MOVE Bombing


On the 10th July 2007, Indymedia Birmingham, in conjunction with the Mikey Powell Campaign, screened INJUSTICE, a powerful film about deaths in police custody, and a short filmed interview with Ramona Africa of the US based MOVE group.

Updates on this case will be listed at the foot of this item

The screening, which was held at the Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham, was preceded and followed by talks by Tippa Naphtali, a cousin of Mikey Powell, who died at the hands of police in Handsworth, Birmingham, in 2003.

See the Birmingham IndyMedia article >


INJUSTICE The Film has continued to succeed despite attempts
by the police to suppress it. A spokesperson for filmmakers, Migrant Media, said; “We owe this success through the continued practical, political and spiritual support that many have given us.”

About MOVE

Eleven people, including five children, perished in a blaze after the State of Philadelphia dropped a bomb on a house owned by members of MOVE.  Sixty one houses burned to the ground on that infamous day, 13th May 1985. Ramona Africa, was the only adult MOVE survivor of the siege.


Follow-up News:

See our profile of INJUSTICE
Between 1969 and 1999 over one thousand people died in police custody in England . No police officer to date has ever been convicted for any of these deaths.

The 1985 Move bombing in Philadelphia – The Confrontation
Produced for the 25th anniversary of the 1985 Move bombing in Philadelphia, in this video retired Philadelphia police officer James Berghaier and Move member Ramona Africa describe the fatal confrontation between police and Move.

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