Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Special Thank You / Year End Wrap Up

Ona Move

As 2015 is now ending and we approach the new year, I reflect back at 2015 and all of the powerful and wonderful work that was done and the new connections and friendships made during this year. Before we can even begin this though the beginning of 2015 started rough from the week long fight to save the life of our brother Phil Africa to his untimely mysterious passing in the prison infirmary. The world suffered a tremendous loss but Phil lives on forever in our hearts and his example will never be forgotten we all love you forever, Phil.  Despite all of this, we have not let up in our fight against the Pennsylvania Parole Board and exposing the unjust parole denials of Move Political prisoners.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

This Friday 11/6/15

First we would like to start this by thanking all the people who took the time this past Monday to call and email PA Governor Tom Wolf in support of parole for our Brother Eddie Africa. This past Monday was a huge success as we will not leave a stone unturned in this fight with the Pennsylvania Parole Board and exposing their illegal and unjust actions in regards to the parole denials of Move Political Prisoners. The Governor's Office and The Parole Board is under a tremendous amount of pressure and do not want to deal with this issue as they are now playing a game of ping pong as each office is referring callers to the other's office number which isn't going to work.

Since Governor Tom Wolf has made the call for parole reform in Pennsylvania he will be held to it starting with The Move 9. We are asking people to call or email Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf This Friday 11/6/15 and demand parole for Edward Goodman Africa Am-4974 and also an investigation into the illegal and biased parole denials of the Move 9 from 2008 to 2015. People can call (717) 787-2500 or email governor@pa.gov. Here are key points that people can use when calling or emailing the Governor:

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The People Vs Governor Wolf This Monday 11/2/15

In the past couple of months Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Wolf has made many public statements criticizing The PA Parole Board and also calling for much needed reform in the parole process and how it is carried out by the board. This is very rare for a newly sworn Governor in any state to take this action in calling for reform measures in the parole board  however to some this might seem as a good but to us this raises suspicion. Is Governor Wolf just speaking liberal talk? Or is he ready to take true action by correcting the wrongs that keep men and women in prison  past their minimum sentences?

There has been many cases in which men and women throughout the state of Pennsylvania have been denied by the parole board 5, 6, 7 as many as 10 times still not able to come home to their families and communities. In 2008 Edward Goodman Africa and seven other men and women known collectively as the Move 9 became parole Eligible after serving 30 years of their minimum sentence of 30 to 100 years. Since 2008 to as recent as June 2015 all of The Move 9 have been denied parole under very clear bias at the hands of The same Parole Board in which you call for reform for now.

Our Brother Eddie's parole hearing was scheduled for October 2015 but for some reason was pushed to November 2015. We are very concerned as we have been for awhile now due to the fact that Eddie, like the rest of our family, has not had a one fair parole hearing since 2008 nor does the parole board intend to give Eddie and the rest of the Move 9 a fair parole hearing. Since Governor Wolf wants to make calls for reform in the Pennsylvania Parole system we are going to now force his words to turn into actions.

This Monday we are asking people interested in justice to contact Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Via  phone call (717) 787-2500 or Email: Governor @pa.gov and demand immediate parole for Edward Goodman Africa Am-4974. When emailing or calling Governor Wolf, these are key points that people can make:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Eddie Africa Blitz This Friday 10/23/15

As of today October 22nd 2015 Our Brother Edward Africa still has not  had his scheduled October parole hearing . One thing that we know for sure is that The Pennsylvania Parole Board right now is under a tremendous amount of pressure over the issue of parole for Eddie and the rest of The move 9 and we are continuing to keep the pressure on these legalized misfits who under the orders of The Fraternal Order Of Police are keeping our family unjustly jailed seven years now past their minimum sentences .

This Friday October 23rd 2015 has been deemed Eddie Africa Blitz Day . We plan to tie up The Parole Board from every angle this Friday . What we are asking people to do is call The Pa Parole Board  or Email The Pa Parole Board and demand immediate parole for Eddie at his upcoming parole hearing . From our understanding The Parole Board has started emailing back people who emailed them and have told them it's better to call but when people call they are telling them to write a letter. We are not Playing this game .

