Supreme Court Opens Door to Mumia’s Execution

by Jeff MacklerIn a dangerous decision and a break with its own precedent, the U.S. Supreme Court, on Jan. 15 opened the door wide to Pennsylvania prosecutors’ efforts to execute innocent political prisoner, murder frame-up victim, award-winning journalist and world renowned “Voice of the Voiceless,” Mumia Abu-Jamal. Six months earlier, on April 6, the Supreme … Continue reading Supreme Court Opens Door to Mumia’s Execution

Emergency Meeting on Troy Davis, Kevin Cooper and Mumia

Innocent! BUT FACING EXECUTION:Kevin Cooper - Troy Davis - Mumia Abu-Jamal Hear: -Laura Moye, Director, Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Abolition Campaign; actively working for several years with Troy Davis and his family in Georgia -Hans Bennett, Founder, Journalists for Mumia Abu-Jamal; Editor, Free Mumia News; Author, The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal: Innocent Man on Death … Continue reading Emergency Meeting on Troy Davis, Kevin Cooper and Mumia

The Mumia Exception

[by J. Patrick O’Connor]Since his conviction in 1982 for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, Mumia Abu-Jamal, through his numerous books, essays and radio commentaries, has become the face of the anti-death penalty movement in the United States and an international cause célèbre. Paris, for example, made him an honorary citizen in 2003, … Continue reading The Mumia Exception

YSA Free Speech Fight in Connecticut

There is an important free speech fight going on at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. The short version of the story can be found in the petition below and the fact sheet that follows the petition. For more information and many key documents, you can visit http://freespeechcentral.wordpress.com. If you would like to … Continue reading YSA Free Speech Fight in Connecticut

“The Framing of Mumia” Northern California Tour

October 3 - 8 - The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal is organizing a Northern California tour by J. Patrick O'Connor, Crime Magazine on-line editor, author of the recently published book, "The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal." Meetings and media work is planned for San Francisco, the East Bay, Palo Alto, Santa Rosa, and many other … Continue reading “The Framing of Mumia” Northern California Tour

Youth in Action: Fighting for Mumia in the Midwest

As the movement to save the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal enters a critical stage with the signing of a death warrant, young activists from across the Midwest are organizing for a fight. College and high school students in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois are setting up Mumia committees in their schools, breathing new life into … Continue reading Youth in Action: Fighting for Mumia in the Midwest

Federal Court Stays Death Warrant for Mumia Abu-Jamal

By JEFF MACKLER   On Oct. 13, Pennsylvania Gov. Thomas Ridge set Dec. 2 as the date of execution by lethal injection of African American political prisoner and award-winning journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal was falsely convicted of the 1981 shooting murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. On death row for the past 18 years, … Continue reading Federal Court Stays Death Warrant for Mumia Abu-Jamal