imageSabrina Butler remembers July 2, 1990, as she waited in a Mississippi prison to be taken to the death chamber. Charged in the murder of her infant son, Butler had been sentenced earlier that year to die by lethal injection. Butler, the 59th person to be exonerated of a crime for which a death penalty was ordered and the only woman, said when her... Sabrina Butler remembers July 2, 1990, as she waited in a Mississippi prison to be taken to the death chamber. Charged in the murder of her infant son, Butler had been sentenced earlier that year to die by lethal injection. Butler, the 59th person to be exonerated of a crime for which a death penalty was ordered and the only woman, said when her "death day" came
imageIn Dubai, a federal law stipulates that male sodomy is punishable with the death penalty. You can tell homophobia has gotten out of control when even handshakes between men are scrutinized for being “gay.” In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one man stands trial after being
Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking commentary (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: As the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination is remembered inside the United States today, the deeper story of one of survivor of the crisis goes relatively unreported. The experience of horror for the
imageLeading women in the transport sector discuss women and transport. A ‘Women and Transport’ session put on by the Parliamentary Outreach team earlier this week featured four women speakers who either work in the transport industry or have ties to it.  It was attended  by
imageThe Papua New Guinea Government says the people should be ready for the government to begin executing death row prisoners. Papua New Guinea's Attorney-General says the country needs to prepare for the government to begin carrying out the death penalty. PNG's parliament passed
imageThe idea is that this report will be a stimulus to further discussion and debate. The Commission on Older Women, chaired by Labour’s Deputy Leader Harriet Harman MP QC and senior Labour figures including Yvette Cooper, Shadow Minister for Equalities, alongside a wide range of senior
imageHigher education unions call for second strike day. The University and College Union (UCU), Unite, Unison and the Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) have called for a second day of strike action on 3 December 2013. On 3 December members of staff and students at universities throughout the
imageExecution in China China's highest court has issued a directive aimed at stopping the widespread practice of extracting confessions through torture. The Supreme People's Court said Wednesday in a microblog post that "freezing, hunger, drying, scorching, fatigue and other
imageThe ACLU of Colorado estimates the cost of a death penalty trial to be $3.5 million dollars as opposed to a trial seeking life without parole, which costs around $150,000. The difference, according to the ACLU, is enough to pay over 70 firefighters or teachers for a year, or to provide
Aisha Habli for CGN – WNN Improve It (WNN/CGN) Beirut, LEBANON, WESTERN ASIA: The glow of the Arab Spring wore off in the media a while ago. Violence, internal division and widespread frustration have replaced the hopeful scenes of youth standing up to demand change. But have youth really
WNN Justice (WNN) Jerusalem, ISRAEL, WESTERN ASIA: Mistreatment of West Bank children who are brought into custody by Israeli military forces has revealed a pattern of “ill-treatment” says UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund in a recent report outlining the problems for
imageFeminism and equality activism. Why feminism must address all forms of discrimination. by TinaPJ “My feminism is nothing if it is not intersectional” said someone very famous and wise (probably, a brief internet search has revealed nothing so if no-one can be found to which this
imageTACOMA, Wash. — The man who raped and murdered a 65-year-old Tacoma woman in 1997 now has his execution date set. But prosecutors warn that while execution is scheduled for Dec.17, Cecil Davis will likely stay alive for years as the case moves through appeals. The prosecutor
Amy Fallon – IPS – Friday, 22 November 2013 (originally published 19 Nov) KAMPALA
, Nov 19 2013 (IPS) – Ever since giving birth to a stillborn baby 15 years ago, Mary*, a peasant farmer from Mubende District in central Uganda, has continuously leaked urine. In Uganda, two
imageNothing at all to do with race? If you are a human who has access to an internet connection – which seems likely given that you are currently reading this – then last week you probably noticed several things: people still like cats, Jennifer Lawrence has had a haircut, and Lily
imageChinese death row inmate being ledinto a lethal injection van BEIJING: Chinese authorities on Friday executed a man who killed an infant he found in a car he had stolen, domestic media said, a murder that stirred widespread public outrage. Zhou Xijun stole a sports utility
WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Three women have been rescued from 30+ years of domestic slavery in London as their two 67-year-old captors have been arrested by Scotland Yard in what police say is a groundbreaking case of alleged human trafficking. The carefully
Jonathan House – Wall Street Journal -  Thursday, 21 November 2013 (originally published  20 Nov) Women have recovered all the jobs they lost during the recession. Men have not. A record 67.5 million women are working today, up from the prior peak of 67.4 million in early 2008
On 11 November, international media reported the execution of 80 people in North Korea. The UN commission of inquiry on the human rights situation in North Korea was in Seoul a few days later to meet with some witnesses. In an open letter to the North Korean Permanent Representative to the UN in
imageA chance for young women to say what they need and want. The National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO) held an event on 7 November aimed at encouraging young women to make their voices heard in the European Union (EU) and in the process revealed what young women want. Hosted as
Suad Abu-Dayyeh for Equaltiy Now – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EQ) Amman, JORDAN, WESTERN ASIA: The Human Rights Ministry of Yemen has confirmed that one of its officials has helped to prevent the wedding of a 12-year-old girl, which was due to take place earlier this month. Hiba was to be married in
imageDisabled activist talks about winning the battle to save fund allowing people to live independently. The English Appeal Court has unanimously ruled that the Government misinterpreted the law when it decided to close a £320m ring-fenced fund that supports just under 19,000 disabled people
imageBONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the execution in Missouri of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, restoring the state's plans to kill Franklin just hours after the execution was blocked. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled early
imageBAGHDAD - Iraq has confirmed seven more executions, pushing the number of people put to death this year to more than 150 in defiance of widespread international condemnation. Those executed, who included a Libyan, had all been convicted of offences related to "terrorism", a statement
imageFocussing on state violence, domestic violence and small arms, and violence during and after conflict. The theme for this year’s 16 Days Campaign of activism against gender violence, which runs from from 25 November-10 December, is ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World
imageAn exhibition of paintings by artist and film-maker Yvette Vanson.  Yvette Vanson first picked up a paintbrush in 2004, attending Putney School of Art & Design. She now paints full time and is motivated by a strong political commitment to tackling injustice, by exploring and
imageNew Delhi: A 23-year-old youth has been sentenced to death penalty for raping and murdering his minor neighbour after inflicting head injuries by a Delhi court which said he was a "menace" to the society and "does not deserve to be kept alive". Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat
image‘Our grandchildren and their grandchildren will look back at today’ and judge our commitment to them. Christiana Figueres is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The World Coal Association hosted the ‘International
imageA 9-by-9 cell was Curtis McCarty's home for more than 2 decades. The underground cell on death row in Oklahoma meant he didn't see the sun or the moon for 16 years. He was allowed little or no human contact. Sentenced to death row for the 1982 murder of Pam Willis in Oklahoma City
imageNovember 20, 2013: A High Court in Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria, has sentenced a 24-year-old secondary school student, Moses Akatugba, to death by hanging for stealing mobile phones and recharge cards. Akatugba was convicted on a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery in
imageThe traditional family model does not guarantee Britons a route out of poverty. The ‘traditional’ (read: patriarchal) family model of the breadwinning father and stay-at-home mother is leaving children in poverty, according to new research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)
imageHOUSTON (AP) - A divided Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected an appeal from a convicted killer in a Houston case where supporters contend his death sentence unfairly was based on race. The state's highest criminal court Wednesday refused an appeal from 50-year-old condemned
WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: When you step into your bathroom today and sit on your own home toilet don’t take it for granted. November 19 was World Toilet Day, a day that is now for the first time officially recognized by the United Nations each year as a
imageJoseph Paul Franklin White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final requests for a stay, prison officials in Bonne Terre, Missouri, said. CNN affiliate KMOV reported Franklin was