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 reads the new book of art from political prisoner Tom Manning, “For Love and Liberty.” She urges everyone to pick up a copy today and support Tom!
Click this link to order your copy today: http://www.freedomarchives.org/Tom%20Manning.html
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.