Saturday, December 31, 2016

Sign the petition urging the Attorney General to free the Move 9

In recent years, numerous instances of racial profiling, civil rights violations and use of excessive police force have been investigated. The case of the Move 9 is widely acknowledged as a racially charged incident. Despite substantial evidence of their innocence and the lengthy time served, they remain incarcerated. For this reason, many are calling on the U.S. Attorney General to open a rigorous investigation into this case, and advocating for their release on parole.

Read the full text and sign the petition, where you can also share it on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

To My Sister's

On The Move

Hi Janet, Neen, Debbie, and Merle How's my sister's doing , strong right , I'm still sitting here looking at a picture of y'all from muncy with Swella , Ria, Bert , and Mona in it Damm my sisters are beautiful , inside and out . I got to thinking of some of the fun we had playing jokes on each other and the car wash we had , I love y'all and miss y'all a whole lot , but I know the bond of love and family still keeps us connected ! LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA ain't this something , we been so called separated , for 38 years but we are closer now than when these system people put us in these jails ,we still United, still giving and sharing love and family , we've grown strong together, helping each other to keep their eyes and minds on what's important , life , health , revolution that creates, togetherness , builds harmony , bonds us all together , in MOVE , and those not in MOVE as we are all connected thru the bond of life created by MOMMA , GOD THE CREATOR! LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA . I want y'all to never forget , you are loved , you are missed and will always have family to turn to hear me , I love you Debbie , I love you Merle , I love you Janet, I love you Neen , I love my family and always will , take care of each other hear , hold on to each other , care for each other , this is what family is all about ! On The Move Y'all , We will see each other !

On The Move

LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA !

Eddie Africa

Friday, October 21, 2016

New Article By The Move 9

The Move 9 Have been eligible for Parole since August 2008, After being in prison for 30 years . We have repeatedly been denied  . In June  of this year (2016) , we were denied parole again , for a total of ten years past the time we should have been released . One of the reasons the parole board gave to justify not releasing us is that we are a threat to the safety of the community . This is not true . People are not afraid of Move People . Move People ain't strangling people to death , shooting people in the back . It ain't MOVE that killed a man in front of his fiancĂ© and four year old child . MOVE is not drive by shooting , or terrorizing folks in the community. It's the community who is faxing , emailing , and calling the parole board asking for our release on parole .

It is The Parole Board And D.A. John Straub who continue to deny our release for no valid reason . On August 8th 1978, hundreds of cops attacked our home at 3:00am in the morning trying to kill us , They couldn't kill us that day , so they are trying to finish the job in these prisons but understand -John Straub and The Parole Board are not justified . MOVE did not go out to The Police's house to do them harm . The Cops came to our house , because a judge sent them to our house to serve bench warrants for not appearing in court not for rape , murder, kidnapping,or abuse but for not appearing in court for a civil matter.Understand this , hundreds of cops were sent to our home , while we were asleep , dressed in swat gear , armed with all type of weaponry , semi -automatic weapons, fire fighters , , smoke bombs , tear gas , a deluge gun, a crane and a bulldozer to serve bench warrants , for a housing code violation .

It was The Police who came to MOVE'S premise . They came armed to the teeth and in their frenzy to kill MOVE , they killed one of their own, and condemned us for it . We are not making this up . The evidence is clear . The whole world witnessed the attack on the MOVE house May 13th 1985 , where the house was bombed into a blazing inferno, the 6 adults were shot and killed  and the 5 children were shot back into the house by police as they tried to escape the burning flames where they died . These are proven Facts . During the cities investigation hearing , It was ruled that the cops used excessive force and the killings were wrongful deaths . Those children were our children in that house that day , yet not one cop or official connected to the bombing of our family were held accountable , responsible for these deaths like the parole board is telling The Move 9 we have to take responsibility for a crime when The District Attorney never proved MOVE had killed a police officer .

