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Muzzle Mumia Law Falls Outside the US Constitution

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A prisoner gag law in Philadelphia, apparently triggered by rage at a recent commencement speech at Goddard College by alumni, inmate and author Mumia Abu-Jamal, is being challenged in court as an unconstitutional abrogation of the right of speech. The legal challenge is being mounted by the Abolitionist Law Center and Prison Radio producer and former MA board member Noelle Hanrahan, who has been distributing Abu-Jamal’s commentaries for decades. Their press release below.  Continue reading Muzzle Mumia Law Falls Outside the US Constitution

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MEDIA IS THE MIRAGE, by Mumia Abu-Jamal

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American mass media is a marvel of technology. It is whiz bang, sparkle glitter, and satellite wizardry. It is a master plan of methods to communicate, and a pauper’s worth of substance. With such technology, how are people so woefully misinformed? The average American neither knows nor cares about the vast world beyond the nation’s border. The average American student knows little math, no history, and very little geography and nor does he or she want to know. Americans have computer in school, dozens of TV stations, and the most aggressive news media on earth, does that mean they’re better informed?

Hardly. Continue reading MEDIA IS THE MIRAGE, by Mumia Abu-Jamal

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MUMIA’S TRIAL — THE SMELL OF SMOKE, by Margot Pepper

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“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good.”
–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I saw the ad in the last issue of MediaFile soliciting signatures for the writers’ petition in support of a fair trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal. I am signing the petition and would like to share my reasons for doing so. Continue reading MUMIA’S TRIAL — THE SMELL OF SMOKE, by Margot Pepper

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