America's judicial murder machine



Urgent! Appeal Denied

Mumia Abu-Jamal faces death penalty or life imprisonment

Free Mumia Now!

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has ruled against a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal, and also ruled that any future hearing on his case would be strictly limited to the question of whether he should be put to death or spend the rest of his life in jail.

It is critical that all those in support of Mumia come out and voice their anger and outrage at this decision. We need to mobilise now to demand his immediate freedom!

Mumia has been imprisoned on death row for a quarter of a century, convicted of a crime he did not commit. He was framed for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer because of his history of political activism and his record as a journalist who was not afraid to speak out for the oppressed. The US courts have refused to admit a wealth of evidence that proves his innocence, including the confession of a man who said he killed the police officer. His case dramatically illustrates the racism that lies at the heart of the US justice system and particularly in the use of the death penalty. Winning Mumia's freedom will be a victory for all oppressed people that will resonate around the world.

The British government is a major international ally of the US, and protests here and around the world can have an important effect. In 1995 a wave of international protest prevented Mumia's execution, even after a date had been set. We need to do it again - and this time win his unconditional release!

Jessica Hartley at the Grosvenor Square protest

Protest in London on 19 April

US Embassy
Grosvenor Square
London W1

Mumia is innocent!
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!
Abolish the racist death penalty!

Keep updated on Mumia's case and the activities in support of him

To receive Mumia’s regular political columns and updates on his case from the USA along with details of actions here in Ireland send an email to and ask to be put on the list.

Send a donation to Mumia’s legal defence fund

Send a cheque or money order payable to National Lawyers Guild Foundation, earmarked Legal Defense for Mumia Abu-Jamal, to:

Committee To Save Mumia Abu-Jamal
P.O. Box 2012
New York,
NY 10159-2012.

Send letters

To contact Mumia directly with messages of support you can write to:

Mumia Abu-Jamal
AM8335, SCI Greene,
175 Progress Drive,
PA 15370-8090,

Write to the governor of Pennsylvania demanding that he:

  1. Refuse to sign a death warrant.
  2. Unconditionally free Mumia because of his innocence.

Governor Mark Schweiker,
225 Main Capitol,
PA 17120

Pass a resolution supporting Mumia in your union, student or political organisation

(Please send details of any such resolutions and donations to so we can pass them on to Mumia and his support campaign)

This Conference/Branch/AGM/Regional Council/Trades Council notes that Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award winning black journalist. He has been framed for the murder of a police officer and has spent over 25 years on death row in the USA. He is now just one signature away from execution.

This Conference/Branch/AGM/Regional Council/Trades Council further notes that in 1995 Mumia's life was saved by a massive international outcry. This time around, things are even more urgent.

This Conference/Branch/AGM/Regional Council/Trades Council resolves to donate money to Mumia Abu-Jamal's defence campaign and further resolves to support actions in Ireland in support of Mumia.

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