The Trial of Sami Al-Arian
Al-Arian Case – The trial of Sami Al-Arian has drawn national and international attention. A professor at the University of South Florida, Al-Arian was arrested in 2003 and charged with providing material support to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad under the cover of various charities. Yet, the prosecution failed to prove that the money was sent for any purpose other than charity. US attorneys have denied that they are pursuing Al-Arian, along with three other defendants, for political reasons.
Guest – Attorney Bill Moffet
Death Penalty – Mumia Abu-Jamal
The US Court of Appeals of the Third Circuit had decided to hold hearings on three claims by Abu-Jamal that his 1982 trial, overseen by Judge Albert Sabo, and a subsequent hearing were tainted by constitutional violations.
Guest – Attorney Jeff Mackler, National Lawyers Guild
Guest – Attorney Robert Bryan, Mumia Abu Jamal’s Attorney
ERROR NOTE: In our segment on Mumia Abu-Jamal, we mistakenly described guest Jeff Mackler as National Coordinator for the Defense of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Jeff is an activist who has long been involved in the campaign to free Mumia. In addition, his interview contained some inaccuracies about the pending legal issues. The companion segment with Robert R. Bryan, Mumia’s lead attorney, contains an accurate description of recent legal updates. That segment alone should be relied on for an overview of the procedural aspects of Mumia’s case.
Olivia Greer – Actions Speak Louder Than Bumper Stickers
Singer/songwriter and co-author of the book Actions Speak Louder Than Bumper Stickers – 96 pages of the funniest political bumper stickers, speaking to today’s hot-button issues from Bush bashing to economics, abortion to the military. Olivia Greer also performs regularly around New York City venues including CB’s Gallery, The C-Note, The Cutting Room and The Knitting Factory.