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Regardless of law, New Hampshire not ready to enforce death penalty

Regardless of law, New Hampshire not ready to enforce death penalty

As their counterparts across the country grapple with questions raised after a failed execution attempt in Oklahoma, New Hampshire prison officials are beginning to look at how the death penalty…

Justice on trial: Highlights from The Guardian

Justice on trial: Highlights from The Guardian

The Guardians' 'Justice on Trial' is ongoing series that aims to highlight cases where there are major concerns of a miscarriage of justice. Since the 1980s and 90s a flow…

Senate ‘torture report’ stuck in declassification process

Senate ‘torture report’ stuck in declassification process

The release of the long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques _ widely denounced as torture _ is certain to take much…

Affirmative Action: The court stacks the deck

Affirmative Action: The court stacks the deck

Affirmative action has opened doors for disadvantaged minorities and made this a fairer, more equal society. The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts apparently wants no more of that.…

Time the entire world barred capital punishment

Time the entire world barred capital punishment

In the Grassmarket in central Edinburgh, a round stone known as the “shadow of the gibbet” marks the site’s history as an execution spot. While capital punishment continued in Britain…

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

The majority of Afghans welcomed the overthrow of the fundamentalist Taliban in 2001. Latifa Ahmady, director of the Organisation for Promoting Afghan Women’s Capabilities (OPAWC), was one those celebrating their…

All out for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 60th birthday

All out for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s 60th birthday

On April 24, political prisoner and world-renowned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal turns 60. He has spent over half his life in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s death row, and most recently, since…

We’re still living in the shadow of Rwanda and its genocide

We’re still living in the shadow of Rwanda and its genocide

We live, 20 years after the murder of an estimated 800,000 people, in the shadow of Rwanda. And this weekend, on the anniversary of the start of the Rwanda genocide,…