Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mumia Abu Jamal and Prison Radio

A Contact Visit!
Frances Goldin, Mumia Abu-Jamal's literary agent, on her first contact visit since she began repesenting him over twenty years ago. Happy Birthday Frances, she turned 90 on June 22nd.

"I got a hold of him, put my hand on him, and I didn't let go all day." FG
This visit was possible due to your collective outpouring of action.  
“If you struggle you can prevail.  When we struggle together we change reality and when we challenge power it sometimes bends” MAJfull interview
Prison Radio recently received a letter from Kerry Shakaboona Marshall one of our reporters.  In it he praises Frances Goldin's new book.
"I think Frances Goldman's book"Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA" should be voluntary required reading for young brothers & sisters who are coming into consciousness & the struggle. Huh! I wish I would've had such a book as Frances', that puts socialism in plain (i.e. the people's terms) terminology, twenty-five years ago 'cause I would be a brainiac by now or on par with comrade Che (smile)."  -Kerry Shakaboona Marshall 

 Prison Radio keeps the phones on and available for Mumia and our other prisoner correspondents. We share our resources with our correspondents so they can call and write to us. We are asking you to support our work and help us expand our reach. More voices need to be heard.
Children Don't Matter (2:31)
Kerry Shakaboona Marshall
War Changes Everything
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Imam Jamil Ailing
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Military Advisors? The Way Back Into Iraq
Mumia Abu-Jamal
Cantor's Fall
Mumia Abu-Jamal
The Divine Ruby Dee (2:31)
Mumia Abu-Jamal
From the Archives

"Why a War on the Poor"
written by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Read by Ruby Dee


Rashid has still not seen a doctor for his dangerously high blood pressure. Your calls make a difference.

Kelle Wallace, MBA, TTUHSC-CMHC Health Administrator, at TDCJ Clements Unit, 9601 Spur 591 Amarillo, Texas 79107-9606.
Dear Friends of Prison Radio,   

“We who believe in Freedom cannot rest until it comes.”
 ---from Ella’s Song, Sweet Honey in the Rock

And we also know, that as long distance revolutionaries we have to take care of ourselves so that we can continue to freedom. Inspired by a group of Yoga Practictioners working on behalf of Mumia Yogis for Mumia we had the opportunity to help create some wonderful new products in collaboration with Sweet Dreams! Even hardworking freedom fighters have to take a break from time to time. Now you can rest easy while showing your support for Mumia and Prison Radio. 

Sweet Dreams is a youth operated business, an off shoot of Turning Heads Sewing and Fashion Design which is a San Francisco Bay area program that provides vocational arts instruction and entrepreneurship training for San Francisco’s high risk young women of color.  When we approached them with the idea to create soothing eye pillows sporting Mumia’s image they were excited for the opportunity to show their solidarity on his behalf.  In turn, we are also motivated to back this organization because Sweet Dreams offers young women the opportunity to express their creativity, develop a sense of self-reliance, and follow their dreams.  
 Young women design, handcraft, market, and sell eye pillows (as pictured), aromatherapy dream pillows, neck pillows, zip cases, and yoga mat bags.  My eye pillow just came in the mail and it is filled with dried organic lavender, rice and flax seed.  It smells wonderful and you can’t beat the graphic!  Prison Radio is always interested in partnering with progressive artists and supporting beautiful artwork. Learn more about this innovative, transformative project in which young women learn the skills of financial management, marketing and sales management, and production management.  On top of that they practice cooperative decision making and profit sharing. Here is a link to their indiegogo campaign.  Sweet Dreams


We are asking you to keep Prison Radio’s phone turned on and recorders going. If you listen and are inspired, help Prison Radio continue to bring these amazing voices to the airwaves. Jump on board and help this freedom train run!  

$35 is the yearly membership.

$50 will get you a beautiful tote bag (pictured).
The pictured yoga mag bag above is available for $60 including S&H. The eye pillow is available for $30 including S&H. 

$300 will bring one essay to the airwaves.

$1000 (or $88.83 per month) will make you a member of our Prison Radio Freedom circle.

This work is critical—for all of us. Freedom will depend on our independence, the depth of our courage, and our will to organize. Join us. Each gift is an inspiration to the staff and volunteers at Prison Radio.

Luchando por la justicia y la libertad,
Noelle Hanrahan, Director, Prison Radio
P.O. Box 411074 San Francisco, CA 94141 415-648-4505


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