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Mumia Abu-Jamal Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Mumia Abu-Jamal

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  • Lydia Barashango, Abu-Jamal’s sister, recalls the night of the arrest and discusses the roots of Abu-Jamal’s activism, and the effect of his imprisonment on her family.
    Dec 09, 1996 | Story
  • Abu-Jamal speaks about racism in the criminal justice system and the overwhelming number of black men in prison. [includes rush transcript]
    Dec 09, 1996 | Story
  • Attorney’s for Mumia Abu Jamal were in court yesterday trying to introduce new evidence in his case. But their witness was arrested in a move attorneys believe is meant to intimidate any one who steps forward on Abu-Jamal’s behalf.
    Oct 02, 1996 | Story
  • FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A YEAR, MUMIA ABU JAMAL WILL APPEAR IN A PHILADELPHIA COURTROOM TODAY. ABU JAMAL IS THE AFRICAN AMERICAN JOURNALIST AND COMMENTATOR WHO’S BEEN ON DEATH ROW SINCE 1982, WHEN HE WAS CONVICTED OF KILLING A PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER. FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS, ATTORNEYS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET ABU-JAMAL A NEW TRIAL BECAUSE OF JUDICIAL BIAS. TODAY’S HEARING WILL DETERMINE WHETHER THE COURT WILL ALLOW NEW ...
    Oct 01, 1996 | Story