I’m looking forward to checking out the premiere of “Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu Jamal” this weekend in New York City. Mumia began his career in journalism, at age 15, as a writer for the Black Panther newspaper. He was famously convicted for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. However his journalistic brilliance, searing commentaries and insights continue from behind bars. Mumia has spent thirty years incarcerated, (twenty-nine of them in solitary confinement on death row).
The film promises to be epic. With a potpourri of exclusive interviews with Mumia and additional insights from a Who’s Who of academics, activists, entertainers, educators, media, celebrities, and everyday people. It looks to not only document his personal journey, but take a revealing look into the “belly of the beast” that is the United States police-judicial-media-government oligarchy.
As working class and poor people in general, and Blacks in particular struggle to deal with a New World Order of global exploitation, ruthless profiteering, and concentration of media ownership the masses need to see this film. I encourage you to come out and see what this film can do to inspire, educate, and challenge you to speak truth to power and remain true to your own purpose. On the Move..