Top 10 Quotes by Mumia Abu Jamal

Mumia Abu Jamal

If you ain't angry, you ain't paying attention.

Mumia Abu Jamal
The role of television is the illusion of company, noise. I call it the fifth wall and the second window: the window of illusion.
Mumia Abu Jamal

Before this generation goes on to its ancestors, we should, we must, do our level best to pass on our lessons, so that they live in our people's minds and lives.

Mumia Abu Jamal
I was punished for communicating,
Mumia Abu Jamal

here and there in the barrios and the favelas, among those who have least, beat hearts of hope, fly sparks of Overcoming.

Mumia Abu Jamal
The United States is Fast Becoming One of the Biggest Open-Air Prisons on Earth
Mumia Abu Jamal

If they survive, today's children will inherit a world that our fathers and grandfathers have ravaged, where the seas are acidic cesspools that the whales have fled, where rain forests are Indian memories never to return, and where human greed has plundered Mother Earth's innards and turned human genes into factories for profit. They will inherit a diminished planet where fresh water is increasingly rare, and where fresh air is a commodity... We live in a world that fears and hates its young. How else can one explain the bequest of such a foul, polluted, and hollow inheritance?

Mumia Abu Jamal
When a cause comes along and you know in your bones that it is just, yet refuse to defend it--at that moment you begin to die. And I have never seen so many corpses walking around talking about justice.
Mumia Abu Jamal

Free people have a right to decide for themselves what they want to hear.

Mumia Abu Jamal
Prison is a second-by-second assault on the soul, a day-to-day degradation of the self, an oppressive steel and brick umbrella that transforms seconds into hours and hours into days.