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Mumia Speaks

Mumia Abu Jamal is the former Black Panther unjustly convicted of killing a cop in Philadelphia. A journalist and outspoken advocate for the oppressed before and after his conviction, Mumia was sentenced to death. Since he has been on death row he has continued his incisive and insightful criticism and commentary of the criminal justice system and American condition in general. Mumia is a PLN reader and over the years has contributed articles to our pages. We recently reported that National Public Radio had dropped Mumia from its All Things Considered radio program after it had contracted to air his commentaries on the radio.

Now people don't have to wait on the corporate media to hear Mumia. He publishes a tabloid paper called The Jamal Journal: From Death Row This is Mumia Abu Jamal. The 20 page paper has articles by Mumia, about his case and updates on his situation as well as other political prisoners in the United States. Subscriptions aren't available but $3.00 will get you the latest issue. For copies or more information write: Jamal Journal, P.O. Box 19709, Philadelphia, PA. 19143. (215) 476-8812.

For those desiring more information and a clearer view of Mumia's life, struggle on behalf of the oppressed and the political context of his frame up and state sanctioned murder, C. Clark Kissinger has published his interview of Mumia in booklet format. Titled Mumia Abu Jamal: A Life of Resistance, the interviews took place on death row in Pennsylvania in 1994. The interview was originally published in the Revolutionary Worker. Mumia notes the irony that he won't be able to read the interview because the R W has been banned in Pennsylvania prisons since 1987. Copies of the booklet are available for $1.00 from: Revolution Books, 13 E. 16th St. New York, NY. 10013.

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