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Our educational materials serve as a catalyst for public activism, strengthening movements for social change. To listen to the audio commentaries of Mumia Abu-Jamal, visit http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia.

“The first time I heard a tape of Mumia’s radio broadcasts, it was the first time I fully understood why the government was so intent on putting him to death.”

-- Assata Shakur
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Our educational materials serve as a catalyst for public activism, strengthening movements for social change. To listen to the audio commentaries of Mumia Abu-Jamal, visit http://www.prisonradio.org/media/audio/mumia.

“The first time I heard a tape of Mumia’s radio broadcasts, it was the first time I fully understood why the government was so intent on putting him to death.”

-- Assata Shakur
For

In March of this year, after being denied care at the infirmary in SCI Mahanoy, Mumia was transferred to the hospital an...
10/19/2021

In March of this year, after being denied care at the infirmary in SCI Mahanoy, Mumia was transferred to the hospital and diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He had emergency double bypass surgery. 

When Mumia’s Hepatitis-C, in 2015 became acute, and remained untreated the prison’s negligence lead to renal failure and diabetic shock. We moblized, organized, and put international pressure on the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.  It took over a year, but with your help, we won a preliminary injunction that forced the prison stop denying critical care and give him the fast acting anti-viral cure. His case for medical neglect is set for trial in April 2022!  Prisoners across the nation have used this precedent setting injunction to receive the lifesaving cure to acute Hep C infections.  

As he recovers from heart surgery, Mumia needs our help.

Right now we are bringing the bright hot spotlight on the prison. The food on the trays at SCI Mahanoy causes diabetes and poor heart health.  This combined with the total lack of yard time and solitary confinement as a result of COVID lockdowns  has created  lethal conditions for folks in prison.  

Healthy food is a human right.  Food is medicine. Our loved ones deserve the dignity of a nutritious diet.    

A cardiac diet and exercise are critical when recovering from heart surgery. It is the best medicine. You cannot repair your heart, and let it heal without exercise and while being forced to eat white bread, white starch, salt, sugar, and meat.  A health diet has to be mostly fresh plants and vegetables.   Mumia still has not received the critical cardiac diet prescribed at the hospital.  The prison has been plagued by Covid lockdowns and he only gets out of his cell often for minutes a day to use the phone.  He is in solitary in a small cell with six feet of walking space!  When they are not on lock down - he can walk in the yard once a day and the day room two times a day.  Please consider writing and reaching out to secretary Little and demanding healthier foods for our friends and family on the inside.

10/11/2021

Here is an abridged video of the interview with Jennifer Beach and SF Live's Denise Sullivan

Rest in Power Chuck Africa.
10/05/2021

Rest in Power Chuck Africa.

Rest in Power Chuck Africa.

Prison Radio's Jennifer Beach will be in conversation with San Francisco's columnist Denise Sullivan about our work in b...
10/05/2021
Sunday, October 10 – 10amLive Streamed on YouTube & FacebookSF Lives / Live TalkJournalist Denise Sullivan in conversation withJennifer Beach, Prison Radio – Bird & Beckett Books & Records

Prison Radio's Jennifer Beach will be in conversation with San Francisco's columnist Denise Sullivan about our work in broadcasting uncensored incarcerated voices.

Join San Francisco columnist Denise Sullivan for a series of morning discussions with The City’s activists, educators, arts and cultural leaders, as well as lesser-known workers, the everyday people who help make this place we call home, every second Sunday at 10 am, live streamed from Bird & Beck...

10/02/2021
Mumia had been speaking truth to power for a long time. You can listen to a wealth of his commentaries on our website da...
09/28/2021

Mumia had been speaking truth to power for a long time. You can listen to a wealth of his commentaries on our website dating back to 2003. You’ll find that what he’s been speaking about then is still very much relevant today.

Mumia had been speaking truth to power for a long time. You can listen to a wealth of his commentaries on our website dating back to 2003. You’ll find that what he’s been speaking about then is still very much relevant today.

Abolition, Cultural Freedom, Liberation
09/21/2021
Abolition, Cultural Freedom, Liberation

Abolition, Cultural Freedom, Liberation

Join 2020 Lannan Prize recipients Angela Y. Davis, Mike Davis, and Ruth Wilson Gilmore for a conversation hosted by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.

