CAMP FREE MUMIA!
May 11-13 Philly:
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Sign up now at http://www.iacboston.org to join the New England contingent
at CAMP FREE MUMIA May 11-13 in Philadelphia!

Join students and activists of all ages and backgrounds as residents of CAMP FREE MUMIA in PHILADELPHA from Friday May 11 to Sunday May 13 at City Hall.

Mobilizers and Information meeting Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 pm,
284 Amory St (near Stonybrook on Orange Line).
Volunteers and Donations needed!
Send donations to International Action Center Boston
at 31 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, Ma 02130.

Preliminary Camp Schedule:
Friday, May 11
: Camp opens 5 pm. Evening: Giant Hip Hop Concert
Saturday, May 12
: March & Rally starting at 1 pm from Philadelphia City Hall
Sunday, May 13: Camp Closing Ceremony: Remember the MOVE Bombing


Option A:
Leave noon Friday May 11, stay for encampment,
return Sunday evening May 13,
$60 + requested $5 donation for subsidy fund

Option B: Leave 11:30 pm Friday,
participate in International Mumia Solidarity Day March and Rally at 1pm in Philadelphia,
return Saturday evening,
$50 + requested $5 donation for subsidy fund

The IAC is organizing transportation from Boston for Friday—Sunday (option A), and also for Saturday only (Option B —to participate in the 1pm March and Rally and then return).

IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE IN CAMP FREE MUMIA,
please fill in the online signup form at
http://www.iacboston.org , or provide us with the information requested at the end of this email.

For more info, to download a printable flyer, or to sign up, or to help with a donation
or to volunteer, go to http://www.iacboston.org,
or send donations to International Action Center Boston,
31 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, Ma 02130.

The purpose of CAMP FREE MUMIA is to draw attention to Mumia's case and to keep the pressure on the system to let our brother go. We will camp out in Philadelphia over the second week end in May to let the government, the courts, the cops, and the power brokers in that city know that the whole world is watching. We will live in Philly for a few days to remind the powers that be that people are prepared to do what ever is required to free Mumia.

 

Camp Free Mumia opens on Friday evening May 11. The camp will be open all Friday night, all day and night Saturday May 12, and into the late afternoon of Sunday May 13. The location of Camp Free Mumia is in front of City Hall.

One big reason why the Philadelphia police targeted award-winning journalist and political activist Mumia Abu-Jamal was Mumia's defense of the MOVE organization. May 13 marks the 16th anniversary of the 1985 infamous bombing and burning of the MOVE house by the Philadelphia police. The bombing left 11 people dead including five children. On May 12 in commemoration of this anniversary, activists and supporters around the world will be marching and demonstrating to free Mumia.

 

Activities at the encampment will include guest speakers, discussion groups, workshops, music, and a major demonstration on Saturday May 12. You will have a chance to meet and live with activists from many different places. Come for the two nights, or for one night, or for one day on Saturday May 12 to participate in the demonstration planned for that afternoon at City Hall.

Those staying over night should bring a sleeping bag, or a few blankets, some warm clothes, and food. Food will also be available at the camp. There will be portable toilets, a medical staff and volunteers prepared to deal with a variety of needs.

 

If you plan to participate in Camp Free Mumia, please fill in the online signup form at http://www.iacboston.org, or if you can't access the form, send the following information to iacboston@iacboston.org and iacenter@iacenter.org as soon as possible:

Name of participant(s)
Organization/Union/School
Phone
Email address
Mailing Address
I/we are joining Camp Free Mumia:
___ Friday night
___ Saturday night
___ Saturday day only
I/we plan to travel with the transportation leaving from Boston:
___ Leaving Friday, returning Sunday (please enter number of people)
___ Leaving 11:30pm Friday, returning Saturday night (please enter number)
___ I am organizing in my area for Camp Free Mumia.
___ I/my organization endorse(s) Camp Free Mumia.
Camp Free Mumia c/o (please send the info to both offices):

 

International Action Center Boston
31 Germania St (enter 284 Amory St, near Stonybrook T stop on Orange Line)
Jamaica Plain, Ma 02130
phone: 617-522-6626
fax: 617-983-3836
email: iacboston@iacboston.org
web: http://www.iacboston.org

 

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