Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall
Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Foreword by Cornel West
Edited by Johanna Fernández
Introduction by Johanna Fernández

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"Mumia Abu-Jamal: Writing on the Wall, Selected Writings"

Johanna Fernández, editor of Writing on the Wall, appears on Wanda's Picks Radio to talk about the book and Mumia’s continued commitment to journalism despite being confined for over 30 years.

-Wanda Sabir, Wanda's Picks Radio Jun 26, 2015

"For Mumia and Us, All the Writing Is on the Wall"

Video: Johanna Fernández, editor of Writing on the Wall, Selected Prison Writings of Mumia-Abu Jamal, talks with Jared A. Ball about Mumia's current condition, the campaign to free him, and the poignancy of the writings collected in Writing on the Wall.

-Jared A. Ball, TheRealNews.com Jul 5, 2015

"Alicia Garza on Black Lives Matter; and Mumia Abu-Jamal"

Johanna Fernández on Mumia Abu-Jamal, his health, and writing. Also: Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley were interrupted by Black Lives Matter protests during the Netroots conference in Arizona. Excerpts from Sanders’ and O’Malley’s speeches, and an interview with Alicia Garza of the Black Lives Matter movement.

-KPFA Radio Jul 20, 2015

"Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal"

Dr. Johanna Fernandez, editor of Writing on the Wall, is interviewed by Sonali Kolhatkar for Uprising Radio on Mumia Abu-Jamal, his current medical condition, and the new book of his writings from City Lights. Full audio with video excerpt.

-Uprising Radio May 6, 2015

"New York Times article 'Police Files on Radicals Are at Center of a Lawsuit.' "

Johanna Fernandez, editor of Writing on the Wall, is interviewed about her request for the NYPD to find and turn over documents on the Puerto Rican militant group the Young Lords.

- Colin Moynihan. The New York Times Aug 27, 2014

"Article about Mumia Abu-Jamal in Counterpunch"

Greg Ruggiero writes about the relationship between Mumia Abu-Jamal and the literary agent Francis Goldin in Counterpunch.

-Greg Ruggiero Jun 19, 2014

"Johanna Fernandez interviewed on Democracy Now!"

In a stunning vote, a group of U.S. Senate Democrats broke ranks to join Republicans in rejecting President Obama's pick to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Debo Adegbile. The confirmation fight focused almost solely on Adegbile’s role in the legal defense of imprisoned Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing a Philadelphia police officer, despite Abu-Jamal’s longstanding position of being not guilty. Adegbile was part of a team of lawyers at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who successfully argued the trial judge’s jury instructions violated Abu-Jamal’s rights. Adegbile’s supporters say the attacks on him mark a new form of Willie Horton politics and race baiting. Democracy Now! discusses the controversy with two guests: Johanna Fernández, professor of history at Baruch College-CUNY and a coordinator with the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, and Ryan Haygood, director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Political Participation Group.

-Democracy Now! Mar 6, 2014