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On the birthday of Mumia Abu Jamal, KBOO presents this special on Mumia and the many other political prisoners held in U.S. prisons including members of the Black Panther Party, 1960s revolutionaries, the family Africa and the voice of Mumia Abu Jamal, whose book release party will take place Friday evening in Portland. Mumia's chance for a new trial was recently denied by the US Supreme Court, a move which he called "a great tragedy for justice".
10 am: An interview with Ashanti Alston, a former political prisoner and co-chair of the Jericho movement.
10:30 Kent Ford, father of Patrice Lumumba Ford (Portland Seven)
11:00 The Green Scare: Modern Cointelpro
11:30 1960s-era revolutionary Bill Dunn (calling from USP Big Sandy, Kentucky, where he remains incarcerated)
11:45 Black Panthers: The Omaha Two, Kenny Zulu Whitmore, Hugo Yogi Pinell, Romaine 'Chip' Fitzgerald
12:00 King Wilkerson and the Angola 3
12:15 Mumia Abu Jamal, the Move 9 and the Family Africa
Speech by Ramona Africa in Portland
1:00 Stories and letters from Black Panthers and AIM activists, and the case of Xicano activist Alvaro Luna Hernandez
websites with more information:
The case of Native American activist Leonard Peltier
Report by political prisoner Richard Mafundi Lake on murder of mentally-ill prisoner in his facility
National calendar of political prisoner-related events
Local solidarity work: Volunteer to send books to prisoners with the Portland Books to Prisoners Project