Philadelphia Fightback

by on April 10, 2015
To contact Philly activists go to: Philly IAC FB and/or Philly WSN FB. For information RE: Free Mumia see Mumia Update &/or Mobilization4Mumia FB

Free Mumia Campaign
April 23-25, 2021

More resources for Save Our Post Office can be found from: Workers Solidarity Network FB (Scroll down)


FLASH: Free Ant Smith, Drop the changes, Now! ; Video ; Petition.

Many in the city’s progressive movement quickly denounced both the bogus charges and their timing. They came in the midst of daily protests against the police murder of Walter Wallace Jr. and less than a week before a highly contested presidential election.  “Utilizing the awesome power of the federal government to target activists and select them for federal prosecution — during one of the most important social justice movements in our history — sends a dangerous message.” (, Oct. 29)

Nov 4, 2020: JUSTICE for Walter Wallace Jr. March. FB Event.

Nov 7, 2020: Stop the War on Black and Brown People; The Struggle Continues; Mass People’s Assembly & March. FB Event.

July 4, 2020 Protest Police Terror. FB Event. If the police can’t kill you, they lock you up forever. On a day that’s supposed to mean freedom, Protest the unjust 38 years of imprisonment of Mumia Abu-Jamal. 

June 28, 2020: Rally for political prisoners: FREE THEM ALL! FB Event.

June 23, 2020: Philly Vigil – Save Our Postal Service! Full Funding Now! FB Event.

May 1, 2020: Workers Resistance Caravan
FB Event

**Actions for Mumia’s 66th Birthday: Press Conf; Teach-in; Instagram Dance Party; 24-Hr reading of Mumia’s works

Starting April 15, 2020: Twitter/Media Storm and Phone Zap for Mumia

March-April 2020: Prisons & ICE Detention Centers: Free our loved ones now!

Read full text, sign petition and spread far and wide! LINK.

The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to cause the deaths of thousands of people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and immigration detention centers. Now is the time to end the racist mass incarceration machine. Release incarcerated people in federal, state and local jails, prisons, juvenile “justice” facilities and immigration detention centers now!  ….. (text and petition continued from LINK)

**Special presentation: Jan 29, 2020: Mike Africa: Born on the MOVE. FB Event.

Unionize your workplace & organize your community.

Feb 11, 2020: FB Event

Join the Philly Workers Solidarity Network as we host a series of trainings on the skills that it takes to organize your workplace and your community, skills are essential in building a real movement to transform society into one which promotes justice and liberation for all people.


Feb 9, 2020:

Black Liberation & Anti-Imperialism. FB Event


Jan 21, 2020

Unionize your workplace & organize your community
FB Event

Nov 12, 2019: Tear Down the Walls! Discussion & Organizing. FB Event.

Police brutality and mass incarceration. Migrant concentration camps and ICE gestapo tactics. The fight against settler-colonialism. Join us for a night of discussion featuring prominent Philadelphia revolutionaries as we connect these struggles by acknowledging our common enemy: capitalism.

Oct 28 – Nov 1, 2019: EVICT ICE: Philly Call-In Week. FB Event.

Join us in making Philly a real sanctuary city, free of ICE and corporations that profit off of human misery.

ICE concentration camps separate families and put children in danger. Pomegranate Real Estate leases office space to ICE for their offices in Philadelphia. Make the call this week to EVICT ICE from Philadelphia!
-What you can do: See FB Event for: Making the call; Sign the petition which goes to Pomegranate; Share what you did.

Oct 12, 2019: Philly Trans March 2019. FB Event.


Sept 14, 2019: EVICT ICE: No sanctuary for ICE & Corporate Profiteers. FB Event.

Join us in making Philly a real sanctuary city, free of ICE and corporations that profit off of human misery.

ICE concentration camps separate families and put children in danger. Pomegranate Real Estate leases office space to ICE for their offices in Philadelphia.  We will be gathering at the ICE offices, then marching on Greyhound, which works regularly with ICE and Border Patrol to allow for racially profiled searches for migrants on their buses.

Aug 13, 2019: Organize:

Close the Camps, Fight White Supremacy!

FB Event.


***August 7, 2019: Emergency Press Conference For Delbert Africa. FB Event.

July 2019: Prison officials turn away thousands of petitions for Mumia

Dozens of community activists traveled hundreds of miles from four states to Mechanicsburg, Penn., on July 24 to deliver petitions signed by 3,000 people from around the world, simply requesting the right to proper vision care for political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal….

See  complete Article


July 24, 2019: Caravan to PA Dept of Corrections to Deliver Mumia Petitions. FB Event.


