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Cops vs. Free Speech : Forum for Mumia Abu-Jamal
Date Friday December 05
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
(below Ashby)
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorRichard Chen
Cops vs Free Speech

How police are threatening the right of free speech of convicts, dissidents, and all of us!

Speakers:

Keith Cook (Mumia’s brother)
Cephus Johnson (Oscar Grant's uncle)
Eliot Grossman (Former lawyer for Mumia)

and others

Film showing:

“Manufacturing Guilt,”
an expose of the frame-up of Mumia Abu-Jamal


Everyone, from black and Latino youth, anti-war activists, labor militants and hip hop artists can be in the cross-hairs of the police. Join the the Labor Action To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Prison Radio and Oakland Teachers For Mumia to hear how police are targeting political enemies with attempts to restrict free speech, including:

• New “gag” law in Pennsylvania that seeks to silence prisoners. This law, cobbled together in days following Mumia’s recorded presentation to a commencement ceremony at Goddard College, is designed to “shut him up.” The targets of this blatantly unconstitutional law, however, include all prisoners convicted of violent crimes!

• The suppression of the “Urban Dreams” web site by the Oakland School Board. This teacher-created site included one voluntary curriculum comparing the suppression of Mumia’s commentaries with censorship of Martin Luther King’s later writings.

Both of these measures were taken at the behest of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), a highly politicized organization which seeks to silence social critics such as Mumia Abu-Jamal, and dictate the curricula in schools!


7 pm Friday Dec. 5th 2014

La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Av. Berkeley CA

$5 - $10 sliding scale

All donations benefit the defense suit against the PA Gag Law


Sponsors: Prison Radio, Teachers for Mumia.
and the Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
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