Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Take A Stand For Mumia And Pa Prisoners

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION: 

The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home is seeking your support to caravan to Harrisburg, PA Wednesday, October 15 to fight the newest legislation created to silence the voice of PA prisoners.

Tomorrow, the PA Senate will vote on House bill HB2533 and Senate bill SB508.In the spirit of the "Mumia Exception," this legislation was fast tracked in direct response to the positive support Mumia received for his Goddard College commencement speech. This bill will make it illegal for prisoners to speak publicly AND sue those prisoners who do and the parties who assist them. 

This legislation was created to silence the voice of political prisoners like Mumia Abu Jamal, Lorenzo "Cat" Johnson and Russell Shoatz whose voices can be heard around the world, in spite of their physical captivity. Consider how much their voices have contributed to our intellectual heritage and collective growth. Consider all that we have learned about prison conditions and prisoner rights violations from the voices of the imprisoned.This bill will not only silence prisoner's voices, it will silence the voice of all those who want to hear them. Legislation like this reminds us that allbodies behind bars are political prisoners. 

The precedence of this repression legislation has far reaching implications for prisoners rights, freedom of speech, and our collective ability to take on the state. We need supporters go to Harrisburg to show physical support and accompany members of the MOVE family as they meet with legislators.If you can attend and or volunteer as a driver, please repsosnd to this email or call 267-259-1740. With enough support, we will rent vans from Philadelphia and NY .Tentative Philadelphia departture7:30am.



GET ON THE BUS


Pennsylvania legislators are trying to stop prisoners from speaking about their ideas and experiences. Last week, PA Representative Mike Vereb introduced a bill (HB2533) called the “Revictimization Relief Act,” which would allow victims, District Attorneys, and the Attorney General to sue people who have been convicted of “personal injury” crimes for speaking out publicly if it causes the victim of the crime “mental anguish.”The bill was written in response to political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s commencement speech at Goddard College, and is a clear attempt to silence Mumia and other prisoners and formerly incarcerated people. We believe that this legislation is not actually an attempt to help victims, but acynical move by legislators to stop people in prison from speaking out against an unjust system.

While to us this seems like a clear violation of the first amendment, unfortunately the PA General Assembly doesn’t appear to agree, and they have fast-tracked the bill for approval and amended another bill (SB508) to include the same language. The legislation could be voted on as early as Wednesday.

If this bill passes, it will be a huge blow to the movement against mass incarceration. People inside prisons play a leading role in these struggles, and their perspectives, analysis, and strategies are essential to our work. Incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people who write books, contribute to newspapers, or even write for our Voices from the Inside section would run the risk of legal consequences just for sharing their ideas.

That’s why we are asking you to take action Pennsylvania legislators are trying to stop prisoners from speaking about their ideas and experiences. Last week, PA Representative Mike Vereb introduced a bill (HB2533) called the “Revictimization Relief Act,” which would allow victims, District Attorneys, and the Attorney General to sue people who have been convicted of “personal injury” crimes for speaking out publicly if it causes the victim of the crime “mental anguish.”The bill was written in response to political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s commencement speech at Goddard College, and is a clear attempt to silence Mumia and other prisoners and formerly incarcerated people. We believe that this legislation is not actually an attempt to help victims, but acynical move by legislators to stop people in prison from speaking out against an unjust system.

While to us this seems like a clear violation of the first amendment, unfortunately the PA General Assembly doesn’t appear to agree, and they have fast-tracked the bill for approval and amended another bill (SB508) to include the same language. The legislation could be voted on as early as Wednesday.

If this bill passes, it will be a huge blow to the movement against mass incarceration. People inside prisons play a leading role in these struggles, and their perspectives, analysis, and strategies are essential to our work. Incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people who write books, contribute to newspapers, or even write for our Voices from the Inside section would run the risk of legal consequences just for sharing their ideas.

That’s why we are asking you to take action TUESDAY OCTOBER 14 by calling Pennsylvania lawmakers to tell them that prisoners should not be denied the right to speak.

Please call your legislators and demand that they vote NO on HB2533 and SB508. You can look up contact information at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/.

We are also asking folks to call the following Senate leaders and ask them to stop the bill from moving forward:

Senate Majority Whip Pat Browne (717) 787-1349
Senate Minority Whip Anthony Williams (717) 787-5970
Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (717) 787-4712
Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (717) 787-7683

Check back soon for talking points and call scripts!

- See more at: http://decarceratepa.info/freespeech#sthash.jnhxj5Nf.dpu by calling Pennsylvania lawmakers to tell them that prisoners should not be denied the right to speak.

Please call your legislators and demand that they vote NO on HB2533 and SB508. You can look up contact information at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/.

We are also asking folks to call the following Senate leaders and ask them to stop the bill from moving forward:

Senate Majority Whip Pat Browne (717) 787-1349
Senate Minority Whip Anthony Williams (717) 787-5970
Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (717) 787-4712
Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (717) 787-7683

Check back soon for talking points and call scripts!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Eddie Africa Solidarity Week.