Show Up: When Trump Cracks Down,
Community Fights Back! FB Event

No war on migrants!

No war on Iran!

June 25, 2019:  FB Event

June 15, 2019:

Phila Disability Pride March/Rally.

FB Event

April 3, 2019: Fund CCP, Settle the Contracts! FB Event

April 27, 2019

March for Mumia

FB Event

Stop the Cover-up

    of the Frame-up


TAKE ACTION NOW! Feb, March, April 2019: Call/text Every Tues

ALL OUT FOR FEB 23, 2019
US Hands Off Venezuela!
FB Event.

Jan 29, 2019
Free Mumia Now: Film Showing & Meeting:

FB Event.

**For Oct 27, 2018: Philly Goes to International People’s Tribunal on Puerto Rico! Reserve your seat now! FB Info.

**Mon Oct 29, 2018:  Pack the Courtroom; Fill the Streets! Facebook Event / Sign the petition

**Nov 17, 2018:  Stand Against the “Proud Boys” in Philadelphia. 
Facebook Event

Aug 7, 2018:

A Discussion: Abolish ICE & the Police.

FB Event.

Aug 30, 2018All Out for Mumia 

More info.

Tues June 19, 2018Police Abolition WorkshopFB Event.


Wed June 20: No Cops at Pride: Drop ALL Charges against ReeAnna Segin.

FB event. (Read text.)


Sun: Aug 5, 2018: MOVE-9 40 Year Commemoration. FB Event.

**Sat May 19, 2018: Philly Memorial Tribute to Winnie Mandela
Facebook Event

**Sun, June 16, 2018:

Disability Pride Parade
Facebook Event

May 1, 2018: May Day March for Our Communities: No Stadium No Deal; 3:30pm; Broad and Banks.

FB Event.


International Days
to Free Mumia
Mar 24-27, Apr 30 2018.
Get details / Background

<<See poster for What You Can Do 


**Oct 24, 2017: Puerto Rico: Natural Disaster or Genocide? FB Event.


**Oct 22, 2017: Abolition Weekend. FB Event

The International Association Of Chiefs Of Police is coming to have their National convention in Philadelphia. However, we are clear of the damage that these individuals inflict on communities across our country. This weekend, we are standing up, saying no more, and laying the groundwork to abolish this corrupt system of policing we have in the United States. Use the hashtag #AbolitionWeekend to share why you want police forces in your neighborhood abolished!

**Sept 5, 2017: Public Forum: Defend anti-white supremacy activists. FB Event.

Charlottesville, Durham, Boston, Philadelphia, New Orleans and more – anti-racists actions all across the country are proof of a sea change in the struggle against white supremacy!

Our sisters and brothers on the front lines of this struggle who faced down the fascists need our continued support. Many, especially in Durham, are facing serious charges. In addition, main stream media in Philadelphia and other cities have gone on the attack against Black Lives Matter, antifa, communist and other left activists.

Join in a discussion on building left unity in the face of fascism and building support for activists facing charges.

***June 28, 2017: Rally and March for Police Abolition. FB Event.

-Phila: May 30, 2017: Blow the Lid Off Philly DA Cover Ups – Free Mumia / Press Conference & March / FB Event

On April 24, 2017, a Philly court reviewed 17 Philadelphia prisoners’ cases, including that of Mumia Abu Jamal. These cases are bound up in the recent political battle for transparency and justice in the DA’s office. They hold that PA Supreme Court Judge Ronald Castille should have recused himself from their appeals hearings because of Castille’s prior involvement in these cases as Deputy DA and elected DA of Philadelphia. In the Abu-Jamal case, the court ordered the release, by May 31, of all internal Philly DA records that site Ronald Castille’s involvement in the case. The suppression of evidence is a common practice in Philly DA’s office! Take a stand for justice! Release ALL the files! Free the innocent!

**Join us on May Day 2017: FB Event / FB Event

10:00 am Gather in Franklin Square
10:30 am March with brief stops at the Roundhouse, the Federal Prison, Wells Fargo and Santander Banks, etc
12:00pm Join Un Dia Sin Immigrants, Black and Brown Workers at City Hall

Be in Phila April 24, 2017

Freedom for our revolutionary fighter

<<Read the Call/leaflet

April 12, 2017: In a major victory not just for Mumia but for the movement that has stood firm & not backed down, the Dept. of Corrections has been ordered to start administering the hep C meds, which it has.

Thanks goes out to all who signed and circulated petitions and attended demonstrations; made phone calls; helped with research; and invited Pam and others to speak in your cities.

