Saturday, April 14, 2007

Citizens of Philly and NYC Say No To Mumia Fund-Raisers


After having their two major events of this month shut down by public protest, the Mumia devotees are responding with their usual deluded, hyperbolic, and self-pitying rhetoric.

Yes folks there is plenty of pissing and moaning about the evil police protesting the cop-killer parties. I mean, come on, who in their right mind could ever be agitated by the celebration of brutal murderers by their morally bereft supporters?


How dare the citizens of New York and Philly excercise their First Amendment rights?


After all, everyone knows that such rights are preserved only for convicted murderers and those who would like to see them free.

The rank hypocrisy of the statements as offered by the "Free Mumia" cult is mind numbing. But what is more striking is just how out of touch with reality they are. They actually claim that getting the boot out of both of their venues is some kind of victory. Right...

The event in NYC on Sunday is being held at the Headquarters of the International Action Center which is a stinking rathole of a place. The fact that the Mumia folks will have to spend their evening in that rotten place is somewhat appropriate I think.

Still though, if people care to you can contact the IAC and let them know what you think about their hosting of the event. But just a word of warning, these IAC types are basically Stalinoid zombies so I wouldn’t expect too much of a rational give and take.
Their contact info is as follows:

International Action Center5C - Solidarity Center55 West 17th StreetNew York, NY 10011email: mailto:iacenter@action-mail.org phone: 212 633-6646 fax: 212 633-2889

The rather comical statement from Orie, the NYC stooge for MOVE is as follows:

DUE TO A WEEK LONG CAMPAIGN OF POLICE THREATS, INTIMIDATION AND BOGUS CITATIONS, THE OWNER OF THE REMOTE LOUNGE HAS DECIDED THAT HIS CLUB COULD NO LONGER HOST "MUMIA 911".THE LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE I.A.C. ON 55 WEST 17TH STREET BETWEEN 5TH AND 6TH AVENUES (5TH FLOOR) . ADMISSION PRICE HAS BEEN LOWERED TO $10 MUMIA 911 PART II Featuring the A-Alikes, Queen Godis, C Rayz Walz, Imessiah Soul, DCQ, Seeds of Wisdom, and Pat-Riot.55 WEST 17TH STREET BETWEEN 5TH AND 6TH AVENUES (5TH FLOOR) 8PM (doors at 7:15)

MESSAGE FROM ORIE LUMUMBA, ORGANIZER OF MUMIA 911 PART II...

"ONA MOVE
It is with great stress and anger that I write this statement this afternoon. After a week long campaign of threats,intimidation,and finally being hit with 16 diffrent citations the owner of the remote lounge has decided that the club could no longer host our benefit this sunday. I just wanna make one thing clear we will not be intimidated nor will we be shut down by a bunch of weak insecure perverted bullies and cowards like the police.By no means is this a victory for the police in fact this is a victory for us it just further shows how far they will go to cut off any public support for mumia.

Join us this sunday as the show has now moved to the International Action Center located at 55 West 17th st 5th fl.Between 5th and6th avenues in manhattan. The price on the door is now $10 due to the fact that the show has been moved and that people are traveling. Showtime starts at 8:00pm and the show will feature A-Alikes, Queen Godis, C Rayz Walz, Imessiah Soul, DCQ, Seeds of Wisdom, and Pat-Riot. Take a stand for Mumia this sunday and lets let these officials know we aint backing down one bit."


As for the Mumia event, it has been moved to the American Friends Service Committe HQ in downtown Philly, just blocks from where Mumia shot down Officer Faulkner. Despite claiming that it is an organization dedicated to the fostering of peace, it is a group that has hosted countless benefits and programs for not only Mumia, but also for the MOVE Organization.


It is literally one of the last places in the city of Philadelphia where the Mumia cult has free reign.


Why this un-holy union exisits I am not sure, but I think it one that needs to end. No group which claims to stand for peace should provide comfort for groups that are responsible for the killings of civil servants and the destruction of communities in the case of MOVE.

You can contact the AFSC at: AFSC · 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 · 215-241-7000 afscinfo@afsc.org
Here is the statement from the Mumia cult regarding the Philly event from the NYC Free Mumia website:

POLICE TERROR FORCES THE CLEF CLUB TO CLOSE ITS DOORS TO MUMIA’S BIRTHDAY EVENT

The April 24 Birthday event featuring Danny Glover, Sonia Sanchez, DeLacy Davis and many others will go on as planned, AT A NEW LOCATION, THE AFSC ON 15th AND CHERRY STREETS.After receiving threats and undergoing extreme intimidation from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and its allies, on April 11th the board of directors to the Clef Club voted to cancel its scheduled event to be held on Mumia’s upcoming birthday. As a result the program itself WILL NOT BE CANCELLED, BUT MOVED TO THE AFSC ON 15th AND CHERRY STREETS. While the FOP and their supporters declare this as a victory, in reality it is nothing more than a desperate and cowardly display of corrupt and violent police power, leading up to the Third Circuit’s Oral Arguments which will happen on May 17th in Philadelphia. This type of police terror is predictable and in no way new to the movement to Free Mumia. In New York City, the FOP alongside of the NYPD have issued threats and 16 citations against the Remote Lounge - the Club which was scheduled to host
"Mumia 911".
Fearing that his family would be in danger by the police, and in outrage over the citations, the owner opted out and was forced to cancel the show which was relocated to the IAC on 55 West 17th Street. TAKE A STAND AGAINST POLICE TERROR ON APRIL 24!ALL OUR FOR MUMIA ON MAY 17!

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