Colin Kaepernick demanded Mumia Abu Jamal’s release and laments the 38 years of Mumia’s life that he has been held behind bars. Today’s press conference, hosted by Dr. Johanna Fernandez and sponsored by a long list of organizations included many leading intellectuals and activists along with Angela Davis, Pam Africa, and Kaepernick who is an adamant supporter of abolitionists, and who published Mumia’s essay “The Demand for Abolition” among others.
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. 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. And the causes that he sacrifices life and freedom for must matter as well. – Colin Kaepernick
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