People can call The Pa Parole board at (717) 772-4343 or email The Pa Parole Board at Ra -pbppopc@pa.govand demand parole for Edward Goodman Africa Am-4974.
These are key points that people can make when calling and writing via email 

(1) You are concerned over the clear conflict of interest over the fact that Board Chairman 
Michael L. Green was appointed to The Board ten years ago by Then Pa Governor Ed Rendell whose office prosecuted Edward And his co defendants in the late 70's Early 80's.
Mr Green has final judgement over this decision over parole in which he has shown clear bias for parole for The move 9 in the past as a regular hearing examiner .

(2) Pamela Gray another member of The Board has extreme ties to law enforcement in Pennsylvania which serves as a conflict of interest to have her sit over this hearing due to the fact that Edward and the rest of The Move 9 case revolves around the murder of a cop.

(3) Edward has a home and employment plan set up for him upon his release .

(4) Edward has completed all the required programs to make parole and also has an excellent prison conduct record in which he has kept down gang and racial violence inside of Pennsylvania prisons .

So let's turn it up This Friday and keep the pressure on .

Ona Move 

The Justice And Accountability Campaign 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Mumia Press Conference NYC This Tuesday 10/20/15



“In 1199 we believe that quality health care is a human right for every person in this country, and it should not be determined by your income, your zip code, or whether or not you are an imprisoned person,” said Estela Vasquez, executive vice president of  Local 1199 SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, which is hosting the press conference. “We demand immediate treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal. We cannot allow the authorities of the state of Pennsylvania to continue to deny him lifesaving medical treatment.”

Mumia Abu-Jamal, an internationally renowned political prisoner who Amnesty International and other human rights organizations say was unfairly convicted in the 1982 killing of a Philadelphia policeman, has been severely ill with symptoms of active hepatitis C for at least the last six months. If left untreated, hep C can lead to diabetes, heart disease, liver failure and even death. New direct-acting, anti-viral medications for hep C exist with a 95 percent cure rate. Endorsed by the American Liver Foundation, these treatment protocols were adopted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in June, ensuring immediate treatment for all federal prisoners with active hep C symptoms.

Abu-Jamal is not alone. There are an estimated 10,000 PA Department of Corrections (DOC) inmates, many of whom are over 60 years old, who have the hep C virus. A 1997 study estimated that 29 to 43 percent of all people infected with hep C passed through a correctional facility. Called a “silent epidemic,” HCV has a disproportionate impact on impoverished communities and people of color. While African Americans comprise about 13 percent of the U.S. population, they represent 25 percent of all hep C cases. For African Americans ages 45 to 65 years old, hep-C-related chronic liver disease is the leading cause of death.

But the state of Pennsylvania has repeatedly denied lifesaving treatment for Abu-Jamal and the other prisoners. According to Dr. Joseph Harris, an expert in hep C who reviewed Abu-Jamals medical records and examined him, “Failure to treat Mr. Abu-Jamals hepatitis C will result in serious harm to his health, as his current extra-hepatic symptoms will not be cured, and he faces an increasingly serious risk of suffering from fibrosis and cirrhosis, liver cancer, complications of his diabetes, and eventual death.” Dr. Harris’s statement is part of a 10-page affidavit submitted to a federal Pennsylvania court in August demanding immediate treatment for Abu-Jamal. (A summary of it will be passed out at the press conference, and is available upon request.)

It took extensive international protests beginning in March, when activists held sit-ins at the PA DOC, press conferences in the rotunda of the Harrisburg capitol and at SCI Mahanoy prison, and a daily deluge of phone calls from all over the world to three governmental officials that Abu-Jamal was transferred to a hospital in mid-May for extensive testing, which showed he had liver damage. Only now are the PA DOC and the PA Dept. of Health hammering out a protocol.
“The evidence is overwhelming that the suffering being experienced by Mumia is the result of hepatitis C,” said Robert J. Boyle, one of his lawyers. “The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections can cure him and many others by administering treatment. Their refusal to do so is a violation of the Constitution and basic human rights.”

