Virtual Teach-in Pays Tribute to Mumia Abu-Jamal on 66th Birthday

by Miranda Crissman and Judy Greenspan, published on Workers World, April 29, 2020 From behind prison walls nearly 39 years, Mumia Abu Jamal continues to educate, energize and unite prison abolitionists, former and current political prisoners, and the global activist community. On April 24, his 66th birthday, Abu-Jamal’s story and legacy brought together a virtual gathering “U.S. Empire vs. Political[…]

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Academic Institutions Must Defend Free Speech

Image: “HateSpeech” by Carlos Latuff.  To see the full  image, click here. from The International Committee for Peace Justice and Dignity for the People We, the undersigned, oppose the coordinated campaign to deny academics their free speech rights due to their defense of Palestinian rights and criticism of the policies and practices of the state of Israel. Temple University in[…]

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UNAC Statement on the CNN Firing of Marc Lamont Hill

Temple University professor and CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill was fired from CNN after giving a powerful speech at the United Nations in support of Palestinian rights. The Nov. 29, 2018, U.N. meeting was to commemorate the 70th year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The meeting also fell on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when 700,000 Palestinians[…]

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