[Marxism] Mumia's Life Is On the Line: Mobilize Labor/Black Power to Free Him Now!
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Mumia's Life Is On the Line: Mobilize Labor/Black Power to Free Him Now!
The threat to Mumia Abu-Jamal's life is increasingly ominous. His lead
attorney, Robert Bryan, warns: "There is an escalated effort by the
authorities to see him die at the hands of the executioner. This is the most
dangerous time for Mumia since his 1981 arrest." The U.S. Supreme Court has
turned down Jamal's two appeals. If it were to rule in favor of the
prosecution's appeal, this would open the way for Pennsylvania governor Ed
Rendell to issue a third warrant of execution, which he has vowed to do.
Contrary to the misplaced expectations of many, the Obama administration is
not about to save Mumia. Around the world, hundreds of thousands have marched
for this courageous champion of oppressed. Trade unions representing millions
of members have rallied to the defense of Mumia. It is urgent to expand this
support into powerful labor/black action, appealing to the integrated union
movement to join with the black, Latino and immigrant poor to demand that he
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