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Locked Up and Locked Down

Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Locked up and locked down.” For nearly a month now, all prisoners in Pennsylvania state prisons, over 40,000 men and women, have been locked down. What does lockdown mean? When I was on death row,… Full Transcript

On Politics

The Rise of the Imperial Feminine

Mumia Abu-Jamal

If Democratic hopes are fulfilled, Hillary Rodham Clinton will shortly become the 45th President of the United States, the first of her gender in history. While that is indeed remarkable, it should be noted that… Full Transcript

“The Clinton Show”

Mumia Abu-Jamal

As the Democratic National Convention rolls out its latest episode of the long-running “The Clinton Show”. It is threatened, as are all old programs, by an audience that has grown beyond the show’s characters. Starring… 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

Message for Black Radical Tradition Philly Conference

Centuries of Struggle Big House Prison Blues

Mumia Abu-Jamal

‘Plus ça change …’ say the French; or ‘The more things change, of course, the more they stay the same.’ That thought, with all its despair and wisdom, resonates with particular power when we look… Full Transcript