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Another Innocent Person Faces Death Penalty Murder Next Week - Call For Action!
#11
I just saw from USA Amnesty International that there is a stay of execution! With less than 2 minutes before he was due to be executed. I also saw that there was some former wardens ask staffers taking part in Troy Davis execution to refuse to take part. http://www.schr.org/action/resources/cor...troy_davis

They just clarified it's not a stay, a delay. Execution could still happen. Watch live coverage here for the latest: http://www.amnestyusa.org/solidarity
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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#12
They murdered him.
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They can also be executed in Georgia, if they are in the vicinity where a capitol crime is committed...
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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#13
A MESSAGE FROM TROY ANTHONY DAVIS

To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can't even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.

I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.

So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many more Troy Davis'. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.

I can't wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,

"I AM TROY DAVIS, and I AM FREE!"
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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#14
While I agree with you [that the death penalty is immoral and wrong in any case], it is doubly wrong in the clear case of an innocent person. My very low opinion of Justice in America dropped many notches yesterday with the officially-sanctioned murder of Troy Davis. We are all Troy Davis and it could happen to any of us.... The system wanted revenge for the death of a policeman and didn't care if they had the right person convicted. Race probably also played into this case, as with many convictions and death sentences. There is no justice system in the USA - only a growing injustice system. :mexican: That over a million persons had signed petitions to stop the murder - and it was ignored - shows how unresponsive and undemocratic the system is. America is a failed state and sinking lower with every day.......
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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#17
It turns out the Warden of the Prison was a fellow police officer of the one who was murdered and for which Davis was WRONGLY accused of having killed. This must have played a large part in how things went...but there were failures of logic and justice; compassion and even law all over the place....shame on America; shame on Georgia; shame on the inJustice System in the USA; Shame on the Supreme Court - now corporately owned; and shame on Obama who could have said something - or made a phone call to effect something. Only the supporters of Troy Davis can hold their heads high [even if filled with tears] today. Sickening! It could happen to anyone innocent in the USA....you can spend half of your life in prison and then be murdered for something you didn't do!!!!!!!
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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[TD]September 22-23, 2011 -- Message from Cynthia McKinney -- Troy Davis and other issues

Cynthia McKinney
The art of leadership and the fight for justice
What role outrage?

22 September 2011 (the morning after)


After Georgia was forced by the United States Supreme Court to abandon its scheme to deny Black people the right to an undiluted vote and representation, Leroy Johnson became the first Black person elected to the Georgia State Senate since Reconstruction. The year was 1962. During his tenure, Johnson used his considerable influence inside the body to become the Senate's Chair of the Judiciary Committee. From this position, he was able to bottle-up legislation that was bad for the State of Georgia, especially its Black residents. Outside and inside the State Senate, Leroy Johnson practiced the art of leadership and engaged in the fight for justice. He produced solid results for a people who were hungry for justice. Who among our elected officials today exercises the art of leadership in an engaged struggle for justice? Sadly, the numbers are way too small. It is more expedient to exchange silence for merely "being there," in the end exercising no leadership at all and becoming a spectator to power in abandonment of those who need the effective use of power the most. The art of the struggle has veritably been abandoned for merely occupying a seat at the table when the purpose of the struggle for the seat at the table was to empower the struggle for justice. The only reason we send people to occupy that seat is to leverage the power of the community where power is exercised, on behalf of those who need it the most.


As I was commiserating over the Troy Davis situation with a former member of the Georgia Legislature who rose to the highest possible position within that body for his party, he lamented that for all of his years in the Legislature, he had not introduced a single death penalty bill. I quickly interjected that he was so busy putting out other fires and sticking his fingers in all the holes of the leaky dikes and schooling his colleagues on the effective use of the power of their elected positions that he couldn't do everything. It will be interesting to see what legislative actions his former colleagues will initiate in the face of this clear act of barbarism by my state.


Occupying these "seats at the table" is important. Engaging in the struggle for justice is important. And contrary to what many would have us believe, leadership is important. That's why so much effort is spent on co-opting or marginalizing the leaders of conscience that we do have and preventing authentic representatives of our values to occupy those seats at the table.


Therefore, more is required of us. We must hone the skill of discernment. We must not give our vote to just anybody to occupy these positions of power. We must not allow "posers" to represent us. Posers are those who wear the jackets of authority, who are put in positions of power by us, but who do not engage in the artful use of that power on our behalf. Discerning who is friend and who is poser has been difficult. But, is being made more possible by the arrogance now of those who do not have the interests of the people at heart. They seem not to care that their "neanderthal" is showing. But we can look at them and clearly see that they ain't us. Their actions are a clue that they do not share our values.


Unfortunately, posers exist all around us: and in the media, too. The job now of people of conscience is to make sure that we don't enable these posers by our own supportive behavior. My friend reminded me that Leroy Johnson, alone in the Georgia State Senate, was more powerful in the 1960s than are the 55 Black members of the Georgia Legislature now. We need to stop and think about that.


