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Writing on the wall : selected prison writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Author: Mumia Abu-Jamal; Cornel West; Johanna Fernández
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Series: Open Media book.
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"From the first slave writings to contemporary hip hop, the canon of African American literature offers a powerful counter-narrative to dominant notions of American culture, history, and politics. Resonant with voices of prophecy and resistance, the African American literary tradition runs deep with emancipatory currents that have had an indelible impact on the United States and the world. Mumia Abu-Jamal has been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mumia Abu-Jamal; Cornel West; Johanna Fernández
ISBN: 9780872866751 0872866750
OCLC Number: 875240201
Description: xxxvi, 335 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Cornel West --
Introduction / by Johanna Fernández --
1. Christmas in a cage --
2. Court of law or hall of oppression? --
3. Different sides of the same system --
4. Long live John Africa --
5. 900 years for surviving --
6. The Mother's Day massacre --
7. The power of truth --
8. Christmas in a cage II --
9. The Philadelphia negro revisited --
10. Birth of a rebel --
11. Community service for a Contra Colonel --
12. C'mon in, the water's fine --
13. Ronald Reagan fiddled while the poor froze --
14. Blues for Huey --
15. Opposing anti-Arab racism --
16. Rodney King --
17. Never again --
18. Legal oudaws : Bobby's battle for justice September --
19. Gangsters in blue --
20. Voting for your own repression --
21. Welfare reform or war on women? --
22. The state of Pennsylvania has every intention of killing me --
23. The passing of Kunstler : people's lawyer --
24. Fugitive from justice, Veronica Jones --
25. When a child is not a child --
26. More than police brutality --
27. The death machine --
28. What Amadou Diallo really means --
29. The damning of dissent --
30. The life and freedom of Shaka Sankofa (Gary Graham) --
31. Texas : the death state --
32. The real "constitutional crisis" --
33. Many trails of tears --
34. Message to the World Congress against the death penalty Strasbourg, France --
35. The real meaning of Genoa --
36. Land --
37. Imperial pique in Durban --
38. 9-11 ... Why? --
39. When news isn't news --
40. War on the waterfront --
41. The Cuban 5 and "Homeland Security" --
42. Analysis of empire --
43. Who's "wilding" who? --
44. Governor Ryan's song --
45. Black farmers, still fighting --
46. To be young, gifted and ... Nina Simone --
47. Sons of Malcolm --
48. Soldiers of misfortune --
49. Black August --
50. Forty years in the wilderness --
51. The ill-advised Iraq adventure --
52. Democracy, dictatorships and empire --
53. "Flawed intelligence" --
54. In the shadow of Brown --
55. Who "we" are --
56. "True American values" --
57. Another Ronald Reagan, another America --
58. America : independent? --
59. What would Thomas Paine think? --
60. Voting for yesteryear : Alabama dreamin' --
61. When the prison goes international --
62. Lynne Stewart speaks --
63. Whitewashing white crimes --
64. Supreme Court Justice calls system "broken" --
65. Rosa Parks, Claudette Colvin and Jo Ann Robinson --
66. What kids are really learning in school --
67. The ongoing war against workers : the TWU Strike --
68. FBI surveillance --
69. GM and the global war against workers --
70. Silence of the lambs --
71. Before Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib : the Black Panthers --
72. Katrina : one year later --
73. No safe age --
74. Decolonization : the influence of Africa, and Latin America on the Black Freedom Movement --
75. President or priest? --
76. 1967 : year of fire, year of rage --
77. The latest battle in the war against the poor --
78. The perils of black political power --
79. Beating back Batson --
80. The time for Troy Davis is now --
81. Welfare for the rich --
82. Israel --
83. From Frahtz Fanon to Africa with love --
84. With judges like these --
85. The other inauguration celebration --
86. Black citizenship --
87. Union busting --
88. Tea Party or Occupy Movement? --
89. To my brethen and sistas on the row --
90. For a revolutionary black history month --
91. Memories for Maroon --
92. Beyond Trayvon : when the personal ain't political --
93. The real John Carter --
94. Ending solitary confinement --
95. Obama's re-election : what it means, what it doesn't --
96. Martin Luther King : in memory and in life --
97. The coming acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer --
98. Puerto Rico : under U.S. colonial law --
99. "Of all our studies, history best rewards our research" --
100. National Security Agency --
101. Martin, women and the movement --
102. Land grabs --
103. Beatings --
104. The historic role of journalism among black people --
105. The meaning of Ferguson --
106. Ebola --
107. Goddard commencement speech --
Appendix: 10 reasons why Mumia Abu-Jamal should be freed / by Johanna Fernández.
Series Title: Open Media book.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: foreword by Cornel West ; edited by Johanna Fernández.

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