Tuesday, February 21, 2017

National Day Of Action Demanding Clean Water In Pa Prison'S



Since August of 2016, Mumia Abu-Jamal and other Inmates at the State Correctional Facility in Mahanoy, Pennsylvania, have been plagued withunsafe drinking and bath water. 
For several months now, inmates have complained about brown, oily water in both the showers and the faucets of their cells. This has been an on-and-off problem from August 2016 to this very day. One of the inmates at SCI Mahonoy, Lorenzo Cat Johnson, when asked of the matter, statedthat one week the water seems good and another week, when run, the water seems to go from the color gray to the color brown.
As recently as last week in a conversation with MOVE Political Prisoner Edward Africa, Eddie was asked what he did for water and he stated that he obtained his water from a hot water filter that was on his cellblock. So other than the alternative to obtain a little water from a hot water filter, men are being forced to shower and wash in brown water. Eddie stated that the only time inmates can get bottled water is when they are on a visit in the visiting room. All the while, prison staff are being provided bottled water at SCI Mahanoy and are being told not to drink the water because it's unsafe
Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is suffering from a very serious skin condition due to Hepatitis C, is required to take specialized baths in the prison infirmary, but has not been able to take these baths due to the water hazard. Grievances have been filed on this matter, but to no avail--the water situation has not been resolved.


On March 1, 2017, we are calling for a National Day of Action aimed at both Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel.
The power is in the hands of the people; the only way to make these officials respond is through massive public pressure, so we are upping the ante.

From 9 am to 12 noon, we are calling on people to callfax, and tweet theoffice of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

(Twitter) @Governor Tom Wolf 

From 1 to 3 pm, we are calling on people to call, email, and tweetDepartment of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. 

(Twitter) @john e Wetzel 

These Are the Demands: 

(1)  Inmates at SCI Mahanoy are provided immediately with clean waterboth for their bathing and other personal needs.

(2) An environmental Protection Agency testing othe water at both SCIMahonoy and SCI Frackville

(3Bottled water be provided immediately to inmates in all Correctional Facilities across Pennsylvania.

Let's keep the pressure on to get clean water for the men and womenacross Pennsylvania’s state prisons. 

The International Concerned Family and Friends oMumia Abu-Jamal 
The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home 
Workers World Party 
The International Action Center 
The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC) 
The MOVE Organization 
Philadelphia Coalition for Real Justice 

For more info, people can gthttp://www.freemumia.com.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Michael Africa Sr Denied Parole

Back In 2014 Our Brother Michael Africa Sr  went  before The Pennsylvania Parole Board and was as expected denied parole . What was even more sinister with this parole denial was the fact that Michael was given a five year hit . One of the reasons cited was that Michael was considered a threat to the safety of the community at large . Back in 2015 Michael had appealed this denial and was granted an appeal hearing that took place in August of 2016 . None the less after a six month wait mike was finally given word that he was again denied parole . We know that Michael was given a one year hit the reasons for this denial hasn't been cited yet but as usual we know the forces behind his denial .

A couple of weeks ago we brought to people's attention the background of Mark Koch one of the newest members of The Pennsylvania Parole Board. We exposed in full Mr. Koch's lifelong career in Law Enforcement and the Special Role he has played with The Fraternal Order Of Police . We exposed to people the danger in having someone of such a long storied background in law enforcement voting over the potential release of  parole for Move Political Prisoners . Mr Koch was one of The Parole Board Members who recently voted against parole for Michael as was to be expected . The Fraternal Order Of Police no longer have to lobby against parole for The Move 9 now that they have one of their members in place on the Pennsylvania Parole Board to do their work .

From 2012-2014 A former Board Member Randy Feathers voted against Parole For The Move 9 stating in their denial's that they were a risk to the safety of the community.Randy Feathers resigned from his position from the board  due to himself being involved in the recent kiddie porn scandal with recently convicted disgraced former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane . A man that's a risk to the safety of every child in the communities safety stated that our family risks a threat to the communities safety and cannot be paroled.
By the ending of the month our course of action will begin in the meantime we are asking people to Sign And Share the petition we have aimed at The United States Justice Dept calling for a civil rights investigation into the case of The Move 9 . People can sign the petition at https://www.causes.com/campaigns/92454-free-the-move-9.

Ona Move 

The Justice And Accountability Campaign 

For More Info 

Justice For The Move 9/Facebook 

Move 9 Paroleblogspot.com