Posts Categorized: TDPAM

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

Ohio Death Row Hunger Strike Ends

This is a report about the rally held today outside of death row in Ohio in support of the Lucasville Uprising Prisoners’ hunger strike over their conditions of extreme isolation. The Abolition Movement sent a message of solidarity to be read to the rally. It follows this report. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The rally at OSP was attended…read more

Death Penalty Opponents Speak Out – Clarence Brandley

Clarence Brandley, an African American man who lost ten years of his life on Texas death row due to a wrongful conviction, addressed the media on Dec. 9 at 10:00 AM at a press conference at the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center in response to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals shutting down a hearing on the…read more

Tonight in Houston: Lynching Then, Lynching Now

Wednesday, April 14, 7pm, at the Univ of Houston, Central Campus, University Center A National Speaking Tour of the CEDP Panelists include: Mark Clements –  Police torture victim and former IL juvenile life without parole prisoner Lily Hughes – Longstanding anti-death penalty activist and CEDP board member Njeri Shakur – Longstanding anti-death penalty activist and organizer for the Abolition…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

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

Holiday Card Signing for Death Row on Tuesday!

HOLIDAY CARD SIGNING FOR TEXAS DEATH ROW Tuesday, December 2, from 6-10:00 PM at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak at Alabama in Houston’s Third Ward Join in some holiday cheer and help sign cards for the 370 women and men on death row in Texas, as well as the juveniles taken off death row…read more

End the Polunsky Unit Lockdown Now!

The Abolition Movement spent the majority of our meeting on November 5 discussing the current situation at the Polunsky Unit. The consensus was that anything and everything should be tried until this lockdown ends, visits are restored, shakedowns are ended and life returns to what TDCJ considers normal. We all know that “normal” conditions are…read more