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A visit with Mumia Abu-Jamal
Published Sep 17, 2009 11:35 PM
Monica Moorehead and Larry Holmes, Workers World Party secretariat members, and
Larry Hales, a national leader of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST),
traveled to Waynesburg, Pa., Sept. 13 to visit political prisoner and
revolutionary journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is on death row at the State
Correctional Institution-Greene Unit.
Abu-Jamal’s spirits were very high. It is the first time Party members
met with him without him having to wear handcuffs.
The four-hour meeting with Abu-Jamal, known as “the voice of the
voiceless,” included such topics as the racist, right-wing attacks on the
Obama administration; the growing capitalist economic crisis here and
worldwide; the role of Black culture in the struggle; and the current letter
and petition campaign to demand that the U.S. Department of Justice conduct a
federal investigation into civil rights violations against Abu-Jamal. These
gross violations have led to Abu-Jamal being unjustly sentenced to death row
for the past 27 years.
A lively exchange of information and analysis was had with Abu-Jamal regarding
the upcoming Bail Out the People Movement March for Jobs and Tent City for the
unemployed, leading up to the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh from Sept. 20 to 25. A
program on Abu-Jamal’s case is scheduled during the Tent City, which is
being held in “The Hill,” an historic section of Pittsburgh’s
Black community. For more information, go to www.bailoutpeople.org. To listen
to Abu-Jamal’s audio commentaries, go to www.prisonradio.org.
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