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  • 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 EVIDENCE...
    Oct 01, 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
  • 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
  • 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 WHO...

    Feb 04, 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, Index...
    Feb 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.
    Feb 24, 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 death...

    Feb 25, 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 book,...

    Feb 27, 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