There ain’t no power like the ANSWER speeches
’cause the ANSWER speeches don’t stop!
‘Free Mumia Abu-Jamal’, Wash DC 04.24.12 from Mike Flugennock on Vimeo.
Photographed and edited by Mike Flugennock, 05:48
The birthday of dissident journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, imprisoned on
Pennsylvania’s Death Row for 30 years, was marked today by a
demonstration in solidiarity with Mumia and with political prisoners
all over the United States, and in the US gulag of “black sites” all
over the world.
Featured among the four hours’ worth of speakers before the march
were noted rappers Chuck D (of Public Enemy) and M1 (of Dead Prez);
however, I happily blew off their footage in favor of a live phone call
to the rally by Abu-Jamal himself, from prison. Mumia sent greetings of
solidarity and delivered a short statement, which is included in its
entirety in this newsreel.