Speakers include:
~ Pam Africa, the fiery head of the International Concerned Family and Friends for Mumia Abu-Jamal since his arrest in 1981;
~ Estela Vasquez, an immigrant of Dominican descent and a leading activist in New York’s union movement;
~ Bob Boyle, who has a long history of defending political prisoners, with the notable success of winning, with co-counsel, the release of former Panther 21 member, Dhoruba Bin Wahad;
~ Baron Graham, a representative of the NYC Hep C Task Force;
and other community representatives.

 Sponsored by the International Concerned Family and Friends for Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC),freemumia.com; International Action Center, iacenter.org


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Emails for Eddie Africa 10/12/15 thru 10/16/15

First we would like to take the time and thank all of the people who last week called the PA Parole Board and expressed their interest to the Parole Board in regards to Parole being granted for Eddie Africa. Even though last week was HUGE Success we still have much work to do going into Eddie's scheduled October hearing even though they have not given him an official date for his parole hearing. Now is the time to turn it up and keep the pressure on The Parole Board and hold them accountable.

We are continuing Eddie Africa Solidarity week. We are asking people that this week October 12th thru October 16th to email The Pa Parole Board at Ra-pbppoc@pa.govand express your strong interest to Chairman Michael L. Green in Eddie being paroled from prison. Here are key points people can include in their emails to the Parole Board:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Alert Michael L. Green Is Now The Chairman Of The Parole Board

Earlier this afternoon a serious matter was brought to our attention that we would like to make the public aware of . Yesterday 10/5/15 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf appointed Michael L. Green  as the permanent Chairman of The Pennsylvania Parole Board . Most people might question us on why we are sharing this piece of information. The reason why is that Michael L. Green was appointed to The Parole Board A little over ten years ago by former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell . Edward Rendell was The District Attorney of Philadelphia during the trial of The Move 9 and in fact his office prosecuted The Move 9.

This is a clear conflict of interest and the parole board is being blatant and out right public with keeping The Move 9 in prison further with The help now of Governor Tom Wolf . This further shows the length this system and it's officials will blatantly go to keep innocent people in prison the fact that a man who was appointed to the parole board by a man who had his hand in the persecution of Move Members since the 70's will have the final say so over their parole fate . This is the same man who Move Family Members confronted at a public meeting this past spring who ran from MOVE people when he was confronted on the issue of the unjust parole denials of The Move 9 .

For the past two days we managed to keep the phone lines of The Pa Parole Board flooded with calls and now we have to keep it up more than ever . Call The Pa Parole Board at (717) 772-4343 and demand parole for Edward (Goodman) Africa Am-4974 .The main issue we are asking people to push now is the issue of the clear conflict of interest over the fact that the newly appointed Chairman Of The Parole Board was appointed by The Former Governor Of Pennsylvania Edward G Rendell the same man who was The District Attorney Of Philadelphia during the trial of The Move 9 and whose office prosecuted The Move 9. By no means can this man provide a fair and bias parole decision for Eddie and the rest of our family the power is in our hands .

Also this is another reason why we are urging people sign The Justice Dept Petition for The Move 9 at https://www.causes.com/campaigns/92454-free-the-move-9

For More Info People can go to 

Move 9 Paroleblogspot.com

Justice For The Move 9 /Facebook

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Eddie Africa Solidarity Week

Sometime this month our Brother Eddie Africa will be making yet another appearance before the Pa Parole Board . Although an official date has not been given to Eddie yet it can be any given day without any advance notice . Last year prison officials told Eddie the morning of his hearing that he was having his hearing as they did Delbert Africa this past year and informed Debbie Africa the night before her hearing that she was having a hearing leaving the three of them with no time to prepare for their hearings .

