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“The first time I heard a tape of Mumia’s radio broadcasts, it was the first time I fully understood why the government was so intent on putting him to death.”

 - Assata Shakur, former member of The Black Panther Party

"I support Prison Radio because there is nothing else like it. It goes behind the walls and finds voices to speak from their cells to tell us  and their families  what their daily life is like and all of  its challenges. Prison Radio allows those incarcerated to talk to their families and friends around the world. Prison Radio also takes brilliant writers and gives them an opportunity to speak to all of us about their lives and their feelings.

"Mumia Abu Jamal's clarion call for justice and defiance of state oppression has never dimmed, despite his decades of being shackled and caged. He is one of our nation's most valiant revolutionaries and courageous intellectuals." Endorsement of Mumia Abu Jamal's new book Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? Pubilshed by City Lights Books

"Prophet, critic, historian, witness . . . Mumia Abu-Jamal is one of the most insightful and consequential intellectuals of our era. These razor sharp reflections on racialized state violence in America are the fire and the memory our movements need right now." Endorsement of Mumia Abu Jamal's new book Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?  Published by City Lights Books

"We understand that when they took [Mumia] off of death row, what the strategy was was for him to die sick, behind bars. But we’re not going to allow for our brother to die behind bars, because when we were in incarceration, he fought for our liberation. And so, brothers and sisters, we’re going to fight for him to be liberated. We’re going to be fighting for him to receive dignity and respect.