The ANSWER Coalition is mobilizing for the Occupy the Justice Department event demanding freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal that is taking place tomorrow in Washington, D.C. Over the past several months, we have been working closely with organizers to provide organizational support and help with outreach. We encourage our members and supporters to attend tomorrow's important action. Below you can find details, including information on buses from New York City and Philadelphia.
Tuesday, April 24 at 11 a.m.:
Occupy the Justice Department
(950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.)
Now that the journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal is off death row, the next step is his release from prison. On December 9, 2011, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, where over 1,100 people gathered to mark the 30th anniversary of Mumia's incarceration, Archbishop Desmond Tutu asked our nation to "rise to the challenge of reconciliation, human rights, and justice" and called for Mumia's "immediate release." And when Frances Goldin--Mumia's literary agent--called on the audience to OCCUPY the Justice Department, the call was met with a roar of excitement.
On April 24, 2012, Mumia's 58th birthday, we will gather at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC. The demonstration will reinforce a formal request that Eric Holder immediately meet with a delegation to discuss police corruption and civil rights violations in Mumia's case and in the cases of hundreds of other defendants in Philadelphia.
We are demanding:
- Release Mumia Abu-Jamal
- End Mass Incarceration and the Criminalization of Black and Latino Youth
- Jobs, Education, & Health Care. NOT JAILS!
- End solitary confinement & stop torture
- End the racist death penalty
- Hands off immigrants
- Free all political prisoners
Read more at www.OccupyTheJusticeDepartment.com.
ENDORSED BY: International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal : Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal : Coalition to Free Mumia (NYC) : Occupy Philly : Occupy DC Now : Occupy DC Criminal Injustice Committee : Occupy the Hood : OCCUPY General Assembly (NYC) : Supporting Prisoners and Acting for Radical Change [SPARC] : Millions for Mumia/Int'l Action Center : Dead Prez (Sticman and M1) : Talib Kweli : Immortal Technique : Angela Davis : Danny Glover : Alice Walker : Francis Pixen : Amiri Baraka : Marc Lamont Hill : Cornell West : Vijay Prashad : Norman Finkelstein : John Carlos : ANSWER Coalition : Prison Radio : Decarcerate PA : MOVE : Jericho Movement : DC Troy Davis : Heidi Boghosian : Jazz Hayden : Greg Ruggiero : King Downing : Frances Goldin : Pam Africa : Mumia Abu-Jamal : Mark Taylor : Tameka Cage : Johanna Fernandez : Suzanne Ross : Cornel West : Noelle Hanrahan