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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press; First Edition edition (June 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583220224
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583220221
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #665,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

To some, Abu-Jamal, convicted in the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer, is a cold-blooded cop killer, but to his supporters, the death-row inmate is a hero, wrongly condemned by a racist system. In this collection of forceful prison essays and radio talks written over the last decade (a sequel to Live from Death Row and Death Blossoms), former Black Panther Abu-Jamal maintains that he was targeted by the state because of his political beliefs and associations. He cites a recent Amnesty International report that calls for a new trial on the grounds that his 1982 trial was riddled with procedural errors and quite possibly contaminated by racism. Hanrahan, director of Prison Radio (which aired several of these commentaries after Abu-Jamal was pulled off the air by NPR's All Things Considered), describes Abu-Jamal's life in solitary confinement as a living hell and accuses prison authorities of constant harassment and censorship. Whatever one thinks of Abu-Jamal's guilt or innocence, his attack on capital punishment as a discriminatory, racist practice is compelling, as is his critique of our bloated prison system, which, according to an American Bar Association report cited here, is self-defeating because dehumanizing conditions produce more criminals. An outspoken political analyst, Abu-Jamal condemns Clinton's adoption of NAFTA, calls the war on drugs largely a "War on Blacks" and offers incisive commentary on rap music, the decline of African-American community life, police brutality and recent developments in Mexico, Peru, Iran and South Africa. (May) FYI: A CD accompanies the book, featuring Abu-Jamal's radio essays plus comments from Alice Walker, Cornel West, Martin Sheen, John Edgar Wideman and others.
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From Booklist

Abu-Jamal, a gifted and controversial Philadelphia journalist, was sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of a police officer, a crime, as Alice Walker writes in her foreword, "millions of people around the world" believe he did not commit. Abu-Jamal has not suffered the injustice of his nearly 20-year incarceration on death row in silence. He has written two previous books, both widely read and discussed, and by virtue of the power of his lucid voice and humanistic point of view, he was invited to contribute commentary to National Public Radio's All Things Considered in 1994. His work was never aired, however, because the network gave in to pressure from then-Senator Bob Dole and the National Fraternal Order of Police. Abu-Jamal has also suffered governmental retribution for his insistence on being heard, but he continues to write eloquent and indelible essays about the failings of the courts, so-called correctional facilities, and the media. This collection brings together 75 of those pieces, accompanied by a CD of his banned radio recordings. When Abu-Jamal is censored, everyone's civil rights are threatened. Donna Seaman
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More About the Author

Mumia Abu-Jamal is author of many books, including Live From Death Row, Death Blossoms, All Things Censored, and We Want Freedom. He has been living on death row in a Pennsylvania prison since 1982.

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It is a very well written and thought provoking work.
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I particularly enjoyed listening to the CD of Jamal's essays as I sat reading his words in his book.
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He, like Leonard Peltier, languishes in prison because he dared to stand up for the truth.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By king moshushu on May 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Clearly there is a lack of understanding about this work. Mumia Abu-Jamal is a journalist who has been wrongly sentenced to die for a murder which even the most casual observer of the evidence can see he did not commit. These recorded commentaries and essays by Mumia serve to continue to deliver his voice to the people. For those who question the production value of the recordings, remember that they were all recorded in a prison visitation room made of concrete and plexiglass. The reverb/echo effect is a result of the location, not as some have believed from studio tampering. Mumia's voice is highly trained in public speaking - rightly so as he was a radio journalist prior to his 1982 imprisonment - and is as beautiful and terrible as his essays. Unleashing such a voice on the listeners of NPR might have been disastrous only because they might not have been able to handle the truth. The text of the book not only offers insights into the NPR/All Things Considered controversy (NPR DID pull their backing of Mumia the day before the first broadcast as a result of pressure from the FOP and threatening speeches by such pundits as then-senator Bob Dole), it also gives the story of Mumia's case and appeal history. Most important though are the essays themselves. They offer an insight from a revolutionary voice unwilling to be silenced by the un-American efforts of the State of Pennsylvania and the Federal government. He, like Leonard Peltier, languishes in prison because he dared to stand up for the truth. Unlike Leonard, Mumia may have to die for it as well. Those with ears to hear, let them listen - here is the voice of the dispossessed, the wrongly accused, the downtrodden, the forgotten. This is the voice of the greater part of America.Read more ›
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "reader-2" on September 27, 2000
Format: Hardcover
There is a lot of media hype surrounding Mumia Abu-Jamal, a prisoner on Pennsylvania's death row. This book by author Jamal, a collection of his essays, cuts through that media hype and conveys Jamal's words in his own voice and writing style. I found this book to be extremely compelling and thought-provoking reading, and would highly recommend "All Things Censored" to anybody without hesitation. The bonus of having a CD of Jamal's banned voice-recordings of his essays included in this book is a real treat, and makes "All Things Censored" even more of a bargain to buy. I particularly enjoyed listening to the CD of Jamal's essays as I sat reading his words in his book. You will too.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By B. Hackman on October 31, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The wisdom of Mumia Abu-Jamal has transcended the grim sentence our system handed him. Whether or not he murdered a man is not as important as the fact that our penal system dehumanizes its inmates. Not only that, our justice and law enforcement systems are profoundly discriminatory, especially against minorities in the lower economic classes. The death penalty merely tortures these inmates until their execution, at a much greater cost than keeping them incarcerated. Why does the system kill to teach our children that killing is wrong? Until we abolish the death penalty, our society can not hope to be truly humane, and the blood of Mumia will be on our hands.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nevin on March 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
It is a very well written and thought provoking work. I truly admire what he is doing in such limited circumstances, further more appreciate his courage and strength. I was always against death penalty but after reading "all things censored" I was more aware why death penalty is such cruel and in human form of punishment. Must be abolished just like slavery!
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tom M on March 2, 2001
Format: Hardcover
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Mumia Abu-Jamal has not only a good oratory style, but also writes vividly and convincingly. Mumia has a rare perspective, as his background as a reporter and his long and unjust incarceration give him an understanding of the political economy of the media, which serves to silence dissent, and the prejudice of the trial and punishment system. This book is essential for anyone who has an interest in US politics, justice, the issue of the death penalty and Mumia's case in particular. It is also an excellent insight into modern American society - the aspect that we are discouraged from seeing by politicians and the media. Any person who has a grasp of America's recent history knows all about police brutality, the oppression of minorities and the choking conformity of censorship, but rarely has a writer conveyed all of this so clearly. If this book is inflammatory, it is only because that is the rightful response to an injustice of the magnitude Mumia has been subjected to. His case encapsulates the blatant and ruthless prejudice of the police and the courts, and their highly pervasive and authoritarian grip on mainstream media discourse. His case echoes that of Nigeria's Ken Saro-Wiwa, and it would be to America's shame if he were to pay the same price for his dissent. Don't believe the corporate-controlled mass media - reject censorship. Find out the facts of Mumia's case and then decide.
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