Mumia Abu-Jamal (1954–)

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The Campaign to Save Mumia Abu-Jamal
Protests from Brazil, South Africa, Germany. NY Spartacist, 7 February 1995.
Thousands Protest as Execution Date Set for Activist
By Tim Wheeler, People's Weekly World, 10 June 1995.
Abu-Jamal case goes international. Aug. 12 rally set
People's Weekly World, combined sources, 5 July, 1995.
Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal to be executed after unfair trial
Federacion Internacional de Periodistas (FIP), Caracas, 7 July 1995.
Jamal fights on
An Phoblacht/Republican News, 17 August 1995. Support from the IRA.
WBAI report on Sabo denial of Mumia motion for new trial
From Prison Activist Resource Center, 15 September 1995.
Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal Protest Philadelphia Judge Sabo's denial of a new trial
From the Prison Activist Resource Center, 19 September 1995.
Why Mumia matters to the Nation and the world
By John Edgar Wideman. From AMAJ—Academics for Mumia Abu Jamal bulletin, September 1995.
Letter in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal
From Morton Sobell, 13 October 1995.
Appeal for Mumia Abu-Jamal
Letter from Equal Justice USA, 13 October 1995.
Judge Sabo Rules Against Mumia Abu-Jamal. Finds Veronica Jones' testimony of police initimidation ‘incredible’
Prison Activist Resource Center media alert, 1 November 1996.
Death-row appeal denied: Struggle builds to save Mumia. World outcry hits U.S. racism
By Greg Butterfield, Workers World, 12 November 1998. On October 30, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied a new trial to Mumia Abu-Jamal, the African American freedom fighter and political prisoner.
Talk in Support of Mumia Abu-Jamal
By Kathleen Cleaver, Paris, France, 27 November 1995. Too many Americans seem to have lost their shock at the barbarism of the death penalty, and it's overtly racist application. Our Supreme Court has ruled that innocence is not reason enough to stop a planned execution.
International Panel Finds Government Guilty of Framing Black Revolutionary Journalist
By Shelley Ettinger, Workers World, 18 December 1997. At the International Tribunal for Justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal, judges found Pennsylvania's governor, Supreme Court and corrections department; Philadelphia's mayor, district attorney and police department; U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Judge Albert Sabo, all guilty.
Time's Man of the Year. Vote for Mumia Abu Jamal
By Rafael Martinez, 21 December 1998. Mumia has had his appeal for another trial turned down. The case against Mumia Abu-Jamal is politically motivated and unless there's an international outcry, the US state of Pennsylvania will execute him for a crime he didn't commit.
For Mumia Abu-Jamal
A poem by Martín Espada, 22 March 1999. This poem was censored by NPR.
Rev. Sharpton visits prison: Worldwide actions support Mumia
By Leslie Feinberg, Workers World, 23 December 1999. The demand to free political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is being heard loud and clear, far and wide.
Ossie Davis visits Mumia
Workers World, 27 May 1999. Whatever that thing is that enabled Black people to face and overcome'Abu-Jamal is full of it. And I was happy to be associating with him. I feel that he is a struggler for justice.
Mumia Abu-Jamal—Death Warrant Signed
Statement of the Black Radical Congress, 18 October 1999. The signing of this death warrant signals that the stakes have been raised in the battle to save Mumia Abu-Jamal's life and the state's attempt to kill him.
Remembering the Scottsboro Case
By Yoshie Furuhashi, 9 February 2000. Political competition over the Mumia case reminds me of a similar competition over the Scottsboro boys. In my opinion, most of those who are criticizing the Free Mumia movement are acting like the officials of the NAACP trying to wrest control of the case from the Communist Party.
Mumia Abu-Jamal
By Mario Jorge Munoz, Granma, 31 May 2000. the word continues to be Mumia Abu-Jamal's main weapon, giving cognizance to the inhuman conditions within U.S. prisons, the humiliating treatment that the prisoners receive.
SEIU convention resolution
Adopted at May 2000 convention in Pittsburgh, PA: A new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal. RESOLVED that the SEIU go on record demanding justice for Mumia Abu-Jamal and a new trial. The SEIU will send a copy of this resolution to the other unions of the AFL-CIO and request they join us in recognizing his acts of solidarity.
Labor for Mumia letter
Sample letter to Janet Reno from U.S. Trade Unionists, [14 September 2000]. Initiators of this letter, Labor for Mumia, have set an initial goal of having 10,000 signed letters completed as soon as possible.
Mumia Abu-Jamal: Enemy of the State
By Mike Ely, Revolutionary Worker, 29 October 2000. A full biography with citations. Mumia, writing, speaking out, and opening the eyes of a new generation to the injustices of the system.
French unions bring aid, solidarity to Mumia
By Monica Moorehead, Workers World, 15 August 2002. A French delegation of supporters of political prisoner and revolutionary journalist, Mumia Abu-Jamal, made a visit to the U.S. last weekend to present a $50,000 donation to his legal defense.
Courts still ignore evidence of Mumia's innocence
By Betsey Piette, Workers World, 10 July 2003. Although another individual, Arnold Beverly, has confessed to killing Faulkner, Abu-Jamal is beginning his 22nd year on Pennsylvania's death row, denied the due process that would set him free.
Mumia As a Person
By William Mandel, 2 October 2003. To me, Mumia had been an icon, a man of great intellect and leadership qualities, and of insuperable courage: locked for twenty years in solitary confinement.
A powerful voice against war and racism
By Betsey Piette, with excerpts from message to March 20 protests by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Workers World, 25 March 2004.