Monday, November 8, 2010
Mumia Abu Jamal Radio Teach-In
Mumia Abu Jamal is a prolific writer who scribes from behind the bars of SCI Greene Prison in Pennsylvania. He sits in limbo in his jail cell, between life and death and yet his voice pumps out on a regular basis profound commentary on the society on the outside of his bars.
On Tuesday, November 9th, this man, this writer, this profound commentator on our world will be up against a court system that has for 3 decades kept him, his pen, his body behind bars, but every now and then, lets out bits and pieces of his voice. This Tuesday, November 9th, is a sentencing hearing for Mumia Abu Jamal. It will take place at Philadelphia's United States Courthouse and during the hearing whether he will be executed or spend the rest of life behind bars will be decided.
If the millions of people around the world who heard his voice have their say, he'll be coming home, finally, after years of fighting his incarceration.
Now it's other folks' turn to push their voices in battle with Goliaths, like Mumia has done with his for years, and get him free.
This radio teach-in includes the following voices:
--M1 of the Dead Prez
--the late Pennsylvania Representative Dave Richardson in August of 1995
--Wayne Alexander, the nephew of Mumia Abu Jamal
--Ramona Africa on Mumia and the MOVE ORGANIZATION
--Mumia Abu Jamal