Defend African people’s right to resist oppression!
NOTE: Friday’s City Hall 2 Demo is CANCELLED – you can still call the judge at 215-683-7032 and demand that Judge Joyce Eubanks EXONERATE Diop Olugbala (Wali Rahman) and Shabaka Mnombatha (Franklin Moses)!
CALL THE PRESIDING JUDGE at (215) 686-8334
In November of 2008 Mayor Nutter began holding “townhall meetings” where he unveiled the City of Philadelphia’s 2009 budget that spends $1.1 billion on police and prisons, instead of economic development for the African community. Because the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (INPDUM) has worked to expose and defeat Mayor Nutter’s colonial war budget the City has been attempting to silence InPDUM…
December 10, 2008: InPDUM organizer Diop Olugbala serves Nutter with the People’s Subpoena to appear at the InPDUM-led Tribunal (court) for Reparations to African People. The City was to face charges of crimes of genocide including police violence and government imposed poverty.
December 13, 2008: Members of the community testify against the City of Philadelphia at the tribunal. The People’s Verdict was that Nutter and the City were guilty of crimes of genocide against African people!
December 18, 2008: Police attack InPDUM and remove Diop from the Mayor’s Townhall Meeting at Martin Luther King High School after attempting to serve Mayor Nutter with the People’s Verdict. The Verdict called for the jailing of killer cops and reparations to police murder victims.
April 28, 2009: Fortified by InPDUM led mass protest brilliant legal representation by attorney Michael Coard pushes Judge Teresa Carr-Deni to dismiss felony charges.
May 29, 2009: District Attorney appeals Carr Deni’s ruling, requests reconsideration hearing to re-impose felony charges on Diop’s case.
June, 16 2009: Judge Frank “Fumble” Palumbo recuses himself from reconsideration hearing after receiving stack of hundreds of petitions and a swarm of phone calls from InPDUM members and supporters from around the world demanding Hands off the City Hall 2!
July, 1 2009: Courts appoint neo-colonial Judge Renee Cardwell-Hughes (L) to preside over the reconsideration hearing. In the process of slapping the felony charges back on Diop’s case Hughes attacks City Hall 2 supporters who attended the hearing, calling them jackasses and demanding they submit their driver’s licenses. The felony trial was set for November 20…
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
CALL THE PRESIDING JUDGE at 215-683-7032 and demand that Judge Joyce Eubanks EXONERATE Diop Olugbala (Wali Rahman) and Shabaka Mnombatha (Franklin Moses).
For more information contact:
Uhuru Solidarity Movement