Monday, January 27, 2014

NYC Film Showing: February 12th feat. Ramona Africa

This event will likely also feature a call from Delbert Africa.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Move 9 Monday's Continues This Monday 1/27

Ona Move Everybody!

Just wanted to touch base with people to update them about where things are at with The Justice and Accountability Campaign. We just wrapped up our 12th and last radio show this past week for Move 9 media month where we did shows across the country which featured our sister and Move Political Prisoner Janine Africa. We did shows in NYC, Philly, Greensboro NC, Delaware, Atl, and other cities where the issue of the PA Parole Board and The Move 9 was addressed. Thank you again to all of the radio show hosts that hosted us.

The PA Parole Board is under a tremendous amount of pressure over the issue of The Move 9. People from all over the world are calling the parole board on Monday's questioning them over the illegal and biased parole denials of the Move 9. We are winning but we gotta stay consistent and keep the pressure on. So don't forget to make those calls this Monday 1/27. You can reach the parole board at (717) 772-4343. Call and demand the release of Move Political Prisoners and also question them about these key issues at hand:

(1) Why are Randy Feathers and Lloyd White two former police officers sitting over the parole hearings of a case that revolves around the frame up and murder of a police officer? This is a clear conflict of interest in these hearings.

(2) At least seven of the eight remaining move members in prison have all been recommended for parole by the wardens of their institutions and all of them have employment and housing set up for them when they are released. Despite all of this why is the parole board only focusing on the issue of the nature of the crime?

These are two key points to use. Also we want people to post their feed back on their calls to the comment box on the blog and also if they won't let you speak to any members of the board leave a message for them with your phone number and let us know if you got a call back and a response.

The PA Parole Board Can Be Reached At (717) 772-4343

Ona Move

Orie, Margie, Illy, and Mona

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Newark, NJ stands in support of The Move 9


Tonight, January 23rd, the New Black Panther Party’s national minister of culture Baba Zayid Muhammad will appear on WBAI 99.5FM ‘Education at the Crossroads’ at 7pm!

He will be joined by Ras Baraka, Sharon Smith and Annette Alston of the Newark Teachers Association. They will address the crisis in Newark schools as the community attempts to stop the school closures initiated by the polarizing state controlled schools czar Cami Anderson, the unnerving gun violence epidemic and an appreciation of global Newark legend, the late Amiri Baraka.

“I am humbled beyond on words to be asked to be on “Education at the Crossroads,” hosted by a man who is a legend in his own right, Basir Mchawi,” said Muhammad who is doubling now as media advocate for the bold Newark Anti-Violence Coalition. “I just wish we talking about something more positive, but make no mistake about it, this city (referring to Newark) is absolutely under siege,” he finished.


On Tuesday, January 28th, the New Black Panther Party will host the first of six monthly showings of what they are calling their “Black Power Film Series” with a special showing of the film ‘MOVE: Confrontation in Philadelphia,’ a film that captures the story of the 1978 police onslaught of the MOVE Organization and family.
The showings will all be at the REFAL Center (271 S. 9th Street, between S. Orange and 13th Avenues) on every fourth Tuesday. Doors open at 6:30pm.

A Philadelphia police officer James Ramp was killed in this massive armed onslaught by what clearly appears to have been ‘friendly fire.’ It also captures the savage police beating of Delbert Africa, upon his surrender. The surviving MOVE targets were all charged with Ramp’s death and are still in prison serving sentences of 30 years to life each.
The film showing is part of a national campaign to secure the release of the MOVE political prisoners on parole, and will feature area MOVE spokesman Orie Lumumba.

There is no admission for the meetings or for the showings. Donations will be requested.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Let Freedom Ring for Move Political Prisoners this Martin Luther King Jr Day

Call the Pennsylvania Parole Board this Monday 1/20/14.

Alright everyone, I just wanted to point out that even though the parole board will be closed this Monday 1/20, let's still call in and flood their voicemail with the demand of parole for Move political prisoners. The parole board is closed and celebrating the birthday of a great freedom fighter, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., however, they are celebrating a man who would have fought against the very injustice and crime that these legalized terrorists are committing against the Move 9.

Your help is needed - let's flood their voicemail at (717) 772-4343 and demand the release of the Move 9.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Move Film Showing This Saturday 1/18 In Philly 6pm

This Saturday January 18th at 6 pm, there will be a video showing of The Move Confrontation in Philadelphia.

