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  • 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, legal...
    May 15, 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 penalty....
    Aug 01, 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
  • 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 barred...
    Dec 07, 2000 | 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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