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|Laborfest: Labor, Mumia, Hoshino & Today's Lessons|
|Date||Saturday July 14|
|Time||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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Labor, Mumia, Hoshino And The Lessons For Today
The growing repression of labor and political activists continues as the “war on terror” is used to silence political dissidents. Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist, and Fumiaki Hoshino, an anti-war activist, have been jailed for decades in a political frame-up because of their political views and opposition to militarization and repression.
This forum will look at both of these cases, the labor movement and the historical role of the International Labor Defense, which was a united front defense committee for working class prisoners in the US. The ILD was set up as a non-partisan body that would defend any member of the working class movement, without regard to personal political views. Any working class activist who came under the thumb of persecution by the capitalist legal system would be supported legally, morally, and financially. It lasted from 1925 to 1946.
Today as legislation is passed that allows the government to arrest even US citizens and to hold them indefinitely without charges and without any constitutional rights the need for a broad working class defense organization is growing.
Video of West Coast Strike To Free Mumia
Speakers include: Jack Heyman and Jerrold Sanders, Labor Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal; Representative from Hoshino Defense Committee and US Committee To Free Hoshino. Kevin Cooper from San Quentin prison will call into the meeting and report on his struggle. Mike Daly ( for David Gilbert ) Haiku for Mumia.