This is being done for two reasons 
(1) The Parole Board already has their decision made in regards to parole for Move Members prior to their hearing and are trying to look fair by appearing they are going through the proper steps in the eyes of the public.

(2) They do this rushed and quietly and try to work around the eyes of people watching these hearings who are protesting in the interest of The Move 9 being paroled from prison .

This week 10/5/15 Thru 10/9/15 has been deemed Eddie Africa solidarity week . We are asking people to do something simple but effective we are asking people to help us flood the phone lines of The Pa Parole Board And Demand Parole for Our Brother Eddie Africa.

These are key points people can make when they call
(1) Eddie has a home plan secured 
(2) Eddie has employment secured .
(3) Eddie has not had a disciplinary infraction in 16 years.

Also it appears to be a clear conflict of interest to have three of The Board Members overlooking Eddie's hearing Pamela Grey , Jeffrey Imboden, and Michael Green .

(1) Leslie Grey is a Former Police Officer with STRONG TIES to Law Enforcement throughout Pennsylvania 

(2) Michael Green and Jeffrey Imboden  were both appointed to The Parole Board by then Governor Edward G. Rendell . This is a clear conflict of interest due to the fact that Edward Rendell was The District Attorney of Philadelphia and it was the office of Ed Rendell that prosecuted Eddie Africa and eight other Move Members for the crime they are in prison wrongly for now .
(3) Advise The Parole Board that you are  watching their actions in regards to Eddie and you do not want a rushed and unfair hearing for Eddie .

People can call The Parole Board at (717 772-4343 and Demand Parole for Edward Goodman Africa Am-4974 . They will try to divert people by telling them to write a letter do not let them divert you . This phone line was created specifically for people to call in regards to support for parole as it states on their website . Also we are urging people to sign The New Petition we have aimed at The Justice Dept urging them to take action in The Case Of The Move 9 you can sign the petition athttps://www.causes.com/campaigns/92454-free-the-move-9. Please share this site with as many people as possible our goal is to reach 25,000 signatures .

Ona Move 

The Justice And Accountability Campaign 

For More info people can go to 

Justice for the move 9/Facebook 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Write a letter in support of parole for Eddie Africa

In October, our Brother Eddie Africa is set to make another appearance before the PA Parole Board. Your letters of support are urgently needed. 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. The deadline for letters will be Wednesday September 30th.

Sample Letter:

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mumia Needs Us Action Alert

MUMIA ALERT ! Phone Calls Needed Now – September 8, 2015
September 7, 2015. Two days ago, prison staff boxed-up all Mumia’s personal effects from his cell while he was in the prison infirmary trying to recover from the prison’s medical malfeasance and neglect that nearly killed him. The handling of prison property in the absence of a prisoner is a violation of prison procedures. After signing the forms required when prisoner property is placed in storage, Mumia asked if he was about to be moved to a different facility, since the boxing up of a prisoner’s property usually precedes a transfer. An officer assured him that he would not be transferred; but this all seemed really strange to Mumia.
A retaliatory transfer to some other prison would be a new blow against Mumia’s health, and would steep him and his family in greater fear and uncertainty.
Why do we sense retaliation? Because Mumia’s attorneys have filed a lawsuit charging the PA Department of Corrections with medical neglect, i.e. with failure to diagnose his disease in a timely way and with continuing to deny him adequate treatment of his debilitating and life-threatening Hepatitis C condition. The PA Department of Corrections was set to respond to the lawsuit this Thursday in court. A transfer to another prison, without giving him fully professional healthcare, would be retaliatory. Indeed it would be an attack Mumia, another way for his enemies to see him dead.We must stop any retaliatory transfer. No transfer of Mumia should take place that does not take him to a quality medical center for cure of his very serious, but treatable, Hepatitis C condition. Keep up the fight for Mumia’s life!
CALL the PA Department of Corrections and Mumia’s prison - starting now. Here’s the message:
Stop Any Retaliatory Transfer!
Treat-to-Cure Mumia’s Hepatitis C Now!
Phone in both of these demands to -
John Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 728-2573
John Kerestes, Superintendent, SCI-Mahanoy prison
Phone: (570) 773-2158

