Mumia Abu Jamal
Mumia Abu-Jamal is an African-American writer and journalist, author of six books and hundreds of columns and articles, who has spent the last 29 years on Pennsylvania’s death row. His demand for a new trial and freedom is supported by heads of state from France to South Africa, by Nobel Laureates Nelson Mandela, Toni Morrison, Desmund Tutu, by the European Parliament, by distinguished human rights organizations like Amnesty International, city governments from Detroit to San Francisco to Paris, scholars, religious leaders, artists, scientists, the Congressional Black Caucus and other members of U.S. Congress, the NAACP, labor unions, and by countless thousands who cherish democratic and human rights – and justice -the world over
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Federal Judge Robert Mariani has denied the preliminary injunction motion in “Abu-Jamal vs. Kerestes” that demanded life-saving hepatitis C treatment for Mumia Abu-Jamal. The reason Mariani gave is this: “The persons against whom injunctive relief may be granted are not parties to this lawsuit”. He stated that because the specific members of the Department of Corrections’ (DOC’s) hepatitis […]

FRACKVILLE, Pa.—Tens or even hundreds of thousands of Americans, like those in the visiting room of the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy, drove often for hours on the Fourth of July weekend to visit relatives or friends who are locked in cages. Millions suffered the painful absence this weekend of a father, a mother, a […]

We are concerned about Mumia’s deteriorating health, as has been witnessed in recent weeks by his visiting doctor, clergy, counselors, teachers, family and friends. Evidence of intensifying hepatitis C symptoms and possible development of the diabetes that nearly killed him a year ago calls for immediate and appropriate treatment. Help Mumia’s lawyers prepare to demand […]

‘Plus ça change …’ say the French; or ‘The more things change, of course, the more they stay the same.’ That thought, with all its despair and wisdom, resonates with particular power when we look at the Black Freedom Struggle, which, despite its ebbs and flows, has a sameness that seems to suspend it in […]

Since July of 1992 broadcast journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, in collaboration with Prison Radio, has delivered searing and impactful commentaries that challenge the complacency of a prejudicial status quo and probe the consciousness of our society. We would be hard pressed to identify a journalist more committed to the exposure of racial injustice in American policing […]

A young white man, barely at the age of his majority, walks into Charleston’s most storied Black church and, before he leaves, a new history is written. Attending the Wednesday night Bible study, he sits for nearly an hour, but his mind isn’t on the life of Jesus nor his disciples. It’s on murder, mass […]

Call, write, fax continue to keep the pressure on demand freedom & medical care for Mumia: bit.ly/rise4mumia   1) Demand that he has access to his lawyer, his family, and his phsycian. 2) Demand that diagnostic testing be done. And that he be given medically indicated treatment immediately. 3) Demand that he be released from […]

I work with Stephen Vittoria, producer/director of Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary, the definitive documentary film on the life and work of internationally renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.  Long Distance Revolutionary premiered in NYC back in February when it was the #3 documentary in the country. After a successful theatrical run in more than 30 US cities, the film […]

An important film documentary about the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal premiered in New York City on Feb. 1. “Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal” explores through prison interviews, archival footage and narrations, the life of a political prisoner known as “the voice of the voiceless.” It was written and directed by Stephen Vittoria […]

       “ They have moved heaven and earth to stop his voice from being heard in the United States.” — Tariq Ali   THE FINAL PUSH FOR MUMIA IN NYC. TICKETS NOW ON SALE FEB 1-2-3. CLICK HERE     This is it. The final push for MUMIA in NYC. People who care […]

“Mumia is the 21st Century Frederick Douglass.” — Angela Davis With growing anticipation, a contingent of the longest-standing supporters of Mumia and the effort to free him from an unjust incarceration are gathering around the theatrical release of Long Distance Revolutionary. They see this as the beginning of a new groundswell. The potential runaway success […]

[The Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 was the first and only successful slave revolts in world history.  It inspired slave revolts in the United States including those of Nat Turner and Denmark Vesey and was a beacon of hope for the brutally oppressed of the Caribbean and Latin America. Toussaint Louverture, in the leadership of an […]