By Mumia Abu-Jamal, Alice Walker, Lori Berenson
[Zuccotti Park Press, edición bilingüe: 2012]
Reflecting at the which means of fight, schooling, imperialism, and his personal involvement in radical social hobbies, innovative journalist & former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal (who's nonetheless incarcerated) at once addresses the various neighborhood of organizers and activists who help and took part within the Occupy circulate. additionally contains “Occupying Mumia’s Cell” / "Occupar los angeles celda de Mumia" through Alice Walker.
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