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  • Sara Jones
    Feb 19, 2010


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      From: SF Bay View <editor@...>
      Date: Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 9:00 PM
      Subject: [sfbayview] FREE MUMIA! 6:30 PM, Sunday Feb 21st, DEFEND JR, 8 AM, Monday Feb 22nd
      To: SF Bay View <sfbayview@...>, Black Left Unity <blackleftunity@...>, Sons of Africa <SOA@yahoogroups.com>, Media Justice <MediaJustice941@...>, Justice 4 Oscar Grant <Justice4Oscar_GRANT@yahoogroups.com>, Community First Coalition <communityfirstcoalition@yahoogroups.com>, Enough BVHP <ENOUGH_BVHP@yahoogroups.com>


      Thanks to our good friends at the Labor Action Committee for this notice. There's also a get together Monday evening, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., at the Black Dot Cafe, 1195 Pine St., West Oakland, with Minister of Information JR, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., and Pam and Ramona Africa. You are cordially invited.

      Those who can attend the Sunday night event (details below) will be treated to the explosive new film, "Operation Small Axe," which was just featured - twice - at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.
      The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (LACFreeMumia@...) asks you:
      Please post and distribute widely,
      and...

      ATTEND THESE EVENTS!

      1. FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL,
      6:30 PM, Sunday, the 21st of February:
      A SPECIAL BENEFIT EVENT,
      at the Humanist Hall,
      390 - 27th St in Oakland, near Broadway, in Oakland, and

      2. DEFEND JR VALREY,
      8 AM, Monday the 22nd of February:
      DEMONSTRATE! 
      at the Alameda County Courthouse,
      12th and Oak Streets, in Oakland

      DETAILS BELOW...


      1.  A special benefit event: Free 'Em All!

      FREE MUMIA ABU-JAMAL!


      Mumia Abu-Jamal is an innocent political prisoner, framed for a crime he didn't commit, and now in his 28th year of incarceration on death row. Recent Supreme Court rulings have upheld his fraudulent conviction in a grotesquely unfair trial, and sent him closer to execution.

      6:30 PM, Sunday, the 21st of February,
      at the Humanist Hall,
      390 - 27th St in Oakland, near Broadway

      Pam Africa, Spokeswoman for the Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal,   POCC Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, Founder of the Prisoners of Conscience Committee, and son of the assassinated Black Panther leader,   Ramona Africa, Survivor of the 1985 police bombing of the MOVE house in Philadelphia, former political prisoner and member of the MOVE organization,   POCC Minister of Information JR, POCC organizer, founder of POCC: Block Report Radio, Associate editor of the SF Bay View, and one of the last defendants in the Oakland 100 case,  and  Jack Heyman, Exec Board member, Local 10 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), member of the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, and organizer of the ILWU West Coast ports shutdown to free Mumia in 1999

      Also: Francisco Torres, last remaining defendant in the SF 8 case, and update from: Pierre Labossierre of the Haiti Action Committee

      Sneak Preview: "OPERATION SMALL AXE," with the POCC Minister of Information JR, and director Adimu Madyun on hand

      Donations of $10 to 1,000 - No one will be turned away for lack of funds,
      to benefit Prison Radio, the non-profit that records and produces the voice of Mumia Abu-Jamal, "the voice of the voiceless"


      Sponsored by: Prisoners of Conscience Committee, Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Prison Radio

      Endorsers:
      Campaign To End the Death Penalty, Kevin Cooper Defense Committee, South Bay Committee In Solidarity with Cuba, Oakland Teachers For Mumia, Haiti Action Committee, Mobilization To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Kiilu Nyasha (former Black Panther and radio host), California Peace And Freedom Party, SF 8 Defense Committee, San Francisco Gray Panthers, the Berkeley Gray Panthers, and the SF ANSWER Coalition


      2. Defend JR Valrey!  DEMONSTRATE!
      8 AM, Monday the 22nd of February:

      Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland,
      12th and Oak Streets. 
      Attend the trial at 9 AM.

      (from 12th Street BART Station, walk down 12th St toward Lake Merritt.
      Demonstrate/enter court at 12th and Oak St)


      AND, Defend Holly Works!  DEMONSTRATE!
      8 AM, Monday the 1st of March:

      Alameda County Courthouse,
      12th and Oak Streets. 
      Attend the trial at 9 AM.

      (from 12th Street BART Station, walk down 12th St toward Lake Merritt.
      Demonstrate/enter court at 12th and Oak St)


      An Injury To One Is An Injury To All!

      JR Valrey and Holly Works are the remaining defendants of the Oakland 100, the arrestees in the police crackdown against the protests in Oakland over the police murder of Oscar Grant, on New Years Day, 2009.  Framed on felony charges, both are facing years behind bars, but... JR and Holly are innocent!

      Oscar Grant was a young black retail grocery worker and father of a young daughter.  He was out with friends for New Years Eve when he was detained by BART police.  He was shot in the back at point blank range by a BART cop as he lay face-down on the Fruitvale station platform on New Years Day. Cell-phone videos taken of the incident by witnesses on the station platform were posted on the internet, and protests erupted in Oakland. Over a week later, the officer, Johannes Mehserle, was finally charged with murder.  He was granted a change of venue, and is being tried in Los Angeles.

      JR, a journalist with Block Report Radio, Flashpoints (KPFA), and the SF Bay View, and POCC Minister of Information, has consistently covered police brutality and terrorism in Oakland, as well as the framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal and other issues.  He was arrested for covering the protests in the street following the police murder of Oscar Grant.  The bogus charge: felony arson!  

      Holly Works, a local musician and activist, was arrested before she even arrived at the protest!  Walking down the street with a friend, she was detained and fraudulently charged with… assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer!

      This message from the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
      www.laboractionmumia.org • 510 763-2347

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