5th Congress


Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici


Florence, 13-14 December 1997

Motion on Freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal


The National Congress of the Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici, meeting in Florence on 13th and 14th December 1997, demands the immediate release of the African-American revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal, unjustly held as a political prisoner on death row in Pennsylvania since receiving the death sentence in 1982 after a "trial" - described by observers as a "legal monstrosity" - relating to his activities as a revolutionary journalist denouncing the corruption and racist brutality of the infamous Philadelphia police force.

The death penalty in the United States, both the official one of "legal lynchings" carried out on death row and the even more efficient one carried out by police forces every day on the streets of American cities, is used as an instrument for political and racist repression in order to silence popular, leftist radicals and keep the African-American masses, and other ethnic minorities, in a state of submission. We remember that the American State was responsible for the deaths of, among many others, our anarchist comrades Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti and the Jewish communists Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. US police killed at least 38 Black Panther leaders. US authorities were heavily involved in the deaths of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. The world will no longer allow the American hangman to kill again today, this time our brother and comrade Mumia Abu-Jamal.

The National Congress of Anarchist Communists will dedicate its efforts towards strengthening and widening the international campaign (mumia@aol.com) struggling for the immiediate release of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

No to the death penalty! Freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Silvia Baraldini and all other political prisoners in the United States and throughout the world!