Monthly Archives: March 13, 2007

Censorship, Borris Miles style!

A few months ago Austin hosted an art show by Chinese artists displaying portraits and paintings of Chinese people in cages, being tortured by their own government. Not surprisingly the art show has been banned in china. Today Rep. Borris Miles, D-Houston removed a few art pieces from the Death Penalty Art Show. When the…read more

"Day of Innocence" Rally on South Steps of Capitol

Today: 6:00 – 7:00 PM “Innocence and The Death Penalty”, a talk and question and answer discussion with Sam Milsap, former Bexar County District Attorney. Mr Milsap prosecuted Ruben Cantu, but now believes that Cantu may have been innocent. Cantu was executed in 1993.Location: Waggener 101 on the UT-Austin campus.Tomorrow: “Day of Innocence” Rally on…read more

pre-spring break media coverage

Breakin’ It Down! Wire Tap Alternative Spring Break The Nation Texas Alternative Spring Break UT Austin Spring Break for advocates SMU Daily Campus Students fight death penalty in alternative spring break The Daily Texan Spring Break Altruism Austin Chronicle

Texas Alternative Spring Break

by Sarah SamuelMarch 7, 2007 MTV is coming to Austin next week to cover students as they give up their spring break to participate in a week long program concerning the death penalty. Created in 2004 by Texas Moratorium Network, Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break will commence March 12. “Alternative Spring Break is an excellent…read more

Spring break registration

You can still register. All events are free and open to the public, both students and non-students.

Race to Execution Screening

Tuesday 7 PM – Screening of RACE TO EXECUTION. The movie reveals how, beyond DNA and the issue of innocence, the shameful open secret of America’s capital punishment system is a matter of race. Once a victim’s body is discovered, his or her race—and the race of the accused—deeply influence the legal process: how a…read more

Trial in error

Why Joseph Nichols’ execution must be stopped The state’s flip-flops on testimony have made a mockery of the system By ANDREW LUBETKIN Capital punishment is always a controversial issue. A fair trial should not be. Joseph Nichols’ execution should be halted. The murder of Claude Shaffer Jr. at Joseph’s Delicatessen near downtown Houston on Oct….read more

Act today to stop the execution of Joseph Nichols

On Wednesday, Joseph Nichols is scheduled to be executed in Texas for firing the single bullet that killed Claude Shaffer in 1980, despite the fact that the state has already executed another man, Willie Williams, for firing that same bullet. Williams pleaded guilty to the crime, admitted firing the bullet, and was sentenced to death….read more