Who We Are
We are a group of organizers spreading love and challenging state fear by supporting our most vulnerable community members. We are dedicated to liberation and sovereignty for everyone, starting with Mumia Abu Jamal.
The landscape has changed over the last 40 years, a time frame that also marks the years Mumia has been incarcerated. The fight for the release of political prisoners requires a recalibration in order to challenge police corruption and racism as they have evolved in this new landscape. We cannot deny the racism, corruption, and misconduct that permeated the so-called “Halls of Justice” during Mumia’s arrest and unjust kangaroo court trial. The people today know the truth; commonplace bribed witnesses, suppressed evidence, biased judges, and backroom deals put Mumia behind bars.
In a population debilitated by anxiety, a country consumed by capitalism, and a world ravaged by imperialism – Love is a revolutionary act. The people are ready to fight for each other, and for justice. Understanding this, we launched the Love Not Phear campaign.
Who Is Mumia
Mumia is a victim of racism. Mumia is a victim of racist Frank Rizzo. Mumia is a victim of police corruption.
Love Not Phear arose from a need for revolutionary unburdened perspectives that have the power to foster new strategies to support vulnerable members of our communities, especially those impacted by racism and the prison industrial complex. These perspectives strive to be more attuned to the modern day landscape that settler colonialism and neoliberalism has crafted, and our hope is to strengthen one another in order to regain our collective autonomy.
“The first time I heard a tape of one of Mumia’s radio broadcasts, it was the first time I fully understood why the United States government was so intent on putting him to death, Mumia, the only African political prisoner on death row, didn’t use any inflammatory rhetoric, what he said was so clear, so true, that I had to stop everything I was doing and concentrate on his message.
Mumia Abu-Jamal, journalist, husband, father, grandfather and African American is not only articulate, he is brilliant.”
Message for Mumia
“Jamal has played a pivotal role in what to acknowledge the structural and systematic character of racism, and evolution of death penalty, prison, and police, and so it is right and just that we exonerate our efforts on the new terrain to finally free our brother comrade.”
“Today we’re living through a moment where it’s acceptable to paint ‘end racism now’ in front of the Philadelphia Police Department’s 26th district headquarters, and yet a political prisoner who has since the age of 14 dedicated his life to fighting against racism, continues to be caged and lives his life on a slow death row,” Kaepernick said.
“We’re in the midst of a movement that says Black Lives Matter. And if that’s truly the case, then it means that Mumia’s life and legacy must matter.”