Monthly Archives: August 6, 2008

Statement by the Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis

Press release – 570(2008) Execution in Texas: US should end its pick and choose attitude towards international law Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis Strasbourg, 06.08.2008 – “I am most concerned by the execution of Mexican national José Medellin yesterday in Texas. Mr Medellin was not informed of his right to consular…read more

Kids Against the Death Penalty for Jeff Wood

During last week’s rally to Save Jeff Wood several of his nieces, nephews and their friends attended wearing t-shirts that read KADP, Kids Against the Death Penalty. Below is a video of them speaking with Capital-X about why they started KADP. These kids are amazingly articulate about how they feel about the death penalty. http://www.savejeffwood.com

Medellin execution report from Huntsville

Fellow Abolitionists, This damned state of Texas that thinks it is above international law. It is 12:30 in the morning and a car of us with the Abolition Movement just returned from Huntsville. Oh my god, what a horrible night. It was raining on and off because of the tropical storm that hit Texas this…read more

Texas executed Jose Medellin

Texas executed Jose Medellin tonight despite the International Court of Justice order to halt the executions. Here is the NYT article on the execution: HOUSTON — In a case that has drawn international attention, Texas executed José E. Medellín on Tuesday night in defiance of an international court ruling and despite pleas from the Bush…read more

Joan Baez – Prison Trilogy aka Three Stories

Performance by Joan Baez from sing sing prison in 1972. In December 2005, Baez appeared at the California protest at San Quentin prison against the execution of Tookie Williams. There, she sang “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot“. She had previously performed the same song at San Quentin at the 1992 vigil protesting the execution of Robert…read more

Texas Injustice: Family Members Speak Out

Monday, August 4, 8:00 PMMonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop Blvd.Family members of death row inmates tell their stories about the criminal injustice system. Featuring Sandra Reed, mother of Rodney Reed, innocent on death row; Lawrence Foster, grandfather of Kenneth Foster Jr., who came within hours of an execution before winning a commutation of his…read more

Express News: Inmate’s supporters appeal to governor

San Antonio Express-News has published an article about our rally at the Alamo in support of Jeff Wood. Also most of the local news channels were present. I will post some of the video reports as they become available online. Supporters of Texas inmate Jeffrey Wood, scheduled to die Aug. 21 for the 1996 murder…read more