Thursday, July 1, 1999

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  • Julia Wright Speaks On Civil Disobedience Actions for Mumia Abu Jamal

    On July 3 in Philadelphia, activists will participate in a massive nonviolent civil disobedience action at the Liberty Bell in support of Mumia Abu Jamal. The action will take place 17 years to the day after the journalist and former Black Panther Party member received what many believe was an unjust death sentence.

  • Mumia Commentary

    Every month Democracy Now! airs "All Things Censored," commentaries written by death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal produced by Noelle Hanrahan of the Prison Radio Project. Recordings of Abu-Jamal’s voice have been banned by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. So each month we bring to you notable people reading his new essays. Juan Gonzalez is a columnist for the New York Daily News and co-host of "Democracy Now!"

  • Did the CIA Drug Paul Robeson?–a Look at the Secret Program Mk Ultra

    In the 1950s, in the midst of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency developed a highly classified psychological warfare program called MK Ultra. After the Second World War, the Western intelligence community became interested in the use of mind control drugs when it was learned that Nazi scientists engaged in similar experimentation. Described as the CIA’s version of the Manhattan Project, MK Ultra was developed in response to rumors that the Soviets planned to plant brainwashed assassins in the White House and other citadels of Western power.