Rally to Stop the Execution of Mumia-Abu Jamal—Toronto Nov 9th

On November 9, the U.S. Third Circuit Court in Philadelphia will hear oral arguments concerning whether Mumia Abu-Jamal, a black journalist and political prisoner who has been on death row for 28 years, should be executed or given a new sentencing trial. If the court rules against Mumia he could soon be executed.

According to lead attorney Robert R. Bryan, Mumia is now “in the greatest danger since his 1981 arrest.” In 2001, U.S. District Court Judge William Yohn ruled that before Mumia could be executed there must first be a new sentencing phase jury trial where new evidence could be presented. This 2001 ruling was affirmed by the U.S. Third Circuit in 2008, but in January 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated that ruling and sent the case back to the Third Circuit for reconsideration. Mountains of evidence, including witness recantations, a confession from the actual killer and photographic evidence of the crime scene, prove Mumia’s innocence. Yet state and federal courts have slammed the door on this outspoken opponent of war, racism, police brutality and corruption.

We have to stop them! Mumia must be freed!

November 9 Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Free Mumia! Abolish the Racist Death Penalty!
Tuesday, November 9
6 pm
U.S. Consulate
360 University Ave
between Dundas St. and Queen St.

Sponsored by: Anarchist Black Cross, Angola 3 Support Committee,
BASICS Community News Service, Black Action Defense Committee,
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (Toronto Local), Common Cause,
Community Justice Coalition, Community Solidarity Network, CUPE
3903 First Nations Solidarity Working Group, Educators for Peace &
Justice, Esplanade Community Group, Fightback, Ginger Project,
Independent Jewish Voices (Toronto), International Bolshevik Tendency,
NDP Socialist Caucus, OPIRG (UofT), Revolutionary Women’s Collective,
Sense of Security (Guelph), Socialist Action, Socialist Alternative,
Socialist Project, The Spot Collective (K-W), Third World First, Toronto
Forum on Cuba, Toronto Haiti Action Committee, Toronto New Socialists,
Upping the Anti.

For more info please contact the November 9 Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

PDF of the poster is available here.