Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary coming to Los Angeles

SYNOPSIS from the official website:

Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and brilliant writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison and despite attempts to silence him, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, educate, provoke and inspire.

Stephen Vittoria’s new feature documentary is an inspiring portrait of a man whom many consider America’s most famous political prisoner – a man whose existence tests our beliefs about freedom of expression. Through prison interviews, archival footage, and dramatic readings, and aided by a potent chorus of voices including Cornel West, Alice Walker, Dick Gregory, Angela Davis, Amy Goodman and others, this riveting film explores Mumia’s life before, during and after Death Row – revealing, in the words of Angela Davis, “the most eloquent and most powerful opponent of the death penalty in the world…the 21st Century Frederick Douglass.”

Watch Democracy Now! interview with writer, producer and director Steve Vittoria and Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio

Check showtimes and buy tickets here.

The Arrest of Dr. West

By inviting arrest, Dr. West conflated the Wall Street/D.C./worldwide occupations, the protest against the distortion of Dr. King’s message and memory, and the spirit of the 1995 Million Man March. Dr. West’s principled critiques of President Obama’s affinity to corporate power and this First Black President’s obviously politically gauged non-responses to mass demonstrations and protests against corporate malfeasance are bolstered by his arrest.
by Herbert Dyer, Jr.

Read more via voxunion.

We must define our place in this potent historical moment…


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…here are moments captured of those of us who are awake and taking a stand…

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