Thanks for your support and solidarity. Prison Radio is meeting the challenge of both broadcasting every day and organizing for freedom. We are busy!
We are calling for folks to pack the courtroom: mobilizing support for Marvin “Shaka” Walker’s this Thursday April 20th 8:30 am 190 W Hedding St. in San Jose.
Last week we shared the rough news that Mumia was denied a new trial by Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Clemons. Mumia is facing this disappointment with continued dedication, brilliance, and dignity. And yes, resilience in the face of a hard truth that the path to freedom will take longer. A few of us worked with Anti Police Terror Project and SURJ Bay Area last weekend to paint banners supporting Mumia. We supported the efforts to put them up this morning.
This week we heard again from Krystal Clark in Michigan. She is our brave and courageous correspondent, fighting to make it out of this Michigan prison alive. We are her lifeline to the outside world. We took the call. Amplified her organizing and told her of own. Published her story and shared the call to action with the world.
In early April we got a call from Kenjuan Congo Jr exploring racist violence of the London Police.
Ronald Earnest Jones called in to report on COVID violations in Michigan prisons. We recently published Khalfani Malik Khaldun’s open letter to his grandchildren, and Harold Cunningham’s call to stand for Black Lives, and Peter “Pitt” Mukuria’s commentary on Tyre Nichols and Spoon Jackson reporting on his artistic collaboration with Ani Di Franco. The folks inside are organizing and making art, and we are doing the same outside. Working together to create a next step for everyone.
Mumia Abu-Jamal called in yesterday, sharing his experience with 29 yrs on death row, its legacy, and the fact that it is on its last legs, moving ever closer to abolition in PA.
We are working hard to offer links from the inside to the outside: and we need your help.
Our hard working staff fighting for freedom everyday.
Please take a moment and make a gift today. When We Fight, We Win,
Jennifer Beach & Noelle Hanrahan, Esq. P.I.
Co-Directors of Prison Radio
P.S. We are looking for capital gifts to create an endowment and purchase a new building or in the alternative significantly upgrade our shared cooperative SF building. If this is something, you are capable of helping with please contact Noelle at 415-793-7958. As we all think about the present and the future, it is time to make some plans, for our correspondents’ voices to be heard.