Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Quest for Abolition

© 2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal How do we arrive at this place we call abolition? What are the roads to such a destination?  We arrive from the almost-lost lessons of history, shaped by generations of ancestors who struggled their whole lives for that rare breath of freedom and yearned with all their hearts that we, their progeny, would one day breathe free air. For abolition stems from the long, hard struggle against [...]

Virginia Prisons Defy New State Law Against Solitary Confinement

by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson There was much fanfare about a new Virginia law that went into effect on March 23, 2023 that set specific limits on the use of solitary confinement in Virginia prisons.(1) Long before this law was enacted, VA prison officials and politicians had been lying to the public claiming solitary confinement no longer existed in their prisons. These lies came in response to public protests of the longstanding use [...]

Shut Down the Adelanto ICE Processing Center

CLUE and The Shut Down Adelanto Coalition invites you to join us in urging ICE and our members of Congress to move forward with the plans for closure of the Adelanto ICE Processing Center once and for all! On December 19th, 2023, ICE will be making their final decision on whether or not they will be closing the Adelanto ICE Processing Center. Below are THREE ways you can support! Please share within [...]

George Gascón Discusses Crime in L.A.

Having survived multiple recall attempts in his first term, LA District Attorney George Gascón officially launched his reelection in October at the SEIU Local 2015 office in front of a room full of supporters—many of them health care workers. The DA noted that his mother, an immigrant from Cuba, often had to toil, working for below-minimum wages. That has translated in him into a commitment to fight for working people. “We don’t [...]

Constant Lockdowns Are Having a Devastating Effect on Leonard Peltier’s Health, Cousin Says

Constant Lockdowns Are Having a Devastating Effect on Peltier’s Health, Cousin Says Excerpts from TruthOut   Paulette D’Auteuil-Robideau, Peltier’s cousin, lives in Gainesville, Florida, not far from Coleman. She serves on the board of the new Leonard Peltier Ad Hoc Committee, as well as of the Jericho Movement to Free All Political Prisoners. D’Auteuil-Robideau has traveled across the world to talk to audiences about Peltier and the plight of political prisoners, the [...]

Medical Proof of Black Mold at Women’s Huron Valley Prison in Michigan

Medical Proof of Black Mold at WHV by Naykima Hill 08/15/23 https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/medical-proof-of-black-mold-at-whv/ My name is Naykima Hill, and I’m calling in regards to a few issues. But one I’m gonna deal with today is about my best friend Krystal Clark. When I called the radio station the first time, it was about our health and our maintain- the maintaining us here at Huron Valley Prison for women. I was telling you about [...]

Greetings to the United Nations International Independent Expert Mechanism Delegation

by Mumia Abu-Jamal Greetings to the UN delegation. Initially, I wish to thank the members of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, who prepared and filed an amicus brief in my case. And, of course, the delegation of jurists, lawyers, and scholars from the UN International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement now visiting the United States. I specifically want to greet [...]

Poetry Corner: The Equation

The Equation by Cosmo the Poet   FREEDOM = Department 3C + Yard 4B – MONEY:   Do you know what it is like to be caged like an animal? In a box that is unfit to be healthy for human growth? For deep inside the bowels of cellblock 4B are men and women Who breathe like me, hurt like me, Cry like me, and are yearning to be free – like [...]

“Cracks in the Abode of Death”

“Cracks in the Abode of Death” by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/cracks-in-the-abode-of-death/ Few people really know the nature of death rows. It is used as a political prop by politicians and is thus a stepping stone to their gateway of power. But Death Row is really far more than that. It is a place where men and women and until recently even juveniles were sent to live and die in aching loneliness and despair. [...]

Free Assange!

End Prosecution of Julian Assange - Defend Journalists & Whistleblowers By Chris Garaffa https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/01/24/tribunal-in-washington-calls-on-president-biden-to-end-prosecution-of-julian-assange-and-to-defend-rights-of-journalists-and-whistleblowers/ Nearly 13 years after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange released the video Collateral Murder exposing the brutal and intentional killing of Iraqi civilians and two Reuters journalists, over 150 people packed the same room in the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for the Belmarsh Tribunal. January 20th’s sitting was the third of the Tribunal, following events in London [...]

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE DIGITIZED (2022)

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE DIGITIZED (2022) By Kevin "Rashid" Johnson   Revolution won't happen in Virtual space The oppressed communities, Where it must take place. For all the Social media clout chasers GoFundMe grifters Mass line fakers Political shape shifters And Posturing pixies In costumes From the 60s. The people's struggle Won't be made with your mouth, Where the people live Is where shit plays out. You can't impose Things you [...]

Justice Deferred is Justice Denied

Mumia Denied a New Trial, Appeal in the Works By Noelle Hanrahan, prisonradio.org On October 26, 2022, a proposed order denying Mumia Abu-Jamal’s constitutional claims of jury bias and suppressed evidence was issued by Common Pleas court Judge Lucretia Clemons. Abu-Jamal’s defense petition had included newly discovered evidence buried in the prosecutor’s own files.  This evidence documented key witnesses receiving promises of money for their testimony and evidence of favorable treatment in [...]

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