The next step is an all out call for April 24th when Mumia’s appeal of his conviction is due to come to court in Philadelphia. 

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Women & Transwomen Fight Back!

Tues, March 7, 2017: 6:30pm

Roundtable Discussion

48th & Baltimore / More info: 215-724-1618

Fri, Jan 6, 2017:

The Wheels on the Bus – Fight Fascism.

Fundraiser for bus to J20.

For DC Bus ticket info Call 610-931-2615.



Protest on Dec. 9, 2016 in Philly

Mumia Abu-Jamal will die without mass pressure for hep C cure

More details

<<<Enlarged pdf of flier

FB Event



OCT 4, 2016: Philly Stands with #CharlotteUprising. FB Event.


Sept 25,2016:

Join the Car Caravan

Demand clean water for prisoners


Caravan leaves  6am from Phila, PA
More info: Phil: 215-724-1618 /
NYC: 212-927-2924

Tues, 7/26; 4pm: SHUT DOWN the DNC! Build the Movement to Smash Capitalism & Racism FB Event.

 –2pmBlack DNC Resistance March against Police Terrorism & State Repression Resistance March.

All week: Listing of many actions

Progressives, socialists, feminists, Black Lives Matter, environmentalists, and anti-war activists: Let’s build a united front to take on the racist, capitalist Democratic party!

The Presidential elections that take place every four years bring about only cosmetic changes: different faces running the government while the same billionaire masters still call all the shots. Whether it’s Clinton or Trump, Democrat or Republican, police will still terrorize us and low wages will keep us in or near poverty. That is, unless we fight back!

WE’VE HAD ENOUGH! No more fake “democracy” in our city!
NOT while racist cops run wild.
NOT while our public schools go criminally underfunded.
NOT while our people suffer some of the highest poverty levels in the country.

We demand self-government, not super rich capitalists. Free Mumia and all political prisoners! Reparations now! Women’s and LGBTQ liberation now! Abolish capitalism and oppression NOW! It’ll only happen if we FIGHT FOR IT!
Email to add your organization to the coalition!



Come to Phila April 22-23, 2016

Fri: Take the Petitions to Gov

Fri pm: Strategy meeting

Sat: march through the hood

Sun: Fundraiser for Mumia

FaceBook Event – More info


To Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf petition

Click to Enlarge

***DO NOW: April 2016Print, Sign, Distribute petition (left): Petition / Post Card  / Sign On-line Petition (send to five others!): (For April 22)

**Demand Hep C treatment for Mumia & thousands of PA prisoners


Jan 1, 2016: Justice Rally @ Mummers Parade: FB Event

We’re not wasting any time in 2016! On the first day of the year let’s show the media and the policy makers that we could care less about a parade – we want justice! Bring your signs, banners and noise makers to the Mummers parade and let’s represent for the issues that matter to our communities! 

STAND WITH THE FORT DIX 5: For details on case, Synopsis of trial, & inspiring pics from Rally, Click Here


——-Click to enlarge;  Black Out Fri actions FB Event. See also REAL FB.——-


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Support the Fort Dix Five

Hold a Banner for the Dukas

Every Friday 12-1pm / Mitchell Cohen- US Courthouse, 4th & Cooper  FB Event / Get the flier
-Special screening Dec 12, 2015: Learn the truth / Get the flier

 **For details CLICK HERE or Get Flier





Oct 20, 2015: REAL Justice Coalition Meeting. FB Event.


Mon, Sept 21, 2015: “You Promised You Wouldn’t Kill Me” Rally and March Demanding Justice for Natasha McKenna. See FB Event for details. Demands include:

1. Expanded mental health outreach: a) send mental health workers instead of cops to help people suffering from symptoms; & b) better funding for mental health services and divert funding away from cops to assist with this.

2. End the use of tasers on restrained people, and on people suffering from mental health issues.

3. End police torture of people with disabilities, and people of color.

4. Treatment, not jail.

5. No handcuffs for mental health episodes.

6. Better regulations; enforce the regulations that are already on the books.

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See pics from Aug 1, 2015 Justice for Frank McQueen action from REAL Justice FB, or click here.
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**Mon, Aug 10, 2015: One year commemoration of murder of Michael Brown, Ferguson & the Black Lives Matter uprising: FB Event.