We have no weapons charges and the judge admitted on public radio to the caller,Mumia Abu Jamal ,that he didn't have the faintest idea who shot the police officer . It's a fact that world renowned forensic experts Dr Ali Hameli and Claus Speth ruled the deathsof the children HOMICIDES in a scathing report against the city , submitted to the assistant District Attorney Joan  Weimer and the grand jury did nothing . The Move 9 have spent almost 40 years in prison for killing a cop , with no real proof . The whole world saw the Philadelphia police murder our children , and family , and they have not spent a day in prison for it but what is the difference in these lives ? Does a MOVE child not bleed , when they are shot ? Does a MOVE parent not feel pain when their baby is killed , just because they are not cops or officials . Does the murder of a MOVE child , pain of MOVE parent , heartache of a black person's suffering still fall on death ears like the slaves who cried out when their babies , women,and men were sold , killed, whipped by slave owners . Ask yourself . Things May seem to have changed since those awful days , but the mentality is still very much existing . Just look around , and listen . Black lives (Don't ) Matter . That's why these cops are getting away with killing Black Men ,Women, and Children. That's why The Move 9 are still in prison almost 40 years for killing a cop , and the cops responsible for killing 11 MOVE people , 5 of them children , are walking around like they are clean and without guilt . It's the mentality that makes them feel nothing after killing people . Because to them MOVE lives (Don't ) matter . It's time for everybody to start speaking freely in protest of all this free wheeling injustice . People must understand this necessity of speaking out now . 

We are asking for people to sign The Petition we have aimed at United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that The United States Justice Dept open up an investigation into the ongoing and wrongful imprisonment of The Move 9 .People can sign the petition at Https://causes.com/92454-free-the-move-9 Speak out with the understanding that when speaking of MOVE , you are speaking up for yourself . It can't get better for MOVE without getting better for you 


Looking Forward To The May 2017 MOVE Conference In Philadelphia 

Ona Move 

The Move 9 

For More Info People Can Go To 

Move 9 Paroleblogspot.com
Justice For The Move 9/Facebook 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Twitter Storm On August 8th 2016 Demand The Justice Dept Take Action

Ona Move

August 8th  2016  will officially mark 38 years since innocent MOVE Members have been unjustly jailed in Pennsylvania state prisons . The Position Of THE  MOVE ORGANIZATION and SUPPORTERS of MOVE has not changed and that position is our family is innocent and we want them home and will not stop fighting until they are home . In 1998 Our  Sister  Merle Africa died in prison under mysterious circumstances . In 2015 Our Brother Phil Africa  died in prison under mysterious circumstances . From the period of 2008 to as recent as June of 2016 all of our people have been denied parole on what seems to be a questionable bias issue .

In May of 2015 Supporters Of The Move 9 put together a petition aimed at United States Attorney General  Loretta Lynch demanding an investigation into the wrongful ongoing imprisonment of The Move 9 .  There are many key figures that can cite an investigation into this case by The US Justice Dept

(1) The Destruction Of The Move House by Police On August 8th 1978 .
The House was the scene of The Crime

(2) The Beating Of Delbert Africa By Philadelphia Police on August 8th 1978
Delbert was visibly unarmed when he was beaten by police therefore his civil rights
Were violated .

(3) No Move Members were charged with weapons charges after their arrest

(4) After Sentencing Move Members To 30-100 years in prison the trial judge the late Edwin S.Malmed admitted on public radio that he had the faintest idea who killed officer James Ramp .

He in fact stated that he was sentencing Move Members to prison time for no other reason than being committed MOVE Members .


We are calling on everyone who is on twitter to participate in our twitter storm on August 8th 2016 as we garner more signatures for The Justice Dept Petition . Here is the link for The Petition for people to sign on https://www.causes.com/campaigns/92454-free-the-move-9 . This link can also be shared as well so let's make this the last anniversary of The imprisonment Of The Move 9 . On August 8th 2016 follow the hashtag Free The  Move 9 .