Ona Move

The PA Parole Board  feels that they are in a position to do wrong and get away with it in regards to the illegal and unjust parole denials of The Move 9. They are crazy if they think they can do this and their will not be a public outcry is just crazy . For The past year now we have tied up the phone lines of The Parole Board every Monday, we have sent them hundreds of letters and postcards demanding
The release of The Move 9, We have exposed their illegal actions and their connection to the police in the media. This has gone on  for a year now and WE ARE MAKING IT CLEAR THAT WE AINT STOPPING ! We are continuing our campaign against The PA Parole Board  in exposing Their Crooked Corrupt Asses and we are even more determined to win parole for our MOVE Brothers and Sisters that they are holding hostage under the orders of The Fraternal Order Of  Police .

This Monday October 6th officially kicks off Eddie Africa Solidarity Week. We are asking people all over the world  to call The Pa a Parole Board Monday October 6th thru Friday October 10th  and demand parole for Edward (Goodman) Africa Am -4974 . You can reach The Parole Board at (717) 772-4343 . This is a critical time right now and we have to continue to keep the pressure on these misfits so call and let them know you are watching them and this hearing and demand immediate parole for Edward (Goodman) Africa Am-4974 . The Pa Parole Board can be reached at again (717) 772-4344



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Support Parole For Eddie Africa

We are asking for your support at this critical stage to secure the freedom Eddie deserves.  Feel free to use the sample letter below and write in your own words.

NOTE: Please send all letters of support to Orie Ross, P.O. Box 575, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108-0575 so they can be reviewed and sent to the Board.  If possible, please send your letter so it arrives by Monday, September 29th.  The final deadline for letters will be Friday, October 24th.

Sample Letter:


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Debbie Africa Denied Parole

Ona Move 

The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Parole Board and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, have gone all out to ensure that innocent Move Members stay in prison for the rest of their lives. Despite having employment and housing both established, an excellent prison conduct record, and letters of support from people all over the world, the PA Parole Board, under the orders of the Fraternal Order of Police, denied Debbie Africa parole for the sixth time.

View Debbie's denial below:

Monday, July 28, 2014

Conspiratorial Posture by the District Attorney's Office Aimed at Move by Janet Africa

History

The MOVE ORGANIZATION surfaced in the early 1970's; we initiated hundreds of peaceful demonstrations against institutions that exploit, abuse, and murder children, the elderly, animals, and the environment. We brought out in the open the abusive state owned and privately run homes for orphaned/problem children, and the infirm elderly; we protested animal experimental laboratories, big industrial corporations that poison the air, water, and soil daily. We went into each situation equipped with our belief, THE TEACHING OF JOHN AFRICA, to right the wrong that was being done, which no one could refute.

The people running these institutions would call the cops on us and they would automatically take sides with these institutions and physically assault MOVE People. They would lock us up, beat us up and put all kinds of trumped up charges on us to keep us in jail. This is how MOVE first got involved with the police and court system. MOVE spoke out against the abuse, successfully bringing attention on police brutality in Philadelphia. The police began a concerted campaign of harassment and abuse against MOVE. This is when the conspiracy against MOVE started. Between 1973-1977, MOVE people were arrested and beaten hundreds of times, MOVE women were beaten into miscarriages, five of our babies were murdered .

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Move 9 Monday's Hold Seth Williams Accountable .

Ona Move 

It has been close to one year now and The Justice and Accountability Campaign is still in full swing. The PA Parole Board has been fully exposed on the issue of them keeping innocent Move people in prison six years past their minimum sentence. The Fraternal Order of Police and other police unions have now gone quiet over the issue of parole for The Move 9 with their public smear campaign.

There is still one culprit that has to be held accountable in his role in helping to keep to keep Move people in prison, and that is Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.

As we stated in an earlier statement Seth Williams from 2010 - to the present day has consistently given negative parole recommendations against parole for The Move 9. The question you may ask is what is this based on?
This Government is using Seth Williams as their self-appointed hit man as it did Wilson Goode in 1985. In 1985, this government dropped a bomb on the Move Organization killing six adults and five children. Wilson Goode, the city's first Black Mayor, was placed in this position by this Government to drop a bomb on the house of the Move Organization and murder six adults and five children so that race would not be an issue.

Now, in 2014, this government's new appointed hit man for hire, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, is being used to help keep Move People in prison so race won't be seen as an issue cause he is black. Whats worse is that this sellout is happy with the job that this Government has given him. We are not fooled by this ploy and the public should not be fooled by this not one bit. 

Enough is Enough starting this Monday 6/30, and every Monday this summer until Monday 8/25, we are asking people to call The Office Of The Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams at his office and hold him accountable for his role in keeping innocent Move People in prison. Call his office at (215) 686-8000 extension 3, and demand the release of Move Political Prisoners. Let your voices be heard now is the time.