Move & police during the 1978 confrontation outside Move headquarters.
There will also be a panel discussion featuring:

Ramona Africa, Move Minister of Communications
Only Adult Survivor of the May 13th, 1985 Bombing of Move

Abdul I Jon
Long Time Supporter Of Move

Kemah Washington
Son of the Late Father Paul Washington

Orie Lumumba
Long Time Move Supporter

The event will be held at Sweet Union Baptist Church - 1536 North 59th Street

For more info: (215) 386-1165

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Call-in to the Parole Board Every Monday!

CALL EVERY MONDAY throughout Spring 2014:
Board of Probation and Parole: (717) 772-4343

Use these talking points when speaking with the Board to pressure them to do the right thing and parole the Move prisoners:

*[She/he/they] meet all of the reasonable standards for parole including recommendations from the prison authorities where they are incarcerated.

*[She/he/they] have excellent prison records, have kept down racial and gang violence in prison, helped inmates fight drug addiction, helped parents establish relationships with their children on the outside, and have been an overall positive influence on the prison population, both staff and inmates.

*[She/he/they] have served over 35 years of a 30-100 year sentence for third-degree murder even though the average sentence for that charge is 10-15 years.

*I am concerned about optional stipulations that the Parole Board may require, which I feel are unfair, and which many legal scholars contend is a violation of First Amendment rights. In the past, as a condition for parole, these prisoners have unfairly been required to renounce the religious organization they belong to, Move.

*I am concerned about the “taking responsibility” stipulation which basically asks a prisoner to admit guilt in order to be granted parole. [Prisoner(s) name] have always maintained their innocence and there is evidence that corroborates that the shot was from a police officer rather than any of the individuals currently incarcerated. It is unfair to require this stipulation from any prisoner who maintains innocence.

*I am also concerned about the “serious nature of the offense” stipulation. The judge took the nature of the offense into consideration when the sentence was issued so that barring misconduct, new charges, etc. [she/he/them] was to be released on their minimum.

*Since two of the members of the PA Parole Board (Randy Feathers and Lloyd White) are former police officers, this leads to bias against [she/he/them] and needs to addressed so that their right to parole is not compromised

*[She/he/they] have now spent most of their lives in prison, and the recidivism rate for people released at [her/his/their] age is very low. All of the Move members that have already been released from prison have not recidivated.

MOVE8Since the prison system insists on having DIN numbers to reference, make sure to have them when you call.  The prison recognizes them by their former last names (rather than Africa) which are also listed below.  The dates listed indicate when their next hearing should be held, and you can call the Parole Inmate Inquiry line at 717 772-4343 to verify the date.

Charles Sims Africa #AM4975 (November 2014)
Debbie Sims Africa #OO6307 (May 2014)
Delbert Orr Africa #AM4985 (June 2015)
Edward Goodman Africa #AM4974 (November 2015)
Janet Holloway Africa #OO6308 (May 2016)
Janine Phillips Africa #OO6309 (May 2016)
Michael Davis Africa #AM4973 (November 2014)
William Phillips Africa #AM4984 (June 2015)

Make sure to have a paper and pen handy when you call, so you can write down who you spoke with and what their response was. This info can be sent to the Move Organization: onamovellja[at]

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Justice and Accountability campaign aimed at exposing the illegal parole denials of the Move 9 at the the hands of the Pennsylvania Parole Board is in full effect. We have now entered the third phase of our campaign in which we push the issue in the media. The police have always used the media to manipulate and use public opinion to help in the parole denials of our political prisoners.
We have seen it in New York City around the parole hearings with political prisoners like Herman Bell and Jalil Muntaqim. You can look to the example of how the police in New Jersey uses the media to manipulate the minds of the public into thinking that Sundiata Acoli is a cop killer and should not be granted parole. The public is only getting one version of the facts now it’s our turn to counter their lies with the truth.

This Thursday, January 2nd 2014, at 8pm EST we will be kicking off Move 9 media month on The Where We Live Show on WBAI 99.5 fm in New York City. We will be talking about the issue of parole and our political prisoners and the role of law enforcement officials in these parole denials. The show will also feature Move Political Prisoner Janine Africa now in prison for 36 years five years past her parole eligibility.
After this we are starting our month long radio and cable tour on shows across the country.
We are going from New York City to Baltimore, Delaware, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, and back to New York City. These shows will also feature our sister Janine Africa interviewed from prison so that this issue will be further pushed about The Pennsylvania Parole Board and their connection to Law Enforcement officials.
If any one is interested in booking us on their respected radio shows or is interested in doing a piece for a newspaper please contact us at or
Ona Move,
Mona, Anne, Orie