Friday, May 21, 2010

US Social Forum & Leonard Peltier: Update

Workshop: US Political Prisoners: Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the Cuban 5


  • Delaney Bruce, Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
  • Pam Africa, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition
  • Marjorie Cohn, past President of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Stan Smith, Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5

Detroit, MI: US Social Forum
23 June, 1:00-3:00 p.m. @ Wayne County Community College: Rm. 348. For information, contact Stan Smith at

As a co-sponsor, the LP-DOC also invites you to participate on 24 June in the People's Movement Assembly on Prison Justice at the US Social Forum, Detroit, MI. The U.S. is a prison empire: racist mass incarceration, political repression, torture and widespread criminalization. The organizations struggling against this state violence have been limited by geographic isolation, generational gaps and the sheer amount of work to be done. Although we face particular challenges by region or circumstance, we share a vision of justice and solidarity against confinement and control. This Assembly will be a vital step in making our work more national in scope and more coordinated in action. Organizations involved in anti-prison and prisoner support work will identify points of unity and plan shared actions. These include greater coordination in regional campaigns around shared issues and a national strategy of action for prison justice groups that unites our diverse campaigns. Largely through small group discussions, this Assembly will serve as the culmination for a number of proposed workshops that address imprisonment and repression. The Assembly will emphasize strategic areas of collaboration and resistance to racist and political repression. It is organized by a network of groups organizing against prisons and the drug war, in support of political prisoners and formerly incarcerated people.

Sponsored/endorsed by (list in formation): California Coalition for Women in Prison, California Prison Moratorium Project, Free Mumia Abu Jamal Coalition, Freedom Archives, Human Rights Coalition, International Concerned Friends and Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Jericho Amnesty Movement, Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Resistance in Brooklyn, RNC8 Defense Committee, Scott and Carrie Support Committee, The Ordinary People’s Society, War Resisters League.

For more information on the US Social Forum, visit

We'll see you there!
USSF 2010 June 22 - 26, 2010
Detroit, MI

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