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The Capital Punishment Debate
Diemer, Ulli
The death penalty make us all complicit in killing, and degrades us as a society.
Capital Punishment: The most Deplorable form of Deliberate Murder
Hekmat, Mansoor
A society that legally permits the killing of human beings can never prevent its repetition by the general public. The abolition of capital punishment and declaring the value of human life is the firs...
Crime and Criminals: Address to the Prisoners in the Chicago Jail
Darrow, Clarence
So long as big criminals can get the coal fields, so long as the big criminals have control of the city council and get the public streets for street cars and gas rights, this is bound to send thousan...
Decline of the English Murder: And Other Essays
Orwell, George
A collection of essays by George Orwell.
A Duty of Honour: Against Capital Punishment
Luxemburg, Rosa
The existing penal system, which is permeated through and through with the brutal class spirit and barbarism of capitalism, must be extirpated root and branch.
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
Execution Day in Zhengzhou
Hongda , Wu; Creger, John
A first-hand account of an execution day in China.
An Execution in the Family: One Son's Journey
Meeropol, Robert
A memoir by the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 after being convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
Iraq: Guerrilla War in Sadr City: Against The Current vol. 114
Schwartz, Michael
In attacking first Najaf, then Tal Afar and Samarra, and finally tackling the center of Sunni resistance in Fallujah, the United States was seeking to reverse this process. But these attacks were not...
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Live From Death Row
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
A collection of prison writing by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder of a police officer after a dubious trial.
The London Hanged
Linebaugh, Peter
History and examination of how punishment and crime changed to reflect the changes taking place in society itself.
Oh! How -- German is this Revolution!
Luxemburg, Rosa
The existing penal system, breathing the spirit of brutal class-spirit and capitalist barbarism must be torn up by the roots. A fundamental system of prison-reform must be inaugurated immediately.
Once a Jolly Hangman
Shadrake, Alan
When this book was first published in Asia in July 2010, UK journalist Alan Shadrake was arrested and tried, then sentenced to jail—for daring to put the Singapore justice system in the dock. This rev...
Requiem for a Fourteen-Year-Old
Berton, Pierre
Pierre Berton's poem, Requiem for a fourteen-year-old, appeared in the Toronto Star on Oct. 5, 1959; six days after 14-year-old Steven Truscott was sentenced to hang.
Rosa Luxemburg Speaks
Waters, Mary Alice
A selection of speeches and writings by Rosa Luxemburg.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
The Trial of Steven Truscott
LeBourdais, Isabel
LeBourdais makes the case for the innocence of Steven Truscott, a 14-year-fold boy convicted, and sentenced to death, for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in southwestern Ontario.
Uncivil Obedience: The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator
Borovoy, A. Alan
How to push for social change without breaking the law.
What Justice Breyer's Dissent on Lethal Injection Showed About the Death Penalty's Defenders
Segura, Liliana
Just after 2 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 -- some seven hours before the U.S. Supreme Court would reject the latest challenge to the death penalty in Glossip v. Gross -- former death row prisoner Gle...

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Amnesty International, Canadian Section
Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights organization which works to secure the release of all prisoners of conscience, works for fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners, and works...
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Radical Digressions
Progressive comment and analysis by Ulli Diemer, featuring articles, letters, photos and the Radical Digressions Blog.
Reprieve uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantanamo Bay. We investigate, we litigate and we educate, working on the frontline, providing legal support to pr...

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Capital punishment in Canada
Wikipedia article
Capital punishment in Canada dates back to Canada's earliest history, including its period as a French colony and, after 1759, its time as a British colony. From 1867 to the elimination of the death p...

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News and Letters
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Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
A Quaker Committee on Jails and Justice Newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A newsletter that argues against capital punishment.