Activists and supporters worldwide mark December 9 on our calendars every year as the anniversary of the state’s 1981 attempted assassination of Mumia Abu-Jamal on the streets of Philadelphia, but this year is different.
Mumia faces deteriorating health with his untreated hepatitis C infection and a further risk from the black, oily water being piped into SCI Mahanoy — unfit to drink, unfit to bathe in.
Prisoners are given three small cups of water at each meal and no clean water to bathe in.
These tactics amount to “death by neglect.”
It is not just Mumia Abu-Jamal, or even the 2 million US prisoners, whose lives are threatened by the hepatitis C epidemic and by unsafe water: it is all working people on the planet.
And so we are calling everyone who can to make their way to Philadelphia on Friday, December 9, 2016, to rally in the streets. The rally will be followed by a program to develop our strategy and next steps to get Mumia cured — with the life-saving drugs he needs — and to get him free — through a court challenge based on the recent Supreme Court ruling in Williams v. Pennsylvania.
We are also calling on people who cannot be in Philadelphia that day to organize protests around the world, wherever you are.
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TO AND FROM PHILADELPHIA
ON DEC. 9
LEAVING FROM NEW YORK CITY AND NEWARK.
BOARDING AT 9:30 AM
Outside Maysles Documentary Center
343 MALCOLM X BLVD (127th STREET)
NEW YORK, NY 10027
BOARDING AT 10:30 AM
Across the street from
475 TENTH AVENUE (36th STREET)
NEW YORK, NY 10019
BOARDING AT 11:30 AM
53 LINCOLN PARK
NEWARK, NJ 07102
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