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  • The following press conference discusses new revelations in the case of political prisoner and death-row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal. According to Philip Bloch, a former prison volunteer, Abu Jamal confessed the murder of a police officer to him. A letter has surfaced raising serious questions about Bloch’s charges.
    Aug 03, 1999 | Story
  • At the beginning of every month Democracy Now! airs "All Things Censored," commentaries written by journalist and death row resident Mumia Abu-Jamal, and produced by Noelle Hanrahan. Recordings of Mumia’s voice have been banned by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and so each month we bring to you notable people recording his new essays.
    Aug 03, 1999 | Story
  • Yesterday, on "Democracy Now!" host Amy Goodman interviewed death-row activist and political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. During the interview, according to Steve Weiser, Mr. Jamal’s spiritual advisor, a prison official charged into Mumia’s room and terminated his call by forcibly removing the phone from the wall. According to Weiser, the prison official told Jamal that orders to terminate the call came from "the top."
    Aug 13, 1999 | Story
  • On Saturday, September 11th, artists around the country will participate in Mumia 911, a National Day of Art to Stop the Execution of Mumia Abu Jamal. Tomorrow, artists will create and perform works, hold concerts, shows and exhibits, and dedicate their events to the award-winning death row journalist and political prisoner. Events and performances will be held in various parts of the country, in places such as Seattle, Boston, New York, Las Vegas...
    Sep 10, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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