International Call — December 9, 2017

December 9, 2017

To:
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner

From:
Concerned Members of International Community

A CALL TO RELEASE THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND POLICE FILES
RELEVANT TO MUMIA ABU-JAMAL’S CASE
AND TO FREE ABU-JAMAL NOW

We, the undersigned individual and organizational members of the international community concerned with issues of human rights, call your attention to an egregious example of human rights violations in your respective jurisdictions: the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Specifically, we call on you both, key officials with the power to determine Abu-Jamal’s fate, to:

  1. Assure that all the District Attorney and police files relevant to Abu-Jamal’s case, be released publicly as the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas is reviewing the potential involvement of retired Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille in a conflict of interest when he reviewed Abu- Jamal’s case as a PA Supreme Court Justice.
  2. Release Abu-Jamal now from his incarceration. That given the mounds of evidence of Abu- Jamal’s innocence and even more evidence of police, prosecutorial, and judicial misconduct, his unjust incarceration, including almost 30 years on death row, his twice near-executions, his prison-induced illness which brought him to the brink of death, and the lack of timely treatment for his hepatitis-C which has left him with a condition, cirrhosis of the liver, which poses a potential threat to his life … we call for the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal now.

SUMMARY OF THE CASE AND AN UPDATE ON RECENT EVENTS

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an internationally renowned US political prisoner, widely honored (with streets and cities named after him, including the award of Honorary Citizenship of Paris) for his piercing indictments of the racial inequities and brutal imperial powers of the United States. Abu-Jamal was originally targeted for “surveillance” and “neutralization”, that is, assassination, when he was a 15 year-old spokesman for the Black Panther Party in Philadelphia, by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and its notorious COINTELPRO (Counterintelligence) program, designed and implemented by J. Edgar Hoover. By the age of 26 Abu-Jamal was an award-winning radio journalist with a wide following, known as the “voice of the voiceless” and outspoken in his defense of the MOVE organization and other targeted individuals and organizations.

On December 9, 1981, Mumia saw a police officer assaulting his brother. When he approached the scene he was critically shot, brutally beaten by the police, framed for the murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner and, in a sham of a trial, sentenced to death. Abu-Jamal is innocent. The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), and those who support the organization politically and financially, have continued to clamor for Abu-Jamal’s death and consider it a crime that he has survived.

The legal challenges to Abu-Jamal’s conviction expose the systemic injustice of the U.S. criminal injustice system. The police and prosecution manufactured the evidence of Mumia’s guilt—the ballistics evidence was false, the witnesses were coerced to lie, and the so-called confession was fabricated. The evidence of Abu-Jamal’s innocence, was known to police on the scene. The police knew that Officer Faulkner was shot and killed by someone other than Abu-Jamal. Numerous witnesses saw the likely shooter run from the crime scene. Rights to due process and a fair trial were denied: these included the right to a jury selected without racial discrimination, the right to counsel of the defendant’s choice, the right to self-representation, the right to resources to challenge the prosecution’s case and hold the prosecution to its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

Abu-Jamal’s frame-up did not begin or stop with the police and prosecution. The U.S. judicial system and its judges are increasingly recognized as racially and class biased and largely accounting for the mass incarceration we see in the US. The trial and post-conviction judge was the infamous Judge Albert Sabo, known as the “king of death row” for sentencing to execution more people than any other judge in the entire U.S. As both the trial and postconviction appeal judge, despite international denunciation by legal experts of his biased practice and rulings in the court room, Sabo denied every single challenge to Abu-Jamal’s conviction from 1982-1997!

In 2002 a court reporter disclosed that at the start of the 1982 trial, she overheard Judge Sabo telling another judge that he was going “to help them fry the ‘n—r’.” Judge Sabo’s clear exposure of his gross racism was deemed not relevant by Philadelphia Judge Pamela Dembe who agreed that Sabo’s language was heinous, but asserted that he had nonetheless been fair during the trial and had shown no racial bias.

Dembe also ruled that the confession of a man who swore he, and not Abu-Jamal, shot and killed police officer Faulkner, should not be heard in the court. In 2003 the Pennsylvania (PA) Supreme Court upheld these rulings and denied Abu-Jamal a new trial.

