Monthly Archives: October 30, 2009

America’s Real Death Panels

Diana Novak, a fall 2009 editorial intern at In These Times and a contributor to Chicago INNERVIEW has writen the following article about jurors in the capital cases. Next spring, Texas will decide whether or not to become the first state to admit it executed an innocent man. Cameron Willingham was put to death in…read more

Video: 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

Exonerated death-row inmates and family members of inmates on death-row leaded the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty on October 24, 2009 at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Click here to watch the video on YouTube

The Prison Machine: Teach-in explores hyper-incarceration in U.S

The Student Prison Caucus is holding a teach-in presentation and dialogue about the hyper-incarceration phenomenon in the United States and the Prison Industrial Complex. The teach-in will provide an opportunity for dialogue between those presenting, the Student Prison Caucus, and students and community members who are interested in learning about or being involved in the…read more

Video of Last Night's Protest in Austin as Reginald Blanton was Executed in Huntsville; Reginald's Mother and Supporters from their Chuch Attended

Last night in Austin, Reginald Blanton’s mother and members of her church from San Antonio joined more than 60 supporters at the Texas Capitol to stand protest as the execution of her son was taking place in Huntsville Texas. Also in attendance to protest the execution were two innocent, exonerated former death row prisoners, Shujaa…read more

Not Another Legal Lynching! Save Reginald Blanton!

PROTEST THE EXECUTION! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH AT 5:30PM TEXAS STATE CAPITOL Texas plans to take the life of death row prisoner Reginald Blanton on October 27th. Reginald’s case is riddled with injustice. He was convicted of killing his best friend Carlos Garza over jewelry. The evidence against him is of two witnesses, his brother and…read more

March to Abolish the Death Penalty in the News

“Protesters voice concerns about death penalty,” is Bobby Longoria’s article in today’s The Daily Texan. Hundreds of signs adorned with crossed out nooses and photos of executed men were held by protestors on the steps of the state Capitol on Saturday as they called for the exoneration of executed Texas man Cameron Todd Willingham. Anti-death…read more

Front Page of Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News has published a large picture from the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty in the front page of their Sunday paper. The image appeared along side an article titled, “Willingham’s innocence in fire unclear.”

A Mother's Plea – Save Reginal Blanton

Reginald Blanton is scheduled for execution in Texas on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. On Oct 24, Anna Terrell, the mother of Reginald Blanton, spoke at the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty at the Texas Capitol in Austin. She was allowed to see her son for the first time in over a year…read more