Please take the time to read and spread this open letter to the media from Assata Shakur, exiled former Panther in Cuba. Assata’s story is a perfect example of the racist injustice meted out by this government and its so-called law enforcement agencies. I’m worried about our courageous sister, who has a $2 million bounty on her life, now that the U.S. has opened the door to Cuba. Hands off Assata!!
Kelly Savage had been planning her escape. She and her two children were going to take the 7:45 am bus from Porterville, in California's Central Valley, to Los Angeles. There, her sister would help them hide from Mark Savage, the husband whose brutal assaults Kelly had suffered for the past three years.
But 15 hours before their escape, while she was running last-minute errands, her husband beat her 3-and-a-half-year-old son Justin. The boy died. Both Mark and Kelly were arrested.
The State of Pennsylvania is threatening Mumia's Right to Speak
Prison Radio Has Launched a Campaign to Defend First Amendment Rights, and You Can Help.
Last week PA Governor Tom Corbett signed SB508 into law, effective immediately, which allows the State Attorney General or District Attorney to file a court injunction and prevent prisoners from speaking publicly. This bill specifically targets Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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