Maumia Abu-Jamal is a revolutionary journalist. A former member of the Black Panther Party and MOVE supporter, he fought racism and police brutality with outspoken radio reporting in Philadelphia in the 1970s. Known as the "voice of the voiceless", he was an award-winning journalist. His work continues today--from behind bars--with books he has written, and recorded essays on imperialism, war, racism and more.
Because he acted and spoke out against police brutality and racism, Mumia was considered an enemy of the state. He was targeted by the the FBS's COINTELPRO disruption program from age 15, framed for a crime he did not commit, and sentenced to death, His death sentence was overturned, but now he is serving life without the possibility of parole. He has been falsely imprisoned now for almost 36 years. Cops, courts and politicians conspired to put Mumia away, and they are still at it; but Mumia has never wavered from insisting on his innocence!
Mumia Abu-Jamal should have never spent one day in jail. Mumia's case exposed the race and class bias of the entire capitalist judicial system. The state demands his slow death in prison as retaliation to his defiant resistance to state repression and racial oppression. But Mumia has not been silenced. We stand with Mumia. Mumia's freedom is part of our own struggle for justice and human liberation.
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