Ona Move
Illy
Margie
Orie

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Debbie Africa Denied Parole

As expected this past week The Pennsylvania Parole Board denied parole for our Sister Debbie Africa  and gave her a two year hit .  A week and a half ago The Pennsylvania Parole Board as well denied parole for both Janet and Janine Africa giving them both a two year hit as well . The recent parole denials are nothing more than yet another pathetic attempt by this Government to try and break our sisters . This attempt by this Government has not and will not Break our Sisters because they are Strong , Secure, and Committed Revolutionary Women thanks to JOHN AFRICA The FOUNDER and COORDINATOR  Of THE MOVE ORGANIZATION . 

Our sisters are remaining strong and have not given up in their fight for REVOLUTION  and this is an encouraging example for us all to keep fighting . By no means are these recent denials a defeat for us but this gives us more fuel, more fire, to keep exposing this issue with The Pa Parole Board And The Fraternal Order Of Police . This fight is far from over as we now prepare for The August 2016 parole hearing for our Brother Michael Africa and The now 2018 parole hearings for Delbert , Eddie , Janet , Janine , and Debbie Africa . So as was stated earlier this fight is FAR FROM OVER and we are not letting up not one bit and we will continue to work to bring our family home .

We will soon post  our next course of action as it relates to the illegal parole denials of The Move 9 . In the meantime we continue to urge people to sign and share the official petition we have aimed at The United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging an investigation into The Wrongful and Ongoing Imprisonment of The move 9 . People can sign by going to the link https://www.causes.com/campaigns/92454-free-the-move-9.
Also This August 8th 2016 on the 38 Anniversary of The arrest of The Move 9 we will be putting together a twitter storm to obtain our goal of 25,000 signatures for The Us Justice Department petition for an investigation into the wrongful imprisonment issue . 

In the meantime we urge people to stay strong and keep fighting 

Ona Move 

Orie 

For More Info People Can Go To 

Move 9 Paroleblogspot .com
Justice For The Move 9 / Facebook 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Janet and Janine Africa Denied Parole Take Action This Tuesday 6/7/16

We received word late last night from our sister Janet Africa that her self and Janine Africa were both denied parole and given a two year hit . We do not have all of the specifics into why they were denied parole as that will be released in the next couple of days but in the meantime we will continue with our course of action . As we made it clear in January officials will no longer be allowed to get away with this as the pressure over the issue of parole has picked up . we are urging people to take action this Tuesday June 7th as we will continue to keep the pressure on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf the same man who said that much needed changes are needed with the Pennsylvania parole board and we will now focus our attention to The Attorney General Of Pennsylvania Kathleen Kane as we are now calling for a criminal investigation into the illegal actions of The Pennsylvania Parole Board and their questionable working relationship with The Fraternal Order Of Police .

From 9:00am to 12:00 Noon 
Call , Fax, Email , or Tweet  Pa Governor Tom Wolf at 
(P) (717) 787-2500
(F) (717) 772-8284
(Email) pa.gov (contact page) 
Twitter  @ Governor Tom Wolf 

Reach out to Governor and inquire into why Janet (Holloway) Africa 006308 and Janine (Phillips ) Africa 006309 were both denied parole and why has he allowed these continued illegal denials to continue when he oversees and has responsibility over the same parole board in which he himself has called for reform over .

From 1:00pm to 4:00pm 
Call or tweet the office Of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane 
(P) (717) 787-3391
Twitter @Pa Attorney General 

Reach out to her office and inquire why from a period of 2008 thru 2016 have former police officers and former law enforcement officials been allowed to review a case that revolves around the murder of a police officer and how can an outside organization like The Fraternal Order Of Police have a say so over the parole review of Move Political Prisoners .
We are demanding a complete criminal investigation into the illegal parole denials of The Move 9 Janet (Holloway) Africa 006308 Janine (Phillips) Africa 006309 William (Phillips) Africa am4984 (now deceased) Delbert (Orr) Africa am4985 Edward (Goodman) Africa am4974 Michael (Davis) Africa am4973 From  2008 to the present   .

