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Stop the Execution of Troy Davis!

by Steven Argue
For over a decade, state and federal courts refused to hear evidence that Davis was innocent. Now the State of Georgia has issued a death warrant for Troy Davis for September 21.

Protests are scheduled in a number of cities including locally in Santa Cruz, Oakland, and San Francisco
troy_davis_protest.jpg
[Photo: Protest for Troy Davis, Photo by Michael Schiffman, Bayview]

Stop the Execution of Troy Davis!

Troy Davis may be executed in less than a week. He was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was convicted based on questionable “eyewitness” identifications, dubious accounts that Davis confessed to the killing, and false witness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution’s nine witnesses have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis at trial two years later. New witnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.

For over a decade, state and federal courts refused to hear evidence that Davis was innocent. Now the State of Georgia has issued a death warrant for Troy Davis for September 21.

Amnesty International said of his case, "Troy Davis was convicted of murder in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the case against him has fallen apart."

Protests and a Petition:

Ann Arbor, MI
Thursday, September 15, 7:00 PM
Demonstration to Save Troy Davis
Northeast corner of Main Street and Huron Street
For more info: http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/demonstration-to-save-troy-davis

Atlanta, GA
Friday, September 16, 6:00 PM
Global Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis: March and Prayer Service
Woodruff Park (Peachtree St./Edgewood Ave.) to Ebenezer Baptist Church
For more info: http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/global-day-of-solidarity-for-troy-davis-march-and-prayer-service

Austin, TX
Friday, September 16, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Stop the Execution of Troy Davis: Solidarity Rally
Texas State Capitol at 11th and Congress
For more info: http://www.nodeathpenalty.org/events/troy-davis-solidarity-organizing-cedp-chapters

Chicago, IL
Friday, September 16, 5:00 PM
Solidarity Rally for Troy Davis
130 E Randolph St.
For more info: http://icjpe.org/actions/SOLIDARITY-RALLY-FOR-TROY-DAVIS

Denton, TX
Friday, September 16, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Solidarity for Troy Davis Rally
The Square, 110 West Hickory Street
For more info: http://www.nodeathpenalty.org/events/troy-davis-solidarity-organizing-cedp-chapters

Glassboro, NJ
Friday, September 16, 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Protest to STOP THE EXECUTION of Troy Davis!!
Student Center Patio, Rowan University
For more info: http://www.nodeathpenalty.org/events/troy-davis-solidarity-organizing-cedp-chapters

New York, NY
Emergency Rally to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis
Friday, September 16, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
42nd Street & 7th Avenue, Times Square
For more info: http://www.iacenter.org/actions/troydavis091311/

Oakland, CA
Friday, September 16, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Global Day of Action for Troy Davis
Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, near City Center/12th St BART
For more info: http://www.nodeathpenalty.org/events/troy-davis-solidarity-organizing-cedp-chapters

Philadelphia, PA
Friday, September 16, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Protest the Execution of Troy Davis
Philadelphia City Hall, West Side
For more info: http://phillysolidarity.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/377/

Philadelphia, PA
Protest: Stop the Execution of Troy Davis
The Bell Tower at Temple University
Friday, September 16 · 1:00pm - 3:00pm

San Diego, CA
Stop the Execution of Troy Davis: Solidarity Rally
Friday, September 16, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Hall of Justice, 220 W. Broadway
For more info: http://activistsandiego.org/node/3167

San Francisco, CA
Support Troy Davis on Union Square
Friday, September 16, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Union Square
For more info: http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/support-troy-davis-on-union-square

Santa Cruz, CA
Rally in solidarity with Troy Davis
Friday, September 16, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Downtown at the Clocktower
For more info: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/09/13/18690214.php

Washington, DC
Rally to Save Troy Davis
Friday, September 16, 6:00 PM
Tivoli Square
For more info: http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/rally-to-save-troy-davis

NAACP Petition
Here is a petition from the NAACP demanding the execution be stopped http://www.naacp.org/campaign/davis?source=bsdads_googlegrant_news_TroyDavis&gclid=CK3oyPnOnqsCFSYbQgodzSejlg

(Amnesty International has a petition as well, but my URL doessn't copy correctly after signing)





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by Steven Argue
Also:

Dallas, TX
"WE ARE Troy Davis" Solidarity Action
Location: El Centro College, by the Pegasus Statue
Time: ‎6:00PM Friday, September 16th.

Glassboro, NJ
Protest to STOP THE EXECUTION of Troy Davis!!
Student Center Patio, Rowan University
Friday, September 16 · 12:00pm - 3:00pm
by Steven Argue
Some surprisingly good coverage in the corporate media.

