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Ein Bericht aus Mexico City
English Version see below..
Dort gelang es Unterstützer*innen von Mumia Abu-Jamal vor wenigen Tagen, mit einem Transparent und einem Protestbrief an US Aussenminister John Kerry heranzutreten, der in einem weitesgehend geheim gehaltenen Programm Mexiko besuchte. In dem Brief, den er an Obama zu übergeben gebeten wurde, forderten sie die sofortige Freilassung von Mumia.
Die Fotos sind von der Aktion. Die mexikanischen
Unterstützer*innen merken an, dass offizielle US Vertreter*innen bei
Reisen eigentlich überall auf der Welt an Mumia und Gefangene in den USA
erinnert werden sollten...
Hello again all,
Well, back to John Kerry's visit to Mexico --as I've mentioned before, we don't think US government officials should be able to visit any city in the world without hearing about Mumia and other U.S. political prisoners. When they come here, we often don't know if they see us or hear us, but this time they definitely did.
As usual, John Kerry's agenda was kept secret until the last minute, but we found out he was going to be in the Mexico City Zócalo and were able to deliver a letter to him demanding that the Obama government push for Mumia's release. Before he got there, we'd tried to give it to a lady who seemed to be in charge of things, but she refused to receive it.
When he arrived, however, he saw our banner that we'd unfurled in the
middle of a small crowd of onlookers (who'd all been given tiny American
flags to wave) and also saw the letter two of our people were waving at
him. He told the lady to accept it, and she did.
Education was supposedly the major issue of Kerry's talks with government officials and businessmen this time, but security is always on the agenda. So we concentrated on that in an article we published on several independent media sites, "Five Questions for John Kerry", concentrating on the security-related issues none of these officials ever address: mass incarceration, ICE detention centers, Guantánamo, solitary confinement and political prisoners. read more...
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FREE MUMIA Press Conference at FOX Philly
You probably didn't see it on FOX or any mainstream media, but on Friday, January 17, 2014 a press conference was held outside the offices of FOX 29 (WTXF-TV) in Philadelphia. The purpose was to denounce the attacks of FOX analysts and the Fraternal Order of Police on Mumia Abu-Jamal and on Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.
Speakers included Professor Johanna Fernandez, Pam Africa, Keith Cook (brother of Mumia Abu-Jamal), Ramona Africa and more.
Video mit Jamal Hart
Zweisprachiges Video von einem Filmgespräch, an dem Mumias Sohn Jamal Hart am vergangenen Montag in Berlin teilgenommen hat.
Jamal Hart Q&A after Mumia film LONG DISTANCE REVOLUTIONARY (Berlin, Germany - bilingual/zweisprachig) (13.01.2014)
Mexico Report on April 24 Activity
*Hi everybody, *
*So glad to hear about the strong campaign kickoff in Philly on April 24th . I'm sending some news and pics from the Mumia birthday activities in Mexico City. *
*After a couple of hours of rain, our rally outside the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City on April 24th started up with dancing and drumming, and we presented a new banner painted by long-time Mumia supporter, Aurelio. Right away two busloads of friends from San Salvador Atenco came in with strong solidarity messages from Ignacio del Valle and others. They consider Mumia an example and an inspiration and have always appreciated the fact that he spoke out in their support when the Mexican government unsuccessfully tried to keep Ignacio and Felipe Álvarez en prison for 112 and 67 years, respectively. *
*A message from political prisoner Alberto Patishtán was also read by his son Héctor. You may remember that Mumia wrote a piece in his support last October, "The State and the Schoolteacher". And this is the second message Alberto has sent in support of Mumia. The first was from the prisoners in the two collectives he has organized inside Chiapas prisons, La Voz del Amate and Solidarios de La Voz del Amate, and the second was his own personal message.*
*Several other solidarity messages were read, and a comrade spoke about the case of another Mexican political prisoner, Pedro Peralta, in Eloxochitlán, Oaxaca. *
*Eva Palma sang and spoke about Mumia's life and struggle. She is a cultural worker and the companion of Kuy Kendall, our comrade who was shot in the head with a "non-lethal" projectile in the December 1 protests against the inauguration of Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and is still unconscious in the hospital.*
*Jorge Salinas played the guitar and sang corridos, Luisillo and Andrés played the drums and recited poetry, Revolución Anónima rapped, and the reggae bands Luna Negra and Ollin Roots closed the event. *
*The night before the rally, the screening of COINTELPRO 101 prompted an interesting question and answer session with Claude Marks of Freedom Archives via Skype, organized by the Radio Zapote collective. And the day after the rally, we had a well-attended birthday party at the Che Guevara Auditorium.*
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