On January 31, 2015 at the Kingsessing Recreation Center, located at 49th and Kingsessing Ave. from 1-5 pm, was a wonderful celebration of revolutionary life of our comrade, brother, husband, father & friend Phil Africa. Over 200 people can to be part of the remembrance of Phil's life of 57 years and the 36 years he has spent inside u.s. prisons from an unlawful conviction.
Feb. 7th, 2015 Toronto, Canada
Jaan Laaman - Jan. 27, 2015
The U.S. Parole Commission conducted a hearing for a 15 year reconsideration of my case on 5 November 2014. The last 15 year continuance (“hit”) was set to expire in December, 2014. The hearing examiner went through the usual things: offender characteristics; the circumstances of my 1979 offenses; a 1983 escape attempt; ancient disciplinary infractions.
On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, the UN Special Committee on Torture at the 53rd Session of the Convention against Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) in Geneva, Switzerland asked many penetrating and provocative questions to the United States government.
The National Jericho Movement extends its sincere thanks and gratitude to the United States Human Rights Network (USHRN)(http://www.ushrnetwork.org/ ) for awarding Jihad Abdulmumit a full scholarship to go to the 53rd Session of the United Nations Committee Review of United States’ Compliance with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).
We ask that our comrades and friends help make Sekou's return home a positive one by contributing monetarily to lighten his living and legal expenses. Send your contribution to the Sekou Odinga Defense Committee, PO Box 380-122, Brooklyn, NY 11238 or donate safely & quickly online.
One of my most prophetic statements is that the “law” is what “they” want it to be at any given time. Witness the Dred Scott decision, the Japanese internment cases of World War II, and the Scottsboro and other legal lynching cases.