The National Lawyers Guild & NALSA Present
LYNNE STEWART: THE WAR BETWEEN LAWYERS & GOVERNMENT: NEVER ENDING & DANGEROUS TO LAW
Joins us for two discussions about the current status of political prisoners in the United States.
MONDAY NOV. 17TH
TUESDAY NOV. 18TH
Lynne Stewart, a long-time NLG member, is a former defense attorney known for representing controversial defendants including Black Panthers, Weather Underground, and Larry Davis. In April 2002, she was indicted for materially aiding terrorism on behalf of her Egyptian client, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. She served almost five years in federal prison and after mammoth public outcry was set free on compassionate release due to a terminal cancer diagnosis.
NEW TIME AND LOCATION: Lynne will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony: November 1, 2014 at 4:00pm; at St. Mary’s Church, 521 West 126th Street.
As Gaza and Ferguson challenge us to rise up, we present an evening of
LOVE AND RESISTANCE for IMAM JAMIL AL-AMIN (formerly H. Rap Brown)
Imam Jamil Al-Amin is facing serious illness in a prison hospital in North Carolina. We must wage a campaign to ensure that he is not returned to solitary confinement and that he is released.
Dhoruba Bin-Wahad, former Black Panther and NY Panther 21 leader, former political prisoner, Black liberation spokesperson
Karima Al-Amin, wife of Imam Jamil, and lawyer
Amir Khalid Abdus-Samad, representing the Imam Jamil in working with youth and street organizations since 1993.
Imam Al Hajj Talib ‘Abdur-Rashid, President of the Islamic Leadership Council of Metropolitan New York
Pam Africa, Chairperson, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Minister of Confrontation, MOVE Organization
IMPACT Repertory Theatre, “youth activists who view the creative arts and leadership training as a way to develop ourselves and change the world in a positive way”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 * 6–10 PM,
MLK, Jr. CENTER (LOCAL 1199)
310 WEST 43rd STREET
FREE ADMISSION. LIGHT SUPPER $8.
Sponsored by: The Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC), The Uncompromising International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, The MOVE Organization, The Imam Jamil Action Network
Endorsed by: (list in formation) Campaign to End the New Jim Crow; the Riverside Church Prison Ministry; International Action Center/Millions for Mumia; the National Jericho Movement; NYC Jericho; Universal Zulu Nation; Safiya Nuh Foundation; People’s Survival Program; Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; Malcolm X Commemoration Committee; Resistance in Brooklyn; Sekou Odinga Defense Committee; NYC Free Peltier; Campaign to Bring Mumia Home; December 12th Movement; The Black Panther Commemoration Committee, NYC Anarchist Black Cross; “Where We Live,” WBAI FM, 99.5; “Building Bridges,” WBAI FM,99.5; Laura Whitehorn, former political prisoner; Esperanza Martell, longtime Puerto Rican human rights activist.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Marshall “Eddie” Conway, Black Panther political prisoner released in March after 44 years in prison:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr., Labor Center of 1199 SEIU
310 West 43rd Street (between 8th and 9th Ave.)
Abiodun of the Last Poets,
Spoken Word Poet Earl of Bet’s Deff Poetry,
Maroon Society and The Drum Circle featuring Joyce Jones
Lawrence Hayes former Political Prisoner,
Cisco Torres of the San Francisco 8
Charles “Cappy” Pinderhughes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Essex College
Lumumba Bandele The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Laura Whitehorn former Political Prisoner
Dequi Kioni-Sadiki The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee
Attorney Bob Boyle
Please RSVP to email@example.com
Lynne wants everyone to know that Jamil is now at Butner Medical Center (federal prison facility) and we all must continue to pay close attention to his situation and make sure he gets good treatment while there.
The will be an update TONIGHT (7/17) at 8pm Eastern on the WBAI program Where We Live. Click here to go to the WBAI website and stream live tonight.
Calling all people of conscience in New York. Please Forward Widely.
