Monday, 15 August 2011

North by Southwest 45 - Jenny and the Mexicats: An international band in Spain by British Council. Uploaded with Scup
In the latest edition of our podcast from Spain , Spanish-British-Mexican pop-rock group Jenny and the Mexicats discuss the challenges of trying to break into the Spanish and English markets.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal’s lead lawyer in London

Friday 16 September 2011, 6.30pm

Trinity Reformed Church, Buck Street, London NW1, Camden Town Tube

Christina Swarns (NAACP Legal Defence and Educational Fund), Mumia Abu-Jamal’s lead lawyer, will be in London on 16th September for one day. She will speak about the latest developments in his case. Ms Swarns has been part of the Abu-Jamal legal team for some years. Her submissions on the issue of racism in jury selection were a crucial part of the appeal submitted in May 2007.

Ms Swarns visits just as a new book by Mumia (as he is known to millions) is launched in the UK.

Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v the USA speaks for the hidden, creative and determined movement of prisoners who use the law to challenge injustice. Its publication is right on time. Prisoners in the US are demonstrating their leadership of a massive movement against the repression they suffer, with work strikes, hunger strikes and other courageous actions, crossing racial divides.

Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist who, in the years leading up to his arrest, actively exposed corruption and racism in Philadelphia. He was convicted in 1982 of killing a policeman in a trial drenched in racism: while Philadelphia was 43% Black, only two jurors were African-American. Throughout almost three decades on death row, Mumia Abu-Jamal has consistently fought against injustice and for his freedom.


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