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Action Alert – PA Parole Board Must Grant Janet and Janine Africa Parole!

Take action Monday, June 25th - Wednesday, June 27th On Saturday, June 16, MOVE member Debbie Africa was released on parole from State Correctional Institution (SCI) Cambridge Springs after 39 years and 10 months of incarceration. Fellow MOVE members Janet and Janine Africa, however, were denied parole despite having virtually identical Department of Corrections records as Debbie. Janet, Janine, and Debbie all: - Have gone more than 20 years without a misconduct for any rule … [Read More...]

Events

Free the MOVE 9 - 40 Years Too Long!

August 8th is Day of Resistance for the MOVE 9 in Philadelphia

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, will mark Forty Years since the Move 9 have been unjustly imprisoned for a crime the entire world knows they did not commit. Day of Resistance for the MOVE 9 On August 5, 2018, we are asking people to join us for a Day of Resistance For The Move 9. Running Down the Walls First at 10:00 am join us for Running Down The Walls a 5k run organized for The Move 9 by our Brothers And Sisters From The Philadelphia Anarchist Black Cross that will take place at Fairmount … [Read More...]

Debbie Africa

Debbie Africa Press Conference on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in East Lansdowne, PA church

MEDIA RELEASE: MOVE Member Debbie Africa Released on Parole After Over 39 Years in Prison Media Contacts Brad Thomson bradjaythomson@gmail.com 773-297-9689 Bret Grote bretgrote@abolitionistlawcenter.org 412-654-9070 June 18, 2018: On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 10 a.m., MOVE member Debbie Africa will make her first public appearance since being released from prison after 39 years and 10 months of incarceration. On Saturday, June 16, Debbie was released on parole from State Correctional … [Read More...]

News

Debbie, Alia (granddaughter) and Mike Jr (son) Africa

After 40 years, first of MOVE 9 is paroled – but others denied

June 19, 2018, updated Reprint from Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News by Samantha Melamed It was a strange sendoff for Debbie Africa, as Janine and Janet Africa helped her pack, talked about the future, and quietly tried to make sense of their diverging fates. On Saturday, Debbie Africa left the State Correctional Institution Cambridge Springs and, after 38 years, became the first of the … [Read More...]

Debbie Africa with her son, Mike Africa, after her release on parole.

MOVE member Debbie Africa released

By Betsey Piette June 17, 2018 Reprinted from Workers World Philadelphia — In the early morning of June 16, after nearly 40 years of unjust imprisonment by the state of Pennsylvania, political prisoner and MOVE 9 member Debbie Sims Africa was granted parole and released from the State Correctional Institution-Cambridge Springs. Messaging on Instagram, the MOVE Organization wrote: “Our … [Read More...]

Debbie Sims Africa

Debbie Sims Africa, 61, granted parole and freed!

By Ed Pilkington The Guardian June 18, 2018 The first member of a group of black radicals known as the Move Nine who have been incarcerated, they insist unjustly, for almost 40 years for killing a Philadelphia police officer has been released from prison. Debbie Sims Africa, 61, walked free from Cambridge Springs prison in Pennsylvania on Saturday, having been granted parole. She was … [Read More...]