State Of The Union: A Conversation With Former Political Prisoner Eddie Conway

Deindustrialization, joblessness, drugs infiltrating communities, America’s enemies — a lot has changed since a former Black Panther Party member was imprisoned in 1970. But now he’s out and has some ideas on how to change things for the better.


From left to right: Attorney Robert Boyle, Marshall “Eddie” Conway, Attorney Phillip Dontes BALTIMORE --- Marshall “Eddie” Conway, 68, is a human rights activist, who spent 44 years in prison for killing a police officer -- a crime he says he didn’t commit -- until he was released last March. On April 26, 1970, the former minister of

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Assata Shakur: A Pawn In The US-Cuba Game?

How will the thawing of decades of chilly U.S.-Cuba relations impact a former rights activist who has lived in exile on the tiny island nation since she was sprung from prison — where she was serving a life sentence for murder — over three decades ago?

Joanne Chesimard

In this April 25, 1977 file photo, Joanne Chesimard, a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army, leaves Middlesex County courthouse in New Brunswick, N.J.  Now known as Assata Shakur, she was convicted in 1977 of killing a New Jersey state trooper four years earlier, in a case that drew international attention. She was sentenced

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31 Year Anniversary: Mumia Abu-Jamal Still Strives For Freedom While In Prison

After spending decades in prison, Mumia Abu-Jamal remains one of the most divisive figures behind bars in the U.S.

On Wednesday, Mumia Abu-Jamal marked 31 years since his original death sentence was handed down by a Philadelphia court. Now 59 years old, Abu-Jamal, supported by thousands of in the U.S. and abroad, maintains his innocence and has pushed for immediate release. After spending decades in prison, he remains one of the most divisive figures behind

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