Exclusive: Mumia Abu-Jamal and Danny Glover Speak for First Time Ever on Democracy Now!

Actor and activist Danny Glover speaks to prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for the first time after supporting him for more than two decades. “I just want to tell you — and I’m really emotional because I didn’t expect to hear your voice this morning right there — that we will continue to struggle to fight for your release. We love you, brother,” Glover tells Abu-Jamal. “I am as pleased as punch and thrilled to hear you there,” Abu-Jamal responds. On Occupy Wall Street, Abu-Jamal calls the protests “one of the greatest advances in the democracy movement in our modern period,” but one that is only in its nascent stages. “They have something more important to do, and that’s to connect with other people’s movements and build a kind of resistance that can transform this country.”

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