Sept. 4, 2006, OnaMOVE! 
Protest on December 9
Philadelphia City Hall, Noon

FREE MUMIA and all political prisoners
Abolish the racist death penalty

A Quarter of a Century, Stolen!

This December 9th will mark 25 years since the Philadelphia police shot and brutally beat Mumia, nearly to death. For the last quarter century he has been on death row for a crime he did not committ. Now, the struggle for his life is at a more critical point than ever. Mass mobilization is needed. Mark December 9th on your calendar and plan to be at Philadelphia's City Hall at noon. A flyer for the event is attached. Please copy and distribute it.

July 11, 2006
Mumia: More lies fuel movement for freedom
By Linn Washington, Philadelphia Truibune

Sunday, July 23, 2006
Mumia Abu-Jamal - Brief, U.S. Court of Appeals

Dear Friends:

On July 20, 2006 we filed the Brief of Appellee and Cross Appellant, Mumia Abu-Jamal, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia.  (Abu-Jamal v. Horn, U.S. Ct. of Appeals Nos. 01-9014, 02-9001.)  It is attached.
(This is a large, 124 page, document. allow time for it to download)

This brief is of great significance concerning my client's right to a fair trial, due process of law, not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, and equal protection of the law, guaranteed by the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. 
The issues the court is hearing are:

Claim 14     Whether Mr. Abu-Jamal was denied the right to due process of law and a fair trial because of the prosecutor’s “appeal-after-appeal” argument which encouraged the jury to disregard the presumption of innocence and reasonable doubt, and err on the side of guilt.

Claim 16     Whether the prosecution’s exclusion of African Americans from sitting on the jury violated Mr. Abu-Jamal’s rights to due process and equal protection of the law, and contravened Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986).

Claim 25     Whether the verdict form and jury instructions that resulted in the death penalty deprived Mr. Abu-Jamal of the right to due process of law, equal protection of the law, and not to be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment, and violated Mills v. Maryland, 486 U.S. 367 (1988), since the judge precluded the jurors from considering any mitigating evidence unless they all agreed on the existence of a particular circumstance.

Claim 29     Whether Mr. Abu-Jamal was denied due process and equal protection of the law during post-conviction hearings as the result of the bias and racism of Judge Albert F. Sabo which included the comment that he was “going to help'em fry the n_ _ _ _ r."

The National Lawyers Guild, and, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., will be filing separate amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in the near future. This should strengthen our quest to see justice done.

It is a is a remarkable accomplishment that the court is hearing issues that go to the very essence of Mr. Abu-Jamal's right to a fair trial. This is the first time that any court has made a ruling that could lead to a new trial and freedom. Nevertheless, he remains on Pennsylvania's death row and in great danger.

Mr. Abu-Jamal, the "voice of the voiceless," is a powerful symbol in the international campaign against the death penalty and for human rights. The goal of Professor Judith L. Ritter, associate counsel, and I is to see that the many wrongs which have occurred in this case are righted and that this brave man is freed.

Your support and concern is appreciated
With best wishes, Robert R. Bryan

Law Offices of Robert R. Bryan
2088 Union Street, Suite 4
San Francisco, California 94123

Lead counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal

July 7, 2006
Four new videos are now up on
Three are of talks at the Harlem, N.Y., June 23, 2006 Solidarity meeting for Mumia; the fourth is of Kathleen Cleaver. All can be found on the Mumia channel on

June 29, 2006
The latest Legal Update regarding current developments in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Please feel free to distribute and use this as you see fit. As you know, Mumia remains on Pennsylvania's death row and is in great danger. He is a powerful symbol, the "voice of the voiceless," in the international campaign against the death penalty & for human rights. Our goal is to see that the many wrongs that have occurred in this case are righted and that this courageous man is freed. Click for PDF

From Robert R. Bryan, Mumia Abu-Jamal's lead counsel.

July 1, 2006
At Liberty Bell in Philadelphia
Protest says ‘Free all U.S. political prisoners!’

On July 1 There were banners for Leonard Peltier, the Cuba 5 and Mumia Abu-Jamal in the march to
the federal prison, in Philadelphia, where Antonio Camacho Negrón is held.

June 2, 2006
Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police
and their allies are in uproar over naming
of Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal in Saint-Denis France.

June 1, 2006
The new Mumia video that was produced in St. Denis, France, in response to the Philly FOP attacks/Philly Inquirer attacks/city council- congress attacks on the naming of a street for Mumia is now available on the Mumia Abu-Jamal channel at

April 29, 2006
Street named for Mumia Abu-Jamal
in Paris, France

See People's Video Network video

St. Denis Mayor Didier Paillard left, Pam Africa and Julia Wright at microphone, Mumia lawyer Robert Bryan, far right at street-naming ceremony before unveiling street sign.

St. Denis Mayor Didier Paillard removes French flag that draped the new street sign: Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Maguy Louis sings to the celebrate occasion in an area of Paris near Nelson Mandela Stadium soon to be named Human Rights Plaza.

