NLG Filez Urgent Appeal Request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Citing Life-Threatening Denial of Medical Care to Mumia Abu-Jamal

News › Press releases For immediate release: May 5, 2015 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK— Members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Heidi Boghosian and Natsu Saito, with Kathleen Cleaver of the Human Rights Research Fund, today delivered an Urgent Appeal Request on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal to Juan Méndez, the United Nations […]

Omaha Two alibi witness tellz of failure by lawyer to cross-examine bomber

Rae Ann Schmitz was a key witness in a 1971 murder trial, but nobody, including defense attorney David Herzog, was aware she contradicted the testimony of the prosecution’s chief witness. Schmitz was unaware she was an alibi witness for Mondo we Langa, then David Rice, before he was imprisoned for life at the Nebraska State […]

UPDATE ON MUMIA’Z MEDICAL CONDITION FROM BRET GROTE, MUMIA’Z LAWYER

I had a legal phone call with Mumia today. On that call I informed him of the medical opinion of the doctor that Mumia has chosen to assist in his diagnosis and treatment. He authorized me to share the following: The doctor we are working with is recommending that Mumia be seen by an oncologist […]

Why Mumia Must Live, and US imperialism Must Die: The Link Between Politikal Prisonerz and the War on Terror

by Danny Haiphong The so-called War on Terror and the national security state did not emerge full-blown from the rubble of 9/11. Both are products of previous waves of police repression, mainly targeting Black radicals. “The FBI’s counter insurgency war on the Black Panther Party chapters and leaders like Mumia established for local police departments […]

UN Human Rightz Council to look at Counterintelligence Program (Cointelpro) May 11

UN Human Rights Council to meet May 11 to review United States political prisoners United Nations The United States Human Rights Network has announced that the United States will undergo a five-year Universal Periodic Review on May 11 of its compliance with human rights treaties to which the United States is a signatory. The issue of political […]

Solidarity Message From Mexico

Hey everybody, all this recent great work you’ve all been doing is really exciting. The school board action was tremendous, also the stuff on Corizon really important and I really like Johanna and Heidi’s article relating Mumia’s case to those of thousands of other prisoners. I think we also shouldn’t fail to point out that […]

A Hidden Legacy of the Civil Rightz Era Black Prison Organizing

by JAMES KILGORE Dan Berger’s latest volume, Captive Nation, is perfectly timed. In a moment where interest in mass incarceration across the political spectrum is on the rise, sanitized versions of carceral history will doubtless emerge. Berger’s account offers an instant antidote to any such efforts. He warns us we will be negating a long […]

Politkal Prisoner Update:Robert ‘Seth’ Hayez & Abdul Majid

The attempted murder by medical negligence of our komrade Mumia Abu-Jamal. Amerikan gulagz are nothing more than institutionz of white supremacy and racism at it’z best, u can best believe that nothing haz changed since the inception of thiz country. Politikal Prisoner/Prisoner of War Robert ‘Seth’ Hayes waz involved in a shoot-out with police back in1973. […]

Maroon’z Health, Spring Tour, Mumia and more….

Greetings Maroon supporters worldwide! It’s been a momentous last couple years in the long struggle to free our beloved father, uncle, grandfather, and comrade. Thanks to your persistent advocacy, Maroon’s case, and the political pretexts to his over forty years of confinement, have garnered widespread attention and sparked outrage from justice-seeking people across the globe. […]

BK/NY – Tuesday, April 14 – Letter-writing to Seth Hayes and Abdul Majid

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. COST: Free In the announcements for our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners, NYC ABC typically […]