Telling Tales of Death 

Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? By Mumia Abu-Jamal, Published by City Lights Open Media, 2017and The Man Who Lived Underground By Richard Wright, [author of Native Son,] written but unpublished in 1944; published by Gordon Parks/Library of Congress, April 20, 2021    By Bronson Tweety  The story of Richard Wright’s 1944 character, Fred Daniels, could well be incorporated in Mumia … Continue reading Telling Tales of Death 

Is an Innocent Man Still Languishing on Death Row? We’ve Seen the DNA Evidence in the Kevin Cooper Case. It Points Elsewhere.

By Nicholas Kristof, Opinion Editor New York Times, January 23, 2021 [Editorial note by Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action. Kevin Cooper, an innocent San Quentin, CA death row prisoner for the past 37 years, won an important victory on his road to exoneration and freedom when California Governor Gavin Newsom, issued a May 28, … Continue reading Is an Innocent Man Still Languishing on Death Row? We’ve Seen the DNA Evidence in the Kevin Cooper Case. It Points Elsewhere.

Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19

By Dave Lindorff Internationally known US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reported to friends and family on the outside that he has contracted Covid-19 in the Pennsylvania prison where he is incarcerated, and says he is having difficulty breathing. His life is in immediate danger and he is in urgent need of hospital care. This … Continue reading Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19

It’s Now Freedom or Death for Mumia!

By Bro. Zayid Muhammad - March 11, 2021 I’m going help them fry the nigger...” Judge Albert Sabo “There comes a time when silence is betrayal...” Martin Luther King, Jr. Imagine all NNPA* Black newspapers, for example, carrying regularly featured articles as a matter of priority on all of the evidence suppressed in Mumia’s case. * … Continue reading It’s Now Freedom or Death for Mumia!

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices challenge Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal rights

By JEFF MACKLER In a blatant attempt to thwart innocent political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Philadelphia Common Pleas Court-ordered appeal of his 1981 frame-up murder conviction of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, four Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices, in late February, ordered a King’s Court petition at the request of Faulkner’s wife, Maureen Faulkner. Pending the outcome … Continue reading Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices challenge Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal rights

Mumia: Jeff Mackler and the Struggle for a Socialist World

By MUMIA ABU-JAMAL The speech below is a message of support that Mumia sent to Socialist Action’s Jeff Mackler 2020 presidential campaign kick-off event Jeff Mackler has spent most of his life in struggles for social justice, from the 1960s till today—and tomorrow. From the early civil rights movement, the imperial war in Vietnam, the … Continue reading Mumia: Jeff Mackler and the Struggle for a Socialist World

Mumia Abu-Jamal: An Evening for Justice and Freedom

By JEFF MACKLER Two months in the planning, the April 6 public forum at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley represented a profound contribution to renewing the justice and freedom struggle of the innocent and framed for murder political prisoner, Mumia Abu-Jamal. A capacity-filling multi-racial and multi-generational crowd of 400 people, including a broad range … Continue reading Mumia Abu-Jamal: An Evening for Justice and Freedom

Mumia Abu-Jamal victory: Philadelphia DA withdraws his appeal

By JEFF MACKLER The sensational news on April 17 that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner withdrew his appeal of Superior Court Judge Leon Tucker’s granting of new appeal rights to Mumia Abu-Jamal represents a major breakthrough in Mumia’s 37-year freedom struggle. Krasner’s decision opens the door wide to re-building a broad and decisive movement in … Continue reading Mumia Abu-Jamal victory: Philadelphia DA withdraws his appeal

Keep the pressure on DA Krasner to free Mumia!

By JOHN LESLIE  On Dec. 28, one day after the decision by Judge Leon Tucker opening the door to further appeals by Mumia Abu-Jamal, employees of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office “found” six boxes in a storage space, while allegedly looking for office furniture. Five of the six boxes are marked with the name McCann, … Continue reading Keep the pressure on DA Krasner to free Mumia!

Mumia Abu-Jamal wins major court victory

BY JEFF MACKLER On Dec. 27, Philadelphia Superior Court Judge Leon Tucker ruled in favor of Mumia Abu-Jamal, holding that the actions of former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge Ronald Castille had demonstrated a “lack of impartiality” and “the appearance of bias.” Tucker’s decision represents a major victory for Abu-Jamal, which opens the door to a … Continue reading Mumia Abu-Jamal wins major court victory

Pack the courtroom for Mumia on Aug. 30!

By MICHAEL SCHREIBER — PHILADELPHIA — Oral arguments on behalf of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal will take place here on Aug. 30 before Judge Leon Tucker of the city and county Court of Common Pleas. Defense activists plan to fill the courtroom and to demonstrate outside to demand a new trial for Mumia and his … Continue reading Pack the courtroom for Mumia on Aug. 30!

Philadelphia DA’s office stonewalls at hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal

By JOHN LESLIE The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office continues to stonewall in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. At a court hearing on April 30, prosecutors failed, once again, to produce a memorandum allegedly signed by former Philadelphia District Attorney and retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille. Under the 2016 Williams v. Pennsylvania … Continue reading Philadelphia DA’s office stonewalls at hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal

Why my brother, Mumia, should be set free

By KEITH COOK Reprinted from the Philadelphia Inquirer (May 1, 2018). I was stationed in Europe 37 years ago when I received the call that all black families dread. My little brother, Mumia Abu-Jamal, had been shot by the police and was fighting for his life. Mumia was the kindest and gentlest of my five … Continue reading Why my brother, Mumia, should be set free

Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! All out Feb. 26 and March 27!

By JOHN LESLIE New mobilizations are planned in the case of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The events will take place at a critical juncture in Mumia’s case, which opened up with the Williams v. Pennsylvania decision, presenting an opportunity, after so much struggle, to finally win Mumia’s freedom. This is particularly urgent because Mumia’s health … Continue reading Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! All out Feb. 26 and March 27!

All Out for Mumia on Jan. 17! Fill the courtroom & rally in the streets of Philadelphia

By MOBILIZATION FOR MUMIA Mumia Abu-Jamal will have another hearing in open court on Wed, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Criminal (in)Justice Center, 1301 Filbert Street, Philadelphia before Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker, courtroom 1108. In a court case that could eventually lead to Mumia’s freedom, Judge Leon Tucker has ordered the District Attorney’s … Continue reading All Out for Mumia on Jan. 17! Fill the courtroom & rally in the streets of Philadelphia

Philadelphia DA’s office refuses to release Mumia files

By the MOBILIZATION FOR MUMIA COALITION In the latest attempt to further deny freedom to Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has contemptuously refused to release the files they were ordered to make public by Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker. On April 24, Abu-Jamal’s 63rd birthday, his attorneys presented an appeal before Judge Tucker … Continue reading Philadelphia DA’s office refuses to release Mumia files

A DAY OF ACTION FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL!

Pressure DA’s office to release documents pertaining to former DA Ron Castille’s handling of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s appeals! PHILADELPHIA—On Tuesday, May 30, The Mobilization For Mumia, a coalition of human rights groups in support of political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal, will host a 2 p.m. press conference and rally at the Philadelphia DA’s office to demand that the … Continue reading A DAY OF ACTION FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL!

Mumia Abu-Jamal fights for a new trial and freedom

By JEFF MACKLER On Mumia Abu-Jamal’s birthday, April 24, about 125 demonstrators mobilized outside Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas in solidarity with Mumia’s effort to reverse his 1982 frame-up murder conviction and win a new trial that could lead to his freedom. Mumia Abu-Jamal is perhaps the world’s best known political prisoner. He has been … Continue reading Mumia Abu-Jamal fights for a new trial and freedom