Peter Mukurias latest commentary outlines a series of abuses that have been occurring at Red Onion State Prison! Listen ...
09/13/2021

Peter Mukurias latest commentary outlines a series of abuses that have been occurring at Red Onion State Prison! Listen in at prisonradio.org to find out how you can help.

Peter Mukurias latest commentary outlines a series of abuses that have been occurring at Red Onion State Prison! Listen in at prisonradio.org to find out how you can help.

Sunday is the annual Running Down The Wall, a 5k by the Anarchist Black Cross, to raise funds and support political pris...
09/10/2021

Sunday is the annual Running Down The Wall, a 5k by the Anarchist Black Cross, to raise funds and support political prisoners. Check out their website abcf.net for more information on how you can donate and participate!

Last week, on his final day in office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted David Gilbert’s sentence, making him eligible for paro...
09/06/2021

Last week, on his final day in office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted David Gilbert’s sentence, making him eligible for parole. Since then, a parole hearing for David has been scheduled for later this month. The Parole Board needs to hear that there is widespread support for his immediate release.

Once again David needs your help. Personal letters to the Parole Board are the best way to show your interest in this case. Time is short. We have only one week to collect letters for the Parole Board members to grant David parole at this hearing. Letters must be submitted by 6pm on September 8th.

Parole Letter Guidelines – Friends of David Gilbert
09/06/2021
Parole Letter Guidelines – Friends of David Gilbert

Parole Letter Guidelines – Friends of David Gilbert

Parole Letter Guidelines Last week, on his final day in office, Gov. Andrew Cuomo commuted David Gilbert’s sentence, making him eligible for parole (read more here). Since then, a parole hearing for David has been scheduled for later this month. The Parole Board needs to hear that there is widesp...

Mumia speaks on the dressing up of imperial interest in the language of liberation. Listen to his full commentary at pri...
09/03/2021

Mumia speaks on the dressing up of imperial interest in the language of liberation. Listen to his full commentary at prisonradio.org

Mumia speaks on the dressing up of imperial interest in the language of liberation. Listen to his full commentary at prisonradio.org

We would like to congratulate Arthur Cetewayo Johnson on his recent liberation. After five decades in prison, he is amon...
08/31/2021

We would like to congratulate Arthur Cetewayo Johnson on his recent liberation. After five decades in prison, he is among the most incredible elders that our movement has, and we are thankful for his long-standing contributions to freedom.

But the fight for freedom is not over! As we celebrate the release of Arthur Cetewayo Johnson, we call for the release of all our other elders who remain locked up behind bars for fighting against oppression.

Graphic by @ems_constellations

Mumia just called and reassured us that he is feeling “pretty damn good” listen to his latest commentaries at prisonradi...
08/30/2021

Mumia just called and reassured us that he is feeling “pretty damn good” listen to his latest commentaries at prisonradio.org

Mumia just called and reassured us that he is feeling “pretty damn good” listen to his latest commentaries at prisonradio.org

Check out Mumias latest commentary on the third wave of COVID-19
08/23/2021

Check out Mumias latest commentary on the third wave of COVID-19

Check out Mumias latest commentary on the third wave of COVID-19

"Millions of people all over the globe poured into the streets to try to derail the Bush. Administration’s mad rush to w...
08/17/2021
Tears of Empire

"Millions of people all over the globe poured into the streets to try to derail the Bush. Administration’s mad rush to war.
How in an alleged democracy can the government so easily ignore the views of millions? It happened and chaos came to Afghanistan and wreak havoc for over 20 years. What if the protest had won? We will never know. " - Mumia Abu-Jamal

The Tears of Empire. With the dramatic fall of Kabul, through the forces of the Taliban, the alligator tears of the political class are falling. Decrying the costs of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.  What has been thoroughly forgotten, however, is the unprecedented mass protests of February, 2003...

