[Pnews] Giving Tuesday request on behalf of Dr. Mutulu Shakur

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Tue Nov 26 10:39:48 EST 2019


  For Giving Tuesday, please support freedom for Dr. Mutulu Shakur!

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*2019 was once again an eventful year for long-term political prisoner 
Dr. Mutulu Shakur:*

The habeas petition on behalf of Dr. Shakur, challenging the 
government's interpretation and application of U.S. law by the U.S. 
Parole Commission that has unjustly held Dr. Shakur past his max release 
date, continues to work its way through the courts. This lawsuit filed 
by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, the 
Post-Conviction Justice Project (USC Gould School of Law), the National 
Conference of Black Lawyers, and the National Bar Association early this 
year, was then amended in July. We will update via Facebook 
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it works its way through the courts.



In October, The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project 
<https://mutulushakur.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5ddbe4dbbc402ba79826206b2&id=e7bbcdbe94&e=be91bef1da>, 
curated by Maureen Kelleher 
<https://mutulushakur.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5ddbe4dbbc402ba79826206b2&id=f2a4ccbb3f&e=be91bef1da> with 
contributors from inside prison, opened at Aferro gallery in Newark, New 
Jersey. This project included a quilt featuring Dr. Mutulu Shakur's name 
on a woven label (see header) as well as work from quilters both inside 
and outside prison. In 2020, a second exhibit with new quilts will open, 
which Dr. Shakur plans to participate in as well.

On December 7th, Family and Friends of Mutulu Shakur is co-hosting one 
of the popular 'Healing & Justice 
<https://mutulushakur.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5ddbe4dbbc402ba79826206b2&id=462bcefb33&e=be91bef1da>' 
events where acupuncture, massage or herbal consult appointments can be 
made in honor of Mutulu's groundbreaking work in holistic health and 
also to raise necessary funds. In the past, we have co-hosted these 
events in NYC, Toronto, Oakland, Portland and Durham and we hope to do 
so in more cities in coming years.


In the new year, the long awaited feature-length documentary, by Mia 
Donovan 
<https://mutulushakur.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5ddbe4dbbc402ba79826206b2&id=9f84e15d6d&e=be91bef1da> of 
Eye Steel Film 
<https://mutulushakur.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5ddbe4dbbc402ba79826206b2&id=40ed062b60&e=be91bef1da>, 
on the groundbreaking work Dr. Shakur accomplished in detox acupuncture 
and addiction recovery is due to be released!**/DOPE IS DEATH 
(2020)/**is the story of how Dr. Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of Tupac 
Shakur, along with fellow Black Panthers and the Young Lords, combined 
community health with radical politics to create the first acupuncture 
detoxification program in America in 1973 - a visionary project 
eventually deemed too dangerous to exist in America. Keep your eyes 
peeled for the premier and showings to be announced! In the meantime 
here is a still from the footage of Mutulu's colleague, Dr. Walter 
Bosque, performing auricular acupuncture courtesy of Mia Donovan:

We sincerely thank everyone who already donated, helped make all of the 
accomplishments of 2019 possible, and sustained Dr. Shakur's spirit and 
strength all this year! It hasn't been all roses-- prison 'lockdowns' 
have interfered with maintaining communication and there is much legal 
work yet to be done. As we move into a new year, funds are needed for 
ongoing legal efforts as well as basic necessities in prison and 
communication with loved ones.
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To make a /*tax-deductible*/ donation to the Family and Friends of 
Mutulu Shakur organization,* send a check or money order made out to 
Community Aid and Development to P.O. Box 361270, Decatur, GA 30036-1270 
with ‘FFMS’ in the memo line. *

If you do not need a tax deduction for your donation or would like to 
become a monthly sustainer, *one-time or* *recurring donations can be 
sent to the FFMS PayPal 
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Even $1-5 per month would help immensely as we move into a new chapter 
of juggling and struggling.
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Again, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being here with us 
along this journey!

In the words of Mutulu, *'Go All Out,'*

FFMS

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PO Box 361270
Community Aid And Development
Decatur, GA 30036-1270



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