Whether you will be joining us at FDR or participating remotely, we encourage you to take photos while wearing your t-shirt, and post them on social media with the following hashtags to share your RDTW experience:
Today I participated in
#FreeMumiaand support the ABCF Warchest that sends funds to 18 other
#PoliticalPrisoners. We are coming together to
If you missed the event you can still donate here: https://tinyurl.com/donate-rdtw2021
Today is the
#RunningDownTheWalls20215K to raise awareness and funds for
#PoliticalPrisonersand Prisoners of War. Join us and incarcerated comrades in the
#RunForMumiaand donate here: https://tinyurl.com/donate-rdtw2021
Mumia Abu-Jamal has been behind bars as a voice for the voiceless for nearly 40 years, and suffers from multiple health issues and medical neglect. We MUST bring him home, and that is on all of us.
#MumiaAbuJamalis an award-winning journalist, author of 9 books and hundreds of columns and articles speaking out about issues relating to working class people of color, police brutality, and more. Learn about his health and path to freedom in this video: https://youtu.be/nMofA2GvkNU
As anarchist and former POW Ojore Lutalo put it, “Any movement that does not support its political internees is a sham movement."
September 12th is also Leonard Peltier’s birthday. He is one of 18 PP/POWs receiving stipends from the Warchest program.
Please wish him a happy birthday, and continue the struggle to
#FreeAllPoliticalPrisonersand struggle to abolish all oppression.
Every year in multiple locations,
#politicalprisonersand their supporters do a
#runningdownthewalls5K in solidarity. This event raises awareness and funds for political prisoners and prisoners of war through supporting the ABCF Warchest. We must remember that many of those arrested and imprisoned in the past and present are not far from us. Many of them are Black radicals, indigenous activists, community and labor organizers, queer, and environmental activists; people who decided to speak out against oppression and paid the price of their freedom for their actions.
We must remember that any one of these people could have at one time stood beside us in a demonstration, at a speak-out, or at an organizing meeting. The strength of our movement is determined by how much we support our fallen comrades. As anarchist and former POW Ojore Lutalo put it, “Any movement that does not support its political internees is a sham movement.”
This year we are running, walking, rolling, etc. to support and bring attention to Mumia Abu-Jamal. As a former Black Panther, organizer, award-winning journalist and author of nine books and hundreds of columns and articles, Mumia is known as “the voice of the voiceless” for many years of speaking out about issues relating to working class people of color, police brutality, prisoners, and more. For this he was targeted and framed for the murder of a cop in 1981. He was convicted on perjured testimony and manufactured evidence. While in prison he has continued to give voice to the voiceless and speak out against injustices. It’s urgent that we come together for his freedom, especially as he faces medical neglect on serious health complications, including congestive heart disease, liver damage, a severe chronic skin condition, and recent recovery from COVID-19. All hands on deck to
#rdtw2021is also on Leonard Peltier’s birthday. He is one of 18 political prisoners receiving stipends from the Warchest program funded by Running Down The Walls. Join us in wishing him a happy birthday, and continue the struggle to
#freeallpoliticalprisonersand struggle to abolish all oppression.