Defeating two death warrants in 1995 and 1999, because of massive international protest, now imprisoned for 36 years, almost thirty of those years on death row, Abu-Jamal continues to fight his conviction in the courts and with strong international support that extends from the U.S. to Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

In December 2001 a federal court judge ruled that Abu-Jamal’s death sentence was illegal. But Abu-Jamal remained locked in solitary confinement on death row for ten more years while the prosecutor appealed twice to the federal appeals court and twice to the U.S. Supreme Court. After the DA lost in the courts in the attempt to reinstate the death penalty, Abu-Jamal was transferred off death row in December 2011. He was then peremptorily sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. A sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole is a sentence of slow death in prison.

Subsequently, the FOP initiated various efforts to stop Abu-Jamal’s publications but were defeated by a powerful legal and grassroots battle. Yet the persecution of Abu-Jamal continued including the medical malfeasance that resulted in near death from diabetic shock, a mistreated painful and debilitating skin condition, and the prolonged refusal to treat Abu-Jamal’s hepatitis C that has left him with cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis of the liver can certainly develop into cancer and surely imposes a high risk of a much shorter life span. It took sustained international protest and the judge’s order that Abu-Jamal be given the hep C cure, and that denying him that cure, was cruel and inhuman punishment, for Abu-Jamal to finally be treated appropriately.

Now, Abu-Jamal has a new legal challenge in the Pennsylvania courts on the grounds that PA Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille had a conflict of interest when he denied Abu-Jamal’s appeals from 1998-2014. The new action is based on a precedent setting U.S. Supreme Court decision, Williams v. Pennsylvania, that a judge who had been personally involved in a critical prosecutorial decision violates the defendant’s right to an impartial judicial review if he then gets to rule on the case as a State Supreme Court Justice. Castille was the Philadelphia elected District Attorney during Abu-Jamal’s first appeal process, after his conviction and death sentence, from 1986-1991. He was a PA Supreme Court Justice from 1994 to 2014, during which time Abu-Jamal’s case came before him multiple times.

Castille was elected DA and then judge with the support of the FOP. He ran for Supreme Court Judge bragging that he put 45 men on death row. Given his pro-police and pro-death penalty positions, there is no doubt that Castille had a significant personal interest in upholding Abu-Jamal’s conviction and death sentence. Abu-Jamal made application to Judge Castille to recuse (remove) himself from deciding on his appeals in 1996 and in 2012. Castille denied both requests insisting that he could be fair.

The Williams decision began a new legal fight for Abu-Jamal’s freedom. Since August 2016 demands have been made for the DA’s office to open its files and documents that show Castille’s personal interest in Abu-Jamal’s case. The DA has alternately stalled, denied the existence of memos and files, and now reluctantly released evidence of Castille’s actions to get execution warrants signed against convicted “cop killers.” But to date, the DA argues that this is not proof of Castille’s direct involvement in Abu-Jamal’s case. We demand the full public disclosure of the police and prosecution files. If Abu-Jamal wins this new challenge there will be a new appeal, opening the door for a reversal of his conviction.

Abu-Jamal’s fight for hepatitis C treatment resulted in his medical treatment through a federal court ruling that now serves as precedent for prisoners in PA and around the U.S. to obtain treatment. Abu-Jamal’s legal challenge against judicial bias in his case is an attack on the prevalence of such bias by criminal court judges. The public release of the state’s files prosecuting Abu-Jamal will similarly expose the frame-up against this innocent man and, potentially, of others.

Mumia Abu-Jamal should never have been arrested or convicted. His life is in danger every minute that he remains imprisoned. He cannot be allowed to die in prison from a prison-induced illness or from old age!

We demand: Public disclosure of the police and DA files!
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Now!!

