Freedom Road Socialist Organization

[The following statement is reprinted from the International Communist Seminar in Brussels, 2-4 May, 2000. The list of organizations who signed it are at the end of the document.]

Resolution in Support of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Submitted by the Ray O. Light Group, USA

International Communist Seminar, Brussels, 2 – 4 May 2000


Whereas, Mumia Abu-Jamal is a political prisoner in the United States and is currently facing execution at the hands of U.S. imperialism, and

Whereas, Mumia is a renowned Afro-American journalist, freedom fighter against police brutality and has become known as the "voice of the voiceless", and

Whereas, Mumia Abu-Jamal was railroaded to prison and death row in 1981 by the U.S. repressive state apparatus for the alleged murder of a policeman, and

Whereas, the trial of Mumia violated all semblance of justice and fair play - witnesses disappeared or were coerced, witness testimony was fabricated, Mumia was denied the right to defend himself and the court appointed an incompetent "defence” attorney, money was not provided for ballistic tests and for other aspects of his defence and the presiding judge was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and infamous for sentencing more prisoners to death row than any judge in the USA, and

Whereas, Mumia continues to be an internationalist freedom fighter even from death row and solitary confinement exemplified by his courageous and principled stand against the U.S. imperialist led NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, and

Whereas, the Afro-American national liberation struggle is a vital component of the world-wide liberation struggles of the oppressed peoples against imperialism, headed by U.S. imperialism, and

Whereas, the struggle to free Mumia Abu-Jamal is an important pad of the struggle against police brutality in the USA and for Afro-American liberation and world socialism, therefore

Be it Resolved that the ICS gathered here in Brussels over May Day 2000 demand justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal and specifically demand that the U.S. imperialist repressive state apparatus immediately halt the pending execution of freedom-fighter Mumia Abu-Jamal and,

Be It Further Resolved that the many parties and organizations gathered here at the ICS work in our respective countries to free Mumia Abu-Jamal as part of our proletarian internationalist responsibilities to advance the cause of national liberation and socialism.


1.      Belgium, Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB)

2.      Brazil, Centro Brasileiro da Soliedaridade aos Povos

3.      Brazil, Communist Revolutionary Nucleus (NCR)

4.      Cameroon, Movement of Independent Democrats

5.      Chad, Chadian Action for Unity and Socialism (ACTUS)

6.      Colombia, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP)

7.      Czech Republic, Communist Youth Union

8.      Democratic Republic of Congo, Mwendeko

9.      Democratic Republic of Congo, Patriotic Front

10.  Democratic Republic of Congo, People’s Power Committees (CPP),

11.  Denmark, Marxist-Leninist Danish Communist Party (DKP ML)

12.  Dominican Republic, Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of the Dominican Republic

13.  Ecuador, Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador (PCMLE)

14.  France, Anti-Imperialist Front

15.  France, Cercle Henri Barbusse

16.  France, Communist Coordination

17.  France, Information Bulletin “Nouvelles d’URSS”

18.  Germany, Communist Party of Germany (KPD)

19.  Great Britain, Lalkar Magazine

20.  Greece, Revolutionary Marxist Organization A/Synechia

21.  Haiti, Confédération ouvrière des Travailleurs haïtiens (KOTA)

22.  India, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) New Democracy

23.  Indonesia, People’s Democratic Party (PRD)

24.  Italy, Circolo Lenin

25.  Mali, African Solidarity for Democracy and Independence (SADI)

26.  Mexico, Broad Front for the Construction of a National Liberation Movement (FAC-MLN)

27.  Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)

28.  Nepal, Anti-Imperialist Revolutionary Front

29.  Netherlands, New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN)

30.  Norway, Workers’ Communist Party (AKP)

31.  Philippines, Communist Party of the Philippines

32.  Poland, League of Polish Communists “Proletariat”

33.  Russia, All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks

34.  Russia, Russian Communist Workers’ Party

35.  Sudan, Communist Party of the Sudan

36.  Switzerland, Communist Organization Switzerland (KOS)

37.  Turkey, Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKC)

38.  Turkey, Turkish Communist Party / Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML)

39.  Ukraine, Union of Communists of Ukraine

40.  USA, Freedom Road Socialist Organization

41.  USA, Ray O’Light Group

42.  USA, Workers’ World Party

(List of 4 May 2000)