[act-ma] film JUSTICE ON TRIAL, story of MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, Fri, Aug. 19, 7 pm, Encuentro 5, Boston

Marilyn Levin marilynl at alumni.neu.edu
Fri Aug 19 07:13:59 PDT 2011


Please distribute widely


                                    See the film JUSTICE ON TRIAL

            The story of MUMIA ABU-JAMAL




Mumia Abu-Jamal  <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mumia03.jpg> 

DOB April 24, 1954 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conviction> Conviction(s)
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_degree_murder> First degree murder 

Penalty Death

Status Incarcerated 29 years



Mumia Abu-Jamal is the most recognized death row inmate in the world today.
In 1982, he was tried and convicted for the murder of a police officer.
Today his case is one of the most contested legal cases. A former Black
Panther and now renowned author, his books and writings have led many to
hail him "the voice of the voiceless."
Justice on Trial demonstrates that the major violations in the Abu-Jamal
case -- judicial bias, prosecutorial misconduct, racial discrimination in
jury selection, police corruption and tampering with evidence to obtain a
conviction-- are commonly practiced within the criminal justice system and
account for the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans and
Latinos in the United States. His case is a microcosm of greater problems in
the criminal justice system in the U.S. today. The Abu-Jamal case is one of
the most important civil rights cases of our time.


JOHN McGRATH will speak about the historic prisoner strike at Norfolk State
Prison in 1973 when the prisoners ran the prison for three months.

	 <http://www.blackisbackcoalition.org/> Boston UNAC endorses the
call issued by the Black is Back Coalition (www.blackisbackcoalition.org)
for International Days of Action Against the Wars on Africa and African









7:00 PM

Encuentro 5

33 Harrison Ave., 5th floor

Boston, MA (next to Chinatown)


$5.00 suggested donation



 <http://www.BostonUNAC.org> www.BostonUNAC.org


BostonUNAC at gmail.com



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