Top 10 Quotes by Mumia Abu Jamal

Mumia Abu Jamal

I was punished for communicating,

Mumia Abu Jamal
If you ain't angry, you ain't paying attention.
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

Politics is the art of making the people believe that they are in power, when in fact, they have none.

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

Today's empire is tomorrow's ashes

Mumia Abu Jamal
At the risk of quoting Mephistopheles I repeat: Welcome to hell. A hell erected and maintained by human-governments, and blessed by black robed judges. A hell that allows you to see your loved ones, but not to touch them. A hell situated in America's boondocks, hundreds of miles away from most families. A white, rural hell, where most of the captives are black and urban. It is an American way of death.
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
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.