To Protect and Serve Who?
To Protect and Serve Who?
Organizing a Movement to Abolish Police Violence





Drums in the Global Village

"Mumia Abu-Jamal, the imprisoned journalist known worldwide for his writing and speaking, has, not unsurprisingly, hand-typed a document about fighting as he battles to get the needed medication that could cure his Hepatitis C.  A memorable pamphlet responds to the current moment with both stationary (historical) and fluid (current) thought, and this one doesn't disappoint. In his first pamphlet in nearly three decades, the former Black Panther Party member attempts a tutorial for the Black Lives Matter movement. The radical writer gives a revisionist history of the Civil Rights Movement that centralizes the blood and anger of young people. He reminds his symbolic charges that movements come from oppression and will guarantee violent resistance. A brief-but-serious examination of the cost of struggle as Black America heads into the 50th anniversary of both the Black Power movement and the founding of the Black Panther Party during 2016, Abu-Jamal continues to step into the role of social historian legends Lerone Bennett Jr. and Howard Zinn, in his own, deceptively simple agitprop style."—Drums in the Global Village


"The Movement for Justice Against Police Violence'"
Sep 16, 2015

Mumia Abu-Jamal reads an excerpt from "To Protect and Serve Who?: Organizing a Movement to Abolish Police Violence" on his latest commentary for Prison Radio.

- Prison Radio

San Francisco Bay View

"To Protect and Serve Who? is truly a handbook discussing the roots and history of the police in this country, a class and historical analysis of who the police are, and finally a strategy for transforming the role and definition of the police and their power relationships with the people. This is a must read handbook for all those on the frontlines of the struggle against police terror in the Black and Latino communities. It is also an indispensable tool for those who want to understand how to analyze this struggle and how to be supportive to our young and heroic frontline fighters. Dare to struggle, dare to win!"––Suzanne Ross