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Thu Nov 3 2005Teach-ins, Day of Action Demand Clemency for Stanley "Tookie" Williams
Thu Nov 3 2005Stanley "Tookie" Williams Faces December 13th Execution if Clemency Not Granted by Gov. Schwarzenegger
Death Penalty Focus called for November 14th through 21st to be a Stanley Tookie Williams "Teach-In Week" for teachers, youth organizers, and youth ministries.
On November 18th, Cindy Sheehan, Peter Camejo, Barbara Becnel and Todd Chretien spoke at an event called Turning the Tide Against the War in Iraq and at Home, at UC Berkeley. Photos
A Save the Peacemaker Rally was held on Saturday, November 19th from 10am to 12pm at San Quentin in Marin. Hundreds of people attended. Speakers included rapper Snoop Dogg, Fred Hampton Jr., representatives of the Nation of Islam, religious forces, and grassroots anti-death penalty activists from across the California.
Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Enemy Combatant Radio provided a live broadcast of the rally.
One of Tookie's lawyers has filed a brief challenging evidence presented in the 1981 murder trial in hopes of postponing the scheduled execution. The 82-page document, which was filed with the California Supreme Court, attacks forensic firearms analysis presented by the prosecution, and suggests that faulty evidence led to Williams' convictions for killing in the three 1979 deaths for which he was convicted. Text of the brief
Stanley "Tookie" Williams has been sentenced by the state to die on Tuesday, December 13th at San Quentin State Prison. He has been nominated several times for Nobel Prizes in Peace & Literature -- for his anti-violence, anti-gang work and nearly a dozen intervention books about gang life. The film "Redemption" stars Jamie Foxx as Mr. Williams. At the premiere for his most recent film, Foxx was asked his reaction to the execution date. December 13th is Foxx's birthday. He is reportedly asking the Governor for a present: clemency for Stanley "Tookie" Williams. Supporters of Williams are asking people to write letters to the governor to request that he grant clemency and save Stanley "Tookie" Williams' life.
"Stop the Execution" PSA and Statement from Tookie
Death Penalty Focus is calling for November 14th through 21st to be a Stanley Tookie Williams "Teach-In Week" for teachers, youth organizers, and youth ministries. Topics that could be discussed during the teach-in week include: gangs, drugs, peer pressure, redemption, civic responsibility, forgiveness, rehabilitation and the death penalty. DPF has developed materials to assist you with the "Teach-in" including: a short biography of Stanley Williams, Stanley's protocol for peace, his apology for co-founding the Crips, his letters to youth, excerpts from his books and sample lesson plans on the death penalty. "Teach-in" materials (pdf) | Read more
Wednesday, November 30th will be "Cities Against the Death Penalty and Global Day of Action." Throughout the world, more than 100 cities will illuminate a symbolic monument as a demonstration of their opposition to the death penalty, including Santa Cruz, CA. Protests against the scheduled execution of Stanley Williams are being organized to coincide with this global day-of-action. Cities will include: Rome, Tokyo, Lyon, Brussels, Barcelona, Florence, Venice, Buenos Aires, Austin, Madrid, Dallas, Antwerp, Vienna, Naples, Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Reggio Emilia, Bogotà, Santiago de Chile and more than 100 others. More information on how to involve other cities | More upcoming anti-death penalty events
Campaign to End the Death Penalty's November 30th Organizing tips | SaveTookie.org
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Intelligence Gathering in the Informational Age Sunday Nov 5th 5:25 PM
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Rally in SF to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants Friday Nov 3rd 7:17 AM
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No Justice. Just Law. A Tale of Homelessness and Eviction. Monday Oct 30th 5:34 PM
No One Wins if the Homeless are Evicted, Mr. Mayor! Monday Oct 23rd 8:56 AMMore Local News...
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Interview with Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) lead organizer Dolfinette Martin Wednesday Nov 15th 7:21 AM
Mexican government seeks to disarticulate self-defense groups by imprisoning 42 “comunitarios" Monday Nov 13th 12:09 PM
US Executions Violate The 14th, 8th, and 1st Amendments To The Constitution Friday Nov 10th 10:36 PM
US brands RT a “foreign agent:” A chilling move against free speech Friday Nov 10th 10:30 PM
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Portland, OR: Reed College Threatens Students for Protesting Its Financial Ties Wednesday Nov 1st 11:15 PM
US congressional hearings on “extremist content” prepare assault on free speech Tuesday Oct 31st 9:08 AM
Widespread embezzlement occurring in Fraternal Order of Police (3 comments) Thursday Oct 19th 10:23 PMMore Global News...
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Addressing Police Brutality at Sonoma State University (1 comment) Thursday Nov 16th 7:43 AM
Stop The Draft Week - Oakland 1967 - Vintage Photos Tuesday Nov 7th 4:41 PM
US Military Illegally Detains US Citizen & Denies Lawyer Monday Nov 6th 8:33 PM
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16 years on, the controlled demolition of the 9/11 official story (1 comment) Saturday Sep 9th 1:33 PMOpen Newswire...
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