Video from France made before the ceremony:
"Inauguration d'une rue Mumia Abu- Jamal à Saint-Denis

Jan. 24 , 2006

Legal Update from Robert Bryan
Re: Mumia Abu-Jamal v. Martin Horn
, Pennsylvania Director of Corrections
U.S. Court of Appeals Nos. 01-9014, 02-9001
(death penalty)

Dear Friends:

Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia, issued the most important decision affecting my client, Mumia Abu-Jamal, since his arrest nearly a quarter of a century ago. (See PDF)

This is the first time any court has made a ruling that could lead to a new trial and his freedom. The court has accepted for review the following issues raised on federal habeas corpus and in the subsequent appeal, all of which are of great constitutional significance concerning the right to a fair trial, due process of law, and equal protection of the law under the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution:

Claim 14: Whether appellant was denied his constitutional rights due to the prosecution's trial summation?

Claim 16: Whether the Commonwealth’s use of peremptory challenges at trial violated appellant's constitutional rights under Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986)?

Claim 29: Whether appellant was denied due process during post-conviction proceedings as a result of alleged judicial bias?

Claim 14 relates to the prosecutor’s prejudicial argument to the jury including the comment that if convicted Mumia would have “appeal after appeal.” That reduced the burden on the jurors, and turned the concept of reasonable doubt and presumption of innocence on its head.

Claim 16 concerns the prosecutorial use of peremptory challenges to remove African-Americans from the jury. The record establishes that race is a major thread that has run throughout this case since Mumia’s 1981 arrest.

Claim 29 is about the bias and racism of the trial judge, Albert Sabo. Evidence was discovered in recent years through a courageous court stenographer, who overheard the judge say during a trial recess that he was “going to help ’em fry the n****r.”

Another issue under consideration by the federal court, Claim 25, pertains to the death penalty. It addresses whether the death judgment can stand due to an unfair jury instruction. Mills v. Maryland, 486 U.S. 367 (1988).

The case is now moving rapidly. The court has issued a schedule for extensive briefing, with the first brief to be filed by the prosecution. The District Attorney made a 30-day extension-of-time request, which has been granted, so its initial brief is now due on February 16. The complicated briefing process will go through the spring. Then we will present oral argument before a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals.

This is a giant step in our effort to secure a new and fair trial for Mumia. Our goal is to win in this life-and-death struggle and see him walk out of jail a free person. However, we must not forget that Mumia remains in enormous danger. If the case is lost, he will die in the execution chamber.

Thank you for your concern and support in this campaign for justice.

Cordially yours,

Robert R. Bryan
Law Offices of Robert R. Bryan
2088 Union Street, Suite 4
San Francisco, California 94123
Lead counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Dec. 6, 2005
Decision, U.S. Court of Appeals

Download PDF for Legal Order
[PLEASE CIRCULATE the PDF and letter below]

Dear Friends and Supporters:

Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued the most important decision affecting my client, Mumia Abu-Jamal, since the lower federal court ruling in December 2001. An order was issued this morning that the court will accept for review the following issues, all of which are of enormous constitutional significance and go to the very essence of Mumia's right to a fair trial due process of law, and equal protection of the law under the Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution:

Claim 14: Whether appellant was denied his constitutional rights due to the prosecution’s trial summation.

Claim 16: Whether the Commonwealth’s use of peremptory challenges at trial violated appellant’s constitutional rights under Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986).

Claim 29: Whether appellant was denied due process during post-conviction proceedings as a result of alleged judicial bias.

Claim 16: concerns the prosecutorial use of racism in jury selection. The record establishes beyond question that racism is a major thread that has run through this case since Mumia's 1981 arrest, and continues to today. Claim 14 relates to the guilt phase. It includes the prosecutor's argument that if convicted Mumia would have "appeal after appeal." That comment effectively lessened the burden of the jurors, and turned the concept of reasonable doubt and presumption of innocence on its head.

Claim 29: is about the bias and incredible racism of Judge Albert Sabo, the trial judge. Unfortunately, it is limited to his conduct at the 1995 evidentiary (PCRA) hearing, rather than his monstrous behavior at trial. This restriction is because all of the prior attorneys mistakenly did not attack Sabo's misconduct at trial, an unfortunate oversight and mistake.

The court has also issued a briefing schedule. The case is now on the fast track, as I have been predicting. The opening briefs are due to be filed by January 17, 2006.

Please post this e-mail and the attached Order on your web sites, and circulate it.

Today we achieved a great victory in the campaign to win a new trial and the eventual freedom of Mumia.

Your support, and activism, is badly needed and appreciated.

With best wishes,
Robert R. Bryan

Law Offices of Robert R. Bryan
2088 Union Street, Suite 4
San Francisco, California 94123
Lead counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal


Monica Moorehead interviews Mumia re:
his recent visit with Minister Louis Farrakhan.
To listen to the audio interview go to


Philadelphia, June 16

Mumia supporters protest
latest legal setback

June 12, 2005
Stop the conspiracy to frameup & murder Mumia Abu-Jamal - Emergency Protest & Resistance on:
June 16

May 27 dismissal legal brief for a new Post Conviction Relief Act hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Posted June, 2005
April 23rd in Harlem, NY & San Francisco.
Celebrating Mumia's 51 Birthday
Political prisoner 23 years too many on death row

Photos by Monica Moorehead and G. Dunkel

On Feb. 11 people say: FREE MUMIA NOW!

