Hi there,

The climate crisis, war, attacks on reproductive rights, book bans—these threats aren't looming. They are here now. If you think Democracy Now!'s reporting on these issues is essential, please sign up for a monthly gift of $10 or more. Right now, a generous donor will DOUBLE your gift, making your donation twice as valuable. We don't have a paywall or run ads, which means we’re not brought to you by the oil, gas, coal, or nuclear companies when we cover the climate catastrophe or by the weapons manufacturers when we cover war. Democracy Now! is funded by you and that’s why we need your help today. This is a challenging year for news organizations and nonprofits across the board, so please don’t close this window before making your gift. We're counting on you more than ever to sustain our reporting. Start your monthly donation of $10 or more right now and help Democracy Now! stay strong and independent all year round. Thank you so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


Temple Pulls Democracy Now! as it Airs Mumia Abu Jamal

Media Options

Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, yesterday unilaterally canceled Democracy Now! and pulled all Pacifica programming, including the Pacifica Network News, from its radio station WRTI. Also affected were 11 other radio stations across Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware — all part of the Temple University radio network.

The sudden decision was made as Democracy Now! began to air commentaries from Pennsylvania death row inmate Mumia Abu-
Jamal. University administrator George Ingram said that the university was planning to change programming on WRTI, but he added that the airing of Mumia’s commentaries hastened the decision to cancel Democracy Now! and Pacifica Network News. Ingram said the commentaries were “inappropriate.”

The decision by university administrators sparked immediate protest from listeners and the university community who branded the move censorship and an attack upon academic freedom.

TAPE: MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, a prisoner on Pennsylvania’s death row comments on Mad Cow Disease.

Related Story

StoryMar 31, 2021Aging Former Black Panthers Mumia Abu-Jamal & Sundiata Acoli Got COVID-19 & Could Die in Prison
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation