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 [...]

War Against the Fleas

© 2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal Perhaps Israel’s most respected statesman, former diplomat, Abba Eban, once said, “Nobody does Israel any service by proclaiming its right to exist.” That was then, in 1981. The now is a new age, a new era. A time of Israel’s swing to the far right wing. It is once again a time of war, but to say it’s a war of Hamas versus Israel is somewhat disingenuous. [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Free the Uhuru Three

© 10/2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal “Free The Uhuru 3!”  -- Dismiss all charges.   Three major radical figures are in the crosshairs of the U.S. government allegedly for “unregistered foreign agents of a foreign government” – Russia. They are Chairman Omali Yeshitela, head of the African People’s Socialist Party, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, and two of his assistants: Penny Hess and Jesse Nevel. The three are charged with being unregistered agents because they [...]

No Place for Old Men

No Place for Old Men ©2023 by Mumia Abu-Jamal Quite recently during the height of the ravaging COVID-19 crisis, an American health care agency announced a series of projects and programs designed to ease human suffering and indeed to advocate for the abolition of the systems of mass incarceration. The American Public Health Association, known as APHA, watching the harrowing number of deaths in prisons, is determined that the age of abolition [...]

Red Horizons

by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/red-horizons/ The images were startling: New York City, summer 2023. Its horizon lit by a ruby-red sky, as sun light tries to shine through smoke and ash from Canada’s roaring fire season.   First came the shock that Canada had a “fire season.” I thought it had only four seasons. Second was learning that Canada had over four hundred fires, raging on its eastern forest shores.   Then the [...]

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 [...]

“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. [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal may Win New Trial

Surprise Victory for Mumia by PrisonRadio.org In a shocking reprieve, Judge Lucretia Clemons on Dec. 16 ordered the DA to open up all of their files to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s defense team. Judge Clemons stayed her prior “intent to dismiss” notice. She stated she would rule in 60-90 days on Mumia’s request for a new trial. Speaking directly to all parties from the bench, she said “I do not want to return to [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal- Message to Tijuana Workers’ Summit of the Americas

The Workers’ Summit of the Americas was organized to counteract the Summit of the Americas organized by the US Department of State in Los Angeles, California. The conference was a place where the countries that are besieged by the US (Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba), and who have been barred from participation in the Summit of the Americas, could participate.  It was held in Tijuana, Mexico from June 10 – 12.  w.camacaro@hotmail.com   [...]

Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Welcome to the Oppressed

A welcome to the oppressed by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/a-welcome-to-the-oppressed/ Dear friends, I greet you all at the People’s Forum in New York City. As we reason and reflect on the plight of Palestine, let us not forget the recent passing of the late and beloved archbishop Desmond Tutu who is remembered today for his fierce critique of the oppression of Palestinians, which he compared to the generations of sufferers in his native [...]

Another Life, Another Loss – by Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Another Life, Another Loss.” by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/another-life-another-loss/ They came to America to escape from inter-ethnic wars in the DRC, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Central Africa. Like many refugees of war, they thought that America was the land of peace. The Lyoya family settled in Grand Rapids, MI and began living their lives as refugees have done for generations.   But something as small as a traffic incident revealed the [...]

Askia Muhammad – Black Journalist by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Askia Muhammad - Black Journalist by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/askia-muhammed-black-journalist He was known as Askia Muhammad. And in his 76 years of life, he was principally known, and indeed renowned, as a Black journalist. But he was also a poet, a photographer, and hosted a radio program in Washington DC's Pacifica station, WPFW. He was a senior editor and correspondent for the Final Call, the weekly journal of the Nation of Islam. He [...]

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