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Mumia Abu-Jamal Topics

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  • 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...

    March 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.

    February 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...

    February 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...

    February 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, ...
    February 24, 1997 | Story
  • The Bruderhof Community recently published Abu-Jamals writings in a book called Death Blossoms. Steve Weiser gave a speech at a news conferences held by Pacifica announcing their airing of Abu-Jamals commentaries. He reports on his personal observations after just visiting Abu-Jamal. Steve believes that Mumia is being harassed by prison officials in preparation for a possible ruling.
    February 24, 1997 | Story
  • IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS, PENNSYLVANIA DEATH ROW INMATE MUMIA ABU JAMAL HAS BEEN BARRED FROM BEING PHOTOGRAPHED AND TAPE RECORDEDJUST THE LATEST MOVE IN WHAT MUMIA’S LAWYERS AND SUPPORTERS ARE
    CALLING A LONG CAMPAIGN BY PENNSYLVANIA STATE OFFICIALS TO GAG THE FORMER AWARD-WINNING RADIO JOURNALIST.

    NEARLY THREE YEARS AGO, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO SCRAPPED PLANS TO RUN A SERIES OF RADIO COMMENTARIES BY MUMIA AFTER PRESSURE FROM POLICE ...

    February 04, 1997 | Story
  • 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.
    December 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]
    December 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.
    October 02, 1996 | Story