Michael CzugajMichael CzugajThe youngest member of the infamous Bali Nine drug ring has spoken out about his agony on the second anniversary of the deaths of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.Michael Czugaj was only 19 when he was arrested and thrown into a Balinese prison cell after he was Leggi Tutto
WILPF, march to ban the bomb, UN meeting, ban nuclear weapons, 130 governments, June July 2017Governments are meeting at the UN in June to negotiate a groundbreaking ban on nuclear weapons.This comes after years of advocacy from civil society determined to shift the debate on nuclear weapons to focus on their humanitarian and environmental impact.And now in one of its final acts of
Sling the Mesh, mesh implants, incontinence, prolapse, tension free vaginal tape,Women are calling for an operation with life-changing risks to be suspended.Campaigners are calling for an operation using mesh implants with unacceptable risks to be stopped.The implants are also known as tension free vaginal tape or mesh reinforcementCampaigners are also calling for the
More than 30 men were arrested after a private party in the Bahadoran region of Isfahan, Iran was raided by the police, Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees reported Thursday.Their charges are sodomy, drinking alcohol and using psychedelic drugs and they face the death penalty if found guilty.The
UNISON, Public Services Champions, If we don’t do something for them, there will be no one left to do anything for us.UNISON, one of the UK’s largest trade unions, with more than 1.3 million members, represents full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, whether employed in the public or the private
VARNER, Ark. — They often enter in silence. They almost always leave that way, too.The death penalty holds a crucial, conflicted place in a nation deeply divided over crime and punishment, and whether the state should ever take a life. But for such a long, very public legal process, only a small
Ledell LeeLedell LeeArkansas executed Ledell Lee on Thursday night, after it fought and won a complex and sometimes confusing legal battle. The state executed him in spite of Lee's insistence that he was not guilty of murdering Debra Rees, a crime committed more than 20 years ago. It did so Leggi Tutto
Artur SegarraArtur SegarraArtur Segarra found guilty of murdering and dismembering David Bernat in bid to access his savingsA Spanish national was on Friday given the death sentence after being found guilty by a Thai court of murdering fellow countryman David Bernat in Bangkok.The victim had traveled to the
Lynn Scott, the sister of Arkansas death row inmate Jack Jones, Jr.Lynn Scott, the sister of Arkansas death row inmate Jack Jones, Jr.Jack Jones' sister says she wants to be there for her brother in his final hour.LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) - Lynn Scott, the sister of Arkansas death row Leggi Tutto
Changi Prison, SingaporeChangi Prison, SingaporeMohd Jeefrey bin Ismail was hanged in the early hours of Friday morning, 21 April, at least according to the scheduled execution date given to his family by the Singapore Prison Service.He was executed after the Public Prosecutor decided that Jeefrey had not “substantively
#reclaimingtheUN, tweetathon, WILPF, AWID, CSW61We are on a slippery slope of exclusion, and it is important to take immediate measures to change direction.The beginning of 2017 has been challenging for activists around the world.Many women activists, for example, were unable to attend this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61)
Texas sued in January for the drug's release, saying in its lawsuit that it was importing the sodium thiopental for legal executions.A US regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by
Kenneth WilliamsKenneth WilliamsState puts 4th inmate to death in 8 daysWitnesses describe execution; inmate was 'striving for breath,' AP editor says3 minutes after his lethal injection began, Arkansas inmate Kenneth Williams began coughing, convulsing and lurching with sound that was audible even with a
Kenneth WilliamsKenneth WilliamsOZARK, Mo. (KSPR) - The family of a man from the Ozarks who was killed by an escaped murderer almost two decades ago said they do not want his killer to be executed."I believe justice has already been served. He hasn't been able to kill anyone else. Executing him Leggi Tutto
Jack Harold JonesJack Harold JonesJack Harold Jones was put to death by the state of Arkansas Monday night by way of lethal injection.Authorities began administering the execution drugs at 7:06 p.m. and Jones was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m., according to the Arkansas Department of Correction.Asked if he had any
Nicola Thorp, high heels in the work place, petition, government response, a cop outThe bottom line is that employers are still getting away with objectifying women at work.The government announced last week that it will issue guidelines on sexist dress codes, but will not make it illegal for employers to insist that people wear heels to work.Nicola Thorp started this recent
'We are prepared to kill, and have done so more than most people thought.'Beware Vietnam's Death MachineOne Thursday in July 2013, Barack Obama and his Vietnamese counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, sat down in the Oval Office to discuss Thomas Jefferson. Sang brought to this historic meeting between
