May 13, 1985 changed the city of Philadelphia forever.
On this day, Philadelphia police dropped a military grade bomb on members of the MOVE organization living at 6221 Osage Ave. Eleven Black men, women and children were murdered after police ordered fire fighters to "let the fire burn" & shot MOVE members back into the home with 10,000 rounds as they tried to escape. The violent attack came after over a decade of police violence & repression of MOVE activists, including the MOVE 9 who were political prisoners for 40 years. A Black neighborhood (60+ homes) was destroyed in the process.
On the 36th anniversary, join The MOVE Family at the Osage Avenue and Cobbs Creek Parkway for a day of remembrance to honor the lives of MOVE victims lost to this horrific act of police terrorism.
In April 2021, it was exposed that UPenn and Princeton stole and have unethically held and studied the remains of at least two children, Tree and Delisha Africa, who were killed in the fire. The pressure is growing to hold UPenn and Princeton accountable.
Pam Africa, MOVE Organization
Mike Africa Junior, MOVE Organization
Charlyn/Magdaline Griffith/Oro, interdisciplinary artist
Arnett Woodall, Cobbs Creek resident
Linn Washington, journalist
Dr. Walter Palmer, educator and organizer
Sista Milele, educator and community activist
Jubilee School children, MOVE historic marker
Abdul-Aliy Muhammad, writer and organizer
Noname, artist and activist
Mumia Abu Jamal, journalist and political prisoner
In late April 2021, news broke that UPenn and Princeton stole, studied and profited off the remains of Tree and Delisha Africa, two children of the MOVE Organization who died on May 13, 1985 after Philadelphia Police dropped a bomb on their home and City officials "let the fire burn." MOVE demands the release of Mumia as part of their call for justice.
All Out For Mumia 2021
A three-day event was held in Philadelphia and virtually on April 23-25 to raise awareness about Mumia. The whole weekend was streamed, which you can relive below. The weekend featured appearances by Colin Kaepernick, Angela Davis, Tom Morello, Marc Lamont Hill, Immortal Technique, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, and many more artists and activists who showed up for Mumia.
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Mumia is undergoing emergency heart surgery on 4/15. He has been held incommunicado & shackled for 4 days.
MARC LAMONT HILL (MODERATOR)
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DR. JOHANNA FERNANDEZ
DR. RICARDO ALVAREZ (MUMIA'S DOCTOR)
JAMAL JR (MUMIA'S GRANDSON)
We Demand Mumia Abu-Jamal's Release.
Mumia Abu-Jamal has contracted COVID-19 and is undergoing emergency heart surgery while being held incommunicado and shackled to his bed. His physician says the only way to get him the treatment he needs is to let him out of prision.
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My name is [your name] and I demand:
1) The immediate and unconditional release of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has COVID & is vulnerable.
2) The immediate release of all political prisoners.
3) The immediate release of all elders, aging prisoners over the age of 50, people who have contracted COVID, and all others who are especially vulnerable to death through COVID.
Challenging "Progressive" DA Larry Krasner.
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It’s Mumias Birthday!! Taking the Streets for Mumia. April 24th 2-6pm EST. Meet at Philly City Hall. Rally and March Demanding Mumia’s Immediate Release. Find the live stream and minute to minute updates on the day of the March at https://t.co/yAMTeXaEN9. More actions coming soon pic.twitter.com/l6m7V7Mnym— Bring Mumia Home (@BringMumiaHome) April 13, 2021
free mumia!! he is a former member of the black panther party, organizer, and theorist who has been wrongfully incarcerated for decades. we have to get him home 🤍 https://t.co/ZLKw81cSE2— 🌱 (@noname) March 10, 2021
"They're trying to set an example with Mumia. They're trying to lynch this brother because he has the nerve to stand up and articulate the oppression that poor Blacks in Philadelphia have been experiencing. And like many in recent history who this system has to put to death," pic.twitter.com/WEFAMxiUcq— hate5six (@hate5six) March 11, 2021