Tag Archives: Capital punishment

Werner Herzog talks to Jian Ghomeshi of Studio Q

Werner Herzog, whose movie Nosferatu the Vampyre I saw over a long train ride a couple of weeks ago, talks at length about film-making, his new movie Into the Abyss, his hatred of capital punishment (one of the reasons he doesn’t want to apply for American citizenship), and how movies don’t change anything (he says that his… Read More »

820 prisoners on death row sue state governors and the comptroller-general of prisons

… because the governors plan to start signing execution warrants of those sentenced to death –  as a way to decongest prisons. The announcement, according to the prisoners, had caused them great shock, anxiety and trauma and they, therefore, want the court to stop any planned execution because it would be cruel and inhuman to… Read More »

A Matter of Life and Death: LGBTI Rights in Uganda

Sunday 21st March, Sidney Street LGBT Centre, off Oxford Rd David Kato, LGBTI activist from Uganda and member of SMUG http://www.sexualminoritiesuganda.org will talk about his experiences as an activist in the context of recent legislation threatening the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”, the campaign in Uganda to stop the new law as well as international… Read More »