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Mumia Abu-Jamal faces US Supreme Court, as supporters mobilize globally (tags)

On Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal filed his appeal to the US Supreme Court, asking it to consider his case for a new guilt-phase trial. One month before, the Philadelphia DA filed its separate appeal to the court asking to have Abu-Jamal executed without a new sentencing-phase trial. Both are appealing the March 27, 2008 rulings by the US Third Circuit Court. At this critical stage in Abu-Jamal’s case, supporters organized a week of global solidarity actions that began on December 6, the day of the main protest in Philadelphia.

Mumia's Oral Arguments set for May 17 (tags)

On May 17, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of internationally renowned black death-row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. The court will consider four different issues that it has already certified for appeal. It will then decide to either grant a new trial, affirm the life sentence, or re-instate the death sentence.

RADIO INTERVIEW: Is Honoring Mumia Abu-Jamal A Crime? (tags)

Telephone interviews with Peter J. Wirs (Chairman of Philadelphia's 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee) and Robert R. Bryan, (Attorney for Mumia Abu-Jamal) about the new criminal charges filed against two French cities supporting journalist and death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Mumia's Best (and Last) Chance for a New Trial: A Legal Update (tags)

On October 23, attorney Robert R. Bryan (attorney for death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal) filed the 4th Step Reply Brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia. Because this should be the last round of reply briefs, Bryan estimates that the public hearing of arguments should begin within three months. After the hearing, the panel of judges will then decide whether to grant Abu-Jamal a new trial.

Is Honoring Mumia a Crime? by Hans Bennett (tags)

ARTICLE: Philadelphia's 59th Republican Ward Executive Committee files criminal charges against French cities supporting black death-row prisoner. WEBSITE ANNOUNCEMENT: This is the first article to be featured on writer Hans Bennett's new INSUBORDINATION photo-journalism website www.insubordination.blogspot.com

Photessay: GILBRIDE MURDERED! DA SEEKING SEARCH WARRANT FOR MOVE HQ! (tags)

"A TV NEWS REPORTER JUST INFORMED US THAT D.A. LYNNE ABRAHAM IS GETTING A WARRANT TO COME INTO OUR (MOVE'S) HOUSE. SYLVESTER JOHNSON'S POLICE HAVE HAD US UNDER STEADY SURVEILLANCE AND KNOW ALL OF OUR COMINGS AND GOINGS. THEY KNOW WE AINT GONE NOWHERE AND AINT DONE SHIT. JOHNSON SAID HE WOULD KEEP THE LINES OF COMMUNICATIONS OPEN WITH US, BUT WE ARE HEARING THIS FROM A NEWS REPORTER AND NOT HIM! WE NEED OUR SUPPORTERS TO COME TO PHILADELPHIA, WE ARE IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY RIGHT NOW!". --Pam Africa

Hans Bennett photoessay: REMEMBER AUGUST 8, 1978! FREE THE MOVE 9! (tags)

On the corner of Broad and Walnut in Center City, Philadelphia, August 10, 2002, more than 25 MOVE members and supporters (including several visiting from Spain) gathered for a demonstration to commemorate August 8, 1978. On this day, 24 years ago, more than 500 heavily armed police officers attacked MOVE headquarters in the Powelton Village neighborhood of West Philadelphia. When the MOVE family fled into the basement to avoid the attack, police countered by flooding them out and imprisoning the MOVE 9 for the murder of Police officer James Ramp.

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