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  • Yesterday, one of the leaders in the movement to stop the execution of journalist Mumia Abu Jamal was jailed for violation of probation. Clark Kissinger received a 90 day jail sentence in Philadelphia after having been arrested in that city at a demonstration in support of Mumia in July 1999. He was charged with "failure to obey a lawful order" — a petty offense, on a par with leaving a dog off a leash. His one-year probation...
    Dec 07, 2000 | Story
  • Thousands of people marched through downtown Los Angeles Sunday as they kicked off what will be a week of major protest here in Los Angeles during the Democratic National Convention. Scores of police officers in riot gear lined the streets and helicopters hovered above as marchers wound their way through the streets of LA to the Staples Center.
    Aug 14, 2000 | Story
  • The case of Mumia Abu Jamal is known around the country. What a short time ago was an issue of just activist communities is increasingly being picked up and pursued by the corporate press. Time magazine, The New York Times and 20-20 are some of the main media outlets that have recently given feature length coverage to Mumia’s case. His innocence or guilt is hotly debated as is the fairness of his trial and the larger issue of the death...
    Aug 01, 2000 | Story
  • This weekend, as the Million Mom March took place in Washington, DC, protesting guns and gun violence, people in Philadelphia and elsewhere in the US rallied around the case of death row prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. Abu Jamal is an award-winning journalist who sits on Pennsylvania’s death row after a 1982 conviction for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. That conviction has been contested on various constitutional,...
    May 15, 2000 | Story
  • The US Supreme Court will hear arguments today on whether the 1996 Effective Death Penalty Act should deny those facing execution the right to appeal when there is new evidence on their innocence. The fate of more than 3,000 death row prisoners hangs in the balance. Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal is one of those inmates. [includes rush transcript]
    Feb 28, 2000 | Story
  • Yesterday, an international delegation consisting of European members of parliament, union leaders human rights activists and others held a press conference to ask President Clinton to stop the execution of death row prisoner and journalist Mumia Abu Jamal. They requested a meeting with Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno on the case of Jamal, and threatened civil disobedience if the meeting was not granted.
    Jan 13, 2000 | Story
  • Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge signed a death warrant for journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu Jamal, less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a new trial.
    Oct 14, 1999 | Story
  • The US Supreme Court yesterday let stand the conviction of journalist and death row prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal, who is on Pennsylvania’s death row after he was convicted of killing of a police officer 18 years ago.
    Oct 05, 1999 | Story
  • The first group of ninety-five protesters who were arrested in Philadelphia last July 3rd are in court today for their participation in a nonviolent civil disobedience at the Liberty Bell in downtown Philadelphia on behalf of journalist and death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 29, 1999 | Story
  • We’re ending today’s show with commentary from noted journalist and death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. This summer, Democracy Now! presented live phone-in interviews with Jamal. And on our August 12th program, his call to our show was cut off after only five minutes, when a prison guard yanked the phone out of the wall. In today’s commentary, Mumia reflects on what happened that day. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 21, 1999 | Story