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Mumia Abu-Jamal Topics

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  • At the beginning of every month we bring you a commentary from death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. A year ago we broadcast Abu-Jamal reading his own commentaries. Since that time Pennsylvania prison authorities cracked down on prisoners. Now inmates cannot be photographed, audiotaped or videotaped. In response, Democracy Now! has decided to broadcast Abu-Jamal’s latest commentaries as read by well known activists and artists.
    Sep 01, 1998 | Story
  • Like in many other states, Pennsylvania authorities have banned media visits to prisoners. They have also barred anybody from using an audio or video recorder in visits with prisoners. Moreover, print journalists are not even permitted to bring in a pencil and paper to take notes.
    Oct 01, 1998 | Story
  • Death Row prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal’s appeal for a new trial was denied Friday by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge has said he is ready to sign a new death warrant when that appeal was denied. A death warrant could be signed as early as this week. Activists around the country have been holding demonstrations since last week and will continue to hold them throughout the coming weeks.
    Nov 02, 1998 | Story
  • At the beginning of every month we have been bringing you the commentaries of Death Row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is currently facing execution at the State Correctional Institute at Greene or SCI Greene. Today’s commentary is from Mumia Abu-Jamal’s essay "A Bright Shining Hell."
    Nov 02, 1998 | Story
  • One week ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied an appeal by death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for a new trial. This weekend in Philadelphia, people from around the U.S. will demonstrate against what they call ongoing police murder, frame-ups and terror. Activists plan to shut down Philadelphia’s City Hall and conduct an African Peoples Tribunal to try police officers and other officials. Among the speakers at the event will be...
    Nov 06, 1998 | Story
  • We now turn to the words of Mumia Abu-Jamal, journalist, author and former Black Panther who is currently on Pennsylvania’s death row. Although we are prevented from interviewing Abu-Jamal or recording his voice, we are able to air his words read by others thanks to the Prison Radio Project. On the first of every month we have played the essays and commentaries of Mumia Abu Jamal read by actors, writers, artists and activists. The late...
    Dec 01, 1998 | Story
  • Despite angry criticism by the governor of New Jersey and law enforcement officials, supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal held a sold-out benefit concert last night in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine, Bad Religion and Black Star headlined the concert, which was attended by about 16,000 people. New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, as well as State Attorney General Peter Verniero and State Police superintendent...
    Jan 29, 1999 | Story
  • Every month Democracy Now! airs "All Things Censored," commentaries written by death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal produced by 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.
    Feb 26, 1999 | Story
  • Every month Democracy Now airs All Things Censored, commentaries written by death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal produced by 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.
    Mar 04, 1999 | Story
  • This past week, there were news conferences around the country to mobilize for a massive demonstration calling for a new trial for the African American journalist that will take place in Philadelphia on April 24. This past week, Amy Goodman had an opportunity to interview Geronimo Pratt–now known as Janome Ji Jaga–at a New York town meeting called "Millions for Mumia." The event drew over one thousand people, including...
    Mar 04, 1999 | Story