Monthly Archives: September 2016

It’s High Time for Mass Mobilization to Free Mumia!

by Jack Heyman and Eric Clanton

(Originally published on Counterpunch here).

Could Mumia Abu-Jamal, one of the twentieth century’s most high profile political prisoners, a powerful and renowned author and a former Black Panther, have hope of being released after 34 years in prison, 30 of those years on death row? Could Mumia, unlike the anarchists, Sacco and Vanzetti, or the Communists Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed by the state, finally see the light of day after decades in prison like former Black Panthers Geronimo Pratt, the Angola Three and Eddie Conway?

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Mumia Denied Treatment for Hepatitis-C….

But Judge Decries State’s Protocol for Hep-C Inmates 

04 September 2016 — A federal court has denied innocent political prisoner and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal the life-saving medicine that could cure his Hepatitis-C. Based on a technicality–that Mumia didn’t file the suit against a PA state agency that didn’t even exist at the original time of filing over one year ago–this much-delayed ruling was “disappointing” in the words of Mumia’s lawyers, to say the least.

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