Sunday, December 17, 2006
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
SOUTHPAW
125 Fifth Avenue (at Sterling Place) Brooklyn, NY
(Take any one of the following trains: D/4 to Atlantic-Pacific; F to 4th Avenue;
N/R to Union Street; Q to Seventh Avenue; 2/3 to Bergen Street)

The Partisan Defense Committee’s 21st Annual Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners benefit will feature live music with One World Tribe, a group from Pennsylvania who perform Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk, Latin music and world music. Also performing will be DJ CEIBA who will be on hand to spin the best of world music.
The Holiday Appeal benefit raises money for the PDC program of sending monthly stipends to 16 class-war prisoners, people who have been imprisoned for fighting on behalf of labor and the oppressed. This year's benefit occurs at a critical juncture in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther Party spokesman, a MOVE supporter and well-known journalist known as "the voice of the voiceless." His case is on a "fast track" before the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals and a decision could come in a matter of weeks. This December 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the day Mumia was arrested for a killing that the cops and prosecutors know he did not commit. Mumia was framed up for the 1981 killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner and sentenced to death explicitly for his political views. The execution of Tookie Williams last December in the face of a massive public outcry was a real signal that the state intends to see Mumia dead. Workers, immigrants, minorities and all opponents of racist oppression must redouble their efforts to free Mumia now!
The other prisoners the PDC supports with our stipend fund are Leonard Peltier, an internationally revered class-war prisoner who has been incarcerated for more than three decades because of his activism in the American Indian Movement and has come to symbolize this country's racist repression of its native peoples; former Black Panthers Ed Poindexter and Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa; Jaan Laaman and Thomas Manning of the Ohio 7; San Quentin 6 prison activist Hugo Pinell; eight MOVE members railroaded and sentenced to 30-100 years after the 1978 police attack on their Philadelphia home; and Jamal Hart, Mumia's son, targeted because of his prominent activism on his father's behalf.

Contact Info:
P.O. Box 99, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013
email:  partisandefense@earthlink.net
www.partisandefense.org

The PDC is a class-struggle, non-sectarian legal and social defense organization which champions cases and causes in the interest of the whole of the working people. This purpose is in accordance with the political views of the Spartacist League.