Mumia Abu-Jamal interviewed by The Guardian

This video shows a Demonstration in Philadelphia in the USA for Mumia Abu-Jamal and counter demonstration by bikers.

From British daily The Guardian:

‘I spend my days preparing for life, not for death’

The former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent 25 years on death row in the United States – despite strong evidence that he is innocent. In his first British interview, he talks to Laura Smith about life in solitary, how he has remained politically active, and why the Panthers are still relevant today.

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  1. The Shame of the Nation
    The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
    By Jonathan Kozol
    The Shame of the Nation – The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, By Jonathan Kozol

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    Filled with the passionate voices of children, principals, and teachers, and some of the most revered leaders in the Black community, The Shame of the Nation directly challenges the chilling practices now being forced upon our urban systems by the Bush administration. In their place, Kozol offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill at last the promise made some 50 years ago to all our youngest citizens.

    The Revolution
    Will Not be Funded
    Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
    Edited By INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

    INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence learned the hard way that the revolution would not be funded. They got an email from the Ford Foundation that INCITE! was awarded a $100,000 grant, soon after they received another email from the Ford Foundation that they had reversed their grant decision because of INCITE!’s support for Palestinian liberation.

    The chapters in this book tell the history of Foundations, the origins, who really benefits. Where does the money in Foundations come from, who does the money really belongs to? Do Foundations protect the status quo, do they really help those most in need, who gets the grants? What strings are attached?

    Section heads are:
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