Top, hundreds march in Philadelphia on Feb. 11. Photo: Ann Lamb.
Middle and above, many people honk for Mumia as the march gathered. Above, speakers in the Peoples' Court demand that Mumia's case be retried
based on the suppressed evidence.
Photos: Anne Pruden

Posted Jan 30, 2005
Demonstrate for MUMIA
Time is running out
FEB 11 Come to a press conference and a hearing-
The Peoples' Court in Philadelphia
10 am Meet at AFSC
11 am Marc
h to the Criminal Justice Bldg.
1:30 -5 pm People's hearing on Mumia's innocence-AFSC


'Let the evidence
be heard'

Demanding that the truth be heard in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, supporters will go ahead with a planned demonstration Feb. 11 in Philadelphia despite the cancellation of a hearing on his case scheduled for that day in front of Pennsylvania State Court Judge Pamela Dembe.

According to Abu-Jamal's attorney Robert R. Bryan, however, the Johnson Ruling has nothing to do with the evidence being presented. Dembe's latest ruling is clearly just one more in a long history of blatant denials of justice in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. . . . .

Call Judge Dembe to demand that Mumia's hearing be reinstated with him present. Dembe's phone number is 215-683-7148; her fax number is 215-683-7150.

For more information go

Posted Dec 20, 2004
Legal update on the appeals process of Mumia Abu-Jamal

December 19, 2004
Black legislators
support Mumia’s release

December 9, 2004 - New York City
Task force formed to support Mumia
Call for a national and international day of action on April 23, the day before Mumia Abu-Jamal's 51st birthday

NAACP resolution supports Mumia-Abu Jamal
The text of NAACP Resolution
for new trial for Mumia and a
National Death Penalty Moratorium

(Adopted at NAACP National Convention,
Philadelphia, PA, July 15, 2004)

June 29, 2004
Court ruling threatens
Mumia Abu-Jamal's Life

Evidence to prove his innocence still unheard

Philadelphia April 24 march:
'Free Mumia & all political prisoners'

APRIL 27, 2004
Excerpts from a legal update written by attorney Robert R. Bryan, lead counsel for Mumia Abu-Jamal

U.S. Supreme Court:
We filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the U.S Supreme Court on March 8, 2004. Abu-Jamal vs. Pennsylvania, U.S. Supreme Court No. 03-9390.

The issues concern the denial of relief by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on October 8, 2003. They include:
(1) the state court's refusal to even consider the issue of racism and bias of the trial judge, who stated to court personnel regarding Mumia: "Yeah, and I'm going to help 'em fry the n------"; and
(2) the impropriety of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court judge deciding the case on appeal, because as the former District Attorney in the case he argued for the execution of Mumia.

Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia: On December 8, 2003, I filed a Petition for Habeas Corpus Relief Pursuant To Article I, Section 14 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, and for Statutory Relief Post-Conviction Relief Under the Post-Conviction Relief Act.

Commonwealth vs. Abu-Jamal, Court of Common Pleas Nos. 1357-135: In response to a motion of the District Attorney, we submitted a Reply To Motion To Dismiss on February 13, 2004. The issues concern newly discovered evidence of innocence.

We now have conclusive evidence that the prosecution's key witness, Cynthia White, lied at trial when she stated that Mumia shot the police officer. In fact, she was not even present when the shooting occurred, but was coerced by police investigators to lie in order to secure a conviction against Mumia. Also, there is additional evidence that the police fabricated evidence that Mumia admitted to the shooting in the hospital. In fact, the only thing he said was, "Get off me, get off me, they're trying to kill me."

We are also on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit-- Abu-Jamal v. Horn, Nos. 01-9014 and 02-9001. My latest Status Report was filed on March 14, 2004.

Those proceedings are presently stayed pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. The government is aggressively trying to kill Mumia. From death row he continues to write and speak out against injustice throughout the world. The authorities realize that the only way they can silence Mumia is through executing him. I am confident that though the combination of the Movement and high caliber lawyering, we can win.

April 24: 'Free Mumia & all political prisoners'

By Betsey Piette

Close to 1,000 people participated in a march and car caravan through the streets of West Philadelphia on April 24 to demand freedom for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and to celebrate his contributions to the struggle for liberation on the occasion of his 50th birthday. This demonstration stretched for blocks in this neighborhood where Abu-Jamal spent much of his youth. . . .

