Thursday, July 24, 2014

Joseph Wood botched execution !!!!

Inmate Joseph Wood Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began in Arizona 
© ABC News

Attorneys: Inmate gasped, snorted during two-hour execution
Witness to a 2-hour Arizona execution: Joseph Wood gasped before he died | Mauricio Marin
© The Guardian

Joseph Wood took two hours to die by lethal injection on Wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the United States.

oh noooooo not again !!!!! 
damn you AmeriKKKa !!!!!

USA » July/December 2014 - scheduled executions

July/December - 2014

10 - Eddie Davis - murdered by the state of Florida
Florida carries out its seventh execution of the year
© The Washington Post
10 - Tommy Lee Waldrip - Georgia - commuted 
Ga. board grants clemency to death row inmate 
© Associated Press » published July 9
16 - John C. Middleton - murdered by the state of Missouri

23 - Joseph Wood III - Arizona - botched execution
Inmate's bid to delay execution rejected
© Associated Press » published July 11
Appeals court considers Arizona man's request to delay execution until drug info is provided 
© Associated Press » published July 18
Appeals court postpones Arizona man's execution 
© Associated Press » published July 20
Lethal injection halted by court until Arizona provide details the drugs it will use to execute murderer
© Daily Mail » published July 20
Top judge attacks lethal injection as Arizona fails in death penalty appeal 
© The Guardian » published July 21
Arizona: Execution Case to Be Appealed to Justices
© The New York Times » published July 22
Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to go forward in closely watched First Amendment case
© Associated Press » published July 22
Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed 
© Associated Press » published July 22
Arizona High Court Delays Planned Execution 
© ABC News » published July 23

Arizona killer Joseph Wood dies almost two hours after execution began 
Joseph Wood gasped and snorted' as officials attempted to execute him, as lawyers filed an emergency motion to halt the process. 
© The Guardian

6 - Michael Shane Worthington - Missouri * 
6 - Manuel Vasquez - Texas * 

10 - Willie Trottie - Texas * 
17 - Lisa Coleman - Texas * (female) 
18 - Ronald Phillips - Ohio * 

7 - Billy Ray Irick - Tennessee * 
15 - Raymond Tibbets - Ohio * 
15 - Larry Hatten - Texas * (volunteer) 
28 - Miguel Paredes - Texas * 

13 - Charles Warner - Oklahoma * 
19 - Gregory Lott - Ohio * 
20 - Richard Glossip - Oklahoma * 

4 - John Grant - Oklahoma * 
9 - Edmond Zagorski - Tennessee * 

as of July 23

* serious dates 

info by Rick Halperin and i .... thanks, my dear friend !!!!! 

Kill Death Penalty NOW !!!!!
Recent State Killings, commutations & stays »

17 - Marcus Wellons - murdered by the state of Georgia  
Marcus Wellons becomes first US execution since botched lethal injection  
© Daily Mail 
18 - John E. Winfield - murdered by the state of Missouri   
Missouri carries out 5th lethal injection this year, second since botched Oklahoma injection 
© Associated Press
18 - John R. Henry - murdered by the state of Florida  
Florida execution is nation's third in 24 hours 
© USA Today 

January/June - 2014 
State Killings & stays » 
July/December - 2013

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"A Place of Indescribable Loss": As Ceasefire Talks Begin, Israel Bombs Hospital, Mosques and Homes

Study: More Than Half Of The People Executed In The United States Have A Severe Mental Illness

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gaza News » July 21

Political prisoner Arzhang Davoodi sentenced to death

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nobel peace laureates and celebrities call for military embargo on Israel

Nobel peace laureates and celebrities call for military embargo on Israel 

Stop Arming Israel
© BDS movement 

TAKE ACTION NOW - add your name to the call for a military embargo.

'Stop the genocide!' S. American leaders condemn Israeli operation in Gaza

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Video: Lebanese family enjoys torturing Syrian refugee boy

Video: Lebanese family enjoys torturing Syrian refugee boy 

The video is extremely stressing and shocking. It shows the double humanitarian crime against the victim, and against the poor toddler who has been used to fulfill his parents' criminal and inhuman behavior and personality. 

We request all people who see the video to share it and publish it with translation to all languages to show the scale of the crime and force the Lebanese government to punish these people. 

In Pictures: Global Gaza solidarity protests

In Pictures: Global Gaza solidarity protests
From Jakarta, Indonesia to Berlin, Germany, protests have been staged in condemnation of Israel's offensive on Gaza. 
© Al Jazeera English 

» updated July 19

Bloody Friday: 12 children among dozens killed in Israel's merciless slaughter

Friday, July 18, 2014

Madiba Day

We know too well that our freedom is incomplete 
without the freedom of the Palestinians. 

- Nelson Mandela - 

July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

Gaza News by Democracy Now! July 18

The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

California's death penalty ruled unconstitutional

USA: Prisoners held in extreme solitary confinement in breach of international law

Monday, July 14, 2014

I Am 239

Poster based on a quote from Shaker Aamer. 

Witness Against Torture released four new posters to draw attention to those who remain detained in Guantanamo 
without trial.

You can find this and three others here 
»  Store | Witness Against Torture 

Witness Against Torture

Gaza News by Democracy Now!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tribute to Naji al-Ali, the conscience of Palestine

Naji al-Ali's character, Handala, the Palestinian defiance symbol. 

Naji al-Ali 
1936 - August 29, 1987 
Palestinian Cartoonist 

Naji al-Ali: The timeless conscience of Palestine 
© The Electronic Intifada Who is Handala?
© Handala Org.

BBC ON THIS DAY | 22 | 1987: Cartoonist shot in London street

Naji Al-Ali. from Kan'an48 on Vimeo.

Urgent call from Gaza civil society: Act now!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The still slow life is mine, my days are years. 
Tied to the soil, I reach towards the sky, 
as men rush by, so driven by their fears, 
and with their fears intact pass on and die. 

from Plato’s Olive Tree
Unknown author ??? 

Olive Tree is the symbol of peace .... 
the ancient olive trees are regarded by Palestinians as a symbol 
of their connection to the land.

In Pictures: international rallies in support of Gaza