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Mumia Abu-Jamal Topics

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  • 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. Harry Allen is a writer and rap impresario. He is the Director of the Rhythm Cultural Institute...
    Jun 01, 1999 | Story
  • Each month, Democracy Now and the Prison Radio Project bring you "All Things Censored," commentaries written by African American journalist and death row prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. The commentaries are read by activists, writers and artists because Pennsylvania prison authorities have banned Mumia from recording them himself.
    May 03, 1999 | Story
  • This week, people around the world are organizing protests in support of journalist, activist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. In Philadelphia this Saturday, masses will converge for the Millions for Mumia protest. Tomorrow, a work stoppage is being planned by the 150,000-member teachers union in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in solidarity with Mumia. Meanwhile, on Saturday, longshore workers at all ports on the U.S. West Coast of the United...
    Apr 22, 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 of Prison Radio. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has banned new recordings of Mumia’s voice, so we bring to you notable people reading his essays.
    Apr 02, 1999 | Story
  • Every month Democracy Now airs All Things Censored, commentaries written by death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal produced by 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.
    Mar 04, 1999 | Story
  • This past week, there were news conferences around the country to mobilize for a massive demonstration calling for a new trial for the African American journalist that will take place in Philadelphia on April 24. This past week, Amy Goodman had an opportunity to interview Geronimo Pratt–now known as Janome Ji Jaga–at a New York town meeting called "Millions for Mumia." The event drew over one thousand people, including...
    Mar 04, 1999 | Story
  • Every month Democracy Now! airs "All Things Censored," commentaries written by death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal produced by 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.
    Feb 26, 1999 | Story
  • Despite angry criticism by the governor of New Jersey and law enforcement officials, supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal held a sold-out benefit concert last night in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine, Bad Religion and Black Star headlined the concert, which was attended by about 16,000 people. New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, as well as State Attorney General Peter Verniero and State Police superintendent...
    Jan 29, 1999 | Story
  • We now turn to the words of Mumia Abu-Jamal, journalist, author and former Black Panther who is currently on Pennsylvania’s death row. Although we are prevented from interviewing Abu-Jamal or recording his voice, we are able to air his words read by others thanks to the Prison Radio Project. On the first of every month we have played the essays and commentaries of Mumia Abu Jamal read by actors, writers, artists and activists. The late...
    Dec 01, 1998 | Story
  • One week ago, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied an appeal by death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for a new trial. This weekend in Philadelphia, people from around the U.S. will demonstrate against what they call ongoing police murder, frame-ups and terror. Activists plan to shut down Philadelphia’s City Hall and conduct an African Peoples Tribunal to try police officers and other officials. Among the speakers at the event will be...
    Nov 06, 1998 | Story