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Last chance to save a man's life

Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991. Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the case against him has fallen apart.

The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state's non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony.

Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis.

One of the two witnesses who has not recanted his testimony is Sylvester "Red" Coles — the principle alternative suspect, according to the defense, against whom there is new evidence implicating him as the gunman. Nine individuals have signed affidavits implicating Sylvester Coles.

Georgia's State Board of Pardons and Paroles has recently rejected Troy Davis' clemency petition. Troy continues to face execution on Wednesday Sept. 21 at 7 pm EDT (midnight Weds night UK time). Please take action before this time.

We cannot let an innocent man die.

Please take these two simple actions - asking the Parole Board to reconsider (they can change their mind at any time), and asking that Chatham County (Savannah) District  Attorney Larry Chisolm step in and withdraw the death warrant.

Take action here
http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=516533&msource=W1109EADP04D&tr=y&auid=9522344
and here
http://action.amnesty.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1194&ea.campaign.id=12137&utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=deathpenalty&utm_content=newtroyactionfb

We can't let them kill an innocent man. This really is Troy's last chance.

Thank you for your support.

UPDATE: THE PAROLE BOARD ARE BLOCKING AMNESTY'S  EMAILS, BUT YOU CAN STILL TAKE ACTION
Please forward the email below to the Parole Board at
 
Clemency_Information@pap.state.ga.us
and
Webmaster@pap.state.ga.us

Feel free to personalise the text or change the title of the email. We must keep the pressure on the Board, and let them know that the world is watching. Executing Troy would be an outrageous travesty against justice.
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Please grant Troy Davis clemency
 
State Board
Pardons and Paroles webmaster
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
SE Suite 458
East Tower
30334-4909 Atlanta
USA
GEORGIA
 
Dear Clemency Board members,
 
I call on the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to take all steps necessary to ensure that Troy Anthony Davis is not executed.
 
You have voted to deny him clemency despite the fact that significant doubts continue to plague his conviction. You must reconsider and reverse this decision immediately.
 
Seven of the nine witnesses have changed their story and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime. No one should be executed, especially when there are so many doubts about guilt.
 
This case has generated widespread attention because so many people in Georgia and throughout the world are disturbed by the thought of a man being executed when so
much doubt about his guilt remains unresolved.
 
Nothing can undermine public faith in a criminal justice system faster than an execution when there are still serious doubts about guilt.
 
Georgia cannot afford to make such a mistake, and I urge you to do everything in your power to prevent this injustice from taking place.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
[YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS/EMAIL]
 

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A tolerant place - To talk about anything & everything in a friendly atmosphere.. [i'm now doing the difficult part of recruiting members]

If this isn't allowed, let me know and i'll delete the entry:)

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On Tuesday, 23rd October, MPs in the Standing Committee will be debating the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) Order and there is likely to be a vote in the House of Commons shortly afterwards. The RTFO will make blending of biofuels mandatory in the UK from April 2008. All car drivers will be forced to buy biofuels, including those linked to rainforest destruction, human rights abuses, displacement of rural communities and very high greenhouse gas emissions.

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Help bring shoes to children in poverty stricken countries

In an effort to raise money for poverty and AIDS awareness, Hand in Hand was created. We are rallying our peers to step in and help make a difference in our world. We are accepting donations through paypal and active giving. All proceeds will be donated to TOMS Shoes and will be used to bring shoes to poor children in desperate need.

To learn more about our cause, visit us at http://www.myspace.com/walkforawareness

CHANGING A LIFE BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
JOIN US AND TAKE YOURS.


Click the link below to make a secure donation to Hand in Hand through paypal.


Paypal email is xdorkx01@msn.com


If you do not wish to use paypal, click the link below to make a secure donation using active giving.



By and by, we have already raised nearly $300 in just two weeks.
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Unsubscribe

"Unite against terrorism. 
Unite against human rights abuses in the 'war on terror'.
We did not sign up. We do not approve. We unsubscribe."

Amnesty International have recently created a new campaign/movement called 'Unsubscribe!'
You can support it by adding your name at http://www.unsubscribe-me.org/
That's all you have to do, just add your name.

Oh, and sign up to the LJ group I've created in support of the movement (which is featured on the Amnesty site).
http://community.livejournal.com/unsubscribe_me/profile

And tell your friends.

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Keeping Music in Schools

I've felt for a long time that music education is very important and one cause to which I would love to contribute is keeping music in schools. Well, here's an opportunity to contribute to that cause with more than words. LiveJournal / SixApart are supporting DonorsChoose.org in their efforts to help out public schools and their students. For more information visit http://community.livejournal.com/lj_biz/242903.html

According to the entry in lj_biz (linked to above) they're giving out $30 gift certificates so LJ members can try out DonorsChoose, see how it works, and consider contributing their own funds. Thing is, they're only giving them out until 5pm PT today. That means there are only 3-4 hours left to take advantage of this opportunity.

I took a look on Donors Choose and there's already a music-related blogger challenge. Check out Notes for Class, the School Music Challenge. I'm planning to use my $30 in support of one of the proposals in that challenge. How will you use yours?

x-posted to musicwmnvla