Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

Jed S. Rakoff November Issue Honoré Daumier: A Criminal Case The criminal justice system in the United States today bears little relationship to what the Founding Fathers contemplated, what the movies and television portray, or what the average American believes. To the Founding Fathers, the critical element in the system was the jury trial, which served […]

Birzeit studentz hold solidarity event with Black struggle in US

  (Phantina Sholi) By Alex Shams   BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Nearly 100 students at Birzeit University in the central West Bank on Wednesday took part in a solidarity event with the African-American community in the United States in the wake of spiraling rates of deadly police violence there. Entitled, “Similar Struggles: Racism in Palestine and […]

Samiya “Goldi” Davis Abdullah 1978 – 2014 Rest In Power

  Dear Brothers, Sisters, Comrades, & Friends – The inhumanity of being seperated from your family weighs heavily on every prisoner.  For Mumia, held in solitary, with non-contact visits for 30 years, it was and is heart wrenching. We are saddened to share the news that Samiya “Goldi” Davis Abdullah, daughter of Wadiya Jamal and […]

Mumia: CIA = Crime All the Time

“The CIA, the executive hand of the president, has been involved deeply in every crime known to man,” said America’s best known political prisoner, Mumia Abu Jamal, in a report for Prison Radio. The agency commits thousands of crimes every day, but is immune from prosecution under the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2001. “That’s American […]

Why I Won’t Do Kwaanza

by Bruce A. Dixon I don’t do Kwaanza, I just don’t. I never have, and the very thought of it evokes some difficult memories and feelings for me. It’s not the holiday’s religious trappings or its Afro-syncretic fusion of Jewish menorahs, Swahili words, Kemetic, Christian and other rituals. I understand people do have a perfect […]

Transition of Goldii, daughter of Wadiya and Mumia

                                                  It is with deep sadness that we share in the news about the transition of Goldii.  We extend our condolences and love to her mother, Wadiya, her father, Mumia, her two young daughters, her sisters and everyone else who was close to her and loved her.  Goldii showed tremendous creativity as an artist, seriousness as […]

We Must Look Back in Order to Move Forward

“There is not a Black America and a White America …there’s the United States of America.” – Senator Barack Obama 2004 “Americans must look back, examine and accept how its racist history has become a controlling element of its nationalist psyche.“ As Americans react to the Grand Jury decisions to “no-bill” in the Eric Garner […]