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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 09:01 PM

DANNY GLOVER, FRANCES FOX PIVEN, M1 OF DEAD PREZ AND OTHERS WILL "OCCUPY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT"


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FULL title: DANNY GLOVER, FRANCES FOX PIVEN, M1 OF DEAD PREZ AND OTHERS WILL "OCCUPY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT" FOR THE RELEASE OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL!

Major Protest and Civil Disobedience Planned at the U.S. Department of Justice: April 24, 2012, 11:00 am (WDC)


New York, NY - - A broad coalition of community organizers, activists, artists, students, scholars, celebrities, and concerned individuals will hold a national rally and protest at the headquarters of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday April 24, 2012 at 11:00 am in Washington, DC (located at 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). The purpose of the protest is to call for the release of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on the day that is his 58th birthday. Renowned activists Frances Fox Piven, and Norman Finkelstein; actor Danny Glover; hip hop artist M-1 (of the duo dead prez); and others will engage in acts of civil disobedience at the protest. Organizers hope that the planned civil disobedience will dramatize their formal request that US Attorney General Eric Holder meet with a delegation to discuss systemic police corruption and civil rights violations in Abu-Jamal's case and in the cases of hundreds of others across the nation.



Organizers will make seven core demands of US Attorney General Holder:
1. Release Mumia Abu-Jamal
2. End mass incarceration and the criminalization of Black and Latino Youth
3. Create jobs, education, and health care, not jails
4. End solitary confinement and stop torture
5. End the racist death penalty
6. Hands off immigrants
7. Free all political prisoners

Attorneys will be available to answer questions.

ENDORSED BY: International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal ● Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal ● Coalition to Free Mumia (NYC) ● Occupy Philly ● OCCUPY General Assembly (NYC) ● Occupy DC Now ● Occupy DC Criminal Injustice Committee ● Occupy the Hood ● Decarcerate PA ● Supporting Prisoners and Acting for Radical Change ● Millions for Mumia/Int'l Action Center ● dead prez (Sticman and M1) ● John Carlos ● Talib Kweli ● Immortal Technique ● Angela Davis ● Danny Glover ● Alice Walker ● Francis Pixen ● Amiri Baraka ● Marc Lamont Hill ● Cornell West ● Vijay Prashad ● Norman Finkelstein ● ANSWER Coalition ● Prison Radio

For more info, call 215.600.6626 or send an email to info@occupythejusticedepartment.com.
Media inquiries are directed to Chantel Bell or April R. Silver at AKILA WORKSONGS at 718.756.8501 or pr@akilaworksongs.com

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Reply DANNY GLOVER, FRANCES FOX PIVEN, M1 OF DEAD PREZ AND OTHERS WILL "OCCUPY THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT" (Original post)
Omaha Steve Apr 2012 OP
think Apr 2012 #1
AtomicKitten Apr 2012 #2
cali Apr 2012 #3
SlimJimmy Apr 2012 #4
zappaman Apr 2012 #5
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #6
arthritisR_US Apr 2012 #7
RZM Apr 2012 #8
Great Caesars Ghost Apr 2012 #9

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:27 AM

1. K&R

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 04:20 AM

2. Add to your list of core demands: Prosecute Bush/Cheney.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 04:29 AM

3. Good luck with that.

I see this as such a waste of time and energy- and yes I've reviewed the case. I believe they should focus on "the hundreds of others" instead of making Abu-Jamal the focus.

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 09:09 AM

4. +1 I've reviewed the case as well and agree with your viewpoint.

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 12:53 PM

5. +1

The guy is a cop killer, plain and simple.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 01:49 PM

6. ttt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 01:55 PM

7. k&r!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 04:08 PM

8. Norman Finkelstein is a Mumia fan?

 

I did not know that.

I think Mumia is probably guilty, BTW.

And is the 'Francis Pixen' on the bottom supposed to be 'Francis Fox Piven?'

They spelled Cornel West's name wrong too (it only has one 'L').

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 04:27 PM

9. If I was running for office, I'd keep my distance from subjects like this.

 

Even though I believe with no doubt there was shenanigans in the Mumia case, this will not go over well with voters.

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