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
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
Today's empire is tomorrow's ashes
Mumia Abu Jamal

I was punished for communicating,

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

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

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

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

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.
Mumia Abu Jamal

The state would rather give me an uzi than a microphone.

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.