FINAL SIGNERS’ LIST (January 17, 2018)

US

Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, UC Santa Cruz

Danny Glover, Actor, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF

Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy, Harvard University Divinity School

Chris Hedges, Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist

Wadiya Jamal, Mumia’s wife

Keith Cook, Mumia’s brother, District Director, NC NAACP State Conference

Kathleen Cleaver, JD, Faculty Emory University Law School

Gerald Horne, Historian

Marc Lamont Hill, Author, Professor, Temple University

Minister Gregory Muhammad, Nation of Islam, Student Prison Reform Minister, Delaware Valley Region, Philadelphia

Estela Vazquez, First Vice President, Local 1199 SEIU

Basyn Hasan, Democratic Party City Committee Member, Pennsylvania Prison Society

Philly REAL Justice

Decarcerate PA

Labor Against Racist Terror, Social Media Project

Ashley (Ash) Williams, Activist and Organizer in Charlotte (NC) Uprising

Carmen Guerrero, Coalicion Fortaleza Latina, PA

Coalicion Fortaleza Latina, PA

Marylin Zuniga, 2nd grade teacher, Oakland, CA

Minnie Bruce Pratt, UAW/National Writers Union 1981*

Norman Solomon, Coordinator, RootsAction.org

Vanessa Brown, Pennsylvania State Assembly Representative, 190th District

Charles Barron, New York State Assemblymember and Operation POWER, Founder

Inez D. Barron, New York City Councilmember and Operation POWER, Founder

December 12th Movement International Secretariat

International Association Against Tortures

Workers World Party

Dr. Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, Historian, Author, Professor Emerita, California State University

Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, Long time Freedom Fighter, Former Political Prisoner

Amina Baraka, Artist, Activist

Mary Ratcliff, Editor, San Francisco Bay View, National Black Newspaper

James R Smith, Author, Journalist, Venice, California

Mark Lewis Taylor, Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture, Theology, Religion and Society

Lamont Lilly, Journalist/Organizer, 2016 U.S. VP Candidate, Workers World Party, Member, Black Alliance for Peace

Lewis Gordon, Professor

Nelson Maldonada Torres, Professor

Diane Fujino, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara*

Jackie DiSalvo, Professor, Baruch College, City University of New York

Gerda W. Ray, Associate Professor, History, University of Missouri

Victor Wallis, Professor, Liberal Arts dept., Berklee College of Music, Boston

Thomas Dublin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, SUNY Binghamton

Havard Winant, Distinguished Professor, Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Robyn Spencer, Associate Professor, History, Lehman College, City University of NY

Pete Farruggio, Associate Professor, Retired, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Johanna Fernandez, Assistant Professor History, Baruch College, City University of NY; Campaign to Bring Mumia Home

Kara Lynch Associate Professor of Video and Critical Studies, Hampshire College

Ruth Needleman, Indiana University, Professor Emerita

Evan M Fales, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, University of Iowa

Norman Conti, Ph.D., Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit

Les Gottesman, Professor Emeritus, Golden State University, San Francisco, California

Myrna Cherkoss Donahoe, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Chair of Mumia’s M.A.Thesis, South West Labor Association.

Mechthild Nagel, Ph.D., United Voices of Cortland, NY

Ira Gladnick, University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Jay Hanes, Associate Professor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Jean Halley, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, College of Staten Island, CUNY, Women and Gender Studies, Graduate Center, CUNY

Noah De Lissovoy, Associate Professor, Culture Studies in Education, University of Texas, Austin

Geoff Hagopian, Professor of Math and Computer Science, College of the Desert

Sally Jane Gellert, Occupy Bergen County, NJ, Committees of Correspondence

Rosemari Mealy, Ph.D., Board Member, IFCO (Interreligious Foundation of Community Organizations)-Pastors for Peace

Alice Sturm Sutter, Retired Nurse Practicioner, Member, Uptown Progressive Action, Union Square Women in Black

Kathe Karlson, VENCEREMOS BRIGADE

RazakhanWali, Nation Time Judicial Research

Lisa Nicole Spees, Director of Virginians for Judicial Reform

James Early, Institute for Policy Studies, Board Member

Don Rojas, Journalist; Institute of the Black World

Ron Daniels, President, Institute of the Black World, Professor, York College, CUNY

Lionel Jean Baptiste, Congress to Fortify Haiti

Howard Kamm, National Association of Blacks for Reparations in America (‘NCOBRA)

