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Demonstration in support of political prisoners held in Philadelphia

by Hans Bennett
Sept. 13, 2007
Reprinted from Philadelphia IMC

On the evening of Wednesday, Sept.12 several political prisoner groups including The International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Friends of MOVE, Philadelphia Jericho, Philly Anarchist Black Cross, organized a demonstration at 40th and Walnut Street in West Philadelphia. The protesters particularly focused on the cases of Leonard Peltier, The Cuban Five, The San Francisco Eight, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the MOVE 9 political prisoners.

Solidarity Statement from ICFFMAJ for the Cuban 5 and Leonard Peltier – 9/10/07

September 12th marks the ninth year that the Cuban five have been unjustly held in US prisons and Leonard Peltier’s 31st birthday locked down despite innocence. International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal whole heartedly stands behind and participates in all efforts to gain freedom for Fernando Gonzalez Llort, Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, Ramon Labanino Salazar, Rene Gonzalez Sehwerert, Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez, and Leonard Peltier.

ICFFMAJ feels extremely close and connected with both of these struggles in particular. Mumia’s case is at more pivotal point now than ever and the past few years have had many ups and downs with appeals on the legal front at the same time that the Cuban 5 have been going through hell - being given a new trial and then having that reversed. The Cuban Five and Leonard Peltier are very strong inspiring examples of resistance and perseverance against this death breeding system. As we continue to fight for Mumia we fight for Peltier, the Cuban Five, the MOVE 9 (who are at a very critical point and are up for parole in August 2008), Mutulu Shakur, David Gilbert, Sundiata Acoli and all political prisoners. Their continued resistance in there inspires continued resistance out here. Lets join together to free them all and to continue the struggle for justice for Haramia KiNassor/Kenneth Foster Jr.

Free Leonard Peltier!
Free the Cuban Five!


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