Building Bridges: International Labor Offensive to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, Segment 1

3 days 6 hours ago
A coalition for an “International Labor Offensive to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and All Political Prisoners” is gaining momentum. with Jacky Hortaut, union organizer, member of the CGT in France; an American studies Professor in Tours and Clermont-Ferrand Universities and author of a book about women in prison dedicated to the “Move” sisters and chair of Collectif Libérons Mumia, and organizer of a local chapter of Just Justice Tours Le Collectif, which represents roughly 10 cities, unions, human rights associations, and political parties in France. and Dr. Claude Gillaumaud Pujot, a professor in France who wrote the 2007 Abu-Jamal biography, “A Free Man on Death Row”, who says “Mumia is an example to all of us because he remains an activist even after spending 30-plus years in hell.” A call for freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal and all political prisoners is picking up steam, with solidarity actions on his status hearing on in Philadelphia, plus a court hearing on April 30, which could eventually lead to his freedom. After years of global community meetings, protests, petitions and legal challenges, the people’s movement succeeded in taking Mumia off death row in 2011 and elevating Mumia to internationally recognized stature. Mumia now has name recognition rivaling top-tier athletes and entertainers and is considered a hero to all people seeking liberation - having inspired millions around the world, from Berlin to Brazil, Georgia to Ghana, who rally regularly on his behalf demanding he receive release or a new trial. In France Mumia is considered a freedom fighter because of his advocacy for the oppressed everywhere. Mumia is the “voice of the voiceless,” who chronicles the legacies of people’s struggles worldwide and one of the greatest threats to U.S. imperialism is the uprising of “young Mumias” from the streets of Philadelphia to the streets of Paris. We’ll talk with French activists about their understanding and concerns that our courts in rejecting all challenges to evidence of Mumia’s guilt have fueled questions worldwide about the fundamental fairness about the U.S. court system and demand that the freedom fighter Mumia, advocate for the oppressed everywhere be released or receive a new trial. Twenty-five French cities have made Mumia Abu-Jamal an honorary citizen including Paris and two streets have been named after him in Saint Denis and Bobigny. And, one-hundred and twenty European representatives have mobilized for medical care for the now ailing Mumia, as he approaches his 64th birthday. Mumia has wrongly spent more than half his life in prison, most of which time was on death row and in solitary confinement, before the Supreme Court held that application of the death penalty to Mumia was unconstitutional and instead shackled him with a life-sentence for a crime, the killing of a police officer that he did not commit.
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

This Week In Palestine: Hear the PLO's Ambassador to the United States, Sam Zumlot, Segment 1

4 days 3 hours ago
Today we feature the passionate voice of the PLO’s Ambassador to the United States, Sam Zumlot. Ambassador Zumlot spoke at a conference sponsored by the Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center. The presentation begins with introductions. Among Ambassador Zumlot's extensive remarks, one especially stands out: his observation that all of Israel's massive infliction of suffering on the Palestinian community has not improved Israel's so-called "security" even one whit.
Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)

Global Research News Hour: Who Benefits from the Syrian Airstrikes? Conversations with Vanessa Beeley and Michel Chossudovsky, Segment 1

4 days 3 hours ago
On this week's Global Research News Hour we take a closer look at the US -UK - France military assault on supposed chemical weapons facilities within Syria, and the outcome of that operation. We'll first get an update from 21st Century Wire editor and journalist Vanessa Beeley who has been on the ground in Damascus for the past 5 weeks. We'll also get an analysis from Professor Michel Chossudovsky about revelations of a conflict of interest on the part of Prime Minister May whose husband works for a huge financial firm heavily invested in military companies profiting from the recent airstrikes.
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