CRITICAL COURT HEARING ON MUMIA’S HEALTH CARE



JOIN THE CARAVAN !!
 



GET ON THE BUS !!
 


CRITICAL COURT HEARING
 
ON MUMIA’S HEALTH CARE


quicklink to travel info
quicklink to video
 
FRIDAY DECEMBER 18, 2015
starting at 9:30 AM
 
THE WILLIAM J. NEALON FEDERAL BUILDING
235 N. Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
 
Getting Mumia Abu-Jamal the new hepatitis-C medication

 
Mumia has been getting better since he was almost killed by the prison system last April. However, this is despite the scandalously inadequate healthcare provided of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
 
Instead, thousands of his supporters have been struggling for him over the past months, first defeating the diabetes inflicted on him by the prison system, and then helping him with his skin condition, most probably a result of his unreported hapatitis-C.
 
However, he still has untreated hepatisis-C, is in the infirmary, and can quickly become critically ill again, since his underlying problem has not been addressed or resolved.
 
U.S. Federal District Court Judge Robert Mariani has ordered a full evidentiary hearing in Scranton, PA on Friday, December 18, 2015, reviewing the preliminary injunction we have submitted in
“Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes”.
 
He recently rescheduled the hearing to begin at 9:30 AM, possibly lasting the entire day, or perhaps even longer. The expanded hearing will take direct testimony and expert medical witnesses; and will allow us to demand access to Mumia’s currently withheld medical records and to cross-examine any government witnesses. We also expect Mumia to be able to testify, most likely via video conference.
 
Everything about this hearing:

  • The expanded scope and public nature of the proceedings
  • The opportunity to provide Mumia with adequate health care
  • Raising awareness of the medical mistreatment of US prisoners
  • Raising awareness of the hepatitis-C epidemic in US prisons
  • The opportunity for Mumia to access his own medical records


is a huge victory for Mumia Abu-Jamal and for the
movement working to prove his innocence and to free him!!
 
We need to pack the courtroom with supporters demanding adequate healthcare for Mumia and 10,000 other Pennsylvania prisoners infected with hepatitis-C, including access to a new medication that has shown a greater than 90% cure rate.

 
We also need people outside the courtroom, raising the visibility of the hearing and the issues surrounding the case, as well as to interact with the press and the community in Scranton.


 

 


CRITICAL COURT HEARING
 
ON MUMIA’S HEALTH CARE


People will be coming to Scranton, PA, on December 18,
from all around the country and the world.



JOIN THE CARAVAN !!
 


There will be a car caravan from Philadelphia.
 
For more information and to join the caravan, call
215.724.1618



GET ON THE BUS !!
 


There will be a bus leaving from New York City.
 
Loading in NYC at 5:30 AM at the
MLK Labor Center 1199SEIU
310 West 43rd Street (between 8th-9th Aves.)
 
Arriving at the William J. Nealon Federal Building
235 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA
before the hearing begins at 9:30 AM.

 
For more information and bus tickets, contact
 
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition NYC Hotline
212.330.8029

 
Campaign to Bring Mumia Home
bringmumiahome@gmail.com
917.806.0521

 
International Action Center / Worker’s World
212.633.6646

 
If you can’t come with us, please consider making a financial
donation to subsidize those who can’t afford to pay for their
seats and to support the purchase of food and other supplies
for the long day.
 
You can send a check, made out to:
FMAJC / IFCO
 
and mail it to:
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC)
P.O. Box 16, College Station,
New York, NY 10030

 
Or you can go to:
FMAJC/NYC donations page
to donate online.
 
PLEASE JOIN US.
THIS IS A LIFE OR DEATH ISSUE FOR MUMIA.


 


Ted Passon’s stirring video
 
for December 18


 

 
If the embedded audio file above does not work
with your browser, you can go to:
 
Ted Passon’s stirring video for December 18
 


 
EVENTS LEADING UP TO
 
DECEMBER 18

 


Saturday, December 5, 2015
Town Hall in Philadelphia
Church of the Advocate

 
We held a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, December 5,
in Philadelphia, PA, at the historic Church of the Advocate
to help plan the events for December 18.
 
Pam Africa chaired the meeting. Supporters and activists
came from New York, Pennsylvania, Baltimore,
Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.
 

 
“The SYSTEM is already OVER. We just have to get
people to realize that.” – Pam Africa, Dec. 5, 2015

 
 

 
Town Hall meeting
 
 

 
Alma Pendelton, longtime activist
and supporter from New York

 


 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Actions in Philadelphia

 
December 9 marked 34 years since our brother,
Mumia Abu-Jamal,
was viciously attacked by police and falsely charged
with the murder of policeman Daniel Faulkner.
 
We the people have worked consistently in defense of
Mumia and forced this government to back off of his
death sentence.
 
Our work is not done since the death sentence was
replaced with “life without the possibility of parole.”
 
To continue the work in defense of Mumia
and his ultimate release from prison,
The International Concerned Family
and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

has organized several activities in support of Mumia.
 
A press advisory was released at 4:30pm on the west side
of City Hall, along with a “Honk for Mumia” street action.
 
 


 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Rally in New York
Harlem State Office Building

 


Thursday, December 17, 2015
Paris, France
 

 
UN RASSEMBLEMENT SERA AUSSI ORGANISÉ A PARIS
JEUDI 17 DECEMBRE (18h)
PLACE DE LA CONCORDE
à proximité de l’Ambassaade des Etats-Unis
 

De gauche à droite : Claude GUILLAUMAUD, Patrick LE HYARIC, Mumia ABU-JAMAL, Jacky HORTAUT
 
The French delegation meets with Mumia Abu-Jamal
on November 12, 2015.