Sunday, March 14, 2010

A3 Newsletter: Springing Forward??

Spring is just about upon us. One year since the 5th Circuit Court took on the review of the overturning of Albert's conviction. One year with no word and no decision, while Albert waits and waits--over 37 years of waiting for justice. As we wait, we know that Herman and Albert would want their supporters to fight for the rights of other prisoners and most certainly, our beloved Mumia. Long time Angola 3 supporter and prison activist, Yuri Kochiyama has made a special plea to have activists everywhere send birthday greetings to Mumia. Pam and Ramona Africa are focused on other campaigns to free Mumia that we can all take part in.

Meanwhile in the UK, the Angola 3 film by Vadim Jean, 'In the Land of the Free...', is premiering at the end of this month. Robert King will be headed to England next week to speak at the many film previews (see the schedule below). The opening of this film has brought on a flurry of fabulous new press in the UK. We hope you'll have a chance to read the articles that are linked below. Another Angola 3 supporter, Lauren Muchan, whose short documentary is also linked below, won an award for "Visiting Angola", a truly beautiful piece. Congratulations Lauren!!! We're thrilled that her excellent work brought her to the attention of the filmmaker and promoters of 'Land of the Free...' and she's been using her talents to help promote the film.

Hard to believe that the remarkable creative talents of so many people have been brought to bear in this case, as well as the hard work of numerous skilled lawyers and still..... we wait. How in the world can prisoners without the benefit of these resources ever hope to find justice?

Read the complete newsletter here.

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