J. Curtis McIntosh, MD, Co-chair, CEMOTAP (Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People)

Zayid Mohammad, Artist, Activist

Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernandez, Artist, Activist

Sam Anderson, Black Left Unity Network

Esperanza Martell, 36 Mujeres Para Oscar Lopez Rivera

Lillian Jimenez, Latino Educational Media Center

Harold Wilson, 120th Exonerated PA Death Row Survivor

Michelle Gross, President, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Minneapolis, MN

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

New York State Prisoner Justice Network

Naomi Jaffe, NY State Prisoner Justice Network

Bryan Pfeifer, Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement

Julian Kunnie, First Nations Enforcement Agency

Food Not Bombs Solidarity

Greg Ruggiero, Editor, City Lights Books

Micki Dickoff, Filmmaker

Claude Marks, Freedom Archives

Willow Katz, MS, California Families Against Solitary Confinement, Prisoners Hunger Strike Solitary Coalition*

Michael Warren, Esq.

National Lawyers Guild, San Francisco/Bay Area

Roger Wareham, Esq.

Mimi Rosenberg, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Radio Producer, WBAI

Joan Gibbs, Esq.

Jeffrey L. Edison, Esq. National Conference of Black Lawyers, Michigan Chapter

Rachel Wolkenstein, Esq., legal advocate and political activist for Mumia since 1987, co-counsel for Mumia, 1995-1999 (in Judge Sabo’s court)

Florence Morgan, Esq.

Aleta Alston Toure, New Jim Crow Movement, Jacksonville/ Savannah

Berta Joubert-Ceci, MD, Editor, Mundo Obrero.

Alan Benjamin, Editor, The Organizer newspaper

Mya Shone, Co-producer, Taking Aim

Ralph Schoenman, Co-producer, Taking Aim

Bonnie Weinstein, Co-Editor, Socialist Viewpoint magazine

Zaliya Adamu, Student, California State U, East BMicay

Colin “Papa Bear” Neiburger, Peace Day, Asheville, NC

Jonathan Keller, Peace Now

Lauren A. Schmidt, Citizen of Earth, Madison, WI

Bronx Community Greens

Margaret L Seely, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ian MacDonald, Queens Counsel, Member of the English Bar

Cinque Brath, President, Elombe Brath Foundation

Toby Emmer, Director, UAW, Worker-Family Education Program*

Johnnie Stevens, Community Labor, United for Postal Jobs and Services

Traven Leyshon, Pres. Green Mountain Labor Council*, AFL-CIO

Lallan Schoenstein, SEIU Retiree

Dan Kaplan, Executive Secretary, San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1493

Haldon C. Sutton, 1st VP, SW Florida, UAW Retired Workers Council

Steve Gillis, Financial Secretary, USW Local 8751; Administrator, Boston School Bus Drivers 401(k) Plan

Ken Riley, President, International Longshoremen Association, South Carolina

Elizabeth Nikazmerader, President,

UE, Local 203

UE Local 203

USW Local 8751

Shane Hoff, SMART 1741

Lynne Stewart Organization, Ralph Poynter, Co-founder

New Abolitionist Organization, Ralph Poynter and Betty Davis

Mike Gimbel, Retired Executive, Local 375, AFSCME

Sara Catalinotto, UFT Member, Local 2

Perry Genovesi, Shop Steward and Delegate, Local 2187 DC 47, AFSCME

Jack Heyman, Chair, Transport Workers Solidarity Committee, Oakland, CA

Susan E. Davis, National Writers Union, United Auto Workers Local 1981

Martha Grevatt Trustee UAW Local 869*

Lenny Potash, Executive Board Member, AFSCME Retiree Chapter 36

Nancy Adelman, Granny Peace Brigade

Laura Whitehorn, Former Political Prisoner

National Jericho Movement

Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition

Linda M Thurston, War Resisters League

Ellen Barfield, War Resisters League

John M Miller, War Resisters League

Susan Kingsland, War Resisters League

Tara Tabassi, War Resisters League

Pancho Valdez, Workers World Party

Eseibio Halliday, Black Panther Party Volunteer Committee, Oakland, California

Ana Vasquez, Potrero Hill Projects Tenant & Family Advocate San Francisco, CA

Eric Gjertsen, Payday Men’s Network, Pennsylvania

John Pietarom Writer, Musician, Cultural Organizer

Demitrus Evans, Esq., The Evans Exoneration Project

Black Solidarity Education Committee, Inc., Rev. C. Herbert Oliver, President

Julie Davis Carran, Westchester Martin Luther King Institute for Nonviolence

Amanda McCaw, History teacher, Parkway NW HS, School for Peace and Justice

Bob Mandel, Oakland Teachers for Mumia

Bob Wells, Oakland Teachers for Mumia

Rachel H. Girshick, Designer and business person, Owner/operator, Silver Web, Conn.

Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles*, Former Board member, Pacifica Foundation*

Savannah Hawkins, Educational Consultant; Owner, Lusory

Mark Demming, Retired teacher and attorney, Oakland, CA

Chris Kaihatsu, Rev.LeftSpace, Chicago

Roger Batchelder, San Diego, CA

Michael Carano, Teamsters Local 348,. Retired, Tallmadge, OH

Wayne Gibb, Forestville,

Cat Brooks, Co-Founder, Anti-Police-Terror Project, Oakland, CA

Joan Malerich, Anti-imperialist Activist, Minneapolis, MN

Shannon Butts, Member, National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists, LGBTQ Friendly

Rebecca Wilk, Legal Secretary, Woodstock, NY, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, (NYC), Campaign to Bring Mumia Home

Steve Kirschbaum, VP, USW Local 875, MA

Newland F. Smith, 3rd, Librarian Emeritus, Seabury – Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL

Pilar Burgos, Marai van Dam, Translator

Rev. Jim Conn, CLUE, Member of Board; Board Climate Action, Santa Monica, United Methodist Church Retired

Margaret L Seely, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Marta Guthenberg, M.D.

Judith Arnold, R.N., Ph.D.

Nydia Leaf, Retired Educator

Marilyn Vogt-Downey, Brooklyn, NY

Judith Ackerman

INTERNATIONAL

Oscar Lopez Rivera, Puerto Rican Nationalist hero, recently released from 35 years of US Federal incarceration

Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France, President, Frantz Fanon Foundation; Expert, ex-chair of the UN Working Group on People of African Descent, Human Rights Council

Patrick Braouezec, Honorary Member of French Parliament

Heike Hänsel, Member of German Parliament (MdB), Deputy Chair of DIE LINKE in the German Parliament, Supt of working group on foreign policy

Sabine Lösing, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Vice-Chair: Subcommittee on Security and Defence, Member: Committee on Foreign Affairs; Confederate Group of the European United Left –
Nordic Green Left & DIE LINKE, GERMANY

Søren Søndergaard, Member of Danish Parliament, Former member of European Parliament

Holger K. Nielsen, Member of Danish Parliament, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Tariq Ali, Author

Daniel Gluckstein, National Secretary, Democratic Independent Workers Party, Member, Continuation Committee, International Workers Committee Against War and Exploitation

Nambiath Vasudevan, Trade Union Solidarity Committee Mumbai, Continuation Committee of the International Workers Committee

FRANCE

Samuel Legitimus, President, James Baldwin Collective, Paris

Diarapha H. Diallo, Just Justice, Tours

Lievin Feliho Chair, Soliho (Solidarity with Africa), FRANCE/BENIN

Francois Geze, Editor La Decouverte

Gustav Massiah, Economist

Magali Bessone, Professor

Aline Pailler, Journalist

Samuel Marie Fanon, Expert, FRANCE/UKRAINE

Norman Ajari, Professor

Floren Roiz Monreal, PAYS BASQUE

Genevieve Foulde, Retired Nurse, BDS Militant

Stéphane Knapp, Democratic Independent Worker’s Party, National Secretary

Anicet Le Pors, Former Minister, Union Office, FO University, Brest

Dennis Gallie, retired auto worker

Amadou Gueye, Molecular Biology Applications Specialist

Niaso Tchitchim, Meduim

Blas Tristan, Worker

Victoria Melgar, Human Rights Militant, Rochechouart

Leila Noui, Id surol NIL, Education/Art

Zorobabel-Laplagne Loïc, Designer

Djigui Diarra, Actor/Director/Journalist

Osange Silori-Kieffer, Journalist

Cecile Gilloux, Teacher

Michel Petrequin, Retired Union Leader

Livia Profeti, University of Rouen

UNITED KINGDOM (UK)

