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All Things Censored [With CD] / Edition 1
     

All Things Censored [With CD] / Edition 1

by Mumia Abu-Jamal
 

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ISBN-10: 1583220224

ISBN-13: 2901583220220

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

All Things Censored is Mumia Abu-Jamal's major new release with 79 writings, many freshly composed by Mumia with the cartridge of a ball-point pen--the only implement he is allowed in his death-row cell.

Abu-Jamal writes on a host of topics, including the ironies that abound within the U.S. prison system, the consequences of those ironies for us all, and his own

Overview

All Things Censored is Mumia Abu-Jamal's major new release with 79 writings, many freshly composed by Mumia with the cartridge of a ball-point pen--the only implement he is allowed in his death-row cell.

Abu-Jamal writes on a host of topics, including the ironies that abound within the U.S. prison system, the consequences of those ironies for us all, and his own case. Mumia's composure, humor, and connection to the living world around him represent an irrefutable victory over the "corrections" system that has for two decades sought to isolate and silence him.

His conviction for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer has been contested on various constitutional, legal, and moral grounds. As of this writing, he lives and writes with an execution date hanging over his head, and is still banned from the airwaves and television (as all Pennsylvania prisoners now are).

The title, All Things Censored, alludes to Mumia's hiring as an on-air columnist by National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," and subsequent banning from that venue under pressure from law and order groups. To this day, these unique and rare recordings by Mumia (produced by Prison Radio) remain under lock and key in the vaults of NPR.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901583220220
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments12
Foreword15
Introduction: Lethal Censorship21
Scenes
From an Echo in Darkness, a Step into Light NPR Censored34
The Sense of Censory49
Another Write-Up ... for Rapping!51
A Bright, Shining Hell55
No Law, No Rights57
A Letter from Prison59
The Visit61
Black August63
A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire66
Meeting with a Killer69
Manny's Attempted Murder71
Days of Pain, Night of Death73
An Uncivil Action76
Perspectives
Mother Loss and Father Hunger96
Musings on "Mo" and Marshall100
Philly Daze103
Words from an Outcast from the Fourth Estate105
Deadly Drug Raid118
First Amendment Rites120
A Rap Thing124
PEN Award Acceptance Speech126
Absence of Power128
A Crisis in Black Leadership130
Liberty Denied in Its Cradle132
Slavery Daze II135
Memories of Huey137
To War! For Empire!140
Capture Him, Beat Him, and Treat Him Like Dirt142
The Lost Generation?144
May 13 Remembered146
And They Call MOVE "Terrorists"!150
Justice Denied153
Justice for Geronimo Stolen by Star Chamber157
Eddie Hatcher Fights for His Life!160
Seeds of Wisdom162
Sweet Roxanne164
A House is Not a Home166
Men of Cloth168
Prisons vs. Preschools171
Raised Hope, Fallen Disappointment173
With Malice toward Many175
Legalized Cop Violence177
A Drug that Ain't a Drug180
How, Now, Mad Cow?182
Essays on Justice
De Profundis194
Five Hundred Years: Celebrations or Demonstrations?196
The Illusion of "Democracy"198
A Nation in Chains200
Live from Death Row202
War on the Poor205
Why a War on the Poor?207
The Death Game209
Black March to Death Row213
On Death Row, Fade to Black215
Fred Hampton Remembered219
"Law" That Switches from Case to Case221
Two Blacks, Two Georgians223
Cancellation of the Constitution225
L.A. Outlaw227
Media is the Mirage229
True African-American History231
When Ineffective Means Effective233
Death: The Poor's Prerogative?235
Legalized Crime237
Campaign of Repression: Attack on the Life of the Mind239
Musings on Malcolm242
In Defense of Empire244
Build a Better Mousetrap246
Haitians Need Not Apply248
Rostock, Germany, and Anti-Immigrant Violence250
NAFTA: A Pact Made in Hell252
Fujimori Bans the Bar in Peru254
South Africa256
Warlust--Again! (Iraq II)258
What, to a Prisoner, is the Fourth of July?260
A Death Row Remembrance of the Rosenbergs--Never Again?262
Expert Witness from Hell264
Zapatista Dreams266
What Made the Acteal Massacre Possible??269
Conversation Between Mumia and Noelle minutes after his 1995 Death Warrant was read to Mumia in his cell271
Notes on the composition and recording of the texts279
The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal288
About the Authors299
Book Credits302
CD Credits303

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