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|#MumiaMustLive - National Day to Stand Up for Mumia|
|Date||Friday April 10|
|Time||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM|
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Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
1301 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94612
|bayarea [at] workers.org|
|Address||1305 Franklin St. #411, Oakland, CA 94612|
April 10, 2015
RALLY TODAY, 4/10, at OAKLAND FEDERAL BLDG, 4PM
STOP the EXECUTION of Mumia Abu-Jamal BY MEDICAL NEGLECT!
DON’T LET THE STATE MURDER ANOTHER BLACK LEADER!
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTIONS TO SAVE MUMIA
Stopped from carrying out the death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal by a world-wide movement that spanned three decades, over the past three months the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has been attempting to execute him by medical neglect.
On March 30th Abu-Jamal was rushed, unconscious, to the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pa. suffering diabetic shock with a dangerously high blood sugar level of 779. After just two days in the hospital’s ICU, Abu-Jamal was returned to the prison infirmary at SCI Mahanoy in Frackville, Pa. into the hands of the very same doctors whose medical neglect and mistreatment nearly killed him.
Prison officials initially denied visits by family members, supporters and Abu-Jamal’s attorneys, and only backed down after receiving thousands of calls. Those able to visit Mumia on Apr. 3 and Apr. 6 reported he was extremely weak, had lost 50 pounds, still suffered from skin rashes and still had fluctuating blood sugar levels around 200. The prison continues to feed him meals high in carbohydrates – including cake for breakfast.
The murder of aging political prisoners by denying them adequate health care has happened before. Earlier this year MOVE 9 member Phil Africa died under suspicious circumstances at SCI Dallas. The lack of standard medical treatment impacts all prisoners, particularly those over 55.
We are demanding that the state of Pennsylvania cease and desist in their attempts to murder political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.
— Allow daily visits by Mumia’s family, friends, and attorneys. Their support and protection in this time of vulnerability should not be restricted.
— Allow Mumia’s choice of specialist doctors to examine and schedule treatment for him – NOW. There is precedent in Pennsylvania for this. Prisoner, John E. du Pont, an heir to the du Pont chemical fortune, was allowed care by private doctors.
— Release Mumia’s medical records to his attorneys
— Mumia is innocent and should never have been incarcerated. We demand his immediate release.
We are calling on everyone concerned to participate in the following actions:
1) Twitter widely using the hashtags #mumiamustlive #saveMumia #Blacklivesmatter
2) Call, fax and email the following state officials to raise the above demands:
- DOC Secretary John Wetzel at 717-728-4109; padocsecretary [at] pa.gov
- PA Governor Tom Wolf at 717-787-2500; fax: 717-772-8284 or governor [at] pa.gov
- Prison Superintendent John Kerestes at 570-773-2158; contactdoc [at] pa.gov
3) On FRIDAY APRIL 10 – Organize a demonstration in your city, on your campus – wherever you can get word out to stop this attempt to murder Mumia
We need to SHUT IT DOWN FOR MUMIA!
http://www.bringmumiahome.com | http://www.freemumia.com
Endorsed by Alan Blueford Center for Justice, Anti-Police-Terror Project, Haiti Action Committee, Idriss Stelley Foundation, International Action Center, ONYX Organizing Committee, Workers World Party