04 August 2007

Uprising Radio Interviews Mumia

Uprising Radio - a new addition to the 'Radio' section of our blogroll - featured an 'interview' of Mumia Abu Jamal on their 1 August broadcast. Questions on the death penalty, sports, the state of journalism, and the capitalist press were recorded and presented to Mumia, which he answered and returned. Listen by clicking here or on the post title:
In a follow-up to our story in May about the case of Mumia Abu Jamal being heard by the 3rd Circuit US Court of Appeals, we present an interview with the man himself. Abu Jamal has been in prison for over two decades for the murder of Daniel Faulkner, a white police officer in Philadelphia. He enjoys widespread support among grassroots groups in the US and internationally. He has written several books, including Live From Death Row, Death Blossoms, and We Want Freedom. Abu Jamal also regularly records radio commentaries through Prison Radio which you hear often on Uprising and other Pacifica programs. I recently had the opportunity to present him with a series of questions through radio producer Noelle Hanrahan who runs Prison Radio.org. Mumia recorded his answers to my questions via telephone from prison. Here is a edited version of our “conversation.”

Special thanks to Noelle Hanrahan for coordinating and recording this interview.

GUESTS: Ward Churchill, Ramona Africa, Volker Ratzmann, interviewed by Hans Bennett

Hans Bennett is a journalist based in Philadelphia and co-founder of Journalists for Mumia. He attended the May 18th 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals Hearing of Mumia’s case. The hearing was attended by many high-profile supporters of Mumia Abu Jamal. In the moments after the hearing ended Hans Bennett interviewed Ward Churchill, Ramona Africa, and German Parliamentarian, Volker Ratzmann.

For more information about the movement to support Mumia Abu Jamal, visit the Mumia homepage.

To listen to Mumia’s Prison Radio Commentaries, visit Prison Radio.

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