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Mumia Abu-Jamal

“A Trial That Wasn’t.”

Whole lifetimes have passed, and until recently, few have seen a presidential impeachment trial. What have we seen? We’ve seen politics at play, or as the rastas say, poly-tricks. From beginning to end, all important decisions are based on politics. Not truth, facts, evidence, or procedures. There are really no rules except the rules all sides agree on. And Trump does it again.

The great political scientist, Alexis de Tocqueville, visitor to these shores from France, praised members of the Senate above members of the House. Perhaps he should have seen an impeachment hearing. That would have changed his opinion, for Trump dominated the Senate no less than a Roman emperor dominated his, again.

From imprisoned nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.

These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.