Friday, 30 September 2011

Save Youcef Nadarckhani




http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=88&ea.campaign.id=12209


Not much comment. Yes, I'm entirely opposed to any military action against Iran. But many criticisms of Iran do carry weight. Please sign this.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Interrupted Silence


Not much time for blogging lately, but if anyone hasn't already done so, please sign Amnesty's Troy Davis petition.

Capital punishment isn't a topic I like writing about. I feel it is profoundly wrong in principle, and as such I always feel a bit awkard saying 'the form of execution will be excruciating' or 'the prisoner's trial was a farce' when even if there was an easy means of execution and the prisoner's guilt was beyond all doubt, I would still oppose it.

Having said that, I would find it difficult to think of capital punishment (in most cases in the developed world) as murder but Davis's trial was so ridiculous that if he is executed then it really will be akin to murder.