We have yet to receive word on a decision for Debbie Africa but we expect the same outcome as well As we continue our fight against The Pa Parole Board we we are still pushing for The United States Justice Department to investigate the unjust and ongoing imprisonment of The Move 9 . To Sign The Petition people can go to 


This System is under a tremendous amount of pressure over this issue and we are not going to let up this is a fight that we are determined to win and will win by no means is this recent parole denials of our two sisters a setback . It's giving us more energy and fire to keep fighting The Parole Board and Fraternal Order Of Police .

Ona Move 
Orie 

For More Info People Can Go To 

Move 9 Paroleblogspot .com

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This Thursday May 26th 2016

It is expected that during the month of June 2016 The Pennsylvania Parole Board  will release a decision in regards to whether The Move 9 Sisters will be granted or denied parole . Really this Government has already made the decision in regards to parole for our sisters and they are now stalling to release the decision due to the pressure they have on them in regards to the unjust and continuing imprisonment of MOVE Political Prisoners . We have to keep the Pressure on The Pa Parole Board And Pa Governor Tom Wolf  over this issue of our family being illegally denied parole . We are calling on all people interested   In freedom and justice to stand in solidarity in demanding parole for The Move 9 Sisters this Thursday May 26th 2016 .

From 9:00 am  to 12 Noon  Call , Tweet , Fax , and Email The Office Of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf 

(P) (717) 787-2500 
(F) (717) 772-8284
(Email) Pa.gov(contact page) 
Twitter @ Governor Tom Wolf 


From 1:00pm To 5:00pm  Call or email The Pa Parole Board 

(P) (717) 772-4343 
(Email)  Ra-pbppopc@pa.gov

The Demand is clear and has not changed we want the immediate parole of Janet (Holloway) Africa 006308 , Janine (Phillips) Africa 006309 , and Debbie (Sims) Africa 006307 .

This is a matter that we are not backing down from and will continue to make an issue of this and to keep the pressure on the Parole Board and Governor . Our sisters were never even charged with weapons charges when convicted in 1980. All three of our sisters were given the recommendation of their institution on various occasions at least 99 Percent of the time when an inmate is recommended for parole by the institution they are in they are paroled by the board but not when it comes to our sisters and brothers of The Move 9. 

Ona Move 

The Justice And Accountability  Campaign 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Specia Thank You From The Move 9 Sisters

As we await word on the status of the recent parole hearings for our sisters we just wanted to send everyone a thank you letter that our sisters wrote for everyone  we will keep everyone posted on our next plan of action  - Orie


We want to let all of our supporters know that we appreciate the work y'all are doing is being felt , having an impact  and putting pressure on this system to do right by MOVE. During our recent parole hearing , the board members commented on the letters , the calls, and emails they got from here and around the world in support of MOVE. Your calls and emails to the parole board and governors office on the day of our hearing shut their communications system down LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA !  It's motivating and encouraging having y'all in our corner . We will stay strong despite the parole board , despite this system . They will never stop THE MOVE ORGANIZATION .

On The Move 

Debbie, Janet , And Janine  Africa


 LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA FOREVER !!!!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Update On The May 12th 2016 Parole Hearings For The Move 9 Sisters

Ona Move
This was a short note that Debbie sent me today via email we will keep people updated in the next couple of days for our next course of action
Ona Move
Orie
Went to parole hearing, all 3 of us. It went good, as far as we're concerned. between the three of us, we got to talk, put out a lot of MOVE Belief from what started May 20th that lead to Aug. 8. To what our belief is about, to how MOVE DONT, DONT HATE COPS. In fact a lot of cops were very supportive of MOVE during the May 20 confrontation, would listen to Move people talk about our plight, for hours and understood Move... The interviewees were Ms. Lebenne in person, and Mr. McCray, on the TV screen,who were very unantagonistic. That aint no word, I don't think but, you get my meaning. They were not antagonistic at all, which made it easier to deal with all the way around, especially with tomorrow being May13. We all felt satisfied that we did good. LLJA
Ona Move Debbie Africa

