“This MASTERPIECE about an astounding and forgotten moment in recent American history SHOULD BE SEEN FAR AND WIDE.” – Filmmaker Magazine
“Has THE FORCE AND INTRIGUE of a courtroom thriller…Ripples with URGENCY and MORAL COMPLEXITY.”
In the astonishingly gripping Let the Fire Burn, director Jason Osder has crafted that rarest of cinematic objects: a found-footage film that unfurls with the tension of a great thriller. On May 13, 1985, by order of local Philadelphia authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalated–and resulted in the tragic deaths of eleven people (including five children) and the destruction of 61 homes. It was only later discovered that authorities decided to “…let the fire burn.” Using only archival news coverage and interviews, first-time filmmaker Osder has brought to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history. See trailer and read more at http://letthefireburn.com.
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September 10, 2014 By onamove
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order Of Police in conjunction with The Pennsylvania Parole Board and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams have gone all out to ensure that innocent Move Members stay in prison for the rest of their lives. Despite having employment and housing both established and an excellent prison conduct record and letters of support […]
August 11, 2014 By onamove
August 8, 2014 – 36th anniversary of the incarceration of the Move 9 CLICK THIS ARTICLE TITLE TO VIEW VIDEOS OF EVENT. Ramona Africa speaks: Introduction. Video with Dr. Walter Palmer, Professor and Mediator in 1977-78. Introduction by Ramona Africa (and briefly Michael Coard). (21:51) Video with Activist-Attorney Michael Coard (Ramona Africa brief […]
March 4, 2014 By onamove
AMSTERDAM, 24-26 JANUARY, 2014 “ADVANCED DEMOCRACY” The first session was held under the title of “advanced democracy” on 25 January 2014. Computer expert Jeromin explained how the system secretly listens people and sells their information using computer technology. He advised that people should stay away from quiz games and social media that overexposes personal information. […]
October 10, 2014 By onamove
Sat. October 11, 2014 • 5:30 – 9:30pm
Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz Center
3940 Broadway at W.165th, take A, C, 1 to 168 St. Northern Manhattan
Join us for a night of music and discussion, as we link the lives of everyday people, from Palestine to Puerto Rico to Ferguson, political prisoners to U.S. imperialism, from police brutality to war. Free admission.
Ramona Africa, MOVE Organization
Nancy Mansour, Existence Is Resistance
Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
Hamde Abu Rahma, Palestinian Photo Journalist/Activist
Yasser Quos, Director of the African Community Society of Jerusalem
Nerdeen Mohsen, President, Students for Justice in Palestine, College of Staten Island
Michael Madormo, Teacher at Friend’s School in Ramallah
Carlio Rovira, Former Young Lord, Puerto Rican Independence Movement
Gabi Lazaro, Existence Is Resistance
Johanna Fernandez, The Campaign to Bring Mumia Home
with a Special guest call from Mumia Abu Jamal
Performances By: Tahani Salah, Remi Kanazi, Bomba Yo (Puerto Rican Folklore), Mazzi, M-1
Moderated by: Robyn Spencer & Ayman El-Sayed
September 11, 2014 By onamove
May 13, 2015 marks 30 years since the unconscionable bombing and murder of my MOVE family by the US government. We don’t intend to allow officials or anybody else to forget what happened that day or what is really behind it- our unrelenting fight for the release of our innocent family members known as The MOVE 9. For this reason, we are asking our supporters, and anybody who understands the need to take a stand for justice, to be at our program here in Philadelphia on May 13, 2015.
May 22, 2014 By onamove
The new documentary film, Let the Fire Burn, has catalyzed long-needed discussions about the May 13, 1985 bombing of the MOVE family by Philadelphia-Pennsylvania-U.S. authorities. It again highlights the tragedy of why are the innocent, parole-eligible MOVE 9 still imprisoned? Watch the discussion generated at the recent Philadelphia showing on Sat. May 10, 2014.