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By Any Means Necessary

Mumia Abu Jamal

Nyeusi Jami & Edward Onaci Mumia Abu Jamal is probably the most well-known and visible political prisoner in our current moment. He co-founded the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Panther party at the age of fourteen, later became an unwavering supporter of the MOVE organization, and has since struggled for human rights. In late 1982, Mumia was driving his taxi when he witnessed some police brutalizing his brother. During the struggle, someone shot and killed one of the officers. Although witnesses claimed that the shooter fled the scene while Mumia (also wounded) waited, he was arrested and convicted for the officer’s death. At that time, the death penalty was still legal in the state of Pennsylvania. Although his death penalty has since been overturned, Mumia continues to be held in prison without any chance for parole. Despite his incarceration, his commitments to the liberation of oppressed people and his fearless and skilled use of written and verbal communication to advocate for truth and justice have flourished. He has written several books and countless news columns and articles. His audio contributions to www.prisonradio.org educate and inspire budding and seasoned activists. His 2003 “Black August” audio segment clearly articulates the importance of the month of August for New Afrikans and African/Black people throughout the hemisphere. In December 2018, Mumia was granted the right to a new trial appealing his conviction. In April 2019, the Philadelphia district attorney dropped his opposition to the appeal, allowing it to move forward. Mumial Abu-Jamal #AM 8335 SCI Mahanoy 301 Morea Road Frackville, PA 17932

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By Any Means Necessary, Volume 1, Issue 3  

Black August Edition

By Any Means Necessary, Volume 1, Issue 3  

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