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lunes, abril 30, 2007

"Viva May Day" (Mumia Abu-Jamal)

Rec. 4-20-07

The following is a transcript of an audio message made for May Day 2007 rallies around the country.

On the move! Long Live John Africa. There are only two peoples living on the land we call America who weren’t immigrants—the Indigenous--so-called Indians--and African Americans who were dragged here in chains and terror.

Every other person immigrated here or his ancestors did from Europe, from China, from India, from Ireland and yes, from Mexico. Truth be told, America was a land of Spanish settlement long before it became English and there’s the rub.

The brouhaha over immigration today is mostly a fear of the browning of America. Imagine that. The people who originally lived in what’s now California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, easily a third of what’s now known as the United States, are to be seen as permanent outsiders, invaders even, because of their brown skins, their Spanish speech, their Catholicism, and their unremitting hunger for land and labor.

On this May Day, a day sanctified for labor, how can we turn our backs on some of the hardest working people in America? Don’t alienate them; organized them. Bring them into the farm workers union. Draft them into a national carpenters union. After all, ain’t they workers? Celebrate May Day by building workers’ movements. On the move! Viva May Day! From death row, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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Copyright 2006 Mumia Abu-Jamal/Prison Radio

[Mr. Jamal's recent book features a chapter on the
remarkable women who helped build and defend
the Black Panther Party: *WE WANT FREEDOM:
A Life in the Black Panther Party*, from South
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