New York City Postal Union march for Mumia
in Philadelphia on April 24 (See Story)

April 24, 2004 Philadelphia
Photos by Deirdre Griswold

April 24, 2004 San Francisco

A march of several hundred people through the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco on April 24 brought attention to the case of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on his 50th birthday. There were opening and closing rallies at 16th and 24th streets. The demonstration was the highlight of a weekend of activity to raise awareness around Mumia's case that included a film festival in his honor.
Photo and story from Bill Hackwell

Below photos from a demonstration in Paris, France on December13, 2003, part of the international protest on the 22nd anniversary of Mumia's arrest.

For more, also see: Activists prepare spring offensive for Mumia Abu-Jamal

I send you the pictures I took during the demonstration in Paris, December 12, 2003. I made the big banner with Mumia's face with my boss in the graphic enterprise where I use to work.
International solidarity is a reality and we support your work.
Gérald from Paris

December 13, 2003
Activists prepare spring offensive for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Despite freezing temperatures, several hundred activists from around the North east marched outdoors Dec. 13, then met indoors at Benjamin Franklin High School, all to demand the release of African American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal hosted the event.

Dec. 9 was the 22nd anniversary of Abu-Jamal's arrest for the alleged murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner. The indoor meeting included a talk by Philadelphia attorney Michael Coard, who gave a comprehensive overview of Abu-Jamal's legal case. Coard presented factual evidence to demonstrate the prisoner's innocence and also to expose the sham of a trial that sent him to death row.

Other speakers included Pam Africa from ICFFMAJ and Terri-Maurer Carter, a former court stenographer who overheard racist remarks about Abu-Jamal made in 1982 by hanging-Judge Albert Sabo, who presided over the original trial.

After the presentations, activists converged into various workgroups to begin strategizing on how to build for a major spring mobilization for Abu-Jamal on April 24, the imprisoned journalist's 50th birthday.

One suggestion from the work groups was to provide a wider distribution of Abu-Jamal's own recorded talks via e-mail and the internet. Another was to broadcast his political commentaries at upcoming anti-war demonstra-tions, especially the March 20 worldwide mobilization on the first anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

Mumia Abu-Jamal's case has come to symbolize the worldwide struggle against the death penalty as well as racist and class repression.

A very wide range of organizations were represented at the event, including the Cuba Solidarity Network, the Free the Cuban Five Committee, International Action Center, the New York Free Mumia Coalition, Uhuru, various anarchist networks, Refuse and Resist, Labor for Mumia, Pro Libertad, Green Party, Jericho Movement and the Republic of New Africa.

- Sue Harris and Monica Moorehead, Philadelphia

To contact the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, e-mail: [email protected] or go online to



Nov. 1, 2003. Philadelphia
Court Refuses to hear evidence
Mumia activists again
demand justice

March in Philadelphia, left and right, Pam Africa speaks at rally on July 4, 2003
Photos: Deirdre Griswold

Place de Concorde - Paris, France - 4th of July, 2003 French supporters of Mumia assembled in front of the American Embassy and Consulate to celebrate the 4th of July!
Watch the video here:
Note: You must have Quicktime 5.02 or later installed


A statement issued on Sept. 10 by International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal on his current health crisis
Sept. 10 an Update on Mumia's Health
Prison Health is a Human Rights Issue

Photo: Deirdre Griswold
A videotape was shown from a flat bed truck at 13th
and Locust Streets, the site where Abu-Jamal's arrest took
place 21 years ago on Dec. 9,. The tape allowed everyone
there to see and hear Arnold Beverly, a hit man for the mob,
confess that he had killed Daniel Faulkner, the police officer
Mumia was convicted of shooting.


Photo by Pat Chin of performers and supporters of Mumia at Brooklyn's House of the Lord Church on April 5

March 28 to April 5-NYC
Report on Free Mumia Week

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal week was observed in the U.S. and worldwide from March 28 to April 5. Abu-Jamal is the award-winning, revolutionary African American journalist who has been languishing on Pennsylvania's death row for almost 21 years. Racist state and federal courts have refused to hear evidence proving that he is innocent of the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer.

In New York, a March 28th event for Abu-Jamal was hosted by the Jericho Move ment, which helps bring much-needed attention to the plight of U.S. political prisoners. On April 1, Pam Africa, leader of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at the International Action Center. On April 5, the ICFFMAJ and the New York Free Mumia Coalition held a fundraiser in Brooklyn at the House of the Lord Church.

April 24 will be Abu-Jamal's 49th birthday and the seventh anniversary of the passing of the Effective Death Penalty Act, which severely restricts death row inmates' right of habeas corpus in federal appeals to challenge first-degree murder convictions. A mobilization calling for freedom for Mumia will be held in Philadelphia on that date..


If you are interested in airing "Dispatches From Death Row" new recordings by Mumia Abu-Jamal, please contact prison radio.

If you air his radio essays on a regular basis we will send you compact discs of his essays as he records them, you can also download mp3's of his radio commentaries from


Arnold Beverly's confession must be heard
Demand Mumia's release now!

The governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell and ran on a "kill Mumia" campaign. This despite massive evidence proving Mumia's innocence and a confession by another man, Arnold Beverly, that he, not Mumia, shot Officer Faulkner. On August 27, 2002, Mumia's legal team filed an appeal of Judge Dembe's November 21, 2001 decision. They compare Dembe's ruling to the infamous Dred Scott decision stating that the Black man has no rights that the white man has to respect.

There has been a corporate media blockade of any news relating to Mumia's case or to Mumia himself. Even his commentaries have been banned and censored. Whose voice, even from the depths of death row in SCI Greene in Pennsylvania, have we heard on one aspect after another of this U.S. drive for worldwide domination? Each powerful message Mumia writes makes his enemies hate him still more and become more determined to kill him even though they know he's innocent.

Now more than ever, we must support Mumia Abu-Jamal, a leading antiwar voice, a victim of government repression, a leading fighter for justice and peace.


International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

International Action Center
39 West 14th Street, Room 206
New York, NY 10011
email: [email protected]
En Espanol: [email protected]
phone: 212 633-6646
fax: 212 633-2889


Legal Defense Fund!
Funds are urgently needed
Contact Philadelphia International Concerned
Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

info: 215-476-8812

You can write to Mumia at
175 Progress Drive,
Waynesburg, PA 15370)
Local Cultural Events and
Fundraisers held nationally!

For news overage from the Washington Post

Updated Aug 18, 2002
A working class and anti-racist issue

Slavery is a crime against humanity. There
is no statute of limitations. Justice demands reparations-the payment for hundreds of years
of unpaid labor. The government's promise of
40 acres and a mule following the legal end of slavery was never met. The wealth of this country was built on the backs of African slave labor along with the theft of Indian lands, low paid immigrant workers, bloody wars of expansion, plunder and much more....

June 6, 2002
Reparations & Black Liberation

July 7, 2002
Drive a stake in slavery's rotten heart
'Pay reparations, free political prisoners'

Posted July 11, 2002
July 4, Philadelphia

Demonstration to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal &
stop U.S. repression worldwide on July 4 in Philadelphia



April 29, 2006
Street named for Mumia Abu-Jamal
in the Paris suburb of St. Denis

Oct 4, 2003  
 Mumia Abu-Jamal
becomes an honorary citizen of Paris

Read columns by the journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal
Click on any title to read:
For more titles go to:
To download Mp3's

Sept. 6 2006 * Cuba News Service
Prensa Latina news briefs:
"Jailed US Journalist for Cuba"

Havana.- Outstanding African-American fighter and journalist Mumia Abu Jamal advocated respect for Cuba and ending US aggressions against the island's people, Granma newspaper reported Wednesday. From his top-security jail of Greene, Pennsylvania, Mumia Abu Jamal joined Tuesday the over 29,000 signers from 120 nations that back the document
"Cuba's Sovereignty Must Be Respected." Published on August by 400 figures, among them nine Nobel prizewinners, the document denounces US President George W. Bush's plans, whose aim is an alleged democratic
transition in the Caribbean island.

7-29-06 Click to listen
No More War in the Middle East

A special audio message from Mumia for the
August 5 National Days of Action

From a July 5 audio commentary
The war against
the elders

From an April 9 audio commentary.

John Black presente!

From an April 2 audio commentary.

Immigration blues

March 22, 2006
Down with the neo-con war in Iraq!
Message to March 18 demonstrations

Feb. 05 2006
'Free Leonard Peltier'
listen to Mumia audio for Leonard Peltier. Go to:

Nov. 20, 2005
from chaos to consciousness

08/16/05 - On Cindy Sheehan
The Mama and
the War President

Assata: terrorist, or survivor of terrorism?

Why Memorial Days ain't about remembering

Pentagon finding it harder and harder to recruit

30 years ago: Empire still!

'A Lion has fallen'

Water Wars

When the media manages us

The American politics of morality

What kind of 'democracy' is this?

Crusades new and old

The war against workers
This statement was given by Mumia Abu-Jamal in a taped presenation to the Million Worker March.

Governing on fear

The Richard Clarke Affair

The Imperial Itch

Memories of a
Panther Martyr:

March 10, 2004
Mumia's Message
r MARCH 20 Mobilizations
End Occupations

The Betrayal of Aristide

What half the world wants

Broken Democracy

February 18 , 2004
Being Presidential

"Flawed intelligence?"

Why the 'war on terrorism' ... ain't

State of disunion... again.

Iowan imbalance

California Killing:
The Case of
Kevin Cooper

Then and now: another war, another vibe

Why U.S. really doesn't want Mid-East democracy

Democracy, Dictatorships
& Empire

'Ill-ections' to come

Strom's 'love chile'
& American politics

Feelin' safe yet?

'Good police procedure'
in Cin. City

The seller and the sold

Dissent in times of war

Lessons from Rome: A Review

Bush & Blair in Britain

Operation: Iraqification?

What workers think

Musings on the recall

Why being anti-war
means being anti-imperialist

ILL-ECTION campaigns
and the great Du Bois

The worst ever?


War's Spoils

When rich folks
meet (G-8)

rights & wrongs

For young minds: 2 offerings

Wars for effect

The uncounted dead

Herbert Aptheker, Presente!

