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Lynne Stewart Reads “Prisoners Voices Blocked and Censorship of US Prisons”

Jaan Laaman

The United States is often called the country of prisons because we are five percent of the world’s population, but the U.S. holds 25 percent of all the prisoners in the world. Recently we have… Full Transcript

Tribute to Soffiyah Elijah and Noelle Hanrahan

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Greetings, my friends at the NLG. On a move. Congratulations to all the honorees at this year’s convention. Shout out to Sister Soffiyah Elijah, a freedom fighter in the law. She laughs when I tell… Full Transcript

Voting: The Final Fig Leaf

Mumia Abu-Jamal

As elections near, voters face the choices before them with something like dread: Donald Trump: loud, bombastic, bellicose, rich as Croesus, and xenophobic; or the presumptive Democratic nominee (unless Vermont’s Bernie Sanders manages to upend… Full Transcript

The Fruit of a Poisonous Tree

Mumia Abu-Jamal

In legal theory there is something known as ‘the -fruit-of-the-poisonous-tree’ doctrine, which holds that an illegal search, arrest or interrogation ‘poisons’ -or taints – all that follows, and as such, it may not be used… Full Transcript

Clintonism Laid Bare

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Bill Clinton, perhaps the best raw political animal of his generation, said a mouthful recently, especially when he confronted activists from the ubiquitous Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. There, the primary political architect of the… Full Transcript

The Children of Perdition

Mumia Abu-Jamal

The recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Montgomery v. Louisiana (which made its previous Miller v. Alabama ruling (regarding life terms for juveniles retroactive), shined a harsh light on the systems which utilized… Full Transcript

Judicial Fury

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Montgomery v. Louisiana decision, ruled that its earlier 2012 ruling in the Miller v. Alabama case, (limiting life sentences when it came to juvenile defendants) was indeed retroactive… Full Transcript

Black Lives Have Never Mattered In The United States of America And Never Will