Ona Move 

The Justice And Accountability Campaign
For More Info You Can Contact Rebelchild170@ aol.com

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Philadelphia DA is Holding the Move 9 Hostage

For close to one year now we have been focused on exposing the Pennsylvania Parole Board's illegal and unjust parole denials of The Move 9. We have exposed the police and their role in the influence of the parole denials and have also exposed the role of both Randy Feathers and Lloyd White two former police officers who now sit on the Pennsylvania Parole Board and over the parole hearings of The Move 9.

The one aspect that has yet to be exposed until now is that is the role of the Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. Since taking office in 2010 Seth Williams for a period of four years 2010-2014 has given negative parole recommendations to the PA Parole Board regarding parole for The Move 9. Seth Williams in fact stated that this would be a blatant disregard for the law if the Move 9 were to be paroled.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Update on Debbie's Hearing

As of now, we are under the impression that Debbie's hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 13th.  On the 29th anniversary of State and City Officials outright blatant murder of 11 Move men, women, and children the parole board has decided to give Debbie her hearing.

On May 12th and May 13th, we are calling for people to Occupy the Phone Lines of the PA Parole Board in support of Parole For Debbie (Sims) Africa 006307. Call the PA Parole Board at (717) 772-4343 and Demand Parole for Our Sister. Talking points are here.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Start Making Your Calls

Ona Move Everyone !

It was brought to our attention that Debbie (Sims) Africa 006307 was notified in late April that she might have an early parole hearing.  We find this to be very strange because Debbie's hearing wasn't set until some time in late May.  

The Parole Board may be giving Debbie an early hearing to divert supporters and sweep what they do under the rug. They are under a tremendous amount of pressure over the issue of The Move 9 and Parole and now they are trying to push their illegal denials of Move people under the radar and out the eyes of the general public. We are not fools and we see exactly what these legalized misfits are up to.

Since it takes a few weeks to a month for the Board to make an official decision after a parole hearing, we need people to start flooding the phone lines of The PA Parole Board and demand parole for Debbie (Sims) Africa 006307. We need The lines flooded for the next three days including the weekend when they are closed. Leave a message on their voicemail in regards to Debbie getting parole. The PA Parole Board can be reached at (717) 772-4343 24 hours a day seven days a week whether it's a live person or a voicemail.

It's clear that The PA Parole Board has been monitoring our actions and is trying it's best to stay a step ahead of us. Our National Solidarity Week for Debbie is still set for May 5th thru May 9th. For people to call The Parole Board in support of Debbie, but due to the situation we are calling now to hold these misfits accountable for what they are trying to do. 

let's get ona move everyone.

Ona Move 

Orie, Mona, Ann, Illy, Margie

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Debbie Africa Parole Solidarity Week

Ona Move Everybody !

First, we would just like to thank all the people who took the time to write 
letters in support of Parole for Debbie (Sims) Africa 006307.  We are upping the ante in this parole campaign and intend to keep the Pressure on the PA Parole Board until Debbie and the rest of the Move 9 are released from prison.

Since 2008 The Parole Board has played continuous games with the lives and release of our family. Well, Enough is Enough! The games are now over.

We are officially announcing Debbie Africa Solidarity Week which will 
be taking place May 5th thru May 9th. It's this simple: We are asking that
during that week people call the PA Parole Board at (717) 772-4343
and demand the immediate parole of Debbie (Sims) Africa 006307. Here 
are some key points that you can make when you call in.

Debbie 
(1) Has received a positive recommendation from both the Warden and Superintendent of her prison for parole.

(2) Debbie has employment and housing both set up for her if she is paroled.

(3) Debbie has an excellent prison conduct record.

These are just some of the points that people can make.
So don't forget to make those calls at (717) 772-4343.

Ona Move 

Orie, Mona, Ann, Illy, and Margie

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sample letter for Debbie's Parole


Please either write a parole support letter for Debbie in your own words, or right-click on the sample letter below to download and print.  Just add your name and address in the upper right corner and signature at the bottom.  Even though the letter is addressed to the Parole Board, send your letter to The Move Organization at P.O. Box 19709, Philadelphia, PA 19143 so they can be collected before they are passed on to the Board. 
Please make sure your letter arrives by May 4th.




 



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thank You

Hey we just wanted to send out a special thank you to all of the people who took the time out to read The Move 9 Chronicles. We would like to thank the the different people in France who read and reported the info, our supporters in Mexico City and here in the states who reported our info, our good friends from The NYC Coalition to Free Mumia Abu Jamal Coalition and NYC Jericho as well. We couldn't write this without acknowledging sister Margie from South Brooklyn ABCF for The wonderful pieces that she contributed on her recent visits with Chuck and Mike Africa.

By reading the Chronicles, people can see why we feel the way we do about The Move 9 and why we are fighting so hard to bring them home. So don't forget to make your calls to the PA Parole Board every Monday to demand the release of The Move 9. You can reach the PA Parole Board at (717) 772-4343. Call get involved and get ona move for The Move 9.