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Move 9 Sisters Will See The Parole Board This Thursday May 12th 2016



We Just Received word tonight that Janet , Janine , and Debbie Africa will be seen by The Pennsylvania Parole Board this Thursday May 12th 2016 . As usual The Pa Parole are trying to give yet another quick and short notice for these parole hearings as they have done in the past with Debbie , Delbert and Eddie Africa . This is done as a result of the pressure they are under over this issue and THEY KNOW THE EYES OF PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE WATCHING . We already know they have been given their orders by The Fraternal Order Of Police but we as the people have our own job to do and that's to BRING OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS HOME TO THERE FAMILIES .
Also we want to point out yet another example of The Mental Games of the parole board as they have decided to give ours sisters their long awaited hearing the day before The 31st Anniversary Of The May 13th 1985 BOMBING AND MURDER OF ELEVEN MOVE MEMBERS SIX ADULTS AND FIVE CHILDREN . Two of The Children in that house on May 13th 1985 were The Children of Janet and Janine Africa . The Pennsylvania Parole Board has shown another level of callousness and how low they truly are . This is just another tactic by this system to try and hurt our Family but thanks to THE TEACHINGS OF THE FOUNDER AND COORDINATOR OF THE MOVE ORGANIZATION JOHN AFRICA OUR SISTERS JUST LIKE OTHER MOVE PEOPLE ARE STRONG AND WILL NOT BE SWAYED BY THIS TACTIC LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA FOREVER !!!!!.
We are asking people to stand in solidarity with our sisters this Thursday May 12th 2016 .
From 9:00am to 1:00pm
Call Or Email The Pa Parole Board At
(717) 772-4343 or Email Ra-pbppoc@Pa.gov
Then From 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Call , Fax ,Tweet, and Email Pa Governor Tom Wolf
(P) (717) 772-2509
(F) (717) 772-8284
Email pa.gov(contact)
Twitter @Governor Tom Wolf
The Demand is parole For the Move 9 sisters
Debbie (Sims) Africa 006307
Janet (Holloway) Africa 006308
Janine (Phillips) Africa 006309
If People are on Facebook we are asking people to change their profile pic of this picture with the women to show solidarity with their hearing this Thursday . The Pba and The Fop have lobbied for years against parole for political prisoners now this Thursday May 12th will be the peoples turn to lobby in support of parole for our political Prisoners . We have also received word that our Brother Michael Africa had appealed his 2014 parole denial in which he was given a five year hit . Michael has won his appeal and will appear before the parole board in August 2016 instead of December 2019 . So we still have some serious work to do to bring our family home immediately .
Ona Move
The Justice And Accountability Campaign

People's Organization For Progress Supports Parole For The Move 9 Sisters

May 10, 2016
 
Board of Probation and Parole
Attn: Inmate Inquiry
Re:Parole Bids for Debbie Africa (006307),
Janet Holloway Africa (006308) and Janine Africa (006309)
 
Dear Members of the Parole Board,
The People’s Organization for Progress, a social justice organization in New Jersey, respectfully wishes to implore you to grant the women of MOVE parole for both humanitarian reasons and in the interests of justice.
 
Debbie Africa (006307), Janine Africa (006309) and Janet Holloway Africa (006308) have been in prison since 1978, or 38 years each.
 
They have been model prisoners. They pose no threat to society. For these and other reasons, especially to need to move past the heavily biased circumstances that landed them in prison in the first place, it is our expressed view that these women should be paroled and allowed to return to their families.
 
Sincerely,
 
Lawrence Hamm,
Chairman

The Malcolm X Commemoration Commitee Supports Parole For The Move 9 Sisters

THE MALCOLM X COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE
“We have a common oppressor, a common exploiter, and a common discriminator…Once we all realize that we have a common enemy, 
then we unite, on the basis of what we have in common…"
Malcolm X—Message to the Grass Roots
May 10th, 2016
 
Board of Probation and Parole
Attn: Inmate Inquiry
Re:Parole Bids for Debbie Africa (006307),
Janet Holloway Africa (006308) and Janine Africa (006309)
 
Greetings,
 
The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee, an International NY based Human Rights Project, wishes to join the chorus of humanitarian voices from around the world imploring the release of the MOVE women, Janet Holloway Africa (006308), Janine Africa (006309) and Debbie Africa (006307), on parole at the prescribed time.
 