"From hole to hole, he would wake up generations of men before the crack of dawn when he would holler out of his cell do...
08/17/2021
Cetewayo Goes Home

"From hole to hole, he would wake up generations of men before the crack of dawn when he would holler out of his cell door “Let’s get it brother” before launching into hundreds of pushups, thousands of jumping jacks, sprints, squats, twists for hours. Several years ago, a federal judge ordered him released from the hole and the work of the Abolitionist Law Center of Pittsburgh has since opened the door to his freedom." - Mumia Abu-Jamal

Cetewayo Goes Home. A Pennsylvania prisoner, one of the nation's longest held captives of a hole has finally left prison. After over 50 years in prison most of it in the hole. What began as an alleged escape attempt at the central Pennsylvania prison, Huntington In the early 1980s, led to transfers....

Arthur "Cetewayo" Johnson Ordered Released After 51 Years in Prison - UNICORN RIOT
08/13/2021
Arthur "Cetewayo" Johnson Ordered Released After 51 Years in Prison - UNICORN RIOT

Arthur "Cetewayo" Johnson Ordered Released After 51 Years in Prison - UNICORN RIOT

Philadelphia, PA – Longtime Pennsylvania prisoner Arthur “Cetewayo” Johnson, age 69, was ordered released today after five decades in prison, 37 years of which he spent in solitary confinement. Johnson had been convicted in the 1970 murder of Jerome Wayfield, when he was just 18. The Convicti...

While water protectors fight to defend the integrity of their lands from environmental degradation, corporations are enl...
08/11/2021

While water protectors fight to defend the integrity of their lands from environmental degradation, corporations are enlisting the prison-industrial complex to assault and detain protesters. As abolitionists, we at Prison Radio stand in solidarity against the criminalization of those defending Ojibwa land—and we believe that abolition is impossible without first honoring the revolutionary demands of indigenous people.

Powerful article from @sfbayview highlighting the abhorrent treatment of Kevin Rashid Johnson
08/10/2021

Powerful article from @sfbayview highlighting the abhorrent treatment of Kevin Rashid Johnson

Derek Gibson has been refused treatment and medical assessment for his spinal and muscular pain. He has requested that w...
08/09/2021

Derek Gibson has been refused treatment and medical assessment for his spinal and muscular pain. He has requested that we call SCI Phoenix to demand medical justice for him and any other prisoner in need of attention. Let them know we’re watching.

Call 610-409-7890 to let Superintendent Sorber know we’re watching.

Listen in on Izells powerful poem about the struggle for his humanity at Prisonradio.orgDonate now to keep voices like h...
08/04/2021

Listen in on Izells powerful poem about the struggle for his humanity at Prisonradio.org

Donate now to keep voices like his on the airwaves.

08/02/2021

Noelle and Jamal Jr. discuss the state of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Sergio Hyland is up for Parole and needs your help collecting letters of support. Please listen to his insightful commen...
08/02/2021

Sergio Hyland is up for Parole and needs your help collecting letters of support. Please listen to his insightful commentaries at prisonradio.org, and send a letter of support to:
Smart Communications/PADOC
Sergio Hyland #FX1537
SCI Phoenix
P.O. Box 33028
St Petersburg, FL 33733

Register for this years Running Down The Wall at phillyabc.org/rdtwSunday, September 12, 202111 am sharp (Yoga warm-up a...
07/28/2021

Register for this years Running Down The Wall at phillyabc.org/rdtw

Sunday, September 12, 2021
11 am sharp (Yoga warm-up at 10am)
FDR Park
Philadelphia Anarchist Black Cross invites you to our fourth annual Running Down The Walls (RDTW)! Join us for another revolutionary 5K run/walk/roll and day of solidarity amplifying the voices of our comrades behind bars, lifting them up in their struggles, and maintaining material support. If you would like to participate in light yoga and warm-up stretches before, please arrive by 10am and bring a mat if you can.
Running is not required! You can also walk or roll. 5K is two loops around the park and at a walking pace will take about 45-60 minutes. Light refreshments and socializing will take place in the park afterward.
This year’s event is in honor of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Join us as we once again raise energy and funds for the freedom struggle of another Philly comrade and long-term Black liberation prisoner.
Very few people in prison have voices that go beyond the wall. It’s my job to do the work for them because they have no one.
- Mumia Abu-Jamal
This year marks the 40th year that Mumia has been behind bars as a voice for the voiceless. Due to multiple health issues from medical neglect, he needs our support now more than ever. We freed the MOVE 9 after 40 years – let’s do the same for Mumia!

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