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Demand the Justice Dept Do the Right Thing - Be in Philly August 1st

This August 8th will mark 37 years now that our innocent family members have been unjustly imprisoned by Philadelphia and Pennsylvania officials for a crime that not only these officials but the world knows they did not commit. In 1998 and 2015, two of our family members Merle Africa and Phil Africa both died under very mysterious circumstances in Pennsylvania prisons after being unjustly jailed for so long.  Merle spent 20 years of her life unjustly jailed and left to die in prison. Phil spent 36 years unjustly jailed and left to die by Pennsylvania officials in prison. Enough Is Enough.

For 37 years now, the Philadelphia District Attorney past Linn Abraham and Present Seth Williams have worked in conjunction with the Fraternal Order of Police, and now the Pennsylvania Parole Board, to ensure that our family remain in prison for the rest of their lives. Innocent people remain in prison who, in the words of the Pennsylvania Parole Board, are a risk to the safety of the community. Yet, the biggest threat to the safety of our community, the Police, are walking the streets murdering our children with immunity. You can look no further than the example of Sandra Bland in the south.

The Move Family and our Supporters are calling for people to be in Philadelphia Saturday August 1st for Our Community Town Hall Meeting To Demand The Justice Dept take action and investigate the Case And Wrongful Imprisonment of the Move 9. There will be several topics discussed at the town hall meeting topics such as:

The Destruction of the House 

The Beating of Delbert Africa 

The Trial of the Move 9 

The Illegal Practices of the PA Parole Board

All of this and more discussing why The Justice Dept Needs to Take Action

We will also be joined by Temple Journalism Professor Linn Washington and Activist Attorney Michael Coard. Join us Saturday August 1st From 12:00pm To 4:00pm at The African American Museum located on 701 Arch Street Downtown Philadelphia. 

For More info People can go to:

Justice for the move 9/Facebook 

Move 9 paroleblogspot.com

Friday, June 26, 2015

Delbert Africa Denied Parole

Earlier this Week we found out that our Brother Delbert Africa was denied parole by The Pa Parole Board and was given a two year hit . One of the reasons they cited for Delbert being  denied in their own words he is a risk to the safety of the community . This is unacceptable anyone who has ever met Delbert or has come in contact with him can tell you that Delbert Africa is nowhere near a threat to the safety of the community even The Superintendent Of SCI Dallas who along with Delbert's Counselor recommended Delbert For Parole so The Parole Board has to come with something better than this . People in the community who The Parole Board are saying are at risk all wrote letters of support for Delbert's Parole.

In Fact Their is a risk to the safety of people in the community but it's not Delbert Africa or the rest of The Move 9.  It's The Police known murderers of our children . The police that murdered Move Men, Women, And Move Children on May 13th 1985 walk the streets with immunity. The police who murdered Brandon Tate Brown in Philadelphia are still walking the streets with their identities protected. Akai Gurley,  Eric Garner, and so many others safety has been put at risk by these foul murderers who walk the street and continue to be a risk to the community as a whole's safety . It's obvious a person who has kept down gang  and racial violence in prison is far from a threat to the community at large .

It's obvious that officials want our family to die in prison you can look no further than the examples of Merle and Phil Africa dying in Prison . We cannot allow another person to die in these dungeons . We are urging people to please take the time to sign this petition that we have aimed at The United States Justice Dept you can go to the website at https://www.causes.com/campaigns/92454-free-the-move-9. We are demanding now that the justice dept look into the unjust imprisonment of The Move 9 as a whole. Our goal is to reach 25,000 signatures as a whole so we have some serious work to do as a whole and your help is needed now more than ever.

