On Monday, March 30th, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections came close to murdering Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. On that day Mumia was transferred from SCI Mahanoy to the Schuylkill Medical Center, suffering from diabetic shock. Mumia’s condition was the direct result of a denial of proper medical care to him over an extended period of time. Only Mumia’s strength, and that of his supporters allowed him to live through that day and those that have followed.
Had the Pennsylvania’s DOC been successful in it’s endeavor to forever silence Mumia, it would have dealt a serious blow to the movement for revolution in the USA. For over 40 years Mumia’s journalism has shone a light on the crimes of the capitalist state, it’s armed enforcers and its prison industrial complex.
With the above in mind, it is perhaps ironic that the commonwealth tried to silence Mumia twice…
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