Global protests held in Troy Davis execution case
http://news.yahoo.com/global-protests-held-troy-davis-execution-case-172705024.html
I signed...


The Troy Davis case shows exactly what is wrong with the injustice system in the US...

a Collection of protests from around the world today..

Demonstration Held in Baltimore to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis
liamh2 op 16 sep 2011

A protest rally to stop the execution of Troy Davis was held in Baltimore, MD, on Friday evening, September 16, 2011, at Sharp & Pratt Streets. Mr. Davis is on Death Row in the state of Georgia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8i-Y2ukcks

Troy Davis Rally in Atlanta on Sept 16, 2011
a1partyvideo op 16 sep 2011

Troy Davis Rally in Atlanta on Sept 16, 2011 with A. Omar Muhammad, Edward Dubose, Rev. Raphael Warnock, Rev. Al Sharpton, Dharuba Bin Wahad, Kalongi Changa, DJ 4th World. Hit TV provides coverage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9JlfrUtQG0

Milan..
Amnesty International per Troy Davis (Milano)
tropicofcancer00 op 16 sep 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6uiuFaib44

Paris..
N'exécutez pas Troy Davis - Manifestation Paris 15 septembre 2011
AssociationECPM op 16 sep 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMy5ZqNV1CI

March for Troy Davis down Church Street in Burlington Vermont
chekkitProductions op 16 sep 2011
March for Troy Davis' innocence down Church Street in Burlington Vermont, September 16, 2011.
For those of you that might not know, Troy Davis is an innocent black man on Georgia's death row set to be executed next week.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7amfUZAp1ek

Washington DC
Howard University Troy Davis Rally Ends Abrubtly
DCULStv op 16 sep 2011

A Howard University rally for wrongfully convicted Troy Davis, to be executed September 21, 2011, ends abruptly when participants are asked to leave by DC campus police.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z17Te_e8ic

Houston..
Kofi Taharka - Troy Davis Rally
nbufront op 17 sep 2011
NBUF National Chairman Kofi Taharka speaking at the Troy Davis Rally September 16, 2011 Houston TX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JqSsRthbx4

Corvallis, Oregon....
The Troy Davis interviews.m4v
eyesopening op 16 sep 2011
Interviews taken at the daily peace vigil in Corvallis OR on Sept. 16, 2011 when they stood in support of Troy Davis, asking the the Georgia Board grant a stay of execution and reopen the case.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLOLp6ZUcKk

Philadelphia rally for Troy Davis
inkwell16 op 16 sep 2011
Rally for Troy Davis outside of Philadelphia's City Hall on Sept 16, 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDAkSqC8M_Q

SAVE TROY DAVIS FROM EXECUTION ON SEPT. 21, 2011: Boston Rally 9-16-2011
ProtestVideo op 17 sep 2011
Troy Davis, an innocent man with proof of his innocence, is scheduled to be executed by the state of Georgia in the US, on Sept. 21, 2011. This Boston, Mass. rally on Sept. 16, 2011 was part of hundreds of Troy Davis support actions around the world.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCxr4FyjP5g

Washington DC..
Art Laffin, an unimpeachable voice against the death penalty, standing up for Troy Davis!
AmnestyMidAtlantic op 17 sep 2011
Laffin, whose brother was killed years ago, speaks to the crowd in DC about the need to end state killing. He also led the crowd in song as part of the International Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis on September 16, 2011, calling for a stop to Troy's execution, and for an end to the death penalty.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fMuKxKUpxM

Troy Davis Rally Chicago
2citynews op 16 sep 2011
Here's a brief montage of scenes from the Troy Davis rally in Chicago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lng5igG_UxE

Hartford Demo - Stop the Execution of Troy Davis
strugglevideomedia op 17 sep 2011
Sept. 16, 2011 protest of plan to execute Troy Davis after witnesses recant, see JusticeforTroy.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11gWuphQMj4

New York..
Justice For Troy Davis
garycjean op 16 sep 2011
Demonstration in Times Square
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCyHkyfzN_0

University of Maryland Students Support HU Rally
DCULStv op 16 sep 2011
University of Maryland Students Support HU Rally to Save Troy Davis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MuoA9o3CHY
by Steven Argue
Here's the Oakland action:

Innocence Matters - Save Troy Davis Solidarity Rally in Oakland, 9/16/11: photos & audio

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/09/17/18690586.php
by Steven Argue
Troy Davis, Racism, The Death Penalty & Labor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEues_-KoZU
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