[News] Support Mutulu Shakur, parole hearing Feb 7

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January 26, 2005

Dear friends and supporters of Dr. Mutulu Shakur,

We come to you in peace and harmony.  The time has come once again for us 
to lift our spirits and let our voices be heard.  On Monday, February 7, 
2005, Dr. Shakur will go for his parole hearing.  We are asking that you 
please send letters of support so that this day does not pass in vain.  It 
is our duty as Afrikan people to support those in our community that have 
laid their life on the lines for us and served to decrease injustice and 
oppression against our people.

Dr. Shakur was sentenced in 1986 on charges of Conspiracy to aid bank 
expropriation as well as under the U. S. conspiracy laws known as 
"Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization" or 'RICO' laws (8 counts). 
The U.S. government alleged that Mutulu's political associates constituted 
a racketeering enterprise. He was also charged with aiding in the escape of 
Assata Shakur (Joanne Chesimard).  Prosecutors failed to provide key 
evidence such as electronic telephone interceptions, fingerprint of 
appellant Shakur at any crime scene, hair of appellant Shakur at any crime 
scene, eyewitness identification of appellant Shakur at any crime scene by 
any third party, etc.

His efforts in the black community have been essential and liberating.  Dr. 
Mutulu Shakur’s contributions include but are not limited to:

·                    Employment at the Lincoln Detoxification Community 
(addiction treatment) Program as a political education instructor. His role 
evolved to include counseling and treatment of withdrawal symptoms with 

·                    Managing a detoxification program recognized as the 
largest and most effective of its kind by the National Institute of Drug 
Abuse, National Acupuncture Research Society and the World Academic Society 
of Acupuncture.

·                    Treating thousands of poor and elderly patients who 
would otherwise have no access to acupunctural treatment.

·                    Developing the anti-drug program for the Charles Cobb 
Commission for Racial Justice for the National Council of Churches.

·                    Dedicating his life and struggle against the political 
imprisonment of Black Political Activists.

Please take the time to recognize a black leader in the community and help 
fight for his freedom.  Address the letters:

Edward F. Reilly Jr.
Chairman, U.S. Parole Commission
5550 Friendship Blvd, Suite 420
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7201

Please send your letters of support for Dr. Shakur to us via:

<http://by103fd.bay103.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/compose?mailto=1&msg=51B4E4A5-7DDB-4D0E-8397-4C5DAA89624C&start=0&len=1892&src=&type=x&to=mxgrm_atl@yahoo.com&cc=&bcc=&subject=&body=&curmbox=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&a=3bead4ef00fb73aab%20>mxgrm_atl at yahoo.com 

                         fax to 770-981-6397

                         mail to MXGM, PO Box 361270, Decatur, GA 30026

We are asking that all letters of support be sent to us by February 3, 2005 
keeping in mind that the parole hearing is February 7, 2005.

In the words of Mutulu Shakur, “Much love and respect.  We are not 
dispirited.  In fact, we are empowered by our resistance.  Aim high and go 
all out!”

In Struggle,

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Friends and Family of Dr. Mutulu Shakur

Free 'em all.

The Freedom Archives
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 863-9977
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