Amnesty International Acts: prevent monumental injustice; etc..

Amnesty International Acts: prevent monumental injustice; etc..

Help prevent a monumental injustice

With today’s Supreme Court decision, a man with a credible claim to innocence may soon be executed.

Only your action can save Troy Davis!

http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/index.aspx?c=jhKPIXPCIoE&b=2590179&template=x.ascx&action=11330&tr=y&auid=411970

Dear James,

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Troy Anthony Davis’ appeal. His fate is back in the hands of Georgia authorities who may seek a new execution date at any time.

The Supreme Court’s decision to deny Troy Davis’ petition means that no court of law will ever hold a hearing on the witnesses who have recanted their trial testimony in sworn affidavits.

Doubts about his guilt raised by these multiple witness recantations will never be resolved. An execution under such a cloud of doubt would undermine public confidence in the state’s criminal justice system and would be a grave miscarriage of justice.

The state of Georgia can still do the responsible thing and prevent the execution of Troy Davis:

Write a letter to the editor calling on Georgia to stop the execution of Troy Davis!

Call on the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider its previous decision and grant clemency to Troy Davis.

Urge your friends and family to go to amnestyusa.org/troydavis or text TROY to 90999 to add their voices to the over 200,000 that have already taken action on this case.

Join the fight for justice.

Troy Davis was sentenced to death despite a tainted case and serious claims of innocence. © Georgia Department of Corrections

Sincerely,

Larry Cox

Executive Director

Amnesty International USA

 

 

 

 

 

US government pushes limbo at Gitmo

17 Uighur detainees still stuck in limbo at Guantanamo Bay:

Demand Justice for the Uighurs Now!

17 Uighur detainees stuck in limbo at Guantanamo Bay

http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/c.jhKPIXPCIoE/b.2590179/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=jhKPIXPCIoE&b=2590179&aid=11366

Dear James,

With the stock market drop and new slander tactics in the election crowding the news, you might have missed a key moment in our struggle to close Guantanamo Bay. It was a court decision to free 17 men from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

On October 7, Judge Ricardo Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (DC) ruled that 17 Uighurs be released into Washington, DC to begin the process of adjusting to their lives outside of Guantánamo.

Take action now to ensure that decision stands!

The ordered release of the detainees is a landmark victory for justice, but efforts to block the decision on the part of the administration leave their futures in limbo. Despite the fact that the government has conceded that the Uighurs are not "enemy combatants," the administration appealed the decision and said that it will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, "if necessary."

On October 8, the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia stayed Judge Urbina’s order until it had a chance to review the government’s appeal. No decisions will be made until October 16 at the earliest.

The Uighurs cannot return to their native China, where they would face a serious risk of torture or execution, but the U.S. government has failed to find another country willing to accept them. This means that the Uighurs are effectively being detained indefinitely, in violation of the U.S. Constitution and international law.

The Uighurs have been held without charge or trial for almost seven years. Ensure that justice, and a safe release for the Uighurs, is not delayed any longer.

Sincerely,

Larry Cox

Executive Director

Amnesty International USA

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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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