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  • 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
  • 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...
    Sep 10, 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...
    Aug 13, 1999 | Story
  • 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
  • A new article about Mumia Abu Jamal in the August edition of Vanity Fair quotes a former prison volunteer saying that the journalist and death row prisoner told him years ago that he regretted killing a police officer in 1981. Abu Jamal has always maintained his innocence.
    Jul 13, 1999 | Story
  • Over 120 activists were arrested this Saturday in Philadelphia and San Francisco when they demonstrated demanding a new trial and medical attention for African American journalist and death row prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal.
    Jul 06, 1999 | Story
  • On July 3 in Philadelphia, activists will participate in a massive nonviolent civil disobedience action at the Liberty Bell in support of Mumia Abu Jamal. The action will take place 17 years to the day after the journalist and former Black Panther Party member received what many believe was an unjust death sentence.
    Jul 01, 1999 | Story
  • Every month Democracy Now! airs "All Things Censored," commentaries written by death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal produced by Noelle Hanrahan of 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. Juan Gonzalez is a columnist for the New York Daily News and co-host of "Democracy...
    Jul 01, 1999 | Story
  • Last Friday’s commencement ceremony at Evergreen State College had caps, gowns, and the words of Mumia Abu-Jamal echoing throughout the exercise for 13 minutes.
    Jun 14, 1999 | Story