Jamal Journal: Mumia Says He Has Covid
The nation’s best known political prisoner told the publisher of The Jamal Journal “that he believes he has Covid. His breathing feels like an elephant sitting on his lungs,” said Pam Africa, who is also coordinator of International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal. The new issue of the Journal includes a petition demanding that Philadelphia DA Larry Krassner – a purported progressive – stop standing in the way of Mumia’s freedom.
Abu Jamal Salutes “Madam Cicely Tyson”
Famed actress Cicely Tyson, who died last month at age 96, “refused to portray her people in a less than dignified light,” said political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. “She inspired generations of actors and taught, through her life’s work, what it meant to demand respect,” said Mumia, in an essay for Prison Radio.
“Fascism” Invoked When Bad Things Happen to White People
The question of fascism emerges “when one sector of the ruling class introduces measures that bear some resemblance to the colonial condition that Africans and other oppressed peoples live with all the time,” said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. Yeshitela cautioned against “uniting with one sector of the ruling class versus the other on this issue called fascism.” The Black Is Black Coalition will hold a webinar at noon ET Saturday, March 6, on “Fascism, Neoliberalism, and the Way Forward.”
Two US Parties, One Imperial Policy
“We should not expect any fundamental alteration” in US foreign policy under President Joe Biden, said Ajamu Baraka, national organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace, at a joint webinar of the US Peace Council and the Venezuelan section of the Committee for International Solidarity and Struggle for Peace. “Both of these imperialist parties are committed to the same fundamental agenda: to maintain and expand US global colonial capitalist hegemony,” said Baraka, in a talk entitled, “The People’s Struggles and the Emerging Situation in the United States.”
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