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.

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

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Janet , Janine , and Debbie Africa In Solidarity With The Palestinian Struggle

Even though we have been in prison for over 37 years, we have never and will never give up the fight for freedom. Our fight is your fight because we want all of life to be free from the restricting confines of this system that causes so much pain and suffering.

We feel the tide is turning in the right direction every time we see groups of people working together for the common good of all living beings.

The power is in the people and the people have to realize this and use this power to free life, protect life. Life is the force that keep us alive.

Stay strong and we’re doing the same.
Ona Move
Janet, Janine and Debbie Africa - for all the MOVE prisoners

__________________________________________________

From a series of solidarity statements from US Political Prisoners to the people of Palestine
http://www.freedomarchives.org/Pal/PP%20Booklet%20Ar%20and%20Eng%20Web.pdf

published in a collection of letters brought to Palestine by a recent prison & labor solidarity delegation. Our colleagues at Birzeit University's Institute for Women's Studies translated the letters into Arabic.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Move 9 Solidarity Week May 2nd -May 6th 2016

During The Month of May 2016 our sisters Janet , Janine, And Debbie Africa are scheduled     to go before The Pa Parole Board . Although an exact date has not been set yet for May and the possibility of The Parole Board Delaying the hearing due to public pressure exists as in the three month delay of Eddie Africa a couple of months ago we will continue to up the anty in our fight to bring our sisters home .  Originally Monday May 2nd was supposed to be a day of action in which we email and call the parole board but instead of Move 9 Monday's May 2nd through May 6th 2016 will now be Move 9 Solidarity week .

We are asking people to call or email The Pennsylvania Parole Board this coming week and make the demand for Parole For The Move 9 Sisters 

Janet (Holloway) Africa 006308 
Debbie (Sims) Africa 006307
Janine (Phillips) Africa 006309 

People can Call Or Email The Parole Board At 
(717) 772-4343  or Ra-pbppopc@Pa.gov

Our Sisters in the past and now present have been given the recommendation for parole by the correctional institution they are in . They have all have employment and housing set up for them upon their parole and the support of the community local and abroad upon their parole . Despite All of this The Pa Parole Board under The Orders Of The Fraternal Order Of Police have voted against Parole in the past for our Sisters and Brothers . So from May 2nd through May 6th let's turn up the pressure on The Pennsylvania Parole Board . Also at this crucial time we are asking people to sign The Justice Department Petition for The Move 9 people can go to https://www.causes.com/campaigns/92454-free-the-move-9.

Ona Move 

The Justice And Accountability Campaign

For More Info People Can Go To 

Move 9 Paroleblogspot.com
Justice For The Move 9 Facebook 

Listing Of Endorsers Who Support Parole For The Move 9 Sisters 

The Nation Of Islam 
National Jericho Movement 
Burning Books Bookstore (Buffalo Ny) 
Philly Coalition For Real Justice 
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network 
NYC Friends Of Move 
Phoenix Friends Of Move 
Campaign To Bring Mumia Home 
New York Coalition To Free Mumia Abu Jamal 
Justice For The Dallas 6 Support Campaign 
California Coalition For Women's Prisoners .
Nickel City Housing Cooperative (Buffalo NY)
Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee (Philadelphia) 
Human Rights Coalition Fed Up 
Black Radical Organizing Committee 
Denver Anarchist Black Cross Federation
South Brooklyn Anarchist Black Cross Federation 
New York Anarchist Black Cross Federation 
Foundation Radio 
People's Action For Rights And Community 
Deborah Fay 
Pamela Fadem 
Quinon Brooker
Ingrid Hill (People's Organization For Progress) 
Ann Lamb (NYC Jericho) 
Kiilu Nyasha 
Melina Abdullah (Black Lives Matter) 
Cory Mac A' Ghobhain (Progress In Science)
Sababa Akil 
Roger Leisner (Radio Free Maine)
Claude Marks (Freedom Archives)
Judith Ackerman 
Abdul Haqq Islam 
Marilyn Kai Jewett
Rust Gilbert (bklyn ny)
Sophia Dawson 
Mmoja Ajabu 
Erica Mines 
Iz balatto (Guerilla Republik) 
Joan Gibbs Esq (Bklyn ny) 
Women in support of the million woman march incorporated 
Veterans legal foundation 
NYC Leonard peltier Support Campaign 
Cynthia McKinney 
Melvin Dill
Prison Radio 
Anti Racist Action La 
Dr. Suzanne W. Ross 
Michael Novick (National Board Of Pacifica) 
Milton Allimadi (Blackstar News) 
Dorsey Nunn (Prisoners With Children)