Selma James, Co-coordinator, Global Women’s Strike

Crissie Blackwell, Sara Callaway, Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike

Nicola Mann, Women Against Rape

Michael Kalmanovitz, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

Payday in the UK, an international network of men working with the Global Women’s Strike

Sam Weinstein, Payday

Georgio Riva, Payday Men’s Network

Caroline Barker State Registered Nurse, London

Kim Sparrow, Single Mothers’ Self Defence

Jai D. Hudson, President of “Of Royalty” Art Collective

Jane Doolan, Islington UNISON and UNISON NEC member

Terry Luke, UNISON

Mike Calvert – Islington UNISON

Adenike Johnson – Islington UNISON

Michael Calderbank – Islington UNISON

Fiona Monkman – Islington UNISON

Sean Fox- Haringey UNISON and UNISON NEC member

Samantha Tyler – Islington UNISON

John Hendy QC, labor attorney

Richard Gill, Islington UNISON

Barbara Lowe, Islington UNISON

Dion Goncalves, Islington UNISON

Jane Doolan- Islington UNISON and UNISON NEC member

Karen Raynor, Bradford UNISON

Dave Statham, Forest of Dean Constituency Labour Party (CLP) & GMB Holborn branch.

Mike Arnott, Dundee TUC

Marian Brain, CWU Birmingham and Black Country, and Worcester Branch and Ladywood CLP

Doreen Mcnally, trade unionist, Liverpool

Diana James Islington Unison & CLP Lewisham East

Donna Sloane, Member of Labour and Unite

Brian Lawton, Unite , Sheffield Hallam CLP

Stephen Smellie, UNISON South Lanarkshire and UNISON NEC

Tony Goss, Torbay CLP

Tony Greenstein, Executive, Brighton and Hove, Trade Union Council

Crissie Amiss, London

Didi Rossi, Community Worker, London

NOTE: UNISON is a large public sector workers’union in the UK

GERMANY

HW Schuster, Chairman of the Workers’ Commission of the SPD in Dusseldorf

Bettina Wegner, Singer-Songwriter, Berlin

Birgit Gärtner, Journalist, Hamburg

Heinrich Becker, Chairman of Retired Teachers in Trade Union of Science and Education (GEW) in County Hessen

Mathilda Legitimus, Pan African Working Group of Munich

Elisabeth Krammer, architect, Munich

Bernhard Thiesing, Journalist, Berlin

Dr. Sidonie Kellerer, a.r.t.i.e.s, Research Lab, Koln University, Koln

Bolger Barth, History Department, University of Cologne

Heiko Kauffmann, Peace Prize Awardee, Aachen 2001

Milla Lippke, Cologne

Georg Neubauer, Nuernberg

DENMARK

Nikolaj Villumsen, Member of Parliament

Christian Juhl, Member of Parliament

Eva Flyvholm, Member Parliament

Finn Sørensen, Member of Parliament

Henning Hyllested, Member of Parliament

Jakob Sølvhøj, Member of Parliament

Jesper Kiel, Member of Parliament

Johanne Schmidt- Nielsen, Member of Parliament

Maria Reumert Gjerding, Member of Parliament

Pelle Dragsted, Member of Parliament

Rune Lund, Member of Parliament

Stine Maiken Brix, Member of Parliament

Søren Egge Rasmussen, Member of Parliament

AUSTRIA

Matthias B. Lauer, Chairman, Christianity and Social Democracy Committee Austria (ACUS), Member, Federal Party Council, Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ)

Dr. Heinz Leitner, retired official of the Federal Ministry of Labour, former member of Austrian Board of Paroles

PORTUGAL/SPAIN

Jordi Aragunde, General Coordinator, International Dockworkers Council, Barcelona, SPAIN

Antonio Mariano, President, National Dockworkers Council, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Raquel Varela, Labour Historian, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Dr. Ana Carnival, PORTUGAL

BELGIUM/NETHERLANDS

Nordine Saidi, Activist, Decolonize Belgium, Bruxelles Pantheres, BELGIUM

Peter Terryn, Coordinator, Solidarity for All, BELGIUM

Ratsamy Siamnouay, Teacher, NETHERLANDS

Christina M. Schiavoni, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, NETHERLANDS

