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By Larry Goldbetter, NWU President

On March 9, 2023, a delegation visited NWU member Mumia Abu-Jamal at a prison in Pennsylvania. The group included Jacky Hortaut of the French Collective for the Liberation of Mumia; Patrick Kamenka, representative of the French CGT National Union of Journalists: and NWU President Larry Goldbetter, who represented the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). The delegation let Abu-Jamal know that 600,000 union-member journalists in 150 countries are standing with him, and are demanding Pennsylvania’s governor review his controversial trial and release him immediately on health grounds. Read more.