting soon
to work out the
include calling on fellow officers from the
"We are supporting . . . anybody who's against the
Mumia Abu-Jamal movement,"
It will be a quiet demonstration, Fitzgerald said.
"It's not going to be
out of hand."
If the cops are there, "We will be there," Africa
said. "We will always be
supporters are at."
On Dec. 9, 1981, Faulkner was gunned down near 13th
and Locust streets. He
killed after the 25-year-old officer had pulled over
Abu-Jamal's brother in
stop. Abu-Jamal reportedly passed by and spotted the
two. Officers found
on the ground, shot at close range in the face.
Abu-Jamal was lying nearby;
been injured by a bullet from Faulkner's gun.
Abu-Jamal's gun, with five
was also found. He was convicted a year later and
the appeals have never
Abu-Jamal, now 45, has contended he had an unfair
trial for many reasons.
never testified in any of the legal proceedings.
Last week, a federal judge
execution of Abu-Jamal, which had been scheduled for
Dec. 2. It will be
before the judge decides whether to hold a hearing
on the latest appeal.
Abu-Jamal, a former journalist, has become a cause
celebre, and has
from entertainers, politicians and, as Africa put
it, rich people, poor
people, black people,
white people, all kinds of people.
> Sting, former head of the band Police, has long been
health and human rights causes. According to Africa,
he signed a letter
urging a new
trial for Abu-Jamal.
McClellan said that at the national FOP annual
convention in August, the
voted to boycott anyone who supported Abu-Jamal.
Because of that vote,
said, he expects officers from throughout the area
to be at the Tower Nov.
14. He said
his lodge, representing 100 officers, will discuss
the event at its Nov. 9
Usually, cops are called to keep the peace at
demonstrations. Who will do
the honors for
them at the Sting concert?
Fitzgerald giggled at the question.
"We would police ourselves, I guess."
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From: J P <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 21:25:23 -0700
1. Clinton disrupted in Philly today:
³U.S. OUT OF VIEQUES! FREE MUMIA!²
Today, José Albizu Rodríguez, Mario Hardy Africa and
I attended the
rally for Phila mayoral candidate John Street at La
Salle University in the
northeast. It was a "get out the Democratic Party
vote" event where they
brought in Sen. Edward Kennedy and President
Clinton. When Clinton was
about to start his speech the three of us got up and
Clinton: Get the Navy Out of Vieques Now" and "Free
continued until security "escorted" us out but not
before the media cameras
took our pictures. (Local ABC, NBC, &CBS news all
covered the disruption.)
Somebody told me that Clinton commented on Vieques
saying that it was an
important issue that needed attention. While we were
Nelson Díaz a Puerto Rican, who was on the podium
"dignitaries", stood up and raised his arms making a
victory sign with
both hands. Current Phila mayor, Rendell kept moving
his arms signaling
us to sit down.
While we were walking out a Puerto Rican young woman
"I'm so proud of you guys, I had to leave in
solidarity" It turned out
she attends Girls High and is part of a school group
Unidos". Afterwards we had a chance to discuss
Vieques and Mumia and the
possibility of presenting the Vieques slide show in
GH. Many asked us
about Vieques and Mumia after we left the building.
Before the event, we had to wait more than one hour
to get in, so we
decided to give out the leaflets then, we gave out
500 leaflets on
Vieques and a few hundred on Mumia.
> From: "KamariYa(!!)" <email@example.com>
> From: CAGeovanis@aol.com
The recent street theater action staged by the
Chicago Committee to Free
Mumia Abu-Jamal, which ridiculed 20/20 correspondent
Sam Donaldson for his
snuff journalism on Mumia's case, will be featured
in an upcoming television
episode of Labor Beat:
Channel 19 (Chicago cable stations only)
Thursdays, 9:30 pm, Nov 4 and Nov 11
Fridays, 4:30 on, Nov 5 and Nov 12
The Mumia piece will air about 16 minutes into the
show, which will also
feature a segment on Utah Phillips by Marty Conlisk
and a music video by The
> From: "Maine Mumia List Serve"
> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 22:54:24 -0400
Attention Mumia Supporters
There is a heated debate taking place at the
with not enough Mumia support. Let's take back the
debate and put these
kill crazy liars back in their place!
** INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL! **
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
Florence, Bologna, Rome and other Italian cities are
on a move to free
Mumia Abu-Jamal and to stop his execution. In
weekly meetings of the city-wide committee to free
Mumia have been
planning a number of initiatives (the next meeting
is November 1O at
9:30 p.m. at the CPA occupied social center in Viale
Last Thursday October 21, the Italian edition of
Mumia's latest book
"Death Blossoms" was presented to a
standing-room-only crowd in the
city's largest and most prestigious bookstore
(Feltrinelli) by a
representative of Amnesty International, members of
the local Free Mumia
Committee, and the editors of 3 progressive
publishing houses. A lively
discussion continued until almost closing time with
on the racist, classist nature of the U.S. death
penalty and "justice"
system, and on concrete steps to be undertaken in
the next few weeks.
University of Florence students are planning an
initiative on November 9
with professors and an Amnesty International
representative at the
University with the presentation Mumia's book "Death
Blossoms" and a new
video on Mumia.
The Florence Committee has launched a petition
campaign to award Mumia
the honorary citizenship of Florence (he already has
from Palermo; Venice and other cities), and has been
invited by the
Region of Tuscany to collect signatures and
distribute information this
Saturday at a Regional conference on immigration and
The Committee is organizing a day of mobilization in
Saturday November 13 with "mass leafleting" and
information tables in
front of the Duomo (Cathedral) and in three
tens of activists will hand out thousands of
leaflets (with English
translations for tourists). This mobilization is
intended to build for
a large national demonstration for Mumia in Florence
November 20 as part of the "Counter-Summit"
activities on the occasion
of the presence of Clinton, Blair and other
European leaders in
Florence on that weekend, and to build for a
being organized for Rome at the end of November.
The Association "Malcolm X" in Rome has prepared an
dossier with photos on Mumia's case, and Mumia was
on the cover of the
mass-circulation progressive weekly magazine
"Avvenimenti" last week
with several pages of articles, and again today in
is a page of letters in support of Mumia and a good
> LIBERTA' PER MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, LEONARD PELTIER,
> SILVIA BARALDINI!
> FREEDOM FOR ALL PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL PRISONERS!
> NO TO THE RACIST, CLASSIST DEATH PENALTY!
Committee for the Liberation of Mumia Abu-Jamal
> From: dshoom@UVic.CA
Hi. Did anyone tell you about the demonstration we
had in Victoria, British
Columbia Oct. 23? I don't know if anyone did a
count, but I'd say there
were at least 100 people. The mood was pretty
militant. We took over a lane
of a major road and marched to a local US customs
sub-office. There were
many speakers. One guy, an socialist from Iran,
showed the crowd the local
Iranian community newspaper which had a story about
Mumia on the cover.
Also, our local labour council passed a motion. I
don't know the details,
but I think it calls for a new trial.
> WE MUST NOT FAIL! TAKE A STAND FOR YOUR BROTHERMAN!
> International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia
> P.O. Box 19709 - Philadelphia, PA 19143
> Ph: 215-476-8812 / Fax: 215-476-7551
> Website: www.mumia.org / E-mail: email@example.com or
> MUMIA MUST LIVE! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
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