Monthly Archives: April 29, 2011

Abolitionist Tim O’Brien, Presente!

By Gloria Rubac Timothy O’Brien, a father, husband, son, brother, and comrade / friend of  so many died at home Tuesday morning with his family present.  Tim was an activist, scholar, and fighter for all workers and oppressed.  As much as he loved his family and friends, he hated war, racism, exploitation and executions. Tim…read more


Tim O’Brien died peacefully at home yesterday morning at 10:43 with his wife and mother with him. Tim was not only a father, husband, brother and son, he was a fierce activist for the oppressed and lover of justice. The funeral will be Friday morning at 11 AM at St. James Methodist Church in Freedman’s…read more

Indian company halts U.S. sales of execution drug

An Indian company that supplied an anesthetic used to execute murderers on death row said on Thursday it has stopped selling the drug for use in capital punishment as it goes against the “ethos of Hinduism.” Reuters has more on this story.  

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Stay of Execution for Cleve Foster

From the New York Times: The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday morning granted a temporary stay of execution to Cleve Foster, a former Army recruiter convicted of killing a woman he met in a Fort Worth bar who was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening in Texas. It is the second time he has…read more