Ona Move 

The Justice And Accountability Campaign 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Keep the Calls Going for Delbert Africa

Ona Move 

Sometime on Monday, June 8th 2015 in the late morning our Brother Delbert Africa was given his parole hearing before The PA Parole Board. Delbert was scheduled to go before the board this month but did not have a set date. Usually the inmate is given advanced notice of their hearing at least a week or two before or in some cases the night before, but not in the case of Delbert Africa. With no time to prepare, Delbert on Monday morning June 8th was informed to report to the interview room for his parole hearing.

Pennsylvania Parole officials are under a severe amount of pressure over the issue of parole for Delbert and other Move Members just as early as last week people from all over the world flooded the phone lines of The PA Parole Board demanding parole for Delbert at his upcoming hearing cause of this officials secretly had Delbert's hearing to deviously keep this out of the eyes of the public and deviously under the orders of the Fraternal Order of Police and Philadelphia Officials deny parole for Delbert Africa.

Delbert called yesterday to give me the details of the hearing where he stated that he met with two parole officers named Hollins and Leander the basics were discussed where they even commended Delbert on not having any disciplinary infractions in his folder and commended him on his home plan. However the issue of the crime was still brought up and Delbert like the rest of The Move 9 continues to maintain his innocence and will not take responsibility for something that he and the rest of The Move 9 did not do.

At This point Delbert is now 71 years old and needs to be home with his family and the parole board knows this a decision has not been made yet on Delbert's Parole so let's continue to flood the phone lines of The PA Parole Board at (717) 772-4343 and demand Parole for Delbert Orr Africa AM-4985. They are going to tell people to write letters to divert their calls but we want people to keep calling because their phone lines were established for people to call to voice their concerns on parole so let's keep the pressure on.

Ona Move,

The Justice and Accountability Campaign 

For more info people can go to:

Facebook/Justice For The Move 9 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Parole Support Letters Needed For Delbert Africa

Ona Move 

First we would just like to take the time to thank all the People who have taken the time to make calls to the PA Parole Board this week in support of our Brother Delbert Africa.

The Parole Board is feeling a tremendous amount of pressure over the issue of parole for Delbert and The Move 9 overall. Due to the amount of pressure over the calls, they are now trying to divert people's attention towards letters so that the calls will stop. We urge people to keep making calls and don't stop if the PA Parole Board has such an issue with us calling then they should grant parole for Move Political Prisoners bottom line.

In the meantime, we are encouraging people to write letters on Delbert's behalf in support of Parole for him. People can write to:

Chairman John Tuttle 
PA Board of Probation and Parole
1101 South Front St., Suite 5300
Harrisburg, PA 17104

The deadline for letters is Friday, June 12th 2015. So let's get as many letters there as possible in support for Parole for Delbert (Orr) Africa AM-4985, and if you can't write a letter continue to make your calls at (717) 772-4343 and let's keep the pressure on!

For More info people can go to:

Facebook/Justice for The Move 9 

Ona move 

The Justice and Accountability Campaign

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Delbert Africa Solidarity Week

Some time during the month of June 2015, Our Brother Delbert Africa will be making an appearance before the PA Parole Board. This will be Delbert's first appearance since being denied in June of 2013. Delbert, like other Move Members, was denied Parole by the board based upon these reasons as states in his Parole Denial Sheet:

'Your minimization/denial of the nature and circumstances of the offenses committed.

Your refusal to accept responsibility for the offenses committed.'

Our Brother Delbert and the rest of our Family in prison are innocent. They need not accept responsibility and show remorse for something they did not do, and this system and it's officials know our family is innocent. At this point, our family has nothing to explain to the Parole Board. The Parole Board is in a position now where they have explaining to do.

Why is it that Leslie Grey, a former Police Officer who has VERY STRONG TIES to Law Enforcement communities in Pennsylvania, is allowed to make a decision and vote on Delbert being granted Parole?  This is a blatant conflict of interest this is the same woman who in December of 2014 voted on giving our Brother Michael Africa a five year parole hit.

