Ramona Africa: Harriet’s granddaughter

first_imgWorkers World Party joins thousands around the world in the call to help our sister, Ramona Africa, fight for her life.Ramona Africa is the last survivor of the 1985 firebombing of the MOVE home in Philadelphia, May 13, 1985.  She was severely burned, arrested immediately after the bombing and falsely charged in the incident. She served seven years in prison. After being released, she returned to Philadelphia and continued to work with MOVE as minister of communications.Ramona was diagnosed with lymphoma after she suffered a stroke that left her unable to walk early in August.Ramona is a revolutionary who speaks about freedom and equality for life for all living things. She speaks of a better world: a world not based on violence and domination but a world based on dignity and respect for all people of all backgrounds.Ramona has respect for life, clean water, fresh air, natural food and shelter, all of which is needed for quality of life. She not only speaks about the principles of freedom, she lives, breathes and fights for the freedom that she speaks of.In Mumia Abu-Jamal’s audio commentary celebrating “Sister Warriors,Harriet’s Daughters: Ramona Africa, Pam Africa, and Monica Moorehead,” Mumia said, “These three women, Ramona, Pam, and Monica, are like Harriet [Tubman] because they fight for freedom every day against great odds and they keep on pushing no matter what.”Mumia Abu-Jamal had this to say in a recent audio commentary “Saving Mona” posted on Prison Radio, September 2, 2018: “The woman who hit the ground running, who suffered a foul and unjust imprisonment, who showed an uncanny strength, who spoke up for justice all around the world has been forced to rest and recuperate. MOVE needs your help to support her in this rest and recuperation that she needs.”Ramona has been there for us. Now it is time for us to be there for her.To make a donation to help pay for Ramona Africa’s medical expenses, please go to www.gofundme.com/helpsaveramonaafrica.OnaMoveWorkers World PartyFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Poll shows fans back Hammers move

first_img The survey showed that 51% of those questioned believed the move would provide West Ham with the resources to improve the squad and build the club. The other reasons given for supporting the move included growing the club’s supporter base and the belief the Olympic Stadium would provide an improved fan experience. Press Association Only 5% of the 11,858 supporters questioned were against West Ham leaving Upton Park under any circumstances while 10% said they would consider backing the move but they required more information. Those supporters have been offered the chance to take part in on-going consultation sessions throughout this summer. West Ham plan to move into the Olympic Stadium, with a post-conversion capacity of 54,000, for the start of the 2016/17 season. The club’s vice-chairman Karren Brady said: “I am delighted that the SMG YouGov independent poll shows that such an overwhelming majority of our fans are in favour of our plans to move to the Olympic Stadium. “I would like to thank each and every supporter that took the time to have their say on what is an historic and monumental decision for the club. We must now engage further with the fans who’ve requested more information but it is fantastic to know that the consensus among our supporters is that they are behind the move.” MG YouGov said the poll was six times larger than typical surveys of 2000 people used for robust research analysis, therefore greatly reducing the margin for error. The results have been published on West Ham’s official website whufc.com. center_img West Ham’s plan to move into the Olympic Stadium has the backing of 85% of the club’s supporters, according to a comprehensive poll conducted by SMG YouGov.last_img read more