Official Press Release From Zack de la Rocha Regarding Mumia Abu-Jamal






"How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?"
-Bob Marley


"How long? Not long. Because what you reap is what you sew"
-Doctor Martin Luther King

"If the constitutional right to a fair trial is to be considered the pillar
of
our justice system, then the real
criminals become those, who for more than two decades, have stripped Mumia
Abu-Jamal of that
most sacred right. Coercion, the denial of self-representation, and racial
profiling of a jury are not
substitutes for the principals of fairness, and reason that justice
requires.
It is for this reason that I
stand in solidarity with the thousands who are converging on Philadelphia on
Friday to defend the
life of Mumia Abu-Jamal."

Zack de la Rocha

On Friday, August 17th, there will be a hearing in State Court in
Philadelphia to decide whether or not Mumia Abu-Jamal will have a
Post Conviction Relief Appeal hearing and whether or not Mumia's new lawyers will be accepted.

Pittsburgh punk heroes Anti-Flag will join Mos Def, Pam Africa, Ossie
Davis, and thousands more at a hearing this Friday where Mumia Abu Jamal
will actually be present in the courtroom. It's all going down Friday, August 17th at the Criminal Justice
Center in Philadelphia. For more info check out: http://www.mumia.org .

In case you forgot what happened to Mumia, here is a quick recap:
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an African-American journalist now on death row in
Pennsylvania. Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death in 1982 as a result of a
thoroughly rigged trial in which he was convicted of shooting a
Philadelphia policeman. The prosecution demanded the death sentence on the
basis of Abu-Jamal's political beliefs.


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Official Press Release From Zack de la Rocha Regarding Mumia Abu-Jamal