As you know, political prisoner Imam Jamil Al Amin (AKA H. Rap Brown) is in medical crisis. Please join the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home in this public response to his condition and incarceration. We welcome co-sponsors and co-organizers to this event. Please spread the word in your networks. Flyer below and attached. Also note the petition and letter from his wife, Sister Karima Al Amin, Esq. below with an update on his condition and numbers to call. Also listen to interview with Sis Karima and Ramsey Clark on WBAI’s Law and Disorder this Monday morning. (MP3)
Wed July 16 at 7PM
People of conscience should
1.) Imam Jamil has had a dental problem for more than a year, which resulted in swollen jaws, broken teeth, and the inability to swallow;
2.) He lost 29 lbs. over a three-week period;
3.) His legs, feet and ankles have been swollen; and
4.) He went through a two-week period whereby he could not get out of his bed except for two times a day.
He attempted to see a physician at ADX, but instead saw a physician’s assistant who gave him water pills, and antibiotics weeks after his second extraction.
Based on people calling and inquiries from two Congressional reps, ADX finally took blood and urine tests. Results were shared with Imam Jamil, on June 23, 2014, a day after Attorney Ramsey Clark completed his visit with him at the ADX. The Regional Medical Director discussed the preliminary findings with Imam Jamil and said the findings suggested that he may have Multiple Myeloma–cancer of the plasma cells, and the stage would be confirmed once he had a bone marrow biopsy. If he has not reached stage 1 of the condition, then it would suggest that he has MGUS, which is a pre-Multiple Myeloma condition. Imam Jamil’s take on the discussion was that he had cancer, and the stage would be confirmed once he has the biopsy.
Based on this information, his age (70 years), and the symptoms, we are calling for his immediate transfer to a federal medical center, Butner, NC, or Rochester, MN, where he could receive the appropriate monitoring and medical care.
I hope this information is useful. Please let me know if you need additional information. We appreciate your assistance.
From: Karima Al-Amin
I do want to send information to you, and folks are circulating numbers to call and things to do. Just briefly, Imam Jamil has been ill for quite some time, i.e., loss of 29 lbs., abscesses in his mouth–swollen jaw, difficulty breathing, swollen feet and ankles, weakness, and fatigue.
We launched a campaign for people to contact Florence ADX, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the regional medical division of the FBOP, demanding that he be examined by a physician. After pressure also from two Congressional reps, he finally had blood and urine tests. We then found out that the results revealed perhaps an early stage of Multiple Myeloma–cancer of the plasma cells. With this preliminary diagnosis, he has to have a bone marrow biopsy to determine the stage.
We are calling for him to be transferred immediately to a federal medical center (Butner, NC, or Rochester, MN) where he can receive the treatment that ADX failed to give him.
Please e-mail the following right now and request that he is moved to the best federal medical facility that can give him the best attention for this particular rare cancer.
Please Call the following and request that he is moved to the best federal medical facility to receive comprehensive medical treatment:
It is important to say, hello I am calling to request that Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin #99974-555 is moved from ADMAX, USP to the best federal medical facility that can give him the best attention for this particular rare cancer.
Director Charles Samuels
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Famed activist Lawyer Lynne Stewart as freed earlier this year on compassionate release as she battled cancer in prison. The celebrated lawyer who had been incarcerated under post 9-11 “Special Administrative Measures” for sharing her terrorism suspect client’s views with a reporter, was freed after 4 years in prison, where she suffered from late-stage breast cancer and was given only 18 months to live.
Progressives all over the nation, led by Stewart’s husband, Ralph Poynter, organized for her release for many months.
Lynne Stewart is well known for representing controversial clients, and according to one press account, she “defended America’s poor, underprivileged, unwanted, and forgotten (Indymedia).”
Ralph Poynter & Lynne Stewart were guest speakers at Betty Davis’s senior class in philosophy on this past Thursday, May 15,2014.