February 16: International Actions to Free Mumia!

Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal

Posted February 12, 2023

CWA NABET Journalist & Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

This is the hour to fight for Mumia’s freedom. On Thursday, Feb. 16th, longshore workers in ILWU Local 10 will shut down the Ports of Oakland and San Francisco to demand freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Mumia was framed for killing a police officer. With Tyree Nichols’ murder, we know who the real criminals are!

Port Shutdown for Mumia, Thursday, February 16

March at noon from ILWU Local 10 (400 North Point St., San Francisco)to Harry Bridges Plaza (opposite the Ferry Building)
Rally at Harry Bridges Plaza afterwards

Other international actions are being organized for Feb. 16:

Unions in South Africa, led by NUMSA (National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa) and RETUSA (Revolutionary Transport Union of South Africa) will demonstrate in Pretoria at the U.S. Embassy, and in Durban at the U.S. Consulate.

Railroad workers in Japan (in the Doro-Chiba union) will organize a demonstration for Mumia in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.

Bay Area teachers, members of UESF (United Educators of San Francisco), OEA (Oakland Education Association) and PFT (Peralta Federation of Teachers) will also teach on Mumia’s case on February 16th.

We call on all Bay Area justice supporters to mobilize on Feb. 16 to join the ILWU action for Mumia’s freedom.

Why now? Judge Lucretia Clemons of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has ordered the Philadelphia District Attorney to turn over its files—up to 200 boxes—to Mumia’s defense team. Mumia was framed for the killing of police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. His lawyers expect to find further evidence that he was framed, that police coerced and bribed witnesses, and that extreme racism and judicial bias have permeated all the proceedings against him.

What you can do now: In addition to participating in the actions of Feb. 16, we can write letters to Judge Clemons to demand Mumia’s immediate release. Here is her address:

Judge Lucretia Clemons, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County
1220 Criminal Justice Center
1301 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
(415) 483-4428