Abu-Jamal's Radio Broadcasts
to Nov. 15th Mobilization Conference
in Bay Area
On A Move Long Live John Africa! Thank you all for coming.
We are living
as that old Chinese adage used to say in interesting times.
We live in an age of the imminent threat of war, recession, and
political repression. With the reemergence of the right it almost
looks like the latest rendition of back to the future.
Not since the 1940s or 50s have we seen such a lust
for the death penalty, that fact that people who are under 18 are
being sent to the gallows is a reflection of how far we havent
come. Habeas Corpus is but a shadow of its former self, thanks to
that born again republicrat Bill Clinton. And the prison industrial
complex grows more by more everyday. In such a time it is not effective
to lay down, to surrender the struggle to give up. In such a time
it is vitally necessary to reach out to touch others, to build,
to find others who share our vision.
If a mirror
is shattered the reflection would be fragmented, the mirror that
is the media does not reflect that which exists, but rather reflects
only that which the owners wants it to reflect. It views nearly
a quarter of a million men, women, students, and children at a mass
demonstration and reflects oh several thousand. It echoes and amplifies
only the voices and opinions of those who own sufficient wealth
to buy access. If is for that very reason that you cant know
the world by the poor after images that you see in the media, it
is not the real world. It is not a true reflection. Think not of
the eye of a camera but of the living eyes of your friends, your
neighbors, your comrades. They are the people who will bring life
to the movements for social justice; they are the very breath of
the movement, touch them and we can move mountains. Take heart,
remember when we organize we make change. Doesnt the status
quo cry out for change? Well then organize. Lets begin; lets
Thank you. On
the Move, Long Live John Africa, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.
copyright 2002 Mumia Abu-Jamal
Check out Mumia's
"Faith of Our Fathers: An Examination of the Spiritual Life
of African and African-American People" at www.africanworld.com
The Power of Truth
is Final -- Free Mumia!
International Concerned Family & Friends of MAJ
P.O. Box 19709
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Phone - 215-476-8812/ Fax - 215-476-6180
E-mail - AND
OFFER YOUR SERVICES!
Send our brotha
some LOVE and LIGHT at:
175 Progress Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370
WE WHO BELIEVE
IN FREEDOM CAN *NOT* REST!!