Put the State on trial!
Solidarity with African Liberation!
The Uhuru Solidarity Movement is holding its national convention on June 4-5 to build solidarity with the movement that will resolve the problems of mass incarceration of Africans such as political prisoner Mumia Abu- Jamal. The convention, titled “Resistance is the Future! Solidarity with African Liberation” is being held in Philadelphia, PA where Mumia has been locked up on death row for the past 30 years.
Bowing to the pressure of the growing resistance of African people in the US, on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, the US government declared that the 1982 death sentence for African political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal was in violation of their own US constitution.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit concluded that at the time of Mumia’s sentencing, the jury was misled about the process for considering evidence supporting a life sentence. If this decision is upheld it will allow Mumia to have a new sentencing hearing. Despite the fact that Mumia’s death penalty sentence was changed to life in prison in 2002, he has remained on the PA Death Row.
Mumia Abu Jamal is an African journalist and revolutionary who has been on death row for nearly 30 years for allegedly resisting a white police officer who was brutally assaulting Mumia’s brother, resulting in the officer’s death.
This recent partial victory in Mumia’s case signifies the weakness of imperialism. However, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement believes that Mumia deserves neither the death penalty nor a life sentence. We demand the immediate release of Mumia and all other imprisoned soldiers of the African Liberation Movement. We uphold the right of African people to resist all forms of police and military occupation, so regardless of whether the evidence put forward to convict him was “legitimate” in the eyes of the colonial court, Mumia must be free!
The reality is that Mumia Abu Jamal is in prison right now because of his revolutionary political activities during the Black Revolution of the Sixties. Mumia was a leading member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Panther Party, an organization that was systematically destroyed by the US government through the FBI counterinsurgency program called COINTELPRO.
During the period of his arrest, Mumia was an outspoken supporter of an African organization called MOVE. MOVE was also targeted by the US government counterinsurgency, resulting in the US government dropping a bomb on the MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia in 1985, murdering 11 African people including men, women, and children. Mumia’s imprisonment is a consequence of the same US government’s vicious counterinsurgency war against the internally colonized African nation.
The Uhuru Solidarity Movement organizes under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party to build material solidarity with the African-led struggle to completely overturn the system, to bring about the necessary conditions for the liberation of Mumia as well as the other 1.5 million African people who are locked up in colonial prisons inside this country.
USM is holding its national convention this year, “Resistance is the Future! Solidarity with African Liberation“, in Philadelphia on June 4-5, where Mumia’s case will be discussed in a presentation by featured speaker Pam Africa, a member of MOVE and the Chair of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
We invite all progressive Euro-Americans and other allies to take a stand on the side of the oppressed African community and register to attend this historically significant national convention! Go to http://apscuhuru.org/usm/convention2011/index.xhtml for more information!
FREE MUMIA AND ALL AFRICAN POLITICAL PRISONERS AND PRISONERS OF WAR!
FREE ALL AFRICANS IN U.S. COLONIAL PRISONS!
SMASH THE DEATH PENALTY!
RESISTANCE IS THE FUTURE! SOLIDARITY WITH AFRICAN LIBERATION!