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  • 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...
    December 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...
    November 06, 1998 | Story
  • Death Row prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal’s appeal for a new trial was denied Friday by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge has said he is ready to sign a new death warrant when that appeal was denied. A death warrant could be signed as early as this week. Activists around the country have been holding demonstrations since last week and will continue to hold them throughout the coming weeks.
    November 02, 1998 | Story
  • At the beginning of every month we have been bringing you the commentaries of Death Row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is currently facing execution at the State Correctional Institute at Greene or SCI Greene. Today’s commentary is from Mumia Abu-Jamal’s essay "A Bright Shining Hell."
    November 02, 1998 | Story
  • Like in many other states, Pennsylvania authorities have banned media visits to prisoners. They have also barred anybody from using an audio or video recorder in visits with prisoners. Moreover, print journalists are not even permitted to bring in a pencil and paper to take notes.
    October 01, 1998 | Story
  • At the beginning of every month we bring you a commentary from death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. A year ago we broadcast Abu-Jamal reading his own commentaries. Since that time Pennsylvania prison authorities cracked down on prisoners. Now inmates cannot be photographed, audiotaped or videotaped. In response, Democracy Now! has decided to broadcast Abu-Jamal’s latest commentaries as read by well known activists and artists.
    September 01, 1998 | Story
  • 1n 1995, Mumia Abu-Jamal, was only 10 days away from execution when massive worldwide protest forced the government to grant a temporary stay of execution. In 1982, Abu-Jamal was convicted of the 1981 shooting death of white police officer Daniel Faulkner in a trial many human rights activists called a sham. Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death for the crime.
    August 03, 1998 | Story
  • At the beginning of every month we bring you a new commentary from death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. A year ago we broadcast Abu-Jamal reading his own commentaries. Since that time Pennsylvania prison authorities cracked down on prisoners. Now inmates can not be photographed, audiotaped or videotaped. In response, Democracy Now! has decided to broadcast Abu Jamal’s latest commentaries as read by well known activists and artists....
    July 06, 1998 | Story
  • On the first of every month we bring you a new commentary from death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. A year ago we broadcast Abu- Jamal reading his own commentaries. Since then the Pennsylvania prison authorities cracked down on prisoners saying none could be photographed, audiotaped or videotaped. In response, Democracy Now has decided to broadcast Abu Jamal’s latest commentaries as read by well known activists and artists.
    June 01, 1998 | Story
  • On April 1st, Democracy Now! kicked off the beginning of the new commentaries written, but not spoken, by journalist and Pennsylvania Death Row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal called "All Things Censored." In November 1996, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections banned all journalists from audio recording, videotaping, or photographing any inmate in a state facility. Democracy Now! aired the last permitted recordings of Mumia Abu Jamal in...
    May 04, 1998 | Story