Commentary

Mumia Abu-Jamal on mass movements and a contentious Supreme Court term

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 13:00

2:12 minutes (2.02 MB)

This week the US Supreme Court wrapped up its term with significant rulings on marriage equality, affirmative action and voting rights. Mumia Abu-Jamal has this commentary on the role of mass movements and activism in guiding how the constitution is interpreted.

Mumia Abu-Jamal on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: “Traitor Hater”

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 14:55

2:13 minutes (2.04 MB)

As debate continues in the US over the extensive government surveillance program, Mumia Abu-Jamal has this commentary on the NSA whistleblower behind the disclosure, Edward Snowden, and the response from the media and the public.

Mumia Abu-Jamal on the NSA, FBI surveillance program: "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 15:17

2:25 minutes (2.22 MB)

As more revelations emerge about the extensive surveillance program in the US, run by the National Security Agency, the FBI and carried out often by private contractors, more attention is falling on the secretive FISA court that oversees requests for information and the role of lawmakers in overseeing the government’s spying powers.

For more, Mumia Abu-Jamal has this commentary.

Mumia Abu-Jamal on “Nature’s War”

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 14:55

1:50 minutes (1.68 MB)

In Oklahoma City, more funerals for victims of the devastating tornado that struck the area this week are scheduled for Saturday, including two for nine-year-old students at the Plaza Towers school which was directly hit by the storm. Officials in the city of Moore also said a memorial service would take place Sunday at the First Baptist Church. The area is continuing recovery from the storm and many residents have vowed to rebuild.Mumia Abu-Jamal has this commentary.

Mumia Abu-Jamal on the culture of rape in the US

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 10:02

3:15 minutes (2.98 MB)

For the second time in a week, a US military officer connected to the military’s sexual assault prevention program has been removed from duties due to allegations of abusive sexual contact and misconduct.

Mumia Abu-Jamal: Immigration and freedom of movement

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 14:56

4:28 minutes (4.09 MB)

President Barack Obama is in Central America for a two-day trip. Today, he’ll meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Tomorrow he’ll attend a summit in Costa Rica. Speaking from Washington, DC before his departure, Obama outlined his goals for the visit.

OBAMA: In both instances I will be working to deepen our economic and trade relationships across Latin America. Relationships that create jobs here at home and offer our businesses growing markets where they can sell more American-made goods and services abroad.

Mumia Abu-Jamal on the War of Words

Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:58

1:40 minutes (1.53 MB)

As war rhetoric continues in the Asia region and across the world, Mumia Abu-Jamal comments on "the war of words" in the current political climate.

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