Posted by Red Rider from dialup-220.127.116.11.Dial1.LosAngeles1.Level3.net (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 0:57AM :
On behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal, an African American revolutionary journalist who has been languishing on death row in Pennsylvania for 21 years the following e-mail has been posted on this forum.
Mumia is known and loved worldwide as the "voice of the voiceless" because he has defended the rights of the poor, the oppressed and working people everywhere.
Mumia has supported every anti-war
demonstration and you have probably heard some of his solidarity messages played at many rallies. Mumia needs the support of all of us as he continues to fight for his freedom and more immediately, his right to decent health care. Please read the following information on the critical health crisis that Mumia is facing right now and respond as quickly as you can.
FORWARDED: A MESSAGE FROM INTERNATIONAL CONCERNED FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MUMIA ABU-JAMAL---URGENT: MUMIA NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW!
It is with great concern that we report to you that Mumia has developed a potentially serious health condition affecting his feet, which have swollen painfully, making him unable to walk. Mumia suspects it may be due to blood clotting, a situation which can be very dangerous.
Health conditions are serious matters for prisoners, and blood clotting can be fatal. Please flood the prison's phone lines and demand that Mumia be allowed to be examined by an outside doctor of his choice.
SCI Greene prison: (724) 852-2902
During the Day from 8:00am to 5:00pm, ask for Superintendent Folino
During the Night, 5:00pm to 8:00am ask for Captain Hall. If gone during late night, ask for current Shift Director.
In light of Mumia's health condition, please also contact these elected officials who are supportive of Mumia and ask that they put pressure on SCI Greene Prison and demand that Mumia be allowed to be examined by an outside doctor of his choice.
Remind them that even simple health conditions can turn serious in prison conditions, and that sickness brought about by incarceration is one of the leading killers of prisoners. Mumia's condition should be considered very serious until proven otherwise. If the swelling of his feet is indeed being caused by blood clotting, this is potentially life threatening situation.
Senator Vincent Hughes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Harold James: 215-462-3308
Congressman Chaka Fattah: Go to e-mail form going to http://www.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep and typing in 4601 Market, Phila, PA 19143-4616 to get to email form.
-- Red Rider
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