Parole Board Members Michael Green and Jeffrey Imboden are appointees of Edward Rendell. Rendell being the former Governor of Pennsylvania, The former Mayor of Philadelphia, and the Former District Attorney of Philadelphia whose office prosecuted the Move 9 in 1980 for the murder of Police Officer James Ramp.

Yet another clear conflict of interest that the Parole Board will not acknowledge yet they want Move People to accept guilt for something they did not do. Your help is needed now. We have to keep the pressure on the Parole Board for the release of Delbert.

From June 1st - 5th, we are asking people to flood the phone lines of the PA Parole Board for Delbert Africa Solidarity Week. People can call the Parole Board (717) 772-4343.

Call and inquire into why:

(1) Leslie Grey, a former Police Officer who is new to the parole board and obviously has a clear bias against The Move Organization, allowed to vote over whether Delbert receives parole or not.

(2) Michael Green and Jeffrey Imboden who were both appointed to The Parole Board by the same man who prosecuted Move in 1980, Edward Rendell. 

Delbert has the recommendation of the prison for parole and also has a home plan and employment set up for him upon his release from prison so this is now in our hands. So, again, this entire week let's keep the pressure on the Parole Board. Again you can reach the Parole Board at (717) 772-4343 and demand Parole for Delbert (Orr) Africa AM-4985.

Ona Move 

The Justice and Accountability  Campaign 

For More Info People can go to:

Facebook/Justice for the move 9 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Russell Maroon Shoatz on the 30th Anniversary of the Move Bombing

Ona Move

Long before it became apparent to most of us, following the teachings of JOHN AFRICA, the Move Organization aggressively tried to warn that unless a total change was undertaken, human kind would destroy themselves. Why? Because we had divorced ourselves from Mother Nature, from living in harmony with MOTHER NATURE.

We had become addicted to believing that we were so smart and clever, that our technology could solve any problem. In 2015, we know better. Now Mother Nature is taking her revenge through an ever-growing series of weather-related catastrophic events that render all of our technology of little use, and most of our scientists believe it is only going to get worse.

Humankind has been committing crimes against Nature, and the Move Organization, instead of being applauded for it's efforts to end this madness, have instead labeled the criminals, then killed and imprisoned for trying to right this wrong.

So we must all now seek to rectify this travesty by remembering their dead and their ongoing suffering, and demanding that all of the imprisoned Move Members be freed!

Ona Move

Russell Shoatz

Political Prisoner


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mumia on The 30th Anniversary Of The Move Bombing

This essay was recorded on 4/26/2015 and was released on 5/13/2015 on the 30th anniversary of the MOVE bombing.

MAY 13TH AT 30
[col. writ. 4/26/15] © ’15 Mumia Abu-Jamal

Why should we care what happened on May 13th, 1985?

I mean, seriously, that was 30 years ago, a long time ago, way back when, know what I mean?

Most people won’t say that – but they think it.

I’ll tell you why – because what happened then is a harbinger of what’s happening now – all across America.

I don’t mean bombing people (not yet, that is).

I mean the visceral hatreds, and violent contempt once held for MOVE is now visited upon average people - not just for radicals and revolutionaries – like MOVE.

In May, 1985, officials justified the vicious attacks on MOVE children by saying they, too, were “combatants”. In Ferguson, Missouri, as police and National Guard confronted ‘citizens’ with weapons of warfare guess how cops described them in their own files?  “Enemies”.

‘Enemy combatants’, anyone?

Then look at 12- year old Tamir Rice, of Cleveland. A boy, treated as if he were a man.

Boys. Men. Girls. Women. It doesn’t matter.

When many people stood in silence, or worse, in bitter acquiescence to the bombing, shooting and carnage of May 13, 1985 upon MOVE, they opened the door to the ugliness of today’s police terrorism from coast –to- coast.

There is a direct line from then to now.

May 13, 1985 led to the eerie Robocop present.

