Posts Categorized: Gloria Rubec

Report from the Meeting of Texas Forensic Science Commission

Todd Willingham’s name was never spoken aloud at the meeting of the Forensic ScienceCommission Friday in Harlingen. Yet his presence was certainly there, loud and clear. Grits For Breakfast live blogged the meeting. Members of the Abolition Movement and the Rio Grande Valley chapter each carried bright yellow foam boards with Todd’s picture on them…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 State of the Death Penalty and Governor Perry's 200th Execution

KPFT Open Journal, 90.1 FM (Houston)or Tune in Friday, May 29, 12:05–1:00pmHosted and produced by Gloria Rubac Guests from the Texas Moratorium Network, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, the TexasDeath Penalty Abolition Movement with families of Jeff Wood, Howard Guidry, and Juan Ramirez and more. Where are we in fighting the death penalty?…read more

TDPAM Reports on the Willie Pondexter Press Conference

Dear Friends, The Abolition Movement had a surprisingly successful press conference today for Willie Pondexter. If you’re in Houston, check out channels 11(CBS), 39 (CW), and 47 (Telemundo). Also the Houston Chronicle came. KTRH 740 AM (Clear Channel) just called and did an interview and said it would air Friday morning. The Abolition Movement wants…read more

Press Conference on Willie Pondexter, Scheduled to be Executed on March 3

February 25, Contacts: Gloria Rubac 713-503-2633 Njeri Shakur 713-237-0713 Press Conference on Willie Pondexter, Scheduled to be Executed on March 3;Why Pondexter Deserves Clemency, Why Texas Should Halt This ExecutionFriends and advocates of Willie Pondexter will hold a press conference at 11:00 AM at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak, on Thursday, February 26, five…read more

Ramsey Clark awarded UN Human Rights prize

Dear Friends, This is wonderful news about Ramsey Clark. This past summer when I contacted Ramsey about the Jeff Wood case, he did not hesitate when asked to write a letter to the governor and the Board of Pardons. Ramsey was the attorney for my friend Carlos Santana who was executed by the state of…read more

A Terrible Loss

Dear Friends, There was a murder in Houston on Saturday night. It was the sister of death row activist and a founder of PURE, Harvery Tee Earvin. Also murdered was his sister’s god child. His family will bury Savannah, as she was called, on this Saturday at 11am. Please keep Tee in your thoughts. If…read more

TRIBUTE: Stanley Tookie Williams, 1953-2005.

The organizing committee for the 9th Annual Texas March to End Executions will be showing the excellent documentary TRIBUTE: Stanley Tookie Williams, 1953-2005. The event will be a fundraiser for the march and there is a $5 suggested donation (though no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Come out and see a…read more

Save Jeff Wood event and execution of Rodriguez

PLEASE, we need more folks to sign up to go to Austin on Saturday for a noon rally for Jeff Wood. Jeff’s execution date is next Thursday and we really need to take it up a notch. Folks will meet on 11th street in front of the Capitol and we will march on Congress to…read more