Marc Storms, Member, ACV-TRANSCOM (UNION), BELGIUM

Morjan Boelsman, NETHERLANDS

SWITZERLAND

Anouk Essyad, solidaritéS

Olaya Soto, solidaritéS

Jorge Lemos, solidaritéS

Térence Durig, solidaritéS

Jérémie Wuillemin, solidaritéS

Noémie Rentsch, solidaritéS

Marie Jolliet, solidaritéS

Aurélie Gay, solidaritéS

Paola Salwan Daher, solidaritéS

Mamounaz Mayoraz, solidaritéS

BELARUS

Yury Hlushakou, Organisation committee of the Social movement “Razam”

Valery Pankratov, City of Gomel organisation of the political party “Fair world”

Valery Klimov, City of Gomel organisation of the political party “Fair world”

Yulia Ester

Andrey Ponossov, Organisation committee of the Social movement “Razam”

Nikolay Dedok, journalist, former political prisoner

RUSSIA

Mark Vassilev, Historian

Dmitry Kostenko

UKRAINE

Aliona Lyasheva, « Spiln’e » magazine

Aleksey Albu, Union « Borotba »

Inchaat – nadjnat Said Mansoib, MAYOTTE

HUNGARY

Droppa Gyorgy

AFRICA

Gnokhobaye Diouf, Secretary General of the Association Black Farmers, Coordinator of the Secretariat of the Organization of Pan-Africanists, Representative of International Youth Workers Committee, SENEGAL

Paul Nkinzimana, Professor Emeritus, University of Burundi, EAST AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA

Duna Monwabisi, Black Consciousness Party, National Convenor, Krugesdorp

Socialist Azanian Youth Revolutionary Organization

ZIMBABWE

Mafa Kwanisai Mafa, OCRFI Zimbabwe Section

Memory Mupandawana – OCRFI Zimbabwe Section

Simbarashe Gwenzi – Zimbabwe Movement of Pan African Socialists

Takesure Pambuka – OCRFI Zimbabwe Section

Tafirenyika Shoko – Zimbabwe Movement of Pan African Socialists

Chenai Mupandawana – OCRFI Zimbabwe Section

Prince Gapara – Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union

Tapiwanashe Chikwinho – OCRFI Zimbabwe Section

Diana Nkomo – Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union

Shadreck Sorojena Matindike – Zimbabwe Movement of Pan African Socialists

Kudakwashe Shambare – OCRFI Zimbabwe Section

Samson Chuma – Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union

Enock Nherera – OCRFI Zimbabwe Section

Caleb Kuranga – OCRFI Zimbabwe Section

Brian Konzo – Zimbabwe Congress of Students Union

Runesu Gumbo – Zimbabwe Movement of Pan African Socialists

Farai Kalubi – Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions

TANZANIA

Kabwe Zitto, Act Wazalendo Party

Issa Shivji, Professor-Director of Nyerere Research Center

Fatma Alloo, Media Women’s Association

ISLAND OF MAURITIUS

Lindsey Collen, Writer

LALIT, Political party

ASIA

Nambiath Vasudevan, Trade Union Solidarity Committee Mumbai, Continuation Committee of the International Workers Committee, INDIA

Nasir Loyand, Left Radical of Afghanistan, Foreign Relations Responsible, AFGHANISTAN

JAPAN

Doro-Chiba, the Japanese Railway Workers Union

Akiko Hoshino, Co-Chair, Hoshino Defense Committee (of longest held political prisoner in Japan)

AUSTRALIA

Piergiorgio Moro, labour activist – Melbourne

Bob Carnegie, Maritime Union of Australia, Queensland Branch Secretary

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh Jatiyo Sramik Federation (BJSF trade union center)

Gonotantrik Mazdoor Party (Democratic Workers Party)

PAKISTAN

Anwer, President APTUF, Chief Organizer, Railway Workers Union (OpenLine)

Rubina Jamil, General Secretary APTUF, President All Pakistan Workers Confederation

Kamran Sagheer, President, workers Union of NisAR art press

M. Ilyas, Joint secretary, APTUF

Muhammad saeed, Executive member Railway Workers Union (Workshop)

