Not your mother’s Presidential candidates

Not your mother’s Presidential candidates

The California Peace and Freedom Party is running Mumia Abu-Jamal and Leonard Peltier as candidates for President in the March 2004 primary.

From their newsletter:

Two men convicted of murder whose cases have become international political causes will be among the candidates on the ballot when Californians vote in the presidential primary next March, according to an official list released on Monday.

Vying for the small socialist Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential nomination are Leonard Peltier, an American Indian activist serving two consecutive life terms for killing two FBI agents in 1975, and radio journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a 1982 murder conviction for the slaying of a Philadelphia city police officer.   He is on death row and has fought a long battle to overturn his conviction.

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