Mumia Abu-Jamal is diagnosed with COVID, advocates demand immediate release; Plus: After the insurrection: An abolitionist response to white supremacy with Tracey Corder and Ramah Kudaimi

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: the new federal stimulus, the George Floyd Act, the filibuster and more.

Mitch Jeserich hosts Letters and Politics, which airs weekdays at 10AM on KPFA.

0:34 – COVID call-ins: John Swartzberg is clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health.

1:08 – KPFA News: White House Task force on the COVID-19 pandemic held a press briefing this week as COVID-19 deaths reach over 520,000. KPFA’s Jehlen Herdman reports.

Mumia Abu-Jamal has been incarcerated for close to 40 years in Pennsylvania. Now 66 years old and suffering deteriorating health, advocates are demanding his immediate release (Photo: Twitter @MumiaAbuJamal)

1:15 – Mumia Abu-Jamal is diagnosed with COVID-19, advocates demand his immediate release

Johanna Fernández (@JFernandez693) is associate professor of history at Baruch College (CUNY) editor of Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

1:34 – Abolitionist response to white supremacy organizing

Tracey Corder (@traceyecorder) is Deputy Campaign Director for Policing with ACRE, Action Center on Race and the Economy, a campaign hub for organizations working at the intersection of racial justice and Wall Street accountability. 

Ramah Kudaimi (@ramahkudaimi) is Deputy Campaign Director for ACRE’s Crescendo Project, focused on researching and campaigning against anti-Muslim corporations. She was previously the Deputy Director at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, where for nine years she led and supported BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) campaigns in solidarity with Palestine.

They join us to discuss their latest piece in the Forge, “After the Insurrection: An Abolitionist Response to White Supremacy.”


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