Help Mike & Debbie Africa rebuild their lives

https://www.gofundme.com/help-debbie-amp-mike-rebuild Mike & Debbie Africa had been political prisoners since Aug 8, 1978. On June 16 after 39 years and 10 months, Debbie was released, and on October 22, after more than 40 years in prison, Mike was released.  They have two kids together (one that was literally born in prison as Debbie was 8 […]

Mike Africa of the MOVE 9 is Home!

NYC Jericho just received word from NYC Friends of MOVE that Mike Africa was released on parole this morning to his son’s house. This is wonderful news! All of MOVE’s consistent work over the years is coming to fruition!

A siege. A bomb. 48 dogs. And the black commune that would not surrender

Black power behind bars Forty years ago, Philadelphia erupted in one of the most dramatic shoot-outs of the black liberation struggle. Ed Pilkington tells the surreal story of the Move 9 – and what happened to them next Tue 31 Jul 2018  The photograph is one of the standout images of the 1970s black liberation struggle. An […]

Mike Africa is now at SCI Phoenix

Michael Davis Africa #AM4973 SCI Phoenix P.O. Box 244 Graterford, PA 19426-0244 Note: its the same POB as Graterford. Write him a letter or send him a card and let him know he is in our hearts and on our minds.

Action Alert – PA Parole Board Must Grant Janet and Janine Africa Parole

Take action Monday, June 25th – Wednesday, June 27th Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole: 717-787-5699 Send Email message: ra-pbppopc@pa.gov On Saturday, June 16, MOVE member Debbie Africa was released on parole from State Correctional Institution (SCI) Cambridge Springs after 39 years and 10 months of incarceration. Fellow MOVE members Janet and Janine Africa, however, were […]

Baby-Snatching Practice Blocked Motherhood For 20-million Seconds

Justice system abuses mothers with no apologies by:  Linn Washington Jr. Debbie Africa with son Mike Jr. (right) and lawyer Brad Thomson (left). LBW Photo The piercing, bone-deep pain for a parent from having their child forcefully snatched away by authorities is a hurt Debbie Sims Africa knows in horrific ways. The immense suffering some […]

‘This is huge’: Black liberationist speaks out after her 40 years in prison

Exclusive: Debbie Sims Africa, the first freed member of a radical Philadelphia group many say were unjustly imprisoned, talks about reuniting with her son and defends the Move members still locked up: ‘We are peaceful people’  Debbie Sims Africa was 22 when she was sentenced. Her release is seen as a major breakthrough for those imprisoned […]

Monday April 16th The People vs The PA Parole Board

ONA MOVE First we would like to take the time to thank everyone that made phone calls, sent faxes, tweets, and emails on behalf of The Move 9 Sisters, as this is the first phase in our push for parole. As we had addressed earlier, Governor Wolf has indeed made changes to the parole board […]

May 2018 Parole Hearings For The Move 9 Sisters

ONA MOVE In May 2018  Janet, Janine, and Debbie Africa all will be making yet another appearance before The Pennsylvania Parole Board. In 2016 all three of the women were denied parole and given a two year hit, despite having excellent conduct records, home and employment plans, and once again the recommendation of the prison […]

Remembering Merle Africa 20 Years Later

March 13th 2018 will mark 20 years since MOVE political prisoner Merle Africa died under mysterious circumstances at The State Correctional Institution in Cambridge Springs Pennsylvania. This is a piece written in dedication to Merle by MOVE political prisoner Mike Africa. On March 13th we are asking people to circulate and collect signatures for our petition aimed at […]