Sakhi Khan, General Secretary Railway Workers Union (OpenLine)

M. Ashraf, Secretary APTUF, President Workers union Capital Industry

Khalida Ashraf, Secretary, APTUF women’s-wing

Amna Bhatti, (Working in Highnoon Needlepoint Garment Industry)

Shazia Butt, Secretary women’s wing, Gulzar welfare Association

Rehmatullah, President, Youth wing APTUF

Fatima Bhatti, Secretary, Youth wing APTUF

Akbar Khan, President, National Bank Employees Federation

Khursheed Ahmed Khan, General Secretary Wapda Hydo electric central union

PALESTINE

Nancy Lee, EXISTENCE IS RESISTANCE, PALESTINE (US)

LATIN AMERICA

Olga I. Sanabria Davila, Committee for PUERTO RICO at the United Nations

William Camacaro, Founder, Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle, VENEZUELA (US)

Carolina Sandana, Writer, MEXICO

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Writer, COLOMBIA

Helmer Eduardo Quinones, Consejo Nacional de Paz Afrocolombiano, COLOMBIA

Yvette Modestin, Afro-Panamanian, PANAMA

Adolfo Baria , Secretary General, Single Trade Union of Workers of the Port Administations (SUTAP)

Mauricio Zarzuelo, International Secretary, SUTAP, ARGENTINA

HAITI

Berthony Dupont, Editor, Haiti Liberte

Frantz Latour

Henriot Dorcent

Didier Leblanc

Edgar Lafond

Kim Ives

Jackson Rateau

Marquez Osson

Jean Stefan

Roger Leduc

Marie Laurette Numa

Isabelle L. Papillon

Robert Garoute

Benjamin Dupuy

Ed Rainer Sainvill

Eric Gartia

Edmund Bertin

Mona Péralte

Jacqueline P. Dupont

Frantz L. Dessources

Jacques Marie-Françoise Ferdinand

Maude Jean-Marie

Bertin Jean-Marie

Erlande Louis Clermont

Lunie Bataille

Lesly Vallon

Jocelyn Gay

Lyonel Jean Alcindor Villate

J. Fatal Piard

Solanges Pierre-Noël

Marlene Jean-Noël

René Fritz-Gérald

CANADA

Bruce Allen, Vice-President, Niagara Regional Labour Council, St. Catharines, Ontario

Susan P Stout, activist, retired member Unifor (a trade union “for all”) North Vancouver, BC

Ken Collier, MSW, PhD, retired academic, Mission, British Columbia

Thomas C. Brown, Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University

B. Ross Ashley, Retired hospital worker, member of the SEIU, Executive member of the Toronto-St Paul’s Constituency Association of the New Democratic Party, Supporter and Former Member of the
Steering Committee of the NDP Socialist Caucus, Member of the Liaison Committee of Trotskyists in Canada.*

Ben Martin, Payday Men’s Network

Don Schweitzer, St. Andrews College, Saskatoon

MUMIA ABU-JAMAL SUPPORT GROUPS,
US AND INTERNATIONAL

International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (ICFFMAJ)

The MOVE Organization

Educators for Mumia

International Action Center

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC)

Campaign to Bring Mumia Home

Mobilization to Free Mumia (California)

Oakland Teachers for Mumia

Committee to Save Mumia

Prison Radio

Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Oakland, CA

Free Mumia Network, GERMANY (Free Mumia Berlin, Free Mumia Frankfurt, Free Mumia Heidelberg, and Free Mumia Nurnberg)

French Collective Libérons Mumia (encompassing 100 organizations and municipalities including Paris), FRANCE

Saint-Denis Mumia Committee, FRANCE

Amig@s de Mumia de México, MEXICO

Pam Africa, Chair, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (ICFFMAJ), Minister of Confrontation for the MOVE Organization

Ramona Africa, Minister of Information of MOVE Organization, Sole Adult Survivor 1985 Bombing of MOVE, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Dr. Suzanne Ross, International Spokesperson, ICFFMAJ

Betsey Piette, Mobilization 4 Mumia

Joe Piette, Mobilizaion 4 Mumia

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* For identification purposes only

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