May 3 is the annual World Press Freedom Day. Throughout the world, journalists are being targeted, tortured, and murdered. There is growing censorship by governments & corporate media. In the United States, the two most world-known journalists are Julian Assange, who was also the publisher of Wiki-leaks, and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Julian Assange is a member of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in Australia and has been imprisoned in the UK for “espionage,” and Mumia was a member of CWA NABET and worked as a journalist on Philadelphia’s NPR (National Public Radio) radio station, WUHY-FM, (now WHYY) in Philadelphia and was president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. The SEIU in 2000, ILWU Local 10, OEA, and CWA PMWG have also called for his freedom.
Endorsed by: Code Pink, Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia, Bay Action To Free Julian Assange, United Front Committee for A Labor Party, LaborNet, WorkWeek, Bay- View Newspaper & JR Valery, Dennis Bernstein-Producer and host of KPFA Flashpoint