Mumia's November 9th Hearing



"In Support of Mumia Abu-Jamal", The Liberator Magazine (5/14/2007) "When a cause comes along and you know in your bones that it is just, yet refuse to defend it, at that moment you begin to die ... and I have never seen so many corpses walking around talking about justice." -Mumia Abu-Jamal Mumia Abu-Jamal is our brother. He is also our generation’s greatest living journalist. Mumia is the answer to the question: "What does a journalist do?" He makes sense out of the fogginess we often find ourselves drenched in -- lazy analysis encouraged by the mainstream (and at times alternative) media which substantiates the status quo due to the fear of change. Since his teenage years, Mumia has been a freedom fighter -- developing his skills as a journalist and radio commentator and consistently proving himself worthy as a dedicated and selfless socio-political analyst and activist. Mumia fervently denounced police brutality -- especially against people of color -- and all other forms of oppression, in much the same way that Nelson Mandela and Robert Sobukwe resisted in South Africa or W.E.B. Du Bois, Kwame Ture, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale did in America. Related: Just a glimpse into some of our favorite Mumia commentaries. You can find much more at prisonradio.com, where his latest posts are from yesterday. Dedication! Obama's True Test: Pardon Mumia Beyond Elections [Mumia] The Aura of Inevitability [Mumia] Nader: "He Can't be Too Black!" Dawud Akbar: A People's Psychologist POCC Minister of Information JR Valrey (of the San Francisco Bayview) maintains a great relationship with Mumia and has countless interview with Mumia or about Mumia. Sis. Pam Africa on Mumia Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 All Out for Mumia on November 9th "The only legal options to be considered at the Third Circuit's November 9 hearing are whether Mumia Abu-Jamal is to be executed or get life in prison without parole. Clearly neither of those two options is acceptable. "Of course if the Third Circuit rules against Mumia, he will appeal to the Supreme Court. However, the odds for relief are small, given the increasingly reactionary nature of that court.Thus, Mumia's legal situation is extremely dangerous. His life truly is on the line, for no matter how the court rules, the only two choices under this legal system are either execution or life in prison without parole and, for the moment, the prosecution, with all its allies and backers, is fighting very hard for execution." (source)