U.N. Events

Tensions are running high at the UN today as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submits his country’s bid for statehood.  For more info on today’s happenings check out live written coverage over at The Telegraph.

Click on a photo number to visit the Telegraph image gallery : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6.

♥ Kylin

 

Troy Davis

Troy Davis is scheduled for execution tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm.  Troy has requested a polygraph test, which has been denied as of this posting, and his attorneys are filing an appeal.  We’ll see what happens next.  This is Troy’s fourth death warrant.

No matter your position on capital punishment, this is not a case that should face the death penalty.  There are far too many shaky details surrounding the crime and the trial.  To learn more, listen to this morning’s Democracy Now! episode here (related episodes here).  Today’s episode also spends some quality time focusing on restorative justice, a very powerful alternative to penal and capital punishment.

Democracy Now! will also be broadcasting live from Jackson, Georgia, at 6-8pm tonight (EST).  Please tune in.  I will be listening.

If you would like to attend a vigil tonight, check this Amnesty International list for a location near you.  My thoughts are with the family and friends of Troy Davis and the family of fallen officer MacPhail.

♥ Kylin