Shows featuring Mumia Abu Jamal

  • VIDEO: Extended Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal on New Pennsylvania Law Restricting Prisoners’ Speech

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    Mumia Abu-Jamal speaks with Democracy Now! about Pennsylvania’s new law that authorizes the censoring of public addresses of prisoners or former offenders if judges agree that allowing them to speak would cause "mental anguish" to the victim.
    October 24, 2014 | Blog Post
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks Out from Jail on New Pennsylvania Law Silencing Prisoners 1021_seg3_mumia
    Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is set to sign into law a bill critics say will trample the free speech rights of prisoners. Last week, lawmakers openly said they passed the legislation as a way to target one of the state’s most well-known prisoners: journalist and former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was...
    October 21, 2014 | Story
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal: "The United States Is Fast Becoming One of the Biggest Open-Air Prisons on Earth" Mumia_phone
    In a rare live interview, Mumia Abu-Jamal calls into Democracy Now! as the new film, "Long Distance Revolutionary," about his life premieres in New York City this weekend. After 29 years on death row, he is now being held in general population at the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution – Mahanoy. "How...
    February 01, 2013 | Story
  • Exclusive: Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks from Prison on Life After Death Row and His Quest for Freedom Mumia1
    In a Democracy Now! exclusive, Mumia Abu-Jamal phones in from the SCI Mahanoy prison in Frackville, Pennsylvania, where he is being held in general population after nearly 30 years on death row. Although he now lives in a bigger cell than what he calls the "small dog cage" of the last three decades, Mumia says his...
    April 25, 2012 | Story
  • Exclusive: Mumia Abu-Jamal and Danny Glover Speak to Each Other for First Time Ever on Democracy Now Mumia_glover
    Actor and activist Danny Glover speaks to Mumia Abu-Jamal for the first time after championing the jailed former Black Panther’s cause for over two decades. "I just want to tell you that — and I’m really emotional because I didn’t expect to hear your voice this morning — that we continue to struggle and...
    April 25, 2012 | Story
  • 25 Years Ago: Philadelphia Police Bombs MOVE Headquarters Killing 11, Destroying 65 Homes 1985_move_bombing_copy
    Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of a massive police operation in Philadelphia that culminated in the helicopter bombing of the headquarters of a radical group known as MOVE. The fire from the attack killed six adults and five children and destroyed sixty-five homes. Despite two grand jury investigations and a...
    May 13, 2010 | Story
  • "Without Struggle, There Is Nothing"–Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks from Death Row about His Case, Prison Reform and "Jailhouse Lawyers" Mumia-web
    We speak with author, journalist and death row prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Speaking from his Pennsylvania jail cell, Abu-Jamal calls the recent Supreme Court decision to deny his appeal to overturn his conviction "Kafkaesque." He goes on to say, "The fight goes on...without struggle, there is no progress...without struggle, there’s nothing." Abu-Jamal’s new book...
    April 16, 2009 | Story
  • Supreme Court Denies Appeal for Death Row Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal Mumia-web
    The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from the journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal. On Monday, the court rejected without comment Abu-Jamal’s bid to overturn his conviction for the 1981 killing of a white police officer following a controversial trial before a predominantly white jury. Abu-Jamal contends the case was marred with racial bias, including the deliberate...
    April 07, 2009 | Story
  • Penn. Judges Get Kickbacks for Placing Youths in Privately Owned Jails Pajusticeweb
    An unprecedented case of judicial corruption is unfolding in Pennsylvania. Several hundred families have filed a class-action lawsuit against two former judges who have pleaded guilty to taking bribes in return for placing youths in privately owned jails. Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan are said to have received $2.6 million for ensuring juvenile suspects were jailed in prisons...
    February 17, 2009 | Story
  • Philadelphia Court Hearing Could Decide Fate of Imprisoned Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal Mumiacomments
    In Philadelphia, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s legal team is preparing for a hearing that could decide the fate of the imprisoned former Black Panther. Abu-Jamal has been on death row for 25 years after being convicted of killing a police officer following a controversial trial before a predominantly white jury. On Thursday, the Third Circuit Court Of Appeals will hear oral arguments to decide...
    May 15, 2007 | Story
  • Haitian Journalist Michele Montas Discusses Haiti and the Unsolved Murder Of Her Husband Montas
    Award-winning Haitian journalist Michele Montas fled Haiti last year after her bodyguard was killed and continued threats against her forced her close her radio station and leave the country four years after her husband, Jean Dominique, was assassinated. [includes transcript]
    February 25, 2004 | Story
  • Remembering Michael Manley
    Jamaica is mourning the death of former Prime Minister Michael Manley, a legendary figure in Caribbean politics. Dr Clive Thomas, Professor of economics and Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Guyana describes Michael Manley as an 'old style' leader someone who struggled for the independence of Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. Thomas speaks of how in...
    March 10, 1997 | Story