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  • Lawyers of death row inmate and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal have filed a statement claiming police coerced witnesses who testified against Abu-Jamal. Jamal’s lead attorney Leonard Weinstein talks with Amy Goodman about the case. Abu-Jamal’s defense is seeking a new trail to include the sworn statement of Pamela Jenkins, former prostitute and lover of a corrupt city police officer. Jenkins statement describes how police...
    Mar 11, 1997 | Story
  • Another commentary from journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.

    TAPE: MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, a death row inmate in Pennsylvania.

    Mar 07, 1997 | Story
  • Another commentary from journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.

    TAPE: MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, a death row inmate in Pennsylvania.

    Mar 06, 1997 | Story
  • Another commentary from journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.
    Mar 05, 1997 | Story
  • Another commentary from journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.
    Mar 04, 1997 | Story
  • Today, we continue with our second week of airing
    commentaries by journalist and author Mumia Abu-Jamal. But
    before we hear from death row, we wanted to give an update on
    the situation with Temple University in Philadelphia,
    Pennsylvania.

    At Temple, thousands of phone calls, faxes and letters have
    poured into the university’s administrative offices protesting
    the cancellation of "Democracy Now!" and urging the university
    to put...

    Mar 03, 1997 | Story
  • Today, we air another commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal. Author John
    Edgar Wideman introduces today’s segment.

    TAPE: JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN, author.

    TAPE: MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, a prisoner on Pennsylvania’s death row.

    Feb 28, 1997 | Story
  • Today, we air another commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal, a
    journalist on Pennsylvania’s death row.

    In his new book, Death Blossoms, Mumia writes about being
    punished by Pennsylvania officials for publishing his first
    book, Live From Death Row. For those writings, he was put in the
    hole for engaging actively in a business or profession. On
    the outside, the Fraternal Order of Police denounced publishers
    Addison and Wesley for putting out the...

    Feb 27, 1997 | Story
  • Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, yesterday
    unilaterally canceled Democracy Now! and pulled all
    Pacifica programming, including the Pacifica Network News,
    from its radio station WRTI. Also affected were 11 other
    radio stations across Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and
    Delaware — all part of the Temple University radio network.

    The sudden decision was made as Democracy Now! began to air
    commentaries from Pennsylvania...

    Feb 25, 1997 | Story
  • Index on Censorship. Noelle Hanrahan discusses the process of recording the voices of inmates and the banning of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s radio essays on public radio All Things Considered. Abu-Jamal is incarcerated in Huntington on death row, convicted of killing Daniel Faullkner, a police officer. Hanrahan was banned for a year after crediting a photo she took of the prison facility. To continue the recordings, she asked the UK magazine, ...
    Feb 24, 1997 | Story