"To be young, gifted, and". . . Simone!

Living in the Shadow of Rome

Police vs. protestors at port

The great dissenters

One down...?

The roots of
American empire

“Embedded Press”
of Just ‘In Bed’?

The battle for

Axis of arrogance

3/ 13/2003
Three strikes...
and more

Bush to world:

'Lottism-without Lott'

"Mumia Abu-Jamal has endorsed the January 18th mobilizations."
or Anti-Imperialist?

Writ. 12/19/02
The Cub
an 5 and 'Homeland Security'

Another 9/11
other memories

Mumia's statement as presented to hundreds of thousands in Washington and San Francisco on Oct. 26 at the internationalANSWER rally
Against war on Iraq
No war for oil!

Posted July 19
A plan for imperial peace

Posted July 11, 2002
It's all the rage

Posted June 21, 2002
Into the Twilight Zone


Writ. 5/27/03
For young minds:
2 offerings

Herbert Aptheker PRESENTE!

Column written May 8 2002
A woman's work

Posted April 26, 2002
Blitzkrieg in Palestine

War for the Eternal Empire
Recorded by Mumia on 3/23/02
for April 20th
Guerra para el Imperio Eterno,
grabado el 23 de Marzo para la manifestación
del 20 de Abril.

Posted April 13, 2002
new King George

Posted April 11, 2002
Friends like these

Posted April 2, 2002
Stop war
at its source

Posted Feb. 6, 2002
Terror globalized

Posted Jan. 29, 2002
Who benefits
from war?

Anti-WEFprotests 2.02.02

Posted Jan. 13, 2002
War is big business

Posted 11/20/01
The Secret Roots
of War

Posted 9.24.01
The Forgotten Terrorists

Two Anti-War Commentaries
By Mumia Abu-Jamal
Vol I Secret Wars
Vol. II Imperial Wars






January 24, 2002
Brochure on developments and organizing work in
the campaign to free Mumia

Download PDF brochure

Struggle must intensify to free Mumia Abu-Jamal






Abu-Jamal, and others.

Speaking at the Dec. 8 rallly was Terri Maurer-Carter,
a stenographer who overheard "hanging"
Judge Albert Sabo make a Klan-like remark
about Abu-Jamal's case in 1982.
Sabo is the judge who sat on the bench
during Abu-Jamal's sham of a trial
that lead to his racist frame-up
and eventual conviction.


Since the Common Pleas State Court refused to accept this confession as evidence proving Abu-Jamal's innocence, efforts are being made to get the confession out to the public.

Minutes after the videotape was shown, police attacked the demonstration.

Here the cops are shown singling out a Vietnamese
woman activist, Hai Au Huynh, who is 5'3" and
weighs under 100 pounds. Police reportedly pushed
Au Huynh so hard to the ground that she temporarily
lost consciousness.

Although she was standing when she was arrested, between the time she was arrested and when she was released the following evening, Au Huynh suffered a broken tailbone.

Despite this savage attack, Au Huynh is reported to be in good spirits and upbeat. Her bail was set at $8,000. The district attorney attempted to set the bail even higher, but he was unsuccessful.

Three police officers pushed another young protester to the
ground. Then one of the cops pulled out his gun and pointed
it at the youth's neck.

Horrified protesters surrounded the cops, chanting,
"Let him go!" and, "Shame, shame." The cop then
pointed his gun at the youth's supporters.

For the full story click here

Posted Dec 15, 2001
Hundreds watched in horror as Philly cops attacked the march for Mumia on Dec. 8

Dec 11, 2001
Important guidelines
from the ICFFMAJ
for talking (& e-mailing) about
what you saw in Philly on Dec 8

Posted Dec. 9 2001
As over 1,000 turn out
in Philadelphia for
Mumia Abu-Jamal
cops ambush rally,
beating & pepper-spraying Mumia supporters

Ten arrested; one left rally
in an ambulance

Condemn Dec. 8 police attack
Statement from Philadelphia IAC

Call Philadelphia Mayor John Street at
or fax him at
to express your anger at
Saturday's attack on the peaceful Mumia
rally by cops.
You can also call Philadelphia
Police Chief John Timoney
at 215-686-3149
or 215-686-3388.

Join the letter writting campaign to help free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Click here
To download card (2-up) in PDF format

Washington, D.C. march on September 29.

The Sept. 29 protest actions called by a new coalition--Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, or A.N.S.W.E.R.-- attracted a rainbow-hued gathering of tens of thousands: civil rights, anti-war, religious, solidarity, community, student and labor organizations in a number of cities including D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles.
To keep-up the momentum the International ANSWER Coalition is calling on all individuals around the country and abroad to organize a day of local and regional actions for October 27th. They are encouraging people to set up ANSWER chapters in their schools, community centers and towns to take on the organizing for this day of action.