The FDA banned shipments of execution drugs states have been trying to get for months. BuzzFeed News obtained the letter that shows why.On Thursday, the federal government formally blocked 2 shipments of a massive amount of execution drugs on their way to Texas and Arizona.The decision to block
Dylann RoofDylann RoofConvicted church shooter Dylann Roof has been transferred to death row at Terre Haute Federal Prison in Indiana — the facility that houses male inmates awaiting execution under the federal government.Roof, the first person to be convicted of a federal hate crime and sentenced to the
Seema Mohan Gavit (red sari) and Renuka ShindeSeema Mohan Gavit (red sari) and Renuka ShindeSERIAL killer sisters Seema Gavit and Renuka Shinde are making a last desperate bid to avoid execution for abducting and murdering multiple children aged under five years old.The sisters, who with their mother abducted or brutally murdered Leggi Tutto
Bernadette Hyland, women of east Manchester, care workers, factory workers, LipstickSocialist‘Work is scarce and however bad the terms and conditions are for these women it offers them flexibility’.By Bernadette Hyland.I wrote this article in 2014 and very little has changed for the poor women of east Manchester, whether elderly or working in the care sector.My mother is Irish, but
Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, words changing the worldCan words change the world?Poetry, stories and literature are often dismissed as being frivolous creative pursuits that should be secondary to the real stuff – like the economy, or politics.These, people might say, are the fundamentals of life, and what really matter. If we want to change the
Ten young Indian workers in Al Ain jail, convicted of murdering a Pakistani worker, are expected to learn whether they will be pardoned as early as next month.The Al Ain Appeals Court on Wednesday completed the hearing in the case and adjourned the matter to May 25 to pronounce the verdict, head
TUC guide, gender in occupational safety and health, women, risk, work, The TUC has published a guide on gender in occupational safety and health.Being aware of the issues relating to gender in occupational health and safety ensures unions strive to ensure that workplaces are safer and healthier for everyone, and where the differences between men and women are
Military courts have sentenced 161 militants to death penalty since 2014 following Peshawar school attackAnother 4 militants, convicted by military courts for their involvement in terrorism, have been executed at a jail in northwestern Pakistan, an army spokesman said on Tuesday."Another 4
letter to Irish Ministers, MPS, undercover police, Ireland, relationships with women, letterFull investigation needed on undercover policing in Ireland.Four women deceived into relationships with undercover police in the UK have written to the Irish Prime Minister, the Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, and the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.In their letters to
Justice Neil GorsuchJustice Neil Gorsuch and Donald TrumpIt’s not entirely fair to judge a Supreme Court justice based on his first vote. Urgent matters arise unexpectedly, and the court must sometimes act quickly.Still, it’s worth paying special attention to Justice Neil Gorsuch’s vote late Thursday night to deny a
William "Tommy" ZeiglerWilliam "Tommy" ZeiglerWilliam "Tommy" Zeigler, the 71-year-old man who has spent the last 4 decades on death row for the murders of 4 people, will not be allowed to test evidence in his case with touch DNA technology, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Friday.Zeigler was convicted of killing his
Supreme Court (left) Justice Neil M. Gorsuch and President Donald TrumpSupreme Court (left) Justice Neil M. Gorsuch and President Donald TrumpSupreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch cast his 1st consequential vote Thursday night, siding with the court's other 4 conservatives in denying a stay request from Arkansas death row inmates facing Leggi Tutto
The conflict in Arkansas is the latest to politicize the death penalty — but for families of the victims and the prisoners, it also resurfaces the complicated issues of closure and the long-reaching effect of these executions on their communities.Arkansas justified its unusually swift schedule by
Changi Prison, SingaporeChangi Prison, SingaporeMohd Jeefrey bin Ismail was hanged in the early hours of Friday morning, 21 April, at least according to the scheduled execution date given to his family by the Singapore Prison Service.He was executed after the Public Prosecutor decided that Jeefrey had not “substantively
Careworkers for Change. UNISON, 15 minutes, hustings, petitionsFifteen minutes to wash, dress, feed and care for the UK’s most vulnerable is unacceptable.Care workers provide an essential service supporting the frail and the vulnerable in our communities.It’s hard work both physically and emotionally. ‎But it’s vital work. Care workers nurse, clean, feed
Sister Helen PrejeanSister Helen PrejeanPrejean’s work opposing capital punishment was captured in her book and film Dead Man Walking, and now she’s speaking out against a spate of planned killingsSister Helen Prejean, the Louisiana nun who through the movie of her book, Dead Man Walking, became the face of the
Death Row Unit, Holman Prison in Atmore, AlabamaDeath Row Unit, Holman Prison in Atmore, AlabamaTied for seventh among states with the most exonerated defendants according to a February 2016 report by the National Registry of Exonerations, Alabama’s unsatisfied; it’d like to be much, much higher on this ignominious list.That’s why Leggi Tutto