Author: Kushi Amlak-Sakhu

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 long past the last Grassmarket execution in 1784 – the last hanging in Scotland was as late as 1963 – this memorial to such a gruesome practice is an important reminder that barbarity is a part of our history.

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 early 2012, he has been in general population at SCI Mahanoy where he still faces life in prison despite ample evidence of his innocence.

After 30 years on death row, Glenn Ford exonerated of murder

Glenn Ford, one of the nation’s longest-serving prisoners on death row, is scheduled to be freed from a Louisiana prison after he was exonerated of charges that he killed a man in 1983, his lawyers announced. A Louisiana court on Monday ordered that Ford, an African American who served 30 years on death row, be released after new information exonerated the former yard worker of killing a white man.

Credit: CY Film Production - War Matters

4WardEver hosts film screening – War Matters

War Matters chronicles 10 years of anti-war protest in the city of London through the story of Brian Haw, a veteran peace campaigner who camped in Parliament Square, London for over 10 years protesting against the war in Iraq, and examines the British arms trade and the repercussions of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in London.