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Supreme Court Rejects Lockyer's Appeal; Cooper & Workingclass Prevail
by Californian
Monday Feb 9th, 2004 11:53 PM
At 8:19 p.m., the US Supreme Court rejected the fascist appeal of that good Democrat, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, of the 9th Circuit Stay of Execution of Kevin Cooper, thus guaranteeing that Kevin Cooper lives to see another day and signaling to the world that the workingclass prevails in this fight against the anti-labor weapon of terror of the capitalist class, the death penalty.
At 8:19 p.m., the US Supreme Court rejected the fascist appeal of that good Democrat, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer, of the 9th Circuit Stay of Execution of Kevin Cooper, thus guaranteeing that Kevin Cooper lives to see another day and signaling to the world that the workingclass prevails in this fight against the anti-labor weapon of terror of the capitalist class, the death penalty.

This case was a good object lesson in the utter bankruptcy of both the Democratic and Republican parties with the Democrat Attorney General Bill Lockyer and the Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger both actively promoting the anti-labor barbarism of the death penalty, a horror that has been banned from all of Europe.

This victory is a milestone in the anti-death penalty movement and for all progressive struggles against the private profit system, the cause of the continued barbarity of the death penalty, as it is a sign that our movement is now strong enough to finally, after decades of struggle, able to force the pro-Bush Supreme Court to back down and the 9th Circuit, which had rejected many previous appeals, to finally grant this stay of execution.

It is not over yet. Kevin Cooper is still on death row, and still lives with the threat of the death penalty. The struggle continues.
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death penalty for the burgieouseyet another californianTuesday Feb 10th, 2004 7:56 PM
what a load of crapalso a californianTuesday Feb 10th, 2004 11:44 AM

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