Speaking in D.C. on Sept. 29
Sam Jordan
Int'l Concerned Family & Friends
of Mumia Abu-Jamal
said, "I bring you greetings from Mumia Abu-Jamal,
20 years on death row.
His greetings are: No race war abroad; end the race war at home. This last message from Mumia: The people's movement--the mass movement--won the war in Vietnam. George Bush wants to roll back our victories. Here is what we want: No more wars of occupation. No more secret wars. No more wars of indeterminate terms. No war!

Another speaker, Zachary Running Wolf Anderson who is a Native leader from the Bay Area said, "Yesterday I finished my spiritual run that started in San Francisco some four and a half months ago. I ran to the city of Philadelphia for a fair trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal. I ran 4,400 miles for a man I have never met. We need to sacrifice, to put our lives on the line for peace."

August 17, 2001, Philadelphia
Death-row political prisoner blocked from attending hearing
as 2,000 people rally to free him
San Francisco, San Diego

Jesse Jackson speaks in Philly
on August 17
Photo Deirdre Griswold

Pam Africa speaks in Philly

on August 17
Photo Deirdre Griswold

Philly on August 17
Photo: Greg Butterfield


Larry Holmes speaks in Philly
on August 17
Photo Deirdre Griswold

Streaming Video: from the Aug. 17 demonstration
available from PVN. Show it to your family and friends.
Put it on your local cable station. Make video parties and play it.
Call (212-633-6646) or write PVN for a free copy.
To view the streaming video
Click here

San Francisco, Augu
st 18 Photo: Bill Hackwell

Hundreds stand up
for Mumia
On Aug. 18, over 500 supporters of Mumia held a rally at the busy intersection of Powell and Market streets and then marched around Union Square. The demonstrators then decided to continue the protest by marching on the San Francisco Chronicle to demand that the virtual wall of silence in the big business media concerning Mumia�s case be ended.
The demonstration was organized by the Mobilization to Free Mumia and the International Action Center. In San Diego the day before, about 100 people with signs, banners, and bullhorns gathered on the four corners of a busy downtown intersection to stand in solidarity with Mumia.

�Bill Hackwell

San Diego: Show support for the Mumia Coalition. We meet every week on Tuesday at 5 pm at San Diego City College in Room D105. Join us this week and every week!
For more information, call 619-692-4496

To read the 300 page court brief that
Mumia presented to court on Aug. 17
go to

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June 26, 2006
An Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal
Hispanics, Latin America
& the Struggle Against the Empire

By Rafael Rodríguez-Cruz

CounterPunch newsletter

March 22, 2006
Morello, Tankian score rare
Mumia interview for Axis Radio

Mumia Abu-Jamal's interview with former Rage Against the Machine member, Tom Morello, will be aired Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. on KPFK in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, online at and on the Fungus punk channel on XM Satellite Radio. The show will also be archived at, and a podcast will be available at  Go to
for more information.

New book
On the cover -a photo of Mumia, 16 years old, who became Minister of Information for the black Panther Party

A Life in the Black Panther Party,
by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal provides the world with an important history of the founding of the Philadelphia Black Panther Party in his new book.

Mumia, known to the world as a wrongly convicted political prisoner held for 22 years in Pennsylvania's death row, is exacting and luminous in his history and his analysis of the Black liberation struggle.

Order from
Published by South End Press,
2004, Paperback: 320 pages,
ISBN: 0896087182

Pam Africa to host weekly
TV program on Mumia Abu-Jamal

The March 20th Global Protests
Reports on the March 20th anti-war protest can be found at

February 2, 2004
Second break-in at the office of the
International Family & Friends
of Mumia Abu-Jamal

January 30, Howard University
Fine Arts Professor Writes
A Love Song for Mumia

Philadelphia Tribune -
December 9, 2003
Abu-Jamal awaits justice
– since 1981

Sunday, 07 December 2003 21:45
Article in The Black World Today
8,000 Days And Counting:
Justice Delayed In Abu-Jamal Case

After thirty years of doing death penalty litigation,
San Francisco attorney Robert R. Bryan
is not surprised to find cases ridiculed
with misconduct by authorities intent
on securing convictions irrespective
of evidence of innocence.
Read more ....

Nov. 19, 2003
Break-in at the Mumia Abu-Jamal office

Check out Mumia's NEW book:
Faith of our fathers: An examination of the spiritual life of African and African American People at

Oct 9, 2003- legal update
Mumia Abu-Jamal's State Appeal denied
More legal maneuvering by the court system
to avoid admitting evidence of Mumia's innocence
into the official court record.

Please stay tuned for a summery of the
appeal's denial:

See the 12 page opinion at the following website:

May 14, 2003
More evidence on frame-up of Mumia

May 7, 2003
New evidence shows that cops
concocted "confession"

The last remaining pillar of the prosecution's
case used to convict Mumia Abu-Jamal in
1982 has been knocked down.

May 7, 2003
Mumia's attorneys demand State Supreme Court
file latest witness statement exposing prosecution frame-up

French delegation visits Philly
to support Mumia

International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the MOVE Organization and a high-level delegation of French supporters held a rush-hour demonstration in Philadelphia Sept. 5 to present information on the state’s refusal to provide proper health care for death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The protestors also demanded that the Philadelphia Inquirer be fair and truthful if it publishes an article investigating a custody case involving MOVE.

