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“Organize, organize, organize,” said Mumia Abu-Jam al

By | Editors' Choice

By Herb Boyd and Autodidact 17 — There was an overflow crowd of supporters Saturday afternoon at the People’s Forum near Penn Station to hear a panel of speakers on an update on the condition of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.  Many were surprised to learn that Abu-Jamal, who has been behind bars since 1981, would be addressing them via telephone. Spectators were hardly in their seats when Mumia’s rich, sonorous…

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Mumia Abu-Jamal Granted a Reargue Appeal

By | Commentaries/Opinions

By Herb Boyd — “First you say you do/ Then you don’t. Then you say you will/Then you won’t/ You’re undecided now/ So what are you gonna do.” This indecision may work well in a popular song of yore, but it does little to end the 35 years former Black Panther and radio commentator Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent behind bars. On Thursday a Philadelphia Common Pleas judge ruled that Abu-Jamal who…

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Major Court Victory for Mumia

By | News & Current Affairs

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance — There was a major court victory for Mumia Abu-Jamal, on December 27, 2018. In a ruling on an appeals petition for Mumia Common Pleas Court, Judge Leon Tucker found that former Justice Ronald Castille should have recused himself because of statements he made as a prosecutor about police killers that suggested a potential bias. They included campaign speeches and letters advocating the issuance of…

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