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Mumia Abu-Jamal Topics

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  • Lawyers for death row prisoner Abu Mumia Jamal filed court papers yesterday, alleging that the original judge in the case made a racist comment about Abu Jamal. Terry Mara Carter of Delaware signed an affidavit, that as a stenographer in 1982 she overheard Judge Albert Sabo saying he was "Going to help him fry" Abu Jamal. She also alleged the judge used a racial slur to describe Abu Jamal. Abu Mumia Jamal is a celebrated radio...
    Aug 29, 2001 | Story
  • Zachary Runningwolf Brown, a Blackfeet Native American man runs across the United States, from the bay area to Philadelphia (about 30 miles a day) to raise awareness about Abu Mumia Jamal’s death row case, and to get Mumia a new trial. A documentary on his journey will be made by an independent filmmaker. Zachary visited Leavenworth, but he and his filmmaker were not granted an interview with Leonard Peltier, and they avoided protest for...
    Aug 29, 2001 | Story
  • Protesters are demonstrating in Philadelphia against the denial by state officals to allow Abu Jamal attendence to a state appeals court hearing. Abu Jamal was sentenced to death for the claim that he shot a police officer–a claim he denies. Abu Jamal’s attornies Marline Kamish and Elliot Grossman join Amy for a phone conversation.
    Aug 20, 2001 | Story
  • Over one thousand protesters have gathered to protest the decision to not allow Abu Jamal to attend his hearing. Amy is joined by Pam Africa, coordinator of the international concerned family and friends of Mumia Abu Jamal to discuss the latest in Abu Jamal’s trial.
    Aug 17, 2001 | Story
  • Documentary about Mumia’s history and the history of his case. The documentary hears from police, and doctors as well as Mumia’s family and Mumia himself.
    Aug 17, 2001 | Story
  • A state agency in Pennsylvania, Bureau of Charitable Organizations, has ordered the main non-profit fund-raisingorganization for imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal–the International Concerned Families and Friends of MumiaAbu-Jamal–to stop soliciting contributions until it clears up what the Bureau calls questions about its finances.
    Aug 07, 2001 | Story
  • You may have heard that Mumia Abu-Jamal has fired his lawyers. The African American journalist and former BlackPanther took the drastic move in response to the pending publication of a book written by one of his key attorneys.Abu Jamal is currently on Pennsylvania’s Death Row where he has spent the past 19 years for the murder of a whitepoliceman.
    Mar 29, 2001 | Story
  • On this, the last day of African American history month, we look at life of Mumia Abu Jamal. Pacifica radio was thefirst national outlet to broadcast his commentaries from Death Row. It was four years ago this month, a minute beforewe were scheduled to go on air, that the 12 Pennsylvania stations controlled by Temple University, pulled DemocracyNow off the air.
    Feb 28, 2001 | Story
  • Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal gathered at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY last night tocelebrate the publication of Mumia Abu Jamal’s first biography, written by Terry Bisson.
    Feb 28, 2001 | Story
  • After violating parole that barred him from leaving his native New York for political activities, Clark Kissinger was jailed in Philadelphia. Kissinger has been a key activist opposing the execution of Mumia Abu Jamal. Last week he was put in isolation and as of two days ago has been held incommunicado.
    Dec 20, 2000 | Story