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Bend the Bars Address

Bryant Arroyo

Dear environmentalists, ecologists, bioneers, blue-gold/rain forest protectors, movers, shakers, GMO opponents, green tech innovaters, indigenous leaders, social justice activists, and jail-house environmentalists gathered here today, as one. I want to thank you for your magnanimous… Full Transcript

Black August 2003

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Black August has many markers throughout the long history of resistance in the Americas. There are more than we could ever recount here. But here are a few that are important and undeniable events that… Full Transcript

August 8th, 1978

Mumia Abu-Jamal

August has barely broken its first week, when police gunfire shattered the tense early morning air. It was West Philadelphia, 1978, just blocks from Drexel University. For over a year, Philadelphia police occupied the neighborhood… Full Transcript

Mumia Abu-Jamal on Democracy Now!

Mumia Abu-Jamal

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org. We are “Breaking with Convention: War, Peace and the Presidency.” I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. We’re broadcasting from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, broadcasting outside that… Full Transcript

Maroon Prevails

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Russell Maroon Shoatz, a Black Liberation fighter since his youth, after many years of struggle, has prevailed in his action to bar the Pa. Dept. of Corrections (DOC) from ever holding him in isolation again.… Full Transcript

Philly District Attorney Trades One Illegal Sentence For Another

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

Philadelphia District Attorney (D.A.) Seth Williams finally released his Juvenile Resentencing Protocol in compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Miller vs. Alabama and Montgomery vs. Louisiana. D.A. Seth Williams has stated “we are… Full Transcript

PA Parole Board Lags Behind In Reform for Child Lifers

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP) is in the pits when it comes to reforming the way it handles parole review of child offenders and child lifer prisoners. In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court… Full Transcript

Butter Scores (Terrence Williams U.S. Supreme Court Reversal)

Mumia Abu-Jamal

His name is ‘Butter’, but to lawyers, judges and cops he’s known as Terrance Williams, a man who, in 2012, came within a few days to die. Williams was convicted of the 1984 homicide/robbery of… Full Transcript

Prisoners Can Pay Taxes but Can’t Vote

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

It has been long established in America that there can be no taxation on citizens without representation, but in Pennsylvania (PA) prisoners pay taxes, but can’t vote. In the Commonwealth State of Pennsylvania, the PA… Full Transcript

Voting for Your Pain

Mumia Abu-Jamal

An election is occurring tonight. It’s a primary, one of dozens to come. It matters not where — or, for the most part, even who. Elections are public expressions of emotion, as in ‘who do… 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

Savior’s Day Speech 2016

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Dear Brothers & Sisters: I greet you as taught by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, with the words of peace: As-Salaam Alaykum! I thank Brother Minister Farrakhan for his generosity and kindness: for his invitation that… Full Transcript