If it had been justly and widely condemned then, there would be no now; no Ferguson, no South Carolina, no Los Angeles – no Baltimore.

The barbaric police bombing of May 13, 1985 and the whitewash of the murders of 11 MOVE men, women and children opened a door that still has not been closed.

We are today still living with those consequences.


Shaka Zulu On The 30th Anniversary Of The Move Bombing

A Message for MOVE (4:12) by Shaka Zulu


Friday, May 22, 2015

Jaan Laaman On The 30th Anniversary Of The Move Bombing

Thoughts on Killer Cops and the May 13th, 1985, Move Massacre
     Almost every day the news hits us with another case of a man, a youth, sometimes even a woman, shot, choked, or beaten to death by cops.  Almost always the victims are people of color and usually the killer cop is white.  We are hearing a lot more about these cases, and that is probably because the brutality and killings are captured on video.  It is a lot harder for the government and mainstream corporate media to ignore these cases when the images are presented and see on various social media platforms.
     The sad and hard reality is that cops have been injuring and killing people, especially people of color for years and years.  Many of us might remember the names of some decades old victims: Clifford Glover, Eleanor Bumpers, Rodney King, Sean  Bell, so many other.
     We are coming up on the 30th anniversary of probably the most horrid modern day police killing of 11 people, including 5 children.  On May 13, 1985, the Philadelphia police surrounded and besieged the home of the Move Family in a Black neighborhood in Philadelphia.  Move was and is a community and revolutionary organization that advocate for issues like natural and healthy nutrition, animal rights, opposition to government repression and corruption, including a long time exposure of and resistance to abuses and killings by the Philadelphia police department.
     On that May 13 morning, 30 years ago, the cops surrounded the home.  First they fired tear gas, and soon they began shooting bullets into the house.  Over 10,000 rounds were fired into that house.  Neighbors and live TV media were watching this police siege and assault.  After some hours the police launched an outrageous and horrible escalation of their assault.  A police helicopter swooped down over the house and dropped a bomb on the roof.  The bomb exploded sending pieces of the roof and house flying.  The bomb also set off a fierce fire, which soon spread downward across the whole house.  The fire also spread to the houses on both sides of the Move home.  Although fire trucks were on hand, the cops refused to allow firemen to fight the fire.  Ultimately the entire square block of 61 houses burnt to the ground.  Dozens of families, over 200 people, had their homes and all their possessions completely destroyed.
     As the flames were engulfing the Move home, a back door opened and some women and young children tried to run out.  Police opened fire on these women and children, driving most of them back inside.  Ramona Africa, clutching one young boy, Birdie Africa, ran through the bullets and made it out alive.  These were the only two survivors of this police massacre.
     Eleven Move family members dead.  A bomb, made by the FBI and given to the Philadelphia police department, is dropped on the roof of a family home.  The bomb explodes and begins a fire.  The fire department is not allowed to put the fire out, and one entire square block of houses is burnt to the ground.
     From this entire series of deadly and horrible events, how many people, would you suppose, were held accountable, faced criminal charges or went to prison?  One person, Move member Ramona Africa, who ran through police bullets and saved young Birdie Africa, was the only person who was charged and she went to prison for 9 years.  No police, government officials, fire department personnel, the cop who dropped the bomb or the helicopter pilot, were held accountable or charged with any crime.  11 people dead, 61 houses burnt  and not one cop or government official was held accountable for anything.
     Police killings in Philadelphia and across the U.S. have continued.  But the public's knowledge about such killings and people's outrage and resistance has also continued, and in this past year has grown into a national movement against killer cops and government repression.
     This Movement today is a proper memorial to the Move members and children who died 30 years ago.  We can never forget those who died and we must put an end to cops randomly killing, men, women and children.
     This is Jaan Laaman, your political prisoner voice -- until next time, remember, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle!"

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rev. Pinkney on The 30th Anniversary of the Move Bombing

Rev. Pinkney on MOVE Bombing 30th Anniversary (3:01)