More is less? What role have we all had to play in such a circumstance? Is our leadership more of a reflection of who we are than we have acknowledged? What can we do differently in order to get a better result?


Abu Ghraib has its antecedents right here in the United States. The violence sponsored by the United States abroad has its origins inside the United States. As the United States and NATO drop bombs on unsubmitting African people in Libya, the United States kills an innocent Black man in Georgia. There is more to come unless we affirmatively take steps to stop it. Republican voters cheered at the prospects of more executions at a recent Presidential debate. In a recent article, http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=65344, Africom brags on its lessons learned from Libya:


The command had to define what effects it needed, and what specific targets would contribute to achieving those effects a precise endeavor, Ham said. If attacking a communications node, planners must ask themselves what does that particular node do? How does it connect to other nodes? What's the right munition to use? What's the likelihood of collateral damage? What's the right time of day to hit it? What's the right delivery platform? And finally, how to synchronize attacks.
"That level of detail and precision … was not something the command had practiced to the degree that we were required to do in Odyssey Dawn," Ham said. . . . If we were to launch a humanitarian operation, how do we do so effectively with air traffic control, airfield management, those kind of activities?" he said.The United States has to craft those practices with African partners, he added.
U.S. allies in Libya are as barbaric as their sponsors. Despite youtube's efforts to dissuade it from being seen, please watch this video sent to me from France: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00LBdf1uy...ntrinter=1


As committed Libyans valiantly resist the entire NATO arsenal of modern and old-fashioned killfare, a new kind of perverse global plantation is being created. There is a clear and present danger that Africa and Asia will become U.S. killing fields for the next decade or more while the United States, itself, becomes a police state--unless we stop this poser leadership that really stopped representing us a long t. If we fail to stop them, watch that video again--and welcome to the new America, hauntingly familiar to a place we never left.

http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20110922_3




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For-profit company behind the execution of Troy Davis















Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:20 am, Thu Sep 29, 2011.
By STEPHON JOHNSON Amsterdam News Staff
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When Troy Davis was murdered by the state of Georgia last week, it was not a nameless, faceless bureaucrat who oversaw his execution.
It was Dr. Carlo Musso, who owns CorrectHealth, a for-profit company that provides what they call "cost effective" health care to prisoners, who managed the process. He does this work under the umbrella of another company he owns, Rainbow Medical Associates, which, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, is contracted by the Georgia Department of Corrections to do its executions.
While some may defend Rainbow Medical Associates as capitalism in action, Musso might find himself in a heap of trouble-of the legal kind-that could do more damage than the backlash from the Davis execution.
Earlier this year, the Southern Center for Human Rights filed a complaint against CorrectHealth, accusing them of illegally importing and distributing sodium thiopental, the drug they use in carrying out the execution of convicted felons.
"The law, both federal and state, is clear: No person or organization may import or distribute a controlled substance without first registering with both the Georgia Board of Pharmacy and the federal Drug Enforcement Authority of the attorney general," read a SCHR release several months ago.
"Since the spring of 2010, there has been a nationwide shortage of sodium thiopental, one of the three drugs commonly used by states to carry out executions. Because sodium thiopental is necessary to eliminate the pain that would otherwise be experienced by administration of the other two drugs, the shortage of sodium thiopental places the states' ability to carry out executions in jeopardy.
"The Georgia Department of Corrections secured its supply from a London-based pharmaceutical supplier [Dream Pharma] that operated out of the back of a driving school," continued the release. "In March 2011, the Drug Enforcement Authority seized Georgia's supply amid questions about how the drug was imported into the United States."
Sodium thiopental is imported from the United Kingdom by American states that use the drug exclusively for carrying out the death penalty. But last year, in an effort to quell its distribution, based on their opinion that executions are inhumane, the U.K. government issued an order requiring those supplying the drug to Americans to obtain an export license first.
If it's found that the drug's exportation is for the sole purpose of executions or that there is the risk of it being used thus, the license will be denied. Due to the shortage, it's been alleged that Musso and Rainbow Medical Associates went through other means to acquire the drug.
"Dr. Musso's company, CorrectHealth, also purchased and imported a supply of sodium thiopental from Dream Pharma," read the SCHR statement. "In addition to importing this drug, Dr. Musso sold his supply to Kentucky and Tennessee, two other states desperate to obtain the highly sought-after sodium thiopental. Just as the DEA seized the drugs purchased by the Georgia DOC, the DEA followed Dr. Musso's unregistered sales of the illegally obtained sodium thiopental and seize the drugs purchased by Kentucky and Tennessee."
So the Davis case isn't only an exercise in race, class and the American justice system, it's also an exercise in capitalism-four things that all too often find the means to collaborate.
http://www.amsterdamnews.com/news/articl...002e0.html


"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." Karl Marx

"He would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies. When asked in court whether she knew that Lord Astor had denied having sex with her.

“I think it would be a good idea” Ghandi, when asked about Western Civilisation.
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#20
Great find and great [if horrific] information [a bit late for Davis, though!]. I think this info is good enough for a lawsuit by CCR, ACLU or related.....
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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