Thursday, April 30, 2009

A video to lift your spirits

My friend Dennis Hartwell sent me the link to this video. I wish I knew more about its making, but it's wonderful to watch. Be sure to have the sound on.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Global day of action May 19th to save Troy Davis' life

Amnesty International is mounting a campaign to save the life of Troy Davis, who is on death row in Georgia.

There was no physical evidence to convinct him, and no murder weapon. Another man has been implicated in the crime, but the Georgia courts have been unwilling to hear the new evidence.

Davis has a stay of execution that expires May 15, and AI is hoping public pressure will persuade Georgia to reopen his case.

Please take a moment to sign the petition.

I've come to believe that the death penalty dehumanizes all of us, jailers and prisoners alike.