The French delegation included: Chantal Calliquil, member of the European Parliament; Mireille Fanon, French human-rights activist and daughter of Frantz Fanon, the famous Algerian author of “The Wretched of the Earth”; Marina Rejeski, French human-rights activist; Nicole Borvo, French senator from the Communist Party; and Jackie Hortauet, representative of the CGT, aFrench labor organization.

Members of the delegation planned to travel to S.C.I. Greene State Prison to visit Abu-Jamal and to meet with prison officials concerning his health.

Place de Concorde - Paris, France - 4th of July, 2003
French supporters of Mumia assembled in front of the American Embassy and Consulate to celebrate the 4th of July!
Watch the video here:
Note: You must have Quicktime 5.02 or later installed
—photos & caption: Joe Piette


:Youth Curfew Lifted for First Amendment Activities

Faith of Our Fathers:
An examination oflthe spiritual life of African and African American People

a new book by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Philadelphia 3/ 20 /03
Death penalty

03 /06 /03
Mumia still waiting
for due process

10/ 30/ 02
Mumia Legal Update

8/ 8/ 02
Legal update and orientation
by International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal

7/ 02
Resolution on Justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal

6/ 19/ 02
Hundreds on death row affected by Supreme Court rulings

6/ 27/02
PA Supreme Court rejects motion Mumia faces new legal challenges

Philadelphia, 5/17/02
Using D.A.'s racist training video on how to keep African Americans off juries Mumia's Attorneys demand deposition of Supreme Court Justice

On April 20, in Washington, DC and 35,000 march in
San Francisco for more information go to

April 6 Teach-in for Mumia says 'Let the evidence be heard'

March 17, 2002
An interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal by Monica Moorehead
'Don't let them
depoliticize my case'

'Free Mumia' protest in Moscow

Posted March 12, 2002
The latest legal briefs filed
by Mumia's lawyers

(10 Parts)

Press release: [email protected], Feb. 06, 2002
New Affidavit in Mumia's case
itness alleges Cynthia White lied

January 25, 2001
Mumia's Appeal of
Judge Dembe's Decision

Dembe's decision was based on the
Peterkin case which has just been
(Click to down load pdf file)

January 1 2002 -Cuba
Mumia Abu-Jamal's
death sentence

By Jean-Guy Allard
(Special for Granma International)

January 19, 2002
Third appeal filed as Mumia tries
to get court to hear evidence

January 8, 2002

Mumia Abu-Jamal's attorney's
appeal to Pennslyvania Supreme Court;
state judge's refusal to hear confession of real killer!

Copies of the Yohn decision:
Abu-Jamal v. Horn
(Dec. 18, 2001)
Decision setting aside death sentence [PDF]
Abu-Jamal v. Horn
(Dec. 18, 2001)
Decision denying
Abu-Jamal's habeas
petition for a new trial

May 4, 2001
"I did not shoot Police
Officer Daniel Faulkner"
—Affidavit from
Mumia Abu-Jamal

Also read the Affidavits of
Mumia's brother William Cook
and Arnold Beverly the man
whohas confessed that he
shot the policeman
Daniel Faulkner

Video deposition of Arnold Beverly
who states that he shot Faulkner
as part of a mob hit squad and
declares that Mumia did not shoot Faulkner.

May 31, 2001
Lie detector test corroborates
Arnold Beverly�s confession
to killing Daniel Faulkner . . .

On August 28, 2001
Affidavit of a court stenographer
who overheard Klu Klux Klan-type
conversation Judge Albert Sabo
had outside the courtroom during
Mumia's 1982 trial.

Posted 12-6-01
Paris names Abu-Jamal an Honorary Citizen

A new study of racism in
the Pennsylvania death penalty

Posted 12-1-01
Frailty of the Ballistics Evidence in the Case Against Mumia Abu-Jamal

Nov 21, 2000
PA State Court Judge Pamela Dembe rejected Mumia's appeal for a new trial in state court.
Judge Dembe's decision in html,
and a PDF file

Nov. 2
Judge Yohn has denied the request
to suspend federal appeals again using
the Herrara case and the effective
death penalty act. Judge Yohn's
19 page decision and an legal
interpretation will be posted soon.

September 25, 2001
Affidavit of George Michael Newman on recantation of witness Robert Chobert

Bush appoints Ridge,
the PA governor who
has signed execution warrants against Mumia to head the new U.S. office of "Homeland Security."

For the legal document:
Declaration of Rachel H. Wolkenstein
go to

Philadelphia August 17, 2001
Mumia's statement
To read the 300 page court brief that Mumia presented to court on Aug. 17 go to

July 26, 2001
Judge Yohn rejects deposition of Arnold Beverly
Full text of the ruling in PDF format

'Court issues alarming ruling against Mumia'—News in depth

July 5, 2001
New developments in legal case