KEEP UP THE HEAT! Demonstrate for justice for Mike Brown, Sandra Bland, Brandon Tate Brown, Mya Hall, Frank McQueen, Merle Africa, Eric Garner, Malissa Williams, & too many others unjustly killed for the “crimes” of driving, walking, biking, shopping, playing or breathing while Black.
– Help hold up a 125 ft-long scroll of names of women killed by cops or died in police custody.  Speak out on the questions: “If cops don’t say or do anything when they witness fellow police behaving violently and unjustly, is it fair to say there are no good cops?” “What will it take to stop the list of names from growing?”
**August 4, 2015: 18th REAL Justice Town Hall meeting. 6:30 – 9pm; Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St., Phila; FB Event.

Kindra Chapman, Sandra Bland, Sarah Lee Circle Bear, Khari Westly, Donatae L. Martin, Estevan Andrade Gomez – these are just a few of the 109 men, women and children killed by the “justice” system on the streets or in custody in July, 2015.

These are the reasons this Coalition exists. How can we be more effective in building a united mass movement that can stop these criminal practices by those in uniform as well as those in suits occupying positions of power? Join the discussion.

Childcare will be provided, thanks to the Philly Childcare Collective. This space is wheelchair accessible. Contact us if you have specific childcare questions. Food not Bombs has also provided refreshments at every town hall meeting.


Join us for Million People’s March against police brutality, economic inequality & racial injustice

July, 25, 2015: Noon; Newark, NJ

NJPop; FB Event;  Coalition for REAL Justice
For Phila transportation contact 215-724-1618;; 



Friday, May 1: 2 – 6 pm 

-Rally and Celebration at Clark Park, West Phila.  FBEvent.

-REAL Coalition Sign-making: Mon, April 27; 6:30pm; Calvary Church, 48th & Baltimore, Phila. FB Event.


***URGENT: National Day of Action for Mumia: Friday April 10, 2015; 4-7pm; LOVE Park
1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia. FB Event.


NOTE: The rally in Love Park by Caravanistas for the Ayotzinapa 43 Friday which starts at 12 noon in Love Park features a march to the Mexican Consulate in the Bourse Building at 5th & Market. Some of the organizers for the Caravana 43 Ayotzinapa have shared Mumia’s struggle over the last week on their social media. In the spirit of international solidarity, Mumia supporters should join this event. The Philly Action for Mumia follows at 4pm in Love Park. See FB Philly.iac for more info & other actions.

Sat, April 18, 2015assemble at 52nd and Market at 1pm doing outreach for the MOVE event on May 13th. Bring signs encouraging people to “Honk to Free the MOVE 9” and “Honk if you remember May 13th, 1985.” If we have enough participants we’ll break off into groups and flier at other intersections. For more info call Kevjn at 856-986-2832. FACEBOOK.



(From the Coalition for Racial, Economic And Legal Justice FaceBook)

On Monday, April 6 – be outside the Municipal Court at 2pm on Monday at 1301 Filbert Street in Philadelphia to support the Philly 10 – activists arrested on March 19 while protesting at a meeting where Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and DA Seth Williams were going to discuss law enforcement issues. This was the same day Williams announced that two police officers involved in the death of Brandon Tate-Brown would not be charged.

The Philly 10, held a press conference on March 26 outside Philadelphia City Hall to counter the cops’ continued racist media vilification of the movement against police brutality and murder.

Megan Malachi, a member of the R.E.A.L. Justice Coalition and one of the Philly 10, told the media: “The actions of the PPD at the community policing panel is a prime example of their wanton, violent aggression in response to dissent from the people they are charged to ‘protect and serve.’ It is clear that we can no longer attempt to reform the PPD. They should be immediately disempowered, disarmed and disbanded.”

Rufus Farmer, another of the 10 arrestees, called Commissioner Charles Ramsey and the PPD’s version of events “completely out of touch with reality.”

Come out Monday with signs and banners demanding to know who killed Brandon Tate-Brown and that all charges against the 10 be dropped.
On Tuesday, April 7: 10th Ferguson to Philly Town Hall Mtg. – 6:30 to 9pm. 1501 Cherry St., Philadelphia

The Coalition for Racial, Economic And Legal Justice continues to struggle against police terror.

Join us as we organize campaigns for justice for Frank McQueen, Brandon Tate-Brown, and other local and national victims of police brutality.

Take part in a special report and discussion on issues involved in the U.S. Department of Justice recent report on the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of deadly force.

Hear about the struggle for adequate health care of Mumia Abu-Jamal and other prisoners, and how the refusal of the State Corrections administrators to treat certain prisoners is tantamount to a death sentence by medical malpractice.

Share this event with your friends, family and co-workers. Help make this ongoing peoples assembly a strong community resource for action. Childcare and light refreshments will be provided. The Friends Center is wheel chair accessible and close to major public transportation routes.

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