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Danny Glover, Frances Fox Piven, M1 of dead prez and Others Will "Occupy the Justice Department" for the Release of Mumia Abu-Jamal

NEW YORK, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A broad coalition of community organizers, activists, artists, students, scholars, celebrities, and concerned individuals will hold a national rally and protest at the US Department of Justice on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 11:00 am in Washington, DC (located at 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). The purpose of the protest is to call for the release of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on the day that is his 58th birthday. Renowned activists Frances Fox Piven and Norman Finkelstein; actor Danny Glover; hip hop artist M-1 (of the duo dead prez); and others will engage in acts of civil disobedience at the protest. Organizers hope that the activity will dramatize their formal request that US Attorney General Eric Holder meet with a delegation to discuss systemic police corruption and civil rights violations in Abu-Jamal's case and in the cases of hundreds of others nationwide.

Core Demands:

  1. Release Mumia Abu-Jamal
  2. End mass incarceration and the criminalization of Black and Latino Youth
  3. Create jobs, education, and health care, not jails
  4. End solitary confinement and stop torture
  5. End the racist death penalty
  6. Hands off immigrants
  7. Free all political prisoners

Attorneys will be at the protest.

Johanna Fernandez, a professor of history at Baruch College and the filmmaker of Justice on Trial: The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, announces that for April 24th, "Our immediate goal is to have Mumia Abu-Jamal released from prison. His recent release from death row was only a half victory. Our long-term goal is to end mass incarceration."

ENDORSED BY: International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal * Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal * Coalition to Free Mumia (NYC) * Occupy Philly * OCCUPY General Assembly (NYC) * Occupy DC Now * Occupy DC Criminal Injustice Committee * Occupy the Hood * Decarcerate PA * Supporting Prisoners and Acting for Radical Change [SPARC] * Millions for Mumia/Int'l Action Center * dead prez * John Carlos * Talib Kweli * Immortal Technique * Angela Davis * Danny Glover * Alice Walker * Francis Pixen * Amiri Baraka * Marc Lamont Hill * Cornell West * Vijay Prashad * Norman Finkelstein * ANSWER Coalition * Prison Radio

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Travelers, for more information cruise to: www.occupythejusticedepartment.com  or| www.freemumia.com
Twitter: @A24OccupyDOJ

 

 
 

 

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