We believe that these women, who have been model prisoners and who have each served 38 years, should be released for humanitarian reasons and in the interests of justice.
 
It is clear that these women could not have killed Officer Rapp on that fateful day in 1978. His death was tragedy that appears to have more a consequence of an accident, or of what would now be called ‘friendly fire.’ To have these women and the other MOVE prisoners to continue to languish in prison is to clearly and wrongheadedly bind us all to the polarizing biased environment that triggered that incident and others like it both before and after that fateful day. We say that the time for healing, tolerance and reconciliation is now.
 
For these reasons, and in the interests of justice, we implore you to grant them their release upon parole now…
 
Respectfully,
Zayid Muhammad, MXCC press officer
Cc: Dequi Kioni Sadiki, chair

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Move Sisters Will See The Parole Board This Thursday May 12th 2016

 We Just Received word tonight that Janet , Janine , and Debbie Africa  will be seen by The    Pennsylvania Parole Board this Thursday May 12th 2016 . As usual The Pa Parole are trying to give yet another quick and short notice for these parole hearings as they have done in the past with Debbie , Delbert  and Eddie Africa . This is done as a result of the pressure they are under over this issue and THEY KNOW THE EYES OF PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE WATCHING . We already know they have been given their orders by The Fraternal Order Of Police but we as the people have our own job to do and that's to BRING OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS HOME TO THERE FAMILIES .

Also we want to point out yet  another example of The Mental Games of the parole board as they have decided to give ours sisters their long awaited hearing the day before The 31st Anniversary  Of The May 13th 1985 BOMBING AND MURDER OF ELEVEN MOVE MEMBERS SIX ADULTS AND FIVE CHILDREN . Two of The Children in that house on May 13th 1985 were The Children of Janet and Janine Africa . The Pennsylvania Parole Board has shown  another level of callousness and how low they truly are . This is just another tactic by this system to try and hurt our Family but thanks to THE TEACHINGS OF THE FOUNDER AND COORDINATOR OF THE MOVE ORGANIZATION JOHN AFRICA OUR SISTERS JUST LIKE OTHER MOVE PEOPLE ARE STRONG AND WILL NOT BE SWAYED BY THIS TACTIC LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA FOREVER !!!!!.

We are asking people to stand in solidarity with our sisters this Thursday May 12th 2016 .

From 9:00am to 1:00pm  
Call Or  Email The Pa Parole Board At 
(717) 772-4343 or Email Ra-pbppoc@Pa.gov

Then From 2:00pm to 5:00pm 
Call , Fax ,Tweet, and Email Pa Governor Tom Wolf 
(P) (717) 772-2509 
(F) (717) 772-8284 
Email pa.gov(contact) 
Twitter @Governor Tom Wolf 


The Demand is parole For the Move 9 sisters 
Debbie (Sims) Africa 006307 
Janet (Holloway) Africa 006308
Janine (Phillips) Africa 006309 

If People are on Facebook we are asking people to change their profile pic of this picture with the women to show solidarity with their hearing this Thursday . The Pba and The Fop have lobbied for years against parole for political prisoners now this Thursday May 12th will be the peoples turn to lobby in support of parole for our political Prisoners . We have also received word that our Brother Michael Africa had appealed his 2014 parole denial in which he was given a five year hit . Michael has won his appeal and will appear before the parole board in August 2016 instead of December 2019 . So we still have some serious work to do to bring our family home immediately .

Ona Move 

The Justice And Accountability Campaign 

For More Info 


Justice For The Move 9/Facebook 

Move 9 Paroleblogspot .com